Week #2 Itinerary

WEEK #2 ITINERARY

THURSDAY- Sept. 7
6:50AM Rehearsal
3:30-5:00 Sectionals
7:00-8:30 Pep Music Rehearsal/ Load trailers immediately following rehearsal

FRIDAY- Sept. 8
6:50AM Rehearsal @ NEO Stadium
8:30AM Return to MHS by Bus for all non-bus riders
3:05PM Uniform Check-out
4:14 Meet at Band staging area at NEO (Northwest corner)
5:00 Warm-up in Stadium
5:20 Exit Stadium
5:45 Re-assemble for National Anthem
6:16 Re-enter stadium for National Anthem
6:35 Take Field for Pre-Game
6:50 National Anthem
7:00 Game Starts
Halftime Performance
After game, uniform check-in

Saturday- Sept. 9
8:00AM-Noon Band Clinic at MHS band practice field
1:15 Meet at Pizza Hut Express to prep for Festifall
2:20 Performance in front of the Coleman
3:00 Load and return to MHS
4:00 Unload traile

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MHS Week #1 Itinerary

Week #1 Itinerary for Hilldale Football Game

Tuesday, Aug. 29th
3:15-4:30 Uniform Check-out for all those not yet fitted
3:15-5:00 Band Room open for sectional time
6:00pm Booster Board Mtg. at MHS Band Room

Wednesday, Aug. 30th
6:50AM Rehearsal
3:15-5:00 Band Room open for sectional time
HYDRATION PLAN BEGINS!!!

Thursday, Aug. 31th
6:50AM Rehearsal
4:00-7:00 Saied Music Rental at WRMS… supplies can be picked up and purchased at that time

Friday, Sept. 1st
6:50AM Rehearsal (@ MHS on away game Fridays)
-Students should be dressed in light blue uniform shirts and gym shorts Friday with necklaces

– Please plan to have someone bring you something to eat or have it with you

3:05 Uniform Check-out/Load the trailer/ shoes should be available for those who ordered them

3:45 All Members in uniform for picture
3:50 Line-up for picture
4:00 Re-hang uniform and finish loading
4:20 Roll Call and travel instructions
4:30 Depart for Hilldale High School
6:30 Arrive at Hilldale High School/ get in full uniform/ unload trailer
7:00 Enter Stadium and set-up
7:30 Game begins
HALFTIME PERFORMANCE
10:30 Load trailer
11:15 Depart for Miami
12:45 Arrive at MHS/ Unload trailer/ check-in uniforms

Things to remember:
– Please plan to eat prior to departure
– Bring money for 3rd quarter snack
– All students must have lyres and flip folders (NO SHARING)
– Never go anywhere alone… please take a friend

If there are any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Harris prior to Friday.

Thanks – Mrs. Harris

Wardog Band Week 1 Prep Letter

Wardog Band Members and Parents,

Game week #1 is here! This week will be full of intense rehearsals, all of movement one music should be memorized for our first field performance of the year. A specific itinerary will come out Tuesday.

Please take inventory of lyres, flip folders, black socks and band shoes before tomorrow morning, so that we can remedy any issues before Friday.

Hydration system should be activated start Wednesday evening. Two bottles of water to one small Gatorade, cycle 3 times in a 24 hour period. Also, please make sure you are eating healthy and as clean as possible starting now for the rest of the season. It’s important that you stay healthy and strong.

Please keep up with your school work. Make sure grades are in check. Leadership, make sure your sections are complete and on time for each rehearsal starting this week. We will go over many procedures and behaviors for our first game. We don’t have time for repeated instruction.
Wardog Band hits the field and Friday and it’s going to be great. I am grateful for your efforts and attitudes up to now and ask that you keep your Eyes with Pride!

Enjoy your Sunday! See you in the morning.

Mrs. Harris

Kick-Off Concert

 

 

Miami High School Wardog Band has begun their 2017-18 season. The tradition of excellence is alive and well and being demonstrated with every marching step and note played, and it’s only their first week. Wardog Band is now in their second week of camp and will be meeting for 8:00am-4:00pm and then an evening sessions from 6:00-8:00, Monday thru Wednesday. The evening sessions are team building activities. Tuesday is “Bath Night”… the woodwinds and color guard will be washing the band truck and trailer, while the brass and percussion students will be washing and polishing their instruments. Wednesday evening will be full group project… “Painting of the Trees.” The trees are a focal prop in our show and each section in charge of the presentation of their tree. Thursday will be a full day of 8:00-4:00 and a late night induction ceremony. On Friday, August 11th, we will be having our 2017-18 Kick-Off Concert. It is free and open to the public. The performance will be held in the MAC at Miami High School and will begin at 6:30pm. We hope you can attend.

