Wardog Band Camp 2018-2019

MIAMI HIGH SCHOOL WARDOG BAND CAMP INFO
2018-2019 School Year

Wardog Band Members and Family,

Greeting Band Family!!! I hope to find that each of you has had an amazing summer of fun, relaxation and a time to reset for another year. We can’t begin to tell you how excited we are about this year. We are rested and back on track and ready to knock another season out of the park. Below will be all the information you need to know for band camp. Please block these dates on your calendars, as they are very important and mandatory by all MHS Band members for the 2018 Fall Season.

Also, here is the new Remind information for this fall. This is the easiest way to get information out quickly and efficiently, so please add this to your phone, both students and parents. If you could make sure that you have a document reader on your phone that will alleviate missed information. The Remind code is 81010 in the Recipient text box and the Code is @wardogba to send as a text. Please do this ASAP, so you don’t miss anything important.

Dates of importance:
July 25-27 Percussion/ Color Guard Camps
8:00am-3:00pm

July 26-27 Leadership Camp
8:00-3:00pm

July 27 Equipment Check-out for all school instruments
3:00-4:30 (All students using school instruments)

July 30-Aug. 3 Wardog Band Camp (Mandatory and Free)
Aug. 6- Aug. 10 Wardog Band Camp week two (Mandatory and Free)
Aug. 10 Family Picnic at 5:30 (All band family welcome)
Aug. 10 Wardog Band Kick-off Performance 6:30pm
(Open to the public and free)

Band Camp Itinerary
Monday-
8:00 Meet in band room for initial greetings back and explain band camp and how the next two weeks will work
8:20 Form stretch block and begin stretch routine
8:40 Move to track for Cardio and Breathing Gym exercises
9:00 Cardio and Breathing gym
9:45 Break
10:00 Marching Fundamentals
12:00 Lunch Break
1:00 Sectionals (pass out music and start show music)
2:45 Break
3:00 Leadership Skits
3:30 Music Run Through
4:00 Release for the day

Tuesday-Friday
8:00 Form stretch block and begin stretch routine
8:20 Move to track for Cardio and Breathing Gym exercises
8:40 Cardio and Breathing gym
9:45 Break
10:00 Marching Fundamentals
12:00 Lunch Break
1:00 Sectionals (pass out music and start show music)
2:45 Break
3:00 Full Band/ Leadership/Music
4:00 Release for the day

MHS WARDOG BAND CAMP — MANDATORY FOR ALL BAND MEMBERS @ MHS Band Room 8:00-4:00 (there is no charge for the camp) DISCLAIMER*** If we feel the weather warrants, we reserve the right to move band camp up an hour to 7:00am-3:00pm.

– Students will need workout attire, running shoes, plenty of water, a picnic lunch each day and your instrument. If you are using a school instrument, we will check those out on Friday, July 27th from 3:00-4:30pm @ the MHS Band Room

– Uniform Check-out will be August 7th from 4:00-7:00… Band Pictures and individual pictures will be taken on a date to be published later. The picture packages will have several varieties to meet the different desires for you and your band member. Bath Night Too!

– Aug. 8thth we have some important activities planned and all band members will be asked to attend. Those activities will run from 6:00-8:00pm.

– Aug. 9th we will have a new ceremony that will take place. More details to follow. Keep late evening (9:00pm and after open)

– Aug 10th, we will have our Family Picnic and Kick-off Concert in the MAC at MHS. Picnic will begin at 5:30 for all band members and their families and the concert will be free and open to the public beginning at 6:30pm. We will need parents available to serve and clean up before concert begins.

– The MHS Band staff is very excited about the upcoming season and can’t wait to get started. See you in a couple of weeks!!!!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Harris, Ms. Fuller, Mr. Morris and Ms. Garcia

P.S. Don’t forget that band fees are due during band camp and not later than the first week of school. Contracts will come home the first day of camp.

We have a band fee of $150 that takes care of all the students required t-shirts/shorts etc. This fee includes all the meals for our marching season, as well as supplies like reeds, valve oil and laundry expenses for the uniforms. We do the fee this way, so you just have to take care of it one time and we don’t repeatedly ask for money. We would like this paid by the first week of school.

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Willie Run Information

WILLIE RUN INFORMATION

Saturday, April 28th

 

MHS WARDOG BAND MEMBERS:

Let me begin by thanking you for being willing to give of your time for a wonderful community event. Doing events like this keep the community happy and help us with their support when we get to do all the wonderful events to get to participate in. Below you will find all the details for the Willie Run.

