Dear Mustang Band Family,
Due to the high probability of rain next week on Tuesday and the unavailability of the MAC, I need to change our rehearsal schedule. We will have a very challenging contest on Saturday the 13th and it would not be acceptable or wise for me to deny the band rehearsal time (cancelling because of rain or just not marching) as we prepare for this contest. I understand this is not much lead time, however, I have been watching the weather forecast and communicating with GHS coaches, and have to make a decision based on the information I have received so far.
Therefore, our schedule for next week will be:
Monday – no school, no rehearsal
*Tuesday – 8:40am-9:40am: inside music rehearsal if it is raining as predicted
Wednesday – PSAT – no AM rehearsal. 4:30-7:00pm rehearsal – location TBA. (this has been on the calendar since the summer)
Thursday – 7am-9:20am rehearsal AND 4:30-6:30pm rehearsal. This PM rehearsal is added
Friday – 7am-9:15am rehearsal (this has also been on the calendar since summer)
*If there is NOT rain on Tuesday morning and the grass field is dry we can have normal Tues. morning rehearsal. Watch the REMIND for updates.
We know this will be an intense few days – Thursday, Friday, and Saturday but UIL contest is right around the corner – the next Tuesday and we want to set the students up for success the best we can and not rehearsing would not do that. We are asking for just one big push in preparation to the UIL contest then our schedule will return to normal to prepare for our final contest on the 27th. After the 27th – our rehearsal schedule will lighten quite a bit.
The band has made awesome strides in the last week and we would like to continue this forward progress while trying to work around Mother Nature. We know you may have a conflict on Thursday, but please, please try to make a change so you can attend the rehearsal. This is critical to the success of the whole group. Please contact me if you have any questions.
Thank you for your continued support and commitment to the GHS Mustang Band!