We have 1 week until our first performance at the Piner 8th Grade Football game on 9/18 (Tuesday). Here’s some information for parents – the students have all got this in class, but we wanted to make sure you had it too!

Equipment

Every band student will need a music flip folder. An example of one can be found here on Amazon. This supply is also available at local music stores, such as Saeid Music in Sherman, or Music and Arts in Allen or Frisco.

Stores may have a limited supply, as many band students are trying to get them right now. They were part of the original supply list for the year, so if you already purchased one for your student, you’re good to go!

Students who play clarinet, sax, trumpet, horn, and trombone will also need a lyre. This is what attaches the flip folder to the instrument so we can read music without holding it. Example from Amazon are:

These are also available from the music stores listed above.

Note: Trumpet and Trombone students can opt for combination flip folder/lyres such as these. If you buy these, you do not need to buy a lyre.

Uniform

Piner Bearcat Band uniform for the game is as follows:

  • Piner Band shirt
  • Blue jeans
  • Athletic shoes

The Piner Band shirt is paid for through the Band Fee of $25 paid for the year. If you have not paid the Band Fee yet, or have not talked to the directors to arrange a payment plan, please make sure you do so as soon as possible!

Schedule

The Band Hall will close immediately after school – students are not allowed to stay after until the meeting time. They must leave campus.

  • 5:00pm – Meet at Piner Band Hall in uniform
  • 5:30pm – Walk to stadium and sit in stands
  • 8:30pm – Approximate end of performance (depending on game time)

We will send a remind message out to all parents as we’re heading back to the band hall. Students are dismissed once they bring their equipment back to the Band Hall.

As per the Piner Band Handbook, students must be picked up within 15 minutes of the end of the performance. If students want to go watch the rest of the game ( we will leave at the end of the 1st half of the A team game), they are allowed to head back to the stadium on their own.

The Band Hall will be closed 15 minutes after the end of the performance.