FINAL CHRISTMAS PARADE INFORMATION
Parade Day has finally arrived! This week has been extremely busy and for WRMS students, lots of new equipment and information has been given. Thank you for getting your students to rehearsal this morning. It was productive and very exciting to see the student work so hard to be their very best.
Below you will find the itinerary and necessary information for tomorrow. Please make sure you make note of WRMS and MHS instructions… some of the information is band specific in the flow of the day.
11:15 MHS Band Uniform Check out at MHS Band Room
12:00 ALL BANDS Meet at WRMS Band Room in full uniform (uniform, band shoes, long black socks and a red and white/ plain Santa hat with their name taped to the inside)
12:30 Load trailer with all WRMS equipment
1:00 Leave for Baxter Springs (Parents needed to ride bus- we still need ONE adult to ride 3rd bus)
1:30 Line-up at the Baxter Elementary School
2:00 Parade steps off (Parents needed to walk- still need 4-5 parents for this both MHS and WRMS needed)
3:30 Leave for Miami
4:00 Arrive at WRMS
4:15 Middle School students will eat pizza (NEED 3-4 WRMS parents to help serve)
MHS BAND will be released, upon return for dinner on their own
5:00 WRMS BANDS Load Buses for Miami Baseball Fields behind O’Reilly’s
5:30 Line-up for Parade
6:00 Parade Steps off (Parents needed to walk- still need 4-5 parents for this both MHS and WRMS needed)
When the Miami parade is over, the students will be released to the parents. The parade ends at south 2nd and Main. All students will be responsible for loading the equipment back into the truck prior to release to parents. High School must then return to the High School to check in uniforms.
The students will be required to wear…
Full Uniform, black long socks, black Dinkles (band shoes), red and white Santa hat. (Black thin gloves, black under shirt, and/or long johns or black leggings under bibbers are acceptable and recommended)
If it is raining, the students must have a clear poncho. High School will be issued one with uniform. Middle School must purchase one and bring it with them. There is a chance of rain tomorrow, so please plan accordingly. Please, DO NOT ASSUME ANYTHING. Be where you are to be, at the appropriate times and if there are weather issues, plans will be made accordingly by Ms. Downard and Administration.
Lastly, I would like to remind you that I, Mrs. Harris, will be leaving for OKC with our high school All-state finalists after school today, and will not be present for the parades, due to split duties in the program. The parade day is a wonderful day, but parent help is vital. It is a tough day due to the magnitude of students and jobs required to get through the day successfully… I did it for 14 years, experience speaks the truth. So, if you are available for even one parade or helping at the beginning or end, etc. Please let Ms. Downard know.