The Stinger

September 28, 2021

IN THIS ISSUE

ROSWELL VS. ETOWAH (SENIOR NIGHT AND MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND NIGHT)

GAME ITINERARY FOR MARCHING BAND (Friday Oct. 1st)

SENIOR NIGHT ITINERARY (Friday Oct. 1st)

MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND NIGHT ITINERARY (Friday Oct. 1st)

VOLUNTEER OPENINGS

3rd QUARTER MEAL

FALL CONCERT (Tuesday Oct. 5th)

YOUTH DAY PARADE (Saturday Oct. 9th)

TRUNK-OR-TREAT REHEARSAL (Thursday Oct. 28th)

SMUGMUG WEBSITE

SUPPORT THE BAND

AMAZON SMILE

TRUCK DRIVER: PAID POSITION

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WEEK AT A GLANCE

Tuesday, 9/28..................Marching Band Rehearsal...............4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, 9/30................Marching Band Rehearsal................4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Friday, 10/1......................Roswell vs. Etowah..........................See Band/Senior Night/MS Itineraries

COMING UP

Monday, 10/4..................Marching Band Rehearsal................4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, 10/5..................No Marching Band Rehearsal

Tuesday, 10/5..................Fall Concert (All Bands)...................7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, 10/7................Marching Band Rehearsal................4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Friday, 10/8......................Roswell @ Cherokee

Saturday, 10/9.................Youth Day Parade

ROSWELL VS. ETOWAH (SENIOR NIGHT AND MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND NIGHT)

This Friday is our next home game! It is also Senior Night and Middle School Band night. See itineraries below for Marching Band Students, Band Seniors, and Middle School students.


Seniors will have their own dinner before the game (provided by the Booster Club) and Senior Parents will be welcomed for a dessert reception afterwards. Band Seniors will walk the field before the game and the band will play at halftime.


There will be a lot of middle school parents at the game, so it would be great if we could have a large parent turnout in the stands sitting around the band!


TICKETS

Purchase tickets by clicking the ticket picture below.

GAME ITINERARY FOR MARCHING BAND (Friday Oct. 1st)

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ..........................................Move pit/dl/props into the stadium

> MS Band Members arrive, go to stadium for dinner/shirt distribution

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. ..........................................Dinner in the band room for 9/10/11 Grades

> Special Senior fellowship and dinner in Auditorium

5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. ..........................................Change into uniform

6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. ..........................................Warm up with the middle school students

6:30 p.m. (tentative) ...........................................Band Seniors introduced

6:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. ..........................................Get ready for pregame show

7:00 p.m. .............................................................Enter stadium for pregame

7:12 p.m. .............................................................Start pregame show

7:30 p.m. .............................................................Kick off - GO HORNETS!


SENIOR NIGHT ITINERARY (Friday Oct. 1st)

4:00 p.m.- 5:00 pm ..........Catered dinner (Lucia's Italian) for senior students in the auditorium

5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. .......Dessert reception with Senior Parents in auditorium lobby

5:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. .......Change into uniform

6:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. .......Move to the stadium for Senior Night Festivities

6:30 p.m. ..........................Senior night introductions begin

7:00 p.m. ..........................Join the band for the pregame performance and decorum for MS Night

7:15 p.m. (approx.) ...........Leave pregame performance to join the student section

> Change into camo or other attire

7:30 p.m. ...........................Flour toss and/or kickoff

7:40 p.m. ...........................Rejoin the band in the stands

8:30 p.m. (approx.) ...........Halftime performance - everyone in full uniform

3rd Quarter Break .............Seniors are dismissed to conduct senior night/ 4th quarter rituals and traditions as they see fit and appropriate.


MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND NIGHT ITINERARY (Friday Oct. 1st)

4:05 p.m. - 7th and 8th Grade Band students make your way over to the Roswell High School band room as quickly as possible after dismissal from school.


Parents: Please drop off students at the Bus Lane off of Hardscrabble Road. An RHS Band Parent will be there to check in the students and give them their band night shirt.


5:00 p.m. (or as soon as you can arrive) - All students will meet in the Roswell High School bus lane with Mr. Melton, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Roberts, Ms. Jordan, and Mr. Renfroe. We will have a pizza dinner at the concessions stand in the stadium, which will be provided free of charge.


We understand Elkins Pointe and Crabapple Students students may be late due to the travel distance and Friday evening traffic.