 

Friday:

3:30- Load trailer for Saturday

 

Saturday:

5:00- Meet at the band trailer on the east side of the NEO football stadium… across from the baseball field… Unload and set-up at Performance Site #1 (Northeast corner of stadium, NEO Football practice field)

5:45- Set and ready for race to start

6:00- Race will begin

6:10 (approx.)- We will start playing as we see the 1 mile fun runners and the 5K runners

Once runners thin, we will move to Performance Site #2 (Central Street Bridge)

6:30 (approx.)- Set up on corner or bridge to play the runners to the finish line

7:00-7:10- Head to trailer for loading

7:30- unload at MHS Band Room

 

Please wear your light blue band shirt and jeans or shorts are fine.

Thanks,

Mrs. Harris

Willie Run Information

WILLIE RUN INFORMATION

Saturday, April 28th

 

MHS WARDOG BAND MEMBERS:

Let me begin by thanking you for being willing to give of your time for a wonderful community event. Doing events like this keep the community happy and help us with their support when we get to do all the wonderful events to get to participate in. Below you will find all the details for the Willie Run.

 

Friday:

3:30- Load trailer for Saturday

 

Saturday:

5:00- Meet at the band trailer on the east side of the NEO football stadium… across from the baseball field… Unload and set-up at Performance Site #1 (Northeast corner of stadium, NEO Football practice field)

5:45- Set and ready for race to start

6:00- Race will begin

6:10 (approx.)- We will start playing as we see the 1 mile fun runners and the 5K runners

Once runners thin, we will move to Performance Site #2 (Central Street Bridge)

6:30 (approx.)- Set up on corner or bridge to play the runners to the finish line

7:00-7:10- Head to trailer for loading

7:30- unload at MHS Band Room

 

Please wear your light blue band shirt and jeans or shorts are fine.

Thanks,

Mrs. Harris

OSSAA STATE CONTEST ITINERARY

OSSAA STATE CONTEST ITINERARY 2018

March 29th, 2018

 

MHS Band Members and Parent’s,

Thursday is OSSAA State Band Contest in Ada, OK. Below you will find all the information you will need for the day. Parents are more than welcome to join us. I do need a truck and trailer driver, if there are any takers. If you are available, please let me know by the end of Tuesday.

 

Itinerary:

7:15am – Rehearsal (students will wear blue gym shorts and light blue M shirts)

8:15 – Load trailer/ uniform check-out

8:55 – Final check

9:00 – Load Buses

9:15 – Departure for Shawnee

12:15 – Lunch in Shawnee (students will need money for lunch)

1:15 – Load for OBU

1:30 – Arrive/unload at OBU

1:45 – Rehearsal begins

2:45 – Load buses (hydrate and light snack)

3:00 – Depart for Ada; East Central University

4:00 – Arrive/ Unload/ Dress for performance

4:30 – Meet for final instructions

4:45 – Enter Fine Arts Building

5:05 – Official State Contest Warm-up

5:30 – Official State Concert Performance

5:55 – Official State Sight Reading Performance

6:15 – Load/ Wait on scores

6:30 – Pictures

6:45 – Depart for Dinner

7:00 – Dinner (students will need money for dinner)

8:15 – Depart for Miami

12:30AM – Arrive at MHS/ Turn-in Uniforms/ Unload trailer

 

Miscellaneous Information:

– All students will be in blue shorts and light blue shirts

– All students need to locate and have long black socks and dinkles

– All students will need money for lunch and dinner or will need to bring their own food

– While at OBU, students will not leave the band room area. State Chorus is going on in the same facility and we don’t need to be in their way.

– Please begin hydration processes Wednesday morning.

– Soccer players will travel with us going and coming. There was question regarding that earlier.

– Eligibility does apply, so students asked to stay home are listed as ineligible through the office.

This year we are eligible for OSSAA Sweepstakes, which is the equivalent to a state championship in band. It is important that you are focused, determined and give it your all. This is not an achievement anyone in this band has achieved and this is the band to do it!

 

Eyes with Pride,

Mrs. Harris

WRMS OSSAA District Band Itinerary

WRMS BAND OSSAA District Contest Itinerary

March 7th, 2018 at Bartlesville High School Fine Arts Center

 

Dear WRMS Band Students and Parents,

Wednesday is OSSAA District Concert Band contest at Bartlesville, OK. This is our state contest for middle school. It is free and open to the public should family and friends like to attend. Below you will find all the information you will need.

