Hello! Again my apologies for the tardiness of the report, but we're in the heart of marching season and with the two hour delays these last two days have flown by!
Well we're already on Wednesday and we are heading to Plymouth this weekend. This is a new site for us, at least for me. It's always exciting to go to a new school to see all of what "they" have. Last week at Avon I got to see their new band room (keep in mind this is their 3rd band room in about 20 years...incredible!!). To be honest it reminded me of a cafeteria it was so big!
But they clearly thought through everything. It has a different color tile marking a 60 X 80 section so the winter percussion and winter guard can practice their spots without using a tarp all of the time. The practice rooms are inside the band room but on a second level - the second level is also used as a crows nest for viewing the winter groups as they rehearse.
In addition to the incredible band area let's just say they really have a "complex" - a uniform room AND a uniform repair room. A costume room complete with washers and dryers, an instrument repair room with ice machine, prop storage, and they even have a 2 port garage accessible from the band room where the dad's can work on props as well as store their two semi trailers during the winter months.
NOW - that being said, this phrase echoed many times from the mouths of our staff: "You know, we still have incredible facilities". And we do! We may have one of the nicest facilities in Northern Indiana to be honest with you. While we are looking ahead and noticing that we'll be growing we are finding that our space is not becoming over crowded but is fitting us perfectly. We have two band rooms with 5 practice rooms, a conference area with library, multiple storage rooms, and a room just for electronics to keep things safe. Our area is fantastic! And while going to a school like Avon makes us drool - that is actually the rare event when travelling to other schools. Most schools we see have old dingy carpet, lockers for instruments (maybe) that are broken and in disrepair, one or MAYBE two practice rooms that are used for storage and not their original purpose because for some reason a lot of contractors forget they're building a facility and not just a room. That is what we run into most of the time - however whatever we see out there it always reinforces how lucky we are at East Noble to have such fantastic facilities!
Alright - let's move on to the week ahead and even further so you have as much notice as possible:
Wednesday - Rehearsal 6:00 - 9:00 pm in stadium
Thursday - Rehearsal 6:00 - 9:00 pm in stadium
Saturday - Competition at Plymouth (click here)
NEXT WEEK IS HOMECOMING! While this is always a fun week it's tough to keep everyone focused on our season. Students: yes you are expected to be at rehearsal no matter what the event!
THURSDAY of homecoming is the homecoming parade at 7:00 pm. We will break from rehearsal to do the parade and then after the parade dismiss....so a VERY short rehearsal indeed.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 17TH - is the Band Extravaganza with the middle school bands. The marching band will be performing in the gymnasium with the rest of the bands...concert starts at 6:30 - make sure you're there!
FRIDAY OCTOBER 18TH - because we are losing a rehearsal to fall break and it is the week of regional the STUDENTS have elected to rehearse on Friday before the football game. Practice will be from 3:00-5:30 with a break for dinner and then we will continue on with our football game as normal.
That's it for me! I'll leave you with a few photos Doug Nowels shot over the weekend....see you all at Applefest!
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