Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Marching Crusaders: Week of September 29, 2014

Congratulations to everyone on a great Homecoming game performance last Saturday!

This week, only the Crusettes are practicing Wednesday evening.
Musicians will have no further Wednesday evening rehearsals for the remainder of the season.
We'll do a half-time show run-through rehearsal on Friday before we leave for the game at
Avonworth.
Also note the Marching Crusaders Musicians will be leading the music sessions for 8th grade day on October 10th.  As classes are not in session that day, please begin to make arrangements for transportation.
Details on the banquet and other end-of-season activities will be published early next week.

The weather has been absolutely awesome.  Let's hope that trend continues!

October 1, 2014
6:00pm-7:15pm - Crusette Practice

October 2, 2014
7:00pm - Band Parents Executive Committee Meeting

October 3, 2014
Away Football vs. Avonworth
4:45pm - Full Band run-through rehearsal and finish loading truck
5:45pm - Bus departs BC
7:00pm - Kickoff

October 10, 2014
Marching Crusaders Musicians lead BC 8th Grade Day Music Sessions
Morning through early afternoon
Details to come

October 10, 2014
Away Football vs. OLSH (at Robert Morris University Stadium)
5:45pm - Full Band run-through rehearsal and load truck
6:45pm - Bus departs BC
8:00pm - Kickoff

Monday, September 22, 2014

Marching Crusaders: Week of September 22, 2014

It's Spirit Week and Homecoming here at Bishop Canevin!

Parents, please ensure that your member's uniform has been cleaned and pressed before the game on Saturday.  As we are at the half-way point, some are looking rather unkempt.

September 24, 2014
6:00pm-7:00pm - Crusette Practice
7:00pm-7:30pm - Full Band Rehearsal
7:30pm-8:30pm - Musician Practice

September 27, 2014 - Homecoming
Home Football vs. Chartiers-Houston
Day begins at 4:15pm with Dinner at School (provided by Band Parents)
5:20pm - Bus departs BC for stadium
5:45pm - Load into stadium, chaperones prep bleachers, snacks, water, etc
6:00pm - Hospitality prep for Visiting Band. Greet on arrival, assist as needed
6:30pm - Tunnel
6:45pm - Pregame
7:00pm - Kickoff
Note: Members are to be picked up at Stadium at the end of the game.

October 1, 2014
6:15pm-7:30pm - Crusette Practice

October 3, 2014
Away Football vs. Avonworth
4:45pm - Run through rehearsal and finish loading truck
5:45pm - Bus departs BC
7:00pm - Kickoff

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Marching Crusaders: Week of September 14, 2014

This week, we have our annual performance at the Crusader Classic Golf-outing on Monday and an away football game at Fort Cherry on Friday.  Note there is no Wednesday evening rehearsal this week due to Meet the Teacher Night.

As of Saturday, many have not turned in their permission forms for the Golf Outing.  Being a school day, Mr. J must have one from each member.  Download Permission Form here.  Once signed, you may scan it and email it to him or turn it in to him BEFORE Homeroom Period tomorrow.

September 15, 2014 - Crusader Classic Golf Outing
Morning performance at Chartiers Country Club
Report to Music Room at the end of Homeroom Period
Lunch will be provided.
You will attend your periods 8 and 9 classes.
Crusettes, you will wear Crusette uniforms (wear them to school).  Musicians, you will wear the standard school uniform - preferably navy polo and khaki pants.

September 17, 2014
No rehearsal. This is Meet the Teacher Night.

September 19, 2014
Away Football vs. Fort Cherry
5:00pm - Half-time show run through rehearsal and load truck
6:00pm - Bus departs BC
7:30pm - Kickoff

Friday, September 12, 2014

Marching Crusaders: Update to Saturday, September 13th Schedule

Due to possible rain and a Grade School Volleyball Torunament at the school, we will not rehearse on Saturday, September 13th.  We will still have dinner at the school as planned.  Below is the schedule.  Senior parents, please remember the Senior Recognition arrangements indicated by the letter mailed to you from the Athletic Department.

See you all tomorrow!

September 13, 2014 - Senior Night
Home Football vs. Northgate
No rehearsal
4:00pm - Dinner at school provided by Band Parents/Finish Loading Truck
5:20pm - Bus departs for Dormont Stadium
5:45pm - Load in to stadium, Chaperones assist, prep bleachers, snacks, water,etc
6:00pm - Hospitality committee prep for visiting band, greet upon arrival, assist as needed
6:15pm - Senior Parent Line-up per letter from Athletic Department
6;15pm - Marching Crusaders Tunnel
6:20pm - Senior Recognition begins
7:00pm - Kickoff
Note: Members are to be picked up at Dormont Stadium following the game.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Marching Crusaders: Week of September 8, 2014

The next eight days are happily busy for the Marching Crusaders.  We have three performances: The Kickoff Assembly, Football at Home vs. Northgate and the Crusader Classic Golf Outing.  The schedule is below.  Further details for the golf outing will be posted later this week.

