News – September 23, 2018

Greetings Band Parents and Mac Band Supporters,

Please plan to join us this Tuesday, September 25th in the Freshman Den at the high school. We Band Parents will be getting together to plan the details for the upcoming competitions. Bring your ideas and we’ll see you at 7:00 p.m.
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March-a-thon
The March-a-thon be taking place this Thursday, September 27th (at the same time as the homecoming parade). Please encourage your student to keep gathering pledges. Remember, all the money they raise will go towards their Fair Share amount. The pledge form is located right here.
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Tailgate Party

A Tailgate Party for the Band is being planned for this Friday, September 28th at 5:00 p.m. Chances are good that we will be in the parking lot on the north side of the CTC building. Food details will be decided at the meeting on Tuesday, but this will most likely be a potluck style event. I’ll send more information later in the week.
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This week’s schedule:

Tuesday, September 25th – Marching Practice – 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm @ Baker Field

Tuesday, September 25th – Parent Meeting – 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm @ Freshman Den

Thursday, September 27th – March-a-thon – during Homecoming Parade

Thursday, September 27th – Marching Practice – 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm @ Baker Field

Friday, September 28th – Tailgate Party – 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm @ MHS Parking Lot

Friday, September 28th – Football Game – 6:00 pm call time (the Band is expected to perform at halftime, but because there are so many halftime activities, they likely will be just in front of the stadium, not on the field)

Saturday, September 29th – Marching Practice – 9:00 am to noon @ Baker Field

Obviously, there is a lot going on this week. And while I hope this is an accurate schedule, things can and often do change. Be sure that you are on the Remind list to get updated information on times and locations. The information you need to sign up is right here
just below the contact form.
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Book your Room in Grants Pass
Just a reminder: parents who wish to accompany the band to the Pride of the NorthWest competition in Grants Pass on October 13th and 14th will need to make their own hotel reservations. The band will be staying at the Best Western Grants Pass Inn located at 111 NE Agness Ave. 541-476-1117. Rates start at about $110 online, but you may be able to get a better rate by calling them directly. Be sure to let the hotel know that you’re with the McMinnville High School Band.

See you soon,
Brian Bailey
McMinnville Band Parent Organization

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