Henry County Marching Patriots

Fridge Magnet - Week of October 12, 2015


It is with great sympathy to announce that Mr. Wilbur Farmer’s home burned down

this past weekend. It is a total loss. Luckily, no one was injured but everything was

lost. Wilbur has been our trailer driver since before I got here. If you have ever

spoke with him, you will know that he is one of the most polite people you could

meet and is always here to support the band.

I am asking the band family to come together to help him in his time of need. We are

asking each student to donate $5.00. If you are unable to donate, I understand. If

you feel inclined to donate more please do. Let’s show Wilbur how much we love

and appreciate him. Please turn in your donations to Mr. Nelson by Wednesday of

this week. I would like to present this to him as soon as possible. Thank you!!!

Important Days and Times for this Week


3:45-5:15 pm After School Rehearsal

6:00 pm Booster Meeting


No after School Rehearsal

5:00 pm Call time for Grove Football Game (HCHS Band Room)

6:00 pm March to Field

6:12 pm Pregame

6:30 Kick off

8:15 Game Over

8:30 Dismissal

*** Students need to wear their full uniform. Freshman games are shorter. I am unsure of the actual dismissal time. Please be flexible with our dismissal. We will have them out as soon as the game is over and everything is packed up.


No Sectionals... Fall Break Begins


Fall Break


Fall Break

Monday, Oct. 19

No School - Teacher in-service day

5-8 pm, Rehearsal in Stadium for Bandmasters

Save the Date - Black Out Show and Senior Night!

Oct. 23, 2015

Immediately following our next home game, on October 23, we will perform our “Black Out” show. This performance will be performed in the complete dark, while all the students are covered in glow sticks and lights. Due to Halloween you will need to begin buying glow sticks and lights now. I recommend that you attach them to your street clothes prior to arriving to the game that day, that way when you change, they are already attached (safety pins are the easiest way to attach). We will only have about 30 minutes to get change and get ready for the performance after half time.

Here are a few sites that you can purchase glow sticks and other items:




Remember, be creative…and the more glowing items you have, the better!