Bushwackers Announce 2008 Open House
The Bushwackers are delighted to announce that our Open House and first rehearsal of the new season will be at:
1:00 PM on Saturday November 24th at Mahwah High School, 50 Ridge Road in Mahwah, New Jersey.
The Bushwackers always hold their Open House on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving, but the big change this year will be a much better place in which to hold the exciting start of our 2008 season. “This facility is one of the best Bush has ever used.” announced Director Jay Morlot in a message to the corps membership.
Registration will begin at 1:00. After time for veterans to greet each other and prospective members, we will be treated to a presentation of our plans for the 2008 season, and then we will break up into sections and do what we all came for: playing, spinning, dancing, etc. The day is expected to end at 6:30.
What will you need to bring with you?
EVERYONE participating in the Open House is required to bring a $25 Non-refundable Registration Fee, and since we expect a large turnout, potential members may want to bring their own instruments if they can.
BRASS should bring gloves, a hand towel, a music stand, and a mouthpiece if you have one.
GUARD should bring clothing they can move and dance in, gloves, and the weapon(s) you are interested in spinning if you have them.
PERCUSSION should bring sticks, and/or mallets, and Battery should bring a drum pad if you have one.
“We were looking for an ideal location for our Open House,” said Mr. Morlot. “It had to be convenient to many places: northern New Jersey, northeastern and central Pennsylvania, Connecticut, the Boston area, and New York City, but also easily reached from Philadelphia, southern New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. The ideal location would also be accessible by mass transportation. Mahwah High School fits the bill perfectly!”
Assistant Director Bob Kidd is equally enthusiastic about this development. “Mahwah is the superb site to start the Bushwackers’ 2008 season…a great facility with easy access from all over the map. It really couldn’t be better for the corps and its members.” And, Mr. Kidd adds “The Bushwackers want to thank the Mahwah Board of Education for their cooperation and hospitality. Hosting our first member meeting and rehearsal is certainly an auspicious start to our 27th season.”
Newly appointed Director of Operations Tiffany Duncan was instrumental in working through the complex arrangements that were involved, and her elevation to that post will be one of the many exciting developments that will be announced on November 24.
The mission of The Bushwackers is to provide Quality experiences in education and performance as well as opportunities for Quality people to learn from each other and form lifetime friendships. We hope you can be part of the six-time DCA Champion Bushwackers as we embark on our 27th season, and if you have any questions about the Open House, please contact Tiffany Duncan at Tiffany [at] Bushwackers [dot] org.
Stay tuned to www.bushwackers.org for more exciting announcements from The Bushwackers!!
If you’re interested in marching, checking it out, or even just getting some more information…please fill out a membership form at http://www.bushwackers.org/member/ or email us by clicking here. Or, just stop by Mahwah High School on November 24.