The Marching Band will have two Summer Kick-Off Rehearsals on Wednesday, May 29 and Thursday, May 30 from 5-9 pm, and the Music Boosters need help with the snacks they provide for the students. If you can donate some snacks, please drop them off in the Commons at 5 either night. The Music Boosters will be providing drinks. Thanks for helping to keep the Mohawks Marching Band on its feet!
Below is the revised color guard practice schedule:
May 23: Flag Clinic: 12-3 ALL guard members MUST attend!
May 27th: Memorial Day Parade: Meet at 8:30 a.m. ONLY 2012-2013 (Current School Year) guard members should attend.
May 28th: Weapon Clinic: 2-5 p.m. Only guard members wishing to do weapons should attend.
May 29 & 30: All Band/Guard Practice: 5-9 p.m.
These practices will be outside unless it rains. Please dress accordingly. (No strapless or spaghetti strap tops and no soffe shorts!) Bring a water bottle!!
Monday, May 20th: 6th Period Exam (Concert Band), 7:35-9:05
Yes, you need to be here! (Graduating Seniors excluded.) We will be rehearsing music for graduation so this is an important rehearsal for us and part of your exam grade!
Tuesday May 21: Graduation (Concert Band)
- Meet/Load: 5:00PM
- Depart: 5:45PM
- Performance/Graduation Ceremonies: 7:00PM
- Return: 9:00-9:30PM
This is part of your exam grade! Attendance is MANDATORY! Dress for this event is all black as we did for district and state contest. Graduating Seniors need to make arrangements to make sure your instrument makes it to graduation and is set up and ready to go for the Senior Performance during the ceremony. Either ask an underclassmen to make sure it gets there or take it with you to graduation.
Congratulations to the 2013-2014 Field Commanders, Noah Oliver, Hannah VanWinkle, Kaitlin Thompson, and Alec Jerger! Thanks to everyone who auditioned this year! Great work by all!!!!! Field Commander Meeting 7:15AM Monday morning:)
- Tristan Moberly
- Morgan Cornett
- Sarah Wolfe
- Ethan Owens
- Ben Lewis
- Danny Sturgis
- Jake Stanifer
- Kinzie Kendrick
- Eric Trent
- Allison Byrd
- Zayd Ahmed
- Matt Elkins – Guitar
- Tyler Powell – Bass
- Sierra Barnes
- Brent Thomas
- Austin Troxel
- Kelsi Tidwell
- Brook Solomito
- Daniel Nordheim
- Kaycee Small
- Tara Swallow
- Jacob Cotter
- Gadge Hardesty
Here’s all the information you need for Band activities through the month of May.
Graduation (Concert Band)
Performance/Graduation Ceremonies: 7:00PM
This is part of your exam grade! Attendance is MANDATORY!!!!
Dress for this event is all black as we did for district and state contest!
Graduating Seniors need to make arrangements to make sure your instrument makes it to graduation and is set up and ready to go for the Senior Performance during the ceremony! Either ask an underclassmen to make sure it gets there or take it with you to graduation!
Clinics for those interested in joining color guard will be held on the following dates:
May 18th: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Flag & Dance
May 25th: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Weapon Training (Rifle/Saber)
There will be NO CLINIC on May 11th due to Springfest that day.
All clinics will be held at the field house. If you have any questions, please see Miss Brannon.
The Band’s Spring concert included a surprise announcement of the fall show: Les Misérables, adapted by Tim Kelly, Nov. 22-24, 2013. Here’s the teaser video.
Bonus: To read an excerpt of the script, go to the publisher’s website and look for “Read excerpt” on the right side of the page.
Here’s the April 2013 Mohawk Band Newsletter, if you didn’t get the copy sent home last week. Check out upcoming Steel Band performances, a twist to the Spring Concert on May 4, a recap of the Band’s straight Superior ratings at the district band event, and a preview of the 2013 halftime show.
It takes a great deal of planning in order to have a successful marching season and with another 25-30 new band and guard members coming in as freshman we should have a very exciting year. Our early projections put the band and color guard numbers around 100 members on the field again next year!
The most important week of each year is Band Camp. We will again be holding band camp away from the school at the University of Rio Grande near Gallipolis, Ohio. We will learn our contest show as well as our Pre-Game show and teach all of our new members how to march. More importantly, it is a week to become unified as a group and have some fun.
Being a member of the band can also be very costly, which is the reason we have student accounts to allow your son or daughter to put certain fundraiser money towards the expense of marching band. The form on the second page of the Marching Band info sheet, send home earlier this week with band students, will give you all of the information you need to get started with plans for next year. If you have any concerns about marching band please do not hesitate to call me at school 513-420-4760 ext. 2501 or email me, which is the best way to get a hold of me. - Mr. Lenney
- Marching Band 2013 Kick-off Rehearsals: May 29 & May 30, 5:00 – 9:00 pm
- Pre-Camp Rehearsals: July 1 – 3, 5:00 – 9:00 pm
- Hamilton July 4th Parade: July 4th – 10:00 am
- Band Camp: Sun. July 7 thru Fri. July 12
- Rehearsal: July 15, 6 – 8 pm
- Rehearsal: July 22, 6 – 8 pm
- Butler County Fair Parade: July 26, 10:00 am
- Rehearsal: July 29, 6 – 8 pm
- Rehearsal: August 5, 6 – 8 pm