Chattanooga Trip, News and Reminders

Last week was a busy week! We came home with more trophies from Hoover. We had a wonderful night at March on Madison. Friday night was an exciting night — Senior night and another win for the Patriots! We will be in the playoffs. We will have a home game on November 7th.

Chaperones are needed this week! Our game is on Thursday this week in Decatur. We will still meet at the school at 5:00. We need SIX more chaperones.

Southern States Competition in Chattanooga on November 1st

We will be taking charter buses to Chattanooga. We will have 48 extra seats available for parents to ride along with the band. All siblings and non band students must be accompanied by a parent. The cost is $20 per person. Departure time is 1:00 on Saturday. Please be there at 12:30. To reserve your seat, email Cindy Leaphart with your name and number of seats that you need. Payment is due Tuesday by the end of the day. I will be in the band room during afternoon rehearsal. If payment is not received by Tuesday, your seats will be released.

We also have 50 discounted tickets to the competition available. They are $13 each (regularly $16). Make checks payable to US Bands. Lou Justice will be in the band room on Tuesday during rehearsal to sell the tickets.

The Mom in me would like you to remember that Chattanooga is on EASTERN TIME. And we get to turn our clocks back one hour Saturday night!

On Saturday, please eat lunch! We will eat at the concession stand after our performance.

News for this week:


3:45-5:30 Competition Band Rehearsal

Spirit night at Mei Wei, 5-9pm

Tuesday — 3:45-4:15 Football Band Rehearsal

4:15-5:30 Competition Band Rehearsal

4:00-5:30 Ticket Sales for Southern States Championship Competition available in the band room.

Charter bus seats will be available for sale.

Spirit Wear available for sale in the band room.

5:00-8:00 Drumline Spirit Night at Which Wich

Wednesday — 3:45-5:00 Jazz Band Rehearsal at DMS

Thursday — Regular game schedule. Be at the band room at 5:00. We will leave for Decatur promptly at 5:30.

Friday — Half day of school. Dismissal is at 11:45.

1:00-3:30 Competition Band Rehearsal

Saturday — 8:45-10:30 Competition Band Rehearsal

12:30 Report to band room

1:00 Leave for Chattanooga

5:48 (EASTERN TIME) Performance time! At UT Chattanooga, Finely Stadium

We will be back in Madison about 10:30pm

Turn your clocks back 1 hour!

I tried to capture everything. Please refer to the detailed schedule that Ms. Thomas sent out two weeks ago for details concerning what to wear and when.

Looking ahead:

Nov 7- Playoff game at HOME. We will have our regular schedule for the game. We will be needing chaperones and concession stand workers.

Nov 8 — Belk Charity Sale, Color Guard

Nov 13 – Band Booster Meeting at 7pm — Volunteer Appreciation Night

Drumline Meeting immediately following Booster meeting

Fudge Sale begins

Dec 13 — Madison Christmas Parade

Dec 15 -Uniform turn in day

Concert rehearsal 3:45-5:30

Dec 16 – 5:30 Jazz Band Concert

6:30 Intermission — refreshments for sale

7:00 Concert

Fudge will be delivered

I know it is long. There is a lot going on. Thank you all for everything that you do to make our band successful! Tell your kids to thank you too!

Cindy Leaphart

BJHS Band Booster President