Each year the Pope Band invites all 8th grade band students from both Dodgen and Hightower Trail to join them for an evening of fun and music-making at a home football game! Students sit in the bleachers and play along with the high school band during the game. Don't worry - no marching will be involved, and we will work on the music in class at Dodgen. There will also be a rehearsal the Wednesday before the game. Ideally, students should attend both. If you have a pre-existing conflict for one evening, please come to the other!
Here are the details:
Rehearsal:When: Wednesday, 9/6, 4:00-7pmWhere: Hightower Trail MS & Pope HSTransportation: A school bus will pick up students from Dodgen at 3:45 and take them to Hightower Trail Middle School for a combined rehearsal and pizza with the Hightower Trail & Dodgen Students. From there, they will continue by bus to Pope High School to join the high school students from 6:00-7:00 PM. Pick-up is at 7:00 PM at Pope High School in the driveway adjacent to the school building.Other Details: Wear comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes. Students will receive a special T-shirt to wear on Friday.
Football Game Performance:When: Friday, 9/8. Free dinner served starting at 5:00 pm. Around 6pm warm-up and preparation followed by joining the band in the stadium. Pickup is at 11 pm in the Pope Band Room.Where: Pope High School Band Room (drop-off and pick-up) and stadium (performance)Other details: Wear comfortable clothes (blue jeans, and closed toe shoes such as sneakers) and the T-shirt that Pope Band will provide.
Please note that Friday pickup is in the Pope High School Band room. For safety reasons, we are not able to send students out into the crowded parking lot to search for their parents. Please come to the band room and check out your student with Mr. Jeffres or Mr. Westphal. If you need to get your child earlier, you are welcome to come into the bleachers and check them out with Mr. Jeffres or Mr. Westphal before the game is over.