7:30 p.m. - KICKOFF


8th Grade Students will participate with band chants and stand tunes as they are able in the stands, seated with members of the high school band in the band area of the stadium.


10:30 - Approximate game conclusion. Students will be dismissed at the bus lane in front of Roswell HS to their parents.


Middle School Students must remain with the Roswell Band for the duration of the football game. We will provide water and have ample chaperones to assist with students. Please communicate any concerns or questions regarding this issue with your directors in advance.


VOLUNTEER OPENINGS

Calling all band parents, families, alumni, and friends! We need you to volunteer for this week's home game! Friday night is Senior Night and our senior parents will be taking the night off from their volunteer shifts to be with their students. It's also Middle School Night, so we are anticipating additional concession stands sales and we will need additional chaperones. Therefore, we need extra volunteers to sign up for 50/50 Raffle, Chaperones, Grill Team, Pit Crew, and Concession Stand.


Please sign up at this link:

October 1st Volunteer Opportunities - Roswell vs. Etowah


If you want to go ahead and claim your volunteer spot for a future game, please log into Charms, open the calendar, and sign up today!


Parking is FREE for everyone who is volunteering in person at home games. Your name will be submitted on Friday morning of game day. Just let the parking attendants know when you arrive.


Additional volunteer questions, please contact Stuart Dougherty, stuartdougherty@gmail.com or 404-277-4895. Thanks again to all our wonderful band volunteers, go Hornets!


3rd QUARTER MEAL

Buy your band student a 3rd quarter meal or snack for Friday's game. Students simply go over to the Visitor's Concessions stand during the 3rd quarter to pick up their prepaid meal or snack. Check out the 3rd Quarter Meal options. The deadline to purchase for the upcoming game is Thursday, Sept. 30th.


SAVE THE FOLLOWING DATES IN YOUR CALENDAR:

FALL CONCERT (Tuesday Oct. 5th)

The RHS Band Fall Concert is next week! Students should wear their "concert black" attire for the evening. The concert will be in the RHS auditorium and will start at 7:00 p.m. Concert Band will perform first, followed by Symphonic Band, and closing with Wind Ensemble.


YOUTH DAY PARADE (Saturday Oct. 9th)

The RHS Marching Band will be performing in the 71st Annual Frances McGhee Youth Day Celebration! Mark this on your calendar and invite family and friends to attend. Stay tuned for more details.


MARCHING BAND COMPETITION - HART HIGH SCHOOL (Saturday Oct. 16th)


MARCHING BAND COMPETITION - ROME HIGH SCHOOL (Saturday Oct. 23th)


TRUNK-OR-TREAT REHEARSAL (Thursday Oct. 28th)

The RHS Marching Band will have a Trunk-or-Treat Rehearsal on October 28th. Students should plan to wear their Halloween costumes. After a shortened rehearsal, the band will move to the band field parking lot for a fun evening including candy, smores, and hay rides!


SMUGMUG WEBSITE

Don't miss out on the band's SmugMug website. It has RHS band pictures from as far back as the 1950's up to the most recent events:

RHS at Walton

Fulton County Marching Band Exhibition


Our volunteer photographers have been doing a wonderful job this year taking pictures at the events. They have really been trying to make sure that pictures are taken of each student. If you feel like your child has not been photographed, please email Josh Knutson at jkinthe505@gmail.com.


SUPPORT THE BAND

Thanks to all the band parents and families that support the band through their time, money and emotional support. If you are interested in donating, please click here: Donate to the band. Every dollar counts!

EASY DONATIONS TO THE RHS BAND

AMAZON SMILE

The last time you made a purchase at Amazon, did you use Amazon Smile? If so, THANK YOU!


If not, here’s how your Amazon purchases can benefit the RHS Band:

Simply go to smile.amazon.com. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.


On your first visit to AmazonSmile smile.amazon.com, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Search for "Roswell High School Band" and choose Roswell High School Band Booster Association, Inc. Every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation to the band.

TRUCK DRIVER: PAID POSITION

Do you know of anyone with a semi truck and CDL who would be interested in pulling the RHS band trailer on Friday away games and a few Saturday competitions? This is not a volunteer position and the driver does not need to be a band parent. We are budgeted to pay the standard rate for the driver, truck, and fuel, plus a cash tip to the driver. Please spread the word among all of your business and family contacts.


If you know of anyone who might be interested, please contact Tom Brown at tbammed@me.com or 404-434-2680.