Reminder – January Band Booster Meeting

This is just a reminder that the January Band Booster Meeting is tomorrow Tuesday, January 9th, at 6:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

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Instrument Step-Up Night and Band Booster Meeting

Instrument step-up night is tomorrow, Tuesday, December 12th in the band room from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Pecknel Music Company will have a table setup with information about step up instruments for your student. This includes payment options, discounts, brands, and instruments on display for your student to play! Just bring the students mouthpiece to play the instrument! No purchase required to attend….but if you’re still playing the instrument you played in 6th grade, it’s time to trade in and step up to a high school intermediate/professional instrument! You will not want to miss this information!

Just a reminder for everyone that our next Band Booster meeting is also tomorrow night starting at 6:30 p.m. There will be a brief meeting regarding the New Year’s TNT stand starting at 6:00 p.m.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Keri Harling
Band Booster President

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Atlanta Parade Trip Information and Itinerary


Parade Website:

TV Info: The Parade is telecast live on WSB-TV from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm.  You can find this at  The band will be at the beginning of the parade.

Bleachers: Any families making the trip to watch the parade that wish to buy VIP seats in the bleachers can go to this website to do so.

Money: The only meal not provided for will be lunch at a fast food restaurant for Sunday’s return trip.  Depending on your student, they may need anywhere from $15-$20 for this meal.  Any souvenirs or other snacks/food not provided for per the itinerary that they wish to buy throughout the trip will be up to them.  They shouldn’t need more than $50 for spending money and their return trip meal.  Any snacks they might like on the bus or in their room should be brought with them.  Lisa Lowe/Hospitality is also accepting donations to take with us via Sign-up Genius (  Students won’t be allowed to order any take-out to the hotel.

Rules: All Lexington School District One rules will be in place during this trip.  Any egregious breaking of these rules or any illegal activity will result in a student being removed from the trip.  It will be their parent’s responsibility to come get them from Atlanta.  No pillows, blankets, remotes, etc. can be taken home from the hotel.  These items would get charged to us and we would then have to return that charge to the student.

Packing List:

  • Under-uniform wear.  It will be in the 50s when the parade starts, you can wear form-fitting/fitted items under your uniform. Just remember, as you start marching, you’ll warm up and will be unable to shed layers.  No jeans or sweatpants!
  • Black Socks
  • Drillmasters
  • Gloves
  • Colorguard Wear: Body Tights; Fall Costume; Fall Warm-up Pants and Jackets
  • Weather & School appropriate wear for Saturday and Sunday.  For Sunday’s snow tubing, Snow Mountain’s website suggests wearing warm, water-resistant clothing, including gloves and water-resistant shoes.  Covering ears and layering is recommended.  You may want to bring a 2nd pair of clothes to change into for the trip home.  They say it is real snow!
  • Appropriate sleeping attire
  • You can bring one pillow and one blanket from home
  • Any desired snacks for the bus or room
  • Toiletries
  • Phone chargers
  • At least $50 spending money in a small wallet that can fit in a pocket while riding rides at Six Flags and touring Atlanta.  Souvenir money is up to the parent!
  • Something to entertain yourself with on the bus, like books to read and personal earbuds for music!