September 9, 2014
2:30pm-4:30pm - Crusette Practice

September 10, 2014
6:30pm-8:30pm - Crusette Practice
7:00pm-8:30pm - Musicians Rehearsal

September 11, 2014
6:30pm-8:30pm - Crusette Practice

September 12, 2014
Report to Gym at the end of Period 8
1:15pm - Kickoff Assembly

September 13, 2014 - Senior Night
Home Football vs. Northgate
Day begins at 2:30pm with Full Band Rehearsal
Dinner provided by Band Parents
5:40pm - Bus departs for Dormont Stadium
6:30pm - Warmup/Tunnel
7:00pm - Kickoff
Note: Members are to be picked up at Dormont Stadium following the game.

September 15, 2014 - Crusader Classic Golf Outing
Wear uniforms to school.
Report to Music Room at the end of Homeroom Period
Morning performance at Chartiers Country Club
Lunch will be provided.
You will attend your periods 8 and 9 classes.

September 17, 2014
No rehearsal. This is "Meet the Teachers" night.

September 19, 2014
Away Football vs. Fort Cherry
6:00pm - Bus departs BC
7:30pm - Kickoff

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Marching Crusaders: Week of September 2, 2014

September 2, 2014
2:30pm-5:00pm - Crusette Practice

September 3, 2014
6:00pm-7:00pm - Crusette Practice
7:00pm-8:30pm - Full Band Rehearsal

September 4, 2014
7:00pm-9:00pm - Crusette Practice

September 5, 2014
Away Football vs. Union Area
4:45pm - Load Truck
5:15pm - Bus departs BC
7:30pm - Kickoff

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Marching Crusaders: Final Schedule for Saturday, August 30 - First Home Game


It's here, our first performance of the season!  The BC community is thrilled to have a full marching band back on the field this year.  The support our entire ensemble is receiving from the BC administration, faculty and staff is awesome!

First, rehearsal reminders for Crusettes on Thursday, August 28, 7:00pm-9:00pm and Musicians on Friday, August 29, 3:00pm-4:30pm.


Our schedule for Saturday, August 30:
2:30pm - Report to BC for rehearsal (bring your uniforms, don't wear them to rehearsal)
4:00pm - Dinner (provided by Band Parents), load truck and dress in uniform
5:40pm - Bus departs for Dormont Stadium
6:00pm - Arrive at stadium, unload truck, Chaperones ready bleachers, Hospitality Committee prepare for visiting band and greet them upon their arrival
6:35pm - Tunnel for Pregame
7:00pm - Kickoff

Band members who drive may drive themselves to the stadium with an email from their parent/guardian to Mr. J stating they may do so.  All other band members must ride the bus to the stadium.  The bus will not be returning to BC following the game, therefore families should make transportation arrangements for their members.

Questions?  As always, email Mr. J

WE ARE BC!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Marching Crusaders: Week of August 25, 2014

WE ARE BC!

Welcome back to school everyone!

This is it!  Our first performance is this Saturday!

August 26, 2014
2:30pm-5:00pm - Crusette Practice

August 28, 2014
7:00pm-9:00pm - Crusette Practice

August 29, 2014
3:00pm-4:30pm - Musician Rehearsal

August 30, 2014
Home Football vs. Riverside
Day begins at 2:30pm with Full Band Rehearsal at BC
Dinner provided by Band Parents
Mass
Bus transportation will be provided to Dormont Stadium
Students who drive may do so with an email from their parent.
Members should be picked up at the stadium after the game
6:15pm - warmup
6:45pm - Pregame
7:00pm - Kickoff

September 2, 2014
2:30pm-5:00pm - Crusette Practice

September 3, 2014
6:00pm-7:00pm - Crusette Practice
7:00pm-8:30pm - Full Band Rehearsal

September 4, 2014
7:00pm-9:00pm - Crusette Practice

September 5, 2014
Away Football vs. Union Area
5:15pm - Bus departs BC
7:30pm - Kickoff


Friday, August 15, 2014

Marching Crusaders: Remaining Schedule Finalized

The Marching Crusaders remaining summer and the fall schedule are finalized.  You'll notice the remaining rehearsals have been filled in.  In a few cases, there are conflicts between rehearsals, athletic practices and school schedules for our Apprentice Members.  Mr J is aware of those, but please email him with any questions.

The weather for the car wash tomorrow looks perfect!  Pass the word and drum up (pun is definitely intended) some business!

Marching Crusaders Schedule

Monday, August 11, 2014

Marching Crusaders Week of August 11, 2014

August 11, 2014
7:00pm - Band Parents Executive Committee

August 12, 2014
7:30am-9:00am - Crusette Pictures
8:30am-10:00am - Full Band and Musician Pictures
10:00am-Noon - Full Band Rehearsal
Noon-3:00pm - Drumline Rehearsal with Mr. Teare (bring a lunch)

August 13, 2014
7:30am-9:30am - Crusette Practice

August 14, 2014
7:30am-9:00am - Crusette Practice
9:00am-10:30am - Full Band Rehearsal
10:30am-Noon - Musician Rehearsal
Noon-3:00pm - Drumline Rehearsal with Mr. Teare (bring a lunch)

August 16, 2014
9:00am-12:30pm - Full Band Car Wash
First Commonwealth Bank (Intersection of Poplar and Mansfield, next to Vincents)

August 18, 2014
7:00pm-8:30pm - Full Band Rehearsal
7:00pm-8:30pm - Band Parents General Meeting