Monday, August 22, 2016

Marching Crusaders Weekly News: August 22, 2016

The start of the school year has arrived!  Are you all ready to go? 

Following is the schedule for the next several weeks and below that is the link to the calendar for the entire season.

Parents, please take a look at the two emails from Tracey Hnat that I forwarded earlier this morning.


Tuesday, August 23, 2016
2:30pm-5:00pm - Crusettes Practice (Juniors may stay in the Music Room between dismissal and practice)
7:30pm-9:00pm - Winds, Pit, Drumline Rehearsal

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
6:30pm-7:30pm - Crusettes Practice
7:30pm-9:00pm - Full Ensemble Rehearsal

Thursday, August 25, 2016
2:30pm-5:00pm - Crusettes Practice

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
7:30pm-9:00pm - Full Ensemble Rehearsal

Thursday, September 1, 2016
6:30pm-7:30pm - Crusettes Practice
7:30pm-9:00pm - Full Ensemble Rehearsal

Friday, September 2, 2016 - Away Football at Clairton
4:00pm - Dinner
5:00pm - Bus departs BC
7:00pm - Game Time

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
6:30pm-8:00pm - Crusettes Practice
7:30pm-9:00pm - Drumline Only (No Winds, No Pit)

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
6:30pm-7:30pm - Crusettes Practice
7:30pm-9:00pm - Full Ensemble Rehearsal

Thursday, September 8, 2016
6:30pm-8:00pm - Crusettes Practice

Friday, September 9, 2016
Fall Spirit Assembly (Sometime during the school day)

Saturday, September 10, 2016 - HOME Football vs. Burgettstown
6:00pm - Report to Dormont Stadium and Load In
6:30pm - Warm up
6:45pm - Pregame
7:00pm - Game Time

Monday, September 12, 2016
Morning - Perform for Opening of Annual BC Golf Outing

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
No rehearsal.  Meet the Teachers Night

Friday, September 16, 2016 - HOME Football vs. Leechburg (Senior Night)
5:45pm - Report to Dormont Stadium and Load In
6:15pm - Warm up
6:30pm - Senior Recognition and Pregame
7:00pm - Game Time

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
6:30pm-7:30pm - Crusettes Practice
7:30pm-9:00pm - Full Ensemble Rehearsal

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - Away Football at Riverview (Oakmont)
10:15am - Report and Bus Departs
12:00pm - Game Time

Click here for the entire season calendar.


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Tonight's Marching Crusaders Rehearsal is cancelled

Tonight's Marching Crusaders Rehearsal is cancelled due to what looks like will be continuing rain.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Marching Crusaders Weekly News: Monday, August 15, 2016

Following is the schedule for the next several weeks.  Below that is link the to the calendar for the entire season.

Please note the following:

-Tomorrow evening's rehearsal for Musicians has been changed to just the Drumline.  Winds and Pit have the night off.

-Full Ensemble rehearsals are Wednesday evenings, except for the week of August 22nd, where it is scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday evening as that is our last set of rehearsals before our first performance.

-After this week, Crusette practices move to after school and evening.

-Parents, please keep an eye out this week for an email from the Band Parents Executive Committee.  Included will be important updates from last week's Band Parents Meeting, status of fundraising and parent volunteer slots that have yet to be filled.

I think that's it for now.  I hope you enjoy your last week of summer vacation!

Mr. J

Tuesday, August 16, 20167:30am-9:30am - Crusettes Practice
7:30pm-9:00pm - Drumline Only (No Winds, No Pit)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
7:30am-9:30am - Crusettes Practice
7:30pm-9:00pm - Full Ensemble Rehearsal

Thursday, August 18, 2016 
Crusettes Practice cancelled

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
2:30pm-5:00pm - Crusettes Practice (Juniors may stay in the Music Room between dismissal and practice)
7:30pm-9:00pm - Winds, Pit, Drumline Rehearsal

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
6:30pm-7:30pm - Crusettes Practice
7:30pm-9:00pm - Full Ensemble Rehearsal

Thursday, August 25, 2016
2:30pm-5:00pm - Crusettes Practice

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
7:30pm-9:00pm - Full Ensemble Rehearsal