Friday, December 1, 2017
7:00 am Arrive at School
8:30 am Depart for Atlanta, GA
12:00 pm Arrive at CNN Center Food Court for Lunch ($10 Provided for Lunch) and CNN Studio Tours
CNN Food Court Restaurants: Choose from Arby’s, BurgerFI, Chick-fil-A, China Breeze, Dunkin
Donuts, Fresh to Order, Great Wraps, Moe’s, Roman Delight, Starbucks, Subway, Taco Bell, TJ’s Sandwiches.
CNN Studio Tours: You will take a 50-minute walking tour with your very own guide through the halls of CNN Center and get an inside look at how a live broadcast is produced and sent to viewers all over the world. You will also get a more in-depth look at how the world’s largest news organization operates. From the historic first newscast to the now living legacy, you will learn how CNN became the worldwide leader in news.
2:00 pm Depart By Foot through Centennial Olympic Park to World of Coca Cola
Centennial Olympic Park: As you travel to The World of Coca Cola you will go through Centennial Olympic Park. Celebrating its 21st anniversary in July 2017, Centennial Olympic Park is Atlanta’s – and the State of Georgia’s – preeminent lasting legacy of the 1996 Summer Olympics and the country’s largest downtown park developed in the last 25 years. You will see the Bricks purchased in honor or memory of people and the Fountain of Rings which is the world’s largest interactive fountain featuring the Olympic Ring symbol.
World of Coca Cola: You will explore while interacting with multiple exhibits and sampling more than 100 different beverages.
4:15 pm The Georgia Aquarium
The Georgia Aquarium: The largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere with 10 million gallons of fresh and marine water and tens of thousands of animals.
7:15 pm Meet and Walk to Hard Rock Café’
7:30 pm Dinner at Hard Rock Café (Included)
Hard Rock Menu: Legendary Premium-Sized, Cheeseburger or Bacon Cheeseburger, Tupelo Chicken Tenders Hand-breaded, Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwich, Twisted Mac & Cheese, or Classic Chicken Caesar Salad.
9:00 pm Depart for Hotel (Buses will pick up at Hard Rock Café)
9:45 pm Check into Hotel
Check In: The first name on the rooming list will serve as room captain. Once the director gives the go ahead they will go into the hotel and collect their room keys. Your director will give you instructions from there.
Hyatt Place: 5600 Peachtree Pkwy, Norcross, GA 30092, Phone: (770) 416-7655
10:15 pm Light Snack (Provided)
10:45 pm Lights Out

Saturday, December 2, 2017
6:00 am Wake up
7:00 am Breakfast (Included) DRESSED IN HALF UNIFORM
7:45 am Load Buses
8:00 am Depart for Parade
8:45 am Arrive at Parade Line Up
10:20 am Parade Starts – White Knoll is the first Band in the Parade!
Children’s Christmas Parade: Join us for an Atlanta tradition at the Children’s Christmas Parade. On Saturday, Dec. 2 the Children’s Christmas Parade will step off at Peachtree St. and 16th St. and end at Peachtree St. and 5th St. Watch as Midtown Atlanta will be transformed into Santa Claus Lane with the sights and sounds of the season featuring some of the best bands in the south.
11:15 am Load Buses and Depart Parade
11:45 am Arrive Hotel, Quick Change
12:30 pm Depart for Lunch at Perimeter Mall Food Court ($10 Provided for Lunch)
Perimeter Mall Food Court: Choose from Chick-fil-A ChinaMax, Chipoltle, DQ, Farmer’s Basket, Great Wraps, Panera, Sarku Japan, Sbarro, Shake Shack, Subway, Tastee Spoon.
2:15 pm Load Buses for Six Flags Over Georgia
3:00 pm Arrive Six Flags Over Georgia
Holiday in the Park: It’s the most wonderful time of the year as Six Flags Over Georgia celebrates the holidays. Besides cheer the park will be featuring thrilling rides, tasty treats and exciting family entertainment for the holiday season!
6:00 pm Celebration Dinner – “Pavilion” at the Park (Included)
Celebration Dinner: Everyone will meet up for a delicious dinner.
10:00 pm Load Buses and Depart for Hotel
10:45 pm Arrive at Hotel
11:00 pm One Pizza Per Room (Included)
Domino’s Pizza: A Pepperoni or Cheese Pizza for each room.
12:00 am Lights Out

Sunday, December 3, 2017
7:30 am Wake, Breakfast (Included)
9:15 am Clean up and Load Buses
9:30 am Depart for Snow Mountain
10:00 am Snow Mountain Tubing @Stone Mountain
Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain Park is a winter wonderland of fun. With a 400-foot tubing hill and 2 moving sidewalks to take you back to the top, your Snow session will be packed with fun. Snow Mountain offers single tubes, double tubes, and family-sized tubes that can accommodate up to 8 guests at a time.
12:30 pm Depart for Home (Stop for Fast Food – Lunch on your own)
4:30 pm Arrive Home

