Final Veterans Parade Info…

SP Band Family!

I hope you were able to attend Tuesday evening’s Veterans Concert.  It was a STANDING ROOM ONLY for your students’ performance, and WOW what a performance they gave! All the bands performed at a high level, Mr. Todd Parker delivered a rousing message of Remembrance, the Swing Dance was a huge hit, and it was WONDERFUL to see so many Veterans honored. I couldn’t be more proud of the students!
The Veterans Day Parade is upon us.  Here are the final details…
  • We rehearse today after school.  It’s our ONLY chance to pull this together prior to performance.  Our previous two rehearsal were affected by weather!  We will be done by 4:45 sharp!
  • PLEASE FEED STUDENTS BEFORE OUR 11 AM REHEARSAL!  They will receive water and a Steel City Pop after the parade.
  • Students should arrive at SP on Monday in time for a brief rehearsal at 11 AM.  Don’t be late.  With anticipated rain today, Monday will be our ONLY outside rehearsal.  Our last chance to put final touches on the drill and music before performance.
  • Instrumentalists should come dressed in athletic shorts, SPECTRUM t-shirt, long black socks.  (Our uniform room is OUT of spare socks…PLEASE DON’T FORGET YOUR SOCKS!)
  • Visual Ensemble should arrive with make-up and hair performance-ready.
  • The Parade steps off at 1:30.  We are entry number 415.
  • We will be performing our parade tune at a standstill in front of Regions Field.  I would think we would hit that spot between 2:30-3:00 PM.
  • Take lots of PICTURES and VIDEO and share them with us all!

Monday, November 11

VETERAN’S DAY PARADE (EAT LUNCH BEFORE YOU ARRIVE!!!!)

10:30 AM – Band Room Open (Students arrive in Spectrum T-shirt, Athletic Shorts, Long Black Socks)

11:00 AM – Parade Walk-Through

11:45 AM – Dress Out

12:15 AM – Load Buses and Depart

12:45 PM – Arrive @ BJCC Staging Area

1:30 PM – Parade Steps Off (SP Band will be performing a “stand-still” in front of Regions Park—a great location for parents and friends to hear us perform!)

3:30 PM – Load buses for departure

4:00 PM – Arrive and Unload

4:15 PM – Dismiss

Chris Neugent
Band Director, Spain Park High School
205-439-1428 (office)