Monday, November 7, 2016

Marching Crusaders Weekly News: November 7, 2016

Our team's decisive win last Saturday advances us to the second week of playoffs.  We will be playing Northgate at Hampton High School. The schedule is below.

ON CRUSADERS!

Friday, November 11, 2016 - Playoff vs. Northgate AT Hampton High School
5:45pm - Bus departs BC
7:30pm - Kickoff

Friday, November 18, 2016
Possible Playoff Game

Saturday, November 26, 2016
Possible WPIAL Championship Game (morning, afternoon or evening)

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - BANQUET
5:00pm - Pittsburgh Airport Marriott

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Marching Crusaders Schedule Update

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - Home Playoff Game vs. California Area
6:15pm - Report to Dormont Stadium and Load In
6:30pm - Warmup in the end zone
6:45pm - Pregame
7:00pm - Kickoff

Friday, November 11, 2016
Possible Playoff Game

Friday, November 18, 2016
Possible Playoff Game

Saturday, November 26, 2016
Possible WPIAL Championship Game (morning, afternoon or evening)

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - BANQUET
5:00pm - Pittsburgh Airport Marriott

Monday, October 24, 2016

Marching Crusaders Weekly News: October 24, 2016

Thanks to all for a great Saturday evening football game!  If you haven't done so yet, please sign up to help with this weekend's Boo Bingo.  The signup sheet is outside Mr. J's office.  Also, this would be a good week to launder and press your uniforms!

The Journey continues!

Friday, October 28, 2016 - Away Football at Carmichaels
3:45pm - Dinner in the Cafeteria
4:45pm - Bus departs BC
7:00pm - Game Time

Saturday, October 29, 2016
4:00pm-6:00pm - Boo Bingo Pre-setup

Sunday, October 30, 2016
9:00am-4:00pm - Boo Bingo

Friday or Saturday, November 4 or 5, 2016
Definite Playoff Game  - details available on Monday, October 31st

Friday, November 11, 2016
Possible Playoff Game

Friday, November 18, 2016
Possible Playoff Game

Saturday, November 26, 2016
Possible WPIAL Championship Game (morning, afternoon or evening)

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - BANQUET
5:00pm - Pittsburgh Airport Marriott

Monday, October 17, 2016

Marching Crusaders Weekly News: October 17, 2016

Good performance last Friday evening.  Mr. Schultz informs me the Springdale crowd sang along with your show.  I think that is a great indicator of their enjoyment of your performance!

Take note of the added playoff games and banquet date on the calendar below.

The Journey continues!

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - HOME Football vs. Greensburg Central Catholic
6:00pm - Report to Dormont Stadium and Load In
6:30pm - Warmup
6:45pm - Pregame
7:00pm - Game Time

Friday, October 28, 2016 - Away Football at Carmichaels
3:45pm - Dinner in the Cafeteria
4:45pm - Bus departs BC
7:00pm - Game Time

Saturday, October 29, 2016
4:00pm-6:00pm - Boo Bingo Pre-setup

Sunday, October 30, 2016
9:00am-4:00pm - Boo Bingo

Friday or Saturday, November 4 or 5, 2016
Possible Playoff Game

Friday, November 11, 2016
Possible Playoff Game

Friday, November 18, 2016
Possible Playoff Game

Saturday, November 26, 2016
Possible WPIAL Championship Game (morning, afternoon or evening)

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - BANQUET
5:00pm - Pittsburgh Airport Marriott

Monday, October 10, 2016

Marching Crusaders Weekly News: October 10, 2016

Thanks to all for a great Homecoming weekend! 

The calendar is below.  Don't forget:
No Wednesday evening rehearsals for the remainder of this month.
Keep your Friday and Saturday evenings open for playoff games.  It is a certainty we are going.
Banquet date is Sunday evening, December 4th.

I think that's it.  Enjoy your day off from school.  You've earned it.

The Journey continues...

Friday, October 14, 2016 - Away Football at Springdale
4:00pm - Dinner in the Cafeteria
5:00pm - Bus departs BC
7:00pm - Game Time

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - HOME Football vs. Greensburg Central Catholic
6:00pm - Report to Dormont Stadium and Load In
6:30pm - Warmup
6:45pm - Pregame
7:00pm - Game Time

Friday, October 28, 2016 - Away Football at Carmichaels
3:45pm - Dinner in the Cafeteria
4:45pm - Bus departs BC
7:00pm - Game Time

Saturday, October 29, 2016
4:00pm-6:00pm - Boo Bingo Pre-setup

Sunday, October 30, 2016
9:00am-4:00pm - Boo Bingo

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - BANQUET
5:00pm - Pittsburgh Airport Marriott

Keep your November Friday and Saturday evenings clear.  It is pretty much a certainty we are headed to the playoffs.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Marching Crusaders Weekly News: October 3, 2016


A few notes for this week:

In addition to Wednesday's rehearsal and Saturday's football game, we have the Bonfire Friday evening. The event begins at 6:00pm.  We will assemble in the Music Room at 7:00pm, perform (as we did for the Golf Outing) around 7:15pm for about 20 minutes and then load the truck for the football game immediately after.  You will definitely have time to enjoy the festivities before and after our performance.  We will not wear uniforms for the Bonfire.

