Monday, October 4, 2021

 10/08/21 Football Halftime -and- 10/09/21 Lincoln LINKS Competition

Thank you for supporting the Band by helping on the Pit Crew at Harvest of Harmony.  It was a great day.

10/08/21 Football Halftime - our Friday evening Football Halftime will be a normal schedule for the Pit Crew.  5:20 pm at Fine Arts to unload percussion and sousas.  Then at 6:00 move to the North end of Foster Field and unload the trailers.  At 5 minutes remaining in the 2nd Quarter meet at the trailer and prepare for halftime.  After halftime we reload the trailers for travelling to Lincoln on Saturday.  After the game, we load the percussion and sousas and the trailer will stay loaded overnight.

10/09/21 Lincoln LINKS - This Saturday we travel to Grand Island for the Lincoln LINKS Competition.  We load at 8:30 am at KHS and depart at 9:00 which will get us to Lincoln High School (2229 J St., Lincoln) by 11:30 am.  Unless they change their plan, the buses park on the South side of the school and the pit trailers park on the North side of the school.  The field is on the West side of the school.  Our warmup is at 1:00 pm and we perform at 1:30 pm.  After our performance, we will load up the trailers and at 2:00 we head to Gateway Mall for Lunch/dinner and return to LHS at 4:00 for awards at 6:15 pm.  We will leave Lincoln at 7:00 and will be back at KHS by 9:00 to unload.

Remember to wear BLUE.
Contact Ed (308-440-0694) with any questions.



Wednesday, September 29, 2021

 10/02/2021 - Harvest of Harmony in GI

The competitions begin this Saturday.  We leave KHS at 6:00 am and will need some help at Walnut Middle School parking lot (1600 N Walnut Ave) by 7:00 am to unload battery percussion and sousaphones for the Parade.  After Kearney marches in the parade they return to Walnut school and we prepare for a rehearsal at 10:00 am.  We will need to unload everything for this rehearsal.  After the rehearsal, we reload the trailers and go to lunch.  We will be at GISH by 2:00 pm and unload to prepare for the field competition.  Kearney competes at 3:45 pm and the Awards are at 5:00 pm.  We return to KHS at 7:00 pm and unload.

Remember to wear Blue to show our support for our students.  Thank you for your involvement in the Pit Crew.  You are appreciated!

Ed


GISH – 2124 North Lafayette – Grand Island, NE 68803


Thursday, September 23, 2021

   09/24/21 Football Halftime

Thank you to everyone who helped with last week's festival - both the event volunteers and the Pit Crew for our Band - it went well.  This Friday's Football Game Halftime will run very similar to last time.  We will try keep everyone on the same tasks as last game if possible.  Please be sure to sign up on the Pit Crew Sign-up Genius and don't forget to wear BLUE.  We do need more help on the Pit Crew, so please invite someone to sign up and come help us.   Sign-up Genius

We start out by unloading instruments at the trailer on the South side of the Library at UNK (East of Fine Arts) at 5:30 pm.  Then we move the trailer to the North end of Foster Field and unload the Front Ensemble equipment.  This happens before the pre-game.  Then you can watch some of the first half.  At 5:00 minutes before halftime, meet at the trailer at the North end of the field to prepare for moving to the field at 2:00 minutes and then on and off for halftime.  After halftime we reload the equipment in to the trailer.  After the game please make sure all tuba stands, all percussion stands, and the rope comes back to the trailer (parked East of Fine Arts).  The tuba stands are the main thing we need to get back to the trailer by the time the Band gets there.  We will bring the two-wheeled cart to help us transport them.

Check back here for any changes or updated information.

Contact Ed Uden 308-440-0694 with questions.  Thank you for helping!

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

 09/18/21 Saturday UNK Parade & BMF Field Competition


The trailer will NOT be going to the parade (per the Directors), so students will need to get their own equipment to and from the parade, and we will not need to have anyone at the parade route to load/unload the trailer.  This gives us time to be ready for the BMF parking and pit area details.  Know that you can be both a KHS Pit Crew volunteer ~and~ volunteer to help with the BMF event.  Our band is last, so we will just follow our Pit on to the field as the event will be over after our performance.

