1st Tri Music Department Concert - Monday, Nov 4 @ 7 pm
Be in band room or choir room by 6:45 pm
Dress is "nice" - does not need to be black/white for this concert
Jazz Band, Chorus, Concert Band. Program for the event is attached.
No admission fee but donations are accepted and appreciated.
Nov 4 First Trimester Band Concert (7PM THS-Hamilton Auditorium)
Nov 11 Band Picture Day (8:30AM)
Studio One Photography by Vince Palazzolo will be at THS during 2nd period on Monday, Nov 11 to take band photos during class. Order forms are available in the band room office or you can open the below pdf and print.
Nov 11 Band Pizza Party (7:00PM)
· The End of Marching Season Pizza Party will be held on Monday November 11 at 7:00PM in the THS Commons
· Cost: $5 per family, and a dish to pass
o 8th Graders & Freshman: bottled water or 2-Liter of pop
o Sophomores: Salads
o Juniors: Sides
o Seniors: Desserts
· Please return the below RSVP form with your $5 to Mr. Kurilko by Thursday, November 7, 2019
No uniforms - warm street clothes (weather in the low 50s or upper 40s) or Halloween costumes (appropriate, please)! You do NOT need to wear your marching shoes. :
6:15 pm Warm ups / possible short performance for TEF tailgate
6:35 pm Line up in jock lot for pregame
7 pm Game/Halftime/etc
The End of Marching Season Pizza Party will be held on Monday November 11 at 700PM in the THS Commons, in conjunction with the November Band Boosters Meeting. Please read the flyer below to find out what to bring and how you can help. Mr. K will unveil the theme for the 2020 Fall Performance at the party. See you there!
One of our marching band clarinet section members (oboe in concert band), Megan Cullen, a junior and also a member of the THS cross country team, ran the entire 26.2 mile Detroit Marathon on Sunday, Oct 19! She finished 8th in her age group (19 and under). By the way, she went to cross country practice the next day and ran 5 miles. #beastmodemegan
MON (10/21) NO PRACTICE / BOOSTER MEETING @ 6:30pm
WED (10/23) Last Practice (6:00pm to 7:30pm)
FRI (10/25) Last Home Football Game; Final On-Field Performance of 'South of the Border'
Studio One Photography by Vince Palazzolo will be at THS during 2nd period on Monday, Nov 11 to take band photos during class. Order forms are available in the band room office or you can open the attached pdf and print.
Just a note - today I took some time to go over what is and what isn't appropriate to wear during the last practice run through of our show, commonly referred to as 'the naked run though'. It is not naked. Never was, never will be.
This weird tradition started when many of today's band parents were actually band members (so it's YOUR fault...lol). Back when marching seasons used to go into November, it started snowing toward the end of our last practice. The drumline (of course) yells out "let's do the run through naked!" and several boys took off their shirts and marched it in the snow.
The next year, the same thing happened and a weird tradition was born. But even then, I told the students that if they were going to do a dumb thing like take off their shirts or shoes or whatever that it still had to be appropriate. Some girls once tried to march in bras only but I put a stop to that on the spot. Silly stuff.
So I tell students this simple rule: If it is a Trenton HS sports uniform worn in public (swando girls like to wear their team swimsuits sometimes), it's fine with one exception. Boys swim team who wear speedos have to do something else - speedos on the internet look like skimpy underwear and we do not need that kind of rep.
Over time, it's become more of a costume thing anyway. Bunny costumes, horse head masks, fun stuff like that. I figured that it's a team building thing and harmless - if not taken too far.
Only about a third of the band members actually participate anyway and most of those just kick off their shoes and march barefoot just to see what that's like.
SO.....I need your help, parents, to keep this a happy and appropriate little weird tradition. Please make sure that I don't have to go up to your son or daughter and tell them that they have to cover up and be appropriate. Bunny suits - yes. Birthday suits - no.
I think the worst thing about this whole dumb thing is the name because the actuality of it all is that it's pretty "Disney" clean and I make sure that it stays that way. "Naked run through". *sigh* But as I said, it was circa 1990-92 that it got started so it's all your fault, parents. Lol.