Scoggins Advanced Band Newsletter

Thanksgiving Break Edition

Newsletter Highlights

  • Fan Angel Fundraiser - THANK YOU!
  • Thanksgiving BINGO- EXTRA CREDIT!
  • Travel Release
  • Wind Ensemble Holiday Tour
  • Lovepacs
  • Objective Cards
  • Sectionals
  • Amazon Wish List
  • Covid- Quarantine
  • Upcoming Events
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Update

Thank you so much to all those that donated and supported our fundraiser! We were able to earn over $8,000!!! This will be a HUGE help to support our program this year.


Students that participated will be receiving their raffle tickets on the block day when we return.

Thanksgiving Bingo - EXTRA CREDIT

On Friday, December 3 from 4-6pm we will be having our 1st Band Karate Reward Party! In order to attend students must have achieved 3 belts. We are giving students an extra credit opportunity to earn up to 2 belts.


  • Earn 2 Belts - Have a BLACKOUT with all squares completed
  • Earn 1 Belt - Complete at least 15 squares.


Students that have completed all objective cards and are not in need of extra have the opportunity to earn a "Rare Belt". Rare Belts will only be offered for students who are tracking with their Objective Cards 100%. A special EOY recognition will be achieved if all Rare Belts are earned.

Thanksgiving Bingo

Students must turn in with a parent signature on Monday to receive extra credit. No late bingo cards will be accepted.

How to Use Smartmusic Composer

To complete a blackout students will need to use this to complete a square.

Travel Release

Our Holiday Tours begin our return to participating in field trips, and we need everyone to complete our electronic permission slip. Frisco ISD has made changes to it field trip policies allowing parents to transport their child to and from events. If you do not want your child to ride the bus for events please email me so that I may send you a seperate form. Otherwise we need all families to complete this form as it will be good for the remainder of this school year.
Travel Release-Google Form

All families must complete for each child in the band program.

Wind Ensemble - Holiday Tour to Ogle Elem on Dec.2

Date: Thursday, December 2nd

Who? Wind Ensemble

Where: Ogle Elementary

Dress: Informal Uniform:

Scoggins Band T-shirt, Blue jeans, Casual Shoes


Itinerary


8:00AM Students report to Ogle Elementary

(see map on next page-go through bus lane in front of school, do not drop off at street)

8:15 - Begin Warm Up

9:15AM - Performance at Ogle Elementary

10:05 a.m. Return to Scoggins (bus)


Transportation

No bus is available to deliver students to Ogle, so it is each student’s responsibility to be

dropped off by their parents or an arranged carpool at Ogle Elementary at 8:00 a.m. (see

map on button below).


As much as possible, students are encouraged to arrange a carpool with other band

members in order to avoid creating a traffic jam at Ogle during this drop-off time.


Tardiness

Students arriving late will not be admitted and will receive an unexcused absences for any time

missed -- be punctual!


Transportation Concerns

If any students aren’t able to be dropped off at Ogle this morning, please contact Mr. Davis as soon as possible so we can find a solution. Parents do have the option to pick up their students from Ogle and bring them to Scoggins. If this is an option you would like please reach out to Mr. Davis for more information.

Scoggins Band Gives Back - Lovepacs

We are excited to give back to our community partnering with Lovepacs for a food drive and blessing cards. Please see the info below as well as a short video on how to help. We will be explaining in detail with our students when we return.

Objective Cards - Due December 3

Performance Objective(Assessed At School) - Minor Grade


  • These items will be passed off during class/sectionals by a director


Action Objective(Completed Outside of Class Period)


  • This section will be for students who are looking for acceleration!


How to earn a Karate Belt


  • Students must pass off ALL Performance Objectives and 1 Action Objectives.
  • Parent Signatures required on Objective Card
  • Belts will be awarded once every 3 weeks

Sectional Schedule

Sectionals will resume second semester. Thank you!
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Any and all donations to help support our band hall, students and directors would be greatly appreciated!

Covid Positive or Quarantine?

If your child has to stay home due to being Covid positive or is quarantining we want to make band as little stress as possible. Please use the guidelines below to help your child feel at ease with expectations:


Feeling Ill: Your child does not need to practice or worry about what is going on in band. We will catch them up once they return. Please have them clean their instrument prior to playing. Click HERE for instructions on how to clean brass instruments. Woodwind instruments need to throw away reeds that were used during the time they were ill.


Quarantine or Asymptomatic: Continue to practice as guided by the practice log focusing on the items assigned on the objective card.

Upcoming Events

December 2 - Wind Ensemble Holiday Tour - Ogle Elementary

December 3 - Holiday Reward Party - More info to come next week!

December 7 - Instrument Extravaganza - Scoggins Middle school

December 8 - Wind Ensemble Holiday Tour - Comstock Elementary

December 9 - Symphonic Band Holiday Tour - Elliott Elementary

December 13 - Emerson Cluster Winter Concert - Emerson High School

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