Week #5 FB @ Wagoner/ Bixby Contest

Game #5- Miami @ Wagoner/ Bixby Marching Contest!!!!
Itinerary for the week-

Congratulations again on a successful weekend. We have another extremely busy week. So please, Rest when you can and stay in front of your grades. Limit absences, as we will finish the show and continue to add more visuals, last drill and clean the show. Take inventory of needed items, band shirts and shorts, LONG black socks and “M” necklaces.

Monday- No School! Rest and catch up on homework

Tuesday- 7:00AM rehearsal at MHS (final sets and drill cleaning Mvt. 1)

4:30-7:00 Color Guard Sectionals (goal to complete work for the show)

Wednesday- 7:00AM rehearsal at MHS (add visuals and body work, clean Mvt. 2)

– Hydration MUST start today for you to get through the weekend in a healthy manner

Thursday- 7:00AM rehearsal at MHS (full show on the field and continued cleaning of drill)

3:30- 5:00 Percussion Sectional

5:45-7:30 WRMS FB Games! Any high school students wanting to play, can do so; just need to know by Wednesday to have music ready and instrument transportation plans.

Friday- 7:00 AM Rehearsal at MHS
3:15- Uniform Check-out/ load trailer (grey band shirts)
4:15- Roll call
4:30- Depart for Wagoner
6:00- Arrive at Wagoner HS/ Prep for game
7:00- Kick-off
Band will perform at halftime.

*** Immediately following the game, uniforms are to be checked in at band room.

Saturday- CONTEST DAY! Bixby Band Contest at Bixby High School

*** Student will be in band shorts and SMILE shirts for the day.
*** Please bring sunscreen and use it throughout the day
*** Hydration is a priority… it’s going to be a long day.

6:45 AM- Arrive at MHS Band/ Uniform inventory
7:00- Last minute instructions etc.
7:15- Board Buses
7:30- Depart for Bixby
9:15- Arrive at Bixby HS/ dress and unload
10:20- Stretch Block
10:45- Official Warm-up for Prelim Performance
11:30- Move to field
11:45- Official Prelim Performance
12:00- Move back to buses/ hang uniforms and put instruments in cases
12:30- Lunch
1:15- Watch bands
4:45- Prelim Awards will be announce. Band should be all together in the stands.
5:00- Director’s Meeting for finalist bands/ student back to buses
4:15- Band back to staging area for instructions and hydration time
6:00- Finals begin… the rest of the evening will be determined based on making finals, finals performance time etc.
9:15- Massing of the bands
9:30- Awards
10:00- Load final equipment/ depart for home
Midnight- estimated arrival time back to MHS/ unload and uniform check-in

Itinerary for week #4/ Oologah Contest Information

Game #4- Miami vs. McLain…. Homecoming and CONTEST WEEK!!!!

Itinerary for the week-

This is an extremely busy week. Rest when you can and stay in front of your grades. Limit absences, as A TON of work will be put in this week. Take inventory of needed items, band shirts and shorts, LONG black socks and “M” necklaces.

Monday- 7:00AM rehearsal at MHS (goal set 10 charts)
Tuesday- 7:00AM rehearsal at MHS (goal set last 10 charts)
4:30-7:00 Color Guard Sectionals (goal to complete work for the show)
Wednesday- 7:00AM rehearsal at MHS (add visuals and body work)

– Hydration MUST start today for you to get through the weekend in a healthy manner

Thursday- 7:00AM rehearsal at MHS (full show on the field)
3:15PM Load trailer for rehearsal at the field
6:45PM-9:00PM rehearsal at NEO (cleaning work for Friday and CONTEST- mandatory)

Friday- 6:45AM rehearsal at NEO Field (8:30 bus will arrive to transport non-drivers/ all other students riding with friends, must having a note from the parent allowing permission)

3:15- Uniform Check-out
4:15- Meet at stadium/ get set-up in stadium and all equipment/ Warm-up
5:10- Exit stadium for Homecoming Parade
5:30- Line-up for end of parade/Dog walk
5:35- Dog Walk Parade
5:45- Released to enjoy tailgate
6:15- Report for National Anthem prep and re-entry to stadium
6:25- Re-enter stadium to view Homecoming
6:50-ish- Take the field for the National Anthem and Tunnel
7:00- Kick-off
Band will perform at halftime.

