Other than regular class schedule, here's what's going on:
Monday, Nov 26 - start of 2nd trimester / Spring musical meeting after school
Wednesday, Nov 28 - Jazz Band 6 pm
Friday, Nov 30*** - Salvation Army Band; kids involved will meet at 2662 Riverside Drive at 5:30 pm; Rotary members will drive the students to each location
***Students will take parade instruments HOME after school on Friday or put them in garage 2nd period for Saturday access when THS is closed
Saturday, Dec 1 - jock lot garage open 5pm until 5:30 pm / THS building will NOT be open before or after parade /students will meet by 5:45 pm at the parade route (across street from credit union just up from Trenton Theater) - dress is WARM, DRY, and festive if possible. Decorating instruments is encouraged. So are Santa hats etc.
Reminder! Rookies will receive band varsity letters and the 2019 THSMB show will be revealed!
Reminder that our first trimester music department concert is on Monday, Nov 5 at 7 pm in the THS Auditorium. Free. Chorus singing five selections, jazz combo performing two songs, concert band performing three selections plus the final performance of Guys and Dolls in concert. Program for the event is attached.
Weather forecast looks very wet and rainy all day tomorrow (Thursday Nov 1) especially during the time we are supposed to perform. Therefore, I decided today that we will NOT perform at the LCA as originally planned as they have no indoor option for us. It's a bit of a bummer but nobody wants to get drenched performing or as a spectator.
THIS PROMPTED ME TO MAKE A LOAD/LEAVE TIME CHANGE - we will now be loading and leaving at 5:30 pm instead of 5 pm. No reason to leave so early if we aren't going to load any instruments, unload, warm up, prep, and perform.
I will tell everyone in band class tomorrow as well. I will distribute tickets to the band kids when we arrive at the LCA. The plan is still to leave between the 2nd and 3rd period.
ALSO: I got a call from Andy Greene's mom today. He has personally put a thank you to the Trenton HS Band for us on the jumbotron scoreboard during the game! Look for it!
The forecast for Thursday evening when we are scheduled to perform is for rain. Unfortunately, I was just told by the Red Wings that there is no possibility to move a performance indoors. While I won't make a decision until Thursday, if it's legitimately raining, we will NOT perform at all and will just go to the game. Nobody wants to stand in the rain to watch a band nor does anyone want to perform in the rain. If it's weather like at Cedar Point when we performed, we will still perform as that wasn't too bad. However, if it's actually RAIN and then we would have to go inside an ice rink for a few hours wet and cold, I'm not going to do that to the parents, fans, and especially the kids. Stay tuned - decision will be made on Thursday.
Busses load 4:45 pm
Performances 5:45-6:30 - start at Woodward/Service drive corner and end Chevy Plaza
*in the event of rain, may be moved inside to concourse
We will leave after 2nd period - approx 9 pm - and be back at THS approx 9:30 pm
Dress: Blue and gold for Trenton night! Red Wings gear also appropriate. If you have a New Jersey Devils jersey, you can wear that since NJ Devils captain Andy Greene (THS Class of 2001) will be in town.
Cedar Point: Dress warm and prepared (supposed to be low 50s and occasional showers); wear show shirt - we may be able to perform in them if the weather holds at noon. Jeans, any pants are fine. Athletic shoes ok. However, bring a jacket/coat/varsity jacket - if it's too cold to go just tshirts to perform (I bet it will be too cold), we will just wear street clothes and coats over show shirts.
ALSO: Our first trimester concert is on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5. It was scheduled months ago to be on a different date but we were bumped off of it due to other use of the auditorium. November 5 at 7 pm is our concert! Band, chorus, jazz combo
Band photos will be taken during class on Thursday, Oct 25. I have attached copies of the forms as jpg files below. Paper copies are available in the band room.
While we aren't quite done with the marching activity yet, the field season is most likely over. Trenton will make the Oct 26 playoffs but most likely on the road if they would win even the first two games. We still have Cedar Point and the Red Wings this trimester plus the Christmas Parade on Sat, Dec. 1 as well as the final in-concert performance of Guys and Dolls at the Monday, Nov 5 concert @ 7pm
Homecoming was a bit wet and cold but nothing we couldn't overcome. Here's my favorite photo of that night - it's what we do in the THS Band....nice work, Max!