Congratulations to the CM Marching Eagles Percussion - they performed at the SIUE Percussion Festival this past weekend. They performed wonderfully and received some constructive feedback from the clinicians! It was an entirely new experience for them all, but I think they truly enjoyed performing and getting to watch the other percussion ensembles perform as well!
Also, a big congratulations to the entire CM Marching Eagles! They had their first performance Friday night and it went so well! CONGRATULATIONS! We all know that there are things we can do better to improve and that is the goal for us as a group - each time we perform, we want to do something better. Thanks goes to Matt and Melanie Thomas who helped water the band and fix some uniform issues we were having. Thank you so much!
Here's what is going on this week!
- CM Marching Eagles Rehearsal from 4pm-6pm (Color Guard starts at 3pm)
- Due to a few things going on, we will only rehearse for two hours tonight. 4pm-5pm will be parade, and 5pm-6pm will be field.
- CM Percussion Rehearsal from 5:30pm-7pm
- Football vs. Salem
- Same set-up as last week! Call time is at 5pm, make sure to sign in, and then we will warm-up a bit before heading to the field for Pre-Game, stands, and halftime! Dismissal will be after half time this week.
- I could use parent volunteers for the following:
- Uniforms and Plumes (Sometimes the uniforms need a hand...)
- Water (taking water out to the stands for the kids after pre-game and before half-time. It took about 3 coolers to water the band last Friday)
- Drum Major Podium set-up (Just taking the podiums out before pre-game and then onto the field before their halftime performance)
PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN DOING ANY OF THIS!
- Bethalto Homecoming/Labor Day Parade (Itinerary is attached)
- Call time is 8am, 8am, 8am!
- Dress is marching shoes, TALL BLACK SOCKS, plain black pants, and CM polo for the band (I have them and will distribute them tonight!) Guard is wearing their uniform, I believe! If that's changed, I'll let you know!
I think that's it for this week!
We have two fundraisers happening:
- CMHS MARCHING BAND ON LINE SHOPPING FUNDRAISER
Attention CMHS band students, family and friends: please share the following link https://bethaltomarchingband16.itemorder.com/ for the CMHS Marching Band online shopping site with any and all CMHS fans. A percentage of sales from this site will go to support our band program! The Marching Band Store features apparel items for the band as well as general Eagle spirit wear. The site will remain open now through September 2, 2016 . Once it’s closed, it’s too late, so make sure you shop today! All merchandise will be delivered mid-September. (if you cannot open the link by clicking, please cut and paste into your URL).
2. Roma's Pizza Fundraiser
- On Tuesday, Sept. 20, if you go to Roma's, order food, and say you're there for the Marching Eagles, a portion of whatever is made that day/night goes to the band! I'll be there for dinner! :)
As always, if you have any questions, please let me know!
Musically yours --
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