1. FRIDAY - Home football game against Berryhill.
5:45 - Meet at the band room. Change into FULL uniform. (Band shirts, THIN athletic shorts, jackets, pants, gauntlets, LONG black socks, black marching shoes, black gloves, hats, and plume.) If students do not have gloves, they are $2.25 a pair. You must supply the socks. All students have shoes.
6:25 - March to the stadium. Play at tailgate party on the northeast corner of the gym.
7:00 - Kick-off
9:30(approximately) - Finished for the evening. Students will need to change out of uniform before leaving the band room!
2. SATURDAY - Cherokee Strip Parade in Perry
8:45 - Meet at the band room to load trailer and change into uniform. (Same as Friday night.)
9:00 - Depart for Perry
10:30 - Parade starts
*At the conclusion of the parade, we will give the students the opportunity to eat lunch where all the food vendors are set up downtown, so they will need to bring money for lunch.
*If you need to check out your student after the parade, please see Mr. Robinson or myself before you leave with them. Students may only ride home with their own parents. We cannot allow them to leave with anyone else unless you have prior approval from Mr. McElroy.
1:30 (approximately) - Return to Perkins
3. Fall Fundraiser
Today, we are kicking off our Cherrydale Farms fundraiser. The success of this fundraiser is VITAL to the upkeep of the band program as we receive no funding from the school. It is very expensive to run this program and we rely on fundraisers and donations to be able to do things such as: pay contest fees, purchase music, purchase stands and chairs, purchase supplies, pay school participation fees to be able to participate in honor band auditions/clinics, plus much, much more! Fundraiser forms will be due back by September 20 and we are asking every students to strive to sell 10 items. Money will be due when the items are delivered.
4. All-State Honor Band Auditions
Any 10-12 grade student that would like to audition for all-state honor bands will need to pay their entry fees.
OSSBDA (Small School) All-State Fee - $15 per instrument due by THIS Thursday (9/14)
OkMEA All-State Fee - $15 per instrument due by NEXT Thursday (9/21)
5. Cleaning of Band Uniforms
All band uniforms will need to be dry cleaned REGULARLY throughout the marching season. They MUST be taken to Duffy's Dry Clean City in Stillwater. PLEASE stay on top of this. Last year, MANY uniforms were neglected and were not cleaned enough. Permanent stains are already starting to set in. We need them to last at least 10 more years!! If your child wears it both Friday night and Saturday for the parade, they will need to be cleaned next week. It is supposed to be hot!
Eligibility will begin this week. Students must be passing all classes to stay eligible. IF a student show up on the ineligible list, they cannot participate in any type of contest. Students will be expected to still perform at football games or any performance that is not a contest. I encourage you to REGULARLY check your child's grade online. If you do not know how to do that, please contact the high school office and they can set you up.