Raider Band Weekly Update Oct 15 - Oct 20

Raider Band Students and Parents,



Sorry for the delay in sending you this email! Between prepping for the football game and handling many logistics for TMC, I simply forgot. I'm human. :-]


Speaking of TMC - WOW! Great job everyone! Thank you parent and student volunteers for everything you did to provide the best experience possible for everyone as we dealt with weather and all the other logistics that went in to yesterday’s event!


It all was an incredible example of what we're all capable of when we come together and work toward a shared goal. Thank you for representing the Raider Band and the Cedar Ridge Community so well!


I’d be remiss if I didn’t recognize Amy Patterson and our executive booster board parents who have been organizing and planning this event for months now - THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!



UIL Marching Contests Coming Up

Itinerary for Region UIL on Saturday 10/20 is attached to this email.

The band must receive a “1” at Region to advance to Area. The UIL Area Contest is on Saturday 10/27 at Heroes Stadium in San Antonio. The Area contest is in Prelims-Finals format. The top 10 bands from prelims compete in finals. The top four or five bands in finals will advance to the UIL State Marching Contest. We will not know the schedule for Area until around Wednesday 10/24, but plan for an entire-day event.


“Spirit Night” on Monday @ Hat Creek

Starting at 5pm at the Hat Creek on highway 79, tell them you’re with the band and part of your purchase will be donated to the band program! Thank you!


Next Week’s Schedule


Monday October 15th

7:30-8:30am Woodwind and Brass ONLY Rehearsal


Tuesday October 16th

5pm-8pm Full Ensemble Rehearsal


Wednesday October 17th

7:45-8:45am Percussion Region Masterclass

4:45-6:30pm Front Line Ensemble and Battery ONLY Rehearsal - Clinician in town to work with you

5:00-7:00pm Colorguard ONLY Rehearsal


Thursday October 18th

5pm-8pm Full Ensemble Rehearsal


Friday October 19th - Game Day vs Vista Ridge HS @ Gupton Stadium in Leander ISD

4:00pm Release from class

4:10pm Outdoor Ensemble Game Preparation

4:45pm Outdoor Preparation Ends

4:50pm Get food, eat inside, change clothes - purple show shirt under uniform

5:15pm Buses hopefully begin arriving

5:25pm Inspection outside

5:35pm Buses have (hopefully) arrived - Load buses

5:40pm Depart for LISD Gupton Stadium

6:20pm (approx) Arrive, move in to stands

6:50pm School Song

6:55pm Fight Song

7:00pm Kickoff

8:30pm Halftime (approx)

9:30pm End of game (approx)

9:45pm Load buses, depart

10:30pm Arrive back to CRHS (approx)



Saturday October 20th - UIL Region Marching Band Evaluation @ Kelly Reeves

7:30pm Performance Time; Schedule Attached.


Looking Further Ahead

October 22 Band Fee Payment Plan Deposit Due; San Fran Payment Plan Deposit Due

October 26 Football vs Round Rock @ Kelly Reeves (we’re “Home”)

October 27 UIL Area Marching Contest, Heroes Stadium in San Antonio; schedule TBA

This marching contest will qualify the top four or five bands to advance to State.

November 2 BOA San Antonio Preliminary Performance in the Alamodome (schedule TBA)

Football vs McNeil @ Kelly Reeves

November 3 BOA San Antonio Finals Contest (top 14 of 85 bands perform in finals)

November 5 UIL State Marching Contest Prelims (must qualify through UIL Area contest)

November 6 UIL State Marching Contest Finals (must qualify)



Thank you everyone!


John Peterson