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

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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

FRUIT INFO FOR Saturday Morning

WARDOG BAND Members and Parents,

 

Below you will find all the information you will need for Saturday… FRUIT PACKING AND DELIVERY DAY!

 

Saturday, Dec. 9th

8:00AM – Meet in the break room to go over instructions for the day

PLEASE PARK IN THE BIG GRAVEL LOT ON THE NORTH END OF THE J&M COMPLEX

DRESS IN LAYER CLOTHES, BRING GLOVES AND HATS (it’s about 36-38 degrees where we will be packing)

 

Below are our personal needs for the morning… so all hands on deck if you sold are not, as we have a few students taking the ACT. WE HAVE TO HAVE PARENT HELP AS WELL. If all show and help, it will only take a couple of hours and orders will be ready to go out the door. If you are taking the ACT, you need to arrange to have someone there in your place and ready to take your order when they start going out the door.

 

We will need 4 groups of six kids to “pack” the specialty boxes.  2 groups will do the first part and then we will switch and the next 2 groups will start.   We will have a pallet for each student that sold fruit and it will have a name and number on it.  We will give a student an order sheet with a number on it and they will start pulling the order and putting it on the corresponding pallet.  We have 46 students that sold fruit this year…some are small orders.  We should have 23 people pulling orders so that will be 2 each.  We will need several parents to help check the orders once they are pulled and to help supervise, etc.  We need to put together 8 fruit baskets so we need a couple of crafty mom’s and a couple of kids to work on those.  The 4 groups of kids that are doing the specialty boxes can pull orders when they are not the group packing the boxes.  I am not sure how many kids that plan to show up but doing it like this will take about 50.

 

Thanks,

Mrs. Harris

PARADE INFORMATION

 

 

Dear Parents and Students,

 

I hope to find everyone in good health and ready for the holiday season. This season is a very busy time in the life of our band program. This week kicks off the season with the Baxter Springs and Miami Christmas Parades on Dec. 2.

 

Here is this week’s itinerary…

 

Thursday: HS Percussion/ WRMS Percussion Sectional after school at WRMS from 3:30-5:00pm

 

Friday:

7:00AM           Rehearsal at WRMS for both WRMS and MHS Bands

8:30                 MHS Students will be dismissed to returned to HS and WRMS                                                       dismissed for 1st hours

 

Saturday:

11:00               HS Uniform Check out

12:00               Meet at WRMS Band Room

Warm-up and pack up

12:30               Load

1:00                 Leave for Baxter Springs

1:30                 Line-up time

2:00                 Parade steps off

3:30                 Leave for Miami

4:00                 Arrive at WRM

4:15                 Middle School Students will eat at WRMS/ HS at Christian                                                 Fellowship House at NEO

5:00                 Load Buses for the Baseball fields behind O’Reilly’s

5:30                 Line-up for Parade

6:00                 Parade Steps off

7:30                 MS released to parents/HS Students to HS Band room to unload

and turn in uniform.

 

When the Miami parade is over, the students will be released to the parents. The parade ends at south 2nd and Main right by the Harley Davidson Museum. They will be responsible for loading their equipment back into to be delivered to the band room. Small instruments need to be taken home. Large instruments will be unloaded at the HS immediately following.

 

Uniforms:

The students will be required to wear…

 

Full uniform. Cleaned and Pressed Jacket and Bibbers, Santa Hat, Long Black socks, Dinkles (band shoes). If uniforms need slight alterations… hems etc. please do not cut fabric. If there are questions, please contact directors prior to alterations.

 

Dinner info: WRMS will eat pizza at WRMS cafeteria… bring a drink! HS Band will eat at NEO Christian Fellowship Building

 

Parents: We will need parent assistance in several key areas. We will need parents to walk the parades and ride the busses as chaperones. Parents will need to be at the 12:00.

