Post date: Oct 5, 2011 4:56:58 PM

Greetings, friends! The HMK train is rolling full steam ahead! As always, our motto is "Work Hard. Strive for Excellence. GREAT things happen!" At this point in the season, the hard work that we put in throughout the summer and early season is paying off through crowd reaction, positive comments/scores from adjudicators, and (most importantly) the immense satisfaction that each member feels following each performance! As we approach the halfway point of the competitive season, we will continue working hard in order to perform at the highest possible level and provide our audiences with a truly unforgettable experience!

This Week - Homecoming/Fall Band Night!

Tuesday > Sectionals

3:15-5:15 - Winds (and percussion who can be available) - Fall Band Night Rehearsal

6:00-9:00 - Percussion and Guard Sectionals (in the HS)

Wednesday > Ensemble Rehearsal (After school - 5:30)

Powder Puff Pep Band > Wednesday Night! < This is non-mandatory, but lots of fun :)

Thursday > Ensemble Rehearsal (After school - 5:30)

We will have no Thursday evening rehearsal this week as the stadium will be in use. Plan to be after school until 5:30, then enjoy your night off!

Friday > Homecoming Game vs. Cedar Crest

Report @ 4:30 PM

Perform Pre-Game (w/ Middle School!)

Homecoming Festivities @ Half time

Cedar Crest Performs Post Game

*Saturday > OFF :)

Enjoy the time to recharge your batteries...YOU ALL HAVE EARNED IT!

Other Dates to Note -

Manheim Central

Guard/Percussion: Report @ 10 AM Winds: Report @ 12 PM Load Truck: 4:30 PM Load Buses: 5:30 PM Arrive: 6:15 PM Perform: 8:15 PM Awards: 9:15 PM

MINI-TOUR (Ephrata and Marple Newtown)

All Members Report @ 9 AM Ensemble Rehearsal > 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Load Trucks > 10:30 AM Load Buses > 11:30 AM Arrive @ Ephrata > 12:00 PM Perform @ Ephrata > 1:45 PM *Concessions @ Ephrata (optional) Awards > 4:00 PM Leave > 4:30 PM Travel to Marple Newtown > 4:30-6:00 PM *Dinner on the Road (optional) Arrive @ Marple Newtown HS > 6:00 PM Perform @ > 8:00 PM *Concessions @ Marple Newtown (optional) Awards > 9:15 PM Home > 11:00 PM

Red Lion

HMK Community Day (Formerly Tag Day): 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ensemble Rehearsal: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Load Truck: 4:00 PM Load Buses: 5:00 P Arrive: 5:45 PM Perform: 7:45 PM Awards: 9:00 PM Home: 10:00 PM

More information as it becomes available! Please feel free to contact me with any questions/concerns/comments!

Adam Gumble

Director of Bands

Hempfield High School