2016-2017 Calender


2016-2017 Marching Band Calendar   
                                         August
9th, 11th, 16th, and 18th   Practice 8 am -11
(Because of the late start school calendar we will only have a few weeks before competitions therefore we must start early or we will not be ready in time. In order to stay competitive please make all efforts to attend, I understand if you have prior obligations or sporting events. Even if you can not attend all of the practices please come to what you can.

Schedule change due to school meetings ** Practice Monday 8/22 and Wednesday 8/24 8-11 am
Look for a band booster meeting and band show preview at the end of the month, date and time TBA
Friday 26th   First Home Football Game 4:00 pm  game starts at 7 pm, free pizza dinner for band students
Tuesday Aug 30th Trip Deposit due $180

September
             Tuesday and Thursday morning 7am -7:45
Thursday 1st Halftime show parent Preview and Band Booster meeting 7pm
 Friday 2nd  Friday  home football game
 Friday  23th  Football Game
 Saturday 24th  Optional Competition Observation @ Pinecrest $6 for bus and $6 for entry
This is a great opportunity for freshmen to see what happens on a competition day and what the judges are looking for. We will also have the opportunity to see bands that we will compete against later in the season.
October
Dc trip must be paid in full by Monday the 10th

Saturday 1st South Brunswick Band Competition (SAT date) I Need to know NOW if you are taking SATs that day!!!
 Friday 7th Homecoming football and parade
Saturday 8th  Competition Western Harnett  
Tues 11th 2:30- about 4:30  Fair parade
Friday 14th  Football Game
Saturday 15th Grays Creek HS Band Day
Saturday 22th Stallion Classic (We need all the family and parent help we can get!) Yam Fest Parade
Friday 28th Senior night Football and middle school band night
Saturday 29st (hold open for rain out date)


November

SUNDAY 6th  Veterans Day Parade **** You must be at this event, we cannot march missing half the band. The make-up assignment for missing this will be the worst, and you will wish you marched the two blocks instead of skipping out.  Part of the makeup assignment will include a solo performance in front of more than one class so plan now to be in attendance.

Friday  18th-20th  DC Trip

December

Tuesday 8th  3-5:30 Christmas Show Dress rehearsal
Tuesday 13th  Tabor City shared song at Christmas Concert  
Thursday 15th Christmas Show and Dinner/Preshow  7pm
Friday Morning  16th School performance of Christmas show (plan ahead, this is the last day of school before vacation!)


District registration must be paid $5 and playing test completed before Christmas break for honors students


February 2017

Tuesday  7th CTA Auditions during school  (Test Grade based on score)
Friday and Saturday  24-25th  All County Jazz Band 

March

Saturday 4th All-State Auditions 
MPA 7-10th exact date and time TBA
Saturday 18th UNCP Honors Band for selected members
Friday & Sat 24th and 25th  CTA @WHS 

April
Wednesday 5th  Middle School Recruitment Day
May

Spring Concert

June
12th -15th Band Camp (Mandatory for Marching band) 8 am -12 Drill charts and music 

July 

August 2017
Band Camp TBA (usually two weeks before school starts 14th? waiting on school calendar) 



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