This week is a big week for the Marching Pride! Friday’s game will be our 8th Grade Band Night/Dancing Cubs and we have our first competition on Saturday at Naples High School! The students did a great job at Saturday’s rehearsal and we’re looking forward to performing more of our show. Please consider coming to either Friday night’s game and/or the competition at Naples High School to support your Marching Pride!
Here are last week’s Marchers and Section of the week. Honorable Mentions: Ryan McElhinney, Jackson Imbus (woodwinds), Dante Magilewski, Vincent Sparacino (brass), Eden Dalusma (percussion), Mailuby Figueredo, Isa Noyola (auxiliary) and Miranda Ramos (officer). Marchers of the Week: Carlos Cazorla-Vergel (woodwinds), Jack Waligora (brass), Ray Patterson (percussion), Nayaris Rodriguez (auxiliary), and Mason Duryea (officer). The Section of the Week was the Dance Team led by Captain Daniela Rives and Section Yasmine Corral! Congratulations!
Here's what you need to know for our upcoming events.
This Week’s Schedule:
Home Game vs. Immokalee HS/8th Grade Band Night (Fri. 10/14): Call time for students is 5:00pm. The band room will be closed after school on Friday from 2:30-4:30pm. This Friday, band students will wear their full marching band uniform and auxiliary will wear their pregame uniform. Underneath their uniform, all band students will wear this year’s green Marching Pride shirt, athletic shorts (any color), tall black crew socks, and marching band shoes. Auxiliary students will wear their pregame top, pregame leggings, tights, black auxiliary shoes, earrings, and full hair and makeup. Auxiliary students will change into their show uniform during 3rd quarter. We will perform It’s a Mad World post game. Halftime’s performance will be a special performance featuring our 8th grade band students from Cypress Palm Middle School, Corkscrew Middle School, and Oak Ridge Middle School! The game starts at 7:00pm and tickets are available on gofan.co. Please be prepared to pick-up your student around 10:00pm. Students will text and call their rides when they return to the band room at the end of the game.
Stadium Clean-up (Fri. 10/14): As part of our agreement in selling concessions, it our responsibility to help clean up the stadium after every home game. Clean-up duty is assigned by section, and it alternates for every game. This Friday, clean-up duty is assigned to the Woodwind section. (Brass, Percussion, and Auxiliary will have the game after that.) Students will be provided with gloves when they return to the stadium. This process does not take long when all assigned students help out.
PLEASE READ Game Day Student Drop-Off: For Friday, please drop-off your student in either in the back of the school by the portables or in the bus loop. Student pick-up will be in the main loop by the flagpole. Thank you for your cooperation.
Game Day Student & Staff Parking: For Friday, all students, staff, and parent volunteers will park in the back parking lot by the portables. Thank you for your cooperation.
Naples Southwest Florida Games Competition (Sat. 10/15): Call time is 1:30pm. We will rehearse prior to leaving for the competition. Band students will wear their full marching band uniform and auxiliary will wear their show uniform. Underneath their uniform, all band students will wear this year’s black Mad World shirt, this year’s black marching band shorts, tall black crew socks, and marching band shoes. Auxiliary students will wear their show uniform, tights, tan shoes, earrings, and full hair and makeup. Please remember to eat lunch before 1:30pm call and bring your jug of water! Students will eat dinner at Naples High School. They will need to bring money to buy dinner at concessions. More details will be sent out in a separate email.
Dancing Cubs Fundraiser (Fri. 10/14): We have invited students in grades PreK-8 to come and dance with our Auxiliary Team during 8th Grade Band Night on Friday, October 14th. The second practice will now be on Thursday, October 13th from 5:00-6:00pm. Please contact Head Auxiliary Instructor, Mrs. Annamarie Magdaleno at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Cookie Dough Fundraiser (Due Fri. 10/21): Our Band Boosters are holding their annual Cookie Dough Fundraiser! Students who are going to Texas will have the opportunity to earn fundraise towards their trip. This will also be a general fundraiser for our program, so we’re asking all students to participate. Students who are not going to Texas will help raise money for marching band season expenses. Order forms will be given in class on Monday. Please contact Band Booster Vice President, Mrs. Sandra Llorca at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Moments that Matter Travel Scholarship Opportunity (Due Fri. 10/28): Bob Rogers Travel is offering a $500 scholarship to a participating student in an upcoming tour. Applicants should have a financial need for the scholarship. BRT will only consider the first 5 applicants per traveling group, and they will award 1 scholarship per traveling group. The scholarship competition is now open. Applications are due by 3:00pm on October 28, 2022. Students who are interested in applying for the scholarship can find instructions and information at: https://bobrogerstravel.com/moments-that-matter/ Be sure to follow the instructions for "Music Groups." We hope that you'll considering applying. We'd love to see a student of the Marching Pride win the scholarship!
SYTA Youth Foundation Road Scholarship Opportunity (Due Fri. 10/28): Student & Youth Travel Association is offering a $750-1,000 scholarship to students who are unable to afford the cost of student group trips. To apply for this scholarship, students need to be nominated by a teacher. Students will be nominated based on academic achievement, music achievement, need, initiative/involvement, service/volunteer efforts, and school/band attendance. If you want to be nominated, please fill out the attached Letter of Recommendation Request Form and return it to Mrs. Robinson by Friday, October 28th. More information can be found here: https://sytayouthfoundation.org/scholarships/road-scholarship
Questions? Please email Mrs. Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.