Staley Band Update


A Note From Your Directors

We hope everyone is doing well. As a staff the news about school not resuming for the remainder of the year hit us all pretty hard. We love working with your kids and making music everyday with them. As we figure out the end of the year thank you for your patience as we navigate finishing out this year and transitioning to next year.

Below we have information from our boosters and some early 'end of year' information. Please let us know if you have any questions and we will be sure to send more information as we get additional guidance from the district.

If you are a 5th grade family disregard the audition information- but we would love for you to consider participating on our booster board or helping out with our Kendra Scott even!

Thank you,

-Mr. Wood, Ms. Hoffman, Mr. Seymour, & Mr. Martinez

SMSBPA Booster Board

Are you interested in serving on the SMSBPA Board? We will have multiple positions available as there are 8th graders moving up to High School. We are in the process of figuring out how to nominate and vote before the end of the year- but please let Mr. Wood know if you are interested. Our top needs will be treasurer and concession stand coordinator. It is a great team and we would love to have your help!

Staley 6th & 7th Audition Info

The directors are working up a plan for our end of year audition. All current 6th and 7th graders will need to submit a recording whether they are returning or not as this is a major grade. We will send the music out on April 24th and the upload will be due on May 15th.

Memorial High Audition Info

HERE IS THE LINK to find information for the 2020-2021 Memorial High School Band Audition. Submission deadline for all students will be Friday, May 1 in Google Classroom. Please be sure to submit your materials on time so that the band directors can work with MHS counselors to finalize schedules for next year. Good luck and happy practicing!! Note that the google class code in the packet is incorrect. It is actually 2cnnch5- also log in with your FISD student email account. If you have any questions please email Mr. Nitsch or Ms. Pyle.

Frisco High Audition Info

Frisco Band Auditions for the 2020-21 school year- recorded submissions to be uploaded between May 10 and May 15: Brass and Woodwind students, click here to download and print/save your audition scales and etudes! (Note: PERCUSSION students will be receiving materials and completing their audition at a later date). The audition packet cover page has instructions for uploading your recordings. The BEST way for students to prepare for their audition is through private lessons with their lessons teacher- many teachers are still teaching remotely during social distancing. If your student was not already enrolled in private lessons, we invite them to get a head start with the teacher for their instrument at FHS. Contact Mr. Simon for information (

Zoom Office Hours

With the additional security functions Zoom has, it is best for students to reach out to their teacher to set up a time to meet online. Please be sure to mention the best day/time options and the email to send the invite to (whether parent or student email).

This is still a great option to get help with music or have any questions about next year- plus you might even be able to see Mr. Wood's purple mohawk!