LEHS Band Newsletter

Edition #8 (January 6 - 18, 2021)

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A Note from Mr. Felice

Beginning on Monday, January 11th, the Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Winds will hold SECTIONAL rehearsals after school each day. These sectionals are required each week for a grade. All woodwind and brass sectionals will take place from 3:15-4:15 pm each day.

Wind Ensemble

Monday - Low Brass

Tuesday - Flutes

Wednesday - Trumpets

Thursday - Horns

Friday - Clarinets / Saxes / Double Reeds

Symphonic Winds

Monday - Low Brass / Bassoons

Tuesday - Flutes

Wednesday - Trumpets / Horns

Thursday - Clarinets / Saxes

Friday - OPEN

* Jazz Ensemble - every Tuesday & Thursday (3:15-4:30 pm)

** Percussion Ensemble Rehearsals:

Thur. (1/7) - Wind Ensemble (3:30-5:30 pm)

Mon. (1/11) - TBD

Tue. (1/12) - TBD

Thur. 1/14) - TBD

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TMEA 6A Area Auditions

For those students that advanced to the Area round of auditions, this is the last round to determine membership in the TMEA All-State Bands.

Area Auditions (recordings) will take place from January 9-13, 2021. Students will need to click on the SIGN-UP GENUIS link below to choose a recording time on Saturday, January 9th. These slots will be in 30 minute increments. Any additional recordings will be done after school Monday-Wednesday of the following week.

CONGRATULATIONS again to these students and a special THANK YOU to their private lesson teachers!


Please help me in congratulating ZESHAN FAROOQ for placing in the 2020 TMEA All-State Jazz Ensemble! Zeshan finished in 4th chair, out of all the trumpets that auditioned from across the state of Texas. This places Zeshan in the top 1% of trumpet players from across the state. What a truly remarkable accomplishment! Zeshan, we are all so very proud of you!
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Little Elm High School Band 2020 Christmas Concert (edited)

Upcoming Band Events:

January 8 - 6A Area Cuts Released

January 9-13 - 6A Area Auditions (Recordings)

February 19 - Chamber Recital (YouTube)

February 26 - Chamber Recital (YouTube)

March 5 - Chamber Recital (YouTube)

March 12 - Chamber Recital (YouTube)

February 27 - Percussion Concert

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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)