LEHS Band Newsletter #17

January 21-31, 2020

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Weekly Rehearsal Schedule

*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

Percussion Sectionals

*Sectionals will take place from 3:45-5:45 pm.

Pyroclastic Steam (Mon., Tue., & Thur.)

Jazz Ensemble (every week)

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

Winter Guard @ Coppell HS

Saturday, Jan. 25th, 3-10:30pm

185 West Parkway Boulevard

Coppell, TX


3:00-5:00 pm - Rehearsal

5:00-5:30 - Load Small Trailer

5:00 - Show Prep / Eat Your Own Dinner

7:00 - Depart for Coppell

9:23 - Performance! Go Lobos!!

10:00 - Load Trailer / Depart for LEHS

LEHS Jazz Ensemble Preview Performance

Tuesday, Jan. 28th, 7-7:30pm

1900 Walker Lane

Little Elm, TX

This will be a preview (short) performance by our Jazz Ensemble. The performance will be held in the band room at 7 pm. We hope everyone will join us for this entertaining concert!

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 - No recording this week.

Symphonic Winds - see Google Classroom

Symphonic Band - No recording this week.

*These are DUE on Sunday, February 2nd.

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 31st. 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!

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Dallas Getaway Weekend, May 15-17, 2020

Dallas Getaway Weekend

Friday, May 15th, 3pm to Sunday, May 17th, 7:15pm

Dallas, TX, USA

Dallas, TX

The TOTAL COST of this weekend getaway is $360 per person. Please see the attached itineray for the MULTITUDE of events that your child will get to participate in over this 2 1/2 days:

Package Includes:

2 Nights Lodging in The Dallas Embassy Suites

2 Full Breakfasts

Family Style Dinner at Bucca di Beppo’s

Admission to The Dallas Symphony Concert Including:

a. Symphony No. 2 By Sibelius

b. Piano Concerto No. 21 by Mozart Featuring Artist Stephen Hough

c. Hansel and Gretel by Humperdinck

Admission to The Dallas World Aquarium

Admission to The Perot Museum

Admission to The 6th Floor Museum

Dinner Show at Medieval Times

Admission to Six Flags Over Texas Amusement Park

Payment Schedule:

February 7th - $100

March 6th - $100

April 3rd - $100

May 1st - $60

*All payments must be received by the dates above. If payment deadlines are not met, a student may be removed from the trip.

*Refund deadlines:

100% refundable until 3/6/2020

50% refundable from 3/7/20 - 4/3/20

Non-refundable after 4/3/2020

*All payments will be made to LEBB (Little Elm Band Boosters). These should be placed in an envelope, filled out by the student, and placed in the black box in the Band Hall.

Upcoming Events

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

February 29 - Winter Guard @ WGI Regional (Austin)

February 29 - LEISD Percussion Cluster Concert

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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)