Band Family, Marching Band is in the rear view, and now things are gearing up for the indoor ensembles. In addition to Pep Band for any remaining home playoff games, we do have one more outdoor activity for which to prepare.
All those stadium seats that we put in to Kroger Field back in August will need to come out when UK’s season is done (anyone who was there for State Marching Band Championships last Saturday saw them). UK’s last home game is November 17th, so the time is coming quickly. The weekend after that is Thanksgiving (which we want to leave for yourfamilies), and the weekend after that is the KHSAA Football state Championships. That leaves December 8th and 9th as the earliest available weekend to tackle this. We are still at the mercy of the UK Football team’s practice schedule, and as they prepare for a bowl game, we may not know exactly what block of time Athletics will give us until closer to the date.
You will notice that Mr. Kite put both days on the band calendar, but we should only need one. Saturday the 8th is tight, as there is an ACT in the morning, of course Bingo in the evening, and also the 2nd round of All-State auditions for those who qualify. We will shoot for that afternoon, hopefully between 12 and 5. If schedule or weather does not allow for that, we will aim for roughly the same hours on Sunday. There likely will not be 3 shifts, as there were for installation, but rather one big team effort to get all the seats out and wrapped on pallets. As in August, this event is Required for all band students. If it ends up on Saturday, there will be students who are exempt, which we will cover in future messages.
We will provide information as we get it. Thanks!
Drew and Michelle Slayton Stadium Seatback Fundraiser Coordinators