Monday, September 27, 2010

Schedule for the Week of 9/27/10

Mon 9/27/10 After-School Rehearsal 3:15-5:00

Tues 9/28/10 MJHS Pep Rally 2:30. After-School Rehearsal 3:15-5:00

Wed 9/29/10 No After-School Rehearsal

Thurs 9/30/10 After-School Rehearsal 3:15-5:00

Fri 10/1/10 MHS vs. Shelby County, Home
3:00 Dismissal at bell
5:45 Call Time, Band Room
6:30 March to Stadium
7:00 Game Time
10:30 Dismissal at Band Room

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Additional Thoughts and Reminders for Mid-South

Good morning band,

Our time in the stands today is likely to be spent in the sun and heat. Please come prepared. You are allowed and encouraged to pack sunglasses, a sun hat, and sunscreen. Your travel uniform should consist of the 2010 band t-shirt, shorts, jeans or khakis, socks, and tennis shoes. We will bring water with us but cannot carry an unlimited quantity. You may wish to bring a Camel-bak or thermos bottle (water only) for your personal use. We will have opportunities for chaperoned visits to the concession stands, so you may want to bring some extra spending money.

A reminder: We are attending the Mid-South festival as an ensemble on a board-approved field trip. As such, we function as a coherent unit. For your safety and for group solidarity, we remain together throughout the day. Any student wishing to deviate from our band's assigned location must do so only with the approval of a tagged chaperone, sponsor, or Dr. Sargent. Any student caught disobeying this rule is subject to consequences which may include placement on non-performing status or removal from the band or squad.

Let's work together to make today a successful, safe, and enjoyable experience. I look forward to seeing you in the band room at 11:30 sharp. Be sure to eat something before you arrive, and stay hydrated with plenty of water!

Dr. Sargent

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Pell City Game Itinerary

Moody vs. Pell City Football
Itinerary for Friday, 09.24.10

3.00 pm Dismissal at bell.

4.45 pm Roll Call, Band Room. Playing members should wear appropriate clothing under the uniform, but please save the 2010 t-shirt for Saturday’s Mid-South performance.

5.30 pm Departure

6.30 pm Arrival at Pell City, march into stadium

7.00 pm Kickoff

10.00 pm Load buses and depart Pell City for Moody

11.00 pm Stow uniforms, unload, have rides ready

Mid-South Itinerary

MHS Marching Band
Mid-South Itinerary
Saturday, 09.25.10

11.30 am Call Time, Band Room. Please eat lunch before arriving. Playing members wear 2010 Under-Armor band t-shirt and athletic shorts. Bring a change of clothes (MHS dress code compliant) for post-performance activities.

12.00 noon Depart MHS for Gadsden City HS

1.30 pm Arrive at GCHS, unload, full uniform, line up

2.15 pm Warm-Up

3.00 pm Performance

3.15 pm Change into everyday clothes, load equipment, board buses

4:00 pm Depart for local activity, TBA

6:15 pm Return to GCHS. Observe AAAA bands and exhibition bands. Periodic breaks for chaperoned restroom and concession visits. Section leaders/officers change into uniforms.

9:00 pm Awards ceremony

10:00 pm Board buses

11:30 pm Arrive at MHS band room. Unload. Have rides ready.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Midsouth Schedule

The first time listed is warm-up. The second time listed is performance time. Our own schedule for the day is coming soon. Stay posted!


A Bands
Ashville Woody Francis 12:30 1:15
Sylvania Cindy Stephens 12:45 1:30
Falkville Bradley Phillips 1:00 1:45
Fyffe Bill Henson 1:15 2:00
East Lawrence Talitha Castleberry 1:30 2:15
Susan Moore Cilia Smith 1:45 2:30
Glencoe Mike Bright 2:00 2:45
Moody Dr. Brad Sargent 2:15 3:00

-Break- 3:15

AA Bands
Ranburne Jeff Carpenter 2:45 3:30
Plainview Matt Stephens 3:00 3:45
Etowah Kimberly Hass 3:15 4:00
Talladega David McDaniel 3:30 4:15
Crossville Chris Davis 3:45 4:30
Hokes Bluff Brett Causey 4:00 4:45
Dade County Chris Chance 4:15 5:00
Briarwood Christian Jim Knight 4:30 5:15
Southside Nathan Haskew 4:45 5:30

-Supper Break- 5:45

AAA Bands
Lakeview Ft. Oglethorpe Rich Stichler 5:45 6:30

AAAA Bands
Ft. Payne Chris Hagler 6:00 6:45
Jackson County Miles Adams 6:15 7:00
Arab Paul Tallent 6:30 7:15
Northwest Whitfield George Barnett 6:45 7:30
Oxford Chris Pennington 7:00 7:45
Albertville Chris Lindley 7:15 8:00

Gadsden City Steve Reagan 8:15
Jacksonville State Ken Bodiford 8:30

**Warm up time will be 45 minutes prior to each performance. Please allow 30 minutes for warm up and 15 minutes to walk from the warm up area to the back gate.**

Monday, September 20, 2010

The week of 9.20.10

After-school practice for marching band is planned to proceed as scheduled this afternoon, Monday, 9.20.10, 3:15-5:00. We will begin our rehearsal on the band practice field, and if possible, continue at the stadium after auxiliaries and runners arrive.

