MZB Update 9-23-18


Congrats on another outstanding competition result this past weekend!  The goal for this week is to FINISH THE SHOW!  So let's be sure to come fully prepared and mentally and engaged to have fantastic rehearsals.  Here is the schedule for this week:

Tuesday - Rehearsal 6-9 PM

Thursday - Rehearsal 6-9 PM

Friday - HOME football game vs. Bethlehem Catholic ; Report time is 4:30 PM ;  Chaperones and GATOR needed at the band room by 5:30 PM ; We will be performing PREGAME.  Students may stay after school in the band room on Friday if you wish.  Middle School members who wish to stay should meet in the MS Cafeteria after dismissal, and a security officer will walk you over to the High School.  Please be sure to bring everything with you that you need for the game!  We will be joined by members of our 7/8 Grade Band for our annual "MS Band Night." Let's be sure to be welcoming and helpful to our guests (and future recruits!) Remember to complete the Google Form for your FREE food item and drink during 3rd quarter break by THURSDAY:

Saturday - Competition at Pittston Area HS (5 Stout Rd., Yatesville, PA 18640) ; Detailed "battle plan" below and attached.  School will be open at 12:30 PM, rehearsal starts promptly at 1:00 PM.  We'll need the truck at the stadium parking lot by 2:45 PM ; Chaperones are needed at the band room by 3:30 PM.  Please note that everyone MUST pack a dinner!  We will not have time to eat at the competition, so you may also want to pack some snacks for the ride home as well.

For spectators Saturday, please be sure to bring cash for admission.  Here is the event schedule:

Thank you and see you TUESDAY!
Mr. Tanzos

BATTLE PLAN for Saturday, September 29
Pittston Area HS Competition
5 Stout Rd., Yatesville, PA 18640

12:30 pm – School open ; Set up for rehearsal
1:00 pm – Rehearsal begins
3:00 pm – Load equipment truck; Change into “Partial Uniform”
4:15 pm – Depart for Pittston Area HS ; Eat packed dinner on bus ride
5:45 pm – Arrive at Pittston Area HS; visit restrooms
6:00 pm – Unload truck; warm-up
7:45 pm – Whitehall MZB performance
8:00 pm – Drop equipment off at truck/bus
8:15 pm – Back to stadium for Host Band performance and Awards
9:00 pm – Awards Ceremony
9:30 pm – Finish loading truck
10:00 pm – Depart for home
11:30 pm – Estimated arrival time home…ALL members must stay at the school until the equipment truck is completely unloaded.  NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

A list of things all members should bring with them for the entire day:
  • Instrument/Equipment
  • Marching Shoes
  • Under-uniform wear
  • Gloves
  • Make-up / Hair products (Colorguard)
  • Raincoat
  • Water for during practice
  • Packed dinner for after practice/bus ride
  • Snack for bus ride home
  • Sweatshirt or jacket (if desired)

Please come prepared, be flexible, and let’s work together so that we can reach our fullest potential!