LEHS Band Newsletter #16

January 8 - 17, 2020

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Weekly Rehearsal Schedule

January 8-10, 2020

Wednesday - N/A

Thursday - 3:45-5:45 pm (Wind Ensemble Percussion)

Friday - 3:30-6:30 pm (UIL Reading Sessions - WE & SW)

January 13-17, 2020 (Wind Sectionals Begin - WE & SW)

*Sectionals will occur from 3:15-4:30 pm each day.

Monday - Low Brass

Tuesday - Horns & Trumpets

Wednesday - Clarinets & Saxophones

Thursday - Flutes & Double Reeds

Friday - N/A

January 13-17, 2020 (Percussion Sectionals)

*Sectionals will take place from 3:45-5:45 pm on Mon., Tue, and Thurs.

Jazz Ensemble (every week)

Tuesdays & Thursdays (4:30-5:30 pm)

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UIL Reading Session (WE & SW)

Friday, Jan. 10th, 3:30-6pm

1900 Walker Lane

Little Elm, TX

The Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds will have a UIL Reading Session for two and a half hours on Friday afternoon. This extended session will give both UIL ensembles the opportunity to explore several selections that may be used for the UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Contest.

Congratulations!! Region 24 All-Region Band

The following students have placed in the Region 24 All-Region Band!

Lucero Morado - Piccolo (1st Chair - Advances to AREA)

Hayden Ingram - Piccolo (Symphonic Band)

Ysabella Ocampo - Flute (Symphonic Band)

Anthony Florentino - Clarinet (Concert Band)

Jasmine Thoek - Clarinet (Concert Band)

Aaron Dickerson - Trumpet (Concert Band)

Bryce Humphress - Bass Clarinet (Freshman Band)

Tyson Kendrick - Clarinet (1st Chair - Freshman Band)

The following students were selected as alternates for the All-Region Band:

Cayven Yi - Alto Sax (Alternate)

Kevin Santana - Clarinet (Alternate)

The following student placed in the Region 24 All-Region Jazz Ensemble earlier this year:

Zeshan Farooq - Trumpet (Jazz 2)

TMEA Area Band Auditions

Saturday, Jan. 11th, 9am

185 West Parkway Boulevard

Coppell, TX

Weekly Recordings (Google Classroom)

Each week, our Lobo Band students will be required to record themselves passing-off music, which should be submitted on the appropriate Google Classroom page. Students are assigned the recordings on Monday and have a full seven days to get them submitted. All recordings should be done with the use of a metronome. These recordings will count as a summative grade.

Wind Ensemble - DC&F #34 (Harmonic Sequence in Ab)

Symphonic Winds - DC&F #34 (Harmonic Sequence in F)

Symphonic Band - DR (F Major Scale Series)

Google Classroom Codes:

Wind Ensemble - 0waq12w

Symphonic Winds - 0032tuh

Symphonic Band - 5xavy76

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UIL Solo & Ensemble

Saturday, Feb. 22nd, 8am

3000 Los Rios Boulevard

Plano, TX

LEHS Band students signed-up to participate in over 80 events at this year's UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest. Beginning on January 8th, students will have two and a half weeks to pay for their entry fees. As always, the Band Department will assist with entry costs by lowering the amounts due. Please see the amounts owed below:

Solo / Unaccompanied (this is RARE) - $10 each

Solo / Accompanied (most solos) - $40 each (This also covers 1/2 of the accompaniment costs. Professional pianists will be hired through the band department. These piano accompanists will rehearse at least two times with each student before the performance day.)

Ensembles - $10 per ensemble member

* Band members may only participate in one solo and one ensemble.

** UIL Solo & Ensemble entry fees are due no later than Friday, January 24th. Parents may either send cash payments (please use envelopes on the black mailbox in the band room) or make checks payable to LEBB. Band directors do NOT collect these payments. Thank you!

Upcoming Events

January 8 - LEBB Meeting

January 10 - UIL Reading Sessions (WE & SW)

January 11 - Area Band Auditions (Coppell HS)

January 13 - LEHS Band Sectionals Begin

January 25 - Winter Guard Preview Show @ Coppell HS

January 28 - Jazz Ensemble Concert

February 8 - WGI Dallas Regional

February 9 - Metropolitan Winds Concert @ Moody

February 22 - Winter Guard @ Red Oak HS

February 22 - UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest

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Volunteer Background Form

All parents need to complete a volunteer form for the new school year. This allows you to chaperone or volunteer any band event within the school year.

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Please UPDATE Charms Accounts

All 2019-2020 Lobo Band students are now in CHARMS. 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)