Rooming List

Keri Harling Tiffany Hopper Rick Hopper
Boys Room 8 Girls Room 8 Boys Room 6
Bryce Thompson Madelyn Roseneau Patrick McManus
Sawyer Harling Bailie Kayton Joshua McLane
Shannon Davis Abigail Fisher Chris Eggleston
Jacob Ransone Robbin Brown Logan Carabo
Boys Room 1 Girls Room 10 Boys Room 2
Nick Quinn Kristina Castro Adam Graybill
Diante Johnson Olivia Herring Collin Woods
Isaac Hyer Hallie Woods Dennis Cooper
Chris Martin McKenzie Threatt Austin Branham
Bayleigh Carabo Griffin Miller
Heather Green Lisa Lowe Beth St John
Girls Room 9 Girls Room 7 Boys Room 9
Brook Miller Angelle Lowe George Bernard
Haylee Greene Samantha Timmerman Sean Gearon
Krissy Turnbaugh Ashlyn Miller Nathan Norris
Rebecca Hall Gillian Lease AJ St. John
Girls Room 5 Girls Room 1 Girls Room 11
Kaylee McIntyre Theresa Boynton Sarah McKenzie
Anna Turnage Kayla Siderman Haylee Bush
Antonella Senatore Maddie Beard Isabel St. John
Jade Covington Savannah Strickland Destiny Cook
Mallory Kimble Kasie Sacco Savannah Brown
Genevieve Schoon Allie Bernard Adreana Bilka
Donna Vidrine
Nicole Blas Sharon Belec Stephan Belec
Boys Room 7 Girls Room 2 Boys Room 4
Ryan Turner Natalie Warren Preston Hage
Amare McLeod Annah Rast Michael Bush
Elijah Blas Hannah Lowman Jamison Belec
Elijah Caligiuri Hannah Butler Blake Walker
Boys Room 5 Girls Room 6 Boys Room 3
Zach Mattox Melanie Goss Patrick McGee
Taylor Threatt Jessica Fry Caleb Ryland
John Cromer Cameryn Powell Caleb Newell
Michael Norris Kylee Weaver Justin Evans
Kat Marsden
Zoe Mahoney
Jocelyn Belec
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Veteran’s Day Parade Schedule and Marco’s Pizza Band Night

Please review the information below regarding the itinerary for the upcoming Veteran’s Day Parade and Marco’s Pizza Night. Thank you!

Veteran’s Day Parade – Sunday, November 5th

1:00 p.m. – Percussion and Tubas meet at Bandroom to Load
2:30 p.m. – Full Band Report Time at Wells Fargo Bank across from Flight
3:00 p.m. – Parade Start
3:45 p.m. – WK Band Step-Off – we are the last band in the parade this year!
4:30 p.m. – Parade ends/Dismiss from County Offices Parking Lot at the corner of
S. Lake Drive and Fort Street
5:00 p.m. – Percussion and Tubas Report to Bandroom to Unload Equipment and

Marco’s Pizza Night

Next Tuesday, November 7, is a Marco’s Band Night where they will donate 15% of the sales to our band. A flyer is attached for you to help get the word out. Be sure to mention WKHS Band when you order your pizza so we get the credit!

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Itinerary for Senior Night – Friday, October 27

Senior Night is tomorrow, Friday, October 27, 2017. Please see the itinerary below from Mr. Padgett, which is tentative as we are not sure what athletics are planning or when they’re planning their recognition. When Mr. Padgett gets confirmation, he’ll adjust as needed and your students will receive this information!

Friday Afternoon
3:45 – 4:30 p.m. – Pre-Game rehearsal with Football Band
4:45 – 5:45 p.m. – Dinner in Commons Area for all band students. Senior Parents are also invited.
5:45 – 6:30 p.m. – Dress in Uniform
6:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Senior Pictures with Directors/Families
7:00 – 7:15 p.m. – Walk to Stadium
7:20 – 7:30 p.m. – Pre-Game

At the second quarter before halftime senior parents line up behind field house in alphabetical order. Senior students will meet you once Warm-Up is over. You will be announced and recognized while the band is setting up for halftime. Senior students will join the band after the recognition. Please dress up for the occasion parents! Business wear is encouraged. After the recognition you are invited to watch the halftime performance on the sideline.



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Student Schedule for State Finals at Spring Valley High School on October 28th

Wow, what an awesome season it has been and now it’s time for STATE FINALS! Please review the itinerary below for the WKHS students for Saturday, October 28th. State Finals are at Spring Valley High School located at 120 Sparkleberry Lane, Columbia, South Carolina 29229. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $6.00 for Students.

