You can also check SkyWard, If you failed the memorization test, no worries! You will have a chance to retest on Thursday, September 2nd at 7am. The staff and I encourage you to practice every day between now and then outside of our rehearsal times. That will help ensure that you are able to best contribute to the overall sound of the band, and not inadvertently add wrong notes and rhythms (or simply not play at all).
The rehearsal before the first football game is always crazy and stressful! Thank you for your patients as we worked through the half-time show, seating in the stands, and pregame. If you are unsure of how things are supposed to work, ask the student-leadership. They have a wealth of knowledge and years of experience. If they don't know the answer, they will ask the staff, or me.
I forgot to have everyone stop by and pick up your stand music packets! Please stop by the music commons and grab a packet. Just make sure it covers the part that you are supposed to play! At some point before Friday's assembly and game, each student will need to cut out A (Stadium Jams Vol. 2), E (Get Into the Game! Cheer Pack), G (ERHS Stand Tunes), #1 (the Star Spangled Banner), and #2 (On Wisconsin). If you folks picked one other tune while I was testing this morning, please add that to the packet as well. Please keep the rest of your sheet music that has not been inserted into your flip folder. We will add more of those tunes to the folders at a later date. I recommend saving the music in your binders that you purchased for marching band.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 27TH:
Ladies and gents,I have decided it is too hot to wear the marching band uniforms for the first game. Instead, the uniform will be what you see in the picture above. And by the picture above, I mean the department shirt, department shorts, black-crew socks, and your Drillmasters or Crossover shoes.
Friday is the first home football game of the season. The Home Football Game is against Casey-Westfield. The call-time for all RCHS Marching Tigers is 5:15pm in the summer uniform. For more a more detailed itinerary, click on the blue link above.
As you can see below, Friday morning and afternoon will be a packed full of activities and testing. Because of this, the 7am rehearsal has been cancelled! At 8am, you will report to OTA, not to band. The band will not meet as a group that day until 1pm. We are the musical entertainment for TigerFest.
Friday Morning's Schedule:
ALL students will report to their OTA Advisors for the morning. Freshmen and Senior will spend a fair amount of time with their OTA Advisors. Students are to work on homework during this time. Sophomores and Juniors will be testing all morning.
Testing schedule for Sophomores and Juniors is as follows. This equals out to 3 hrs 15 min:
Reading - 60 min
10 mn break
Writing - 35 min
10 mn break
Math (No calc) - 25 min
10 mn break
Math (Calc) - 45 min
Sophomores - 8:00-8:45
Freshmen - 9:00-9:45
Seniors - 10:00-10:45
Juniors - 11:30-12:15
Second Chance Breakfast Schedule:
Juniors are from 9:00-9:20
Seniors - 9:20-9:30
Freshmen - 9:40-9:50 (right after release from RCPAC)
Sophomores - 9:50-10:10
For the rest of the morning, Freshman and Senior OTE classes can run however the advisor sees fit. Here are some ideas for advisors for ways to break up the day:
- Schoology Homework completion
- Schedule a class trip to the library (15 min. intervals)
- SENIORS - Review Page 3 of Curriculum Guide (attached) then log into Skyward and click on Portfolio - Check out "Unofficial Transcript" and/or "Senior Letter of Credit"
- FRESHMEN - Review Page 3 of Curriculum Guide (attached) - Discuss four year plans and what it takes to graduate
- Take a walk around the block
- Help a group set up for TigerFest
- Watch and discuss CNN Student News - https://www.cnn.com/cnn10
RCHS will dismiss for lunch at 12:15, students will return at 1:00 and report to OTA to get ready for the fire drill at 1:10. Students enrolled in the marching band will report to the music commons at 1:00 to prepare for the pep assembly.
1:10 Students report to OTA for attendance. Again, students enrolled in the marching band will report to the music commons at 1:00 to prepare for the pep assembly. After attendance, we will have a fire drill and exit to the bleachers and quickly check attendance again. After some brief instructions, we will ask the band to lead us in the school song.
Approx 1:30-2:30, students will participate in Tiger Fest activities designed by each of our departments. The culture team will be sending out a spreadsheet early in the week to sign up for locations. Departments will need to specify inside or outside locations. Also, we will be in need of some pop up tents. Please let me know if you can bring one.
2:30-2:50: Pep Assembly on the football field
2:50: Release students for the day: This should give bus riders time to catch their buses at 2:55.
Tiger Tailgate 5:00-7:00 (band students report to the band room at 5:15pm)
We will be hosting the Tiger Tailgate from 5:00-7:00 on the practice football field. We are providing a DJ and will allow students to park to form a tailgate perimeter. We hope that clubs, organizations, and sports teams will show up to grill, throw bags, etc. and just have a good time. I will be sending a sign-up sheet, on Monday, asking teachers to help with parking and supervision. I would like to have about 4 people each hour.
7:00 Football Kickoff and I hope that you will come and enjoy the football game atmosphere. It is always great for our students to see their teachers and staff supporting them outside of school hours.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 28TH:
Even though we have a home game on Friday night, we will still meet Saturday morning from 9:30am-12pm. Including this Saturday, we only have three more Saturday rehearsals left!
Please make sure to drink a lot of fluids, eat a healthy meal (dinner, breakfast, and lunch), and to wear sun screen.