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MARCHING MUSTANGS ST. RITA SCHEDULE

Here’s the schedule for the St. Rita marching competition. The band will need help with moving equipment both at RMHS and at St. Rita, video recording the performance, and other things, so please use the button on the Volunteer page to sign up for whatever tasks you can help with. People will be on-hand to show us what needs to be done, so even if you haven’t volunteered before, come on down and do whatever you can.

Sunday, October 5
St. Rita of Cascia High School
7740 South Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60620

You can download the detailed schedule and see a map below.

 Marching Mustangs St. Rita Schedule

10:30 AM Doors to band room open
10:45 AM Practice begins ON TIME in 2014 theme T-shirts, black socks, and marching shoes
12:00 PM Practice ends -Eat a light snack/lunch that you brought with or use vending machines—clean up after yourselves!
12:30 PM Finish loading buses & truck—make sure you have ALL uniform parts, instrument, equipment, etc.
12:45 PM Leave for St. Rita HS
2:00 PM Arrive at competition
2:20 PM Change into uniform and unload buses and truck
2:35 PM Go to warmup area
2:45 PM Warm up
3:15 PM Leave for performance field
3:30 PM Perform our show “THE FAR EAST”
3:45 PM Load buses and change out of uniform
4:00 PM Go into stadium to either eat or back to stands to watch Carl Sandburg, Grayslake Central, Grayslake North, Glenbrook South, and St. Rita bands. Try to stay together as a group. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. (By writing up three bands’ performances, you can earn a concert credit.) You may not leave the campus at anytime.
5:10 PM Awards ceremony (drum majors only)
5:30 PM Load buses
5:35 PM Leave for RMHS
6:50 PM Arrive back at RMHS and put away all equipment and uniforms

 


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UPCOMING MARCHING MUSTANG EVENTS

flag_purpleFresh off of their second place finishes at Grayslake Marching Band Competition and the Chicagoland Marching Band Festival, the award-winning RMHS Marching Mustangs will host their annual Junior High Band Night on Thursday, October 2 at the home football game (Thursday is correct!). The following Sunday, October 5, the band travels to Chicago for the St. Rita Marching Band Festival. The students love an enthusiastic crowd. The show is very exciting and full of pageantry, musicianship, and karate-ography. Don’t miss your chance to see the students perform this awesome show! If you available, the boosters could also use some help at these events. Please visit the Volunteer page and scroll down to the events list to sign up.

MARCHING MUSTANGS TAKE 2ND PLACE AT WHEELING

Congratulations to the RMHS Marching Mustangs on their second-place finish is Class AA at the prestigious 2014 Chicagoland Marching Band Festival at Wheeling High School. Way to go!

THEME T-SHIRTS

shirt_poloThere has been a growing interest in families wanting to purchase the MM “FAR EAST” THEME T-SHIRT.  We have some extras right now, and can place an order for more.  If you would like one, please send an email with the size(s) and quantity to Mr. Buti (chris.buti@d214.org).  The red theme t-shirts are 100% cotton and cost $15 each.  If paying by check, please make it out to RMHS.  Thanks for you support and for cheering on the MM.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THIS WEEKEND

My apologies for not having the Wheeling volunteer link up sooner. It is now active. Should you be available and wish to help out this weekend with the Wheeling marching band competition or the home football game on Friday, please go to the Volunteer page, scroll down and click the SIGN UP link . . .

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BUTTER BRAID PICKUP TOMORROW

Be sure to pick up your Butter Braid order tomorrow, Tuesday, September 16, from 5:30 to 7:00 PM in the RMHS back cafeteria. If you have any questions or you’re unable to pick up your order, please contact Karina Corradi at butterbraidsale@rmhsmusicboosters.com to make other arrangements since we don’t have facilities to store . . .

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GRAYSLAKE RESULTS AND UPCOMING SCHEDULE

On September 14th, the Marching Mustangs competed in the Grayslake North Marching Festival. In class AAA, the Marching Mustangs took 2nd place, narrowly behind 1st place by a mere 1.125. In addition, the group took 1st place Best Flags. Be sure to check out a video of the performance on the RMHS Music . . .

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