Practice will take place as scheduled on Tuesday, 9.21.10. Band Boosters will meet at 6:30 pm in the band room. All are invited and encouraged to attend. In addition, Tuesday evening is the MJHS homecoming game at Bill Morris stadium. Please stay posted for details on any marching band involvement.

Wednesday, 9.22.10: No after-school rehearsal. Get some rest!

Thursday, 9.23.10: After-school rehearsal as scheduled, 3:15-5:00.

Friday, 9.24.10: MHS vs. Pell City, away. Students dismissed at 3:00 pm bell. Call time, band room, all members, 4:45. See Dr. Sargent in advance if you're unable to get a return ride to school by 4:45. Buses depart no later than 5:30. Buses return to MHS band room by 10:30 pm. Please have rides ready by 10:30.

Saturday, 9.25.10: Mid-South marching festival, Gadsden City HS. A detailed schedule is expected and will be announced as soon as possible, but for now, plan to be with the band for most of the day. We should be back at the MHS band room by 10:30 pm.

Have a great week!

Dr. Sargent

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Article of Note

An Op-Ed article from a Kalamazoo, MI newspaper, great for all to read, but especially for parents of 8th grade band members and those 7th graders who wish to "march up" next year:

Best wishes,

Dr. Sargent

Sylacauga This Friday

Excellent work at the St. Clair Expo last night! We go to Sylacauga this Friday. Everyone stays after school. Roll call in the band room is 3:15. Dinner will be served around 3:30. We'll leave by 4:30 at the latest and return to Moody around 11:00 pm.

After-school practice happens as usual on Thursday until 5:00 pm. Have a great day!

Dr. Sargent

Monday, September 13, 2010

Calendar Update

The Calendar has been updated through August 2011, using Dr. Sargent's recently revised schedule from Yahoo Groups. Some events are labeled "all day" when they really are "TBA". I will update more specific times when they are available. You can copy events to your own Google Calendar by clicking on events > "copy to my calendar".

Error on General Schedule

Please note the error on the newly revised general schedule, available on Yahoo Groups and in hard copy at the band room:

The Mid-South festival in Gadsden is on Saturday, 9/25/10, not Sunday, 9/26/10.

Thank you!

Full Band Today, 9/13/10

The full band will rehearse today after school as originally scheduled. Please disregard any prior messages.

Correction on Today's Practice Schedule

Dance line and majorettes should plan to stay for today's after-school rehearsal. An announcement for guard, winds, and percussion members will be made later today. Please disregard the cancellation announcement made earlier this morning.

Dr. Sargent

File Uploaded to Yahoo Groups

Please be aware that the revised general schedule for 2010-2011 has been uploaded to Yahoo Groups in two formats. If you have trouble opening one, try the other. Have a great day!

Dr. Sargent

Sunday, September 12, 2010

No After-School Practice Monday

Band, Auxiliaries and Sponsors,

I just received a message requiring my attendance at an after-school faculty meeting tomorrow (Monday, 9/13/10). We will therefore be unable to hold after-school band practice. Please be prepared to leave school at the 3:00 pm bell.

A clarification: My previous message may have been confusing. Buses will be transporting us to and from the band expo on Tuesday evening. To be clear, my message should have read, "Students who will have difficulty getting a ride back to school between 3:00 dismissal and 4:30 roll call should let me know." Ideally, all students should be able to find a ride to the band room for roll call after having left the school, but if not, we need to make arrangements.

Thank you!
Dr. Sargent

Saturday, September 11, 2010

St. Clair County Expo Tuesday 9/14/10

Excellent halftime and post-game performance last night! Kudos!

Please be aware of our St. Clair band expo coming up THIS Tuesday, 9/14. Students are dismissed at the 3:00 pm bell. Call time in the band room is 4:30. Be early! Buses need to leave no later than 5:00 pm. Expo performances begin at 6:00. Be sure to eat something before call time, and if you know you cannot get a ride back to school, please let me know by Monday so we can make arrangements.

With kindest regards,
Dr. Sargent

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

This Week's Schedule

Tues: 9/7: Bill Miller photos 3:15-5:00
Wed: 9/8: No after-school rehearsal
Thurs: 9/9: After-School rehearsal 3:15-5:00
Fri: 9/10: Football vs. Pinson at Home. Call time in the band room: 5:45 pm.

Band Photos Today!!

We have a re-shoot of band photos today, 9/7/10 after school. Please be prepared to change into uniforms during 4th block/7th period band. Auxiliaries should report to the band room by 3:15. Bring any photos you wish to exchange. We will end at our usual time of 5:00 pm.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Concession Work Day This Thursday, 9/2/10

Volunteers are needed for a concession stand clean-up at the football stadium tomorrow (Thursday) 9/2/10, at 6:00 pm. This is the final cleanup before our home games begin next week, and the concession stand is a significant source of funding for the band boosters, so this is an important evening. Many hands make light work, and all help is appreciated.