Pride of New Albany 2015 – Costumes

 

The Pride of New Albany is proud to present their 2015 Marching Band Show THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED!!!

 

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The Wonderful World of Oz will be the back drop of our story, and the show will follow the path of Elphaba (The Wicked Witch of the West) as she discovers who she is and what she stands for.

The storyline is predominately based from the Broadway Musical WICKED.  In the musical, the question is raised of whether a person can truly be born wicked, or if wickedness is merely a label thrust upon a person by society.  THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED will pay tribute to this idea, and will encourage the audience to journey with the Wicked Witch as she owns her identity, her decisions, and her beliefs, no matter what the cost may be.

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED with feature music from several movies, books and musicals set in the Land of Oz, including the Main Title from Oz the Great and PowerfulSomewhere Over the Rainbow from the Wizard of OzI’m Not That Girl from the Broadway Musical WICKED, and Defying Gravity from the Broadway Musical WICKED.

As the Pride of New Albany enters a new, more competitive season in its long-standing legacy of excellence, it is important that we weave a very clear storyline for our audience, and for our judges.  For us, this means turning the football field into a stage and bringing the music to life theatrically.  We no longer want you to just hear beautiful music.  Instead, we want to provide you with a complete visual experience: aurally, visually, and emotionally.

So journey with us next fall as we bring the World of Oz to life on the marching field!!!  Come and see us pave the yellow brick road, create the Emerald City, and see the New Albany Auxiliaries shine as they become the Wicked Witch of the West!

 

 

 

Sports Physical Screening Event Scheduled for May 2

School personnel from the New Albany and Union County School Districts are once again working with local physicians, physical and occupational therapists, and athletic trainers to make preparations for the upcoming pre-participation sports physical screening event to be held on Thursday, May 2nd.  For the sixth consecutive year, the physicians of Creekmore Clinic will allow the use of their office for this event.  However, Creekmore Clinic is not responsible for required follow-ups.

The Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) requires all students who will participate in any MHSAA sanctioned event to have a pre-participation physical assessment.  This includes all students in grades 7-12 who will participate in any sport, including cheerleading, band, and chorus.  This evaluation must take place every year in which a child participates in an activity.

We will continue to require that students entering the 9th grade (current 8th graders) be seen by their personal physician for their physical evaluation in their physician’s office and not during the screening event. The MHSAA physical form for 2013-2014 9th grade students will be given to all current 8th graders and will also be available in all local physician/nurse practitioner offices. School officials and health care professionals encourage all parents with a child entering the 9th grade for the 2013-2014 school year to call and schedule their child for a wellness exam with his or her personal physician as soon as possible.  All completed physical forms should be turned in at the school before the end of this school year in order for the students to begin practices as scheduled.

“We feel that the past several years’ physical screening events have been very successful for students, parents, and schools and we will continue with the same process this year,” stated Dr. Brad Scott.

All students who plan to participate in an MHSAA sanctioned activity will soon be receiving a copy of a personal medical history form that MUST be completed, signed, and returned to the child’s school prior to May 2nd.  Each school will determine when these forms are due.  If a child does not have his or her form completed and signed by a parent, he/she will not be eligible to participate in the health-screening event.

School administrators appreciate the continued community support for extracurricular activities in the schools.  “Students who participate in these activities generally perform better in the classroom, have fewer discipline issues, and are less likely to drop out of school,” according to Jackie Ford, Superintendent of New Albany Schools.

“Our schools are fortunate to be a part of a community where physicians, healthcare professionals, and so many others are willing to donate their time so that our students are eligible to participate in extracurricular activities” said Tammie Reeder, Health Services Coordinator for New Albany Schools.

Any parent with questions about this year’s pre-participation screening should contact the child’s school.

 

 

 

 

Sports Physical Screening Event Scheduled for May 5

School personnel from the New Albany and Union County School Districts are working with local physicians, physical and occupational therapists, and athletic trainers to make preparations for the upcoming pre-participation sports physical screening event to be held on Thursday, May 5th.  For the fourth consecutive year, the physicians of Creekmore Clinic will allow the use of their office for this event.  However, Creekmore Clinic is not responsible for required follow-ups.

The Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) requires all students who will participate in any MHSAA sanctioned event to have a pre-participation physical assessment.  This includes all students in grades 7-12 who will participate in any sport, including cheerleading, band, and chorus.  This evaluation must take place every year in which a child participates in an activity. 

We will continue to require that students entering the 9th grade (current 8th graders) be seen by their personal physician for their physical evaluation in their physician’s office and not during the screening event. The MHSAA physical form for 2011-2012 9th grade students will be given to all current 8th graders and will also be available in all local physician/nurse practitioner offices. School officials and health care professionals encourage all parents with a child entering the 9th grade for the 2011-2012 school year to call and schedule their child for a wellness exam with his or her personal physician as soon as possible. 

“We feel that the past several years’ physical screening events have been very successful for students, parents, and schools and we will continue with the same process this year,” stated Dr. Jason Dees.

All students who plan to participate in an MHSAA sanctioned activity will soon be receiving a copy of a personal medical history form that MUST be completed, signed, and returned to the child’s school prior to May 5th.  Each school will determine when these forms are due.  If a child does not have his or her form completed and signed by a parent, they will not be eligible to participate in the health-screening event. 

School administrators appreciate the continued community support for extracurricular activities in the schools.  “Students who participate in these activities generally perform better in the classroom, have fewer discipline issues, and are less likely to drop out of school,” according to Ken Basil, Superintendent of Union County Schools. 

“Our schools are fortunate to be a part of a community where physicians, healthcare professionals, and so many others are willing to donate their time so that our students are eligible to participate in extracurricular activities” said Dr. Charles Garrett, Superintendent of New Albany Schools. 

Any parent with questions about this year’s pre-participation screening should contact the child’s school.

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NAHS BAND PERFORMS IN CHICAGO

The Pride of New Albany performed at the prestigious Field Museum in Chicago, IL on April 19 during a recent trip to the “Windy City”.   The students were welcomed with applause after performing for a large audience of museum visitors.

The group of eighty-nine students and chaperones enjoyed the weekend in Chicago and visited many of the city’s landmarks and attractions.  During their stay, the group visited the Museum of Science and Industry, The Shedd Aquarium, Navy Pier, Michigan Avenue and the famous Sears Tower.  They also took in shows such as Blue Man Group and Medieval Times dinner and show and saw Chicago landmarks such as Harpo Studios, The Staple Center, and Wrigley Field.

The Pride of New Albany has enjoyed many successes in the 2007-08 school year.  The Marching Band was a finalist in the 4A Grand Championships in the fall and both the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble achieved superior ratings at recent state concert band competition.  The Pride will conclude the year with a final Spring Concert on May 8 at the NAHS Auditorium.

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