There is a LOT of information for this week starting with Thursday and going through Saturday.
Thursday is now the public preview if you have not caught wind of this yet. Dana has offered to drive a bus again from EHS to take any members that need a ride to IU, the bus will leave at 4:15pm but will not bring members back this time, transportation home will need to be arranged...The preview will be at 8:40 and we will load after. There will be time to take section or individual pictures after the performance.
Friday we will perform for the student body at EHS. We will dress in our new uni's and take pictures at 2:45. Seth Baugh will be here take group and section pictures. I know this is not the most ideal time for parents to get pictures, but, there will be time Thursday after the public preview that individual pics can be taken. We will practice Friday after pictures from 4-7 and at 7 will have pizza and trunk or treat put on by the Boosters!
Saturday will be a early morning and the whole day is layed out in the itinerary along with many other items that are in the ISSMA packet for the day. Please go through this. This should be a great day for us and a day we need to celebrate all the work the kids have put into this show! There will be more information throughout the week about these upcoming events so please be on the lookout!
This weekend we will travel to Decatur Central to try and earn a spot in the ISSMA Class C State Finals. We go on at 2:18 at Decatur and we will see 19 other amazing class "C" bands! We will need to be in the top 10 to advance on to state! Itinerary is in Momma Wells' Time Keeper and directions to Decatur are below. Please not we will leave and return from the Edgewood Early Childhood Center this weekend instead of EHS due to the Hilly 500.
Parents...on the left side of our web page you will see a tab that says Music Travel. You can click on that tab and it will take you to Music Travel where you can sign up for the trip, pay, and get information on it.
This Saturday we will have our first ISSMA contest where we need to be in the top 10 to advance. This year Regionals are at Evansville Central High School. It is long drive, and we will stop somewhere on the way to let the kids out for restroom and stretch! Also, lunch will be served by the amazing boosters and we will have rehearsal at school before we leave for Evansville. There is a Momma Wells' Timekeeper that you can download and copy. Please be aware that Evansville is an hour behind us and I have placed both Evansville and Ellettsville time on the time keeper. I hope you are as proud of our Marching Mustangs as I am. They have made amazing improvement in the past week and I know there is much much more for them and this show ahead of them!
This week is Fall Break!! Enjoy and relax! But, we soon do need to come back and get ready for our last 3 weeks of the season. This week you have all of Monday to Wednesday off. We will meet again on Thursday. Doors open at 4:30 and practice starts at 5:00! We will then rehearse Friday from noon to six with break at 3:30-4:00. Please come prepared to push our show!
Momma Wells' Time Keeper has been added to the forms/itinerary page!
What a great step towards our goal!! I am very proud of our young people and all that they accomplished and are striving for!
Saturday we will travel to Greenwood and put on our first "full" performance of "E"magination! Momma Wells' Timekeeper has been updated and you will find it in the tab on the left hand side!
Thursday: 9-15 No Practice
Friday: 9-16 3-7pm
Saturday: 9-17 11am arrive for Fall Festival Parade
Noon Fall Festival Parade
1pm Arrive back to EHS
Thursday: 9-22 7-9:30pm
Parents, due to parent teacher conference we have been asked to move the start time of our practice back to 7pm to accommodate all parents and teachers that are involved. With that being said practice will be moved back that night to 7pm and will release PROMPTLY at 9:30. This has been updated on our calendar. I am very sorry for the inconvenience this may cause, but, with our staff, and homecoming festivities, there is no other time/place to have this.
First off, Great Job this WEEKEND! We took "E"magination out and everyone came off the field alive! This week is a little hectic as far as schedule goes. This week we have Brass and Woodwind split with brass on Monday and Woodwinds on Tuesday. Guard will be in on Monday and Percussion will be in Tuesday, with the Battery coming in on Monday to have their choreography session with Derek from 5-7. Wednesday the hornline only will be in after school till 5pm on Wednesday for their choreography session. Thursday will be OFF so that we can all go to the performances at Fall Festival and we will move that originally scheduled practice to Friday where all members will meet from 2:45-7. I know that it sounds and looks hectic, if you have any questions please ask!
Click the arrow above for Google Map directions to Lafayette Jefferson...
It's HERE! The first time keeper of the 2016 season!!! If you do not know what this or, or like me, have forgotten, Momma Wells' Time Keeper is the the itinerary for our weekend shows. It will include all times and places for members, staff, and family to be. Please keep in mind that dismissal times at home will vary. I will try and guesstimate as best as possible, but, sometimes things do happen and we arrive home later than expected. I will do my best to keep communication of the day spread through our Remind Texts. I hope you are as excited to start this year as I am and if there are any questions about the Time Keeper please let me know. You will be able to find it in the Forms/Itinerary link on the side of our webpage in this file yo will also find any information about the show that you will need including directions to the school we are performing at, I also will email this information out every week in case you can't get on our web page...So...Here is to Round 1!
On September 10, we will travel to Lafayette Jefferson High School to open our competition season. This is a very special opportunity for us in many ways, of course it's the premier of "E"Magination and we have all waited for this day, but, it also works as a great opportunity to see some great competition! We will travel to Lafayette Jeff early Saturday morning and have the opportunity to rehearse in their stadium! This does several things for us, it gets us a high press box to be in, plus give the kids a chance to work on turf for the first time. With that being said, practicing at their stadium will bring a few problems that we will have to overcome:
1. FOOD! The members will need to bring a sack lunch with them and SEVERAL energy snacks to eat throughout the day. We will eat lunch on the trip up and need our snacks for rehearsal and for before our performance. Dinner can be handled 1 of 2 ways. Members can either bring their own dinner (Which is preferred so that they can eat healthy) or go and buy concessions from the Lafayette boosters (which is a great show of gratitude for letting us use their facilities) either way food and snacks need to be accounted for.
2. WATER! They will need to bring all items that they need for a normal rehearsal, section bags, snacks, equipment and WATER JUGS! Water is the key here and they will need to bring their jug with them for the days festivities an we will bring them with us every contest!
These two things are vital for us to have a great day...please start planning in advance to make the best of the day.
August 24 we had seventeen members of the Marching Mustangs make the trek to Decatur Central High School to participate in Dr. Tim Latzenheiser's leadership clinic. Dr. Tim is a world renown clinician that speaks to the youth about what it takes and is expected of them as being not only a leader in the band or choir room, but in life...We would like to thank Mr. Tim Cox, band director at Decatur Central for his photo and his wonderful hospitality and Dr Tim for sharing his wonderful message and time with not just our students but all 313 young inspiring leaders that were in attendance!