US BANDS CONTEST — The marching contest on Saturday 9/29 in Midlothian will be the first of our competitive season. The students have been working hard and are excited to show off their production. I always like to see a huge group of parents in the stands with their gold shirts and flags. The kids, while the will never admit it, appreciate it too. I have a bunch of pre-sale tickets in my office for anyone that would like to purchase one. They are $9 and I will have them available up until the day of the contest. If you wait and buy tickets at the gate, they will be $11.
I will have an itinerary with further details outlining the contest that day as soon as I get a final schedule from the contest director.
SCHEDULE — The busy part of the season is quickly approaching. It will soon seem that every day is another event in band. The band staff will do everything we can to remind students of their many obligations. If you have any questions, contact us by email first. Also, check the band calendar often as I will be updating times as I get more details. I will also try to put the address into the details of each event so you can easily “google map it”. The calendar link is http://tinyurl.com/clwm7ta
CAR WASH — The band boosters will have their first car wash fundraiser of the year on Oct. 6th. The attached flier will explain the details. Every band student will help wash cars during a morning or afternoon shift. Students will collect pledges to help raise money for our efforts.
VIKING BAND TUTORING — After school from 2:45 — 3:45, tables are set up in the band hall for students to do homework and get tutoring from their band peers. A list of available tutors for various subjects is posted in the band hall. We encourage all students to take advantage of this time.
CONTEST LOCATION CHANGE — The contest on Oct. 20th is now going to be at Wylie HS. It was originally at Adamson HS.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED — We have many events this fall that require parent support. To help with band events, you must be and AISD approved volunteer. The application can be found at aisd.net. After approved, go to the band website to find out more. https://lamarmusic.org/
THE WEEK AHEAD
* Friday 9/21 NO SCHOOL NO FOOTBALL
* Saturday 9/22 7:00-12:00 All-Region Jazz Auditions
* Saturday 9/22 6AM — 11PM McKinney Drumline Contest
* Monday 9/24 4:00-6:30 Full Band Rehearsal
* Monday 9/24 7:00-8:00 Community Pep Rally (Full Show Performance)
* Tuesday 9/25 4:00-6:30 Full Band Rehearsal
* Thursday 9/27 4:00-6:30 Full Band Rehearsal
* Friday 9/28 4:00-11:00 Football game @ North Crowley
* Saturday 9/29 2:00-11:30 Marching Contest @ Midlothian HS
* Tuesday 10/2 5:00-10:30 Dean Corey Band Night @ UTA
QUOTE OF THE WEEK — “The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.” – Arthur C. Clarke