Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Covered Bridge Festival Itinerary for Saturday, 10/1/11

Moody Band Itinerary: Covered Bridge Marching Festival, Oneonta, AL
Saturday, October 1, 2011

2:00 pm call time at the MHS band room. Be sure to eat lunch before arriving.

2:30 pm warm-up and walk-through of show in bibbers and shakos

3:00 pm board buses and depart for Oneonta

4:15 pm arrive at OHS stadium. Unload. Proceed to warm-up area

5:15 pm warm-up begins

5:45 pm proceed to staging area

6:00 pm performance

6:15 pm load band van, change out of uniforms, visit concessions

7:15 pm view 4A bands and exhibition bands

8:15 pm awards ceremony

9:15 pm depart for return trip to MHS

10:15 pm arrive and unload at MHS band room. Have rides ready.

Please Note:
• Each band member should bring $5.00-$7.00 for dinner at concessions. Bring more if T-shirts, DVDs, etc. are desired.
• Parents and others who follow the band in personal vehicles must park in the school parking lot. Only buses and the band van are permitted in the bus lot.
• Restrooms are available near the warm-up area for immediate needs upon arrival.
• Equipment trailers and drivers will be available to transport pit and other large equipment to the performance area
• Gadsden Music Company assists with emergency repairs only. Please do not save long-needed repairs for Saturday’s emergency tent!! Take care of repairs this week.
• Students are not to climb any fences.
• Restroom and concession visits should be completed in chaperoned groups before the exhibition bands perform. Proceeding directly to the buses allows us to get home as efficiently as possible at the conclusion of the evening.
• Bus and equipment drivers’ hospitality areas are separated from the directors’ area. Passes will be issued upon arrival.
• Spectator parking: $4.00. Spectator admission: $5.00. Children 6 and under are free
• No outside food, drinks, or coolers are permitted in the stadium
• No confetti or silly string allowed in the stadium
• Maps and directions are available in the MHS band room this week.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Marching Band: Schedule for the Week, September 26-Oct 1

Monday, 9/26: 3:00-5:00 after-school practice, band field

Tuesday, 9/27: 3:00-5:00 after-school practice, band field

Wednesday, 9/28: NO AFTER SCHOOL

Thursday, 9/29: 3:00-5:00 after-school practice, band field

Friday, 9/30: All students report to the band room at the 3:00 bell and remain until buses arrive. Dinner will be served. Departure for Shelby Co. at approximately 4:30 pm.

Saturday, 10/1: Call time for Covered Bridge Festival TBA but likely similar to the Mid-south call time and schedule. Other details coming as soon as they are available.


Congratulations Moody Band on a straight superior rating in all areas and a Bob Rush award at the Mid-south Marching Festival last night! You represented yourselves, your school, and your band very well.

Stay posted for a detailed schedule of activities for the new week ahead, including after-school rehearsals on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, an away game to Shelby County HS on Friday, and the Covered Bridge Marching Festival in Oneonta on Saturday.

Best wishes,

Dr. Sargent

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Midsouth Itinerary 2011

Moody Bands
Itinerary for Mid-South Competition
Saturday, September 24, 2011

12:00 noon Call time. Auxiliaries arrive in completed hair/makeup.

12:15 pm Breakfast for Lunch—provided by Horizon Church, MPR

12:45 pm Partial Loading, Pit Perc, Water on Band Van

1:00 pm Stretching, basics, warm-up, show review—Band Field

1:30 pm Retrieve uniforms, final loading, and departure for GCHS

2:45 pm Arrival at GCHS, registration, equipment transport to staging area

3:15 pm Warm-up in designated area

4:15 pm Moody Band Performs

4:30 pm Return to Buses, change clothes in designated changing rooms

5:00 pm Chaperoned groups to concessions from stands for supper/snacks

6:00 pm View Class AAAA Band Competition from stands

8:30 pm Awards Ceremony Begins

9:00 pm Board buses and depart for MHS

10:00 pm Arrive at MHS, unload, stow gear and uniforms, meet rides

Additional Notes:
• Each student should bring $5.00-$7.00 in spending money for concessions. More money is needed if T-shirts or other vendor items are desired.
• All students should bring a change of clothing for post-performance time in the stands. All clothing must meet MJHS and MHS dress codes.
• All members must ride the bus to and from the event and remain with the group for the duration of the event.
• All instruments and equipment should be complete and in good repair BEFORE the day of the event. On Saturday, there will be no time for last-minute repairs or modifications to equipment. Notify Dr. Sargent of problems NOW.
• When loading or unloading, EVERYONE HELPS! Listen and follow the instructions of the loading leaders on the van. Do not abandon empty cases in the parking lot, but return all empty cases to the van when instructed to do so. Be responsible for your gear!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Schedule for the Week of 9/19/11-9/24/11

Moody Bands
Schedule for the Week Beginning 9/19/2011

Monday, 9/19/11: After-School Rehearsal, 3:00-5:00 pm, band field

Tuesday, 9/20/11: After-School Rehearsal, 3:00-5:00 pm, band field
Band Booster Meeting, 6:30 pm, band room

Wednesday, 9/21/11: No After-School Rehearsal. Dismissal at 3:00 pm bell.

