Indoor Marching Band Show 2017

Posted October 16, 2017 by jherwig
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The Indoor Marching Band Show will be held on Wednesday, November 1st 2017 at 7:00PM.

  • Tickets will be available to purchase from Mr. Herwig beginning next Monday, October 23rd. The cost of tickets is $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for students.
  • Happy Ads will be made available to purchase through the Band Boosters. Stay tuned for an email from them concerning the Happy Ads.
  • Rehearsal for the show will be held on Monday, October 30th from 3:00-4:00PM. This rehearsal is mandatory, and has been listed on the October Mercer Bands calendar since the end of September.

If you have any questions concerning the Indoor Show, please contact Mr. Herwig at jherwig@mercer.k12.pa.us

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Schedule & Reminders 10/16-10/20

Posted October 15, 2017 by jherwig
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We have a very busy week coming up! Students and parents, please review the weekly schedule below. There is a lot of important info regarding rehearsal times, report times, performance times, etc., so please read thoroughly.

If you have any questions once you have read this post, please feel free to contact Mr. Herwig at jherwig@mercer.k12.pa.us

Monday 10/16

  • Combined rehearsal for all High School Concert Band and Wind Ensemble students
    • Rehearsal will run from Advisory – 4:00PM
    • This is a required rehearsal for all HS Concert Band and Wind Ensemble students

 

Tuesday 10/17

  • Combined rehearsal for all Middle School Concert Band students
    • Rehearsal will run from Advisory – Dismissal
    • This is a required rehearsal for all MS Concert Band Students
  • FALL CONCERT – 7:30PM
    • Report time for Middle School Band students is 6:15PM. All MS Concert Band students should be on the stage, ready to warm up at 6:15.
    • Report time for all High School Concert Band and Wind Ensemble students is 6:30PM. HSCB and WE students – please report to the band room. 

 

Wednesday 10/18

  • HOMECOMING PARADE – 6:30PM
    • The band room will be opened at 5:00PM.
    • All 5M members are to pick up any instruments/equipment, change into full uniform, and make your way to United Methodist Church to line up by 6:00PM.
    • We will be playing the Fight Song and “Of Pride and Patriots” for the parade.

 

Thursday 10/19

  • No scheduled band events (Whoo!)

 

Friday 10/20

  • Marching Band practice from Advisory – 4:30PM
  • HOMECOMING FB GAME – 7:00PM
    • Report time is 5:45PM

Schedule and Reminders 10/10-10/14

Posted October 10, 2017 by jherwig
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SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK:

Tuesday, 10/10:

  • Middle School Band Combined Rehearsal during Advisory

Friday, 10/13:

  • Marching Band practice from 3:00-4:15PM. The band WILL NOT be traveling to the football game at Eisenhower this week.

Saturday, 10/14:

  • Grove City College Marching Band Invitational at 7:00PM
  • The rehearsal previously scheduled for Saturday from 4:30-5:30PM has been cancelled due to a conflict with the Robotics competition. Report time for all band members on Saturday is now 5:30PM.
  • Departing for GCC at 6:00PM. All band members involved in robotics will meet us at GCC.
  • The show at Grove City College is free to attend, and will feature a handful of our local high school bands as well as the Grove City College Marching Band.

 

NEXT WEEK:

We have a busy week coming up beginning next Monday, 10/16. Here’s an early reminder of all that will be going on.

Monday, 10/16:

  • High School Concert Band and Wind Ensemble combined rehearsal from Advisory – 4:00PM.

Tuesday, 10/17: 

  • Middle School Band Combined Rehearsal during Advisory
  • Fall Band Concert at 7:30PM, report time is 6:15 for all students
  • Dress for all students is either black and white or all black. Ties and jackets are optional. No blue jeans or tennis shoes.

Wednesday, 10/18:

  • Homecoming Parade
  • Report time is 5:00PM, lining up at 6:00PM

Friday, 10/20:

  • Marching Band practice 3:00-4:15PM
  • Report time for the football game is 6:00PM

 

OCTOBER CALENDAR:

If you have not already, please download a copy of this month’s calendar, which includes the dates and times for all Mercer Bands events in the month of October. You can download it here.

 

 

 

 

Schedule and Reminders 10/2-10/6

Posted October 2, 2017 by jherwig
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Events this week:

Tuesday, 10/3

  • Booster Meeting, 7:00PM

Friday, 10/6

  • Practice 3:00-4:15PM
  • Report time 5:30PM, depart for Reynolds at 6:00PM

 

Chaperones Needed

If you are interested in chaperoning this week’s away game, please sign up at the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F054AA9AE2FA1F85-chaperones.

