Percussion Stuff!

Sept. 23-Oct. 3

What's Going On?

The marching season has started. Every weekend we have a competition until Halloween so here we go!

Thursday, Sept. 24: Marching Rehearsal 2:30 - 5:30 pm

Friday, Sept. 25: Marching Rehearsal 2:30 - 5:30 pm

Saturday, Sept. 26: Lafayette Contest of Champions--be at school by 7:30 am for rehearsal. Details below and Parent Information at

Monday, Sept. 28: Marching Rehearsal 2:30 - 5:30 pm

Tuesday, Sept. 29: Marching Rehearsal 2:30 - 5:30 pm

Wednesday, Sept. 30: Marching Rehearsal 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Thursday, Oct. 1: Early Release Day at 12:20 so we can have Parent/Teacher Conferences. There is NO marching rehearsal.

I will only be available for conferences from 1-6:15 pm. I only teach part time at South High and do not need to be at conference all night. If you cannot make it during my scheduled time. Please email me and we can set up a time that will work for both of us.

Friday, Oct. 2: Travel to Blue Springs. We plan to leave South High around 4:00 pm. Student will need to have with them an overnight bag with personal hygiene items, toiletries, Freedom shirts and khakis, hoodies (if cool weather), street shoes, black socks and marching shoes. We plan to stop for dinner in Columbia around 6, then continue on to Blue Springs.

Saturday, Oct. 3: Blue Springs Golden Regiment Marching Festival. Performance time is 10:30 am. More details next week. We will return from Blue Springs immediately after we are done at the festival.

Lafayette Contest of Champions

Saturday, Sep. 26th, 7:15am-10pm

17050 Clayton Road

Wildwood, MO

Lafayette Contest of Champions

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015

7:30 am--Morning rehearsal on Varsity field

8:30 am--Rehearsal ends, eat snack. We may or may not wear uniforms to Lafayette. Mr. Becker will make that call on Saturday morning.

8:45 am--Load buses and leave for Lafayette High School

9:15 am--Arrive at Lafayette.

10:00 am—Change into uniform if necessary.

10:45 am--Warm-up at Site 2.

11:07 am--Move to field.

11:17 am--Ready at Gate.

11:22 am--Performance.

11:52 am-12:12 pm--Clinic in MPR.

12:30 pm--Back to buses to drop off equipment, grab water. Change out of uniform into polos and khakis

2:30 pm--Together as a band for awards.

Finals will begin at 5:30 pm, with warm-up beginning around 4:30. If we make finals, Mr. Becker will have to draw for a finalist performance time. We will not know anything until we have that time.

Long Range Planning?

10/5: Marching Rehearsal

10/6: Marching Rehearsal

10/7: Delayed Start-----Marching Rehearsal

10/8: Marching Rehearsal

10/9: Leave for Tulsa OK

10/10: Tulsa Union Renegade Review

10/11: Return to South from Tulsa

In Class Rehearsals

Sight Read with 1 e and a

Sight Read in B Major (AKA Cb Major)

Rehearse in class: Glitzville E - F and Ruslan and Ludmilla as a hack through

Movenote Assignments: Mercury Rising 36-26 and Chipboard 14-28

Theory Assignments: Theta #9: Chords-Arpeggios. Be sure you log in and play in as an assignment. Play Phrase Fitter until you pass level 1. Due 10/2.

Theta #10: Chords-Spelling Chords. Be sure you log in and play it as an assignment. Play Chord Spells until you pass level 1. Due 10/8