Elkhart BIG RED Band
September 2018 Newsletter
We are already in full swing. Things are going so well right now...but I don't want to jinx it, so let's move on!!
We played our 1st football game on August 31, and we have the next 9 Fridays full of games. Our "bye" week is actually the last week of the season, so it will feel like we don't have a bye, but our season will end a week earlier than usual. Lemonade out of lemons...
Anyhoo, we have our first out-of-town game @ Frankston on September 7 . This is...by FAR...the closest away game we have, so if you plan to come to an out-of-town game, this may be the one to come to! Everything else is over an hour and a half away...
There are around 15ish students who signed up to go to Northwestern State University to participate in the "Young Performer's Day" in Natchitoches, Louisiana on Saturday, September 8. They will leave STUPID early in the morning, rehearse with the Spirit of Northwestern...that's the name of the NSU Marching Band...all day, then perform halftime with that band at the NSU vs. Grambling State University football game that evening. It's such a cool event. College band is next level...I really hope that all of these students can experience college band one day!!
Next up is our 3rd game of the season...a home game vs. Troup on September 14.
On September 19, we will kick off our annual Cookie Dough Fundraiser. We will be selling David's Cookies again this year...yum!!! With NEXT school year being a Disney year, all funds from this fundraiser will be applied to that trip. This is a GREAT way to get a head start on that (large) payment!!
Our 4th game is @ Sabine on September 21. Yep...it's a long way away. Get used to that theme...
Our 5th game is vs. Palestine-Westwood on September 28. We usually meet early with that band to eat some pizza and visit for a while before the game. This is a longstanding tradition between the two bands. While we are rivals on the field, we are neighbors and friends off the field. Competitive rivalry is GOOD for both bands...we want to be better than them, and they want to be better than us. That only makes us BOTH stronger!
That's all for September. It's busy, but not too bad...get ready for October! That thing is a beast...
J. Wes Canaday
Important Upcoming Dates to Remember:
September 7 - Football Game @ Frankston
September 8 - NSU Young Performer's Day
September 14 - Football Game vs. Troup
September 19 - COOKIE DOUGH FUNDRAISER KICKOFF
September 21 - Football Game @ Sabine
September 28 - Football Game vs. Palestine-Westwood
...down the road...
October 5 - Football Game @ Franklin
October 6 - SMI in Sunnyvale
October 12 - HOMECOMING Football Game vs. Trinity
October 13 - CCMF in Mabank
October 19 - Football Game @ Diboll
October 20 - UIL Marching in Nacogdoches
October 26 - Football Game vs. Crockett (Senior Night)
October 27 - Hot Pepper Festival Parade in Palestine
November 2 - Football Game @ Coldspring-Oakhurst