*** Immediately following the game, uniforms are to be checked in at band room.

Saturday- CONTEST DAY! Stallion Battalion Contest @ Oologah High School
*** Student will be in band shorts and SMILE shirts for the day.
*** Please bring sunscreen and use it throughout the day
*** Hydration is a priority… it’s going to be a long day.

8:15AM- Arrive at MHS Band room for drill and visual run through
9:00- Last minute instructions etc.
9:15- Board Buses
10:30- Arrive at Oologah/ unload etc.
10:45- Stretch Block
11:00- Dress in uniforms
11:40- Prep to move into Warm-up area
11:55- Official Warm-up for Prelim Performance
12:25- Move to field
12:30- Official Prelim Performance
12:45- Move back to buses/ hang uniforms and put instruments in cases
1:00- Lunch
2:00- Watch bands
3:30- Prelim Awards will be announce. Band should be all together in the stands.
4:00- Director’s Meeting for finalist bands/ student back to buses
4:15- Band back to staging area for instructions and hydration time
6:00- Finals begin… the rest of the evening will be determined based on making finals, finals performance time etc.
9:15- Massing of the bands
9:30- Awards
10:00- Load final equipment/ depart for home
Midnight- estimated arrival time back to MHS/ unload and uniform check-in

Game #3- Pryor Itinerary

Game Week #3 Itinerary

Wednesday: 7 AM Rehearsal (Hydration preparations should begin this evening thru Friday)

Thursday: 7:00 AM Rehearsal (all students will have memorization test for remaining portion of the show, during class)

3:30-5:00 HS Percussion Sectionals

4:30-5:30 Color Guard Sectional

Friday: 7:00 AM Rehearsal @ MHS Band Room (students are to be in show shirts for the day)

4:00 Students are report to band room for loading.

**** Note: due to the forecast of rain, we will not be in uniform. We will wear uniform shorts/show shirts, short black socks and dinkles.

REMEMBER… YOUR LACK OF PLANNING IS NOT MY EMERGENCY!!!!!

4:30 Take Roll/ get last minute instructions

4:45 Load buses

5:00 Depart for Pryor

5:50 Arrive at Pryor HS/ unload/ set-up

6:45 Set-up in stadium and ready for game

7:00 Game Begins/ Band will perform at halftime

Immediately following the game, trailer will be loaded, students will load buses. (NOTE: Any student riding home with their parent, must sign them out with Mrs. Harris)

All band members are expected to report to the band room to unload the trailer!

Eligibility is in place this week. All ineligible students cannot attend game but can play Monday or Tuesday to improve their grade. Note that next week is contest week, and all eligibility issues should be eliminated so not to hurt the band by ineligibility absences. All must be fixed by Friday.

This is your last free weekend for a while. Relax, enjoy family and friends and get that homework caught up and completed. Thanks, Mrs. Harris!

Game #2/ Saturday Clinic and Festifall Performance

Game Week #2 Itinerary

Monday: No School
Tuesday: 7 AM Rehearsal; Individual sectionals can be called by leadership

3:40-4:20- Woodwind Play-off music tests (will be for a grade; if students cannot be there after school, it is there job to arrange the testing time… if not completed by Friday, student will lose 3rd quarter privileges and grade will be 80% of maximum score if played perfectly.

4:30-6:00pm Color Guard Rehearsal

Wednesday: 7 AM Rehearsal (Hydration preparations should begin this evening thru Saturday)

3:40-4:20- Brass Play-off music tests (will be for a grade; if students cannot be there after school, it is there job to arrange the testing time… if not completed by Friday, student will lose 3rd quarter privileges and grade will be 80% of maximum score if played perfectly.

