Plano Band Weekly Announcements

August 30-September 3, 2021

"I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it." ~Thomas Jefferson

CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE FOR A GREAT FIRST FOOTBALL GAME!!!! YOUR FOCUS AND DETERMINATION WERE TREMENDOUS! GREAT JOB ON "BEING PLANO"!


THE PLANO BAND IS GOING TO DISNEY WORLD & UNIVERSAL STUDIOS FROM MARCH 2-6, 2022!!! Final trip details and cost are continuing to be worked out, but if you are planning on going, please begin thinking and planning for that now. The closest cost estimate for the trip is approximately $1,600. Login to the Plano Band website for more information & to sign trip contract. All trip payments will be made through Rycor.

GOALS FOR THE WEEK

1. Continue learning drill to The Swan

2. Improve every aspect of performance (marching & playing)

3. Perfect overall ensemble sound

4. Perform a perfect Tribute Show at Thursday's game

EVENTS THIS WEEK

1. Marching Rehearsals,
  • Monday, 4:30-6:00pm
  • Tuesday, 4:30-6:30pm
  • WEDNESDAY, 4:30-6pm

2. Section Leader Meeting, Tuesday, 6:30pm

3. Plano Band Restaurant Night, Wednesday @ Raising Canes - 15th St. location (11a-9p) - flyer attached

3. Vertical Raise Fundraiser, CONTINUES / ENDS Thursday

4. Football Game #2, Thursday HOME vs. Rowlett HS (no 7th period release this week)

  • Uniform Rack Locations (Before & After Game): Woodwinds in Practice Rm Hallway; Brass & Percussion in Band Hall
  • 4:15pm: change into performance dress (dri-fit shirt, white shorts, black ANKLE socks, marching shoes
  • 4:30pm - Load equipment
  • 4:45pm- Dinner on porch
  • 5:20pm - Wait outside in bus lines & load buses as they arrive
  • 6:05pm - Assemble in Warm-up arcs
  • 6:30pm - Grandioso step-out
  • 7:00pm - Game start
  • AFTER GAME:
  1. Unload Bus
  2. Check-in Uniform (ONLY shoes this week) on your designated Uniform Rack
  3. Get instrument from truck / Store in locker or take homE

5. PDL show rehearsal, Saturday, 9a-12p (percussionists only)

DUE THIS WEEK

1. Instrument Usage Fee - $85 - pay now on Rycor (required for all students playing a school-owned instrument)

2. Your continued focus!

3. Another great halftime performance!

4. Disney Trip Contract & $325 deposit - DUE SEPT. 20

ASSIGNMENTS

  1. WE, SYM, CONC 1 - All-State Music Evaluation 1st ½ Etude #2 – DUE Sept. 14/15 (6 Cumulative All-State Tests = Semester 2 Chair Placement)
  2. CONC 2 - F & Bb Major Clark Studies– DUE Sept. 15
    (6 Cumulative Scale, Arpeggio, Patterns Tests = Semester 2 Chair Placement)

UPCOMING EVENTS

1. Labor Day - Sept 6 (no school)

2. Marching Rehearsals for week of Sept. 6

  • Mon 9/6 (NO REHEARSAL), Tues 9/7 (4:30-6:30, Student Holiday - YES rehearsal), Wed 9/8, (4:30-6pm), Thurs 9/9 (4:30-6pm)

3. Wind Ensemble Performance at PISD Inservice, Tuesday, Sept. 7. 10:15-11:30a

4. PDL Rehearsal, 9/8, 4:30-6:30p (percussionists only)

5. Football Game #3, AWAY vs. Lake Highlands HS - Friday, Sept. 10

6. Marching Rehearsals for week of Sept 13:

  • Mon (9/13), 4:30-6pm, Tues (9/14) 4:30-6:30pm, Thurs (9/16) 4:30-6pm