Weekly Update 9/24/19





Band Rehearsal

  • Thursday 9/26 6:15-9:00PM

Football Game

  • Friday 9/27 6:00-9:30PM

North Andover Competition

  • Saturday 9/28

Band Rehearsal

  • Monday 9/30 6:15-9:00PM
  • Thursday 10/3 6:15-9:00PM

King Phillip Competition

  • Saturday 10/5


The Marching Band looked and sounded GREAT at the first, very hot, competition last week in Bellingham. We can hardly wait to see what the second competition brings this week! Our second competition of the season with be held on Saturday, September 28th at North Andover High School at 430 Osgood St, North Andover. We need truck drivers, prop movers and people to help move the instruments on and off the field. Have no fear…. you will be given plenty of instruction on your job the day of the competition. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP. These kids have all worked so hard and we can’t do this without your help! For all those who sign up to help, please plan on meeting at the truck in the truck lot no later than 3:30PM.

Mr. McGuire sent out the itinerary and some very important info about competition day in an email on Sept. 23rd. If you need this info resent please email Kim and I will get the info right out to you!!

Admission to the show is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and children. Mansfield is scheduled to perform at 4:20PM. LET’S HAVE A GREAT TURNOUT AND A LOUD CHEERING SECTION TO SHOW THESE KIDS HOW PROUD WE ARE OF ALL THEIR WORK!! Any additional info about the show can be found at www.nesba.org.


The Mansfield Marching Band Spirit apparel store is open!! It will remain open until this Friday night. We are offering fans/family/friends sweatshirts, t-shirts, jackets and winter hats. Get your merchandise and let the kids see all our support up in the stands! Here are the links…..



We will be hosting an 80’s Trivia and Game night on Saturday November 2nd at the Elks in Mansfield starting at 7:00PM. Please come on out for a fun night to get to know some of your fellow band parents. Tickets will be $25 dollars and include a light dinner, cash bar. Come on out for a few laughs, some hard core competition, and support this amazing program. Ticket sale info to follow soon!!


All marching band students should have picked up coin collection containers outside of Mr. McGuire’s office. We are asking students and families to simply put the containers on their counters and fill with spare change as able. Students will then return the containers to school throughout the marching band season and fill a five gallon water jug. If the kids as a group are able to fill the jug then they are going to earn a student vs staff/alumni touch football game!


We have had a busy year so far at Gillette! The Patriots are looking strong and we still have a lot of football season in front of us. Please volunteer to help us fill those empty slots! We need your continued help to make it successful. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH TO THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE VOLUNTEERED! WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR THE PATRIOTS/GIANTS FOOTBALL GAME ON THURSDAY 10/10….PLEASE SIGN UP ASAP IF ABLE!! If you have never done Gillette before, have no fear, we will walk you through it step by step and you won’t have to deal with any traffic!!! Please sign up for a couple of events to help keep this program funded for the kids! If you have any questions about Gillette, please contact our Gillette Coordinator, Aaron Nicodemus. Late arrivals are always welcome.

Currently we NEED help for these upcoming events. Positions are still open and we need volunteers ASAP!

  • Thursday 10/10 Pats vs Giants

  • Sunday 10/27 Pats vs Browns

  • Sunday 11/24 Pats vs Cowboys

  • Sunday 12/8 Pats vs Chiefs



LAST CALL We are looking for a few parents to sit on our Sponsorship Committee. As a member of the Sponsorship Committee you will develop relationships with our numerous corporate sponsors in order to secure donations, which we rely on in part to help fund our programs. This committee will also be tasked with initiating and fostering new corporate sponsorships within our community. If this sounds like something you may be interested in please email Kim.


Met Life Trip paperwork and first payment is due on September 27th. Please turn paperwork into Mr. McGuire and consider making payment electronically via invoice sent out by MBPA Treasurer, Michelle Fine, earlier this week. Any questions about invoices can be directed to Michelle.


The next Band Parent meeting will be held on October 2nd at 7 PM in Room 135. PLEASE JOIN US!