Weekly Update: 7/18-7/23

Good morning band families! Below are our updates for the upcoming week. As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

  1. Shoes-Dwight the shoe guy will be at rehearsal on Wednesday July 27th to fit students who need marching band shoes. As a reminder, all new students will need shoes for the upcoming season, and any old members who need new shoes can get purchase new shoes at this time as well. Cost for shoes are as follows: $43 for marching band shoes and $40 for colorguard shoes. Payment will need to be received at the time of them being ordered, and all checks can be made out to Mars Band Boosters. If payment is not recieved, shoes cannot be ordered at that time.  If a student will not be at that rehearsal, we have sample shoes that they can try on prior to that week.
  2. Picture Day-Please mark your calendars. Picture Day for the marching band will occur on Thursday August 4th at Mars High School. More information regarding purchasing photos will be sent out in the coming weeks, but please please mark your calendars for those times. The anticipated schedule is as follows:
    1. 9:00am-7th and 8th grade
    2. 9:15 am-9th grade
    3. 9:30 am-10th grade
    4. 9:45 am-11th grade
    5. 10:15 am-12th grade
    6. Once these times conclude, there will be time for section photos, and various group photos. 
  3. DCI-If your purchased drum corps tickets for the August 7th show at Baldwin High School, tickets are $29 each. Several of you have already paid, but if you have not made payment yet, please do so this week. You can write a check to David Soose or provide cash. Tickets will be printed prior to the event and distributed at the event to prevent tickets from getting lost.
  4. Forms/Payments-Please submit any missing forms/payments ASAP.
  5. School District Registration-If you have not done so, please make sure to register your student in Family ID. All students participating in an activity through the school district must register. Also, you must pay your $100 activity fee prior to the start of band camp. If you are free and reduced lunch, you do not have to pay the $100 activity fee, but you still must register on Family ID. 
  6. Kennywood-If you have not heard already, Kennywood has decided this summer to begin going cashless. I wanted to email you all so that everyone can plan accordingly as Kennywood is less than a month away. However, Kennywood does offer a cash to card kiosks in the park. To learn more about money options within the park, please use this link to visit their website: https://www.kennywood.com/cashless

-Mr. Soose