Thunder Band News 12/18/2017

by on Dec.18, 2017, under Announcements, Booster, Color Guard, Guards, Marching Thunder, Percussion

In This Issue

  • Rehearsal This Wednesday
  • Ronald McDonald House Project
  • Rose Parade Tour Itinerary
  • Packing List
  • Cell Phones for Rose Parade Tour
  • Rose Parade Parking Passes, Bandfest Tickets
  • Marching Band Banquet RSVP
  • And Finally…
  • SignUpGenius Summary
  • Upcoming Events
  • Upcoming Rehearsals

There are 14 days until the 2018 Rose Parade. Rose Parade fun fact of the week: There are 9 days until we board buses to head to Pasadena. This is going to be SO AMAZING!

This Wednesday is our final rehearsal prior to leaving for Pasadena. Please keep encouraging your student to practice their music and to bring their best attitude and effort to practice.

Parents, we need your help this week as we get through these last days of preparation. Please read on to see how you can help.

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Thunder Band News 12/12/2017

by on Dec.12, 2017, under Announcements, Booster, Color Guard, Guards, Marching Thunder, Percussion

In This Issue

  • Upcoming Rehearsals
  • Rose Parade Tour Information Meeting and Holiday Concert
  • Rose Parade Medical Forms and Float Decorating Waivers
  • Cell Phones for Rose Parade Tour
  • Grades and Attendance Reminder
  • Color Guard Shoes
  • BandsCare Service Project
  • Making a Difference Service Competition
  • Marching Band Banquet RSVP
  • Disney / Rose Parade / Marching Thunder T-Shirts
  • SignUpGenius Summary
  • Upcoming Events
  • Upcoming Rehearsals

There are 20 days until the 2018 Rose Parade. Rose Parade fun fact of the week: The most challenging part of marching the Rose Parade—aside from the length of the parade—is a 108 degree turn known as TV Corner. TV Corner is unique because it is challenging to march the turn properly AND that is where all of the TV cameras are set up, so it has to look good!

This technically difficult turn is what our students have been running over and over during recent rehearsals. They are making great progress, but there is still work to be done. Students, don’t forget to get with your marching line to go out to practice hitting every checkpoint, every time.

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Thunder Band News 12/4/2017

by on Dec.04, 2017, under Announcements, Booster, Color Guard, Concert Bands, Fundraising, Guards, Marching Thunder, Percussion, Winter Guard

In This Issue

  • Rose Parade Music Memorization
  • Rose Parade Medical Forms and Float Decorating Waivers
  • Rose Parade Video
  • Rose Parade Photographer Needed
  • Saturday Rehearsal Reminder
  • Marching Band Banquet RSVP
  • Making a Difference Service Competition
  • Clothing Drive Fundraiser 2018
  • Rose Parade Tour Information Meeting
  • SignUpGenius Summary
  • Upcoming Events
  • Upcoming Rehearsals

There are 28 days until the 2018 Rose Parade. Rose Parade fun fact of the week: Marching Bands are required to be playing for MOST of the Rose Parade with very little time to rest. The rule of thumb is that no audience member should see the entire band pass by without hearing them play at some point. That’s a lot of playing! Start building your “chops” NOW!

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Thunder Band News 11/27/2017

by on Nov.27, 2017, under Announcements, Booster, Color Guard, Fundraising, Guards, Marching Thunder, Percussion, Winter Guard

Please continue to check with your students to be sure they are doing their conditioning and hydration. The Rose Parade is five weeks from TODAY!

Also, send your forms in. (Keep reading for more details.)

 


In This Issue

  • Rose Parade Saturday Rehearsals
  • Rose Parade Medical Forms and Float Decorating Waivers
  • Rose Parade Payments are Past Due
  • Color Guard Updates
  • Marching Band Banquet
  • Making a Difference Service Competition
  • SignUpGenius Summary
  • Upcoming Events
  • Upcoming Rehearsals

There are 35 days until the 2018 Rose Parade. Rose Parade fun fact of the week: Bands performing in the Rose Parade have to get up VERY early in the morning. Depending on our position in the parade (we do not have this information yet), we could be up and in uniform as early as 3:00 AM! We will be observing New Year’s Eve on New York time and heading to bed early so we are ready to begin our day well before sunrise.

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Thunder Band News 11/20/2017

by on Nov.21, 2017, under Announcements, Booster, Fundraising, Guards, Marching Thunder, Percussion

In This Issue

  • Rose Parade Music Memorization
  • Rose Parade Conditioning
  • Rose Parade Medical Forms and Float Decorating Waivers
  • Rose Parade Payments are Past Due
  • Rose Parade Tour Meeting
  • Lifting Hands International and Festival of Trees Update
  • Band Booster Meeting Minutes
  • SignUpGenius Summary
  • Upcoming Events
  • Upcoming Rehearsals

There are 42 days until the 2018 Rose Parade. Rose Parade fun fact of the week: Keeping everyone on schedule during the Rose Parade events can get pretty tricky. When loading and unloading, each band has been scheduled five minutes to completely unload the buses (students, uniform pieces, and instruments!) and have the buses ready to move. Start planning your exit strategy now!

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