Band News – Oct 30

10.30 Newsletter

Band News – Oct 2

The staff and I are sitting here writing this on Friday… so I hope when you’re reading this we’re all recovering from a wonderful Tournament of Bands where we saw tremendous performances and made a bunch of money! Also, thanks to everyone who volunteered with the TOB and special thanks to Mrs. Dismukes and all the committee chairs for their work in setting up a wonderful show!
This week is a relatively light one. We will rehearse on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and have an away game on Friday but we will not rehearse on Wednesday. It’s very important we get some rest this week and spend time with our families. The next two weeks are two BOA regionals and a home game so we will be VERY busy!
Monday (October 2nd) – Percussion and Guard Sectionals
Tuesday, Oct 3 – Competition Band until 5:45
Wednesday, Oct. 4 – NO REHEARSAL (this is an early release day)
Thursday, Oct. 5 – Competition Band until 5:45
Friday, Oct. 6 – Away Game at Boiling Springs –
Call Time is 6:00 – Band Room will be closed from 3:45-5:30
Signup sheets will be posted in the band room. Remember that all leadership students are expected to attend at least two pep band games and we would like for all other students to attend at least one.
Looking ahead, here is the plan for the week of October 8-14:
Monday (October 9) – Percussion and Guard Sectionals
Tuesday, Oct. 10 – Competition Band until 5:45
Wednesday, Oct. 11 – Football Band until 5:30
Thursday, Oct. 12  – Competition Band 6:30 (please note the extended time to prepare for Conway)
Friday, Oct. 13 – Dorman Game and Senior Night
Rehearsal after school with Football Band
We will wear traditional uniforms
Seniors will be recognized at halftime. More information will be available next week.
We will try to start releasing competition students after halftime of the Dorman game. Please be prepared to get students home and in bed before the end of the game! This will be around 8:30-9:00 so students can get some sleep.
Saturday, Oct. 14 – BOA Regional at Conway – this schedule was released previously, we will have more specific info next week.

4:30am – Call Time
5:00am – Depart
9:30am – Arrive at CCU
9:45am – Restroom/Breakfast
10:30am – Stretch
11:00am – Dress
12:10am – Lineup for Warmup
12:20am – Warmup
1:05pm – Walk to Gate
1:20pm – Gate
1:30pm – Prelim Performance
1:50pm – Group Photo/Lunch/Restroom/Change
2:15pm – Lunch at concessions (Students bring money)
2:45pm – Watch Bands
4:00pm – Prelims Award Ceremony
5:30pm – Family Meeting
5:45pm – Dinner
6:30pm – TBA
10:00pm – Approx Award Ceremony
11:00pm – Approx Depart CCU
3:30am – Approx Arrive back to Byrnes

-Moss

Band News – Sept 25

Good morning everyone! Thanks for your patience in waiting for a schedule this morning. It was a busy weekend and we have a busy week ahead!
Thanks to everyone who came to Meet the Rebel Regiment night and a special thanks to the parents and volunteers who helped with props and fundraisers. The students had a great time performing for a very supportive audience. I can’t wait to see where we go from here!
This week we welcome our Sound Consultant, Erik Kossman, and our Percussion Arranger, Tom Rarick, to visit with us. Both are absolute experts at their craft and I look forward to the students meeting them and learning from them. Between their visits, our guard spin clinics for middle school students, a home football game, and the Tournament of Bands – it’s a very busy week!!! Next week will be a bit of a week off…. so rest is coming!
Monday – September 25th – Percussion, wind small ensembles, and soloists mic setup rehearsal until 5:30. Guard spin clinic 4:00-5:30. Guard sectionals until 7:00.
Tuesday – Competition Band until 5:45
Wednesday – Football band (NO percussion) and Guard Clinic until 5:30
Guard spin clinic 4:00-5:30. 
Traditional uniform fittings will be finished today. Some students may be a little late if they have not had their traditional uniform fitting yet.
Thursday – Competition Band until 5:45
Percussion extended rehearsal until 6:30 (Tom Rarick, our percussion arranger is visiting!)
Friday – Home Game against Spartanburg
After school rehearsal 4-5:30
Competitive Front Ensemble will be rehearsing Tom Rarick 4-5:30
We will wear our traditional uniforms! Please wear the summer uniform underneath and bring long black socks and band shoes!
Saturday – Tournament of Bands 
Football Band Performance approximately at 4:00 – Call time is 2:00PM
Football Band may be in summer uniform depending on weather
Comp Band Performance at 8:45 – Call time is 7:00PM
Comp Band will be in full uniform
Students will work shifts during the day but will be excused for Call Times. Students have been sent a link to sign up for volunteer times.
From the booster club:
If you haven’t signed up yet for a volunteer time slot, here is the link: Volunteer Time Slot. We also need donations for our hospitality room: Hospitality Donations We have over 30 bands participating in TOB and are anticipating a full day of fantastic performances. Thank you for your help and support for this HUGE event! 
 
