Well, Virginia Beach didn't work out like we had all hoped. Mother Nature got the best of the day and prevented another performance of The Better To Hear You With. We all hoped that the weather would break and we made an attempt to make it happen, but it just wasn't meant to be. I know the students were bummed about the whole thing, but we move on to the next one!
I would like to give a huge thank you to all the volunteers that showed up and helped get this band ready to perform in Virginia Beach. We loaded up in the rain, drove through the rain and then finally unloaded around midnight. There were a lot of hands pitching in and I really appreciate everyone's efforts and time. Scott, Carl, Tony, Johanna, Michael, Bret, Kate, Bill, Trish, Jen, Brian (and anyone I inadvertently left out!) were all truck rock stars that day and I thank you all very much!
We have a free and clear weekend ahead before the final two weekends of the season. Enjoy your weekend!
Rehearsal Schedule this week
Monday - afternoon
Tuesday - morning
Wednesday - afternoon
Thursday - morning and afternoon
Friday - morning
We are 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.
A few other open spots for the Louisa game: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d49acaf28a6f58-ahsmarching2. One of those is selling seat cushions - we have a lot of inventory to move - please consider spending the time selling them!
We have two more competition weekends: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d49acaf28a6f58-2021. On October 30, we do have 2 competitions in one day (details below), so please see how you can help.
Coming up (including some non-marching band things coming!)
Just a reminder of the upcoming events on the calendar.
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#/
A few notes on the October 30 competitions
We have 2 competitions on October 30. The first is at Monticello, where we are tentatively scheduled to perform at 2:15pm. Immediately after getting off the field, we are back on the bus and to AHS. We will have a short break there, where the students can eat. Unlike the past, there will not be a potluck dinner between competitions - students should bring their own meal. We will have some chips and drinks available, but students should plan to have something as their main meal.
We will leave fairly quickly after that to get to Powhattan for our second performance, which is tentatively scheduled for 7:45. Trucks will stay loaded from Monticello. A final schedule, including rehearsal times, will be announced in the coming week.
Now, for something a bit Jazzy....
Check out the videos that the Jazz Band created to celebrate the 100 year celebration of Martha Jefferson House, an assisted living community here in Charlottesville. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1kkVnZvhQlCKstKfySjQZRVeqVB9gVyit?usp=sharing
Thank you all for helping out. We will see you all at Senior Night on October 29!