The Band equipment will be in the KHS Band room when we arrive.  The Band is to assemble in Warmup area A at 2:50 pm, so our Kearney Pit Crew needs to be available by 2:40 pm to help move all the equipment to the South end of the HS parking lot.  We begin staging our pit crew outside the fence at 3:00 pm.  At 3:15 pm we move our Pit on to the track.  So, we need to be set up and ready to go for performance no later than 3:05 pm at the South end.  We follow GISH, so when they are On Deck (their Pit is on the track), our Pit needs to be in the staging area outside the fence.  Be sure to stay on the North half of that driveway so that the GISH band can enter the field and perform.  After the GISH band enters the field, the Hastings Pit will exit the field and then our KHS Pit will enter the track and be On Deck.  Stay on the outside four lanes and be in the order we enter the field.  Remember that this is in reverse order from what we do at UNK for football halftime shows.  The sound system and speakers will always be first, but the rest of the pit will be in reverse order.  Once the Pit is set out on the field, we stand back against the front of the stadium while they perform.  After their performance, we will move everything off the field and then to the Band Room.  If you can help with getting equipment to the Band room and with cleanup, that would be appreciated.

If you are helping with the BMF event, you need to stay at your position with the volunteers for the BMF event until we assemble at 2:45 pm.  At 2:45 pm please join our KHS Pit Crew for moving our gear for the KHS Band performance.  Those not helping with BMF will need to help us with moving equipment while the BMF volunteers are finishing their tasks.  The Parking workers should be done when GISH parks, so they should be able to leave their posts and help on schedule.  The Pit Area volunteers will need to get NP & GISH on the field and then they can join the KHS Pit to help get KHS on/off the field.

Thank you for your help.  We appreciate everyone who is helping.  Everyone is needed for this event to happen successfully, both as a BMF volunteer and as a KHS Pit Crew volunteer.  Thank you.

Remember to wear BLUE.

Thank you for helping and supporting the KHS Band.

Be sure to make our BMF guests feel welcome.  Remember, we represent Kearney in all we do.

Kearney Signup Genius (sign up to help with Pit Crew and/or BMF21):  kearneybands.org - click SignUpGenius

Details for the BMF Parking/PitArea:  http://bit.ly/bmf21crew

Guest map for BMF:  http://bit.ly/kbmf2021

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

  09/10/21 Football Halftime

Thank you to everyone who helped with last week's game.  We have a great team again this year.  We are glad you're part of the Pit Crew team.  This Friday's Football Game Halftime will run very similar to last week's.  We will try keep everyone on the same tasks as last week if possible.  Please be sure to sign up on the Pit Crew Sign-up Genius and don't forget to wear BLUE.  We do need more help on the Pit Crew, so please invite someone to sign up and come help us.   Sign-up Genius

We start out by unloading instruments at the trailer on the South side of the Library at UNK (East of Fine Arts) at 5:30 pm.  Then we move the trailer to the North end of Foster Field and unload the Front Ensemble equipment.  This happens before the pre-game.  Then you can watch some of the first half.  At 5:00 minutes before halftime, meet at the trailer at the North end of the field to prepare for moving to the field at 2:00 minutes and then on and off for halftime.  After halftime we reload the equipment in to the trailer.  After the game please make sure all tuba stands, all percussion stands, and the rope comes back to the trailer (parked East of Fine Arts).  The tuba stands are the main thing we need to get back to the trailer by the time the Band gets there.  We will bring the two-wheeled cart to help us transport them this week.

Check back here for any changes or updated information.

Contact Ed Uden 308-440-0694 with questions.  Thank you for helping!

Friday, August 13, 2021

08/27/21 Football Halftime

Welcome to the 2021 Marching season.  

Pit Crew Volunteers help move the Band equipment.  We load and unload the trailer before and after games and competitions as well as moving the pit equipment on and off the field for the performances.  Contact Ed Uden with any questions.

We need your help on the Pit Crew for the Friday, August 27, 2021 Football Game Halftime.

We unload instruments at the trailer on the South side of the Library at UNK (East of Fine Arts) at 5:30 pm.

