Thunder Band News 8/28/2017

by on Aug.28, 2017, under Announcements, Booster, Color Guard, Guards, Marching Thunder, Percussion

In This Issue

  • Football Game Day Schedule
  • Rose Parade Family Packages
  • Booster Meeting Schedule
  • Prop Tear-Down
  • Fee and Form Due Dates
  • Upcoming Events
  • Upcoming Rehearsals

There are 128 days until the 2018 Rose Parade. Rose Parade fun fact of the week: The first couple of Rose Parade queens not only had to sew their own dresses, but they also had to make and decorate their own floats!

Football Game Day Schedule

Our first football game is coming up on September 8. For game days, students will have the following schedule:

  • 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM – Rehearsal
  • 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM – Break for dinner
  • 6:00 PM – Back in band room in marching shoes, black socks, jeans, and polo shirts
  • 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM – Warm up
  • 6:30 PM – Step off to begin moving to stadium
  • 6:45 PM – Pre-game performance

Home football game performances are listed in the calendar on


Rose Parade Family Packages

Bob Rogers Travel has added a new Rose Parade package that includes only grandstand seats and bandfest tickets. This package provides an option for family members who want Rose Parade tickets without Disney tickets.

If you do not want Disney tickets, you will need to make the change to your account by logging in at and selecting this new package without Disney tickets. If you have any questions, contact Bob Rogers Travel at 800-373-1423.


Booster Meeting Schedule

Due to Wednesday evening rehearsals, we are rescheduling booster meetings in September and October. September’s meeting will be held on Thursday, September 7, and October’s meeting will be held on Thursday, October 5. Booster meetings start at 7:30 PM in the band room.

In November, our meeting will be on Wednesday, November 8, in order to allow parents and students to prepare for our St. George trip on November 1. In December, we will return to our regularly scheduled first week of the month with a meeting on December 6 at 7:30 pm.


Prop Tear-Down

Thank you to Danielle and Andy Lovejoy, Kelly Molinari, Carla Stone, and Dave Duke, who came out to our prop tear-down on Saturday. They worked hard to clean out our old props so we could make room for our new props to come in this week.


Fee and Form Due Dates

All fees and forms are now past due. In order to rehearse and perform with the band, these items must be taken care of or arrangements must be made with Mr. Mangelson at

Emails have gone out to those with outstanding fees. Please get these fees paid as soon as possible. If there is a concern about getting fees paid please contact Mr. Mangelson.

Once fees are paid please email your receipt to Shawna at Receipts for color guard shoes should also be sent to


Upcoming Events

  • September 6 – 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM – Homecoming parade
  • September 8 – Home football game vs. East
  • September 16 – Weber State Marching Band Review show (Weber State University)
  • September 22 – Home football game vs. Bingham
  • September 23 – Nebo Tournament of Bands (Payson High School)
  • September 29 – Home football game vs. Pleasant Grove
  • September 30 – Bridgerland Band Invitational (Utah State University)
  • October 7 – Wasatch Marching Band Competition (Herriman High School)
  • October 10 – Rocky Mountain Invitational (BYU)
  • October 14 – Davis Cup (Davis High School)
  • October 18 – Home football game vs. Taylorsville
  • October 28 – Mt. Timpanogos Marching Band Competition (Pleasant Grove High School)


Upcoming Rehearsals

  • August 28 – 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM – Marching band rehearsal
  • August 29 – 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM – Percussion sectional
  • August 30 – 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM – Marching band rehearsal
  • August 31 – 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM – Marching band rehearsal
  • September 5 – 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM – Percussion sectional
  • September 6 – 3:15 PM to 5:15 PM – Marching band rehearsal (time change)
  • September 7 – 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM – Marching band rehearsal
  • September 9 – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM – Marching band cleaning camp



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