Band Notes 11–2–2020

State Champions!!!

Watch the Awards Ceremony

Skip to the 23 minute mark to see the Standstill Awards

Nationals this Week

Here’s the video that we will be submitting to USBands for the “Nationals” Competition:

The Awards Ceremony for this event will be Saturday, November 7 at 7p on

November 5

This is the USBands “Grand Finale” & Online Senior Recognition Video Session

Here is the plan:

  • 5:30p — Arrive as we have done, at the tennis courts. All Brass, Woodwinds & Percussion/Pit will wear dark pants, dark shoes and a dark top/jacket. Guard attire as last week.

After check in, please report to the DUNGEON to pick up your PLUME.

  • 6:00p — Report to sectionals (Pit bring equipment to the stadium)
  • 6:30p — Depart for the Stadium
  • 6:45p — 8:00p — Rehearsal in the Stadium
  • 8:00p — Video Recording session begins
  • 8:30p — Clean Up/Dismissal

November 12

November 12 will be our “Senior Recognition Night” for the 2020 Marching Band.

Here are the details:

1 — Parents will register online with this link — — you will need to register EACH family member for a ticket (Parent Volunteers need not register for a ticket). Families with 2 or more children in the program need only fill out one form per family.

2 — Senior families may have 4 guests & Underclassmen may have 2 guests

3 — Parents & all guests will be required to be screened (fever scan & health questions) & show ID upon arrival at the stadium.

4 — Guests will be required to social distance while in the stands and in lines. (Pods of families may sit grouped together).

5 — Senior Parents will register with this link to be recognized with their child —

6 — You MUST be on the “Guest List” by Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 12NOON, to have access to the event.

The Schedule:

5:30p — Parents will drop off the Students at the Tennis courts and then proceed to park in the senior lot. Parents & Guests will then move to check in at the top of the stadium entrance (where the ticket booth is located). Parent & Guest check in will begin at 6p. Parents should form a socially distant cue at the gate.

*All Parents, Guests, Students & Staff will be screened and have a Fever Scan.

*Students & Staff will be scanned at the tennis courts at 5:30p at drop-off.

*Parents will be screened and fever scanned at the check in at the top of the stadium, beginning at 6:00p.

* There will be tables set up and check in will be done for all guests by the last name of the student

6:00p — Students get plumes & move to the stadium & set up

6:30p — Warm up, Tune up, run through

7:00p — Students Perform for the Parents & Families.

7:15p — Senior Recognition

* After performance, Senior parents & guests assemble near the field house (socially distant) & meet their child at the gate.

* Parents will be called by Family and then walk onto the field

* Pause/pose for a photo (masks off 30 sec)

* Family units socially distance themselves, in pods, on the field (by hash marks)

* One student group photo at end (masks off for 1 min only) in End Zone under Score Board

7:45p — Pack up & Dismissal (move out of the stadium, socially distanced).

We have about 92 Members, plus staff & guests — so the social distancing and mask wearing is CRUCIAL!

Students with an Account with a Past Balance

I have just re-emailed everyone with a past balance.

I ask that you PLEASE — at minimum — sign the contract and bring it in (or email it to me) by the next practice. I also ask that you make one payment, but according to the contract, the first payemnt is due December 1. BUT — I MUST have your contract THIS week!

All Accounts

This season — we have reduced the fund raising commitment to $120 per student. Please — if you can make that payment now — it will help us to pay the staff and vendors and designers NOW! Thank you…

Make a Credit Card payment now:

Or bring a payment to practice THIS Thursday.

Sign up For Remind

This is our secure text message system. It’s free (text message rates as per your contract) and it’s the BEST way to get the updates…

1 — select the group that you belong to (Band & Guard Students, Band & Guard Parents or Guard & Guard Parents only)

2 — Follow the prompt

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Thank you

J. Miller



Director of Bands - Frank Scott Bunnell HS

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