Busy Weekend Ahead!

Friday 10/31 – Home Playoff Game – Dress Rehearsal for FINALS

6:00 – Arrive for football game

6:30 – Warm up in the parking lot

6:45 – March to the field

6:50 – Ready on the field

7:00 – Game time

9:30 – Clean up and go home

 

Saturday 11/1

12:00 – 1:00 – Battery, Pit, and Color Guard Sectionals,

*12:30 – 1:00 – Winds Warm Up

1:00 – 3:00 – Full rehearsal

 

Sunday 11/2 – NESBA FINALS! 

12:45 - Call time

1:00 – 2:00 – Warm-up

2:00 – 3:00 – Snack, Change, and load truck/buses

3:00 –  Depart for Lawrence

3:30 – Arrive in Lawrence

4:00 – 4:45 – Designated Warm-up time

5:00 – Perform

9:15 – Awards

9:45 – End

10:00 – Depart for MHS

10:30 – Return to MHS

Saturday Schedule

12:00 – 1:00pm – Pit, Battery, and Color Guard sectionals

1:00 – 3:00pm – Full ensemble rehearsal 

3:00 – 4:50pm – Break

4:50 – 5:20pm – Change and load truck/buses

5:20pm – Depart for Reading High School

7:10pm – Performance

9:10pm – Awards

9:40pm – End of awards

10:20* – Arrive back at MHS

 

*Approximate time

New Videos and Photos Added to Website

Band Night Group Photo - small

The band would like to extend a huge “THANK YOU!” to everyone who came out Wednesday night for our first Citywide Marching Band Night. We had a lot of fun and we hope that you did too!

Here are some the videos of the Band and Color Guard added to the website this week. Be sure to check out all the videos and photos available!

Gloves & BSO

Gloves

 The black gloves issued with your uniform may tear if pulled on too hard.  Please treat them gently and they will last the whole season.  Replacement gloves will incur a cost of $3 per pair.

 Boston Symphony Orchestra Field Trip

Nov 20  7:45 am – 2:00 pm

 Band, Orchestra and Chorus students have the opportunity to attend the BSO High School Open Rehearsal.  Opening remarks will be given by Yo-Yo Ma.  See the forms (Approved High School BSO Field Trip Permission Form) for more information.  Deadline for forms and payment is October 31.

Citywide Band Night

Good Evening Band Friends and Families!

Just a friendly reminder that this Wednesday is our first annual Citywide Band Night. We hope you will come join us!   Please sign up if you haven’t already. Also please share this video invitation from the band with your child!

(also on YouTube at:  http://youtu.be/5SGsBhBw8eI)

If you missed the previous invitation, a copy follows below. In the event of rain we will postpone to the following Wednesday (10/22) and notify you by email. Hope to see you there!


Hello Elementary and Middle School Band Families

The Melrose High School Marching Band is inviting you to the first ever Citywide Marching Band Night next Wednesday October 15 from 6 – 7pm!

This is your chance to see first hand what goes into putting together our half time and competition show. All of the students that you will see out on the field started taking lessons in elementary school and then continued on through middle school just like you are doing. We thought it would be a lot of fun to have you come watch a practice and get a sneak peak at what lies ahead for you when you get to Melrose High School.

Not only will you get to watch us perform, but you will have a chance to come out on the football field, under the bright lights, and march alongside members of the MHS Marching Band! You will learn how to stand on the field, how to respond to the drum major, and how to march in time with the rest of the band.

Here’s what you need to know -

  •  All elementary and middle school band students are invited!
  • Please sign up by clicking here so that we know how many to expect.
  • Parents should accompany students and stay for the whole hour.  All family members are welcome!
  • Students can bring their instruments if they wish to but it is not required to participate. (snare drums and bell sets won’t be necessary – you could bring sticks/mallets)
  • Parents are encouraged to take pictures and we will allot a short time for photo opportunities.
  • Apply bug spray, bring water, and wear appropriate clothing for the weather that night.
  • If practice is cancelled due to rain we will notify via email and try for the following Wednesday.
  • Arrive at the high school football field by the concession stand at 5:50 pm for a 6:00 pm start.
  • Wear sneakers and warm clothing (based on the temperature that night)

The high school band students are really excited to have all of you come. They remember not so long ago when they were your age! Come see what you have to look forward to now that you are part of the Melrose Band Family!!

As an added bonus… join Boston radio station 105.7 WROR as they salute the Melrose High School Marching Band as their band of the week! They will be there to record and interview the band during rehearsal.

Please sign-up here!

Check out these great pictures and videos on the band’s website from our performances so far this fall.

We hope to see you at rehearsal next Wednesday!

Go Raiders!

Band Night Oct 15

 

Enjoy a Scoop (or 2) and Help the Band!

Pink Melon Cafe

530 Main Street, Melrose (Next to CVS)
THIS THURSDAY October 9
4pm-8pm

 15% of band profits will be donated back to the band, when the flyer (attached) is presented at the cash register.  As an added bonus, band members will be performing!

 Whole Foods Fundraiser – Publicity Night

 THIS FRIDAY, October 10

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

 Members of the band will perform to raise awareness of our fundraiser.  We will also have a table on site to answer questions, etc.  If you are available to help man the table, please contact Kim Talbot at kmtalbot1@verizon.net.