Speaking of uniforms:  Please take some time this week to launder and press them.  We are beginning to look a little ragged.

Our Journey continues...

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
7:15pm-8:30pm - Full Ensemble Rehearsal

Friday, October 7, 2016
6:00pm-9:00pm - Homecoming Bonfire (BC Student Parking Lot)
7:00pm - Report to the Music Room and Warmup
7:15pm - Perform during lighting of the Bonfire
7:35pm - Load Truck for tomorrow's football game

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - HOME Football vs. Imani Christian (Homecoming)
6:00pm - Report to Dormont Stadium and Load In
6:30pm - Warmup
6:45pm - Pregame
7:00pm - Game Time

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
7:15pm-8:30pm - Full Ensemble Rehearsal (our final rehearsal)

Friday, October 14, 2016 - Away Football at Springdale
4:00pm - Dinner in the Cafeteria
5:00pm - Bus departs BC
7:00pm - Game Time

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - HOME Football vs. Greensburg Central Catholic
6:00pm - Report to Dormont Stadium and Load In
6:30pm - Warmup
6:45pm - Pregame
7:00pm - Game Time

Friday, October 28, 2016 - Away Football at Carmichaels
3:45pm - Dinner in the Cafeteria
4:45pm - Bus departs BC
7:00pm - Game Time

Keep your November Friday and Saturday evenings clear.  It is pretty much a certainty we are headed to the playoffs.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Marching Crusaders Weekly News: September 26, 2016

Once again, a huge thank you to all for a great Saturday afternoon of marching band!  The Riverview crowd was pretty impressed with your field show performance.

Our schedule is below.  With the football team's record of 3-1, I think it is safe to say we are looking at playoffs in November.  For your planning purposes, playoff games are generally on Friday evenings and is week to week.

A few reminders:
Hoagie Order pickup is Wednesday evening during rehearsal.
An announcement about the banquet will be forthcoming.
I hope to have exact details about the October 7th Bonfire performance by mid-week.
Stay tuned for all.

The Journey indeed continues!


Wednesday, September 28, 2016
7:15pm-8:30pm - Full Ensemble Rehearsal
7:30pm-8:30pm - Hoagie Order Pickup

Friday, September 30, 2016 - HOME Football vs. Jeannette
6:00pm - Report to Dormont Stadium and Load In
6:15pm - Warmup
6:45pm - Pregame
7:00pm - Game Time

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
7:15pm-8:30pm - Full Ensemble Rehearsal

Friday, October 7, 2016
Evening - Perform at Homecoming Bonfire (details to come soon)

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - HOME Football vs. Imani Christian (Homecoming)
6:00pm - Report to Dormont Stadium and Load In
6:30pm - Warmup
6:45pm - Pregame
7:00pm - Game Time

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
7:15pm-8:30pm - Full Ensemble Rehearsal

Friday, October 14, 2016 - Away Football at Springdale
4:00pm - Dinner
5:00pm - Bus departs BC
7:00pm - Game Time

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
No rehearsal. Academic Honors Convocation.

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - HOME Football vs. Greensburg Central Catholic
6:00pm - Report to Dormont Stadium and Load In
6:30pm - Warmup
6:45pm - Pregame
7:00pm - Game Time

Friday, October 28, 2016 - Away Football at Carmichaels
3:45pm - Dinner
4:45pm - Bus departs BC
7:00pm - Game Time

Monday, September 19, 2016

Marching Crusaders Weekly News: September 19, 2016

Thanks to everyone for a great performance night and senior night last Friday!

Our continuing schedule is below.  Please check for a few minor changes in start times/report times. Also note that we will be playing for part of the Bonfire activities on the evening of Friday, October 7th.  More on that soon.  Also also... the Banquet date will be announced soon and with two wins thus far, we could be looking at playoffs.


