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.




(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.



Mrs. Harris

Orlando Packing List for MHS Band




  • 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.



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)



  • DINKLES (band shoes)
  • Gauntlets and hat wraps
  • 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







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


*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



  • 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





  • 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)


Inportant WRMS Bands…

ATTENTION WRMS Wardog Band members… Tuesday evening’s concert will begin at 6:00pm, instead of 7:00. Every band member is to report at 5:15… Not staggered arrivals, as previously announced.

This change is to accommodate the Semi-Finals Soccer game that will begin at 7:00 are Roberson Field.

Please share with family and friends!


WRMS Symphonic BAND



The WRMS Symphonic Band will be traveling to our annual Heartland Music Festival at Mansion in Branson, MO, on Saturday, May 7th. We will be competing in a band competition and then moving on to Silver Dollar City. Following is the itinerary and any information you will need to know for the day.



4:00AM   Arrive at WRMS Band Room (in uniform pants, long black socks,     black dinkles, and Band Night t-shirt with jacket hung and extra bag of clothes)

4:20     Leave for Welk Resort Theater Branson, MO

7:00     Arrive at the Mansion… dress, unload, prepare for warm-up

187 Expressway Ln, Branson, MO 65616

7:20     Official Warm-up time

7:40     Performance

7:55     Move back out to buses/load

8:00     Pictures and Awards outside

8:30     Leave for breakfast/ will change into park clothes there

8:45     Fast Food Breakfast somewhere in Branson…

9:30     Leave for Silver Dollar City

10:00   Arrive at Silver Dollar City

10:30   Enter Park

1:00     Check-in with Mr. Stegeman/Mrs. Harris

3:30     Check-in with Mr. Stegeman/Mrs. Harris

5:45     Final Check-in with Mr. Stegeman/Mrs. Harris

6:00     Park Closes/Walk to Bus

6:15     Arrive at Bus

6:30     Depart for Miami, OK

11:00   Arrive at WRMS Band Room


Items Needed:

  • Uniform
    • All students will wear their marching uniform with long black socks and black band shoes
  • Clothes for the park
    • Band Night T-shirt and appropriate shorts or pants.
    • The forecast so far says 86 degrees and sunny. Shorts, Band Night T-shirt, and tennis shoes recommended.
    • School dress code will apply regarding shirts and short length
    • Plan to get wet
    • Dry clothes for the ride home?


  • Money for breakfast at McDonalds, snacks and whatever souvenirs you and your child agree upon


  • The ticket purchased will include a meal in Silver Dollar City, but any other food is on your child.


All parents are welcome. District policy states that your child must ride with us to Branson. However, if you are planning to take your child home after the day’s festivities, make sure you check them out with Mr. Stegeman and Mrs. Harris. If you are planning to take other students with you, I will need a call or note from their parents by Friday.


Make sure we have everything and that uniforms are in performance condition.


If there are any other questions, please email or call.


Thank you,


Rob Stegeman and Toye Harris


MHS Final Events and Deadlines

MHS Final Events and Deadlines:

  • All Trip Money is due!


  • All freshman, sophomore, and junior students need to turn in Yellow Enrollment Form by tomorrow. Please be sure to sign all the appropriate areas, there are several.


  • All students attending the trip need to turn in Medical Release for MHS Band and Universal. Due, Monday May, 2nd… If students don’t have those, they can get them after school today or tomorrow in class.


  • All band fees for the year must be paid in full by May, 6th.


  • All school instruments are to be in the band room by May 10th for check-in. They can be rechecked for the summer at the same time. Just need to complete inventory.


