Pride of McAlester Newsletter

Week 6 September 17th-22nd CONTEST WEEK

This weeks events:

September 17th - Rehearsal at Stadium 7:00am

September 18th - Rehearsal at Stadium 7:00am

September 19th - Rehearsal at Stadium 7:00am

September 20th - Rehearsal at Stadium 7:00am

September 21st - Rehearsal at Stadium 7:30am

Home FB vs. Durant


Arrive at the stadium wearing the uniform Shirt, Uniform Shorts, & Long black socks.

Girls have your hair up in a tight bun so you can wear your shako (hat).


6:15pm arrive at Stadium

6:30pm drumline and wind volunteers perform for the FNB tailgate

6:45pm dressed in uniform at the band stands

6:50pm rewarm in sections

7:10pm Pregame Performance w/ 8th Grade Band

7:20pm Tunnel

7:30 game time GO BUFFS

8:45pm half time

10:00pm game over: load instruments on truck


Expectation of behavior and conduct:
Represent yourself, family, school, band, and community with dignity and respect. Be where you need to be early! All rules for student behavior will be followed in accordance with the student handbook. Most importantly...HAVE FUN!!!!

September 22nd - Moore Marching Contest

Moore Marching Contest

300 N Eastern Ave

Moore, OK 73160


9:00am meet at stadium in stretch block

Wear summer band shirt, athletic shorts, long black socks, & athletic shoes.

9:05am - Physical Warmup

9:15am - Physical Run Through of Show

9:45am - load buses

10:00am - leave McAlester

12:00pm - Arrive at Moore HS (132 miles)

Unload, build props, clean instruments

12:45pm - LUNCH provided by boosters

1:45pm - dressed in uniform

2:00pm - stretch at buses

2:15pm - travel to warmup

2:25pm - WARM-UP A

3:10pm - travel to stadium

3:15pm - prelim PERFORMANCE

3:30pm - indoor clinic A

4:30pm - meet at buses for finals info

5:00pm - DINNER provided by boosters

7:00pm - finals begins

10:00pm - massing/finals awards

11:00pm - leave Moore

1:00am - arrive at Stadium


Forecast for Moore: temps in 70s - 60s, partly cloudy, 40% chance of rain


Checkout policy:

All academically eligible students must ride the bus to the contest. If you wish to leave during the contest to go eat dinner, you must be signed out with one of the band directors. If you wish to leave to go eat dinner with someone else's parents you must bring a note from your parents. If you wish to ride home with your parents you must sign out with your bus chaperone following massing at 10:30pm. If you wish to ride home with someone else's parents you must provide a sign note from your parent or guardian and present it to your bus chaperone following massing at 10:30pm. You are not allowed to leave for any other reason!


Where should you be during the contest?

You should be in two places only: at the buses (NOT IN THE BUS) or in the stands quietly watching bands. There is a break in bands following the announcement of preliminary awards and the start of finals. During that time you must be at the buses-You will be given instructions for finals and fed by the band boosters.


Expectation of behavior and conduct:

Represent yourself, family, school, band, and community with dignity and respect. The stands are not the place to socialize while bands are performing! Be where you need to be early and travel in groups of 3 or more. All rules for student behavior with be following in accordance with the student handbook. Most importantly...HAVE FUN!!!!

Next weeks events:

September 28th - Away FB @ Ada (Full Band) Game Time 7:30pm


September 29th - Saturday Rehearsal at Stadium 9:00am-1:00pm

HATS & VISORS STILL AVAILABLE FOR $10

Florida Trip

Next payment is PAST DUE. We will stick to the payment schedule that was passed out on the first day of school. I can not deviate from the schedule due to deadlines with our tour company. I have attached a copy underneath for your reference.
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Forms & Fees

All required signed forms are now past due. Please get them turned in ASAP. Band fees can be turned in as soon as possible. I will work with you however I can to set up a payment schedule for Band fees that will work for your family. Please contact me to discuss. A copy of all required forms and calendars are attached below.

Marching Band Calendar

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Google Classroom

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Rehearsal & Performance Attendance Exemption Form

If you have a conflict with a rehearsal or performance on the band calendar then please fill out the form below 7 Days in advance. Please know this does not guarantee the absence from the rehearsal or performance in question will be excused.
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Pep Band Assignments

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