1.  A friendly reminder that marching band rehearsals begin this Monday at 8:00 AM.  Please be in your seats and ready to play at 7:55AM.  Do not walk in the door at 7:59 and expect a positive outcome.

2.  Please note that summer rehearsals are not optional.  If you are not there (and haven’t previously emailed Mr. Smith about a vacation), your spot will be given to someone who is there.

3.  Bring all music, instruments, flip folders, and lyres.  We will be outside for part of Monday.

4.  Wear comfortable shoes.  No flip flops or sandals are permitted.  Rookies:  It’s a good idea to wear your brand new marching band shoes to these rehearsals so you can break them in before the parade.

5.  We will give you water breaks each hour.  It is YOUR responsibility to bring water jugs, etc.  You will not have time to run inside to use the drinking fountain…bring it to the field with you!

6.  No complaining.  Only smiles on Monday!  We will have as successful a year as your attitudes permit!

7.  If you haven’t memorized La Pantera yet, get busy.

8.  Leadership Team:  Keep your eyes glued to the band website on Thursday morning.  If it rains a lot on Wednesday, you need to check the band website BEFORE you leave for Bolivar!  Email announcements don’t always get pushed out in time, but the website updates are immediate.  Keep your fingers crossed that the river is not too high!