Update for the Week 11/28/22 – 12/2/22

This week we will be a very busy week with the Marching Band’s concert and parade rehearsals, the final Jazz Band rehearsal, 3rd Period Dress Rehearsal, the Winter Concert, and the Centreville Christmas Parade.  Please make sure that we have all Basket Raffle items brought in by the end of the day today.  There will also be the December Band Parent meeting at 7Pm in the Band Room on Thursday.

Here is what our schedule looks like this week:

Monday – Marching Band Rehearsal (2:35 – 4:45)

Tuesday – Dress Rehearsal (3rd period)
Jazz Band Rehearsal (2:35 – 4:45)

Wednesday – Marching Band Rehearsal (2:35 – 4:45)
Winter Concert @ 7:00pm
Student Report time 6:15PM to get dressed in Tuxes and Gowns. (Tuxes – white dress shirt, black socks, black dress shoes / Gowns – black closed toe shoes)

Thursday – No After School Rehearsal
Band Parent Meeting @ 7:00PM (Band Room)

Friday – Marching Band Rehearsal (2:35 – 4:45)
Centreville Christmas Parade @ 6:30PM (Report @ 5:45)

Update for the Week of 11/21/22 – 11/25/22

This week will be a short two day week before we have Thanksgiving Break.  The Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Jazz Band will continue to prepare for the Winter Concert next week.

Looking ahead to next week we will have Marching Band rehearsals on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday after school to prepare for both the Winter Concert that is Wednesday night and the Centreville Christmas Parade that is Friday night.  Jazz Band will also have their final rehearsal for the Winter Concert after school on Tuesday.

Don’t forget that the Themed Basket Items are due to Mr. Wright next Monday, November 28th, as well.

Here is what our schedule looks like this week:

Monday – No After School Rehearsals

Tuesday – Jazz Band Rehearsal (2:35 – 4:45)

Wednesday – Schools Closed (Thanksgiving Break)

Thursday – Schools Closed (Thanksgiving Break)   HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

Friday – Schools Closed (Thanksgiving Break)

Update for the Week of 11/14/22 – 11/18/22

This week we will have a full week of school before having an extra short week next week (Monday and Tuesday) due to Thanksgiving Break.  As we move closer to the end of the month, the Concert and Symphonic Bands along with the Jazz Band continue their preparations for the Winter Concert in two weeks.  The Marching Band will come back together the Monday after Thanksgiving Break to begin its preparations for both the Winter Concert and the Centreville Christmas Parade that will also be held that week.  The Joe Corbi’s fundraiser will be delivered on Wednesday afternoon and will be ready for pick up beginning at student dismissal time through 5:00PM in the Band Room.

Here is our schedule for this week:

Monday – No After School Rehearsals

Tuesday – Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal (2:35 – 4:45)

Wednesday – No After School Rehearsals
Joe Corbi’s Fundraiser Pick-up in the Band Room (2:20 – 5:00)

Thursday – Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal (2:35 – 4:45)

Friday – No After School Rehearsals

Update for the Week of 11/7/22 – 11/11/22

Today, the marching Lions Band is making its return from the Atlantic Coast Championships that were held in Hershey, PA yesterday.  Since this wraps up the marching band’s fall season of rehearsals and performances, this week we will shift our focus over to the Jazz Ensemble in preparation for the Winter Concert.  On Thursday we will begin Jazz Ensemble rehearsals that will be held after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Friday morning, the Combined Concert Band will be playing for the Centreville Veteran’s Day ceremony downtown in front of the Historic QA County Courthouse.  Students will need to wear black and white for this performance.  Ladies should wear a nice white blouse, a black skirt or dress pants, and closed-toed shoes.  Gentlemen should wear a white dress shirt (bow ties will be issued at school), black dress pants, and dress shoes.  Students will need to report at the beginning of second period and will return to class at the beginning of fourth period.

Here is our schedule for the week:

Tuesday  – No School – Election Day

Thursday  – Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal (2:35 – 4:45)

Friday – Concert Band Plays at the Centreville Veteran’s Day Ceremony (10:45) Students are to dress in Black and White.

Atlantic Coast Championships 11/6/22 Results

Tonight the 2022 Marching Lions Band performed their final performance of the T.O.B. season at the Tournament of Bands Atlantic Coast Championships. They performed like never before this season and did not let the size of the stadium, nor their own size stop them. The Mighty Little Marching Lions Band gave it their all and finished with a score of 85.3. This is a season improvement of 9.8 points. Going in they were tied at 8th from Regionals Weekend with a band from another region but were knocked down to be ranked 9th due to being outscored in a single music caption. Last night they ended up tied in 8th once again with our local region competitor who was more than twice their size. However, QA outscored them in the overall Music score. Additionally, the Color Guard finished 10th and the Percussion finished 5th.

Update for the Week of 10/31/22 – 11/6/22

Today is a Teacher Professional Development day, so the kids are enjoying an extended weekend.  This week, the Concert and Symphonic Bands will continue their preparations for the Veterans Day Ceremony next Friday and the Winter Concert on November 30th.  The Marching Band will have a full rehearsal after school tomorrow as well as Thursday and Friday with a Home Football Playoff Game Friday night.  There will be a Band Parent Meeting this Thursday at 7:00PM. Saturday the Marching Band will report in for a 2:00PM Rehearsal before packing everything up in preparation for Sunday’s departure for Hershey, PA, and the T.O.B. Atlantic Coast Championships.

Looking ahead to next week; we will begin Jazz Band rehearsals after school on Thursday.

Here is our schedule for the week:

Monday – No School for Students.

Tuesday – Full Rehearsal (2:35 – 4:45)

Wednesday – No after school rehearsals.