May 2nd -5th         Color Guard Clinic and Audition 3:15-4:30 at MHS Band Room

May 2nd– 5th         Drum Major- Leadership Clinic   3:45-4:30 at MHS

May 8th                 Move into the Coleman Time TBA

May 9th                 MHS Band

7:15AM        Dress Rehearsal (Bus available for non-drivers after rehearsal)

6:15PM                 Arrival time for Concert

7:00PM                 MHS Spring Concert at the Coleman Theatre


May 10th               WRMS Band Concert

5:30                        Jazz Band Arrival

6:00                        Jazz Band Warm-up/ Symphonic Band Arrival

6:15                        Symphonic Band Warm-up/ Concert Band Arrival

6:30                        Concert Band Warm-up/ Beginning Band Arrival

6:45                        Beginning Band Warm-up

7:00                        Concert Begins

Immediately following concert, we will strike the stage and load trailer


May 11th               MHS Drum Major Try-outs during first hour


May 12th               MHS Band Parent Trip Chaperones


Medicine Check-in and Administration Orientation by Robyn Turner, School Nurse, in MHS Band Room. It will be finished around 6:00


Tuesday, May 17th            MHS Band Luggage and Medicine Check-in

6:30-8:30              Luggage and Medicine Check-in (Students must be     accompanied by parent) All luggage and medicine will be turned in this night for students. Chaperons may bring yours on Wednesday.


  • This is a come and go at your convenience. A parent must be present to turn in any medicine and sign off on the luggage check-in sheet.
  • Students will meet their “Family Leader” for the trip. Cell phone numbers will be exchanged with student and trip parent at that time. Parents will also meet the family leader at this time and offer any needed information regarding medication, allergies, other important that may need to be exchanged.


Wednesday, May 18th    Last Day of School and Trip Departure


8:00AM                Students will report to band room for first hour. Some organization and                                      preparation for loading will take place during this time. Students will                                          need to have Dinkles (band shoes) and black socks with them at this                                            time.

1:00PM                 Students will be dismissed to the band room. During this time, carry-ons                                    will be checked and uniforms will be issued, shoes and socks will be                                              placed in uniform bags upon check-out.

2:00                        Buses should be arriving. Loading of the undercarriage will take place at                                     that time. Instruments and uniforms will be in one bus, luggage will be                                       in another bus.

3:00                        Depart for Orlando, Florida

Revised State Itinerary



Here is the schedule for State Band Contest next week. Please pay attention to times so not to miss anything important. Take time this week to find your Dinkles and long black socks. Everyone will arrive in BLUE shirts and grey shorts, as there are not good changing facilities at ECU. ALL grades must be passing by Friday of this week. If you are failing, you received a Remind personal message from me. Get with your teachers, make a plan and take care of your business.


Parents, you are welcome to travel with us. I do need a truck and trailer driver and would like to have that taken care of by mid-week, this week. We also need to come up with about 8 cases of water for the day. If there are any other questions, please contact me asap. Thanks, Mrs. Harris


Wednesday, April 20th– STATE BAND CONTEST at ECU in Ada, OK


8:00- Students report to school/ Instructions and Procedures will be discussed

8:30- Uniform Check-out and loading of the truck and trailer

9:15- Depart for Ada, OK

11:15- Arrive in Tulsa for Lunch at Woodland Hills Mall Food court

12:15- Board buses to move to Konawa High School

2:15- Arrive at Konawa HS/ Set-up for rehearsal

2:45- Rehearsal will begin

3:30 Rehearsal ends/ loading will begin

3:45- Snacks and a water will be passed out at this time

4:00- Depart for Ada, OK

4:30- On site/ dress/ unload

5:00- Breathing gym and warm-up

5:20- Official OSSAA Warm-up

5:45- Official OSSAA State Performance

6:10- Official OSSAA State Sight Reading Performance

6:30- Load and take off uniforms

7:00- Depart for Dinner

7:15- Dinner

8:15- Board and Depart for Miam

12:30AM- Arrive at MHS


Thursday, April 21st – STATE SOLO/ENSEMBLE at OSU in Stillwater, OK


6:45- Meet at MHS (gather instruments/load)

7:15- Depart for Stillwater

10:15- Arrive in Stillwater, find rooms etc.

10:56- Jeren Joslin Solo

11:12- Percussion Ensemble

11:36- Fiona Stout

11:44- Taylor Lockner

12:30- Depart for lunch

12:50- Lunch

1:50- Depart for Miami High School

4:50- Arrive at MHS


Dress for solo and ensemble is your absolute best. Percussion if you want to dress somewhat the same, make plans now. (i.e. all black…)