As always, thanks for all your support of our amazing kids!


6:00 a.m.  WKHS Band Hall Opens

6:30 a.m.  Stadium Rehearsal without trampolines

7:45 a.m.  Breakfast and Half Dress (Breakfast provided by the Band Boosters)

8:30 a.m.  Depart White Knoll High School (WKHS)

9:30 a.m.  Arrive Spring Valley High School (SVHS)

10:45 a.m.  Warm-up

12:00 p.m.  WKHS Performance

12:30 p.m.  Lunch

3:15 p.m.  AWARDS Ceremony

4:00 p.m.  Depart SVHS

5:15 p.m.  Arrive WKHS

5:45 p.m.  Dismiss from WKHS


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Student Schedule for Lower State 2A/4A Championship at WKHS on October 21st

Tomorrow is the big day! Please review the itinerary below for the WKHS students. Remember – WKHS is hosting this event right here on our own home field! Parents, if you haven’t signed up yet to volunteer at the competition tomorrow, we still have slots that need to be filled. Please email Nicole at today!

As always, thanks for all your support of our awesome kids!

8:00 a.m. Arrive to WKHS ready to Work
9:30 a.m. Gates Open for 2A
11:00 a.m. First 2A Band Performs
12:00  p.m. You should probably eat a Healthy Lunch
3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Report to Bandroom (NAP BLOCK)
4:00 – 5:15 p.m. Visual Rehearsal @ practice Field (with Trampolines)
5:15 – 6:30 p.m. Eat Dinner/Dress (you have to Multi-Task!)
7:10 p.m. Warm-Up Begins
7:55 p.m. Warm-up Ends
8:05 p.m. Holding
8:30 – 9:00 p.m. Change and Clean Bandroom (GRAB A SNACK!)
9:45 p.m. Awards (SIT TOGETHER!)
10:15 – 11:45 p.m. CLEAN UP @ Stadium
11:45 p.m. Attendance Check and Dismissal

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Lower State 2A/4A Championship – Volunteer Slots

Less than a week until the Lower State 2A/4A Championship, which is Saturday, October 21st. Volunteer Slots have been added to the Charms Calendar.

Parents, Alumni, Siblings, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, the Band needs YOUR help to successfully host our first 2A/4A Lower State! Our success on this day will determine if we can continue to host this big event and make it a solid fundraiser for the bands bottom dollar year after year.

Band Students, you must work 2A volunteer slots only up until 3:30 pm. After that, Mr. Padgett will have a schedule for you to follow to prepare for your performance.

Please let me know if you have any questions at all or if you have any ideas of other groups we can reach out to for volunteering –

Please see the descriptions below for each job and what it entails to make sure you understand what will be asked of you. These same descriptions are located on the Charms Calendar event.

Pre-Competition Set-up & Post Competition Breakdown – Adults/Students – Friday Evening, Saturday Early Morning & Saturday night.

This includes putting out signage, setting up the canteen and hospitality rooms, prepping the stadium and parking lot, water tables, etc. We will have a full list of these items that need to be done on each day to divide amongst all of the volunteers.

Students have to stay after the competition to help clean-up. Due to the nature of their schedule, they will get most of the day off, which means they can help our tired volunteers(their parents) get out quicker! Students will be assigned by Section to a Lead in each area to report to for direction. Students will be dismissed by this Lead once their area is put back to rights.

Band Registration Table – Angela & Kathleen Tent located about 50′ or so after the first parking lot split. Buses/trucks need room to pull all the way into the front lane so Spectators can turn to the left. And far enough away that the Parking Lot attendant can direct/answer general Spectator questions. Bands will have staggered arrival times. There will be packets to hand them with in depth competition information, including a map with pictures, schedule, Medallion Notice and Etiquette Guidelines. They have also already received these via email. Coordinate via walkie-talkie with the Bus / Truck Coordinator on the band’s arrival and the number and type of vehicles with them. As well as the Band Student Hand Stamper Coordinator so they can stamp students’ hands.