Thursday, 9/22/11: After-School Rehearsal, 3:00-5:00 pm, band field

Friday, 9/23/11: MHS vs. Pell City at Home:
Student dismissal, 3:00 pm
Roll call, band room, 6:00 pm
Dismissal from band room by 10:00 pm. Please have rides ready.

Saturday, 9/24/11: Midsouth Marching Festival, Gadsden.
Call time and performance times are yet to be announced by the organizers. Please plan to reserve a full day for this event, with a call time in the band room in the mid to late morning and a dismissal time from the band room at approximately 11:00 pm. All details will follow in a separate website and Yahoo Group posting.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Trouble With Yahoo Groups?

Are you or others you know having trouble joining the Moody Blue Devils Yahoo Group to receive information on Moody Band activities, deadlines and dates? If so, please send an e-mail to brad.sargent@sccboe.org and ask to be invited to join.

An invitation to join will be sent directly to you, and joining is as easy as clicking a link and following instructions from there.

As a member of the Yahoo Group, you will receive e-mail notification of all announcements and schedules for band activities.

Go Blue!

Band Boosters This Tuesday, 9/20/11

Please remember the band booster meeting scheduled for this Tuesday, September 20 at 6:30 pm in the band room. Planning for the Midsouth (9/24/11) and Covered Bridge (10/1/11) festivals and other items will be discussed. Attendance by all parents and guardians is appreciated.

Go Blue Devils!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Homecoming Week Schedule 2011

Moody Blue Devils Marching Band
Homecoming Week Schedule 2011
Distributed 9/12/11

Monday, 9/12/11
3:00 pm-5:00 pm After-School Rehearsal, Band Field

Tuesday, 9/13/11
3:00 pm-5:00 pm After-School Rehearsal, Band Field

Wednesday, 9/14/11 MHS Assembly During 4th Block—Report to Band Room First!!!
NO After-School Rehearsal

Thursday, 9/15/11 4th Block Rehearsal at Stadium with Homecoming Court
Students Dismissed at 3:00 pm Bell—No after-school activities
Roll Call in Band Room 5:00 pm. Buses Leave by 5:30
St. Clair County Band Expo 6:00-8:00 pm
Return to Band Room 8:30 pm

Friday, 9/16/11 MES Pep Rally 8:00 am (Band participation TBA)
MMS Pep Rally 8:30 am (Band participation TBA)
4th Block Begins 10:45 am (All Report to Band Room)
MHS Pep Rally 11:30 am
School Dismissal 12:00 noon. Marchers Report to Band Room
Board Buses 12:30 pm
Homecoming Parade begins 1:30
3:00 pm—all students dismissed from band room
6:00 pm—Call time in band room
6:40 pm—Field Show Performance for Pregame
7:00 pm Kickoff
Homecoming Court Performance for Halftime
9:30 pm—Have all rides at band room for pickup

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

New Schedule for Away Game vs. Pinson Friday, 9/9/11

Dear marching band and auxiliary parents and students:

Call time for marching band and auxiliary members has changed. This Friday, 9/9/11, students are dismissed at the 3:00 bell. Roll call in the band room is at 4:30 with departure time at or before 5:00 pm. Band van loading will take place in the afternoon prior to roll call.

Please be sure to allow your student to eat before returning to the band room for 4:30 roll call. There will not be another chance to eat until 3rd quarter snack during the game.

Some students have expressed concerns about having inadequate time and/or transportation to leave school at 3:00 dismissal and to return by 4:30. For those students, an after-school, "extended day" period will be offered in the band room from 3:00 pm until departure time. This period will include a snack and will likely include some extra rehearsal time. A parental permission form will be sent home Thursday with those students needing to remain at the band room. Only those students with signed permission forms will be permitted to remain, and any students staying must stay for the entire period. A donation of $5.00 per student, made payable to the Moody Band Boosters, is appreciated to help defray the cost of the pre-trip snack.

Monday, September 5, 2011

After-School Rehearsals for Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Because of the significant rainfall predicted for Tuesday, 9/6/11, winds and percussion will not practice after school. However, all auxiliaries should report to the band room and multipurpose room with sponsors for after- school practice as scheduled.

After-school rehearsals will resume on Thursday as previously scheduled for all marching members. In addition, please watch the website and Yahoo Groups for more information on the Friday away game at Pinson.