 

 

Christmas Concert is Tuesday, DECEMBER 12th   – 7:00pm at the Coleman Theatre       

 

 

See you Saturday, hopefully in mass quantity.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Mrs. Harris and Ms. Fuller

Directors  

Wardog Band Announcements

Wardog Band Announcements

 

All band rehearsals will be at 7:00AM until Christmas Break

 

Monday, Nov. 27th 

– Fruit Orders and Money are due

– Metal Sign Orders and Money are due

 

Wednesday, Nov. 29th

– Final Trip Balances will be issued to each student/parent

 

Thursday, Nov. 30th

– Percussion Sectional at WRMS for parade prep 3:30-5:00

– Trip Meeting for all students and parents 6:30pm at MHS Band Room

 

Friday, Dec. 1st

– 7:00AM Rehearsal at WRMS for parades on Saturday

– FINAL TRIP PAYMENTS ARE DUE AND WILL BE COLLECTED AT WRMS

 

Saturday, Dec. 2nd

– Baxter Christmas Parade at 2:00/ Miami Christmas Parade at 6:00 (details to follow)

 

Saturday, Dec. 9th

– Fruit packaging and delivery will take place at J&M Farms (details to follow)

 

Tuesday, Dec. 12th

– Miami Band Christmas Concert at the Coleman at 7:00pm

FRUIT ORDER CHECK-UP

FRUIT ORDER PRODUCT CHECK-UP

 

MHS Band Members and Parents,

We need you to bring you fruit order forms TOMORROW, Nov. 15th, so that we can check on sale progress. We have product coming for multiple places and we want to make sure that we have the proper semi space for delivery. You will get your order form right back to you, but we need them in the band room tomorrow… non-negotiable.

It would be helpful that, if you have orders that need to be taken, you get that done this evening. We understand many are waiting on the holiday to get to family, but we need a fair assessment, so hit those people you can this evening.

Again, we just need to look at what you have to present, and they need to be in the band room tomorrow morning. You will get it back tomorrow in class.

 

Thanks,

Mrs. Harris

Veterans Assembly/ Parade Information

VETERAN’S ASSEMBLY/ PARADE INFORMATION

 

FRIDAY:

7:15AM – Rehearsal at MHS

8:30 – Combined rehearsal with MHS Chorus and MHS Band

9:15 – Uniform check-out and dress (all students will remain in the band room)

10:10 – Back in chairs in the gym for tuning

10:20 – Set for Assembly to start

10:26 – Assembly will begin

11:40 – Take chairs and stands back to band room

Once band room is reset and instruments are put away, you may turn in your uniforms

 

SATURDAY:

3:15 – Meet at MHS Band Room for uniform check-out/ load trailer

4:00 – Arrive at baseball field behind O’Reilly’s in full uniform

4:15 – Warm-up and get in parade formation

4:30 – Line up for parade (our number is #12)

5:00 – Parade begins

5:45 – Load trailer/ head back to band room

6:00 – unload trailer and turn in uniforms

 

– Please make sure your socks are LONG and BLACK

– Please be on time… I’ll trying not to take any more time than necessary

– Performances are mandatory (excluding quiz bowl kids)

– Remember these performances for two of the most important we have all year.

Week #10 info

Week #10- Miami vs. Grove at Grove

 

Friday:

7:30AM Rehearsal at MHS Band Room

4:15 Report to MHS Band Room to load and prep to leave for Grove

4:45 Take Roll

5:00 Depart for Grove

5:30 Arrive at Grove

7:00 Game Begins

We will not be performing halftime due to some have time activities Grove will be having.

9:30 Load and Depart for Home

10:00 Arrive and Unload trailer

 

Students are the wear blue band shirts and jeans for the game. Students not in the proper attire will loose 50% of their participation points for the game.

IMPORTANT INFO REGARDING NEEWOLLAH

Dear Wardog Band Members and Parents,

I have been watching the weather very closely for Saturday, and with much deliberation, several conversations with band parents, administration and students, I feel that it would be in our best interest to forgo attending Neewollah this year. The high is predicted at 49 degrees and a low of 29 degrees, with 10-20 mph winds; we have nowhere for the students to get in and out of the weather. Parade line-up is at 10:00, which means standing in below freezing temperatures for over an hour before we march the parade, as the parade does not start until 11:00 and we are the nineteenth band, not entry, in the parade.

I do not feel this is safe for the kids, their instruments, nor is it going to be fun…, which is why we do Neewollah, fun. In the past, we have been able to secure an indoor location to eat and hang while other bands were performing, but this year we are assigned to an open air pavilion and no way to get out of the weather.

Any parents that were signed up to help… Thank you, but your services will not be needed this weekend. Dawn Compton will be in touch with you later for help another time.

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Harris