Thursday, September 1, 2016
6:30pm-7:30pm - Crusettes Practice
7:30pm-9:00pm - Full Ensemble Rehearsal

Friday, September 2, 2016 - Away Football at Clairton
4:00pm - Dinner
5:00pm - Bus departs BC
7:00pm - Game Time

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
6:30pm-8:00pm - Crusettes Practice
7:30pm-9:00pm - Drumline Only (No Winds, No Pit)

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
6:30pm-7:30pm - Crusettes Practice
7:30pm-9:00pm - Full Ensemble Rehearsal

Thursday, September 8, 2016
6:30pm-8:00pm - Crusettes Practice

Friday, September 9, 2016
Fall Spirit Assembly (Sometime during the school day)

Saturday, September 10, 2016 - HOME Football vs. Burgettstown
6:00pm - Report to Dormont Stadium and Load In
6:30pm - Warm up
6:45pm - Pregame
7:00pm - Game Time

Monday, September 12, 2016
Morning - Perform for Opening of Annual BC Golf Outing

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
No rehearsal.  Meet the Teachers Night

Friday, September 16, 2016 - HOME Football vs. Leechburg (Senior Night)
5:45pm - Report to Dormont Stadium and Load In
6:15pm - Warm up
6:30pm - Senior Recognition and Pregame
7:00pm - Game Time

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
6:30pm-7:30pm - Crusettes Practice
7:30pm-9:00pm - Full Ensemble Rehearsal

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - Away Football at Riverview (Oakmont)
10:15am - Report and Bus Departs
12:00pm - Game Time

Click here to see the entire calendar.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Marching Crusaders Weekly News: August 8, 2016

Happy Monday everyone!

Congratulations to all of you for last week's exceptionally successful band camp!  We are well on our way to having the best Marching Crusaders performance season in a number of years! 

As we move through these weeks of athletic camps, start up of other activities and prepare for the start of classes, please begin to think about managing your many responsibilities and the time required by each.  After such success last week, I would hate to see us take a few steps backward.

Schedule for this week:

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
7:30am-9:30am - Crusettes Practice
7:30pm-9:00pm - Picture Night

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
7:30am-9:30am - Crusettes Practice
7:30pm-9:00pm - Full Ensemble Rehearsal
7:30pm - Band Parents Full Membership Meeting

Thursday, August 11, 2016
7:30am-9:30am - Crusettes Practice

Saturday, August 13, 2016
9:00am-1:00pm - Car Wash at First Commonwealth Bank, Mansfield and Poplar (Greentree)

Tuesday's pictures will be in full uniform. Musicians, we don't use hats for the group pictures, but bring your hat if you want it for your individual pictures.

Please take a few moments to review the Care of Musicians Uniforms document attached to this email.  Our uniforms are 13 years old and are beginning to show their age.  With everyone's help, we can certainly get a few more seasons out of them.

Wednesday's Band Parents Meeting will be held in the cafeteria with the Executive Committee.  Any parent who is unable to attend should email Mrs. Hnat. This important meeting is to finalize the many volunteers needed for the season and also to finalize the necessary fundraising yet to be undertaken.

Saturday is our last Car Wash of the season.  If you are unable to attend, please email Mrs. Hnat.

It is possible we will have hot weather for the first football game or two, so please have the following ready to go in case we decide to not perform in full uniform:
Musicians: Band Camp t-shirt, Khaki Shorts, Black Socks (low cut), Marching Shoes
Crusettes: Band Camp t-shirts, Navy Softee Shorts, White Keds

As always, please keep up to date with the full Marching Crusaders Calendar here.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Marching Crusaders: Weekly News for July 18, 2016

Thank you to everyone who participated in last Saturday's car wash!
The weather was great and we didn't have to deal with Parkway West detours!

Rehearsals resume for everyone this week.  Also, tomorrow is shoe/boot fitting day.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
7:30am-9:30am - Crusettes Practice and Boot Fitting/Orders
8:00am-10:30am - Winds, Pit, Drumline Rehearsal and Shoe Fitting/Orders

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
7:30am-9:30am - Crusettes Practice
8:00am-10:30am - Drumline Rehearsal (no Winds or Pit)

Thursday, July 21, 2016
7:30am-9:30am - Crusettes Practice
 

As always keep your eye on the calendar.  You can find it at the link below.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

June Crusettes Practices Updated

June Crusettes practices have been updated due to the Mission Trip.

