The Word…August 14-19

Nice job on your first football performance! Thank you to everyone who helped with the blood drive and the scrimmage over the weekend.


August Rehearsal Schedule

August rehearsals will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 8-11 AM. We will follow this schedule until the first week of school. The only excused absences are doctor appointments, sports practices (please give Mrs. Preisner a copy of your schedule), and vacation. Please send a note in advance. Sleeping in is not an excuse.


Chicago Trip

The next payment of $150 is due September 1st. If you missed the first payment, you need to have $300 turned in by this point. Please check the Google classroom or see Mrs. Preisner if you need more information. Please


Corn Festival: Saturday, August 19

Please use the South entrance off Dodge St. to the school as there will be a lot of congestion on Main & Brookside from the Parade set up. Please park in the front of the HS.

Doors open: 8:00 AM

Report time: 8:15 AM

On field by: 8:30 AM

(you will have time to take a quick break before Adrian’s performance)

Adrian College Performance 9:30 AM

Parade begins 10:30 AM


Duck Race: Saturday, August 19

All tickets (sold or unsold) need to be turned in by this Thursday. We will also sell tickets 12-3 PM the day on Saturday at the park. We need student volunteers to stand along the race route to make sure little kids do not try to dive in the creek. Please be at the creek by 3:30 if you plan to help. The race begins at 4 PM.


Band Fees

This is a reminder that your band fees were due by the end of band camp.  New member fee is $55.00 and covers the cost of shoes, shorts and t-shirt.  All upper-classmen owe a $30.00 maintenance fee to cover cleaning of uniform and the new black shoes. Extra shirts and shorts are $12 each. We can also arrange an installment payment plan, but you need to contact Mrs. Preisner.


Important Papers

At the end of last school year, everyone should have received a summer practice schedule and a calendar of the ENTIRE school year.  If that did not make it home—make sure you pick up these items on the first day of band camp (Sunday). Check out our Google Classroom to listen to recordings, download parts, and more! Our class code is: b4rn2r


Volunteer Opportunities for Parents

Our Band Boosters play a very important role in the success of our band. We need volunteers to help with concessions at Swanton Fireworks, Coupon Card sale (August/September), Corn Festival Duck Race (August), the fruit sale (September/November), football concessions, and sideline help at contests. Please contact Libby Silveous at (419) 327-7204.


Dates to Remember

August 1-31: Rehearsals Tuesday and Thursday, 8-11 AM

Saturday, August 19 Swanton Corn Festival Parade


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