 

Tuesday, March 6th

SWAG – Full Band Rehearsal (all students should be in attendance)

6th and 7th hour Combined rehearsal (final determination on contest attendance will be made)

 

Wednesday, March 7th

8:00 – Warm-up and rehearsal for the day in the WRMS Band Room

9:00 – Instructions and procedures for the day will be given

9:30 – Load equipment and take full inventory of uniform and instrument parts… Please look for find long black socks and dinkles now so we are not scrambling on Tuesday.

9:45 – Load Buses

10:00 – Depart for Bartlesville

11:30 – Arrive at Bartlesville mall for lunch (students will need money for lunch)

12:30 – Load buses for Fine Arts Center

12:45 – Arrive at Bartlesville HS Fine Arts Center/ unload and dress in uniforms

1:20 – Enter Fine Arts Facility

1:40 – Official OSSAA Warm-up time

2:00 – Official OSSAA District Performance

2:20 – Official OSSAA District Sight Reading Performance

2:40 – Load bus and wait for scores

3:20 – Depart of WRMS

4:50 – Arrive at WRMS/ unload

 

Other Information:

– Students must be eligible to attend this event. If students are ineligible, they will need to play their contest music for a grade higher than a 60%.

– Students will need lunch money

– Students are to arrive in their band pants, long black socks, band shoes and a white t-shirt, with their jacket on a hanger with their name on it.

**** PLEASE NOTE…. Our attendance to this festival will be determined by the end of school today. The students have not done their part to be prepared for this contest. My decision will be based on whether I feel they can be successful and not be embarrassed. I am leaving a few students at home for lack of preparation and behavior. I will be contacting those parents specifically at the end of the day.

 

If there are any other questions or concerns that have not been discussed, feel free to contact me.

 

Thanks,

Mrs. Harris

MHS OSSAA District Contest Itinerary

MHS BAND OSSAA District Contest Itinerary

March 6th, 2018 at Bartlesville High School Fine Arts Center

 

Dear MHS Band Students and Parents,

Next Tuesday is OSSAA District Concert Band contest at Bartlesville, OK. This is a state qualification performance for us. It is free and open to the public should family and friends like to attend. Below you will find all the information you will need.

 

Monday, March 5th

7:00AM – Full Band rehearsal (all students should be in attendance)

 

Tuesday, March 6th

8:00AM – Full Band Rehearsal (all students should be in attendance)

9:30 – Instructions and procedures for the day will be given

9:45 – Uniform check-out and loading equipment into trailer (students will be asked to where blue M shirts and navy band gym shorts to wear when not in uniform)… Please look for find long black socks and dinkles now so we are not scrambling on Tuesday.

10:15 – Load Buses

10:30 – Depart for Bartlesville

12:00 – Arrive at Bartlesville mall for lunch (students will need money for lunch)

1:00 – Load buses for Fine Arts Center

1:20 – Arrive at Bartlesville HS Fine Arts Center/ unload and dress in uniforms

2:00 – Enter Fine Arts Facility

2:20 – Official OSSAA Warm-up time

2:40 – Official OSSAA District Performance

3:00 – Official OSSAA District Sight Reading Performance

3:30 – Load trailer and wait for scores

4:00 – Depart of MHS

5:30 – Arrive at MHS/ unload and turn-in uniforms

 

Other Information:

– Students must be eligible to attend this event. If students are ineligible, they will need to play their contest music for a grade higher than a 60%.

– Students will need lunch money

– Students are to be in blue M shirts and blue band shorts for the day

– Soccer students need to make sure your permission slips are in order so that you can be properly transported to Owasso for your game

 

If there are any other questions or concerns that have not been discussed, feel free to contact me.

 

Thanks,

Mrs. Harris

MHS Solo and Ensemble Itinerary

MIAMI HIGH SCHOOL BAND SOLO AND ENSEMBLE ITINERARY

For

Saturday, March 3rd at Skiatook High School

 

MHS Student’s and Parent,

Tomorrow is our OSSAA District Solo and Ensemble in Skiatook. Following is the itinerary for the day. Students need to dress up for this performance. It is likely that, if they are participating in an ensemble, they have discussed uniform outfits of some variety. This is strongly encouraged as this is a live audition and they will be interacting with the judges in some variety. Students will need money for lunch. We will eat on site. If you are a parent, and want to come, you are more than welcome; however, this performance format is very open and short, so if you want to just send them with me for the day that is fine too.

