Below is the Schedule for Band Festival this Saturday at Brighton HS. Please come and support the bands during this time honored Pinckney Tradition.
A couple of logistical issues need to be addressed before we can have a successful festival experience.
1) There will be two buses taking students to Brighton and two returning. We need two parents from Symphony Band and two parents from Wind Ensemble to ride the busses with the students. Due to the nature of the event, I cannot ride with the students.
2) We still need a parent to tow the trailer with the percussion equipment. The trailer will be mostly loaded on Friday. It needs to be towed early morning on Saturday (festival day) to Pathfinder to load more equipment. It will then be pulled to Brighton HS BPAC loading dock for unloading. We will keep the trailer at Brighton HS until Wind Ensemble has finished their performance.
3) We need a few percussion students to travel with the Trailer and stay with the middle school students to help with unloading and setup.
4) There is always a request from students and parents for band members to set up alternate modes of transportation to and from Brighton HS. We need to have the Band members ride the bus to festival as a group. The day is fast moving and it is often difficult to make sure we have everyone where we need them when we need them. That being said there are usually a group of students that wish to see their siblings perform in the middle school band and parents who wish to pick up their student from the festival performance. If these situations apply to you and you need to arrive or depart separate from the provided bus transportation, a parent must send an email verifying alternative modes of transportation by Thursday, Feb. 27th. If you miss the deadline or verbally ask the director after the deadline, the student must ride the bus. We do this to make an accurate attendance list for those parents who are riding the bus with the students.
MSBOA District Band Festival – Saturday, March 1st Time Table:
10:50am – Arrive @ Pinckney HS Band Room in full uniform with instruments
11:00am – Depart from Pinckney HS
11:30am – Arrive at Brighton HS
12:10pm – Warm-Up/Media Center – Brighton HS
12:40pm – Performance/Brighton Performing Arts Center – Brighton HS
1:10pm – Sight Reading/Band Room – Brighton HS
1:30pm – Pack-up and wait for ratings/Cafeteria – Brighton HS
2:00pm – Depart to Pinckney HS
2:20pm – Arrive @ Pinckney HS for pickup
12:30pm – Arrive @ Pinckney HS Band Room in full uniform with instruments
12:40pm – Depart from Pinckney HS
1:10pm – Arrive at Brighton HS
1:40pm – Warm-Up/Media Center – Brighton HS
2:10pm – Performance/Brighton Performing Arts Center – Brighton HS
2:40pm – Sight Reading/Band Room – Brighton HS
3:00pm – Pack-up and wait for ratings/Cafeteria – Brighton HS
3:30pm – Depart to Pinckney HS
3:50pm – Arrive @ Pinckney HS for pickup
Also, just a reminder that Dr. John Pasqulae, Director of the Michigan Marching Band will be working with our students on Tues, Feb 25th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the HS Band Room.
All the Best,