On Friday, October 16th, the Massillon Junior High School Choirs have been offered the opportunity to sing the National Anthem before the varsity football game. This is a wonderful opportunity for our singers!!
We have set up one rehearsal to prepare for the event. This will be our only opportunity to put both the 7th and 8th grade choirs together and sing on the field. It is vital that the students attend this rehearsal. We will meet on the home side of the stadium at 4:30pm and rehearse until 5:15pm. Students will be released at this time to go home and have dinner. Mr. Rock and Ms. Sullivan will not be staying to supervise between 5:15 and 6:30. Students need to either go home at that time or take advantage of the Middle School Tailgate Party that will be held in Stadium Park.
Students that are not in the band will need to meet at the visitor’s entrance to Paul Brown Tiger Stadium at 6:30pm for a final warm-up. Band students will meet at the armory at 6:00 as previously planned. You will meet up with the choir after you march into the stadium. Students are to wear either orange or black shirts, blue jeans, and athletic shoes.
After the Performance
Once the choir has finished performing the National Anthem, all students will walk with Ms. Sullivan and Mr. Rock to the stands behind the band section of the stadium. If you have purchased a ticket, you will be released to go to your seats. Band members will be directed to their seats in the stands. Students who are not staying for the game will walk with Mr. Rock and Ms. Sullivan to the exit. The junior high school students will only be released to their parents or another responsible adult who has been approved by the parent. If you are being picked up, please have your ride meet you at the home entrance (gate #3).
Students are to remember that all rules and consequences outlined in the Massillon Junior High School Student Handbook will be enforced. We expect the students to conduct themselves in a way that is appropriate for a choir performance.
If you have any questions, please call the Junior High School Choir Office at 330-830-3902 ext. 53202, or contact Ms. Sullivan or Mr. Rock via email.