Plano Band Weekly Announcements

September 20-24, 2021

"There is no try, Do, or do not." ~Yoda

DISNEY TRIP DEADLINE IS TODAY:

If you are going on the trip, PLEASE sign the trip contract on the Plano Band website and pay the trip deposit BY TODAY!!!!. NOTE: All trip payments will be made through Rycor.

The itineraries for Oct. 2 & Oct. 9 contests are attached to the bottom of this newsletter!

GOALS FOR THE WEEK

1. Polish & clean!!!

2. Have laser-beam focus during all rehearsals as we continue learning The Swan

3. Prepare for a spectacular performance on Friday!!!!!!

4. Give 100% - ALL the time!!!!!

EVENTS THIS WEEK

1. Marching Rehearsals this week:

  • Mon, 4:30-6pm, Tues 4:30-6:30pm, Thurs 4:30-6pm

2. Section Leader Meeting, Tuesday 6:30

3. Sectionals/Masterclasses during class this week (NO PRIVATE LESSONS ON SECTIONAL DAYS)

  • SYMPHONIC & WE – Tuesdays Woodwinds / Wednesdays Brass
  • CONCERT 1 & 2 – Wednesdays

4. PDL Show Rehearsal, Wednesday 4:30-6:30pm (percussionists only)

5. All-Region Jazz Auditions, Wednesday @ Lovejoy HS (student check-in: 5:30p)

6. Football Game #4 AWAY vs. Coppell HS, Friday @ Buddy Echols Stadium (Coppell)

  • No 7th period class release!
  • 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 short, LONG black socks, marching shoes
  • 4:30pm: Load equipment
  • 4:45pm: Dinner on porch
  • 5:10pm: Change into uniform pants - NO JEWELRY/HAIR UP!!!!!
  • Carry shako box (w/poncho inside) & garment bag (w/jacket & gauntlets inside) to bus
  • 5:20pm: load buses
  • 6:15pm: Change into full uniform
  • 6:20pm: Exit bus in full uniform (Shako ON, Gloves, Gauntlets)
  • Take shako box/instrument/go to stands - URGENCY!!!
  • 7:00pm: Game start
  • AFTER GAME:
  1. Unload Bus
  2. Check-in Uniform with Uniform Officer
  3. Get Instrument from truck / Store in locker or take home

7. Plano Drumline Competition, Saturday @ Clark Stadium

  • Performance times: Vines HS 10:48a, Clark HS 11:00a, Plano 1:12p (MB Show), 6:24p (DL Show)

DUE THIS WEEK

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

2. Disney Trip Contract & $325 deposit - DUE TODAY

ASSIGNMENTS

  1. WE, SYM, CONC 1 - All-State Music Evaluation 1st ½ Etude #3 – DUE Sept. 28/29 (6 Cumulative All-State Tests = Semester 2 Chair Placement)
  2. CONC 2 - Eb & Ab Major Scales & Arpeggios DUE Sept. 29
    (6 Cumulative Scale, Arpeggio, Patterns Tests = Semester 2 Chair Placement)

UPCOMING EVENTS

1. Marching Rehearsals for week of Sept 27:

  • Mon (9/27), 4:30-6pm, Tues (9/28) 4:30-6:30pm, Wed (9/29) 7-9 @ Kimbrough Stadium, Fri (10/2) 4:30-6:30p

2. Stadium Rehearsal, Wed. Sept. 29 @ KImbrough Stadium 7-9p. Transportation provided. Meet at PSHS at 5:30. Eat dinner before arriving!

3. Football Game #5 (8th Grade Night) HOME vs. Marcus HS, THURSDAY Sept. 30 @ Clark Stadium - 7th period release!

4. Plano East Marching Invitational, Saturday, October 2 @ Kimbrough Stadium

  • Prelim Performance: 3:15p (itinerary attached)

5. Marching Rehearsals for week of Oct. 4:

  • Mon (10/4), 4:30-6pm
  • Tues (10/5) 4:30-6:30pm
  • Wed (10/6) 5-6:30 @ Clark Stadium (dinner will be served)
  • Plano Cluster Marching Exhibition - Wed. 10/6, 7-9pm @ Clark Stadium
  • Thurs (10/7)) 4:30-6p

6. Football Game #6 AWAY vs Hebron HS, Fri Oct. 8 @ Hawk Stadium (YES - 7th period release)

7. McKinney Marching Invitational, Saturday, October 9 @ McKinney ISD Stadium

  • Prelim performance: 3:00p (itinerary attached)