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Uniform Information - BOA

posted Oct 24, 2018, 7:09 AM by Meg Loven

Hello Band Parents

This is our last band competition for this year coming up this Saturday October 27th at the  BOA Band Competition in St. Louis, MO. It has been a pleasure to see your kids grow from the first day of band practice to the very end.  So on that note please have your band kid(s) arrive at the school by 4:45 am

Please have your band kid(s) wear their grays... short  shirt and shorts, they will be indoors and it does get warm during warm ups.  The shirt must be short sleeve per Mr. Stevens.   They will need to wear other clothes over the grays unless they feel comfortable in grays alone. 

Long hair needs to be put up in a french braid Mr. Stevens is wanting two braids,  if a girl (we will need some girls to step up and help with this as I'm sure there are some that just can't do french braids) and guys with long hair will need to put their hair up in a bun, no make-up, no nail polish and no jewelry (earrings or watches). They will need to wear mid high white socks, ankle socks do not count as mid high white socks , if they do not have mid high white socks we will provide a pair for them. 

Also the students will need to bring money to eat lunch at the stadium and for the stop for dinner on the way home. If your student is wanting any souvenirs they will need money for that as well. 

This could change some so please have your child listen to what Mr. Stevens says at the end of band practice.

Thanks

       Tara B

Uniform Information - Lincoln Way

posted Oct 10, 2018, 11:11 AM by Meg Loven

Hello Band Parents!
Saturday October 13th please have your band student arrive at the school by 2:15. Please have your kids wear their grays... short gray shirt and either long gray pants or they can wear shorts. They temperature is going to be cold so long may be better. The shirt must be short sleeve per Mr. Stevens.   They will need to wear other clothes over the grays unless they feel comfortable in grays alone.  Long hair needs to be put up in a french braid Mr. Stevens is wanting two braids,  if a girl (we will need some girls to step up and help with this as I'm sure there are some that just can't do french braids) and guys with long hair will need to put their hair up in a bun, no make-up, no nail polish and no jewelry (earrings or watches). They will need to wear long white socks to the knees or upper calf with no markings on them, if they do not have long white socks we will provide a pair for them. Please also make sure they bring money to eat and a snack if they want something on the way home to eat on the bus as it will be a late night returning. 

Also we will need help washing pants again if needed as Mr. Stevens has decided to wear white pants, the infected shirt and the scrub shirt only now. If you would like to help please let me know and I'll add you to the list of names I have now. 

Thanks 

Tara B

Lincoln-Way West - Volunteers for Pit & Props Needed

posted Oct 9, 2018, 12:39 PM by Meg Loven

How great was that competition on Saturday!!! So proud of our kids and directors and everyone who helped out!  This Saturday, Oct. 13, we are headed to Lincoln Way in New Lenox, IL

Lincoln-Way West High School
21701 S. Gougar Road
New Lenox, IL 60451

For this year's show to work, we need all hands on deck. Please consider helping out in some capacity with our pit and/or props.  And also remember that if you help with props and pit, you get into the competition for free and get to see the show from the field itself!!

Click this link to see our SignUps on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/GjDVVoK

Please please please help out!

BOA Schedule is also available - please see the Marching Competition Schedules.

Thanks,
Jen B

Limestone Updates - Note Location in BARTONVILLE

posted Oct 5, 2018, 10:28 AM by Meg Loven   [ updated Oct 5, 2018, 10:30 AM ]

Good Morning MSHS Band Fans,

Saturday October 6th please have your band student arrive at the school by 2:15. Please have your kids wear their grays... depending on the temperature they may want to wear long grays. They will need to wear other clothes over the grays unless they feel comfortable in grays alone.  Long hair needs to be put up in a french braid if a girl (we will need some girls to step up and help with this as I'm sure there are some that just can't do french braids) and guys with long hair will need to put their hair up in a bun, no make-up and no jewelry (earrings or watches). They will need to wear long white socks with no markings on them, if they do not have long white socks we will provide a pair for them. Please also make sure they bring money to eat and a snack if they want something on the way home to eat on the bus as it will be a late night returning.

