The spring trip will be May 23-25 and the cost will be $375 with all meals included. This will be to Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg. The cost includes:
transportation; Hotel at the wilderness of the smokies and their amazing waterpark; admission into Dollywood; admission into the dixie stampede; Admission to Ober Gatlinburg; possibly admission to Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum.
Trip payment schedule: $75 deposit (per person) due on October 1st; $100 payment (pp) due on November 15; $100 (pp) due on February 1st; $100 (pp) due on March 1st. Fundraising credits will be calculated and will come off of the February and/or March payments.
Muscle Shoals Contest information
We are the 12th band of the day to perform, the first band in class AA. There are 5 other bands in our classification, 17 total in the small division. There are 7 bands in the large division for a total of 24 competing bands plus 2 exhibition bands. We will be marching on astro turf which feels like a spongy/springy thick carpet. The extended forecast calls for high temps in the mid 70's! You can check out details for yourself at mshsbb.com
9:30 am call time to load/prep
10:30 load bus/vans and depart
11:45 Eat lunch at Florence mall (you will need money for lunch or bring a packed lunch)
1:00pm Unload bus at Muscle Shoals and (time permitting) go inside to watch Vinemont HS band at 1:30 (directed by Mr. King, previous WCA band director
1:45pm unload equipment and get dressed
3:30pm Perform our tails off!!
3:45 Load equipment/change clothes/story time
4:30pm Head into stadium to watch bands and eat some really unhealthy fried stuff! I hear that the bacon wrapped lizard which is fried and coated with powdered sugar and drizzled in honey is delicious! You will need money for food!
7:30pm awards crew report to bus to get into your uniforms for awards and be back for exhibition bands
8:15pm Muscle Shoals HS Band exhibition
8:30pm UNA Band exhibition
9:30pm make our way to bus/ parents please sign out your child if you are taking them
11:30pm Arrive back at WCA and unload.
WCA band spirit gear
We are offering several items of WCA band "swag". These are all optional. I have attached an order form for the spirit wear as well as the image which will be embroidered on the items which is like a band crest. As you can see, the orders are due by September 21st. Any parents who wish to purchase any items as secret Christmas presents you can get met the order form with the parent's name on it and I will contact you to pick it up when it comes in. If it is ok for the students to know about it just order the items in their name. I have samples here for people to see as well as sample sizes of the warm-up suits and t-shirts that the kids can try on to make sure that they order the correct size for them. We will plan to place another order next spring if there is enough interest in case you want multiple items and don't want to order it all at once.
car magnets--The design for this is attached. It is the one with the picture of the bass drummer. It will be a 7" magnet and the cost will be $5 per magnet. These should be available for distribution around the time that the spirit wear orders a due, so if you include the money in your spirit wear payment I will be able to send the magnets home right away.
SCHEDULE FOR HOMECOMING DAY
We will practice the homecoming court show with the 7th graders beginning after the pep rally. Then we will run our competition show one time. After that musicians will move to the band room to practice stands songs with the 7th graders. At 4:30 we will have bbq pork and smoked chicken from smokey's BBQ. After the meal we will begin our Friday night game routine. Remember, we are not performing our show before the game, we are performing it after the homecoming court on the track