Wow! The Marching Patriots are fired up this season! You could feel the excitement in the air, you could hear how great the band is sounding and you could see the enjoyment in the faces of every student this past Friday night! The band performed the first movement of their Fall 2021 show and it is only going to get better as they continue to add the next two movements. Congratulations to all the students for their hard work over the past two weeks of band camp! It showed on Friday night just how much you all have put into this.
Thank you to all the parent volunteers for showing up and helping out. There were some new twists this year and some new people doing new things, but everything worked out great. I really appreciate everyone's time and efforts to make the night go as smoothly as it did.
SCHOOL STARTS MONDAY, AUGUST 23
Here is this week's rehearsal schedule:
Monday ??? after school, 4pm-6pm
Tuesday ??? before school, 7:45am-8:45am (On the field and ready to go at 7:45!)
Wednesday - after school, 4pm-6pm
Thursday ??? before school, 7:45am-8:45am AND after school, 4pm-6pm
Friday ??? GAME DAY! Students stay after school through the game. Don't forget to bring to school what you need for the game!
New band website
If you haven't seen it yet, there is a new website for the band: www.albemarleband.org
The site includes all the news, forms and the band calendar for the year.
Open spots for this week
Here is the link to the Sign Up Genius for the football games, as well as competitions (which will be here soon enough!). Please see how you can jump in and be a part of this exciting group.
Booster Shout out!
One of the highlights of the night for the students (and the band staff) was the return of PANCAKES! We missed them last spring during that marching season, but they are back for the 2021 Fall season. Thanks to Christy Ferguson for taking on the role of pancake coordinator! Christy and her team of volunteers dished up a lot of pancakes, all boxed up with butter and syrup for safety purposes. And they have introduced gluten-free pancakes as an additional option.
Next Booster meeting
The next meeting of the Boosters will be Tuesday, September 14 at 7pm in the Band Room. All are invited!
See you Friday night!