09/11/14 Notes for the Maryvale Game

posted Sep 11, 2014, 9:58 PM by Band Boosters   [ updated Sep 11, 2014, 9:58 PM ]

This week is Homecoming, so beginning at 5:30, there will be a pre-game tailgate party and other activities in the school parking lot. Call time is also at 5:30, but students should plan to arrive early in order to avoid the extra pre-game traffic and parking lot congestion.


Please remind your students that they are to wear their black show shirts, black shorts and long black socks under their uniforms. These uniforms are 12 years old and prone to “wardrobe malfunctions.” We don’t want bright red shorts showing through a ripped seam during on-field performances. Giving their marching shoes a quick wipe with Windex or Pledge is also a good idea.


A few volunteer spots still remain unfilled. If you are available to help put down bleacher covers, fill water cups, or sell 50/50 raffle tickets during the second quarter, please reply to this email and/or visit the volunteer sign-up page at mphsbandboosters.org to enter your name on the schedule. 

There is no sign up sheet for it, but we could use a few percussion parents to help move pit instruments on and off the field at halftime. If you can help out, just follow the kids down to the field when they leave the stands at the end of the 2nd quarter.


Marching Band Etiquette

Since we have so many new band families this year, I thought I would share a few tips about audience etiquette for Marching Band performances.

  • It has been a long-standing tradition for parents and friends of the Lionhearts to stand while the marching band performs. We also show our respect and courtesy for the visiting band by standing during their performances.
  • During football games, booster parents wear their booster shirts and sit in the stands next to the band to cheer and show our support. Look for us in our maroon shirts and join us.
  • We also stand and join in on the clapping when the band plays the fight song; this has been a 20-plus year tradition!
  • After each game, our Pride varsity football team salutes the Lionhearts marching band by raising their helmets during the playing of the fight song; this too has been a tradition for over 20 years. 

Thanks, and see you at the game!