Their packets will also include their Staff Badges, Chaperone/Field Access armbands. As well as an additional armband for every bus driver. Per the SCBDA rules, each band is given 15 Chaperone/Field Access armbands, plus an additional armband for every 8 students after the first 100. (IE: 107 students, you get 15 armbands, 108 students, you get 16 armbands.) The number of students we’re using for this number of armbands was provided by the SCBDA. This number of students and the corresponding armbands in their packet will be noted on your sheet. You will have additional armbands in case a director says their actual number differs from the number given to us by the SCBDA.

Parking – Bus / Truck Coordinators – Bruce & Nick Martin Coordinate via walkie-talkie with the Registration Table for when buses and equipment trucks are pulling in. The Registration Table will direct them to your tent, you will guide them to their parking spaces as they come in. Know the parking map for dedicated parking areas. As well as the flow/warm-up area maps to direct foot traffic to the proper location. We have asked every band their number of buses and trucks, we have received almost all of these back now. This information will be provided to you. We’ll also coordinate with you to create an exact parking location mapped out for everyone Bands are scheduled to arrive 9am-1pm for 2A and then 3 pm-7pm for 4A, some may arrive in-between those times and/or out of their order. We have asked each band to also let us know when they plan to arrive. This person will still need to be available should someone show up early. Once all buses / trucks are parked, your job will mostly be over, but situations may still arise and you will be needed when it comes time to let all of the buses and trucks back out.

Bus Band Student Hand Stampers – 3 Lexington One Approved Chaperones Board the buses before students get off the bus and stamp only the band students’ hands for entry. While stamping the students’ hands, use the clicker for every hand stamped. After finishing each bus, write down how many stamps you gave on the sheet provided and then start your clicker over for the next bus. Staff Badges, Chaperones/Field Access and Bus Driver armbands come from the Registration table in the Director’s Packet. The SCBDA is very strict about tickets, badges, armbands, hand stamps, etc. as it directly translates to their profit for the event. If we’re found at fault, it could keep us from hosting in the future. Keep a tally on the sheet provided of how many stamps were given to students for each band.

Parking Spectator Stadium Lot – 3 Adults
One Adult – Located in the first couple of rows at the front of the Stadium. Keep cars out of the food truck/vendor lane, this is the lane right next to the stadium. Keep cars out of the pit/prop lane, this is the first lane of lined parking spaces. Direct vehicles with Handicap identification to the Handicap parking spaces in the second lane of lined parking spaces.
One Adult – Located before the Registration Table to direct Spectator Parking to the Left and Trucks / Buses to the Right. People may stop and ask questions. Any vehicle hauling Band equipment can park with the Trucks / Buses, but they should be prepared to unload and then move their vehicle if the Bus / Truck Coordinator says there’s not enough room there. Vehicles not hauling anything should move to the Spectator lot. If this lot gets full, Spectators should be directed to the Overflow lots.
One Adult or Student – Located between the first two to direct vehicles into the next available lane.

Know the parking map for dedicated parking areas. Direct vehicles to the correct locations. Keep an eye on empty spaces to direct vehicles to. Know when to close/re-open the lot with signage. Direct vehicles to overflow. Know the map to direct foot traffic to the proper location. Work with Sherriff’s department as needed for road traffic, especially at the end of the night. Keep parking lot clean as you go. Stay for cleanup. Be very careful with signs and pennants for reuse.

Parking Spectator Overflow Teacher Lot – 3 Adults
One Adult – Located at the stop sign at Maria Ln to direct traffic into the Overflow lot.
One Adult – Located at the entrance to the Teacher Parking lot.
One Located at the next available space.

Know the parking map for dedicated parking areas. Keep an eye on empty spaces to direct vehicles to. Know the map to direct foot traffic to the proper location. Work with Sherriff’s department as needed for road traffic, especially at the end of the night. Keep parking lot clean as you go. Stay for cleanup. Be very careful with signs and pennants for reuse.

Vendor Coordinator – 1 Adult – Shanta
Coordinate with Food Trucks & Product Vendors upon arrival. Locate them per the map. Their towing vehicles need to be moved out of the vendor lanes after setup. They can remain close-by but they need to be in a designated spectator space. Make sure they don’t block the handicap ramp with tents/vehicles! This is an on-call position for the whole day.