Thursday: 7:00 AM Rehearsal

3:30-5:00 HS Percussion Sectionals

4:30-5:30 Color Guard Sectional

Friday: 7:00 AM Rehearsal @ MHS Band Room (students are to be in uniform Shirts for the day)

3:30 Load all equipment into trailer

3:30 Uniform Check-out (students are responsible for dinkles/ long black socks and uniform shirt and shorts)
4:30 Students are to be in bibbers, band shoes, long black socks and grey uniform shirt/ Roll will be taken and inventory will be taken of necessary items (uniform parts, lyres, flip folders….)

REMEMBER… YOUR LACK OF PLANNING IS NOT MY EMERGENCY!!!!!

4:45 Load buses

5:00 Depart for Verdigris

6:00 Arrive at Verdigris HS/ unload/ set-up

6:45 Set-up in stadium and ready for game

7:00 Game Begins/ Band will perform at halftime

Immediately following the game, trailer will be loaded, students will load buses. (NOTE: Any student riding home with their parent, must sign them out with Mrs. Harris)

All band members are expected to report to the band room and turn in uniform. Uniforms not returned will result in a detention the following week. We will not unload trailer due to Saturday’s clinic at NEO and the Festifall Performance at 2:20.

Eligibility is in place this week. Students need to check grades daily. This only applies for the football game. All MHS Band members are expected to be at the clinic on Saturday and the Festifall Performance on Saturday afternoon.

Saturday: CLINIC at NEO

7:30 Report to NEO/ Band Trailer to unload and prepare for rehearsal

8:00 Rehearsal Begins (please make sure coordinates lanyards are with you)

12:00 Rehearsal will conclude/ load for movement to downtown

1:00 Meet in the Pizza Hut Express Parking lot to put together and ready for performance. (Uniform is Show Shirt and band shorts)

1:45 Warm-up

2:30 Performance in the Coleman intersection

3:00 Load trailer and move to HS to unload

Auhhhh!!! Band season has officially arrived. This is the time that you push yourself to be the best you, so we can be the best us. To be Better, We have to Work Harder, at a Faster pace, so we are stronger every day. Have a great week.

Mrs. Harris

Game Week #1

Game Week #1 Itinerary

Monday: 7 AM Rehearsal

Tuesday: 7 AM Rehearsal; Individual sectionals can be called
4:30-6:00pm Color Guard Rehearsal

Wednesday: 7 AM Rehearsal (Hydration preparations should begin this evening thru Friday)

Thursday: 7:00 AM Rehearsal/ Uniform Check-out for all member who do not have uniforms

3:30-5:00 HS Percussion Sectionals/ Load trailer immediately following rehearsal

4:30-5:30 Color Guard Sectional

(Uniform shirts and shorts, as well as Show shirts will be issued following morning rehearsal)

Friday: 6:45 AM Rehearsal @ NEO (students are to be in Show Shirts for the day)

8:30 AM Bus arrives to transport NON-Drivers back to HS; Please note that any student driving with another student, must have a note from their parent stating that they may ride with the driving student.

2:15 PM Band Released for Pep Assembly

2:40 Pep Assemble in MAC

3:10 Load remaining percussion equipment

3:20 Uniform Check-out (students are responsible for dinkles/ long black socks and uniform shirt and shorts)

4:30 Report to NEO; in full uniform; unload trailer and set-up in the stadium for warm-up and the evenings instructions

NOTE: All students failing a class this week are on Probation and are expected to be present and will be performing.

5:30 Line-up for Dog Walk

5:40 Dog Walk Parade

5:50 Students may participate in tailgate festivities

6:30 Students meet at band trailer, in full uniform ready to enter stadium for National Anthem and Pre-game festivities.

7:10 Pre-game Ceremonies begin

7:15 National Anthem

7:30 Kick-off

Immediately following the game, trailer will be loaded, students are to report to the band room and turn in uniform as well as unload the trailer. Uniforms not returned will result in a detention the following week.

Looking forward to a great week. Lots of work and focus this week is required to make it happen. Have a great day!!!

Band Camp Spirit Week Dress code…

-Monday is Wardog Day. Wear royal blue and wardog-related clothing. It’s something simple and last minute, opens us up to the week.

-Tuesday is Marvel/DC Comics Day. Wear anything related to Marvel/DC Comics and superheroes.

-Wednesday is Twin Day. Either twin with someone or even make a triplet trio.

