NRHS Marching Warrior Holiday Parades 2011

Once again, the NRH marching band is preparing for the Holiday Parade Season.  All students enrolled in John Yeates Middle School that are enrolled in a band class or take private lessons are invited to participate in the marching band at Nansemond River.  The cost to participate for these events is $40 which includes, T-shirt, gloves, spats, Lifetouch picture sitting fee, lunch before the parade, water and Gatorade.  Participation in the Holiday Parades  is limited to brass, woodwind, and percussion players.    *Additional cost for Percussion and Brass players may include a windsuit.  Audition is required for the percussion section since instruments are limited.  Students must be available to attend all rehearsals which are:

November  9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 29 & December 1, 6, and 8, 2011

Performances include:

Norfolk Grand Illumination Parade November 19 @ 5 p.m.

Suffolk Holiday Parade of Lights December  10 @ 5 p.m.

Please fill out the bottom portion of this permission slip and return to Mr. Woodis on November 9, 2011 with a check or money order for $40 made out to Nansemond River High School Band. 

Holiday Parade Band 2011

*** All students planning to participate must attend the November 9 rehearsal from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. ***

NRHS Music Department Harvest Concert Nov 7 @ 7 p.m.

The Nansemond River High School Music Department will present it’s Annual Harvest Concert on Monday, November 7 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.  The concert will feature music from the NR Bands, Chorus, and Orchestra.  All students are required to stay for the entire concert to receive full credit.  The uniform for the concert will be casual attire.  (Black band or NR spirit wear shirts, black or dark blue jeans and sneakers)  Any parents who would like to volunteer fall decarations for the auditorium are asked to contact Dr Neighbors or Mr. Woodis ASAP.  Thank you and we look forward to seeing everyone at the concert.

Congratulations NR Warrior’s Band Alumni!!!!!!

Nansemond River senior James Taylor was attempting to pull off the feat of winning two national titles at the National Scholastic Indoor Championships with the 400 and 200 meter dashes. In his first finals race on Sunday in the 400 meter dash, Taylor went out aggressively in the first 200 meters at 22.0, but was overtaken by Daundre Barnaby of Connecticut in the final 100 meters. Taylor in a rare defeat this season, still ran a personal best and US #6 time of 47.66 for runner-up. Taylor quickly bounced back from the defeat in the 200 meter dash to light up the field and flash a 21.34 US #2 time on the board at the Armory. (Photo by Mary Dibiase Blaich of

  Congratulations James, Juan, Joseph, Maya, Aaliyah, and all of my WARRIOR Family!  God bless you always!

Orchestra participation in Academic Banquet November 3

The NR Concert String Orchestra will be performing in the Academic Recognition Banquet on Thursday, November 3, 2011.  The uniform is semi formal.  All students should wear black shirts (blouses) with a collar, and black pants with black shoes and socks or stockings.  All students should be in the music room by 6 p.m. for warm up and tuning.

Marching band participation in NSU homecoming parade

All MMW Band students should be in the band room by 6:30 a.m. on Saturday with their black shoes, white spats, black socks (no ankle socks), shorts and the current years band T shirt.  Auxiliary should have on the appropriate attire to allow their uniform (costumes) to be worn properly. We will be wearing the official uniform.  All students should bring their wind suit jackets and /or hoodies.  Dancers, Flags and Majorettes are to bring their wind suit pants with the jacket.  We will be staying for the football game. (The forecast high temp. is 64 degrees). NO jewelry is allowed to be worn with the uniform. The band handbook has all of the details concerning the uniform. The parade will begin at 9 a.m. at Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, VA.  The parade route proceeds East down Virginia Beach Blvd, turns right on Merrimac and right on Corprew Avenue. The reviewing stand is located at the campus police headquarters.  Box lunches will be provided from Subway.  We will be staying for the game (NSU vs NC A & T ).  We will be stopping at Golden Corral for dinner after leaving the game.  Students will not need money for food unless desired.  Students will be permitted to visit the concession stand and vendors with a designated chaperon.  We should be back at Nansemond River by approximately 9  p.m.  Students are required to remain with the band for the entire field trip. 
Please arrange to pick up your student at Nansemond River by 9 p.m.  Updates will be posted to the NR Band Booster Facebook page.

Driver Days Parade and Homearama

All band students should be in the band room by 8:30 a.m. tomorrow.  The official uniform will be worn for the parade.  Parade begins at 10 a.m.  We will stopping at the food court at Chesapeake Square for lunch.  Students should bring at least $10 for lunch or a bag lunch.  We will be at Homearama by 2 p.m.  We should arrive back at NRHS no later than 4 p.m.

NRHS Homecoming 2011 Marching Band Participation

The marching band will be participating in the Pep Rally and Homecoming Activities on Friday.  Only band students who attend Thursday’s rehearsal will be allowed to participate in the pep rally.  Students must be in the band room by 8 a.m. on Friday morning. 

Pep Rally Uniform:  Current years Band T-shirt, red wind-suit pants, black socks, drillmasters, spats, flash gloves (sure grip) and no jewelry nor baseball caps.    Auxiliary should wear, black shorts instead of wind-suit pants (pep rally is in the gym) black sneakers for flags and majorettes,  black jazz shoes for dancers,  no boots allowed on the gym floor. 

Homecoming Game:  Official uniform.  We will have a music rehearsal on Friday from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.  All students are expected to attend Friday’s rehearsal.  New music will be distributed.  Food will be provided for students on Friday after the rehearsal.

Great Job at the ODU Homecoming Parade

Excellent job today band  in the parade.  I believe that you were a class act.  You looked and played brilliantly.  We finally settled into controlling the tempos.  Overall great parade.  Remember, we have rehearsal Tuesday and Thursday ONLY.  No rehearsal on Monday or Wednesday after school for this week only.  Homecoming is this weekend.  All band students should plan to stay after school on FridayFood for marching band members will be provided following rehearsal but you must be in rehearsal THE ENTIRE TIME in order to eat.  Rehearsal is from 2:30 – 5:10  and we will take a break in order to dress and prepare for the Homecoming football game. 

Mr Woodis