Plano Band Weekly Announcements

October 18-22, 2021

"There is no experience better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up." ~John Andrew Holmer

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CONGRATULATIONS ON AN STUNNING, PASSIONATE, AND MOVING PERFORMANCE OF THE SWAN AT UIL ON SATURDAY!!! YOUR RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE WAS ON FULL DISPLAY! ONWARD AND UPWARD TO AREA!!!!!



**All-Region registration is now open. Please visit the Plano Band website to register. Entry fee is $12. You may pay online OR via cash/check to the black box (put your name on payment envelope). Please complete registration info and payment ASAP.**

The Swan- UIL Week (10/16/2021)

GOALS FOR THE WEEK

1. Learn new visuals for Area!!

2. Have laser-beam focus all week!!!!!

3. Inspire yourself and others through your work. Area is next week!!

EVENTS THIS WEEK

1. Marching Rehearsals:

  • Monday, 4:30-6pm
  • Tuesday, 4:30-6:30pm
  • Thursday, 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, 4:30-6:30 (percussionists only)

5. Jazz Ensemble Performance @ Sweet Firefly Gourmet Ice Cream & Candied Treats, Wednesday 7pm.

6. Football Game #8 AWAY vs. PESH, Friday @ Kimbrough Stadium (no 7th period 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 shorts, LONG black socks, marching shoes)
  • 4:30pm: Load equipment
  • 4:45pm: Dinner on porch
  • 5:10pm: Change into FULL uniform - NO JEWELRY/HAIR UP!!!!!
  • Carry shako box (w/poncho inside) & garment bag to bus
  • 5:30pm: load buses
  • 6:00pm: Exit bus in full uniform (Take shako box/instrument/go to stands - URGENCY!!!!)
  • 7:00pm: Game start
  • AFTER GAME:
  1. Unload Bus
  2. Check-in Uniform with Uniform Officers
  3. Get instrument from truck / Store in locker or take home

7. PDL Show Rehearsal, Saturday, 1-4pm (percussionists only)

DUE THIS WEEK

1. HONORS Band - Name of solo & composer to be performed at Solo/Ensemble contest - PAST DUE - ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE TYPED

2. Instrument Usage Fee - $85 - PAST DUE (required for all students playing a school-owned instrument)

3. All-Region Band Audition Entries at www.pshsband.org AND $12 Entry fee - DUE NOW

ASSIGNMENTS

  1. WE, SYM, CONC 1 - All-State Music Evaluation 2nd ½ Etude #1 – DUE Tues/Wed (6 Cumulative All-State Tests = Semester 2 Chair Placement)
  2. CONC 2 - Eb & Ab Clark Studies DUE Wed.
    (6 Cumulative Scale, Arpeggio, Patterns Tests = Semester 2 Chair Placement)
  3. HONORS Band - Breezin Thru Theory Online Assignment - DUE Nov. 5 (login info on bulletin board in band hall AND attached)
  • 1st Year Students: Ch. 4-10
  • 2nd Year Students: Ch. 18-24

UPCOMING EVENTS

1. Marching Rehearsals for week of Oct. 25:

  • Mon (10/25) 4:30-6pm
  • Tues (10/26) 4:30-6:30pm
  • Wed (10/27) 4:30-6:30pm
  • Thurs (10/28), 4:30-6pm

2. Football Game #9 HOME vs. Flower Mound HS, Fri 10/29 @ Clark Stadium

3. UIL AREA C Marching Contest, Sat 10/30 @ Mesquite Memorial Stadium

  • Performance time/itinerary - TBD

4. 2nd Trip Payment, $416.67 - DUE Nov. 1 ($1,666,67 Total in account)