Below is the itinerary for Saturday’s District Solo and Ensemble Competition…

8:45     Arrive at MHS (please make sure you each breakfast and come dressed for performance)… I do know that some groups are rehearsing together before 8:45, arrival time is according to those arrangements. Soloist will have a final run through with Damaris at 8:15.

9:00     Depart for Skiatook

10:30   Arrive at Skiatook HS

11:41   Noah Crowder Solo Performance

1:00     Miami Brass Ensemble Performance

1:24     Luke Hackett Solo Performance

1:30     Miami Sax Trio Performance

2:12     Cash Armstrong Solo Performance

2:54     Miami Percussion Ensemble Performance

3:15     Collect judge’s scores

4:00     Depart for Miami

5:30     Arrive at MHS

 

If you are planning to come watch your student, understand that there will be “no shows,” so they could potentially go early. So plan to be at least 30-45 minutes early. If there are further questions, please contact me. Thanks, Mrs. Harris

Alamo Updates

Greeting Wardog Band! I hope you are getting some rest and enjoying family time before out departure. I wanted to let you know there have been a couple major pieces of information that were just received today that will affect our initial planning.

 

The first is that we have to be in full uniform for the pep rally. I would still like the blue shirt and jeans packed for after our performance, for dinner and evening plans.

 

Secondly, the field is marked in college hashes not HS hashes which will affect our marching show. Remember that our hashes are four steps closer to the sidelines (front and back) than the college hashes. I have asked about the possibility of taping the high school hashes, but was met with somewhat of a brick wall. So, in the next few days, please spend some time visualizing the show and the adjustments that will need to be made if you line up on hashes at any time. Percussion, this will affect your set-up as well.

 

We are just six days away. Friday is Trip Parent Meeting at 5:00; luggage and medicine check-in 6:00-8:00pm. The parent meeting is mandatory for all adults attending the trip.

 

Lastly, we are going to need parents that are not going to help with luggage check-in and shirt and jacket distribution. So, if you can spare a couple of hours, we could use your help.

 

Merry Christmas,

Mrs. Harris

Christmas Concert Info for Tonight

Christmas Concert Itinerary

The Miami Bands Christmas Concert is on Tuessday, December 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Coleman Theater.

Here is the Itinerary:

5:15 PMJazz Band arrive and set up.

5:30 PM – Jazz Band Warm up on stage.

5:45 PMConcert/Symphonic arrive at Coleman and get instruments out

6:00 PMConcert/Symphonic band warm up on stage

6:15 PMBeginning Bands arrive and quietly get instruments out.  Places for cases will be assigned.  We have bands warming up, so be as quiet as possible.

6:30 PMBeginning bands warm up on stage/ HS Band arrives

6:30 PMHS Band instruments out, be seated in Balcony

7:00 PM – CONCERT

 

All WRMS Band students are asked to dress up in your very best outfit, preferably not jeans, t-shirts, flip flops tennis shoes. MHS Students will be in uniforms.

This performance is mandatory and part of student band grades.  I have asked all students to stay for the full concert.

We will also need parents and students to help tear down the stage after the concert.

Thanks for all of your help.  If you have questions, contact Mrs. Harris or Ms. Fuller

Christmas Concert Information

Christmas Concert Itinerary

The Miami Bands Christmas Concert is on Tuessday, December 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Coleman Theater.

Here is the Itinerary:

5:15 PMJazz Band arrive and set up.

5:30 PM – Jazz Band Warm up on stage.

5:45 PMConcert/Symphonic arrive at Coleman and get instruments out

6:00 PMConcert/Symphonic band warm up on stage

6:15 PMBeginning Bands arrive and quietly get instruments out.  Places for cases will be assigned.  We have bands warming up, so be as quiet as possible.

6:30 PMBeginning bands warm up on stage/ HS Band arrives

6:30 PMHS Band instruments out, be seated in Balcony

7:00 PM – CONCERT

 

All WRMS Band students are asked to dress up in your very best outfit, preferably not jeans, t-shirts, flip flops tennis shoes. MHS Students will be in uniforms.

This performance is mandatory and part of student band grades.  I have asked all students to stay for the full concert.

We need parents and/or students to help set up the Coleman Monday, Dec 11 afternoon at 4:00pm. The trailer will be parked in the alley behind the theater.

We will also need parents and students to help tear down the stage after the concert.

Thanks for all of your help.  If you have questions, contact Mrs. Harris or Ms. Fuller