Open/view/download the attached document below for an itinerary and expectations for the 9/5 and 9/12 home (Cuba) football games.
IVC Wind Methods - A, B, and C
Star Spangled Banner - beginning to D
Raiders March - beginning to C (to D if you're ambitious)
Batman - Beginning to B
Crazy Train - Beginning to B
Review the following:
- Fight Song
- Concert Bb Scale
Want to look ahead to next week? Look at:
- Third Quarter Chant
- Stand Cheers #1, #3, #5, #6, #8
- All of SSB
- All of Fight Song
REMEMBER TO BE WATCHING FOR ACCIDENTALS (SHARPS, FLATS, NATURALS) AND USING YOUR FINGERING CHARTS AND CDs!!!!!
Starting TUESDAY, all band students will begin a lesson rotation, where they will meet with Mr. Schweizer one-on-one at/near the end of the school day. The schedule is attached below, and students are expected to keep track of when they are scheduled for lessons/sectionals.
EVERYONE needs to be practicing their pep band music!
Star Spangled Banner
Due to the extreme cold temps, wind, etc., we will NOT be marching in the Cuba Santa Parade tomorrow, Saturday, December 7, 2013.
Caroling will still be happening after the parade, meeting at the gazebo on the square (at 5:00pm or immediately following the parade).
Continue refining/cleaning Christmas in Distant Lands
Learn mm 1- 44 in both Blue Christmas and Hanukkah, Festival of Lights. First 22 bars of each should be down well, while 22-44 should be cleanable (aka, we should be working BEYOND notes/rhythms in class on Tuesday)
If practice has not occurred, daily participation will be affected.
First of all:
Mr. S MUST KNOW EXACTLY WHO is going with Saturday, in class, ON THURSDAY. This means what BAND STUDENTS, FRIENDS, FAMILY MEMBERS, etc. will be riding the bus down with us and back. No "maybes" or "I don't knows", you must have EXACT names/numbers ON THURSDAY.
Now, on to Saturday.
9:20am - Check in at Cuba MHS
9:30am - Bus leaves for Macomb/WIU!
c. 10:00am - arrive at corner of Western Ave & Adams St, drop off to watch parade
10:30am - Parade starts, watch it from Alumni House/Olsen Hall area
After parade, get lunch, hang out. Mr. S will have to warm up with the WIU Alumni Band at 1:45, so people will be on their own/under chaperone supervision at that point for a while. This would be a good time to pick up tickets. PLEASE PURCHASE GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS AND SIT ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE STADIUM, NEAR/BEHIND/AROUND THE BAND!
A little after 2:00pm is the "Pregame at the Ashtray" performance of the WIU Marching Leathernecks behind the University Union. Watch this performance, then head on in to Hanson Field for the official pregame, kickoff, first half, half time show, second half, post-game show, and Never Walk circle of the MLs.
After this is all done, meet up on the track just outside the NORTH end zone of the football field. The bus will be parked up in "Q Lot", North of the stadium. We'll head back up there together, then head on home.
Expected time to arrive home is around 7:15pm. May be later or earlier, depending on how the game goes and how quickly we get out of there.
*****A NOTE ON TICKET PRICING/PAYMENT*****
Tickets are $15 for General Admission, unless we can confirm a group of 10+, in which case they will be $10 each. Mr. Schweizer will help offset the ticket cost to all MS and HS band students, and will give each student $5 - 7, paying for HALF their ticket.
Please contact Mr. Schweizer IMMEDIATELY if there are any questions/concerns about
CMB shirts have been ordered.
Youth/Adult sizes up to XL are $12 each
2XL and 3XL are $13.50 each
Make checks payable to 'Cuba Music Department' and pay by September 27
Below are a few documents:
1. Order form for 2013 Cuba Marching Band tee shirts. Open to the public, submit order form to Mr. S by Tuesday, September 10 at 3:30pm
2. Game Day itinerary for TOMORROW's home opener! Brush up on SSB, Fight Song, Thrift Shop & Stand Cheers, and by in the MHS Band room BEFORE 6:00pm.
3. mp3 of "Rolling in the Deep" which we will play with Lewistown when we march in the Canton Friendship Festival Parade (itinerary coming soon). PLEASE practice this over the weekend!
4. "Bumper" mp3 drumline cadence to play with Lewistown. Also, PLEASE PRACTICE THIS OVER THE WEEKEND, DRUMLINE!