We've been closely monitoring the weather for tomorrow's competition at Bartonville Limestone and the forecast is not looking great. Apparently this school does have in indoor performance option, though, so we will be following the schedule we sent out earlier this week. As far as uniforms, the kids will still need to wear their grays (long or short...your kids can decide) and tall socks. If Limestone decides to hold the competition indoors, we will be wearing our planned scrubs uniforms. If we are outside and it is raining lightly, Mr. Stevens has requested that the kids wear their white uniform pants with their orange "infected" t-shirts (all are provided). If we do end up wearing the white pants and performing outside, our uniform mom, Tara, has requested help in washing the white pants. It is not hard, we just request that NO BLEACH be used on the pants. If you are able to help wash the pants, we would need you to meet at the uniform trailer immediately after the competition. Please let Tara know if this is something you can help with.

Just wanted to clarify with you that our competition tomorrow is taking place in Bartonville, IL at their high school, which is called Limestone Community High School - near Peoria. It is NOT in the city of Limestone, IL near Kankakee.

Limestone Community High School
4201 S Airport Rd
Bartonville, IL 61607


Also...if you haven't had a chance...check out the photos of our newly completed band trailers on the MS Music Boosters Facebook page.  Unbelievable transformation!!! We are so very thankful to all of you who contributed toward the trailer updates, with your financial help and your elbow grease. If it takes a village, I think our Marching Band village is the best village!

Thanks everyone and GO MARCHING BULLDOGS!!!

Jen B

Limestone Parent Sign-Ups: 39 volunteers needed

posted Oct 2, 2018, 6:40 AM by Meg Loven

From our pit and props coordinator:

Time to signup for next weekend's Limestone competition Saturday 10/6!! PLEASE NOTE we need 39 volunteers to make this happen, 24 of which are for Props - they are very heavy this year. Thank you


http://signup.com/login/entry/347013521705792019

Competition Schedules Posted

posted Sep 29, 2018, 7:54 AM by Meg Loven

The times for October competitions are posted in the Events section of the website under Marching Competition Schedules. 

Call Time and Uniform Update: Friday Night

posted Sep 26, 2018, 5:29 AM by Meg Loven

Please see the message below from our uniform mom regarding call time and dress for Friday's Homecoming Football Game. (9/28)

Hello Band Parents

Friday call time is 5:30. The kids should wear jeans with no holes or rips in them with white socks and their white shoes.  They should also wear their summer uniform shirt and they can wear either their show sweatshirt or section sweatshirt . Hair is to be worn up in ponytail or braid. No makeup, jewelry (rings or earrings) to be worn. Please have them eat something before they arrive as they will not be able to get food until after they are dismissed.

Go Bulldogs! Let’s bring home a homecoming win.

Tara B

Friday Night Homecoming Performance - Help Needed

posted Sep 26, 2018, 5:26 AM by Meg Loven

From Susan A:

Hi Band Parents...
Please see the message below about pit and PROP help for Friday's football game. We are bringing props to the field for the first time this week, so we need more help.

Thank you!!

Please sign up for Friday night's game to move Pit/Drum Major equipment at 6PM from the practice field to the football field behind the band stands and then again at half-time onto the football field and when done back up to the band room or tower. We are also adding 15 spots for Prop volunteers this time. The props are heavy so the helpers will have to be STRONG. Instructions are in the signups. Thank you to all volunteers in advance. Any questions call, text or email me at sadamson39@yahoo.com or 217-504-1625

http://signup.com/go/fFrbeJU

We're using SignUp.com (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming SignUps.
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/fFrbeJU
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.


Homecoming Parade Details

posted Sep 25, 2018, 5:52 AM by Meg Loven

Please see the following information from our uniform mom regarding Wednesday's parade.

Hello Band Parents!

We have a busy week coming up.

Wednesday September 26th call time is 4:30 the uniform trailer will be open by 4:15.  Please have your kids wear their grays depending on the temperature they may want to wear long grays. The students will be wearing their full band uniform. So long hair needs to be put up in a bun on top of head, no make-up and no jewelry (earrings or watches). They will need to wear long white socks with no markings on them, if they do not have long white socks we will provide a pair for them.

-Tara B


Homecoming Parade Volunteers

posted Sep 19, 2018, 7:25 AM by Meg Loven   [ updated Sep 25, 2018, 5:55 AM ]

From Tara B:

Please sign up for Homecoming Parade!

We're using SignUp.com to organize our upcoming activity.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/login/entry/667016405773342029
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.
      

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