Our show is titled Go Dogs Go!, and is a musical portrait of the P.E. Eastman children’s book… Go Dog. Go! This show will be used for our competition season and will be performed on a national stage in December, in San Antonio, as part of the festivities for 2017 Alamo Bowl. The band will also be performing a mass band performance at halftime of the Alamo Bowl Football game.

Wardog Band is forever grateful for the community support. So, please, come out and help us kick-off another year of excellence in performance.

BAND CAMP 2017-2018

WARDOG BAND CAMP IS FINALLY HERE! We are so excited to get up and running for the season. Below you find our schedule for the next two weeks. This is mandatory for all Wardog Band members. If you know a member that is not getting this info, please pass the information along.

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 @a4cdg67 to send as a text. Please do this ASAP, so you don’t miss anything important.

 

Dates of importance:

July 31-Aug. 4    Wardog Band Camp (Mandatory and Free)

Aug. 7- Aug. 11  Wardog Band Camp week two (Mandatory and Free)

Aug. 11                 Family Picnic at 5:30 (All band family welcome)

Aug. 11                 Wardog Band Kick-off Performance 6:30pm

(Open to the public and free)

 

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Band Camp Itinerary

Week #1

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

 

WEEK #2

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

 

Evening Activities for WEEK #2 (Aug. 7-11)

Tuesday, Aug. 8- 6:00-8:00pm @ MHS “Bath Night” and Uniform check-out…. Getting all instruments and equipment squeaky clean/ and fitting on uniforms

 

Wednesday, Aug. 9- 4:00-6:00 @ MHS “Painting of the Trees”… Sections will paint their tree for the season

 

Thursday, Aug.10- 9:00PM @ NEO Football Field “M” Ceremony… Opening ceremony for the season under the lights. Closed to the public

 

Friday, Aug. 11- 5:30PM at MHS Cafeteria “Family Picnic”… free for band members and their families

6:30 @ MHS MAC Gym- “Kick-off Concert”… free and open to the public

 

MHS WARDOG BAND CAMP — MANDATORY FOR ALL BAND MEMBERS

@ MHS Band Room 8:00-4:00 (there is no charge for the camp)

 

– Please begin hydration plan… 2 bottles of water, then a small Gatorade and repeat at least once before tomorrow.

 

– Students will need workout attire, running shoes, plenty of water, a picnic lunch each day, your instrument and a pencil. You may choose to wear a hat while outside and sunscreen.

 

Have a fantastic Sunday and we will see you tomorrow.

 

Eyes with Pride,

Mrs. Harris

 

2017 BAND CAMP INFORMATION

MIAMI HIGH SCHOOL WARDOG BAND

2017-2018 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. I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am about this year. I am 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 2017 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 @a4cdg67 to send as a text. Please do this ASAP, so you don’t miss anything important.

 

Dates of importance:

July 26-28                            Percussion/ Leadership Camps

8:00am-3:00pm (Percussion)

8:00am-Noon (Leadership)

 

July 28                                   Equipment Check-out for all school instruments

2:00-5:00 (All students using school instruments)

 

July 31-Aug. 4    Wardog Band Camp (Mandatory and Free)

Aug. 7- Aug. 11  Wardog Band Camp week two (Mandatory and Free)

Aug. 11                 Family Picnic at 5:30 (All band family welcome)

Aug. 11                 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

 

SECOND WEEK…. SAME AS THE FIRST…. BUT WITH SOME FUN SURPRISES!!!!

 

 

MHS WARDOG BAND CAMP — MANDATORY FOR ALL BAND MEMBERS

@ MHS Band Room 8:00-4:00 (there is no charge for the camp)

 

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 28th from 2:00-5:00pm @ the MHS Band Room

 

Uniform Check-out will be August 8th 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.

 

Aug. 9thth we have some important activities involved and all band members will be asked to attend. Those activities will run from 6:00-8:00pm.

 

Aug. 10th we will have a new ceremony that will take place. More details to follow. Keep late evening (9:00pm and after open)

 

Aug 11th, 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!!!!

Mrs. Harris

 

 

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.

Wardog Bands Upcoming Events

Wardog Band Members and Parents

 

This time of year is really busy, so I wanted to inform you of a few things we have coming up in the next few weeks.

