Steel Band Itinerary (Blue Jackets)

Columbus Blue Jackets Game

Tuesday, March 31st

Meet: 2:45 p.m.

Depart: 3:00 p.m.

Arrive: 5:00 p.m.

Perform: 6:00 p.m.

Game: 7:00 p.m.

Depart: 9:00 p.m.

Return: 11:00 p.m.

  • We are leaving right after school so be ready to go!
  • You will need to bring money for dinner. We will be eating at the game, which can be expensive so plan accordingly! I would bring at least $10-$15
  • Please wear your steel band shirt and jeans for this performance
  • All tickets will be distributed once we arrive. This includes any family members or friends that ordered tickets. We can also leave tickets at will call after tickets are distributed.

Strikes for Barnum

There will be two strike sessions for cast and crew of the spring musical (excluding Elementary students):

  • Tuesday 3/24 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, primarily for tech crew, although any cast or crew may attend; or
  • Thursday 3/26 from 2:30 – 4:30 pm (rescheduled from Wednesday)

Strike is for cleaning up, putting things away, and otherwise wrapping up the show. Students must attend one of the strike sessions to earn thespian points for the show, which determine eligibility for membership in the International Thespian Society. If you want to earn your points but can’t make either strike, see Mr. Brown to make arrangements to earn the points at another time.

Thespian Troupe Officers

Congratulations to the Officers for Thespian Troupe #4592:

President: Alec Jerger

Vice-President: Charley Reed

Secretary: Maddy Jeffries

Historian: Kaitlin Thompson

Clerk: Hannah Van Winkle

Publicity Chair: Hannah Helton

Webmaster: Bryce Thomas

Community Service Leader: Brooke Solomito

Madison Choir Performance dates, 2014-15

National Anthem at Football Game
Friday, September 26th – 7:00pm

Fall Choir Concert
Tuesday, October 14th – 7:00pm

Winter Choir Concert
Tuesday, December 9th – 7:00pm

Band and Choir Lock-in
Late February, Date TBA

Pre-Contest Concert
Tuesday, March 3rd – 7:00pm

OMEA Contest
TBA: March 6th or 7th

Spring Choir Concert
Thursday, May 7th – 7:00pm

Friday, May 22nd

Getting Band texts – updated instructions

If you’re already signed up for texts from the Mohawk Band via the Remind service (formerly called Remind 101), you’re all set for the coming fall marching season. But if you’re getting these messages from the Madison website, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or emails, here are two good reasons to also sign up for the Remind texts:

  • day-before reminds of rehearsals and performances, and
  • ETA texts when the band is returning from away games and performances

Also this year, we’re going to experiment with an extra feature: when the band departs from an away game or performance, you’ll get a text telling our estimated time of arrival at school, along with a link to an online map the will let you follow the progress of the band bus all the way back to Madison. We’ll try it out this Friday on the way back from the Talawanda game; let Mr. Brown know how it works for you!

To sign up for the Band’s Remind texts (also available via email):

  • click here to fill out the sign-up form; or
  • send a text to (408) 458-8033 with the message @mohawkband

Guard members & parents should also sign up for extra Reminders:

  • click here to fill out the sign-up form; or
  • send a text to (408) 458-8033 with the message @mohawkflag

If you have any problems signing up, please email Mr. Brown.

Watch for the new band trailer around Madison and beyond!

Thanks to everyone who made the newly decorated Mohawk Band trailer a reality, including superintendent Curtis Philpot, Madison Locals Schools, Bobby Reed, the Madison Music Boosters, Digital Visuals, and the businesses and organizations who helped the makeover become a reality:

Be sure to thank these community businesses for supporting the Mohawk Band!

Marching Band Tour Shirts


This year, Band and Guard members can choose between the four designs shown for their 2014 Tour Shirt. The background color of each design will be the color of the shirt, and performance dates will be printed on the back of the shirt. Cost of each shirt is $12; order forms will be available at Friday’s rehearsal.