MMN Week 11 10/17/16

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Monday Music Notes – 10/17/16

In this week’s MMN…… Working Hard to BECOME the absolute best LRHS Mustang Bands we can BE! This is a week full of performance and excitement for our Mustangs!

We Have a Monday FUNdraiser (participate in all of them to offset the costs for your March Band Trip!), Normally scheduled rehearsals for the Marching Band (Tu/W/Th), a HOME GAME featuring an open invitation to any and ALL LRHS band kids and well over 100 Middle School kids to JAM in the STANDS because Friday is MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND NIGHT 2017! It doesn’t end there: Saturday we will embark upon a mini-tour participating in our FBA Music Performance Assessment in Kissimmee FL in the early afternoon and the Braden River FMBC regional in the evening! A day that will require stamina, but that will increase our tenacity and endurance. Florida State Marching Band Championships are less than 4 weeks away! 100% attendance needed, 110% effort expected!

I need your dedication and commitment to have the next 6 days go Smoothly and Productively. Anyone missing any rehearsal this week will NOT be included in Saturday’s performances. Please sleep, eat healthy and Hydrate! Count on significant outside time. Water bottles, bug spray and DRILL SHIRTS!!

We have a 3-week home game stretch coming; Middle School Night 10/21, LRHS Homecoming and Alumni Night 10/28, and then Senior Night 11/4! It’s time to get your dancing shoes on, crank up the FUN generator and show everyone that no band has more Spirit than we do!!! It is one of the reasons that our band is SO SPECIAL!!

Our Week At-A-Glance:

Monday: Culver’s FUNdraiser 5-9pm

Tuesday: 6-9pm MMB Rehearsal

Wednesday: 2:30-5pm MMB Ensemble Rehearsal

Thursday: 6-9pm Rehearsal

FRIDAY
 Venice Football – Middle School Band Night!!

The Band and Guard will wear full uniform. Show Shirts, Long Black socks, gloves (with fingers clipped for WW), Marching Shoes and conforming makeup and hair for the game. Band Girls will wear a SINGLE French braid.

DUE TO ADDED LOGISTICS OF MSBN, MMB KIDS MUST DRESS OUT IN BIBBERS/CAPS FOR FRIDAY REHEARSAL!4:00pm – MMB Report, Dress Out. Officers get Instruments ready for MS kids. Perc and Guard move

4:45pm - Percussion WarmUp Downbeat on the Asphalt 50, Guard in the Inferno, Winds Stretch

5:00pm – Full Band In Warm-up Arcs MVP 1, 2, 3, 4, 11. Winds Bb Tuning, Power Chords

5:15pm – Rehearse 12 Seconds segments

5:45pm – MS kids Arrive to rehearse pre-game show with the Mustang band.

6:30pm – Inspection, march to the stadium, and settle into seats in bleachers.

7:00pm – Move down to track and then to the field to set up Pre-Game formation.

7:12pm – PREGAME PERFORMANCE ON THE FIELD with the LRHS band and Guests!

7:30pm – MS kids Play in the Stands during the first half then watch the LRHS halftime performance. Students eat during 3rd quarter and watch the LRHS Drumline Show. All Students return to the stands to play during 4th quarter, march back to band room.

10:30pm – Dismissal. Parents can dropoff and pickup at the same place.

Saturday – Mustang Marching Band Competition Tour!!!

6:30am – Band Room Opens

7:00am - MMB Winds Report time – Please bring Sleeping Bag/Pillow for afternoon nap.

7:15am – Stretch/Basics, Pit and RanchHands Loading

7:30am – Winds, Battery Met Chunks/Visual Run of 12 Seconds to the Moon.

8:00am – Nutrition, Winds/Battery Load

9:20am – Inspection

9:30am – Depart for Osceola HS! https://goo.gl/maps/CFvypYuh71w

11:30am – Arrive, Bathrooms, Dress Out (you will be responsible for your Uniform all day)

12:15pm – Stretch/Body

12:30pm – WarmUp

1:30pm – FBA MPA run of 12 Seconds to the Moon!

