Another great performance by the Marching Patriots this past Saturday at the Charlottesville Cavalcade! These students continue to refine this show and still add new elements each week. If you haven't seen the show, come to a game or a competition and cheer them on!
It's Homecoming Week - which means a slightly different schedule for Friday's rehearsal and the game. For the game, the band will be assisting with the Homecoming Court during halftime and will perform their show, The Better To Hear You With, after the game. So stick around after the game to see it!
Rehearsal Schedule this week
Monday - afternoon
Tuesday - morning
Wednesday - afternoon
Thursday - morning and afternoon
Friday - morning - because of the Homecoming Tailgate, there is no afternoon rehearsal. Students need to be in the band room at 5:30pm.
VMBC Championship Merchandise and Program Ads
For Championship weekend on November 6, there are shirts and hoodies available by pre-order. Please see https://www.albemarleband.org/store/c4/VMBC_Merchandise.html#/ and place your order by TOMORROW, October 5!
VMBC will have a program available for sale at the competition. Families can place personal ads/shout-outs to band students, either individually or as a group, similar to what is found in a yearbook. This is a great way to show your support for your student in their last marching event of the year! Great way to also recognize your senior!
The deadline is Friday, October 8, 2021. Order these ads directly with the Jefferson Forest Band Boosters that are sponsoring the event. Details, pricing and contact information are found on the flyer: https://mcusercontent.com/2cd7a1be78c31262fb2a6e283/files/f4c9b3a8-24f0-cc46-62a6-95dfc0f30e79/2021_VMBC_Program_Sales_2021_for_All_Bands_Attending_.pdf
Here is the link for the football sign ups: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D49ACAF28A6F58-ahsmarching2
Please see what slots are available and how you can fill an empty slot. If your first choice is taken, I am sure we can use your help in another area!
Just a reminder of the upcoming events on the calendar.
October 8 Home Football vs Western Albemarle (Homecoming)
October 16 Competition: Virginia Beach
October 29 Home Football vs Louisa
October 30 Competition Double Header ??? Monticello (State Assessment) and Powhattan
November 6 - VMBC Championship (Lynchburg)
As always, the calendar can be found on the website at https://www.albemarleband.org/calendar.html#/
Fundraiser! Coupon Books
Last week of the Attractions Coupon Book fundraiser - ORDERS DUE BY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8! Books are $25 each. There is a credit for each student to their band account for each book they sell. This is a popular item in our community so this one should be easy for each student to get out there and sell to their friends and neighbors.
Thanks everyone - see you at the game on Friday!