Great job for our first week of football! Friday nights are a blast, and a reward for all the work we put in during the week.

Freshmen and M.E.L.T students performed at a 9th grade pep rally

1st Period performed for our first walk-around pep rally of the year

Fundraise Genius logo

9 days left on our Fundraise Genius fundraiser! We’re currently at $3500 raised. Check our progress here, and share this link to your friends, family, and social media!

It’s not too late to get in on the action – log in to Fundraise Genius to upload your contacts who you think might financially support the Mighty Eagle Band. Our goal is 5 donors per student, but the more you list, the more money we can bring in! All funds raised will go to the Band Booster to help support the band. If we meet our goal of $10,000 raised, the top student fundraiser gets to take the clippers to Mr. Dunning’s head!

UNT Day this Saturday

UNT Green Brigade logoUNT day is this Saturday! The due date has passed to join the trip. If you missed your chance, see Mr. Dunning to get on the waiting list in case someone cancels.

Thank you to those who already signed up to chaperone this trip. If you still want to chaperone, please sign up through Charms to be added to the waiting list. UNT only allows one chaperone per 10 students.

Parents who want to attend the game without chaperoning can purchase discounted tickets through the Green Brigade.

Parent Volunteers Needed

We still need several parent volunteers to assist Friday night at the Weatherford game. We specifically need:

  • Pit crew – meet the band just before halftime, assist moving equipment onto the field for the show and back off. Very short job, and a great seat for the show!
  • Food prep – assist with organizing meals for the students. Meals will be delivered to the school shortly before 4:00.

Volunteer opportunities are posted to Charms. For more information, contact volunteer coordinator Lorna Tran at


This week’s events: This week we begin our “normal” rehearsal schedule. We will generally stick to this schedule throughout September and October. Monday 5-8 PM rehearsal Tuesday 5-7 PM rehearsal Wednesday – no band events Thursday 7-8:15 AM REHEARSAL Friday 7-8:15 AM REHEARSAL Friday – Football at Weatherford

4:30 – student call time in the band hall (in place, dressed, ready to play). 5:00 – (or as soon as buses/trucks arrive) – eat/pack/load Pit, sousaphone, baritone, horn – instruments to BH2 for loading Grab and go meal for those who pre-paid the booster meal plan All others – bring snacks and drinks from home ~6:45 – National Anthem and other pregame activities 7:00 kickoff 10:00 (estimated) – game ends, travel back 11:30 (estimated) – buses arrive @CHS, students dismissed

Join the Remind texts with code @mebparent for updates

Uniform – khaki or jean shorts, athletic shoes, purple MEB shirt

Bring: refillable water jug, sunscreen, snacks

Saturday – UNT Day

Parents attending but not chaperoning – UNT pregame performance starts at 6:00, kickoff at 6:30

Chaperones – follow this schedule with the students

10:0010:30 AM – student call time @CHS – short rehearsal/set block for halftime 11:0011:30 depart 12:0012:30 arrive UNT 1:00 sectional rehearsals w/UNT students 1:45 move to stadium (parade block) 2:15 full band rehearsal in the stadium 4:30 meal break (box meals provided) 5:15 set up to march to the stadium 5:45 students/chaperones take seats in the stadium/watch pregame events 6:30 kickoff 7:45 (est) halftime show 10:15 (est) return to buses 12:00 (est) arrive CHS

Uniform: Show shirt (arriving this week), details TBD pending weather.

Bring: instrument, flip folder, refillable water jug, sunscreen, snacks

Upcoming events: Friday 9/10 – football home vs Birdville Friday 9/17 – football away at Granbury You can always find the most up-to-date schedule on our website at

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