Dear Students and Parents,
We had a great first week of band! The students started moving and playing on Thursday night. This week we will be moving and playing the parade song and the drum line cadence. The students will also work on learning the school song, the "Star Spangled Banner", and the music for the first of the four parts of the fall competition show. Here are some more notes and reminders as we start the 2016 season.
Water- We need bottled water donations for the day of the parade and for the season. If any parents or families would like to donate case(s) of bottled water it would be appreciated.
Forms- All forms except the physical must be turned on or before July 8th. Your student will not be able to receive their marching band shirt and travel with the band if we do not receive these forms.
Notary- Every medical authorization form must be notarized to be legal and allow us to treat your student in a time of medical emergency. We will have a notary in the band office every night during summer band part 1 except June 22nd and July 5th. Please take advantage of this free service and get your forms in before July 8th. If there are any other BOP parents or relatives that are Notaries and would be willing to help us notarize anyone's medical forms on July 8th please contact Dawn Schneider @ Dawn.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Uniform-The band will need Khaki shorts, white shoes, and white shock for their summer uniform. The guard and drum majors will need black shorts. Please plan ahead and purchase these before the parade.
Small BOP Trailer Towing-We need a parent with a large pickup truck or SUV to pull the small BOP trailer on July 9th, the day of the Three Rivers Festival Parade. We need the trailer to transport the drums and the large instruments to Swinney Park, pick up at the end of the parade route, and return to Northrop.
First Fundraiser-We will kick off the first fundraiser of the season this Wednesday night. Students will receive information on the Beef Raffle at the end of rehearsal.
Springwood Practice Parade-Please bring your family and friends out to the Springwood Addition across from Northrop on July 8th around 6:45 PM for our practice parade. This is always a fun night for the students and our BOP family.
Three Rivers Festival Parade-Saturday July 9th is the BOP's first performance of the 2016 season! We will have move information out regarding estimated times later this week.
Practice-Students, a little extra practice at home on your marching and playing goes a long way in making yourself a better performer and the BOP a better band. Please devote some extra practice time outside of rehearsal. You will be surprised on how much we will grow and become a better band in the next three weeks!
BOP-Keep up the hard work!
Bruce Schneider and the BOP Staff