Then we move the trailer to the North end of Foster Field and unload the Front Ensemble equipment.  This happens before the pre-game.  Then you can watch some of the first half.  At 5:00 minutes before halftime, meet at the trailer at the North end of the field to prepare for halftime.  After halftime we reload the percussion equipment in to the trailer.  After the game please make sure all tuba stands, all percussion stands, and the rope come back to the trailer.

Check back here for any changes or updated information.

Contact Ed Uden 308-440-0694 with questions.  Thank you for helping!

NOTE:  This year may again bring schedule changes at a moment's notice.  Please check this blog for Pit Crew changes and check the Sign-Up Genius for schedule changes.  We appreciate your help and your flexibility.  We will do our best to give our students the best possible experience again this year.


Now for the details if you're interested.

The Band marches halftime at Friday night's game vs GISH.  We need your help right before the game (during pregame) and possibly as the game starts at the North end of Foster Field, by the blue Band trailer.  We will help get equipment unloaded so the Pit can warm up and get everything set up.  We should be unloaded by the start of the game so you can then watch the first quarter and most of the second quarter.  Then, at 5 minutes remaining in the 2nd Quarter, we need everyone back at the trailer and we will get ready to go on the field.   At 2 minutes before Halftime, we move on to the NW side of the field to preset and then move to the field at the start of halftime.  After the Band has performed we move everything back off the field and load it all back in to the trailers.  This week will be our first run this year, so there may be some adjustments made as we go - thank you in advance for your patience as we get everything fine tuned.  These first weeks are vital because we are establishing what we each need to be doing for Halftime so that when the competitions start, we know the routine and can execute smoothly.  Come join the team, we will have a fun time.

We could also use a few people to help at 5:30 pm at UNK Fine Arts to get the percussion battery and sousaphones out.  Look for the blue Band trailer - we will be parked on the South side of the C.T. Ryan Library (East of the Fine Arts building).  Then again AFTER the game please help pick up the percussion stands and the tuba stands and bring them to the trailer at the same spot East of UNK Fine Arts where we load the battery and sousaphones back in to the trailer and then unload back at the High School Band room.  Students do most of this work, but it helps to have some adults around to assist in loading & unloading the trailer at UNK as the students are in uniform and we don't want to risk damaging uniforms as we load and unload stuff from the trailer.

Remember to Sign Up on the Band Website at SignupGenius (see link on Band website) for your spot for each performance.  IF possible, it would be ideal to have the same 12 people for the competitions and games so that everyone has their job and know what needs to happen.  But, we understand that not everyone can be at every game and competition, so we appreciate your help and your willingness to volunteer and support the Band.  


Your help is needed and it is appreciated!  Thank you!

Remember to wear BLUE.

If you have any questions, call or text Ed Uden 308-440-0694.

Monday, October 19, 2020

 10/23/20 Football Halftime and 10/24/20 Kearney/Columbus Covid Contest

Thank you to everyone for supporting the Band this year.  We have one more football halftime this Friday, 10/23/2020.  Plase sign up on the Signup-Genius so we know we have enough help on hand.  Remember to wear blue.

The football game will be our normal schedule.  We unload instruments by the UNK library at 5:30.  Then at 6:00 we move the trailer to the North end of UNK Foster Field and unload the Front Ensemble.  At 5:00 minutes left in the 2nd Quarter, meet at the trailer to prepare for moving everything on the field for the halftime show.  After halftime, we reload the trailer.  After the game, please make sure all percussion and tuba stands are returned to the trailer.  The trailer will be by the library for reloading instruments after the game.  After we have everything loaded, we will move to KHS to unload the trailer back to the Band room for Saturday's competition.

On Saturday, 10/24/2020, we need to meet by the Band room by 3:00 pm to help move our pit equipment to the track.  See our volunteer crew schedule/plan at:   http://bit.ly/kccc2020crew
We move the equipment to the South end of the football field, setup in 'reverse-UNK' order, run the show, and then move all equipment back to the Band room after our Band's performance.

Guest Band info:   http://bit.ly/kccc2020

KHS Volunteer info:   http://bit.ly/kccc2020crew