Information for both events on attached forms. Download form below or ask your student to bring home forms available from Mr. K during class. Please read instructions and remit all payments by Friday, Oct 19.
Cedar Point Halloweekends - Saturday, October 27
$35 per student includes ticket and transportation
**Buses load 8:30 am/leave 9 am/Noon performance on midway
Back at THS approximately 11:45 pm
DETROIT RED WINGS @ Little Caesars Arena
Thursday, Nov 1
$30 per student includes game ticket, transportation, special event medallion – pregame concourse performance by THS Band
***Extra tickets for parents and others can also be ordered for $30 each but will NOT include transportation (students only on buses)
***Red Wings playing New Jersey Devils/team captain Andy Greene – Trenton HS Class of 2001
Attached are the actual contest schedules with lists of times and bands performing for Sept 29 and Oct 2. Check on the calendar page (click on the event) for our practice, load, leave, perform, awards, and return schedule information.
Due to wet weather moving in, 40+ students will be absent due to THS events, and the fact that the band did so well over the weekend, I have cancelled practice for Monday, Sept 24. Rain or shine, there WILL be practice on Wednesday, Sept 26. Rest and study tonight, kids!
Great day all around. Here's a video of the performance which scored (in exhibition) an 83.9 which is the highest of the day of all classes. Bravo to Bonnie Forrest and all the volunteers!!!!
Gotta love how kids love the band. Thank you, Jennifer Keller, for the video!
Marching Band schedule for the next two weeks:
Monday Sept 17 - Practice on main field 6-8 pm
Wednesday Sept 19 - Practice on practice field 6-8 pm
(Thursday, Sept 20 - Constitution Day at Anderson 9 am/2nd pd class)
Friday, Sept 21 - Home game
Saturday, Sept 22 - Trenton Invitational: See schedule below
Monday, Sept 24 - Practice 6-8
Wednesday, Sept 26 - Practice 6-8
Friday, Sept 28 - Home game
Saturday, Sept 29 - Gibraltar Invitational: See schedule below
Monday, Oct 1 - Practice 6-8
Tuesday, Oct 2 - Wyandotte Invitational: See schedule below
We still have practices and events after Oct 2 but the next two weeks is crucial for attendance, work, performances, and practice for our success.
NOTE: THS football looks like they are in position to eventually qualify for state playoffs. If they do and we host a home game (won't know that until the week of the game), that game would be on Friday, Oct 26. If we would win that game, we move on to the next week and if hosting, that game would be on the following Friday night. FYI
Sat, Sept 22 TRENTON INVITATIONAL
11am-1pm PRACTICE on main field
*Band hosts begin job duties after practice
*AMS Band assistants report to field at 1:45
*Drum Majors and Drumline in uniform for 1st awards ceremony at 4pm
FULL BAND IN UNIFORM @ 5:15 pm
PERFORM @ 6:15pm
AWARDS and DISMISS
Sat, Sept 29 GIBRALTAR CARLSON INVITATIONAL
Practice 11am-1pm on Main Field
1:30 pm Truck load
2:15 pm Buses load/leave
2:30 pm Arrive at Carlson / unload truck
4:15 pm Perform
6 pm Awards
6 pm Buses back at Carlson HS
6:15-6:30 Load and return to THS
6:30-6:45 back at THS
Tuesday, Oct 2 WYANDOTTE DOWNRIVER FANFARE INVITATIONAL
4pm load truck
4:30 load buses and leave
4:50 arrive in Wyandotte
6 pm Perform
Load after awards approx. 7 pm
Back in Trenton circa 7:30 pm
Students must be in band room by 6 pm on Friday, Sept 7 for the first home football game. We will be in full uniform thus kids must wear appropriate clothing and socks under (details in band class and at practice from uniform moms).
Cedar Point date has CHANGED. Due to Queen's Judging at THS being on Oct 6, we have moved the Cedar Point day to Saturday, Oct 27.
Starting Wednesday, Sept 5, all ten remaining evening practices (there's only six weeks of the marching season remaining in this short season - the final night practice is Wed, Oct 10), four home football games, and three competitions have required attendance.
Any absence from any other than missing school that day ALL DAY ("if you get sick after school, Mr K needs an email from parents BEFORE practice) must be pre-approved by Mr. Kurilko via EMAIL CONTACT from parents (I must know that your parents know that you are absent BEFORE the practice or event in the case of last minute illness - absence without email will result in a call to the parent during practice)
Work schedules, church youth group functions, and other non-school related activities do not excuse any band member from their attendance responsibilities from the graded academic requirements of the band class. "Homework" is also not an excuse - there's plenty of time before and after any practice to do homework.
A band class grade is no different than a math, science, or any other grade except that band class attendance at after school, evening, and weekend practices and performances are required in order to give GYM CREDIT as well as an academic grade.
Absences due to school functions such as THS sports and other THS sponsored activities as well as rehearsals for high level area honors bands (Detroit Civic Jazz, etc) are exempt from Monday/Wednesday rehearsals (NOT PERFORMANCES!) but will result in doubling up of requirement for attendance for the NEXT practice. Syllabus will be distributed and grading policies explained in class.
Nutshell: You joined band to be in band. We have practices and performances. The expectation is that you are there for both. If you are there, you are fine. If you are not, there needs to be an excused parent-made explanation just like how missing a day of school requires parent contact.