Band Ushers – Band Leadership 2A – Alumni/Non-Band 4A, 1 per Band, 29 Total These volunteers will be given a tour and information early in the week before the event. Know the map. Know your assigned band’s schedule for the day. Lead your assigned band from location to location. Stay in eye-sight of the director. Help lead them off the field after their performance.

Visitor’s Stairs – 1 Adult
Leave this locked until 10am. Only band students, staff and chaperones with the appropriate stamps, badges or armbands are allowed on these stairs. Either to come up from the lower area after their performance or to go down them to access the visitor’s stand for seating. Be ready to stop anyone from going down these stairs if a band is coming up them after their performance. Bands will be entering the lower area for warm-up and their performance using the wider gates along the practice field length of this fence.

Competition Flow Crew – 10 Adults
One at Warm-up Area A & B. Man Water Station.
One at Warm-up Area C. Man Water Station.
One at the bottom of the Visitor’s Stairs. Pause Students, Staff or Chaperones coming down these stairs if there is a band moving to Holding or a band exiting the lower area after a performance.
Two at the Band Holding Gate. One outside, one inside.
One at the Field Entrance Gate. This person will assist with the Timing & Penalties Judge and has to have the “Official Contest Time”.
One at the 1st Field Exit Gate.
Two at the 2nd Field Exit Gate.
One behind the Field House for Traffic Control.
Know the map and schedule to help keep the competition on time. Remind of time running out during warm-up, if necessary. Work with the ushers to guide them to their next direction. Help the bands get their equipment over difficult areas. Remind bands of their noise level. Warm-up Areas should make sure bands are facing away from the stadium. Those nearest the field and with pit/props need to remind students and equipment movers to mind their noise level. There are lanes of traffic criss-crossing at some points, know the lanes and direct students to the correct side. Bands moving to holding take precedence over bands having just performed or students crossing to the visitor’s stand for seating.

Pit/Props Route – 2 Adults
Know the pit/prop route. One should be at the corner of the Parking Lot and Platt Springs Rd to direct the pit/prop crews out of the parking lot and down the hill and then back up the hill and into the parking lot. One should be on Platt Springs Rd to direct the pit/prop crews down the back lane, then back up that lane and up Platt Springs Rd. This corner should also man the water station.

Water Tables
Warm-up Area A & B – Manned by Flow
Warm-up Area C – Manned by Flow
Band Exit – Separate Parent, not flow
Top of Pit/Prop Route – Manned by Pit/Prop Visitor’s Stairs – Separate Parent, not flow Be ready for when bands come off the field with filled water cups. Keep area clean as you go. Coordinate with Trash/Custodian Team when you need trash removed and new bags. Stay for cleanup and breakdown.

Gym Dressing Rooms – 2 Adults, Lex One Approved, 1 Mom & 1 Dad The gym restrooms will be utilized as dressing rooms. We’ll need a band mom and a band dad on hand in these areas to help keep watch. SCBDA notes these must be monitored at all times.

Stadium Ushers – spectator control during band performances Block off steps when a band is performing. Un-block after band starts moving off the field.

Security All Areas – stadium and parking This position would be best suited for off-duty police in plain clothes or someone with security experience simply for the know-how in handling tough situations. Keep an eye on the crowd and look for potential security issues. Lexington County Sheriff’s Department will be in the stadium and on Platt Springs for the lane closure to be called on in true emergencies. We will also have an EMS team at the field entrance.

Judge Runner – Adults or Non-Band Only
As our band students are being judged at this competition, we are not allowed to discuss any portion of the competition with them. The SCBDA is very strict about this so we must be very, very aware.

Volunteer Runner – Responsible Student Ok On a constantly rotating basis, check in with the Registration Table, Parking Lot Volunteers, Band Usher Tent, Flow Crew in Warm-up, Holding and Exit Areas and Deputies to see if they need food, drink, ice or water re-fill, etc. They’ll need your contact information in case they need something in-between your visits to them. These volunteers won’t be able to leave their posts until their break and may be thirsty and needing you, so stay on task.

Ticket Sales
Sell Tickets! We have to very carefully account for every ticket sold as the actual tickets themselves and the leftover tickets are what determines the check we cut back to the SCBDA. Adults: $10; Students: $6. Spectators will be stamped at the gates for if they leave the stadium.

