MZB Update 8-9-19


Congratulations on a great start to band camp!  Week 1 was highly successful as a group...let's keep the forward momentum heading into Week 2.  Please be sure to practice and review all that was taught this week -- and stay ahead of things and ready to learn the rest of Movement 1 next week. 

For those playing for the Macy's Grand Re-Opening Event tomorrow morning:  Report time is 8:30 AM in the Lehigh Valley Mall parking lot L-M outside Macy's, adjacent to Golden Corral.  Attire is band polo, khaki or black shorts/pants, and sneakers.  Please have your instrument and flip folio with you.  The event kicks off officially at 9 AM and we'll likely be there for 30 minutes or so total.   

For next week, our schedule is as follows:

Monday through Thursday: 3-9 PM (w/dinner break from 5:00-6:15 PM)

Friday: 9 AM - 12 Noon -- We will take our group photo IN UNIFORM immediately at 9:00!  This means you will need to plan to arrive around 8:40 or so to get changed into uniform and get up to the stadium.  Seniors will also be taking their senior headshots at 8:45 AM up at the school.  Please come dressed in your under-uniform attire!  After pictures, we will change out of uniform and begin rehearsing.

Once again, after rehearsal on Friday, we will have an optional fun activity until 2 PM.  This time, we will be playing KICKBALL!

Next week is also SPIRIT WEEK!  Attached is the daily theme schedule.

Shoes that were ordered should be arriving early next week. Payment is due upon receipt of your shoes: cost is $30 cash or check payable to "Whitehall HS Band Fund."

A Band Polo will also need to be purchased (unless you already have one from previous seasons) in the next 2 weeks.  Those cost $15 cash or check payable to "Whitehall HS Band Fund."  Some sizes are currently unavailable until our new shipment comes in, which will be before Preview Night.

Lastly -- our first football game on August 23rd is a HOME game, meaning we will need volunteers and donations for the snack stand.  In order to have the funds necessary to field a successful band program, we rely heavily on donations to offset costs - so please consider helping out however you can to support our band!  Here are 2 links for sign-ups:



Thank you for your hard work this past week!  Let's continue improving and have an even BETTER 2nd week! :-)  Have a great weekend and see you Monday - unless I see you Saturday morning for the Macy's event!

Mr. Tanzos