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“The PRIDE” of Southside Tentative Schedule 2018
Hello PRIDE Family!
Greetings from “The PRIDE” of Southside! First, we would like to congratulate everyone on an outstanding first semester. As always, our communities of Southside & Rainbow City have a lot to be proud of! Our students’ dedication to musical and personal excellence continues to drive our band programs to new heights.
As hard as it may be to believe, it is already time again to begin planning for next year. For 59 years, the award-winning Southside Band, “The PRIDE” of Southside has thrilled fans with their entertaining performances, musical ability and the quality of it’s students. Comprised of some of the best kids ANYWHERE, The PRIDE performs for thousands of people each year at Football games, competitions, concerts, recitals, performances, parades and many other events nation-wide. All upcoming RMS Band 8th graders are automatic a part of the Southside Band. 2017 marked the 30th consecutive year of superior ratings for the Southside Band at both marching contests and Alabama State Music Performance Assessment. This year, we were also honored to have the Wind Ensemble selected to perform at the 2018 Alabama Music Educators Association In-service Conference in the BJCC Concert Hall. A tremendous honor indeed!
It’s that time to start thinking about next year’s membership and 8th grade move up. Below are some dates to go ahead and put on your calendar and reserve now. More information to come.
“The PRIDE” of Southside Attendance Policy
Because of the nature of our activity, and the number of members that we have to coordinate “The PRIDE” has a very strict attendance policy. All members must be at all rehearsals and performances. Members and potential members are expected and required to work their schedules accordingly.
Please review our tentative schedule for the 2018-2019 school year.
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ROOKIE CAMP: May 21 - 24
MINI CAMP: July 23 - 27
BAND CAMP: July 30 – Aug. 3
POST-CAMP REHEARSALS: Aug. 6, 7, & 9
REGULAR AFTER SCHOOL REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 3:15-5:30pm
(*Wednesday rehearsals are only added in case of Thursday performance or during the week of a marching contest.)
*A complete performance schedule will be posted as soon as it is available
Friday Night Games: Mid August – November (Regular Season)
Friday Night Games Post Season – The PRIDE travels to all playoff games
MIDSOUTH MARCHING CONTEST: Saturday, September 29th
POSSIBLE ADDITIONAL MARCHING CONTESTS: Saturday October 6, 13, 20, & 27
PARADE SCHEDULE: TBA
SOUTHSIDE BAND SCHEDULE
Week of December 4, 2017
Full Symphonic Band & Percussion: 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Full Wind Ensemble & Percussion: 3:00 – 5:00 pm
All State Help Day: 3:00-4:30 pm
Christmas Concert: 6:00 pm Calvin L. Biddle Auditorium
Admission is a new, unwrapped toy to be given to “Toys for Tots”; donations are also accepted.
*Student report time is 5:15 pm.
*A small reception will be held in the cafeteria immediately following the concert.