Raider Band Weekly Update Oct 8 - Oct 13

What a crazy-but-awesome weekend we had! Students, we were all so incredibly impressed with your commitment to each other and your dedication as you all came to 6:50AM rehearsal on Saturday and went through the day to show everyone what this year’s Raider Band is all about! BRAVO!

As we discussed Tuesday afternoon, we’re not done yet! We have approximately 30 hours of rehearsal remaining as we continue to develop, clean, and polish your marching show as we drive toward the end of the marching season together.

Enjoy your four day weekend, but PLEASE practice at some point and come back refreshed and ready to hit the ground running.

Texas Marching Classic - Saturday October 13th

If you’ve already signed up to help run our biggest fundraiser, thank you! If not, then here’s the sign up link, utilize the tabs at the top of the page to see different positions that need filled:

Our band performs at our Texas Marching Classic. I have included the schedule toward the end of this email.

Colorguard Spin & Dance Clinic - Saturday October 6th

Great opportunity for our current colorguard students and/or students who might be interested in joining colorguard. Sign up here:

Next Week’s Schedule

Monday October 8th

No School, No Rehearsal

Tuesday October 9th

No School, but Full Ensemble Rehearsal 5pm-8pm

Wednesday October 10th

7:45-8:45am    Percussion Region Masterclass

4:45-6:30pm    Front Line Ensemble and Battery ONLY Rehearsal

5:00-7:00pm    Colorguard ONLY Rehearsal

Thursday October 11th

5pm-8pm    Full Ensemble Rehearsal

Friday October 12th - Game Day vs Hendrickson HS @ RRHS Dragon Stadium (we’re “Home”)

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

5:35pm        Inspection outside

5:45pm        Buses have (hopefully) arrived - Load buses

5:50pm        Depart for RRHS Dragon 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 13th - Texas Marching Classic (hosted by Cedar Ridge Band Boosters)

Student Schedule: (Note: You need to provide your own transportation to and from Kelly Reeves.)

8am-4pm    We ask that you volunteer at this major event that supports your band program

4:30pm        Meet at north gate for field entry for rehearsal

        Rehearsal Uniform = Performance Shirt, Athletic Shorts, Shakos, Marching Shoes, Black socks

5:00-6:30pm    Rehearsal in Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex (enter as soon as Prelims Awards are done)

6:30-7:15pm    Change in to uniform (we will bring your uniform to K.R.A.C. for you)

7:15-7:25pm    Regroup in concert arcs in the endzone

7:30pm        Raider Band Exhibition Performance in Finals of Texas Marching Classic

7:45pm        Performance Ends, exit south gate

        Change & continue to volunteer or go home

Looking Further Ahead

October 19        Football vs Vista Ridge @ Leander ISD Gupton Stadium

October 20        UIL Region Marching Evaluation @ Kelly Reeves @ 7:30pm, Schedule TBD

October 22        Band Fee Payment Plan Deposit Due

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

October 27        UIL Area Marching Contest, Hero Stadium in San Antonio

            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)

Have a great holiday break and safe travels!

John Peterson