 

October Calendar

If you haven’t already, please download the Mercer Bands October Calendar. The calendar lists dates of all Marching Band, MS and HS Concert band, and Wind Ensemble events taking place throughout this month. You can download the calendar here.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Herwig at jherwig@mercer.k12.pa.us

 

Mercer Bands October Calendar

Posted September 27, 2017 by jherwig
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October is a very busy month for the marching band as well as the concert bands. All October events for the Middle School Concert Band, High School Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, and Marching Band are listed on the calendar (found at the link below). Please take a moment to review the calendar, and to make a note of all rehearsals, concerts, marching band performances, and report times listed.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Herwig at jherwig@mercer.k12.pa.us

Download Calendar Here: Mercer Bands October Calendar

Schedule and Reminders for 9/25-9/29

Posted September 25, 2017 by jherwig
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Friday, September 29th

  • Rehearsal from 3:00 – 4:15PM
  • Report time for the game is 5:30PM
  • Home game vs. Sharon begins at 7:00PM

 

Uniforms

  • Please remember everything we discussed during practice last Friday. We did a much better job of taking care of our uniforms Friday night, but we can still do better. Failure to follow these rules will result in permanent bleacher cleaning duty.
  • Remember that while wearing your uniform, you should not be eating or drinking anything besides water.
  • When we take off jackets at a football game, they need to be folded neatly and inside-out so that they do not get any food or drink spilled on them.
  • Make sure that your full uniform is hung neatly and placed on the racks before leaving. Pants should be hung correctly on the seams, and jackets should be fully zipped on the hanger.

 

Thank You

Thank you to our chaperones who volunteered for this past Friday’s game! Traveling to and from the game went very smoothly. We appreciate you volunteering your free time.

Travel Release Form Info

Posted September 22, 2017 by jherwig
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A few students and parents have asked about 5M members leaving from an event with family. In order to do so, a Travel Release Form must be signed and submitted to Mr. Herwig prior to the event. Parents/guardians must meet their student at the band bus at the end of the event and sign him/her out before leaving.

Travel Release Forms can be downloaded from the “Band Forms” page on the website or by clicking here.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Herwig at jherwig@mercer.k12.pa.us

Schedule and Reminders for 9/11-9/15

Posted September 11, 2017 by jherwig
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We have a busy week! Please read all of the reminders below. If you have any questions after reading, please contact Mr. Herwig at jherwig@gorockets.org.

Wednesday 9/13

  • Rehearsal beginning at 4:00PM. We will begin in the band room. Please be on time, ready to play at 4:00PM.
  • A break will be given after rehearsal. All students should report back to the high school by 5:30PM. Inspection begins at 5:30. We’ll load the buses at 5:50, and leave for Hickory HS at 6:00PM.
  • The show begins at 7:00PM. Tickets are still available to purchase from Mr. Herwig until Wednesday. $4.00 for adult tickets, $2.00 for senior/student tickets.

Friday 9/15

  • Rehearsal from 3:00-4:30PM. We will begin in the band room. Please be on time, ready to play at 3:00PM.
  • Report time for the game is 5:30PM.
  • Game vs. Slippery Rock begins at 7:00PM.

 

CHAPERONES NEEDED

We are in need of booster volunteers to chaperone any away game or festival. This past Friday, we had no parent chaperones. This forced band staff who drive the equipment van to ride on the bus as a chaperone. All equipment and instruments had to be loaded on the buses, which resulted in a very tight squeeze for the band members! If you are planning on attending any away game or event, please consider riding along on the bus as a chaperone. The 5M Band will greatly appreciate it! Clearances are required to chaperone. Information regarding clearances can be found here.

Rehearsal Added – Please Read!

Posted September 7, 2017 by jherwig
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A rehearsal has been added to our schedule for next week on Wednesday, September 13th at 4:00PM. The 13th is also the date of the Mercer County Marching Band Festival, which takes place at Hickory High School. Info regarding tickets for the show can be found here. The schedule for next Wednesday will now look like the following:

4:00PM – 5:25PM: Rehearsal

5:30PM – 5:50PM: Change/Inspection

5:50PM – 6:00PM: Load buses/Roll Call

6:00PM: Depart for Hickory HS

7:00PM: Show begins

 

An updated schedule with the new report time for Wednesday can be found here.

Any questions can be addressed to Mr. Herwig at jherwig@mercer.k12.pa.us.

This Week’s Schedule & Reminders (9/5 – 9/8)

Posted September 5, 2017 by jherwig
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  • All March-a-Thon funds are due on Tuesday, 9/5. Please place all funds and forms in a sealed envelope labeled with the student’s name.
  • Band rehearsal will take place on Friday, September 8th from 3:00PM – 4:15PM. All marching band members should report to the band room during advisory, collect all necessary equipment, and report to the field, ready to go, at 3:00PM.
  • This week’s football game is away at Sharpsville on Friday, September 8th at 7:00PM. Report time for all band members is 5:30PM.

Coming Up Next Week – Mercer County Marching Band Festival

The 37th Annual Mercer County Marching Band Festival will take place next Wednesday, September 13th at Hickory High School. The show begins at 7:00PM.

There are 60 adult tickets ($4.00) and 30 senior/student tickets ($2.00) available for pre-sale. All money earned from pre-sale tickets will go into the individual accounts of 5M members who sell them. Tickets purchased at the gates do not benefit the 5M Band. Students wishing to sell the tickets must pre-pay for the number of tickets they are taking. All pre-sale tickets can be purchased from Mr. Herwig.

If you have any questions concerning this week’s schedule or tickets for the Mercer County Marching Band Festival, please contact Mr. Herwig at jherwig@mercer.k12.pa.us.

 

 


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