LEHS Band Newsletter

Edition #9 (January 25 - February 8, 2021)

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A Note from Mr. Felice

Band Sectionals are now in full swing. Every member of both the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds should have a one hour sectional, once a week. All woodwind and brass sectionals will take place from 3:15-4:15 pm each day, with the two exceptions noted below.

Wind Ensemble

Monday - Low Brass

Tuesday - Flutes (4:15 pm)

Wednesday - Trumpets

Thursday - Horns (4:15 pm)

Friday - Clarinets / Saxes / Double Reeds

Symphonic Winds

Monday - Low Brass / Bassoons

Tuesday - Flutes

Wednesday - Trumpets / Horns

Thursday - Clarinets / Saxes

Friday - OPEN

Weekly Recordings

In the Spring Semester, all wind players (woodwinds and brass) are required to make a weekly recording using the built-in Canvas recorder. These assignments are posted on Canvas every Monday, as well as written on the board at school, and are due by midnight on the following Sunday. This gives every student a full week to make each recording, which counts as a summative grade.

UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest

The UIL Region 24 Solo & Ensemble Contest will be virtual this year. Students are currently letting the directors know if they plan to participate. We are asking all students to confirm their choice of solo with a director. We need to be sure that each selection is an approved piece on the UIL Prescribed Music List. The deadline to enter this year's contest is Wednesday, January 27th. Due to the contest being virtual and the fewer number of events that our band program is entering in 2020-2021, the band department will greatly subsidize the cost of this year's contest. Instead of the typical $15 per ensemble member and $30 per accompanied solo, this year's contest will cost each participating band member $5 per ensemble member and $10 per solo.

* The current planned dates for after-school piano accompanist rehearsals are Thursday, February 18th, and Thursday, February 25th. Recordings for the event will be done on March 1-3 at LEHS.

Rehearsal Schedule

Tuesdays & Thursdays (3:30 - 4:30 pm)

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Rehearsal Schedule

1/25, Symphonic Winds (3:30-5:30 pm)

1/26, Wind Ensemble (3:30-5:30 pm)

1/28, All Percussion (3:30-5:30 pm)

2/1, Symphonic Winds (3:30-5:30 pm)

2/2, Wind Ensemble (3:30-5:30 pm)

2/4, All Percussion (3:30-5:30 pm)

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Rehearsal Schedule

1/25, 5:00 - 8:00 pm (small gym)

1/27, 5:00 - 8:00 pm (small gym)

2/1, 5:00 - 8:00 pm (small gym)

2/3, 5:00 - 8:00 pm (small gym)

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Little Elm High School Band 2020 Christmas Concert (edited)

Upcoming Band Events:

February 26 - Chamber Recital (YouTube)

February 27 - Percussion Concert

March 1-4 - UIL Solo & Ensemble Recordings

March 5 - Chamber Recital (YouTube)

March 12 - Chamber Recital (YouTube)

March 18 - Pre-UIL Concert

March 26 - Chamber Recital (YouTube)

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Thanks to the Little Elm Band Boosters, EVERY BAND STUDENT at LEHS was given a one-year subscription to Smartmusic. Smartmusic is an online, interactive program that makes practice more enjoyable and fulfilling for band students. It provides a wealth of practice materials, accompaniment recordings, band recordings, etc..as well as a way for directors to provide greater feedback and performance assessment. Please be sure your child has accepted the invitation that was sent via school email and they complete the Smartmusic registration. They will enjoy having this practice resource!

Please UPDATE Charms Accounts

All 2020-2021 Lobo Band students are now in CHARMS, with the exception of freshman. Please login to Charms and UPDATE ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION ASAP. This will ensure that everyone receives newsletters and other important information regarding the Lobo Band.

Go to charmsoffice.com

Enter as the login: LittleElmHSB

Password: Six-digit Student ID# (unless you have set-up another password)

*Please be sure to SAVE all new information in Charms.

Thank you!


Band Hall Phones

The band directors can be reached at the following extensions: (972) 947-9443

Frank Felice (ext. 25108)

Maxwell Atkinson (ext. 25110)

Matt Neal (ext. 25109)

Kristen Zotti (ext. 25109)