Looking ahead… a light week before two straight weeks of Bands of America Regionals.
Monday, October 2nd – Percussion and Guard Sectionals
 
Tuesday – Competition Band until 5:45
 
Wednesday – NO REHEARSAL
 
Thursday – Competition Band until 5:45
 
Friday – Pep Band at Boiling Springs
 
Saturday – OFF!!!!
 
Let’s have a great week!
Moss

Band News – Meet the RR

Hello everyone,

We’ve had another great week! We had a great visit with John Philips and Jay Bocook and the students have really improved this week. I appreciate all that helped out with our car washes and media day. The pictures I have seen look awesome! We’re quickly approaching our first complete performances and I can’t wait to see what the students are capable of!
Monday – Guard Sectionals
Tuesday – Competition band until 5:45
Wednesday – Football band and front ensemble until 5:30
Thursday – Homecoming Parade AND rehearsal until 5:45 
PLEASE WEAR Football Band Summer Uniform
This is mandatory for Competition Band and band 9-12th grade football members
Middle school students may join us, but they must be at the high school by 4:00. There will not be activity buses from the middle schools.
Scoops fundraiser – 5-9pm (if a leadership person is working an early shift, they may need to leave a little early from this rehearsal)
Friday – Homecoming Game – Rehearsal after school 4:00-5:30
We will NOT wear Football Band summer uniform. Please wash these! We will wear Rebel gear in the band stands.
We are performing the National Anthem at Pregame and for the Homecoming Ceremony at Half Time
Saturday – Meet the Rebel Regiment!
Competition Band – 9:00-12:00
Lunch Break (students are on their own) – 12:00-1:30
Competition Band 1:30-4:00
Break – 4:00-5:00
Football Band – 5:00-6:00
Dinner Break and Get Ready for the Show – 6:00-7:00
(Gates open for spectators at 6:00)
Competition band will wear grey bibbers and Football shirts for Football Band Performance, then change into Competition tops and Fedoras for the premiere of Club 23! Please make sure to have long black socks and marching shoes (those who purchased shoes will get them this week).
Football Band only members will wear summer uniforms.
7:00 – Meet the Rebel Regiment!
Regarding Meet the Rebel Regiment Night – see this from the booster club:
Meet the RR is a great way for us to show the community all of the hard work that both bands have put in this season! Invite your family and friends to this free event. Please consider bringing a donation of a case of water bottles. There will be a drop off for water at the upper gate next to the band field. We will have t-shirts and merchandise for sale, basket raffles, and dessert food trucks! We will also be selling bricks from the old band room. For $25 you can buy a piece of RR history. 
Just heads up for next week…
Monday (September 25th) – Percussion, wind small ensembles, and soloists mic setup rehearsal until 5:30. Guard sectionals til 7
Tuesday – Competition Band until 5:45
Wednesday – Football band (NO percussion)
Thursday – Competition Band until 5:45
Percussion extended rehearsal  until 6:30 (Tom Rarick, our percussion arranger is visiting!)
Friday – Home Game against Spartanburg
After school rehearsal 4-5:30
We will wear our traditional uniforms! Please wear the summer uniform underneath and bring long black socks and band shoes!
Saturday – Tournament of Bands 
Football Band Performance at 3:45 – Call time is 2:00PM
Football Band may be in summer uniform depending on weather
Comp Band Performance at 8:45 – Call time is 7:00PM
Comp Band will be in full uniform
Students will work shifts during the day but will be excused for Call Times. Students have been sent a link to sign up for volunteer times.
From the booster club:
If you haven’t signed up yet for a volunteer time slot, here is the link: Volunteer Time Slot. We also need donations for our hospitality room: Hospitality Donations We have over 30 bands participating in TOB and are anticipating a full day of fantastic performances. Thank you for your help and support for this HUGE event! 
Let’s have a great week and have some great performances this weekend!
Moss

