Saturday, October 8 - Cleveland Invitational Marching Contest
This Saturday, the HS Band will be traveling to Cleveland High School to compete in the 2016 Cleveland Invitational. This contest functions as our pre-regionals assessment, and we are looking forward to taking this band into a competitive environment for the first time this year. Call time is at 8:30 AM on Saturday, and we expect to be back in Dewey around 5:30 or 6:00 PM. If you would like to come support us in Cleveland, we will be performing at 11:20 AM for the contest. A detailed itinerary was sent home on Monday and is available for download on the "High School Band" page of the website.
Monday, October 10 - HS Band Rehearsal
More details about this rehearsal (time and location, as this depends on when we can secure use of a field for practice) will be released as soon as that information is available. This will be our final evening practice as we finish preparations for regionals the following day. All students must have been academically eligible by Friday, September 30, to compete.
Tuesday, October 11 - OSSAA Regional Marching Contest
Next Tuesday will be our second and final competitive performance of the 2016 season. Our performance time will be 9:36 AM at Skiatook High School, and more information will be sent home in a detailed itinerary as soon as it is available to the directors. All students must be academically eligible by Thursday, October 6, to compete in Skiatook.
Thursday, October 13 - Homecoming Parade & Pep Rally
Call time for the Homecoming Parade will be 5:00 PM on Thursday, and the parade will be immediately followed by a community pep rally at the football field. Dress will be blue jeans, marching shoes, and band t-shirts for Thursday evening's activities as we prepare for our homecoming game.
Friday, October 14 - Football Game: Dewey v Webster (Homecoming)
Due to the homecoming activities happening before the game, call time will be earlier than most home football games. The band will meet in the band room in full uniform, and an official time will be released as soon as a full schedule is available for the evening.
Thursday, October 20 - Football Game: Dewey @ Verdigris
As usual, we have an away football game on the Thursday of Fall Break. This game is still mandatory, as the date for this event was included in the band handbook schedule when it was disseminated at the beginning of August. Call times and other details will be sent home closer to the date of the game.
Thank you for sticking with me through all of those reminders - I appreciate all of you as you support your school, your band, and your students in their musical education. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns about these events.