McKinney Boyd Band Newsletter
Newsletter Top 10 (As of 5/28) Please, read carefully and scroll through to the bottom for the finer details
1. Need help completing your registration? Please reach out to email@example.com ASAP so we can get our orders in on time and be able to move into next year!
2. HURRY! HURRY! HURRY! TIME IS RUNNING OUT! ORDERS TAKEN TILL JUNE 1ST!
Order Now! Brand New Boyd Band and Jazz Band Spirit Wear Gear!
Show YOUR Boyd Band Pride and Jazz Band Pride!
Limited Time Only! Pre orders available Now - June 1st.
3. Letter from our UNIFORM team below including link for our next formal fittings that are on July 21st-23rd!
4. Remind 101 refresh/archive will happen at 8:00am on June 1st. You will receive a last remind before last years classes will be archived, from there you will need to rejoin for your classification for the 2021-2022 school year.
We will begin transitioning to the "BAND APP" for the 2021 season, read below for info to join!
5. Smartmusic pass off/account sign up information and instructions on Audition Canvas (Wind players only).
6. Music PDF's are on the website (boydband.com), go to Media/Music downloads, password is broncoband (shhh, it is a secret :)
7. Thursday's during the summer the band hall will be open for lessons, practice and leadership led training camps (9:30-11:30) READ BELOW FOR MORE IMPORTANT INFO
8. PHYSICALS: You must have an updated physical on file (IN OUR HANDS) for our summer camps before students can participate.
9. Still spots available for Hawaii 2022!! Read below how to sign up!!
Get your Spirit Wear Orders in before June 1st!!!
For the more information section:
HURRY! HURRY! HURRY! TIME IS RUNNING OUT! ORDERS TAKEN WILL JUNE 1ST!
Order Now! Brand New Boyd Band Spirit Wear Gear!
Limited Time Only!! Pre orders Now - June 1, 2021.
Check it out during registration or https://boydband.membershiptoolkit.com under the "Spirit Wear" tab. All new Boyd Band Hoodies, Sherpas, Sweatshirts, PJs, Joggers, Polos, Pullovers, Rain Jackets, Shirts (short sleeve and long sleeve), and Trucker, Bucket, and Camo Hats!
Brand New This Year! Check out the Jazz Band Shirts and Hoodie that are available for a limited time, Now - June 1st.
Buy Your Personalized YARD SIGN and CAR DECAL at this time too! Orders close June 1st!
Check out the Brand New Beanie, Fleece Headband, and Red Lace Pullover Hoodie all are approved Winter Uniform Gear.
Prices will change after August 1st.
Official Volunteer Shirts available now!
You have a choice of Short Sleeve Dir fit or Cotton T-shirts, or a Long Sleeve T-shirt. The Boyd Band Official Volunteer Red T-Shirts must be worn by volunteers riding the buses, chaperoning events, working pit, field crew or any other time a parent or guardian chooses to volunteer in ANY capacity as a Volunteer for the Boyd Band.
Lots of great options to choose from to show YOUR BOYD BAND PRIDE!
All deliveries will be made the first week of Band Camp in July.
If you have any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org
UNIFORM TEAM LETTER: READ CAREFULLY
Hello parents and students!
It’s marching season! We are SO looking forward to a normal season this year!! We’ve missed you all and can’t wait to see your faces again!
Like we do every year, we will be fitting for formal marching uniform, gloves and shoes July 21-23 (see hours on the sign up genius). These fittings are MANDATORY for EVERY student. Unless you have made prior arrangements with us, you must come on one of these days.
Parents of returning students: PLEASE have your student try on their marching shoes from last year. If they do not fit, we need you to order them under “replacement uniform items” in membership toolkit. If I do not get an order for shoes, your student will not get measured. DEADLINE for shoes orders is Monday, July 19th. If shoes are ordered after the deadline, pricing will increase to cover shipping overages.
Please reach out if you have any conflicts or questions. Email us at:
Thank you all for sticking with marching through these past two crazy years! Here’s to an amazing state year and fantastic band!!
