Reynolds MS Band
UPDATED April 20th Newsletter
Reynolds Band Solo Festival: Saturday, May 1st Performance Times
Reynolds Band Solo Festival Information
Where Reynolds Middle School
Please enter through the cafeteria doors 30 minutes before your performance time.
Attire Dress Code Appropriate “Sunday Best”—no t-shirts, shorts, or jeans, please! 🙂
*The percussionist will not perform at this event. Percussion has already had their festival.
When: Saturday, May 1st
Please arrive and enter through the Reynolds cafeteria doors 30 minutes
before your performance time. The cafeteria is the warm-up area.
15 minutes before you perform, line up quietly outside of your performance room.
Please find your student's time and room on the Solo Performance Times Link below.
***Please click on the tabs at the bottom of the sheet.
Piano Accompaniment Rehearsal Link (ONLY for Concerto and Symphonic Wind Students)
The first rehearsal is during 5th period, lunch, and Eagle Time on Wednesday, April 28th, and the second rehearsal is after school on Thursday, April 29th. Please have $30.00 in cash or a check written out to the accompanist for the first rehearsal. The accompanist's name is on the spreadsheet.
End of Year Band Placement Auditions for 6th and 7th graders
End of Year Band Placement Audition
6th and 7th Grade
It is that time of year when we begin planning for the next school year. We will hear every Reynolds 6th and 7th grade Band student individually on the below phases. This plus their entire school year's progress will determine what band class they will be placed in.
Students will audition individually the week of May 4th during their band class period.
Each Phase is a test grade and all students will play for a director.
Phase 1: Major Scales - Without Arpeggios
Required Concert Bb, Eb, Ab, and F
Additional scales are encouraged to be played
Phase 2: Chromatic Scale
Phase 3: Etude
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How are band placements decided and who decides what band my child is in?
A: Band placements are based on student performance throughout the school year. This audition is only a small part of the process. The band directors continuously evaluate students on a number of criteria including class performance, behavior, preparation, practice time outside of class, and overall dedication to the instrument throughout the school year
Q: What are the differences in the ensembles?
A: The biggest difference in ensembles is the pace at which the class moves. If a student is placed in a class that moves “too quickly”, music can become overwhelming and is no longer fun. Reversely, if a student is placed in a class that moves “too slowly”, things can also become less fun. We take each students’ placement seriously and find the best fit for each student to experience the most success.
Q: Is there a chance my student can move to a more advanced ensemble?
A: Your student’s success is our top priority. We continuously evaluate each student throughout the year. Students who move ensembles must show significant development in playing ability.
Q: My student earned a 100% in band. Why are they in the ---- band?
A: The grade is based on commitment and participation in the class. Band placement is based on ability and development throughout the previous year.
Q: My student is in 8th grade. Why are they not in the top ensemble?
A: Band placement is based on ability and development throughout the previous year. Students are placed in bands where they will be most successful.
Symphonic Winds is the varsity performing ensemble and moves at a faster pace. The Symphonic Winds participate in all concerts, pep rallies, the solo festival, and various concert band competitions throughout the school year. Members of The Symphonic Winds are required to participate in the All-Region process, as well as taking private lessons from an approved Prosper ISD lesson teacher. Private lesson financial aid is offered to those who may qualify. Please ask a director for the application.
Concert Band 1
Concert Band 1 is the non-varsity performing ensemble. Concert Band 1 participates in all concerts, pep rallies, the solo fest, and various concert band competitions throughout the school year. Members of Concert Band 1 are encouraged to participate in the All-Region process, as well as taking private lessons from an approved Prosper ISD lesson teacher. Private lesson financial aid is offered to those who may qualify. Please ask a director for the application.
Concert Band 2
Concert Band 2 is the sub-non-varsity performing ensemble. Concert Band 2 participates in all concerts, pep rallies, the solo fest, and various concert band competitions throughout the school year. Students are also encouraged to participate in private lessons from an approved Prosper ISD lesson teacher. Private lesson financial aid is offered to those who may qualify. Please ask a director for the application.
8th Grade End of Year Auditions
We are so excited about the new adventures that the 8th graders will be on next school year! The Prosper Mighty Eagle Band is the largest organization on the PHS campus and they are one of the most successful bands in Texas! Be a Part of the Mighty Eagle Band!
Below is the link for the PHS Band auditions. This is also in our bands Google Classrooms.
Jazz Band Concert
Last rehearsal of the year
Friday, April 23rd
Reynolds Jazz Band Concert
When: Wednesday, April 28th
Where: Rogers Cafeteria
Address: 1001 Coit Rd, Prosper, TX 75078
Uniform: Black Jazz Polo, and Jeans
Call Time: 6:00 pm
Performance Time: 6:30 pm
We are so thrilled to have a Jazz Concert with Rogers Jazz Band! The tunes that we are performing are the same that we did at the TCU Virtual Concert plus one new one. We really need everyone to perform at the concert. This will be our final jazz event of the year! We will be recording the performance. This recording will go out to parents and also will be submitted for other competitive opportunities.
Reynolds Spring Percussion Concert
When: Tuesday, May 4th
Where: Reynolds Cafeteria
Uniform: Band t-shirt and Jeans
Call Time: 5:50 pm
Performance Time: 6:30 pm
Reynolds Band Spring Concert
The Reynolds Middle School Fine Arts Department Presents
Spring Concert and Awards
You are Invited!
Help us celebrate the Reynolds Band Students!!!
WHO: Symphonic Winds, Concert Band I, and Beginning Band
WHERE: Prosper High School Arena
WHEN: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
ENTRANCE: Please enter through the arena doors
Please leave your instrument cases in your car except for bassoons.
Tubas and bari sax: We will bring your instruments to PHS.
WEAR: Band T-Shirt, blue jeans, and closed-toed shoes
Percussion Call Time 5:45, Everyone else's Call Time 6:00,
Concert Start Time 6:30
Required Beginning Band After School Rehearsal
@Reynolds Middle School
Monday, May 17th 3:35-5:00 pm
Please pick up your student either in the library loop or the cafeteria.
Jazz Band Rehearsals: Friday, April 23rd
Jazz Band Concert: Wednesday, April 28th
Solo Festival: Saturday, May 1st
Percussion Spring Concert: May 4th
Band Auditions: The week of May 4th
Concerto: Saturday, May 8th (for students that qualify)
Cut Cinemark Social Event: Saturday, May 15th (9:00 am-11:15 am)
Beginning Band After School Full Band Rehearsal: Monday, May 17 (3:35 pm - 5:00 pm)
Spring Concert: Tuesday, May 18th (Call Time 6:00 pm @PHS Arena)