-Thursday is Happy Day. Wear bright, neon clothing.

-Friday is Sectional Day. During the week, plan with your section what colors of clothing you’re going to wear. Must differ from other sections. (Example: red shirt, grey shorts, blue socks)

See you tomorrow!!! Hydrate well and sweet dreams!!!

Wardog Band Camp Prep Info!!

Band Camp is finally here and we are ready and excited to get started. A few pieces of information to help us get a smooth start.

1. Please begin hydration preparation today. The most successful cycle is to drink the equivalent of 2 bottles of water and then a small gatorade and repeat this at least 3 times each day. Once band starts, four cycles will be needed. NO POP!!!!

2. “To be early is to be on time and to be on time is to be late.” Band begins at 8:00, so be in your spot and ready by 7:55.

3. Dress appropriately…. tennis shoes only (must be tied)… absolutely no flip flops or boots. Also make sure that you are in workout attire as it is going to be very hot…. shorts and t-shirts recommended.

4. EAT BREAKFAST…. something on your stomach will keep you from getting sick.

5. Bring a sack lunch… your parents can also bring you a lunch. We will be eating at 11:15 each day.

6. Bring plenty of water… we will be outside until lunch each day. You much stay hydrated!!!!

7. Bring your instruments and have them in playable condition. Make sure you have a pencil.

The band staff is VERY excited about this year and are looking forward to see you and getting another great Wardog Band year underway. Have a great weekend!

Eyes With Pride,
Mrs. Harris

MHS Wardog Band Camp Info 2016

Greetings MHS Band Members…. Welcome to the 2016-2017 Season!! The band room is busy with preparations to get this season off and running. The following information will help make sure you are where you need to be, when to be there and with the right equipment.

 

MHS WARDOG BAND CAMP — MANDATORY FOR ALL BAND MEMBERS (There is no charge for the camp)

 

(July 25-29; Aug 1-5) @ MHS Band Room 8:00-4:00

 

– 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 the first day.

 

Uniform Check-out will be August 1st from 3:00-6:00… 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.

 

Aug 5th, we will have our Family Picnic and Kick-off Concert in the MAC at MHS. Picnic will begin at 5:00 for all band members and their families and the concert will be free and open to the public beginning at 6:00pm.

 

The MHS Band staff is very excited about the upcoming season and can’t wait to get started. See you next week!!!!

 

Mrs. Harris

Attention All Wardog Band Members

Wardog Band Family and Friends,

 

I hope to find that everyone is enjoying their summer and the many activities summer allows. Our summer preparations for the new band year bring a great deal of unexpected change but a lot of excitement too.

 

As some may already know, Mr. Stegeman resigned his position a couple of weeks ago. Due to his mother’s health and other family needs, he felt that it would be best for him and his family to be closer to home, which is St. Louis. This was an extremely difficult decision for him, as he loved Miami Bands and all of you, both students and family. He asked that I express his gratitude for accepting him and his family as part of the Wardog Band family. He will forever be thankful for each of you and his opportunity to begin his career in such a quality program.

 

While I am deeply sadden by the resignation of Mr. Stegeman, I am completely understanding of his decision and his prioritizing the importance of his family. May he be blessed as he moves forward and someday look back upon his time in Miami, as time cherished.

 

With change there is growth and with growth the result is a better version of you, or in this case, us.

 

I am pleased to say that last night, the Miami Public School Board of Education hired our new assistant band director. Her name is Leah Downard. She comes to us from Missouri State University. She has a Bachelor’s in Music Education and just graduated with a Masters in Music with the emphasis in conducting. She is very excited about being in Miami and a part of the Wardog Band family. I am confident that her talents will further move our program forward with her skills, energy and professionalism.

 

Band camp is just around the corner. The dates are as follows…

– Color Guard Clinic  July 13th 9:00-3:00

– Percussion and Color Guard Camps July 20-22 from 9:00-3:00

– Full Band Camp July 25-29 and August 1-5 from 8:00-4:00

 

More details will soon follow.

 

We look forward to seeing your wonderful faces and are excited about what presents to be another great year.

