Central Middle School Performance – October 22nd

More information will follow later in the week, but ALL band AND guard students will need to arrive at EP at 7:00 A.M. that day.  Please plan accordingly.  Latecomers will not perform.

    Sandwich Renegade Regiment Invitational – October 21st


    11:15  Arrive at EP, load instruments, change into uniform, keep uniform bag and shako box for bus

    12:30  Buses depart for Sandwich

    2:00  Arrive, unload

    2:55   Official Warmup

    3:45   EP Performs in Class A Competition

    4:00   LOAD TRUCK FIRST, then change out of uniform, return uniform bag and shako box to truck.  (Guard captains and drum majors keep garment bags/shako boxes because truck will be leaving early.)

    Sit together on the visitor’s side.  You need to be in the stands, in the restroom, or in line for concessions for the remainder of the contest.

    6:15   Awards

    6:45   Leave for EP

    8:15   Arrive at EP.  No unloading the truck because of the Central performance the next morning!


    *Eat lunch before you arrive at EP and bring money for dinner.  Spaghetti-O’s are the favorite at Sandwich but there are other options also.

    *Parents:  we know it’s a long ride, but it would be great to have friendly faces in the stands for our last competition!  Please carpool and join us or hop on a bus and help out!  The address for Sandwich High School is 515 Lions Rd, Sandwich, IL 60548.  We typically do not follow the tollway directions that Google Maps provides.  If you’d like our “back roads” directions, send us an email.

    *If you did not yet complete the Stagg Notes assignment, you have to change quickly in order to see ALL of the remaining bands beginning at 4:30.  You will also have to add a self-reflection on our own performance since there are not enough bands left to complete the full assignment.  Please see Mr. or Mrs. Kazin if you have any questions.  If you already completed the Stagg Notes assignment, you can just sit and enjoy the show.

      Football Game – October 19th


      5:00  Arrive, change into uniform

      5:30  Uniform inspection

      6:00  Rehearsal in the parking lot

      6:30  Pregame

      7:00  Kickoff

      Guard will not change during the second quarter.  They will wear the Class A Uniform for halftime.

      Seniors from football, cheer and dance will be acknowledged at the game.  We will honor our seniors per tradition at the Sounds from the Stadium Concert on the 24th.  (shoes off, etc.)


        Shout-outs for Sounds from the Stadium

        Our annual Sounds from the Stadium Concert is quickly approaching!  If you would like to send a shout-out to your favorite performer in the Mustang Marching Band, please fill out the form below.  Shout-outs MUST be submitted by October 17th at 3 p.m.


          Tickets are now available!

          Mark your calendars for November 1st and 2nd at 7 p.m. when EPCHS Drama presents the hilarious comedy, “The 39 Steps”.  Tickets are only $6 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.  Avoid the line at the door by pre-purchasing tickets through Carol McCormick in the Principal’s Office.  The ticket form is attached below.

          Ticket Order Form The39Steps.2018

            Football Game – 10/5 TIME CHANGE

            NOTE TIME CHANGES BELOW!!!!!

            We’ve invited the band students from Central Middle School to join us for the game!


            4:30  Arrive/dress in uniform

            5:00  Uniform Inspection

            5:30 Pregame rehearsal

            6:00  Pregame

            6:30  Kickoff

            approx. 7:30 Halftime


            *BRING YOUR PONCHO.  They may be necessary for this game.

            *Be sure to hang your uniform neatly on the correct rack at the end of the game so that it’s ready to go for Sunday.

            *Parents are needed for pit equipment, uniform inspection, water distribution, etc.

              Robert Morris University/Marengo Competitions


              8:30  Arrive, drop off your instrument on the truck, get into uniform

              9:30  Uniform Inspection, load buses

              9:45  Depart for Robert Morris University

              11:00  Arrive at Robert Morris, unload equipment, stretches, etc.

              12:15   Official warm-up

              1:00  Performance

              1:15  Exit field, pack up equipment, load truck, load buses

              2:15  Leave for Marengo

              You will eat lunch on the bus.  Jackets should be hung up in your garment bag that is hanging on the bus window, not piled onto a seat.  Bibbers stay on.  Do not lay jackets on the seats or on the floor.  Guard should put a coat or sweatshirt on over their costume to eat lunch.

