The Official Newsletter of the Sound of Springtown

Mission Statement:

The Springtown High School Band, "The Sound of Springtown" will commit to raising our standards of excellence through unified efforts and common goals while establishing relationships with one another and upholding our ideals of success.

For week of October 14-20, 2019

SHowcase was a huge success!

The 5th annual Sound of Springtown Marching Showcase was a huge success! Thank you to the band staff, students, Band Backers and the dozens of volunteers that worked on Saturday!! A special thanks goes to Stan Gideon, stadium manager and Brenda Johnson, our Band Backers Showcase Chairman for all of their help in making this the most successful year yet!!

We received several compliments throughout the day from participating directors and parents of competing bands. One director told me "this was the best contest experience my kids have ever had." Another director stated that he "loves the layout, atmosphere and organization of the contest". And several directors complimented on our students leaders who were band guides as "very professional, helpful and overall awesome kids!" It is great to hear that others are seeing what I get to see on a daily basis! Thank you all for being the BEST!

Results from Saturday's competition are as follows:


1) Argyle HS (4A)

2) Fossil Ridge HS (6A)

3) Reedy HS (5A)

4) Arlington HS (6A)

5) North Crowley HS (6A)

6) Kennedale HS (4A)

7) Weatherford HS (6A)

8) Alvarado HS (4A)

9) Godley HS (4A)

10) Robinson HS (4A)

11) Lamar HS (11)

12) Crowley HS (5A)

13) Eastland HS (3A)

14) Castleberry HS (4A)

15) Decatur HS (4A)

16) Brock HS (3)

17) Venus HS (4A)

18) Peaster HS (3A)

19) Grand Prairie HS (6A)


1) Argyle HS

2) Fossil Ridge HS

3) Reedy HS

4) Arlington HS

5) Kennedale HS

6) North Crowley HS

7) Alvarado HS

8) Robinson HS

9) Weatherford HS

10) Godley HS

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Jeff and Kristi Henry owners of "The Bandwagon Music Store", our premier sponsors, award the "Bandwagon" Champion Trophy and an Orion Signature Series "Wink" Trumpet to Argyle HS.

Last monday night rehearsal tomorrow!

Although we don't have classes tomorrow, (Teacher In-service), we DO HAVE our final Monday night rehearsal of marching band season. Rehearsal will be at the stadium from 6:00 - 8:30 pm as usual. The stadium will be open at 5:30 pm to start unloading equipment from the trailers. Please wear your marching band shoes for this rehearsal. Uniform racks will be on site if your shoes are in your bag.

This is our last Monday night rehearsal to prepare for UIL this Saturday. Le's have 100% attendance!!!


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UIL Regional Marching Contest This Saturday at Porcupine Stadium


Itinerary for Saturday, October 19

This itinerary is for our performance only. Many students have signed up to work during the day as well. Information for students and parent/adult helpers will be sent home this week.

9:30 am - stadium opens for unloading

10:00 am - 11:30 am - Run-through Rehearsal

6:30 pm - All students report to SMS Band Hall and begin changing into uniform.

7:15 pm - warm-up


8:15 pm - return to SMS, put uniform and instruments away. ALL STUDENTS WILL NEED TO RETURN TO THE STADIUM AND SIT AS A GROUP FOR ANNOUNCEMENT OF RATINGS AT 9 PM. We will dismiss from there.

Uniform items needed:

Grey Dri-fit Shirt (wash after Friday night's game)

Band Shorts

Long black Socks

Marching Band Shoes

Those working a shift at the contest, please wear your show shirt and jeans.

Football Game PErformance @ DEcatur


6:40 am - full band rehearsal

10:30 am - Pep-Rally

4:00 pm - run-through rehearsal

4:30 pm - load/eat/dress

5:15 pm - Inspection

5:30 pm - depart for Decatur

7:00 pm - Game begins

9:30 - 10:00 pm - game ends

10:00 - 10:30 pm - depart for SHS

10:30 - 11:00 pm - arrive SHS/dismiss

Items needed:

Grey Dri-fit shirt

Band Shorts

Long black socks

Marching shoes

SOS Baseball Cap

Band Fee Payments - Due in full by Oct. 1

Statements for October will be emailed this week. If you do not receive one, please update your email information in CHARMS. Instructions for accessing your CHARMS account can be found here: http://www.soundofspringtown.org/charms-student-parent-.html. ALL fees need to be paid off by Oct. 1.

