SANTA PARADE 11/19 Get your instruments decorated!!!!!! Special prize(s) will be awarded!!!! Dress warm- scarves/earmuffs/gloves etc. are fine in addition to the Santa Hats. Bring a blanket to stay warm in the staging area. they will be left to be collected by a local charity. Call time: 7:45 AM at HFII. Bagels/juice will be provided!! Buses leaving at 8:30. Staging area is at Mount Clemens H.S. Parade route is on Main Street from Church St. to Clinton St. (See map) If you are going home with parents after the parade, you will of course need a note for your bus chaperon, and you can meet them at the dispersal area at Gratiot/Market streets (See map) We are number 46 in the parade, roughly in the middle. I anticipate being back at Ford around 12:00
Students are to bring a new or gently used blanket to the Santa Parade this Saturday. Students will use the blankets to stay warm before the parade. As the students step-off, the blankets will be collected to donate to a local charity.
Rain plan for tonight; The heaviest of the weather is supposed to hit right around 8:00. The MSBOA Marching Band VP and the hosting directors have already made the decision to NOT have a traditional awards ceremony at the end of the evening. I will find a place to have our own “ceremony” after we get the trailer packed up. Once I figure that out, I will make another post here, and have the kids text you as well if you’d like to join us. So once again, bring it on, Mother Nature! We can TAKE whatever you have to GIVE!! We’re gonna tear the roof off the sucker!!
Tickets are $3 for Adults/$2 for Seniors and Students. Buy them FROM Ford II so the money goes TO Ford II.
3:30 PM – Report to field for final run-through. Please make sure you have something to eat beforehand! Don’t want anyone getting sick!
After the run-through, we will go back to the band room, change into uniforms, etc.
4:45 – Closed-door meeting: no chaperones, family or friends allowed.
5:00 – Depart for Troy H.S. Seniors on Bus 1
6:20 – Group picture
7:05 – Warm-up
7:35 – Travel time
7:45 – Performance!
Immediately following the performance, we will pack the trailer. You will then have a short time to get something to eat if you wish. I will let you know where we will assemble for the awards ceremony.
9:00-ish – Awards Ceremony (In Parade Formation, at Parade Rest (Seniors in Front).