Welcome to our 2nd week of school. We have a busy week here at Porter Ridge and want to keep you well informed of what is going on this week.
Tuesday – AM – This morning we stayed inside and worked on Show Music
PM – We will go outside and begin setting the ballad drill with music
Wednesday – AM – (Underclassmen picture day) – we will stay inside and work on Show Music and Stand Tunes
Thursday – AM – Grade level Assembly during first block with Juniors – we will stay inside and work on Show Music
PM – We will go outside and continue setting the ballad drill with music
Friday – AM – We will go outside and finish cleaning the opener and ballad with music and drill
6 PM – CALL TIME – students will be wearing summer uniform
6:15 PM – Buses and Trailers loaded (no props) (We will need 6 buses)
6:22 PM – Depart PRHS for Sun Valley
6:45 PM – Arrive at Sun Valley
6:50 PM – Unload Buses and Trailers
7:05 PM – March Into Stadium
7:15 PM – Seated in Stands and await the Star Spangled Banner performed by SVHS Band
7:30 PM – Kick-off – GO PIRATES
1st and 2nd Quarter – We will support our team by cheering and playing stand tunes
8 minutes left on the clock for 2nd quarter – unload out of stands and warm up
Halftime – We will perform opener and ballad (approximately 7 minutes total with set up and break down Mr. Reynolds) first and then exit and watch Sun Valley Perform
3rd Quarter – Break – Students need to be back in their seat at their instrument at 0:00 ready to perform
4th Quarter – We will support our team by cheering and playing stand tunes
End of Game – We will line up and then march back to the buses – load instruments on trailers and load students on buses
10:45 PM – APPROXIMATE time we will return back to PRHS – need to unload one trailer to put the “Chevy” back in the trailer
11:00 PM – APPROXIMATE DISMISSAL
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Will we get to march at every away game?
The case this year, we were able to play and march our show at both away games we attended. This is not always the case.
Will there be room for us to sit in the Sun Valley stands?
I have requested that extra stands be brought in for the band to sit in during the game so that we have a place in which to perform.
Can my child stay after school before the game?
Yes, your child can stay after school. Students are expected to behave while they are at the school and will obey all school rules.
What if my child wants to eat before the game?
We have sent out in a previous email an order form for food that Dianna Boyadjian is assisting us with. If your child would like to order food, then they will need to turn in money and order form by Wednesday morning in class to the black box. This money MUST BE TURNED IN BY 9:30 AM to the black box in the band room. PLEASE do not turn it in to the main office, as I will not be checking that box until later on in the day. Late orders will not be accepted and that money will be returned to the student.
Have a great week!
Ian M. Faires
Director of Bands
Porter Ridge Middle/High Schools