Payments can be made by the following methods:

1) PayPal - visit our PayPal page here: http://www.soundofspringtown.org/paypal.html

2) Check or Money Order payable to SHS Band can be brought to the Band Office

3) Cash brought to the Band Office

4) Credit Card in the Band Office

Shirts, shoes, shorts, hats, flip folders and lyres have already been ordered or delivered to students, so please help us by paying your fees in a timely manner. We appreciate your support!

Band Backers News

1. The Sound of Springtown Marching Showcase is coming up on October 12! We need lots of adult volunteers to make this day a huge success! Parents can earn points for their students by signing up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B48A5AB2DA7F58-sound4

2. Show shirts are in! If you pre-paid and you were unable to pickup when the designated time was from the phone call made to you, please have your band student pickup the shirt in the band office.

3. The Springtown Band Backers now have an Amazon Smile account and also a Venmo account!

*Amazon Smile is a way for you to help support our band students by just shopping on Amazon. Just got to smile.amazon.com, sign into your personal Amazon account and search for Springtown Band Backer Inc.

*Our Venmo QR code is also below. This is a great way to donate whenever you would like to help out our band kids and NO FEES! @SpringtownBandBackers

Please download the latest version of the Band Calendar for July 29-December 31, 2019

Remember: you can add the band calendar to your smartphone and receive automatic updates.

Instructions for iPhone

Instructions for Android phones

On the daily schedule listed below, the rehearsal times in the morning are 6:40 - 7:40 am. This program only allows times in 15 minute increments.

Full Band Rehearsal

Monday, Oct. 14th, 6-8:30pm

551 Pojo Road

Springtown, TX

Full Band Rehearsal

Tuesday, Oct. 15th, 6:30-7:45am

915 West Highway 199

Springtown, TX

Rehearsal starts at 6:40 am on the parking lot in block. Rehearsal will end at 7:40 am. Required for all band members.

Trumpet Choir Meeting/Rehearsal

Tuesday, Oct. 15th, 4pm

915 West Highway 199

Springtown, TX

Anyone who plays trumpet is invited to come and see what trumpet choir is all about!!

Full Band Rehearsal

Wednesday, Oct. 16th, 6:30-7:45am

915 West Highway 199

Springtown, TX

Rehearsal starts at 6:40 am on the parking lot in block. Rehearsal will end at 7:40 am. Required for all band members.

Marching College

Wednesday, Oct. 16th, 4-4:30pm

915 West Highway 199

Springtown, TX

For students who need extra help with marching. These students need to attend this sectional in lue of their music sectional.

Full Band Rehearsal

Thursday, Oct. 17th, 6:30-7:45am

915 West Highway 199

Springtown, TX

Rehearsal starts at 6:40 am on the parking lot in block. Rehearsal will end at 7:40 am. Required for all band members.

Full Band Rehearsal

Friday, Oct. 18th, 6:30-7:45am

915 West Highway 199

Springtown, TX

Rehearsal starts at 6:40 am on the parking lot in block. Rehearsal will end at 7:40 am. Required for all band members.

Football Game Performance @ Decatur

Friday, Oct. 18th, 4-11pm

608 East Shoemaker Street

Decatur, TX

See itinerary above

UIL Regional Marching Contest Rehearsal

Saturday, Oct. 19th, 10-11:30am

551 Pojo Road

Springtown, TX

See info above

UIL Regional Marching Contest Performance

Saturday, Oct. 19th, 6:30-9:15pm

551 Pojo Road

Springtown, TX


Tuesday, October 22, 7:00 pm - Jazz Band Concert, SHS Auditorium


REMIND has been updated since they restricted enrollment in any one class to 150 members. We now have a student REMIND and a parent REMIND. In addition, the Band Backers also have a REMIND.

If you are not a member, please join:

Sound of Springtown (Student): Text @sosmarch to 81010

Sound of Springtown (Parents): Text @parentsos to 81010

Springtown Band Backers: Text @sosbackers to 81010

As we are limited to 150 members per REMIND account, Parents please only sign up for the Parents account. Thank you!

Band Notes will be emailed, posted on our website, www.soundofspringtown.org and sent through REMIND this week, so be sure to join. Normally, the weekly Band Notes will only be posted on the website and sent through REMIND.

REMIND is also used for important travel updates and general reminders for the Sound of Springtown.

WOW (Words of Wisdom)


But winning is not the point.

Wanting to win is the point.

Not giving up is the point.

Never letting up is the point.

Never being satisfied with what you've done is the point."

~ Pat Summitt


Visit CHARMS for your students financial information