 

Next Week… April 24-28

April 24-26 MHS Color Guard Clinic will be held @ MHS Band Room from

3:30-5:00 (Our new color guard tech will be with us)

 

This is open to any incoming 9th grader thru senior that is interested in being a part of the Wardog Band Color Guard in the fall

 

April 25-27 MHS Drum Major and Leadership Clinics will be held @ MHS Band                           Room 3:30-5:00 (I, Mrs. Harris will be running this clinic)

 

May 6th… WRMS Symphonic and Concert Bands going to Branson

 

Special Note: I, Mrs. Harris, will NOT be attending this trip as my surgeon will not release me, due to the hills that are in the park and in/or around Branson, as well as the length of the day that is required. Your students will still be well supervised; however, if you have any concerns, please let us know no later than Friday, April 21st. If you have already paid, we can refund you money.

 

May 8th… MHS Spring Concert 7:00pm @ the Coleman Theatre

May 9th… WRMS Spring Concert 7:00pm @ the Coleman Theatre (6th-8th bands)

May 11th… ALL 7th -12th grade Drumline Camp 3:35-5:45pm @ MHS Band Room

All WRMS students involved in NJHS will be released at 5:00 to prepare for that ceremony

May 14th… MHS Graduation! MHS Band will be performing

MHS OSSAA State Contest Itinerary and Information

OSSAA STATE CONTEST

MHS BAND Itinerary and Information

 

Congratulations Wardog Band for making it to OSSAA State Contest. Our quest for Sweepstakes is a definite reality. Now, just keep your eyes set on our goals and let’s have our best performance of the year.

 

Below you will find the itinerary and information you will need for the day. Remember that all eligibility will apply, so make sure you are taking care of your academic requirements.

 

Monday-Wednesday will be 7:00AM rehearsal (as usual)

All UNIFORM ISSUES NEED TO BE ADDRESSED TUESDAY AFTER SCHOOL

TUESDAY AFTERNOON– hydration regiments should start. 2 bottles of water and a small Gatorade once on Tuesday and one more bottle of water before bed.

WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY– hydration regiment should be 2 bottles of water/ half of a small Gatorade, repeated 3-4 times, both days.

 

 

THURSDAYOSSAA STATE BAND CONTEST @ East Central State University

Performance Venue: Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center; Ataloa Theatre

7:30- Rehearsal (student should be dressing black gym shorts and grey band shirts, M necklaces

8:15- Load trailer/ Music in crate/ Uniform Check out

8:50- Final Roll Call/Board Buses

9:00- Depart for Shawnee, OK

12:00- Arrive in Shawnee for lunch (Students will need money to eat or bring a sack lunch)

1:00- Depart for Oklahoma Baptist University Band Hall

1:15- Unload, ready for rehearsal

1:45- Rehearsal/ Warm-up/ Tuning etc.

2:45- Load and hydrate

3:15- Depart for East Central State University in Ada, OK

4:15- Arrive at ECU

4:30- Unload/ hydrate and dress in uniforms

5:15- Meet and do breathing gym/ mental prep time

5:35- Move into Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center

5:45- Official Warm-up

6:10- Official State Concert Performance

6:35- Official State Sight Reading Performance

7:00- Load trailer/ hydrate and wait for results (STAY IN UNIFORMS)

7:30- Depart for dinner

8:45- Depart for Miami

12:45AM- Arrive at MHS/ unload/ turn-in uniforms

 

 

THINGS TO REMEMBER:

  • Students will need money for lunch and dinner
  • Section Leaders will collect music and get it in the music crate
  • Long Black Socks and Black Band Shoes are required
  • Eligibility applies
  • Hydration prep is very important, because it is always windy and very dry
  • Make sure you watch you sugar and greasy food in-take on Thursday.
  • Make sure you have all the supplies and extra reeds/ valve oil/ mutes etc. JUST IN CASE

 

PARENTS:

  • I need a band truck/trailer driver
  • Performance is free and open to the public, so all of you are welcome (no matter what your son/daughter might say J)
  • I will need a water crew for the day
  • This is our hardest and most important contest of the year, so all the extra hands and helpers for the little things that arise are welcome.

 

Congrats again!! Your hard work and dedication has paid off and we are exactly where we hoped to be. Now, let’s finish this in SUPERIOR WARDOG BAND fashion.

 

Eyes with Pride… Mrs. Harris