What an impressive showing at the Hermitage Classic by the Marching Patriots! Best percussion, best music, best general effect, best marching, and first place in class AAA. This is the result of a lot of hard work from these students and the staff - and remember that the third movement is brand new on the field! Congratulations on a great performance!
Stay tuned though - I know that there are some more elements coming for the show and things continue to be fine tuned.
This week brings another competition - the Charlottesville Cavalcade, Saturday, October 2 at Charlottesville High School. The Marching Patriots perform their show, "The Better To Hear You With", at 7:15pm. Be sure to show up and cheer for them!
Charlottesville Cavalcade Schedule
2:00pm – Rehearsal on Parking Lot
4:00pm – Eat/Pack/Load
5:00pm – Depart for CHS
5:15pm – Arrive at CHS/Unload
6:30pm – Warm Up Time
7:00pm - Travel to field
7:05pm - Gate
7:15pm – The Better to Hear You With
7:30pm – Return to Trucks/Pack Up
8:00pm – Return to Stadium
9:00pm – Awards Ceremony
9:30pm- Back to Bus and Leave CHS
10:00pm – Arrive at AHS and Unload
10:30pm – Dismissal
An Important Note for everyone
For everyone's safety, we cannot allow younger siblings and smaller children in the band areas, which would include the truck loading area and on track at either football games or competitions. We have a lot of heavy equipment and props that can injure smaller children as well as it is difficult to navigate around them when we're moving large things around. I know they're interested in what is going on and want to help, but for everyone's safety, please keep them clear.
Rehearsal Schedule this week
Monday - No school, no rehearsal!
Tuesday - morning
Wednesday - afternoon
Thursday - morning and afternoon
Friday - morning
Saturday - Charlottesville Cavalcade competition - rehearsal starts at 2:00, show time is 7:15pm
VMBC Championship Merchandise
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 October 5!
Here is the link to the competition Sign Up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d49acaf28a6f58-2021
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 2 – Competition: Charlottesville Cavalcade
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
We are into the 2nd week of the Attractions Coupon Book fundraiser. We are running this for 3 weeks. 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 and I look forward to seeing you at the Charlottesville Cavalcade!