Wednesday, September 21, 2016
7:00pm-7:30pm - Drumline Rehearsal
7:30pm-9:00pm - Full Ensemble Rehearsal

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - Away Football at Riverview (Oakmont)
9:50am - Report
10:00am - Bus Departs
12:00pm - Game Time

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
7:30pm-9:00pm - Full Ensemble Rehearsal

Friday, September 30, 2016 - HOME Football vs. Jeannette
6:00pm - Report to Dormont Stadium and Load In
6:15pm - Warmup
6:45pm - Pregame
7:00pm - Game Time

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
7:30pm-9:00pm - Full Ensemble Rehearsal

Friday, October 7, 2016
Evening - Perform at Homecoming Bonfire (details to come soon)

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - HOME Football vs. Imani Christian (Homecoming)
6:00pm - Report to Dormont Stadium and Load In
6:30pm - Warmup
6:45pm - Pregame
7:00pm - Game Time

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
7:30pm-9:00pm - Full Ensemble Rehearsal

Friday, October 14, 2016 - Away Football at Springdale
4:00pm - Dinner
5:00pm - Bus departs BC
7:00pm - Game Time

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
No rehearsal. Academic Honors Convocation.

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - HOME Football vs. Greensburg Central Catholic
6:00pm - Report to Dormont Stadium and Load In
6:30pm - Warmup
6:45pm - Pregame
7:00pm - Game Time

Friday, October 28, 2016 - Away Football at Carmichaels
3:45pm - Dinner
4:45pm - Bus departs BC
7:00pm - Game Time

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Marching Crusaders Weekly News: September 13, 2016

What a whirlwind four days we had: Pep Rally, Home Football and Golf Outing.  Many people have expressed compliments and appreciation for your performances.

Our continuing schedule is below.  Again, we are home for Friday's football game vs. Leechburg.  As it is Senior Night, please be observant of the various report times.

Seniors, please make sure you turn in your information forms to Mr. Holup by tomorrow.
All Musicians, please make sure you have laundered and pressed your uniforms.
We will resume Wednesday evening rehearsals next Wednesday, September 21st.
Also note that the Saturday, September 24th game at Riverview is a noon game, with a 9:30am report time at BC to load the truck.


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
6:00pm - Warm up Rehearsal in the Home End Zone
6:10pm - Senior Parents Check In at Gate
6:20pm - 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)
9:30am - Report and Load Truck
10:00am - Bus Departs
12:00pm - Game Time
We will unload the truck upon return to BC

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
6:30pm-7:30pm - Crusettes Practice
7:30pm-9:00pm - Full Ensemble Rehearsal

Friday, September 30, 2016 - HOME Football vs. Jeannette
6:00pm - Report to Dormont Stadium and Load In
6:15pm - Warmup
6:45pm - Pregame
7:00pm - Game Time

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
6:30pm-7:30pm - Crusettes Practice
7:30pm-9:00pm - Full Ensemble Rehearsal

Friday, October 7, 2016
Evening - Perform at Homecoming Bonfire (details to come soon)

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - HOME Football vs. Imani Christian (Homecoming)
6:00pm - Report to Dormont Stadium and Load In
6:30pm - Warmup
6:45pm - Pregame
7:00pm - Game Time

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
6:30pm-7:30pm - Crusettes Practice
7:30pm-9:00pm - Full Ensemble Rehearsal

Friday, October 14, 2016 - Away Football at Springdale
4:00pm - Dinner
5:00pm - Bus departs BC
7:00pm - Game Time

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
6:30pm-7:30pm - Crusettes Practice
7:30pm-9:00pm - Full Ensemble Rehearsal

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - HOME Football vs. Greensburg Central Catholic
6:00pm - Report to Dormont Stadium and Load In
6:30pm - Warmup
6:45pm - Pregame
7:00pm - Game Time

Friday, October 28, 2016 - Away Football at Carmichaels
3:45pm - Dinner
4:45pm - Bus departs BC
7:00pm - Game Time

Friday, September 9, 2016

Notes for the Pep Rally, Home Football Game and Golf Outing

Today's Pep Rally
Report to the Music Room/Gym after period 7
Those who drove to school or are getting a ride home should stay after the Pep Rally to load the equipment truck
Don't forget to take your raincoat home with you today if you didn't do so yesterday.

Saturday Football
5:45pm - Report to Dormont Stadium and Load In
6:00pm - Warmup Rehearsal in the Home End Zone
6:30pm - Drumline Pregame Locker Room Rockout
6:45pm - Pregame Tunnel
7:00pm - Kickoff
Don't forget to bring your raincoat.

Monday Golf Outing
Musicians wear your Band Camp t-shirt and school pants/shoes to school
Crusettes wear your Crusette uniforms to school
Report to the Music Room at the end of Period 1.
A lunch of hoagies, chips and cookies will be provided.
Upon our return to school, you will eat lunch, then unload the equipment truck.
You may or may not make it to period 9.