Weekly Update 10/23/19





Band Rehearsal

  • Thursday 10/24 6:15-9:00PM

Halloween Parade

  • Saturday 10/26 1:30PM
    • Step off at 2:00PM

Reading Competition

  • Saturday 10/26

Band Rehearsal

  • Monday 10/28 6:15-9:00PM

Halloween Concert

  • Wednesday 10/30 6:30PM


  • Thursday 10/31 3-6PM


The Marching Band was AMAZING at the Somerset Berkley Competition last weekend. Congrats to all on a fabulous score! We can really see all their hard work paying off!

Our next competition will be held this coming Saturday, October 26th at Reading Memorial High School (62 Oakland Rd., Reading MA) We need lots of volunteers for this one, everyone has been amazing filling the volunteer slots on Sign-Up Genius. Please sign up HERE if you can lend a hand this week. All volunteers, please meet in the truck lot no later than 6:30PM

Earlier this week Mr. McGuire sent out an email with important information for this week’s competition. That information can be foundHERE

Admission to the show is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and children. Mansfield is scheduled to perform at 7:15PM. LETS HAVE A GREAT TURNOUT AND A LOUD CHEERING SECTION TO SHOW THESE KIDS HOW PROUD WE ARE OF ALL THEIR HARD WORK!!


Anyone who signs up for 80s Trivia Night tickets before midnight on Thursday, October 24th will be entered into a raffle to win a HUGE advantage for your trivia team!! Don’t miss this opportunity…get your tickets today!

Who knew that a little bit of innovation and a simple piece of paper could potentially earn your trivia team a game winning advantage???? Want to find out how…..

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. ALL ARE WELCOME. Purchase your tickets for this 21+ event here:

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Prize-A-Day Calendar Sales

We are off to a GREAT start with this fundraiser!! Thank you all so much for your participation thus far. PLEASE HAVE ALL SLIPS AND PAYMENTS TURNED IN BY THE END OF THE HALLOWEEN CONCERT ON 10/30 SO WE CAN MAKE SURE WE HAVE ALL ENTRIES FOR THE RAFFLE TO BEGIN ON 11/1.

This fundraiser has potential to raise significant money for the band program. Our Vice President, Deborah Stratton has worked for several months to obtain 30 donated gift cards from local businesses which will be raffled off each day during the month of November. Kids should have picked up calendars at practice. If they don’t have them already, please encourage them to pick some up in the band room. Feel free to copy and print more if needed or just let us know and we can get you some more. Calendars sell for just $10. Please write a quick post…talk to your friends and family. This fundraiser is virtually 100% PROFIT for our program!!! Sell a few calendars and support our amazing local business efforts at the same time!



We are chugging along with this fundraiser and the kids are doing a great job filling the jug….we only have a few more weeks left…if you still have your coin containers at home, please consider throwing in your spare change and sending it in…all monies collected are going directly back into the program!

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 in front of us. Thanks to our volunteers, our next two events are already completely filled…..that is amazing!!! We do however, have a number of events for which we have open volunteer slots available. Please volunteer to help us fill those empty slots! We need your continued help to make it successful. 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.

  • Saturday 12/7 MIAA High School Football Superbowl games (full day and half day shifts available)
  • Sunday 12/8 Pats vs Chiefs
  • Saturday 12/21 Pats vs Bills (NFL may switch to 12/22)

  • Sunday 12/29 Pats vs Dolphins


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Final trip payment is due on October 25th! Please direct any questions to our treasurer Michelle.


The next Band Parent meeting will be held on Wednesday November 6th in HS room 135. PLEASE JOIN US!


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