SPARTAN BAND eNEWS – October 17
This is a little long, but there’s a TON of info this week!
NEXT BAND CLUB PARENT MEETING (competitive and non-competitive)
Thursday, 10/19, 6:30p, Auditorium
COMPETITIVE MARCHING BAND SCHEDULE
Thursday – Rehearsal 3p – 6p
Friday – Home football game vs Centennial
Saturday – MCI Competition, McGavock High School, Nashville, TN
NON-COMPETITIVE MARCHING BAND SCHEDULE
No practice this week, but home football game Friday, October 20
REQUIRED: navy uniform Summit Band shirt; black socks; black marching shoes; white gloves; compression shorts, leggings or practice shorts must be worn under bibbers
NO earrings or jewelry and all hair must be up and inside shako
FRIDAY HOME FOOTBALL GAME – Centennial
3:15p – Run through
4:30p – Dinner (nacho bar), change into uniforms, and march to field
7p – Game starts
10p – After game, change/clean up and dismiss
MUSIC CITY INVITATIONAL
McGavock High School
3150 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214
Admission: Prelim – $12; Finals – $10; Both – $20
SATURDAY COMPETITION SCHEDULE
8a – 9:15a – rehearsal
9:15a – load, change
10:45a – depart for McGavock high school (snack on bus provided by sections)
11:45a – arrive, unload, get ready for warm up
1:25p – warm up
2:15p – prelims performance
2:30p – return to trucks, put equipment away and eat lunch (Firehouse subs, chips, and cookies)
4:20p – prelims awards
The schedule for the rest of the evening will be determined by whether or not we make finals. If we make finals, we will draw for performance order and will give out the schedule when we get back to the trucks. If we do not make finals, we will load the trucks and then eat dinner and go home. Dinner (Bojangles boxes tenders, mac and cheese, and biscuit) should be around 5:00 p.m. regardless.
6:30p – Finals begin
9:35p – Finals Awards
10p – Depart for home
11p – Arrive at Summit, unload, change, clean up and depart
COC PRACTICE – MTSU Oct 26 (Competitive Only)
Again this year, we will be going to MTSU to practice on the turf with the different hash marks.
After school – 4:30p –work on homework
4:30p – dinner (Subway sandwiches, chips, cookie)
5p – load trucks
5:30p – Depart for MTSU
6:30p – Arrive, Unload, Warm up
7:30p – 9:30p – Rehearsal in Stadium
9:30p – Load trucks and buses
10p – depart for Summit
11p – Arrive, leave trucks loaded (will unload during school, 8th graders who need instruments for the next day can keep instruments on the buses)
We need Pit, Props and Chaperones for this weekend!
HAUNTED SENIOR DINNER – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27 – 4:45p
We need non-senior parents to please volunteer on Charms to assist with decorating, serving food and cleaning up for the event from 3p to approximately 6:30p.
We also need to borrow decorations for this to help us save money but have an Enchanting Haunted evening. If you have the following and can let us borrow it, please text Laurie Kamunen at 615-642-7481: Candlesticks (black, white, silver or acrylic – all shapes and sizes), Battery Operated Candles and Tealights, Lanterns, Black/White or Silver Haunted decorations (see examples on Facebook page)
Extra shirts are available! $10 for the orange short sleeve and $15 for black long sleeve. Email size and type to firstname.lastname@example.org
AMERICAN FLAG UPDATE
We have over 200 flag subscriptions expired or expiring on Veteran’s Day. It’s time to secure renewals. Students who originally signed them up have been emailed contact info and have until October 20 to obtain the renewal.
After October 20, those not contacted for renewal will be put into a general pool open to other students. The info will be divided and distributed the week of October 23 to any students interested. Stay tuned for more info!
Also, volunteer spots for the Veteran’s Day install (Saturday, November 11) will be available this week in Charms. We need 20 drivers and 40 students. Please sign up!
Questions? Email email@example.com.
Sale starts today with details and order forms available starting today. Sales go towards your annual pledge and go through October 27. Butter Braids will be delivered November 13.
We are $73,000 behind on pledge commitment payments and we ONLY have 2 weeks left in the marching season. That’s $73,000 less than what it costs to put this band on the field! Please continue to make your pledge donations as this is our most expensive and busiest time of the year. We need and appreciate your donations to help make the band fiscally responsible.
OTHER IMPORTANT DATES
10/21 – MCI, McGavock High School, Nashville TN
10/26 – COC Practice @ MTSU
10/28 – COC, MTSU
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Please be sure to let people at these businesses and organizations know how much we appreciate their support and sponsorships:
Hometown Comfort Tennessee Heating and Cooling
McDonald’s of Spring Hill
Stop, Wash and Roll Car Wash
A special “Shout Out” to John Ellis for updating our website.
If you have seen it lately, we encourage you to check it out at summitspartanband.org. We now have announcements on the home page and have a “Parent Information” tab in the heading for you to find details quickly. John , thank you for all of your hard work to get us updated with current information.
Have a great week!!
Amy Burst & Matt Stone – firstname.lastname@example.org
Kay Ruleman & Tami Bell – email@example.com
Kristen Kight – firstname.lastname@example.org
Laurie Kamunen – email@example.com
Rebecca Wooldridge – firstname.lastname@example.org