Man Plans and God Laughs
So Spring has sprung and with it we face the exciting conclusion to our winter seasons and the acceleration of work to get the summer corps outside. April will look and a feel a little different than previous seasons and even a little different than I had planned months ago. Here’s the scoop (always and as usual, subject to change!):
Wednesday April 1: No rehearsal tonight. No foolin’. Our big trailer finally gave up the ghost this weekend which we had always expected to happen, although we were hoping it would hold on until after the drumline’s trip to Ohio for their world championships. Alas, we came up about two weeks short. This means there will not be any percussion equipment at Brooklyn Center tonight as we are in the process of getting the NEW big trailer ready for its maiden voyage. Meanwhile, Brooklyn Center is on break and did not schedule coverage for us tonight and just let me know they did not have anyone to open the school. So . . . enjoy the week off!
Saturday April 4: Unfortunately, we were unable to secure permission to have everyone in the same place at the same time this weekend. <sad face> Each of our ensembles will rehearse separately according to their posted schedules:
Summer hornline: 1-5 p.m. at Brooklyn Center HS
Winter drumline: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. at Totino Grace
Winter guard: whatever Wil tells you at White Bear Lake Armory
Summer drumline: no rehearsal
Wednesday, April 8: NO rehearsal for anyone
Wednesday, April 15: Horns and Drums rehearsal for summer corps (this was originally announced as horns only but it has been adjusted) at Brooklyn Center HS.
Wednesday, April 22: Horns and Drums rehearsal for the summer corps; color guard auditions begin! Make sure to spread the word among your guard friends that auditions for the full corps begin on the 22nd at Brooklyn Center HS.
Friday, April 24: Evening rehearsal for EVERYONE; 6-10 p.m. Tentative location is Brooklyn Center HS.
Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26: First outdoor camp at Northdale MS! We start at 9 a.m. on Saturday and run til 6 p.m.; Sunday’s schedule is 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Lots of fun details to come on this.
Wednesday, April 29: Horns and Drums rehearsal for the summer corps; color guard auditions continue at Brooklyn Center HS. We will also have our indoor ‘blow down’ and share a preview of the summer music at the end of rehearsal. Guests are welcome and details to come.
Whew! We’re off and running. Hope this is helpful to you.