(Somewhat) Weekly Update 11-8-22
NEW OXFORD RECAP
Thank you to everyone who made the New Oxford competition happen! While we didn’t have another band in our division (Patriot A), we DID have 9 other “A” Class bands who are all working from the same judging rubric. Using that metric, we placed 2nd out of 10 bands, which is great! It was a good performance, and I’m looking forward to finishing the season on a strong note Sunday, 11/13, at Hersheypark Stadium.
PLEASE remind your students they can find both the performance video AND judges’ recordings in our Schoology course. Any time they spend watching/listening is going to be time well spent!
FRIDAY 11/11 = FIRST PLAYOFF GAME
This Friday is our first playoff football game of 2022, hosting Manheim Township (VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND).
The schedule that follows is in effect if the weather is decent. If it’s not, I will make an adjustment later this week. Thank you for your flexibility!
5:30p Report/Change into uniform
6:20p March to stadium
6:30p CVMB Performs pre-game
8:10p (approx.) Half-time (MT Band is only bringing a pep band)
9:15p (approx.) Game ends, return to CVHS, change, go home
SATURDAY 11/12 SCHEDULE
9:00a Senior Goodbyes (optional; highly encouraged); CVHS Band Room
10:00a Rehearsal begins (stadium, weather permitting)
1:00p Lunch Break (students provide their own)
2:00p Rehearsal resumes
4:45p FINAL RUN-THROUGH (all are invited to come and watch/listen)
5:00p Announcements/Dismissal/Load Truck
5:15p Tailgate Smorgasbord (near Stadium/DSF; Look for more info soon!)
6:30p Go home and SLEEP!
There is lots of information regarding championships available by following this link. Please pay close attention to their bag policy. This is HERCO’s policy, not Cavalcade’s; we can’t do anything about it.
Our performance time is 6pm. Awards will occur at approximately 9:45pm. Here is the rest of Sunday’s schedule:
2:30p “Spirit Walk” to Buses (family & friends line the pathway from the building to the buses and hoot, holler, make noise, ring cowbells, etc.)
2:45p Depart CVHS
3:30p Arrive HP Stadium; Unload, change
4:35p Begin Warm-up
5:35p Leave Warm-up
6:00p CVMB Performs!!!
6:15p Group pictures (available for purchase from Jolesch photographers)
6:45p Load, change into regular clothes
7:15p Re-enter HP Stadium
7:30p Patriot Conference, Open Class Bands begin
10:30p Depart HP Stadium
11:15p Arrive CVHS
DISNEY TRIP REHEARSALS…
…will be held Monday, 11/14, Wednesday, 11/16, and Monday, 11/21 from 3:10p-4:25p. These will be required of everyone attending the trip. Non-trip folks don’t need to report.
Mountain View folks should make plans for parental transportation directly to CVHS after school, and you will join us as soon as you’re able. Eagle View/CV9 folks should take the activity buses to CVHS.
The activity buses home FROM CVHS leave at approximately 4:30p. There is 1 per township (Monroe, Middlesex, Silver Spring, and Hampden). Students must sign up prior to 12p at their respective buildings for that bus.
If we win on Friday, we will face the winner of the #1 vs. #8 game (@Hempfield or vs. Carlisle) on Friday, 11/18.
MORE IMPORTANT DATES
Please make sure you are visiting www.cvbb.org/calendar for the most up to date calendar for the band. It contains all rehearsals, competitions, parades, and football games. Please remember that most Saturdays will have a rehearsal component to them, whether there is a competition that evening or not. Here they are in at-a-glance form:
11 7pm FB Playoff Game #1 HOME vs. Manheim Township
12 tbd Rehearsal
13 tbd Comp Cavalcade of Bands Championships (SUNDAY)
15 7pm Concert CVHS Fall Band Concert (CVHS PAC) (MB doesn’t perform)
18 tbd FB (?) Potential Playoff Game #2
25 tbd FB (?) Potential District 3 Championship Game (or Nov 26) (Music Dept. will be in Florida)
3 all day Auditions PMEA District 7 Band Auditions @ Eastern York HS
3 tbd FB (?) Potential State Semi-Final Game (or Dec 2)
10 tbd FB (?) Potential State Championship Game
PRACTICING AT HOME
It is imperative that your student is practicing at home, whether that’s practicing their music, their flag work, marching their sets on the parking lot during non-band times, practicing drill with other band students, etc. ESPECIALLY when they miss a rehearsal.
Please make sure that your student is doing something for band every non-rehearsal day to help us to help them improve. Thanks!
Only 5 days left!!!