Hello Mustangs

I know that everyone's family has different levels of adjustment following hurricane Irma. Let's support each other, love each other and be kind to one another as we go through this healing time. I want you to know that I am happy that we have survived and I am ecstatic that we have a band family to return to. For those of you that I saw today, thank you for bringing light to this very dark week. It was great to hear your laughter and to have the building filled with music and guard once again. For those that I will see on Monday, I can't wait to have us all together again!

I won't inundate you with lots of information. Let's just look at the next 2 weeks. I will follow with more up on MMN:

1. The FBA has extended the window for All-State Auditions due to Irma and the aftermath. After much discussion and deliberation they have decided that the best course of action for our district will be to move our All State Auditions to Saturday September 30th. Auditions will still take place at Sarasota Middle School. The times that are posted will remain the same. 

2.  This is Homecoming Week. Tuesday is Back-to-School Night. We have a game Friday. You have the Dance on Saturday. I am adjusting rehearsal to give you time to enjoy the Spirit Week while still feeling good about our progress. I am gently setting up the schedule in a way that we can push forward with intensity while attending to the matters of school and family. We will not go into crisis mode. We have set a solid foundation. We will work hard as we expected to. Please be flexible, Please be ready!!!

Monday, September 18 - NO rehearsal
Tuesday (19) - FULL BAND/Guard rehearsal, 2:30-5, Back to School Night at 6pm afterwards.
Wednesday (20) - FULL BAND/GUARD rehearsal, 2:30-5
Thursday (21) - FULL BAND/GUARD rehearsal, 2:30-5
Friday (22) - FULL BAND/GUARD rehearsal, 2:30-5, Homecoming Game/Alumni Night!
Saturday (23) - Homecoming Dance!

Monday, September 25 - NO Rehearsal
Tuesday (26) - Percussion/Guard 6-9pm
Wednesday (27) - Woodwinds/Brass 2:30-5:30
Thursday (28) - FULL BAND/GUARD 3-5, 6-9
Friday (29) - Middle School Band Night! FULL BAND/GUARD 4pm Downbeat
Saturday (30) - FULL BAND/GUARD rehearsal 1-9, All-State Auditions @ SMS

Enjoy your weekend! I'll see you Monday!!!

Ron Lambert
Lakewood Ranch HS Bands