              3:15  Arrive at Marengo, put on jackets and shakos, unload equipment, stretches, etc.

              4:05  Move to warm-up

              5:00  Performance

              5:15   Pack truck, change clothes, hang uniform, get snacks

              6:00  Watch bands/eat dinner.  From 6:00-7:45, the three places you can be are in the visitors’ stands with our school, the rest room, or in line at the concession stand.  If you did not complete the notes assignment at Stagg, you will see 5 of the required 10 bands here.

              7:30   Drum majors report for awards

              7:45   Awards

              8:15   Load buses

              9:45 (approx.)  Arrive back at EP, unload truck.  EVERYONE HELPS so everyone can go home sooner.

              NOTES FOR STUDENTS:

              *MAKE SURE you listen to ALL instructions given throughout the day!!!  There are A LOT of moving parts to this exciting and exhausting day!

              *EAT BREAKFAST.  It’s a long time before you will eat lunch in between the two contests.

              *When packing your lunch, DO NOT bring things like Cheetos that will mess up your bibbers.  Bottled water is the smartest beverage.  Pack napkins or paper towels to clean your hands after you eat.

              *Bring money for concessions for dinner or a bag dinner if you have dietary restrictions.  No one is allowed to leave either campus.

              *Bring warm clothes for watching the evening performances.

              *Band – make sure you are wearing your show shirt and shorts under your uniform

              *Guard – make sure you choose proper undergarments for your uniform.

              *EP wear would be great for after we perform, just make sure you have layers to stay warm!

              *Always represent yourselves, your family, your school and your community with Mustang Pride.  Don’t be “that school”.

              NOTES FOR PARENTS:

              *Help is needed!!!!  Many jobs are available!!! Please come!!!!

              *Robert Morris University is located at 2123 S. Goebbert Road in Arlington Heights.  Admission to the contest is $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens.  Concessions are available for purchase for spectators.  (The kids will not have time to go to concessions at Robert Morris and should bring their own lunch from home.)

              *Marengo High School is located at 110 Franks Road in Marengo, IL.  The entrance to the school is off route 20.  Admission to the contest is $6.00, children under 5 are free.  Concessions are available for dinner.  (The pork sandwich is a perennial favorite at Marengo.)

              *Please remember to save your shout-outs for our Sounds from the Stadium concert.

              *We know it’s a long way, but please chaperone or carpool and come out to support our kids!  It’s much more fun for them to perform if they have a supportive crowd!

                Homecoming Information

                Happy Homecoming!

                Bring BOTH Class A and Class B uniform needs to school in the morning!  (including both varieties of black socks!)

                1:40   Band and guard dismiss from Block 4.  Guard, change for assembly and meet in the gym.  Band, get instruments and go up to the LRC.  Make sure you have all of your stand music for the assembly.

                ASSEMBLY DRESS:  Class B show shirt for all, shorts for band, leggings/pants for guard, black socks and Drillmasters/guard shoes

                1:50   Band meet in the LRC to parade hallways

                2:10   Assembly

                2:50  Dismissal

                3:10   Meet in the south parking lot for parade lineup and warmup.

                PARADE DRESS:  Class B for all (Guard – A’s have green flag, B’s have gray)

                3:30   Parade stepoff

                4:15 (approx.)  Put equipment away, eat dinner

                5:00   Dress in Class A

                5:30   Rehearsal in the parking lot/uniform inspection

                6:30   Pregame (band in the stands, guard on the track)

                7:00   Kickoff

                The rest of the game proceeds just like last week.  Please hang up your uniform NEATLY and put all equipment away at the end of the game.

                Two separate grades are entered for these performances:  one for the parade and one for the game.  Punctuality, participation and preparedness (proper uniform, etc.) all figure into the final grade.

                Parents are needed to assist with water after the parade, uniform inspection, pit equipment moving, etc., before and during the game.  Please email the Kazin’s if you can help!


