Monday, October 29, 2012

Final Rehearsal Week Schedule!

OK friends, this is it! Let's finish this up with a great week of rehearsal and make that last great impression at Championships on Saturday. YAY!

We've modified the schedule for this final week of practice, to optimize our rehearsal time together. We have some bad weather coming Wednesday, and we have the opportunity to get on the field Friday, so here's what the week looks like:
  • Monday: 5 - 9 Regular rehearsal (rain predicted to not come in until 10 PM!)
  • Wednesday: 5 - 7 Indoor rehearsal (100% chance of soaking rain - working outside in those conditions won't help us improve at this point)
  • Friday: 6 - 7:30 Outdoor rehearsal (forecast is for partly cloudy skies, so let's get in one last field rehearsal!)
  • Friday: 7:30 - 8:30  LOAD THE TRUCK!
Want to know what Saturday will look like? Check out the schedule on the sidebar. 


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

We're in the Home Stretch!

It's the last week and 1/2 of Marching Band for 2012. Boy, did that go by fast!
Now it's time to really work on refining what we've been doing. And we all need to do our collective best to employ habits that will help us maintain good health through the rest of the season.
Take a look at the schedule on the sidebar, so that you know what's up for Friday and Saturday. 
And remember, drink water.

Friday, October 19, 2012

What to Bring to Eugene!

Here's the rule of thumb - keep it simple, and keep it complete.
Make sure you have these things:
  • Instrument/equipment
  • Uniform, incl.pep shirt, gloves, etc
  • Shako
  • Marching shoes
  • Black socks - 2 pair
  • Dry and warm clothes, including:
    • Jacket
    • Hat/gloves
    • Extra (non-marching) socks
    • Shoes (non-marching)
  • Underwear
  • Toiletries
  • Necessary medication (make sure these are listed on permission/med sheet)
  • Pillow/blanket/other nighttime things
  • Snacks
  • Money for lunch/dinner
  • Phone/iPod etc
  • Homework (?)
  • Secret pal stuff
  • Bandcoming stuff, if desired - and remember, it will be cold and damp

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Eugene Motel Information

Student roommate information is now posted - check the page on the sidebar. 

Here is the list of adults and rooms - any changes need to come to McKee by email TODAY!
  • Luann L/Lynn S-R
  • Nicole H (2)
  • Laurie/Scott W
  • Ed A (3)
  • Liz W/Eryn M
  • Tim G (2)
  • Donna B-L (4)
  • Suzanne A (2)
  • Leslie C (2) 
  • McK/McK

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

PSAT for Marching Band!

OK folks - it's time for the Wednesday PSAT, hosted by La Salle High School in Milwaukie. Please plan to arrive at 7:30 am and report to Room 142. You need to bring your ID, two #2 pencils and a calculator. You MAY NOT use your phone as a calculator. Please remember that La Salle is being very gracious in allowing us to join them for testing.

Please return to THS after you finish - your teachers will be expecting you in 4th period.

Here's how to get there (allow at least 30 minutes travel time):
  • Travel approx. 13 miles northbound on I-205
  • Take Exit 13 and merge onto OR Hwy 213 - travel approx. 1 1/3 mile
  • Turn LEFT on SE Harmony Road
  • Take 3rd RIGHT on SE Fuller Road
  • La Salle High School will be on your LEFT
These students will be testing:
  • Conner A
  • Jennifer D
  • Gabe E
  • Gabi G
  • Kayla K
  • Rebekka K
  • Wendy M
  • Jay R
  • Bryn R
  • Austin S
  • Ben S
  • McKenna W
  • Tyler W 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Eugene Information!

Here it is - it's what you've been waiting for! Check on the sidebar to the right for the FOB schedule and the information for Smart Band Students, including where and when to eat lunch. Roommate information will be published Tuesday!

It's Gonna Be Wet!

Hey Band! (hey what?)

It's going to be wet tonight, so make sure you're prepared. 


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Adults Traveling to Eugene With the Band

Here is the current list of family/staff who have requested lodging at the same motel as the band. Roommates are listed together. If there are any corrections, please email McKee RIGHT AWAY!
  • Luann L/Lynn S-R
  • Michael V (2)
  • Nicole H/Sondra G
  • Laurie/Scott W
  • Ed A (3)
  • Liz W/Eryn M
  • Tim G (2)
  • Donna B-L (4)
  • Suzanne A (2)
  • Leslie C (2)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Strange Week Number Two

Well, after an odd rehearsal week we had a GREAT weekend - whoo hoo! And now, here comes another odd week. 

This is the week most football games statewide are played on Thursday, not Friday. Tigard is part of the Thursday madness, so that means the Freshmen play on Wednesday, and THAT means we have no Wednesday field access again. Boo.

So we'll have a similar (but slightly different) schedule again this week. Regular rehearsal Monday. Move Wednesday's rehearsal to Tuesday, regular hours. Nothing on Wednesday. Home football game Thursday. Nothing additional on the marching front until the following Monday, when we return to our regularly scheduled programming.

Monday          Rehearsal          5-9
Tuesday         Rehearsal          5-9
Wednesday    Nothing
Thursday       Football             5:30 Call

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Hey Band! (hey what?)

You will be taking your uniform off and hanging it up between performances - AND YOU NEED YOUR HANGER AND BAG TO DO THAT!
That is all.