714 High School Drive
Moody, AL 35004
Moody Christmas Parade—Beginner Band
Dear Beginning Band Parent or Guardian:
The Moody High School Band will participate in the upcoming Moody Christmas parade on Saturday, December 14th. This year, I am extending a special invitation to our beginning band students who, with your permission, may walk with our high school band during the parade. This is not a required event for beginners but is an optional activity at your discretion. If you choose to allow your student to participate, the attached Medical Release Form must be completed and returned to the band room by the end of the school day on Friday, December 6th.
Participating students will meet at our band room at 3:00 pm on Saturday for roll call. We travel by bus to the Adesa Auto Auction on Highway 411 by 4:00 pm, and then begin the parade to Moody City Hall at 5:00. Buses return with students ready for pick-up at the band room by 6:30. Students will not be released at the parade site. All will return to the band room by bus to conclude the trip. I ask that you please pick up your student at the band room no later than 7:00. Students should dress appropriately for the weather conditions and wear comfortable walking shoes. Holiday-themed clothing is encouraged, and bringing candy for distribution to spectators is a favorite activity. High school band members will wear their Santa hats, and I recommend that your student do the same.
If you wish to serve as a chaperone, ride the bus, and walk with the band, please contact our volunteer chaperone coordinator via e-mail at email@example.com and mention that you are the parent/guardian of a beginning band member. I have enjoyed working with your student this year and would be delighted to have them accompany us in this year’s parade. Please direct any questions to me at 205-640-1995 or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Bradley K. Sargent, Director of Bands