Band This Week+

Congratulations to the Marching Conchs on an overall Excellent rating: Excellent in Music & Marching, with Superior in General Effect, Colorguard and Percussion. Great job with a challenging and entertaining show! Thank you chaperones and truck drivers for making all of this possible over the past three back to back trips!

The whirlwind continues with several upcoming events, most notably a game this *Thursday, Fundraiser/Performances Sunday, & Parade Monday. Donations of Oreo Cookies (regular kind) and cases of water are needed for our upcoming fundraisers/performances.

*We have plenty of Children’s Day T-shirts for sale, $13 each. Spread the word, we will have them at the game Thursday.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

*Marching Rehearsal Canceled: we will have the day off from full band marching rehearsal. However, Colorguard will rehearse on Tuesday indoors and will have Wednesday off.

*Mangia Mangia! Fundraiser: Please spread the word, the KWHS Band will receive 20% of the total Sales at Mangia Mangia on Tuesday, Oct. 22nd, 900 Southard Street. See our Facebook post or the text sent out with a photo to share.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

*Colorguard Rehearsal Canceled (moved to Tuesday).

Thursday, Oct. 24

*Regular Marching Rehearsal 2:45pm. We will finish early, by 4:00pm. Load truck(s) after.

Thursday, Oct. 24th

*Senior Student/Parent Recognition Night: Seniors & Parents, please line up by 6:10pm in alphabetical order.

*Home Football game: Report to the Poinciana Elementary cafeteria by 5:45pm, attendance (inspection) taken at 6:00pm in full uniform. All Band Members will wear their PINK Show Shirt, Grey shorts and BLACK marching shoes with LONG BLACK socks (exception: Colorguard wear your black dance shoes + formal uniforms). Please bring your band bag and your red water bottle which you will use in the stands. Have all of your music and your functioning instrument. NO EATING in the New Uniforms or in the Stands, this includes beverages other than Water, students will now remove their jackets after halftime for their break. Parents, please be aware that there is no set time for football games to end and transportation should be coordinated through cell/text messaging upon the conclusion of the game-this gives you about 30min lead time on pick up after students change cloths and pack up. The start time for this is 7:00pm and the band performs the National Anthem/Pregame at around 6:45pm. Parents, we need many volunteers for every game. Our volunteer needs are posted on Charms (database that helps us organize everything), please sign up via this link (changes each game): Be sure to complete your Volunteer Application with the district annually at:

*Still need many Game Volunteers needed:

Sunday, Oct. 27th

*Children’s Day Fundraiser and Performances:

-Drumline Performance at 12:00pm, arrive by 11:30am wearing your red band shirt and grey shorts.

-Jazz Band Performance at 3:30pm, arrive by 3:00pm for setup wearing your red band shirt and grey shorts.

-Full band fundraiser: we are selling pork sandwiches, deep fried Oreos, soft drinks, popcorn, and Children’s Day T-shirts at our booth. The band now owns 3 10’x20’ tents, we will need help setting these up, filling coolers with drinks/ice, serving food, making popcorn, selling shirts-Everything, 3 parents and 6 students per shift. Parent and Student volunteers, Please sign-up here via Charms:

Monday, Oct. 28th

*Homecoming Parade: 5:30pm report time, step off at 6:00pm. We will need several parents to walk with us, please wear your *pink band shirt/booster shirt. We will need our truck driven to the stadium to pick up instruments as well.


Friday, November 1st

*Homecoming Football Game & Band Concession Fundraiser: More info & Volunteer needs:

Saturday, Nov. 2nd

*Drum Line Performance at The College of the Florida Keys (formerly FKCC). Time TBD.

Gary Hernandez

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