This is the first of my weekly emails detailing our upcoming week’s schedule. Look for these each Sunday/Monday of the season. These weekly messages will also be posted on the blog page on our band's website: www.wdhsmusic.org
This week we have our first public performance! We will be providing the halftime entertainment for the football game at Gateway HS. All of us are excited to present our program "To the Heavens" to a live audience. We are still in the
development stages of the program and will be working hard this week to polish as much of our performance as we can. We would like to have 4-5 parents at the game to assist us with moving our pit equipment on and off the field.
Saturday we will be performing in the 2015 Miss America Parade in Atlantic City. We will be having a short rehearsal prior to departing for the parade. Following rehearsal we will eat, load and depart. WD is required to report at 4:30pm on Oriental Ave. The parade parade officially starts at 5pm. WDMB is the 112th unit out of 120 units so we are near the very end of the parade. We will be marching between Miss Virginia & Miss Washington! Student will need to pack snacks and sandwiches for dinner.
At this time, everyone has been fitted for their uniforms. Our thanks and special appreciation needs to go out to the parents who were able to do the needed hemming for us.
We will be using our alternate uniform this week for Friday's FB performance.
This is the same as what we wore on Memorial Day. All musicians need to locate their band caps!
Band shirts will be issued on Tuesday evening after rehearsal.
Full band uniforms will be issued this Wednesday night.
Band performance attire this Friday...
WDMB shirt (provided), Black Cap (provided)
Solid black pants with belt, Solid Black shoes, Black socks.
Band performance attire this Saturday...
Full Uniform! Black Shoes/Socks/Gloves
Color Guard performance attire this Friday & Saturday...
WDMB shirt (provided), Solid black shorts with respectable length (no short-shorts or cut-offs please!),
Solid white shoes/sneakers, White socks.
Band shoes: All band members who still need shoes will need to provide Mr. Kershaw their size by Tuesday. Most students ordered them in the spring, but we will be putting in another order this week. Shoes are $35. Please make checks payable to "West Deptford High School"
Here is this week’s schedule:
Tuesday, 9/8 - Rehearsal 6pm-9pm
- Alternate uniform shirts will be distributed (to be worn to school this Friday)
Wednesday, 9/9 - Rehearsal 6pm-9pm
- Full uniform will be distributed
Thursday, 9/10 - Rehearsal 6pm-9pm
Friday, 9/11 - FB Performance vs Haddonfield at Gateway HS
4:30pm - Report/load
5:15pm - Depart for Gateway HS
5:30pm - Arrive at Gateway HS/Unload/Warm-ups
7:00pm - Game Begins
8:10pm - Halftime performance!
9:30pm - Game ends/Load
9:45pm - Depart for WDHS
10:00pm - Arrive at WDHS/Unload
10:20 - Dismissed
Saturday, 9/12 - Miss America Parade
12:00pm - Parade Rehearsal begins
1:30pm - Rehearsal Ends/Eat (Pizza Provided)/Load
3:00pm - Depart for AC
4:30pm - Arrive in AC (Oriental Ave)
5:00pm - Parade Starts
7:45pm - Parade Ends
8:15pm - Depart for WDHS/Eat Dinner
9:45pm - Arrive/Unload
10pm - Dismissed