Greetings Band Parents and Mac Band Supporters,
With the air quality keeping not only the band, but also the sports teams indoors, it was a challenge to find rehearsal space at this year’s band camp, but a lot of progress was made nonetheless. The band is sounding great and in just two years we’ve gone from no front ensemble to as many Marimbas and Vibraphones as can fit in the trailer. This fall we are fortunate to have a larger staff of enthusiastic instructors and assistants, amazing parent volunteers, and talented kids who are excited about putting on a fantastic show.
If you weren’t able to attend the band’s Friday parent show performance, Barb Tuckett added some photos and videos to the Mac Band Members Only Facebook Page. Be sure to take a look.
This Week’s Schedule
In addition to the countless hours the kids will put in practicing on their own, the band has 2 rehearsals and 1 game coming up this week.
Tuesday, August 28th, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – practice @ Baker Field
Thursday, August 30th, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – practice @ Baker Field
Friday, August 31st, 6:00 p.m. call time – football game @ Wortman Stadium (Look for more information later in the week about where the band will be meeting to warm up before the game.)
Two new canopies will keep the band out of the weather and under cover at competitions this fall. Each measures 16′ x 24′ and they come complete with side walls and roll-up doors. An eager group of parents did a test setup during band camp to see how the pieces fit. It’s an easy assembly and quick to take apart and put back in the handy travel bags.
See you soon,
McMinnville Band Parent Organization