Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Marching Crusaders "Kickoff" Season Friday Night

L'ANSE CREUSE - NORTH VS. WARREN MOTT

CALL TIME: 3:30 PM
Come dressed in practice attire and ready for today's rehearsal. This means instruments out, warmed up and ready to go at 3:30! Rehearsal today will be from 3:30-5

DINNER:
Be sure to eat before you come to practice. You will go right from practice to uniform fitting and inspection at 5:00. You will be provided a snack after your half time performance but you should definitely eat something healthy before you get here.

UNIFORMS: 5:00 PM
Uniform fitting and inspection will take place at 5:00....we're allowing for some extra time since this will be a first for many. Here's what you need to know about uniform inspection (pay very close attention here freshmen.....this is really, really, really important!)
    • No make up and nail polish while in uniform.
    • All hair must be tucked up inside your shako (guys....this means you too!) so make sure to bring hair ties, bobby pins, whatever it takes to get your lettuce up inside your hat.
    • BLACK SOCKS, BLACK SOCKS, BLACK SOCKS
    • You can wear whatever you'd like under your uniform but it must not be visible inside neckline, sleeves, etc.
    • Dress for the weather (not so much an issue in early Sept but def will be later in the season)
    • Jeans are not super comfortable under those bibbers, but Under Armour type stuff works great.
    • BLACK SOCKS, BLACK SOCKS, BLACK SOCKS
    • Bring your marching shoes (new shoes will be distributed after Wed practice) Please, please, please don't forget these!
    • Make sure you have all of the pieces of your uniform with you (jacket, bibbers, gauntlets, gloves, epaulets, hat, shoes) and that your name is on both your garment bag and your hat box.
    • BLACK SOCKS, BLACK SOCKS, BLACK SOCKS

UNIFORM INSPECTOR HELPERS:
We will need about 8 parents that can help our Uniform Team Leader get the kids ready and inspected on Friday. If you can help, please sign up on the Signup Genius and plan on meeting in the band room at 5:00.

SNACKS AND HALF TIME SNACK HELPERS:
The kids will get a snack after their half time performance and we are in need of both donations and volunteers to help out! And then we need 4 parents that can help out at halftime with getting the snacks ready for the kidlets. If you can help, please sign up on the Signup Genius and plan on meeting under the bleachers a few minutes before halftime to get stuff prepped.

TENNIS BALL TOSS HELPERS:
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
We are also in need of about 4 or 5 helpers to lend a hand with our favorite (and most fun!) fundraiser....the Tennis Ball Toss! For those who are new, the quick dealio is this....we sell numbered tennis balls both at the stadium entrance and in the stands throughout the game (or until the balls are sold out, which they usually are by halftime!) At the end of the game, we place a drum on the sideline, the battery does a cadence, the announcer counts down and then watch out....the balls come flying from all over the bleachers! Whoever is lucky enough to get their ball to land (and stay!) in the drum is the winner and gets half the money collected for that night's event (if no one's that lucky, the money rolls over to the next football game!) We have the numbered balls, we have (based on last year's enthusiasm, I can only assume!) the willing participants.....what we need is 4 or 5 ENTHUSIASTIC parents to sell the balls! If you are interested and want to have a lot of fun at the game, please sign up on the Signup Genius and plan on meeting in the band room at 6:00...this will give the team enough time to get everything set up for when the gates open at 6:30.

We also need a handful of little helpers (usually little brothers and sisters a.k.a. future Marching Crusaders) to help collect the balls at the end of the game. These guys can sign up on the Signup Genius, too.

Also, all Tennis Ball Toss volunteers please plan on wearing sneakers.....no heels and/or hard soled shoes are allowed on the football field and we don't want anybody getting hurt!

THE SIGNUPS:
Follow this link if you can help with uniform inspection, snack donations, halftime snack help or Tennis Ball Toss help:

THANK YOU!

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