Here is your weekly update!
Congrats on the Porter Ridge Varsity Football Team on winning their first playoff game vs Davie County!
Thanks to all students who supported the football team on Friday night!
Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped out with Pirate Cove Classic! This was an extremely successful year!
Monday AM – We rehearsed music for the Winter Concert
PM – Winter Guard Rehearsal
Tuesday AM – We rehearsed music for the Winter Concert
PM – Winter Guard Rehearsal/Band Booster Meeting
Wednesday AM – We helped the chorus set up for the “REAL MEN SING” Event
Thursday AM – We will rehearse music for the Winter Concert
PM – Winter Guard Rehearsal
Friday AM – We will go outside and rehearse for the parades on Saturday and Sunday
Attire for the game – Band Hoodies and Jeans
5:45 pm – Call Time
6:00 pm – Depart Porter Ridge
7:00 pm – Arrive at Harding High School 2001 Alleghany St Charlotte, NC 28208
7:05 pm – Unload Buses and Trailers
7:20 pm – March to Stadium
7:30 pm – Kickoff! Go Pirates
1st and 2nd Quarter – We will support our team by playing pep tunes
Halftime – We will sit in the stands and watch Harding’s band perform. At the conclusion of the performance, students may enjoy concessions
3rd Quarter – Students will need to be back in the stands at their instrument ready to play at the end of 3rd quarter at 0:00
4th Quarter - We will support our team by playing pep tunes
End of Game – Load buses
11:00 pm – Approximate arrival back at Porter Ridge
11:00 am - Call Time at Deanie’s Hair Salon 7311 Secrest Short Cut Rd, Indian Trail, NC 28079
11:05 am – Unload Trailers, get dressed in uniforms, get instruments
11:30 am – Warm up with Mr. Loftis
11:45 am – Line up
12:00 pm – Parade Begins
12:45 pm – Approximate time we will be done with the parade. The Parade will end at the Food Lion located at 7868 Idlewild Rd, Indian Trail, NC 28079
1:00 pm – Load up trailer with uniform and instruments
1:00 pm – Call Time at Walter Bickett Field. Please refer to the attached map. Walter Bickett field is located just above Sunset where you see the words “No Parking” This is the field that ALL Bands will be in.
2:00 pm – Parade begins – our position in the parade is 89. This means we are halfway through the parade. Approximate step off for us is 2:35 pm
3:30 pm – Parade ends approximately. Please arrange with your student to meet and pick them up somewhere OFF of the parade route. Please refer to the attached map for parade route. We will reload trailers in the same field in which we unloaded the trailers. Please do not plan to pick up your student at this field.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why do we perform in two parades?
We are required by the school system to perform in the Union County Christmas Parade on Sunday. All bands are in the county are required to be at this event.
We are required by the school board to perform in the Hemby Bridge Parade on Saturday.
Is Color Guard required to go with the band to away games for playoffs?
Yes. They are members of the Band of Pirates.
Will we go to all playoff games?
The simple answer to this is yes. We are the support system for the football team.
What are the dates for the concerts coming up?
Thursday December 7, 2017 – 6th Grade Band Concert
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 – 7th and 8th Grade Band Concert
Thursday, December 14, 2017 – High School Band Concert
All times for concerts are 7 pm
Have a great week!
Ian M. Faires
Director of Bands
Porter Ridge Middle/High Schools