I hope everyone enjoyed Homecoming weekend at Albemarle. It was a close, yet disappointing game, but the post-game show was really great! I did get compliments on the show from Athletic Director Deb Tyson, who stayed to watch. Thanks to everyone for sticking around after the game to watch it and help out. Back to competition mode as we prepare this week for Virginia Beach.
Hey! Wednesday is a half day for students (in case you missed it)! There will be a rehearsal schedule variation this week.
Rehearsal Schedule this week
Monday - afternoon
Tuesday - morning
Wednesday - NO REHEARSAL
Thursday - morning and afternoon
Friday - morning
Saturday - see below for Virginia Beach schedule
Virginia Beach: Tidewater Regional
Princess Anne High School, 4400 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach 23462
11:30am ??? Rehearsal on Parking Lot
1:30pm ??? Eat/Pack/Load (Pizza)
2:30pm ??? Depart for VA Beach
4:00pm ??? Quick Bathroom Stop
5:45pm ??? Arrive/Eat Dinner (Bodos/Fruit)
6:45pm ??? Unload Truck
7:45pm ??? Warm Up Time
8:25pm - Travel
8:35pm - Gate
8:45pm ??? The Better to Hear You With
9:10pm ??? Return to Trucks/Pack Up
9:30pm ??? Leave for AHS
(10:15pm ??? Awards Ceremony)
12:30am- Arrive at AHS and Unload
*** Dinner Notes ***
We will provide bagels, fruit, and water for our dinner break when we arrive. Students may also pack a dinner and bring it with them if they want something other than bagels/fruit.
Schedule, including list of competing bands: https://mcusercontent.com/2cd7a1be78c31262fb2a6e283/files/f35ccb96-8fcc-44b9-d105-699b2436f14f/Schedule_for_Tidewater_Regional_2021.pdf
It will be a long day and we're trying to be sure we feed these students before they perform, but, if your student thinks they need more, please plan for that. There will be concessions for sale at the venue, but lines get long and they potentially will run out of food. The students can always pack additional food (please keep in mind that they are not allowed to eat on the bus as they have to stay masked).
Volunteers - we need your help!
We are still very much in need of volunteers for next weekend's competition in Virginia Beach. I did talk with a few different parents on Friday that indicated they were willing to help - please sign up online so we know who is helping out. Not signed up? Please see how you can help the band by checking out the list.
I've broken up the truck roles into 3 groups to make it easier on everyone. Really need some help at Virginia Beach and for our after midnight return. Please see how you can assist!
Also, I am in need of a parent volunteer for the last home football game (October 29) to assist with some Senior Night things. This ideally would be someone who doesn't have a senior. :) Please email me and let me know if you are interested and I will let you know all that is needed to be done.
Coming up (including some non-marching band things coming!)
Just a reminder of the upcoming events on the calendar.
October 16 Competition: Virginia Beach
October 29 Home Football vs Louisa - SENIOR NIGHT!
October 30 Competition Double Header ??? Monticello (State Assessment) and Powhattan
November 6 - VMBC Championship (Lynchburg)
November 11 Jazz Band Veterans Day Performance
November 13-14 SRO Event (selected students) Fluvanna County HS
November 17-19 All State Jazz Event (selected Students) Norfolk, VA
November 19 Jazz Performance at Virginia Music Education Conference Norfolk, VA
As always, the calendar can be found on the website at https://www.albemarleband.org/calendar.html#/
Booster meeting THIS WEEK!
Join us Tuesday at 7pm for this month's Booster meeting. We'll be in the Band Room and all are invited!
See you all Tuesday night at the Boosters meeting!