Our Winter Guard just completed their competitive season with great performances at the SAPA Championships and WGI World Championships in Ohio. Our Percussion Ensembles are performing, our brass ensembles are nearly ready for their performances, Jazz Band is looking forward to the "Swing & Sweets" Concert and Jazz LGPE, we have our Spring concert for all groups, and we are staging the XPLOSION! Show for early May.
Leadership training is complete, 8th graders have registered for classes, the Band Banquet is almost here, and we are planning the marching show for next Fall...and oh yeah...there's that trip to HOLLYWOOD coming up in December!
Makes you roll your eyes when "outsiders" say "I'll bet you like it after marching band when things are slow and relaxed." HAHAHA!
We are encouraging all students to take part in the XPLOSION! Show. It is an event unique to Pope and is a LOT of fun! It combines music and movement with staging, lighting, and costumes to create a production unlike any you have seen by most high school bands. The music is upbeat and recognizable. There are after school rehearsals on the band calendar and students can only be choreographed into the stage routines if they attend. Parents...don't miss this show. It has become an annual highlight!
Hope to see you at several of our up