Thursday, August 30, 2012

Volunteers Needed for Boston Butt Fundraiser

George Gurley and Eric Littleton are cooking Boston butts for the band booster fundraiser at Community Presbyterian Church on Oak Boulevard in Moody starting tomorrow (Friday) morning. They will be there all night Friday night and into Saturday morning. They are in need of coolers (if anyone wants to drop one off) and volunteers to help with pickup between 1:00 and 4:00 pm on Saturday. Volunteers can come by any time, and any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Boston Butt Sale

Please remember to return tickets and money for the Boston Butt sale Thursday (tomorrow) at the band room. Instructions for the sale are on another blog posting on the website, including the pickup date this Saturday. Thank you!!

Equipment Truck Drivers Needed

We are in need of more volunteers willing to drive a band equipment truck on an occasional basis and to become members of our rotating driving team for the season. Our first need may be a pick-up run to Trussville between 3:00 and 5:00 pm this Thursday, 8/30. Driving will require approval by Metro Truck Rental and The SCCBOE Transportation Dept. Please e-mail Dr. Sargent at to indicate your interest and for instructions on gaining approval to drive. Thank you!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Revised Schedule

Marching Band and Auxiliaries:

The football game at SCCHS has been rescheduled for Friday, 8/31. As a result, here is the revised schedule for the week. Be sure to bring the proper clothing and water to after-school rehearsals, and because indoor playing will be required, inexpensive foam earplugs available at most drug stores or hardware stores are highly recommended for all playing members.

Tuesday, 8/28: After-School Rehearsal (dismissal time is now 4:30).
Wednesday, 8/29: No after-school
Thursday, 8/30: After-School Rehearsal 3:00-4:30
Friday, 8/31: Call time in band room, 5:00 pm

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Apple Corps Volunteers Needed

We are in need of some volunteers to serve on the "Apple Corps" team to provide uniform-friendly and instrument-safe snacks to the band during the 3rd quarter of each game for the season, beginning THIS Thursday. E-mail for more info and to indicate your willingness to help.

Thank you!

This Week's Schedule

Good job and thanks to all for a successful anti-bullying rally Saturday evening! Bring proper clothing and YOUR OWN WATER to after-school rehearsals this week. NO SPORTS DRINKS.

Monday: After-School 3:00-5:00 pm

Tuesday: After-School 3:00-5:00 pm

Wednesday: No After-School

Thursday: MHS Pep rally 7th period, then dismissal at 3:00 pm. Call time at 5:00 to board buses for St. Clair Game. Return time: 10:00 pm. Have all rides ready.

Friday: No after-school.

Only one month until contest. PRACTICE!!!!!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Boston Butt Fundraiser Instructions

1. See Dr. Sargent to sign up for two tickets.

2. Have the buyer(s) complete their name, address, and phone information on the top of the ticket. Return the top of the ticket with payment to the band room by Thursday, August 30. Check, cash, or money orders made payable to the Moody Band Boosters are accepted.

3. Give the bottom portion of the ticket to the buyer as a claim check. Instruct the buyer to pick up the item at Community Presbyterian Church on Saturday, September 1st between 12:00 noon and 4:00 pm.

4. Return any unsold tickets to the band room by August 30th. Any partial tickets should be accompanied by funds for the ticket. No partial tickets are accepted without payment.

Thank you!
Moody Band Boosters

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Step Ladders

The Band Boosters are selling several 8' aluminum step ladders, in like-new condition, for $75.00 each. If interested, please see a booster officer at the concession stand at today's 5:00 pm work session or during Saturday's anti-bullying rally at 6:00 pm.

Concession Stand

Thank you to all those that have worked to renovate our concession stand! It is almost ready for Saturday night, but we have some cleaning and finishing details that still need to be done. If you can help with this, we will be there tonight (Thursday) at 5 PM! Many hands make light work, so bring your work or cleaning gloves if you are able!

Also, a big thank you to those who have already volunteered to work in the concession stand! These are the people that have volunteered to work this Saturday night during the Anti-Bullying Rally. I would love to have one more volunteer!

1. Lynn Sherrer
2. Stanley Sherrer
3. Jeff Freeman
4. Alecia Snyder
5. Tina Stewart
6. Russ Stewart
7. Pat Giles
8. April Price
9. Mr. Love

All workers need be at the concession stand around 4:30 PM, and need to enter the school property through the Kelly Creek Road entrance to the Middle School, as the police will have the main entrance blocked off. Plan to stay after the rally to clean up as well. If everyone stays to help, it usually doesn't take more than 30 minutes tops! The rally is suppose to be from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

Thank you for your help!
Kim Bennett

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Anti-Bullying Rally This Saturday

Saturday, August 25th
Call Time: 5:15 pm, Band Room
All Band Members and Auxiliary Members
Dress: Playing Members: Band T-Shirt, Under-Armor Shorts, Lace-up Tennis Shoes
Dress: Auxiliary Members: See Sponsor
Rally Start Time: 6:00 pm
Rally End Time/Band Dismissal Time: 8:00 pm
Free and Open to the Public

After-School Rehearsals

Parents and Students:
Please remember our after-school rehearsal on Thursday, 8/23, from 3:00 until 5:00 pm. The rehearsal time was posted incorrectly on some notifications. Rehearsals will continue every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, except on game days, until we complete contests on 10/6. A new rehearsal schedule will be announced at that time. Thank you!

