MZB Update 10-28-18


We are down to 2 weeks left in the season -- hard to believe!  As we discussed, it's going to take everything we've got to focus in, detail our show, and continue to strive for that top flight level of excellence that we are working towards.  Remember -- EVERY LITTLE THING MATTERS!  Every horns up, every toss, every accent, every diddle, every note....each element could be the difference between 1st and 2nd.  Don't leave those things to chance -- take ownership of your show and come to practice with your mind and body right, and let's keep pushing to the finish line!

Here is the schedule for this week:

Tuesday - Rehearsal 6-9 PM

Thursday - Rehearsal 6-9 PM

**NO Football Games left -- enjoy your Friday off! :-)

Saturday - Competition at Governor Mifflin HS (101 S. Waverly St., Shillington, PA 19607) ; Detailed "battle plan" below and attached.  School will be open at 11:45 AM, rehearsal starts promptly at 12:15 PM.  We'll need the truck at the stadium parking lot by 2:00 PM ; Chaperones are needed at the band room by 2:45 PM.  Please be sure to bring money for dinner at the show snack stand!

For spectators Saturday, please be sure to bring cash for admission -- attached is a coupon for $2 off admission prices (regularly $10 for adults, $7 for students/seniors).  Here is the event schedule:

Championship information and ticket ordering is available on the Cavalcade website.  Please check out the following links -- remember that our championships are at Allentown this year at J. Birney Crum Stadium.  We will be in American Open Class on Sunday, November 11th.  By pre-ordering your tickets, YOU SAVE MONEY!  Please come out and show your support for the kids on a tremendous year -- and a last chance to see this year's show.  There's nothing quite like a Championship do NOT want to miss this!!!

Lastly, for Saturday, November 10th, we will have a rehearsal from 3:00-5:00 PM, followed by our Band Party at the school from 5:00-8:30 PM.  Rehearsal is mandatory...attendance at the party is optional.  Please feel free to bring food, games, and movies!  We will also do our annual Costume Contest -- be sure to keep them all school appropriate!  It should be a fun time together to get ready for our Championship performance the next day!

Thank you, take care of yourselves as you dry out, and see you TUESDAY!
Mr. Tanzos

BATTLE PLAN for Saturday, November 3
Governor Mifflin HS Competition
101 S. Waverly St., Shillington, PA 19607

11:45 am – School open
12:15 pm – Rehearsal begins
2:15 pm – Load equipment truck; Change into “Partial Uniform”; Eat packed snack
3:15 pm – Depart for Governor Mifflin HS
4:45 pm – Arrive at Governor Mifflin HS; Visit restrooms
5:00 pm – Unload truck; warm-up
6:45 pm – Whitehall MZB performance
7:00 pm – Load truck ; Change into “Partial Uniform”
7:45 pm -- Back to stadium to visit snack stand for dinner, restrooms, watch other bands
9:00 pm – Host Band performs ; ALL members MUST be in designated area of stands
9:30 pm – Awards Ceremony
10:15 pm – Depart for home
11:45 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
  • Snack for after practice/bus ride
  • Sweatshirt and/or jacket
  • Money for refreshment stand dinner at stadium

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