Thursday – Full Rehearsal (2:35 – 4:45)
Band Parent Meeting @ 7:00PM

Friday – Full Rehearsal (2:35 – 4:45)
Football Playoff Game (QA vs WIHi) @ 7:00PM

Saturday – Final Rehearsal
Report @ 1:45PM
Full Rehearsal @ 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Pack/Load Band Trailer @ 5:00PM – 5:30PM

SundayT.O.B. Atlantic Coast Championships

Report @ 11:30AM
Depart for Hershey Park Stadium @ 12:00PM
Arrive at Stadium @ 3:45PM
Performance @ 7:45PM
Awards @ 9:15PM
Depart for Hotel @ 9:45PM
Arrive at Hotel @ 10:15PM
Lights Out @ 11:00PM

Tickets are available from Mr. Wright (Adults $22/Students $17) this is a $5 savings over the on-site gate price.


Update for the Week of 10/24/22 – 10/28/22

Today, the Symphonic and Concert Bands will have Dress Rehearsal for the Pops Concert during 3rd period.  Tuesday will be the Pops Concert at 7:30PM.  The Marching Lions will be off the road this weekend, but will be working these next two weeks to prepare for the Atlantic Coast Championships at Hersheypark Stadium in two weeks.

Just a reminder that the Spring Band Trip paperwork and deposits were due this past Friday.  If you have not turned any of this in, please do so ASAP so that we can confirm the possibility of this trip and get monthly payment information out.  We can still use more chaperones as well.

Here is our schedule for the week:

Monday – Dress Rehearsal for Concert and Symphonic Band Members (3rd Period)
Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion Sectionals (2:30 – 4:45)

Tuesday  – Color Guard Sectionals (2:30 – 4:45)
Pops Concert @ 7:30PM (Report @ 6:45)

Wednesday – No After School Rehearsal

Thursday – Full Rehearsal (2:35 – 4:45)

Friday – Full Rehearsal (2:35 – 4:45)

Region 9 Championships 10/22/22 Results

Last night the Mighty Marching Lions Band traveled back to Lake Forest High School for the TOB Region 9 Championships. After presenting their best performance of the season, they improved their score 9.1 points from their first show 4 weeks ago, 4.9 points from their second show 2 weeks ago for a Championship score of 84.6 that gave them a 2nd place finish in the Group 1 Open category. Along with that, they earned the award for 1st Place Music, 1st Place Percussion, 2nd Place Visual, and 2nd Place Color Guard.

Update for the Week of 10/17/22 – 10/22/22

This week the Concert and Symphonic Band will have their final week of preparations for the Pops Concert next Tuesday.  The Marching Lions will travel to Lake Forest High School in Felton, DE for the Chapter 9 Championships on Saturday.  Because Friday is a Professional Development day for Teachers, the Marching Band will report in on their own, at 2:30PM for rehearsal until 5:00PM.

Two Reminders:

1) All Joe Corbi’s Fund Raiser Order Form Orders were due this past Friday.  If there is anyone that did not turn their order in, they must be turned in to Mr. Wright today in order to be processed.  However, online orders can still be placed through the day tomorrow.

2) All Spring Trip Permission Slips and Deposits are due to Mr. Wright by this Friday 10/21.

Here is our schedule for the week:

Monday – Woodwinds/Brass Sectionals (2:30 – 4:45)

Tuesday  – Percussion/Color Guard Sectionals (2:30 – 4:45)

WednesdayNo After School Rehearsals.

ThursdayFull Rehearsal (2:35 – 4:45)

FridayNo School for Students.
Full Rehearsal (2:30 – 5:00)

Saturday – T.O. B. Chapter 9 Championships @ Lake Forest High School in Felton, DE

Percussion/Color Guard @ 8:00 AM
Winds Report @ 9:45 AM
Rehearsal @ 10:00 AM
Lunch @ 2:00 PM
Leave @3:00 PM
Perform @ 7:00 PM
Awards @ 7:45 PM
Return @ 9:45 PM

Chapter Championships Tickets are available from Mr. Wright (Adults $12/Students $10).

Region 9 Championships 10/22/22 Details

The 2021 Region 9 Championships is being held at Lake Forest High School in Felton, DE. Chapter Championships will be held in two parts and will start with the A Class Bands at 2:00PM and conclude with the A Class Awards. Open Class Bands will begin at 6:00PM and conclude with the Open Class Awards. Tickets are available for purchase from Mr. Wright . The cost of tickets will be $12 for Adults and $10 for Students and Sr. Citizens.  While we will still get to keep a small portion of the money for our program, the rest of the money will be turned in to help go towards the scholarships that are awarded to qualifying Seniors.  I have been given plenty of tickets for this show as QA has been the top selling group for the pre-sale tickets in past years.  So, be sure to send in your envelope requesting the number of tickets that you would like, along with the payment.

Below is our schedule for the day.

Percussion/Color Guard @ 8:00AM
Report @ 9:45 AM
Rehearsal @ 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Lunch@ 2:00 PM
Dress/Pack/Load @ 2:30 PM
Leave @ 3:00 PM
Arrive @ 4:00 PM
Prep @ 4:15 – 4:45 PM
Group Picture @ 4:45 – 5:15 PM
Warm-up @ 5:15 – 6:30 PM
Move @ 6:35 PM
Gate @ 6:45 PM
Perform @ 7:00 PM
Awards @ 7:45 PM
Leave @ 8:45 PM
Return @ 9:45 PM
Dismiss @ 10:15 PM

Everyone will participate in the Full Band Retreat Awards together on the field at the end of the evening.  For those that will not be returning on the bus once the Awards are finished, must turn in the travel release form to Mr. Wright upon arrival to school that morning. NO STUDENT MAY LEAVE BEFORE THE AWARDS HAVE CONCLUDED