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2019 - 2020 Mighty Maroon Band

         I thank you for what I feel is one of the best choices you
will make in the upcoming school year, joining the Mighty
Maroon Band. This year we will be 65 members strong.
Together, we will continue to become an elite organization of
the school, community, and the state!
         This year our show will be “The Roaring 20’s”. We will
have a lot of wonderful performance opportunities this season
including, parades, football games, marching contests, region
band tryouts, our local Christmas and Spring Concerts, UIL solo
and ensemble competition, and UIL concert and sight-reading
concert. I have attached a schedule of events within this letter.
One side will be the practice schedule and the other side will
be the performance schedule. Some performances are optional
and will be denoted as such.
         You will need solid black shoes, with black soles, and
black socks to wear with your uniform. The parade attire will
be black shorts, tennis shoes (any color), and your band t-shirt.
Our first few football games we will wear blue jeans, black
shoes, black socks, and band shirts.
         The music that we will play in the parade will be part of
the Gershwin opener, from measure 18 to the end. Gershwin
Opener, And All That Jazz, and Big Noise from Winnetka are the
three selections that will make up our half time show.
         Please take this time to sign up for remind 101. This is
how we communicate as band members with information
about performances and times. Please have your parents sign
up so they will receive all messages as well. To sign up text
81010…where you type your message place this
@2019mig

         If you would like to receive extra help or just want to
practice during the day, please contact me. I am at the school
from 8:00AM- 4:00PM Monday through Thursdays, in June and July. There will be some evening open band hall times in June
and July, (see the practice schedule) so you can come work on
music, region band, cadence line, clean your horn, or just
practice with your friends. Your Drum Majors Abigale, Daisy
and I, are looking forward to working with you this year and
congratulate you on a great choice.

Practice Schedule

  • This year we will MARCH the PEACH AND MELON FESTIVAL PARADE!!!! If you cannot march in the parade, please let me know.

  • June 17,18, 19, and 20 5:00-6:30 PM OPEN BAND HALL

  • July 15, 16, 17, and 18 5:00-6:30 PM OPEN BAND HALL

  • July 22 DCI EVENT Mesquite TEXAS!!!!!!

  • July 23, 24 ,25, 26, 6:00- 7:00 PM Parade Practice

  • July 29, 30, 31 and August 1, 6:00-7:00 PM Parade Practice

  • August 5&6 Parade Practice 6:00-7:00 PM

  • August 7 at 7:00 Peach and Melon Parade  

  • August 12, 13, 14, 6:30PM-8:00PM-PM rehearsal in the band hall. 8:00-9:00 Drum Cadence Line Practice

  • 6:30-8:00 PM Monday Night Rehearsal Dates:

    August 19 & 26

    September 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30

    October 7, & 14


Performance Schedule

  • July 22, (OPTIONAL) All Day Event DCI in Mesquite 

  • August 7, 7:00 PM Peach and Melon Parade

  • August 30, 7:30 PM away football game v Clyde

  • September 6, 7:30 PM away football game v Tolar

  • September 13, 7:30 PM home football game v Dublin

  • September 20, 7:30 PM home football game v Comanche

  • September 27, 7:30 PM home football game v Stamford

  • October 11, 7:30 PM away football game v Hico

  • October 12, TBA Pre UIL Marching Contest

  • October 18, 7:30 PM home football game v Valley Mills

  • October 19, UIL Marching contest in Mineral Wells

  • October 25, 7:30 PM away football game v Crawford

  • November 1, 7:30 PM away football game v Goldthwaite

  • November 8, 7:30 PM home football game v San Saba

  • December 7, (OPTIONAL) TBA Region band tryouts in Gram

  • February 8, (Optional) UIL Solo and Ensemble in Stephenville

  • April 8, UIL Concert and Sight-Reading contest in Hamilton

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