Paige Sadler and Kara Wade
Remind 101 UPDATE/ARCHIVE: June 1st @ 8:00AM rejoin for 2021-2022 classification
Remind is the quickest and easiest way for us to send information out. ***We will be transitioning from REMIND 101 to BAND app over the summer into next fall but highly encourage you to sign up for your classification on remind to not have any gaps of communication.
Text the following code to the #81010 :
9th grade student: @boydband9
10th grade student: @boydband10
11th grade student: @boydband11
12th grade student: @boydband12
9th grade parent: @mbbandfm9
10th grade parent: @mbbandfm10
11th grade parent: @mbbandfm11
12th grade parent: @mbbandfm12
Incoming parent/student (current 8th grader): @mbhs8to9
While remind is still going to be the primary means of communication for the summer. We are going to transition to the BAND APP.
It is more user friendly, free and can do more things for us moving forward. Here is the link to join our Marching band "class" (includes parents/students)
Hey Band, join our 'McKinney Boyd Bronco Band' group on BAND - The app for groups and communities!
**WE WILL CONTINUE TO USE BOTH APPS OVER THE SUMMER AS WE TRANSITION INTO USING ONLY THE BAND AP IN THE FALL TO LIMIT COMMUNICATION GAPS
FOR WIND PLAYERS ONLY (WW/BRASS) :Create your Smart Music accounts in order to complete your summer pass offs
The information can be found on your students Canvas page under their audition classroom.
Go to modules and it will be on the top.
Follow the instructions and create your account. The assignments are loaded now!
Questions??: Reach out to your section leader! They can help guide you through the process if you need help!
You must pass off Part 1, 2 and 3 @ 90% to be eligible for a Primary marching spot. Must be complete by July 23rd.
Thursday's during the summer
The band hall will be open on the following Thursday's during the summer from 8:00AM-4:00PM:
- May 27th, June 3rd, June 10th, June 17th, June 24th, July 1st, July 8th and July 15th.
Students can take lessons, practice or meet with their sections for student led training sessions (a Band Director will be on campus).
NEW THIS YEAR!!!: 9:30-11:30 EVERY WEEK
Student leaders will be inviting sections/individuals to meet them at Boyd to help:
- Condition (acclimate to warm/hot weather and strengthen endurance)
- Run Music Masterclasses ( stand tunes/show music/prep for pass offs)
- Run Marching Masterclasses ( anything/everything we didn't get to cover at Mini-Marching)
- Socialize (build better connections and bond)
This is not "required", but our goal is for every student on our team to attend 1 if not multiple. The students who come to these brief camps will be better prepared and successful going into Summer band camp on July 26th.
Physicals for 2021-2022 ***Incoming 8th graders included in this message***
PHYSICALS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED!!! MUST BE DATED APRIL 1ST OR AFTERWARD...
All students in marching band must complete this process before they are allowed to participate EVERY YEAR!!!
It must be completed on the official MISD form, electronic version ATTACHED HERE (CLICK), printed forms are available in the band hall and can be picked up at any time
***IF YOU ARE ALSO IN ATHLETICS AND COMPLETED IT FOR ANOTHER SPORT OTHER THAN MARCHING BAND, MAKE SURE TO GET YOUR COACH OR TRAINER HUTTO TO SEND US A COPY FOR THE BAND.
Hawaii Trip Info/ Document corner....
WE ARE STILL CONTINUING TO REGISTER AND FILL UP SPOTS FOR PARTICIPATING STUDENTS UNTIL ALL SPOTS ARE FULL
We sincerely hope that you will join us for our Spring Trip to Hawaii next year May 25-29th!
ADULTS SHOULD NOT REGISTER FROM THIS POINT FORWARD
CHAPERONES HAVE BEEN SELECTED AND REACHED OUT TO WITH A FORMAL INVITATION!
Students will share quad rooms and the chaperones fee's are based on duo room.
View our Hawaii Info/Document folder:
PLEASE READ THE LETTER IN THE LINK FIRST
I HAVE ALSO ATTACHED THE ZOOM MEETING VIDEO IN CASE YOU MISSED IT BUT ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING!!