This letter is to inform you about the Thursday, October 5th HMS football game performance involving all 7th and 8th grade HMS Band Members. ALL BAND MEMBERS NEED TO BE IN THE SULLIVAN CENTRAL FOOTBALL STADIUM, SEATED, AND READY TO PERFORM BY 5:00pm SHARP! It is crucial that you are on time so that we have time to warm-up, tune and practice the National Anthem. Expect us to perform the National Anthem approximately 5 to 10 minutes before kick-off, which is set for 6:00pm.
The band will play pre-game, 1st quarter, 2nd quarter, and 4th quarter. All band members will be off duty during half time and 3rd quarters to allow time for bathroom visits & to visit the concession stand. All band members should plan to bring extra money for the purchase of food and drink. All band members will be allowed into the game for no charge. NO STUDENT WILL BE PERMITTED OUTSIDE OF THE FOOTBALL STADIUM GATED AREA FOR ANY REASON AT ANY TIME. This is to ensure the safety of all of our members during this game. The game should be wrapping up around 8:00pm. Parents please be on time to pick up your band member! Please have students send you a text or a brief call during the 4th quarter to alert you of the game coming to an end. Again, no one should leave the gates until parents are there for pick-up.
We will wear our band T’s and jeans…if you do not own last year’s T shirt, please wear HMS colors of blue, orange or white! It might be a good idea to bring along a jacket for the cooler temperatures in the evening.
ABSOLUTELY all school rules are in effect for this game. It is so important to understand our role as ambassadors for our HMS community at this game. Good sportsmanship, musicianship, and attitude is expected at this game. Let’s all do our absolutely very best for our team and cheer them on to a victory!
As always, if an absence from this game is required – I’ll need a note from parents BEFORE Thursday’s game explaining the nature of the absence. If no note is received, your attendance is mandatory and expected. We NEED our members there – EVERYONE has an important part!
If you own your own wire music stand, PLEASE bring it! We will need as many as possible for this performance!
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the HMS Band office at 423.354.1513 or email email@example.com
Can’t wait to have some fun and play some fun tunes on Thursday, October 5th with our awesome HMS Band!
Mr. Jonathan Nichols