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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.

Ed Uden