Announcements 8-18-13

PROGRESS — The first couple of weeks of marching season have flown by! The students have made incredible progress. The directors are very excited about the work ethic and discipline of all students. We are off to a great start.

SCHEDULE — The schedule over the next couple of weeks will be a late rehearsal schedule. This is due to a couple of factors including teacher in-service and a district policy regarding hot weather practice. This week we will rehearse 5:00-8:15 Mon-Fri. The following week, the first week of school, we will start with UIL mandated (8 hour rule) rehearsals. The first week of school will be 6:00-8:30 Mon, Tue, and Thurs. After Labor Day, we will switch to our 4:00-6:30 schedule for the remainder of the marching season.

INDIVIDUAL PHOTO DAY — The band will be taking pictures this Wednesday morning at school. We will take pictures in uniform as individuals. The photos will be taken by Terry Ip. The photos will be used in our yearly composite picture as well as our student database, Charms. Mr. Ip will have packages available for students/parents to purchase. We will follow this schedule: Color guard-8:00, Percussion-8:30, Tubas-9:00, Baritones-9:30, Trombones-10:00, French Horns-10:30, Trumpets-11:00, Saxes-11:30, Clarinets-12:00, Flutes-12:30

BAND REGISTRATION DAY — If you missed registration day, please get the forms signed and notarized as soon as possible. They need to be turned in by Thursday, August 29th at the latest. Fees can be turned in to Mr. Lang before any rehearsal over the next couple of weeks. For further questions, contact Mr. Lang or Mrs. Burum.

CLASS SCHEDULE — All band students should have received their class schedule. If there are problems with a schedule, please contact your counselor immediately. Many issues are an easy fix. Just tell the counselor which class periods you need for band.
1-Wind Symphony
2-Symphonic / Concert band
3-Jazz Band
4-Freshmen band
5-Brass Ensemble
6-Woodwind Ensemble

HANDBOOK AND FEES — The updated band handbook is available to download & print on the band website under the forms section The links are bold and at the top of the page. I have attached the fee form to this email.


Monday 8/19 5:00-8:15 Marching Band Rehearsal

Tuesday 8/20 5:00-8:15 Marching Band Rehearsal

Wednesday 8/21 5:00-8:15 Marching Band Rehearsal

Thursday 8/22 5:00-8:15 Marching Band Rehearsal

Friday 8/23 5:00-8:00 Marching Band Rehearsal
8/23 8:00-9:00 Exhibition and Ice Cream Social

For the entire band calendar for 2013-2014 go to
QUOTE OF THE WEEK – “You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.” -Henry David Thoreau