Band News – Sept. 3

Hello everyone!

I hope everyone is enjoying an enjoyable and restful Labor Day weekend! I enjoyed starting this holiday weekend with a home game on Friday. I hope everyone enjoyed the football band’s first performance and hearing the band during the game. I look forward to our next home game in two weeks!
This week we will be off Monday… but then it’s a busy week!
Tuesday – Rehearsal after school until 5:45
Wednesday – Rehearsal after school until 5:30
The dunk tank for the Moneydolly incentive will be after practice on Wednesday. Even if you didn’t make the 10 unit goal, you can still dunk the directors! $5 per throw. There will also be a dessert truck from Jeremiah’s Italian Ice for students to purchase a treat after practice. Small Italian Ice will be $4, so bring money and plan accordingly. Parents, be aware that students will probably want to stay later to watch. Please park in the junior lot to wait on your child.
Thursday – Rehearsal after school until 5:45
Friday – Pep band game at Greer
Signup sheets will be up on Tuesday. Schedule will be released on Tuesday.
Saturday – Mini-Camp – 9-9
9-12 Rehearsal
12-1:30 – Lunch on your own
1:30-4 – Rehearsal
4:30-6 – Booster Club provided dinner
6-9 – Rehearsal
More notes:
-Next Thursday (September 14th) we will have the Chief Judge for Bands of America joining us. We will extend that rehearsal until 6:30.

-Competition and Football show shirts are available for sale, along with other merchandise, on the band website. https://byrnesband.org/shop-online/

-Competition band will be creating themed baskets by section for raffle at Meet the RR. Ask your child how they plan to contribute!

-Our home competition is quickly approaching and we will need all hands on deck to make this a success. You can find information on the Facebook Parent Page or use the following links to sign up:

Volunteer shifts: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DA9AA29A5FFC52-tournament?fbclid=IwAR0GijET0lcEDGyaWN9UvsD57QBD6KOyTlSWT-qf-SyzW5eT1bnq9yPwmcg#/ 

Donations for hospitality room: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49AEAA2CA7F49-tobhospitality?fbclid=IwAR0mkOWvFLTGf_3ZVfzDCjvQuXroFmek3Kmh7V5VB6481-uouLByKTXyHpE#/

-Looking ahead :

-Sept 11-13 -Regular schedule practices

-Sept 14 – Rehearsal until 6:30

-Sept 12- 6:00 Booster Club Meeting about trip itineraries

-Sept 15 – Home game

-Sept 16 – Car Washes/Media Day (more info TBA)

-Sept 18-21 – Regular schedule practices

-Sept 22- Home game

-Sept 23 – Mini camp / Meet the RR (more info TBA)

-Sept 25-28- Regular schedule practices

-Sept 29- Home game

-Sept 30 -Tournament of Bands at BHS (more info TBA)