2:00pm – Load/Change/Nutrition Break

3:00pm – Depart – Trailers head straight to Braden River HS

5:00pm – Arrive at the Ranch, Quiet Floor Time (Boys Band room, Girls Choir/Orchestra Room)
6:00pm – Bathrooms, Freshen Up 6:20pm – Inspection 6:30pm – Depart for Braden River HS 7:40pm – Warm-Up
8:40pm – FMBC Regional Run of 12 Seconds to the Moon! 9:45pm – Drum Majors – Band Captain, Guard and Drumline Captains Awards Retreat 10:45pm – Depart for home! 11:30pm - Dismissal.

HOW GREAT CAN WE BECOME IN THREE REHEARSALS MMB? SATURDAY WILL BE THE MEASURE!

I am very sorry that ACT/SAT kids will have to miss the first half of the day Saturday.

As you know, we have to go to Kissimmee because of our conflicting Home MPS and the Homecoming Dance. I tried everything I could to find a county that had an MPA early enough for us to make it back in time for our second competition, and our boosters begged to keep the double-header away from our Music In Motion day (November 5th). District 10 was the only choice. When I told them we had kids testing, They did their best to accommodate us with the LAST and latest performance slot, but that is 1:30pm. It is not feasible or safe for you to attempt to make it an hour-forty-five minutes distance in less than an hour. Count on a great performance on Saturday night.

Report time for those students will be 6:00pm at LRHS BandRoom for Dress out and Inspection. We will have to take your equipment on the buses because the trailers will already be at Braden River HS.

LRHS MMB Home Game Expectations……

In The Stands


Mr. Lambert’s policy for stands tunes is Everybody, All the Time.

Let’s max that standard out! We are the example for other students to follow. If we are lively the Student section will be too! Remember WE are there to support the TEAM and cheer them on. SPIRIT means Awesomeness and Excellence, not chaos.

Have your music ready at a moment's notice. You are responsible for your instrument at all times. Stand in front of the seats while cheering. When it is time to play, stand on the seats with equal spacing between you with all bells focused in the same direction. When the Drumline plays a cadence, DANCE!

Third Quarter Break


It is our tradition (home and away) to allow you to take a break during the third quarter to get a drink and something to eat, so bring money. You must return to our stands ASAP after visiting the concession, rest rooms and supporting the Drumline show. Drum-Offs STOP before there are 4-minutes remaining in the 3rd Quarter so that we can be SET to play The Horse on the downbeat of the 4th Quarter. No ifs, ands or buts. Anyone not ready to play on time will lose next week’s 3rd Quarter privilege.

After The Game


Once the football team is ready, they come over to our section and we play the Alma Mater to/for them. Afterwards, we form the tunnel on the track, march back in 2s and assemble in arcs at the flagpoles. There shall be NO horse-play here! Your safety crossing the road is Priority # 1! You will be dismissed after final announcements. The Band Room must be left Monday-Morning clean!

There is a 30-minute pick-up window for rides after the band is dismissed. Please have your rides coordinated so that you are not the only one left late into the night. Parents can plan to pick you up at approximately 10:30pm. Band members are never released early (unless there is bad weather and the game is called).

The details listed above are there for you so that your band experience can be POSITIVE and ORGANIZED. YOU are responsible for everything outlined in the MMN. Help us ALL have a great year by taking care of YOUR personal needs and by being ACCOUNTABLE for the guidelines of the LRHS Band Program.

Your director and staff work hard for you because we BELIEVE in YOU!

THE BANDS of LAKEWOOD RANCH HIGH SCHOOL

WE BELIEVE and ACHIEVE


System + Spirit = SUCCESS!

The Best and Brightest Kids are Mustang Band Kids!

Great Grades make the music possible.