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Harris

Orlando Packing List for MHS Band

MHS BAND ORLANDO, FL TRIP

PACKING LIST

CARRY-ON – ALLOWED ONE

  • Extra clothes (be prepared to enter park upon arrival)
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, contact supplies, SUNSCREEN, etc)
  • Snacks (cheaper from home than in convenience stores)
  • Entertainment (ipod, earphones, chargers, books, etc)
  • Blanket/pillow – Bus will be cold
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfy shoes for travel/ socks
  • Movies for the buses… MUST BE BROUGTH AND APPORVED by MRS. HARRIS, MRS. CARTER AND MR. STEGEMAN before we leave.

 

SUITCASE – ALLOWED ONE; MUST BE BROUGHT TO HS ON TUESDAY, MAY 16TH 6:30-8:30

NOTE: SOCCER PLAYERS AND PARENTS (for meds) YOUR CHECK IN TIME WILL BE 8:30 or as   soon as the Soccer Banquet is over. We will wait for you.

  • Tennis shoes – required – we are walking ALOT
  • Clothes for 5 days –
    • Must haves – black “M” shirt, BLUE Show Shirt, White “M” band night Shirt, Grey Trip Shirt
  • Clothes for under band uniform (black or grey gym shorts)
  • Jeans or shorts (school dress code applies on short length- finer tips) to wear each day with different band shirts- days will be defined
  • Bathing suit (all two pieces will be worn with colored t-shirt) No speedos!!!! J
  • Beach Towel
  • Trash bag to store wet clothing for the trip home (last event is water park)

 

UNIFORM IN HANGING BAG – LABEL BAGS WITH YOUR NAME/ Shako #

  • UNIFORM
  • BLACK SOCKS
  • DINKLES (band shoes)
  • Gauntlets and hat wraps
  • NOTHING ELSE WILL BE IN THIS BAG!!!!!
  • Shakos will be issued with uniform and gloves should be in the box

 

 

 

MEDICATONS:  Should be in original bottles with accurate dosage requirements.

  • Place them in large Zip lock bag with your name
  • Please include any special instructions on note inside bag with parent signature
  • If bringing over the counter medications, bring new ones so we don’t have to count each pill
  • ALL MEDICATIONS MUST BE TURNED INTO TRIP PARENT

 

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE:

TUESDAY NIGHT –  Luggage check-in, and medicine check-in @ MHS Band Room                                                 (Parent must be present)

WEDNESDAY/ THURSDAY –  TRAVEL DAYS

*Carry-on – Clothes for a full day

* Hotel check-in, shower- freshen up/ dress for dinner WHITE BAND NIGHT SHIRT and                                         jeans or khaki shorts

– Dinner at Medieval Times (dinner provided)

FRIDAYBlack “M” t-shirts and shorts (of school code length) for the day

Activities for the day….

  • Islands of Adventure
  • Lunch on your own (will need $$ for lunch)
  • Evening- Downtown Disney for dinner and shopping (dinner is provided)

SATURDAY – (BLUE Show Shirts after beach time )

Activities for the day….

  • Ron Jon Surf Shop
  • Cocoa Beach
  • Light Lunch on your own- will need $$ for lunch
  • Dinner at Buca di Beppo (dinner provided)
  • BLUE Man Group Show

 

SUNDAY – PERFORMANCE DAY!!!!!

  • Uniforms on for breakfast/ grey trip shirt and shorts for after performance

Activities for the day…

  • STARS Universal Parade Performance
  • Lunch on your own- will need $$ for lunch
  • Universal Studios for the day
  • Dinner at Hard Rock Café (dinner provided)

 

 

MONDAY  – Final Day/Hotel Check out

  • White Band Night Shirts
  • Check out to leave
  • Activities… Wet and Wild Water Park
  • Lunch (on you own – will need $$ for lunch)
  • Load buses to head home

 

MONDAY AFTERNOON/TUESDAY –  TRAVEL HOME

 

*Carry-on

  • Plastic bag for wet towels and bathing suits
  • Change of clothes for the ride home
  • Snacks (cheaper from home than in convenience stores)
  • Entertainment (ipod, earphones, chargers, books, etc)

Blanket/pillow