Ok...we have plenty of kids available to play at the football game, but not enough to perform our halftime show. This is disappointing, but it does simplify things quite a bit:
1. No National Anthem...the LRHS Madrigals will be singing in our place, which means...
2. No uniforms...kids should wear Long Reach spirit wear, and...
3. Report time is shifted to 4:45...just long enough to get the instruments and get down to the field as a group...anyone arriving late from sports activities will need to have their music/instrument with them...that should get you through the gate without buying a ticket.
Color guard: This was a difficult decision because we want the whole team together, but I agree that there is not much for you to do in the stands, and you have already committed two nights to the band this week. You are encouraged but not required to attend, but if you do come to the game the expectation is that you will be with the band and perform as much as you can.
After school: I have tried to make it very clear to the kids that they cannot simply hang out in the band room after school until designated report times, but this has been a continuing problem. I am told by security that when I leave I must lock the music wing. I do understand that the timing of the game makes it very difficult, but I have no choice as I need to pick up my children from school.
Parent volunteers: The equipment going to the field will be minimal, but we would still love to have you along. I would especially love to have a few parents around right at the report time. I have family commitments after school and will likely be fighting traffic to get to LRHS on time.