Stadium Entrance Gate Attendants
Spectators will be given a ticket at the ticket booth. The gate attendants will take their ticket, tear it in half and give half back. To visit the food trucks and re-enter, they’ll have to have their hand stamped, so, if possible, if would be best to go ahead and stamp their hand when you take their ticket. Check everyone entering to make sure they have a hand stamp, armband for chaperones or a badge for band staff.

Program Sales
Sell Programs! One Adult outside the ticket booth selling to people in the ticket line. One Adult or Student just inside the gate. And One Adult or Student moving around inside at the top of the stadium. If programs aren’t selling, especially if it’s late in the day, we may adjust the pricing so let Gayle Senn or Nicole Blas know if they aren’t moving. Know maps and the day’s schedule in case you get questions, especially for the one outside the stadium.

Stadium Sales (Programs/Drinks)
Sell Programs and Bottled Drinks! Two-person teams. One carries drinks stocked from the canteen, one to handle money and hold programs. Move throughout the stadium and ask people to buy programs and drinks.

50-50 Raffle / Wolfgram Table
Take wolfgram messages and sell 50-50 Raffle tickets. Have a designated runner to get the wolfgram message to the announcer. This table will be located just outside the athletics spirit store at the bottom of the press box.

Canteen Workers
Sell drinks, food and snacks! We’re only offering drinks, snacks, pizza and maybe one other item. Keep the canteen clean as you go. Stay at the end for cleanup and breakdown.

Hospitality – Judges, Directors, Volunteers – Sheri & Meg Setup and breakdown help will be included in the pre-comp setup and students will be assigned to you for post competition help. Judges can’t Judges have to be completely separate from directors, volunteers, parents, fans, students, etc. for impartiality reasons. As such, that room will be completely separate from the Director and Volunteer Hospitality rooms.

Trash / Custodian – Stadium & Warm-up Areas Report to Ms. Jan Barker for direction. Trash cleanup throughout the day so there’s less cleanup at the end of the day. Keep an eye on trash containers and empty/re-bag as necessary. Stay for cleanup.

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Schedule for Palmetto Esprit De Corps Competition at Irmo High School October 7th

The excitement continues as we prepare for the Irmo High School Palmetto Esprit De Corps Invitational Band Competition on Saturday, October 7th.

Below is the itinerary for Saturday’s competition. Dinner is provided for the students from 2:45 – 3:45 p.m. before leaving for the competition. Please be sure your student has money for concessions after performing.

11:00 a.m. WK Band Hall Opens – Move Equipment
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Stadium Rehearsal With Shako
2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Load Trucks @ stadium
2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Eat/Dress in Half Uniform
3:45 – 4:00 p.m. Load Buses
4:00 – 4:45 p.m. En Route to Irmo High School
4:45 – 6:30 p.m. Unload/Watch Bands/Restroom
6:30 – 7:15 p.m. Dress/Line-Up for Warm-up/Snack
7:30 – 8:15 p.m. Warm-Up
8:30 p.m. Perform
8:45 p.m. Re-Load/Stay Dressed for Awards
9:00 – 10:00 p.m. Watch Bands/Sit Together in Stadium
10:00 – 10:30 p.m. Awards
11:00 – 11:15 p.m. Load Buses
11:15 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. En Route to White Knoll
12:00 – 12:15 a.m. Unload Trucks/Buses/Hang Up Uniforms
12:15 a.m. Approximate Dismissal/Band Hall Closes

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Important Deadline Information about Atlanta Parade Trip

REMINDER – Sunday, October 15, 2017 is the final payment due date for the Atlanta Parade Trip.

As stated in the statement you received last Friday, in order for your student to attend the Atlanta Parade Trip, ALL band fees and parade fees must be paid in full by October 15.  Even if a deposit was paid to secure a spot back in August, all fees must be current and paid for attendance.  If the balance of all fees are not paid by October 15, any amount applied to your student’s Atlanta trip will be moved to pay towards outstanding band fees first and any remaining amount left will be moved into the Miscellaneous Ledger section of your account for future payments.

Any parents who are attending and paid a deposit in August, please make sure your balance is paid in full by October 15, 2017 as well.  The parent balances do not show up on the statements so if you have any questions regarding parent balances, please contact Tiffany Hopper at

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