Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Flight III schedule

Here is the schedule of performances Saturday for the Flight III state competition at Ford Field:

1:10 p.m. Marysville
1:25 p.m. Allegan
1:40 p.m. Linden
1:55 p.m. Byron Center
2:10 p.m. Trenton
2:25 p.m. Redford Thurston
2:40 p.m. Gr Rapids Northview
2:55 p.m. Stevensville Lakeshore
3:10 p.m. Ferndale
3:25 p.m. Mt. Pleasant
3:40 p.m. Awards

Yes, the Oilers perform last. What an opportunity!

Monday, October 27, 2008

The best score in eight years

The Mt. Pleasant High School Marching Band will move into the Michigan Flight III finals in fourth place after achieving its highest score since 2000.

The Oilers scored a 74.7 at the Huron Valley Invitational in White Lake Saturday. That was good enough to finish third behind five-time defending state champion Ferndale and the very tight, highly talented Redford Thurston.

That came after Mt. Pleasant won the Plymouth-Canton Invitational earlier in the day, collecting all the caption awards.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

The uniforms aren't purple!

From Sound Off on TheMorningSun.com:

I'm a Mt. Pleasant High School graduate and an alumni (sic) of the band. I was horrified that our new band uniforms are not blue and gold. Those are our school colors. They bought black and purple? I will not support the band anymore.

Ahem. The band uniforms are NOT purple.
The Mt. Pleasant community raised about $40,000 for new marching band uniforms, which the band has worn proudly since mid-September.
The uniforms are mostly black and very sleek-looking. One sleeve is white, and a white stripe shaped like a mountain (to honor the Mountain City) accents the chest. Above the stripe, the uniforms are an electric blue.
When performing at a Mt. Pleasant football game, the band wears triangular gold patches that read "MP." At competition, the patch is replaced by a mirrored accent that adds dramatically to the band's visual impact.
The marching band's final 2008 local show will be Friday, Oct. 24 at halftime of the Mt. Pleasant-Fruitport football game.
That will be followed by competitions Saturday, Oct. 25 at Lakeland High School in White Lake and at the Plymouth Canton Invitational - and likely the state marching band finals at Ford Field in Detroit Nov. 1.