Greetings Trojan Band Fans!

What a FANTASTIC start to the season!  We are really proud of the show you put on Thursday night at the Taco Shack Bowl – BRAVO!  Now we keep truckin’ – this week we will learn the drill to part 2 ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water.’  You can really help push us far by 1) studying your UDB app with the new part 2 drill  2) Studying your music and how it lines up with the drill ahead of time.   You will notice this is a short Ballad so take advantage of that and know your stuff going into rehearsal!  You have some great tools at your fingertips.  The ballad drill has already been loaded into your Ultimate Drill Book App by our drill writer – make sure you have the software update from Thursday to be able to see it and watch the animations.

Your passoff for the MUSIC to the Ballad (P2:  Bridge Over Troubled Water) is due by 1:30pm on Thursday in Smart Music.  The assignment is up.  Like I said…..this assignment is surprisingly short so knock it out!  HINT:  As you go, memorize your music.  You will want to have it memorized when we learn the drill.  Smart Music allows you to watch it as you are passing off, but if you don’t wean your eyes from that you will have trouble when we put it on the field Tuesday and Wednesday.

REMINDER – This week there is NO REHEARSAL tomorrow (Monday Sept 3) and the long evening rehearsal has been moved to TUESDAY NIGHT Sept 4 from 5-7:30pm.  ENJOY the long weekend!

For those that are interested in the new ‘Indoor Drumline’ that Mr. Nedley and Mr. Taylor are doing in the winter and spring – there is an informational meeting for those interested Sept 17 at 7:45pm.  Students and parents need to attend if you are interested.

If your child got to game day and realized they were in need of a flip folder for their stand tunes CLICK HERE to find where you can purchase them online.

THANK YOU to all of the parents that helped us on our first game day!  It meant the world, and hopefully now you are hooked!

**Wind Ensemble – since it’s a 4 day week we are going to do marching instruments all 4 days.  We will resume with a concert instrument day next week for region music masterclasses.

DANCE GUARD – your pictures are scheduled for DURING CLASS on October 1.  


Monday – LABOR DAY – no school and no rehearsal

Tuesday – ALL BAND AND GUARD – evening rehearsal from 5-7:30pm

Wednesday – Morning wind and percussion rehearsal 7:10am;  evening guard rehearsal

Thursday – Morning rehearsal, bring Belle Tune; PART 2 PASS OFF DUE in Smart Music

Friday – Morning rehearsal, bring Belle Tune

THIS WEEK’s GAME is FRIDAY at Nelson Field Vs. Rouse wearing the Summer Uniform!