October Band Schedule – updated

Monday, September 29th: Rehearsal – 6 pm – 8 pm
Tuesday, September 30th: Boys Soccer Game – 6:00 pm
Friday, October 3rd: Football @ Milton Union
Saturday, October 4th: Loveland Band Contest

Monday, October 6th: Rehearsal – 6 pm – 8 pm
Tuesday, October 7th: Girls Soccer Game – 6:00 pm
Friday, October 10th: Football vs. Carlisle
Sat., October 11th: Buckeye Invitational @ Ohio State

Monday, October 13th: Rehearsal – 6 pm-8 pm
Friday, October 17th: Football @ Dixie
Sat., October 18th – Marion Local Band Contest

Monday, October 20th: Rehearsal – 3 pm-5 pm
Friday, October 24th: Football vs. Waynesville
Saturday, October 25th: Anderson Band Contest

Monday, October 27th:Rehearsal – 3 pm-5 pm
Fri., October 31st: Football v/s Northridge (Senior Night)

Every week:
Percussion Sectional – Wednesdays 1:45-3:30 pm

Guard Sectional – Wednesdays 3:00-5:00 pm

Marching Band Itinerary – Sept. 29th-Oct. 4th (Loveland Band Contest)

Tuesday, September 30th: Boys Soccer Game

  • 6:00 pm: Meet in Band Room
  • Play: 6:45PM-7:15PM and Halftime
  • We will be leaving after halftime and should be finished by 8:30PM. Students may return to the game after our performance to watch or leave for home.
  • You may wear any “MOHAWK” clothing you wish!

Friday, October 3rd: Football Game @ Milton Union

  • 4:30 pm: Meet & Load
  • 5:00 pm: Depart
  • 7:00 pm: Game
  • 8:00ish: Halftime
  • 11:00 – 11:30 pm: Return to Madison (sign up here for Band texts and get updated ETAs and live online maps as we return from band trips)
  • We will be in full uniform for this performance!
  • No props for this performance and I would anticipate performing Batman, Spiderman, and Iron Man due to the length of the show.

 Saturday, October 4th: Loveland Band Contest

  • 1:00 pm: Meet/Rehearse
  • 2:30 pm: Load/Eat
  • 3:15 pm: Depart
  • 4:30 pm: Arrive
  • 5:40 pm: Warm-up:
  • 6:30 pm: Perform
  • 6:45 pm: Change, watch other bands, eat
  • 9:20 pm: Awards
  • 11:00 – 11:30 pm: Return
  • The Music Boosters will be providing a meal before we leave!
  • Please bring money to purchase dinner at the contest.
  • For any parents/friends who might be traveling to support the band the entry fee for this contest is $7
  • Make sure you dress for the weather and bring clothes to change into after our performance. You will have time to change, go to the concession stand and watch some of the other bands before the awards ceremony. Forecast looks like a cold evening!
  • Remember! This is a marching band contest and if your parents or friends are coming make sure they know they can cheer for us as we perform!

Loveland Contest Address for GPS:
Loveland High School
1 Tiger Trail
Loveland, OH 45140

Participating Bands:

6:00 pm Lynchburg-Clay High School
6:15 pm Waynesville High School
6:30 pm Madison High School
6:45 pm Deer Park High School
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7:15 pm Stebbins High School
7:30 pm Ross High School
7:45 pm Fairfield High School
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8:15 pm Hamilton High School
8:30 pm Lakota East High School
8:45 pm Turpin High School
9:00 pm Loveland High School

Junior High show music files

Here are downloadable MP3 files of the songs in the Junior High musical.

To download the files so you can put them on your phone or MP3 player:

  1. Right-click on the name of the file (Mac or PC), or control-click on the name (Mac).
  2. On the menu that pops up, choose something like Save file or Download linked file (wording varies depending on which browser you’re using).
  3. Make sure you know where you’re saving your file on your hard drive, so you can find it later.

File names ending in “acc” are the musical accompaniment only; file names ending in “voc” include the music and the vocals. If you have any trouble downloading the files, contact Mr. Brown.

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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

Graduation
Friday, May 22nd

Marching Band Pay to Play

Those who participate in marching band are required to pay the $50.00 “Pay To Participate” fee to the school. This is NOT paid to the Boosters and should be paid via the front office in the High School. There is a $100 cap per student so if you are involved in multiple activities this might help.

Again this is NOT collected by the Boosters OR Mr. Lenney and is due before the first home game THIS Friday, September 5th

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.