Yesterday, we just finished with Pre-Season Week 2012, and as a Senior, I must say it was the best one yet!
It all began on Monday when Tau Beta, K-Psi & Leadership assisted in helping the freshmen move into their dorms. At about 12:00, the members of GWB came to McCrary to receive their backpacks and meet their leaders! :3 The backpacks that every member received included their Nike Dry-Fit shirt, Nike Polo, Hat, Water Bottle, Nike Shoes, and name tags/lanyard!
Needless to say, the apparel for this season is soooooo awesome! :3
We're trying something new this year! We were each issued a lanyard with our names laminated and placed inside each of the tag holders. On the back of your laminated name tag is a bar code that will be used to take attendance at each rehearsal! :3 Before rehearsal begins, you just go up to the designated staff member and have them scan your name! So convenient and awesome!
Another awesome thing about this is that when we receive coordinate sheets, they are cut so that we can place them inside of our tag holder! No more lost coordinates! :3 To go a step further, once a show is complete and we have our final coordinate for that show, they will be laminated and hole punched so we can keep them on our lanyard.... I'm super excited about this because I end up being "one of those people" who forgets their coordinate sheet! :3
7:45 Leadership Meeting
8:00 Marching Rehearsal at Edge Field!
10:15 Music Rehearsal in Jones
11:45 Lunch with Sections
1:45 Music Rehearsal in Jones
3:30 Instructional Time
4:30 Dinner with Min-Cons
6:30 Marching Rehearsal at Edge Field
8:30 Commence Night Activities! (Tuesday: Section Unity; Wednesday: Min-Con Night; Thursday: Band Unity)
I think the format of the schedule made band week much more bearable than in the past. We weren't outside very long, and for the 2 hour blocks outside we were super productive! We have already learned all of pregame!! :3
The flute section has a whopping 30 members this year! And get this: there are 16 veterans and 14 newbies!!! We have a great section and I cannot wait to see what my last season in the Golden Wave Band will bring! :3
<3 ITB <3