FHS BANDS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
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FHS BANDS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
September 16-23, 2018 FIRST Competition!
First Band Competition, Saturday, September 22, USBands Northern VA Regionals, Purcellville, VA
Abbreviated Competition Schedule:
Eat lunch before you arrive or bring a lunch to eat BEFORE you get on the bus!
10:00 AM: Truck loading crew reports, load truck
10:30 AM: ALL MB MEMBERS & parent volunteers report to band room
11:15 AM: Truck Leaves
11:30 PM: Buses leave FHS for Purcellville
12:45 PM: Buses and truck arrive at competition
1:30 PM: FHS warm up
2:15 PM: FHS MB and PIT at stadium gate
2:30 PM: FHS Performance time
5:00 PM: MB & CG return to buses and truck after awards; load truck and buses
5:45 PM: Depart competition for FHS
7:00 PM: Arrive FHS, unpack buses & unload truck
Competition spectator information:
Woodgrove High School - 36811 Allder School Rd., Purcellville, VA 20132
FHS Performance Time is 2:30 PM, Awards at 4:30 PM
SPECTATOR ENTRANCE FEE: $15 cash, Concessions available bring cash
Detailed schedule of the day's events
Important parent letter
The Marching Rebels perform at half-time at the home football games on Fridays & at 4 competitions on Saturdays. Many volunteers are needed & there are a variety of volunteer gigs to suit your schedule, personality, & skills. We've created this Marching Band Season Sign Up Genius which covers all the football games for the 2018 season in chronological order. Yes, it's a long list, but please look through the SUG to see if there is a volunteer slot or donation that suits you.
Questions? Emai Debbie Bermudez, V.P. Volunteers
Uniform News For First Competition, Saturday, September 22:
Garment Bag - please bring this with you to all competitions!
Bibbers (wear non-bulky shorts underneath)
Solid black calf length athletic socks (see picture - no ankles showing)
Drill Masters (special black marching shoes)
Hats/gloves - will be on the hat carts in the hall prior to the competition. There is a name list & hat box number on the end of the carts so you can find your hat box. Your new pair of gloves have been placed in the hat boxes. Please keep your gloves in the hat boxes. Every student who wears gloves will be given one new pair for the season. If you lose that pair of gloves, you will get to find a used pair from our bag of "used gloves".
Plumes - will be distributed at the competition site just prior to the performance by the uniform parents
HAIR - Must be up off of the collar in a bun inside the hat, hair color headbands help!
NO MAKEUP (except Color Guard)
**We'll review proper wearing & care of the FULL UNIFORM in practice this coming week!
PLEASE PUT YOUR NAMES ON YOUR SHIRTS & SHOES!
LOST BAND POLO or SHOW SHIRT?:
Make sure to have your student check in the band Lost & Found First!
Replacement band polos ($15 each) and show shirts ($12 each) can be purchased on My School Bucks (credit card) or by writing a check to FHS Band Boosters. Please let us know ahead of time if you need to replace your shirt because we do not have an unlimited supply of sizes….we may need to reorder.
ALL students have been added!!. All marching band & color guard students should now have an account in Charms. Please log in, review your student information, & update/add all parent & student email addresses & mobile numbers (with carrier).
To access & modify profiles in Charms:
1. Go to www.charmsoffice.com & enter/login to Parents/Students/Members
2. Enter our school code: FCPSFairfaxHSBand
3. Enter the password either you FCPS student ID or your personal password created last year.
4. Log in, create a personal password & verify that the student's personal information is correct.
**All email communication & last minute updates are sent through Charms - please be sure ALL parent & student email addresses & mobile phone numbers are entered & correct.
September 29: US Bands Marine Corps Invitational (Band Competition)
October 5: Homecoming Parade / Football game vs. TBD
October 9: Restaurant Night Fundraiser at Freddy’s, 3:30-8:30pm
October 18: Band Booster Meeting at FHS, 7pm
October 20: JMU Parade of Champions (Band Competition)
October 23: Masquerade concert with orchestra, 7pm at FHS
October 26: Home Football game vs. South County (Middle School night)
October 28: Mosby Woods Parade
November 2: Home Game vs Woodson (Senior night)
November 3: VBODA (Band Competition)
November 3: End of Season band party
November 15: Band Booster Meeting at FHS, 7pm