                ALSO, tell your friends who are coming to the game that we will be passing the buckets for free will donations to the Red Cross for hurricane relief in anticipation of Florence making landfall on Friday.



                  Stagg Jamboree – 9/8

                  It’s competition time!

                  General Information:

                  -A.A. Stagg High School is located at the corner of 111th and Roberts Road in Palos Hills.  General admission to the contest is $10.  Concessions and spirit wear will be sold at this contest.

                  -Spectator parking is on the west side of the high school.  Parking lot entrance is off of 111th Street



                  11:15   Arrive at EP.  Percussion meet outside to pack, all others get into uniform.  Put your street clothes in your garment bag.

                  11:45  Uniform inspection

                  12:15   Finish loading truck

                  12:45   Board buses

                  1:00   Depart for Stagg

                  1:45   Arrive at Stagg, unload, warm up, marching, etc.

                  3:00  Official field warmup

                  4:00  EP Performs in Class A

                  4:15    Get out of uniform and into show shirt, HANG UP UNIFORM, get dinner, sit in the visitor’s bleachers to watch bands

                  6:00   Awards Ceremony for Class A, AA

                  6:15   Watch AAA Bands (see assignment below)

                  8:15   Load buses, depart for EP

                  8:45  Arrive at EP.  Unpack truck, hang uniform, etc.  Many hands make light work!

                  Rules to follow:

                  -No one should be at the buses unless the group is at the buses.

                  -When we are watching bands, students should be either in the bleachers with the group, in the restroom, or at the concession stand.

                  -Students are expected to be a courteous and supportive audience for ALL bands.  Don’t be “that group”.

                  -Students may NOT leave the campus for food or have outside food delivered to them.  Students may bring a bag dinner from home if they choose, particularly if they have specific dietary needs.

                  -Performance grade is based upon individual performance, preparedness (uniform inspection, etc.), punctuality, and overall behavior throughout the day.  You represent yourself, your family, your school, and your community when you attend these events.  Please act accordingly.


                  There are 10 bands in Class AA and AAA, including Stagg in exhibition.  For each of the 10 bands, you must include 1 specific positive comment, 1 specific constructive criticism, and 1 picture of the performance in progress.  You will upload all of the above to the assignment that will be posted in Classroom.  This is the only note-taking assignment you will have this season.

                  We Need Help!

                  Parents are needed to help with MANY different roles at this contest!  Uniform inspection, water distribution, pit equipment, bus chaperone, contest supervision, the list goes on!  If you are able to help, please contact one of the Kazin’s via email ASAP.

                    Football Game – 9/7


                    5:00    Arrive at EP, dress in Class A Uniform

                    5:30    Uniform inspection in parking lot

                    5:45    Pregame rehearsal in the parking lot

                    6:15    Move to stadium

                    6:30   Pregame

                    7:00   Kickoff

                    8:00(approx.)   Halftime

                    End of game – pack up equipment , hang uniform in bag for Stagg, get a good night’s sleep!

                    Class A Uniform:

                    Band – Bibbers, jacket (with show shirt underneath), shako, plume, black CREW socks, Drillmasters

                    Guard Guys – Class A separates for game, costume for halftime, black CREW socks, guard shoes

                    Guard Girls – Class A jumpsuit for game, costume for halftime, tights that match your skin tone, appropriate undergarments (clear shoulder straps), guard shoes


                    -Students will be given water as necessary throughout the game.  Students are expected to play cheers and participate throughout the game.

                    -Students should eat dinner before they arrive; there is no eating in uniform.

                    -Students’ cell phones should remain in their pockets for the duration of the game.

                    -Students who need to use the restroom during the game should notify one of the Kazin’s when they leave and when they return.

                    -Performance grade is based upon punctuality, preparedness (proper uniform and equipment), and participation throughout the entire game.

                    Parent volunteers are needed to help move pit equipment, take care of uniform issues, and pass out water.  Parent SUPPORT is ALWAYS needed!  Come cheer on our football team, cheerleaders, dance team, and Mustang Marching Band!