Check out the calendar.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Marching Crusaders Calendar is Updated

The Marching Crusaders Calendar has been updated with most fall performances, fall rehearsals and summer car washes.

Marching Crusaders Calendar

Also remember tonight's Kick Off!
6:00pm - Crusettes Parents
7:00pm - All Members and Parents

Monday, February 22, 2016

2016 Marching Crusaders Schedule is Posted

The 2016 Marching Crusader Schedule is posted. Drum Major Interviews, Crusettes Tryouts, Summer Meetings and Rehearsals as well as football game dates are listed.  There is much to be added for next fall, but aside from fundraisers, the summer schedule is pretty much complete.

2016 Marching Crusaders Schedule

Monday, November 9, 2015

News for the week of November 9, 2015

Friday's Quarter Final Playoff against North Catholic is at Deer Lakes High School.  Game time is 7:30pm.  The Marching Crusaders bus will depart BC at 5:15pm.  Due to Friday rush hour traffic, families who are going to the game should allow about 60 minutes driving time from BCHS area. 

The current weather forecast suggests it will be a cold damp evening, so plan accordingly with Under Armor and raincoats.

Parents, we are in need of volunteers this week: four Chaperones (at least one who is a man), one Truck Driver and two Field Crew.  Please email Mrs. Ranalli (sranalli@omnihotels.com) if you are able to volunteer.

Also parents, if any of you would like to watch the field show from the press box, we are in need of show announcer this week.  If you are interested, please email me.

There will be a short Pep Rally at the end of the school day on Friday.  Musicians are dismissed from period 9 to set up/warm up.

Stay tuned for two additional emails concerning the Banquet and the Sweet Fundraiser.

ON CRUSADERS!!!!!!!

Friday, November 13, 2015
Pep Rally
Football WPIAL Quarter Final vs. North Catholic AT Deer Lakes High School
Pep Rally towards the end of the school day. Musicians only for this one. Musicians are dismissed from period 9 to set up/warm up.
5:15pm - Bus departs for Deer Lakes High School
11:30pm(ish) - Bus arrives back at BC/Unload Truck

Monday, November 16, 2015
Banquet Reservations Due
Sweet Fundraiser Orders Due

Friday, November 20, 2015
Potential Football WPIAL Semi Final (neutral site tbd)
Bus departure and return times will be determined once we know where the game will be played

Saturday, November 27, 2015
Potential Football WPIAL Championship at Heinz Field
Bus departure and return times will be determined once we know the game time

Sunday, November 22, 2015
5:00pm-9:00pm - Banquet

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Sweet Fundraiser Orders Delivered

Monday, November 2, 2015

Marching Crusaders: News for week of November 2, 2015

Good job with your halftime performance last Saturday!

Playoff game this week.  Any parent who can volunteer as a chaperone or field crew, please email Mrs. Ranalli.

Once again, it's time to consider having your uniforms cleaned and pressed.  We're getting a bit wrinkly.  Also, take a look at your shoes.  Many appear to need spruced up a bit as well.

Members were given sales forms at last Saturday's game for the Sweet Shoppe Fundraiser.  We'll also be sending electronic copies via email this week.

Banquet information will be coming soon so stay tuned.

ON CRUSADERS!
Mr. J

Friday, November 6, 2015
WPIAL Playoff Game at Dormont Stadium
6:15pm - Report directly to Dormont Stadium/Load in
6:30pm - Greet Visiting Band
7:15pm - Pregame
7:30pm - Kickoff
10:00pm - Parents pick up members at the stadium

Friday, November 13, 2015
Potential Football WPIAL Quarter Final (neutral site tbd)
Bus departure and return times will be determined once we know where the game will be played

Friday, November 20, 2015
Potential Football WPIAL Semi-final (neutral site tbd)
Bus departure and return times will be determined once we know where the game will be played

Saturday, November 27, 2015
Potential Football WPIAL Championship at Heinz Field
Bus departure and return times will be determined once we know the game time

Sunday, November 22, 2015


5:00pm-9:00pm - Banquet