Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Middle School District Band Times

November 21, 2015
Marshfield J.H. School

-Depart: 6:30AM
-Arrive: 7:30-7:45 AM
-Chair Placement: 8:00-8:35AM
-Group Sectionals 8:45 – 9:15
-Rehearsal 9:30 - Noon
-Lunch Noon - 1:15 –
             The bus will take you to lunch.             

             Bring money for two meals.
-Rehearsal 1:30 – 4:00
-Concert 5:00
-FuzAndy’s   6:30   
Arrive Home….Sometime

Upcoming Dates for Band

November 3rd - District Auditions Marshfield

November 5th - Jazz Band at BHS for Missouri State Board of Education meeting.  We should be playing around 5:30pm.  Details TBA.

November 10th - Jazz Band at BHS for Veteran's Day

November 17th - Jazz Band at BHS for Concert

November 21st - Middle School District at Marshfield

December 5th - State Auditions

December 12th - Christmas Parade

December 17th - Christmas Concert

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


As you might know, Mr. Trew was planning on writing show music based on Zelda.  Since Nintendo has a very strict policy on the copyright of their music, we abandoned this idea.  Enjoy this video of their music performed by the Legend of Zelda Orchestra. 

Friday, October 9, 2015

Carthage Marching Festival October 17th

Here is a rundown for times at Carthage on the 17th of October.  

-9am  Call Time at High School
2 hours to Carthage.  Directions below.
-11am Carthage Park for Food and Fun - Students will bring soda and or snacks for the table.  We will be serving Pizza or Subs.  We will let you know soon.  Please let us know if you have a special diet.  As always, we will help out on food costs for anyone who is in need.  Directions to the park are below. Once you get there, drive the main park road to find us near baseball field in the low lands.  It will not be the same place as last year.  

-12:30pm  In Uniforms / Load Buses

-1:00pm Depart for Carthage 

-2:15 - Warm-up
-2:55 - Gate
-3:00 - Perform

Concessions for meal.  Bring some money or pack food.  Coolers in the back of truck and Trailblazer.   

-5:45 - Prelim Awards 

If we make Finals, we will stay late.  Plan on concessions to fill you up for way home.  If we do not make finals, we depart at 6:30pm and stop somewhere to eat fast.  Plan on making finals!!!  We may be very late getting home if we make finals.  Finals end at 10:00pm.  We have made finals 3 out of 5 times at Carthage over the years.  

Two university bands will be performing this year.  They should be exciting. Here are the bands in our class:

Bolivar C PF Café 2:15 2:55 3:00

Harrison C PF Gym 2:30 3:10 3:15

Staley C PF Band 2:45 3:25 3:30

Webb City C PPF Café 3:00 3:40 3:45


DIRECTIONS to School827 E Centennial Ave, Carthage, MO 64836

This event is held at Carthage Middle School


We will need serving Giant sub sandwiches for lunch on Saturday, but will need students to bring deserts, soda and/or chips.  We will be at the Carthage park near the baseball field at the lower end.  You may need to drive around a bit to find us.  Details for the day are on the website. 

So that we are organized, please bring items according to the following list:

Flutes and Clarinets - Deserts

Trumpets, Horns, Sax - Soda in 2 Liter Bottles

Low Brass, Percussion - Chips

If you would like to make a desert, fee free.  We will ask students on Thursday to make sure we get this as organized as possible.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Tickets Prices and "Discounts" Branson Marching Festival October 10th

The ticket prices are very high at USBAND Festivals.  At the gate, the tickets will be $15 for parents and $10 for kids under 12.  The tickets I have at a discount are $12 each (adult) and can be purchased from us tomorrow from the main office or in the morning before we leave Saturday.  I can also get them to you at the Landing, but this will be the last opportunity.  Parking might require you to have a ticket.  We are also required to give our extra tickets back at registration, so once we arrive, that's it.  Of course, students who march can enter for free with a uniform bibber or in a large group entering at the band entrance. 

I still have a few passes for those who will be assisting us that day, but I can only give them to adult parents / guardians.  So far, we have received a few requests.  I have approximately 5 staff passes left for those who help out.

Sorry for the shockingly high prices.  This is not typical for most of our local festivals.  Since this is the first USBAND Festival we have ever had in the area, it's a learning experience for us all.  

Kids can get tickets tomorrow in class if they bring the money to us.  We send all $12 back to the festival, along with our unused tickets.   

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

New Call Time Branson October 10th

We will be meeting at BHS Saturday at Noon now.  Students will need money for a meal at the Branson Landing and concessions at the event.  Please let us know if money is an issue and we can help out.  Students simply need to come to us that day and let us know.  Students can also bring lunches.  I would also make sure a hoodie is packed for the evening.  The web page has details and times for performance. 

Here are prices for concessions:

Hamburger $2.00 Popcorn $1.00

Cheeseburger $2.50 Giant Pickle $1.00

Hot Dog $2.00 Chips $.50

Nachos $2.00 Candy $1.00

Pretzel $2.00 Soda $2.00

Pretzel w/cheese $2.50 Water $1.50