Marching Band outing on Thursday, 8/7

posted Aug 6, 2014, 9:39 AM by Band Boosters   [ updated Aug 6, 2014, 6:06 PM ]
Hello Lionhearts families,

The marching students will be attending (those who are able) a showing Thursday afternoon of the Drum Corps International Quarter-finals, broadcast live from Indianapolis. It will be at AMC-Ahwatukee on Ray Rd. at 4:30, and students are to meet directly there to purchase tickets and enter the theater. Ticket cost is unfortunately $18 for the one-time screening, but students who show me their ticket stub will have that cost deducted from their marching band fee owed. The show will run about 5 hours, students are not expected to stay the whole time. They need to arrange with their ride what time to be picked up outside the lobby so they can slip out as needed. Hopefully each student can at least see 2 hours of the presentation. This special activity takes the place of any rehearsal on Thursday.

Beginning next week, we will start our new routine for the winds. Tuesday (6-8 pm)and Saturday (7 am-12 pm) rehearsals remain as usual for the entire group. Mondays will become woodwind rehearsal from 3:00-4:30 and Thursdays will become brass rehearsals from 3:00-4:30. Students will now have Thursday evenings to work on homework, be with family, and take care of other responsibilities before they devote the weekend to marching band.

We had a great camp and look forward to a great season!


Joshua Hartgrove
Director of Bands and Orchestra