News – September 22, 2019

Greetings Band Parents and Mac Band Supporters,

The Marching Band turned in a great performance of the show opening at Friday’s first home game. They have made a lot of progress this year and will be performing the entire show next Saturday at Wortman Stadium for parents, families and friends.

Be sure to mark your calendar and be there to show your support for their hard work and dedication. It’s going to be a tremendous season and things will really be speeding up from here on out.

Good Food and Fun

To kick off the football season, our fabulous parent group hosted a Tailgate Party for the band last Friday. Thanks to everyone who pitched in to plan, organize, shop, setup, cook, serve, and clean up when it was over.

The food was delicious and the company couldn’t be better as we had time to reconnect with our group of steadfast parents and meet enthusiastic new ones joining in the fun.



A Busy Saturday Ahead

The Marching Band will be busy next Saturday with rehearsal, the March-a-thon, a community performance, photos, and the Parent Show. Check the schedule below for the times and locations.

Please continue to help spread the word about the Band. Here’s the link to the NEW March-a-thon Flyer (thanks Jennifer!) that you can print and display prominently.

And here’s the link to the March-a-thon Pledge Form.

Bottles and Cans Collection Event

The Band Parents will be collecting returnable bottles and cans on Saturday, September 28th. You can bring them when you come to watch the Band at 12:30 at the Oregon Mutual parking lot or to the school that evening at 6:00 p.m. (Parent Show in the stadium).

Fair Share Reboot

If you are starting to feel a little guilty because you haven’t yet paid your Fair Share fee, Jamie (Students Accounts) suggests you get back on track with this new payment schedule: October 1st – $100, November 1st – $100, December 1st – $50. You’ll be all done in just a few months and the band will be able to pay it’s obligations! Here’s the link to the Fair Share payments page.

Also, if your student received a new pair of Dinkles and you need to make the $35 payment for them, you can do so on the Fair Share payments page as well. Just make a note in the comments section with your student’s name and that the payment is for Dinkles. Thanks!

Uniforms & Dinkles – Done!

We can call it luck or just simple math, but the band students all got fitted for their uniforms. There were just the right amount and sizes of bibbers (pants), plenty of shakos (hats) and just a few accessories (gloves, plumes) will need to be ordered. Most students have picked up their Dinkles (shoes) and there are a few more pair on the way – hopefully they will arrive before Saturday’s March-a-thon.

A shout out to Janet for organizing the uniforms and hemming the bibbers. Thanks to Jessica for organizing the Dinkles and thanks to all the parents who helped with the fittings.

Props in Progress

We are really fortunate to have Collin in our Band Parent Group. Even though he doesn’t have any kids in the Marching Band program at the moment, he still has dedicated many hours to helping design and fabricate the props for this year’s show. We also have had some help from Kami, Maia, and even Mr. Barton found a few hours to help out.

And while I have no idea how she can sew so much in so little time, Sherri has been making flags and guard costumes for the past couple of weeks and judging by her past work, I’m sure these are going to be fabulous as well.



This week’s schedule:

Marching Band Rehearsal – Tuesday, September 24th, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Marching Band Rehearsal – Thursday, September 26th, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Football Game – Friday, September 27th. Call time 6:00 p.m.

Marching Band Rehearsal – Saturday, September 28th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

March-a-thon – Saturday, September 28th, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. immediately following rehearsal.

Marching Band Photo Buttons – Saturday, September 28th, 5:30 p.m. Band students will get pictures taken that will later be available to purchase as large pin-on buttons. (This is a fundraiser for Grad Night)

Parent Show – Saturday, September 28th, 6:00 p.m. at Wortman Stadium. Band call time is 5:00 p.m. at the band room.

See you soon,
Brian Bailey
McMinnville Band Parent Organization

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