UNA Band Day


The University of North Alabama

2012 Marching Band


Come spend a day with the UNA “Pride of Dixie” and perform with the POD at the half-time show!

September 15, 2012

The Marching Band Extravaganza is open to all high school band members – including Majorettes, Color Guard members,and Dance-line members. Also, those 7th & 8th graders who are participating in high school band are welcome to attend. Each participant will receive an extravaganza t-shirt, medal, UNA goodie bag, and free admission to the UNA Game.

There is a $40 fee to participate.


Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 12

POD Rehearsal: 8am – 9:30am

Saturday Morning Check-in: 9:30am-10:00am (band field)

Extravaganza practice with the POD: 10:00am – noon. We will learn drill maneuvers, have sectional time with the UNA members, and then we’ll put the entire production together!

Call to Stadium: 4:30p at south end of stadium warm-up area

Half-time: Join the POD on the field for the finale of the show!

During the game: Perform stand-charts with the POD

How to apply: Print the registration form (see Dr. Sargent), fill it out, and send it in with your check or money order. The deadline is Wednesday, September 12,
to reserve your spot in the drill!

Auburn University Marching Honor Band

The deadline for the Auburn University Marching Honor Band has been extended to August 24th. If you are interested in applying, go to and follow the on-screen instructions. For those who have applied, a recommendation will be e-mailed to Dr. Sargent AFTER the application date but before August 28th. Please check with Dr. Sargent to confirm his receipt of your recommendation form. Thank you!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Concession Workers Needed

Volunteers are needed to work the concession stand this Saturday for the Anti-bullying rally.

Workers should be at the stadium between 4:30 and 5:00 PM!! Please contact Kim Bennett at or 205-914-3559! Thanks.

Kim Bennett

Friday, August 17, 2012

Band Booster and Chaperone Meeting Tuesday

Please remember our band booster meeting set for Tuesday, August 21 at 6:30 pm in the band room. If you are interesed in chaperoning at any time during the year, attendance at this meeting is especially important. Thank you!

Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra

The Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra is holding auditions on August 25th and 26th. If you're interested, please go to and click the "Audition Information" button.

Concession Workday Saturday, 8/18/12

Hopefully this will be the last workday for at least a week.

We will be doing a little painting, some cutting, and a decent amount of cleaning and organizing.

We will be starting at 9 am.

I appreciate all your help.

Greg M.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Concession Work Continues

Tuesday, Aug 14th, 7 to 9 pm.
Please come and help put the consession stand back together while your child has band practice-- from Greg McGinnis

Friday, August 10, 2012

Concession Help Needed

Concession Stand

Sat morning from 9 am until . . .
We are building countertop bases, cleaning,
and putting things in place.
Please come and help.

From: Greg McGinnis

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Band Shoe Pick-Up and Payment Deadline

Band shoes are now available in the band office. Please submit payment and pick up shoes by the end of rehearsal this Thursday, August 9. After Thursday, unclaimed and/or unpaid shoes will be returned to the dealer for a credit. Some students may have paid but did not receive shoes. Others may have paid and received shoes but are not credited below. Others may have left payments in the money box, of which Dr. Sargent is unaware. Please see the list below and communicate any corrections with Dr. Sargent at

Jamie H: unclaimed
Amanda C: unclaimed
Shelby P: unclaimed
Max S: paid but unclaimed
Brandon M: paid but unclaimed
Madison S: size ordered
Savannah D: surplus claimed
Kaity N: unclaimed
Brody P: received
Seth G: unclaimed
Grant T: received
Rachael S: unclaimed
Andrew D: received
Joel B: received
Jonathan H: size ordered
Blake A: unclaimed
Gavin H: unclaimed
Lorna W: size ordered
Giorgia E: unclaimed
Chandler H: unclaimed
Hunter R: received
Evan M: received
Will J: unclaimed

Upcoming Rehearsals

We have three marching band rehearsals remaining before school begins: August 9, 14, and 16, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. These rehearsals are crucial to our maintaining a minimal performance level until regular after-school rehearsals begin. Absences in any area create a hardship for others and are a detriment to the band. Please be considerate of the team and communicate with Dr. Sargent in advance. All students should bring dot books, music, water, and all other necessary items to each practice. Many thanks go out to those who attended last night's rehearsal as scheduled.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed this Thursday, August 9, from 7:00 until 9:00 pm, to help Greg McGinnis move equipment back into the renovated band concession stand. Thank you!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Concession Help Needed

Concession Stand Work

Please come and help while the band practices
on Tuesday, from 7 to 9 pm.
There is some cleaning, scraping, and painting that needs to be done.

Thank you,
Greg M.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Program Ad Sale Deadline Extended

Program ad sales were due July 31st, but the deadline has now been extended. Parents have until Friday August 3rd to submit ads. Thanks!