Cougar Band Update

May 3-7, 2021

Happy (belated) Mother's Day, Band Moms!

Our Coyle Band program would not be nearly as successful without the support of our rockstar band MOMS and those who fill that role. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU for being you and for supporting your child in the many ways that you do! We hope each of you enjoyed your special day. You deserve it!

NEW BAND STUDENT Instrument Screenings Continue May 27th!

Do you know an incoming 5th grader OR a current 6th/7th grader interested in joining our Coyle Band program? Please share this Sign-Up Genius link so they can sign up to choose an instrument with our Coyle directors: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c48a9a823aaf85-beginning


We can't wait to meet our new Coyle Band families!

6/7 Grade PERCUSSION Auditions

We are updating the PERCUSSION audition requirements & deadline. Students will receive a snare etude this week to add to their scales that have already been learned in classes. Please see the CANVAS assignment titled 2021-2022 AUDITION VIDEO ASSIGNMENT. The new submission deadline for PERCUSSION ONLY will be Thursday, May 20th.

6/7 Grade WOODWIND & BRASS Auditions DUE TODAY

Current 6th & 7th grade WOODWIND & BRASS students must submit their audition videos via CANVAS TODAY (Monday, May 10th). B day students should have submitted on Thursday/Friday as part of their asynchronous assignments, but today is the hard deadline. Woodwind & Brass students will do the following via Canvas:


VIDEO

Video must show your face + instrument. Make sure you are in a well-lit space.

PLAY

  • Metronome @ 90 BPM or higher
  • Concert Bb Scale (Lines 3, 4 OR 5)
  • Concert F Scale (Lines 3, 4, OR 5)
  • Chromatic Scale (Your Choice, Play the HIGHEST Level Scale you can play)
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8th graders headed to ROWLETT HS

ROWLETT HS AUDITION VIDEOS were due last SATURDAY. Ask your child to show you his/her video submission that was in the Google Classroom link for RHS Band. Students who haven't submitted should email Mr. Ruangtip to schedule an audition appointment.

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Please check out the calendar below if your 8th grader is headed to Rowlett HS next year! We are THRILLED to see our Coyle students enter the world of marching band this fall!


Check out http://www.rowlettmeb.org for updates.

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Logging into www.charmoffice.com (CHARMS)

http://www.charmsoffice.com (better known as CHARMS) is our go-to communication, finance, and inventory system. Please follow these simple instructions:



  • Go to www.charmsoffice.com
  • Hover over "Login" (Upper right corner)
  • Click on "Parents/Students/Members"
  • Type in our school code: coylemsband (no spaces)
  • Type in your child's student area password (If this is your first time logging in, your password is your child's GISD ID number)
  • Browse & update information once you are logged in!



WHAT IF YOU CANNOT LOGIN? It's possible we need to reset your child's password. Email us to get help! :)

Band Fees due NOW!

As we are wrapping up the school year, please remember to submit ALL remaining band fees to Charms.


Any fee that is charged should be paid either to:


  • Band Office Mailbox (cash or check payable to Coyle Band Boosters), or
  • www.charmsoffice.com (see above for login instructions).



CHARMS payments will be made by doing these simple steps:


  • Log into your child's Charms account.
  • Click on FINANCES.
  • View the fees that need to be paid and toggle to use PayPal for fixed payments.
  • Click on Pay Fixed Payments.
  • Follow the buttons to PayPal. Remember, you do NOT have to have a PayPal account to submit a credit/debit card payment.



This is a relatively simple process, but please let us know if you need help! You may reach out to either Mrs. McHenry or our wonderful treasurer, Mrs. Dee Crawford (coylebandboosters@gmail.com) regarding fees.

REMIND 101

We have new restrictions on the number of users per Remind 101 class.


STUDENTS need to join the correct class for their new grade level (based on your expected grad year):

6th grade code: coyleb2027

7th grade code: coyleb2026

8th grade code: coyleb2025


PARENTS: If you currently receive Remind 101 texts, you are all set. If you are new, please use the following code: coylebp

Contact Us!

Your Coyle Band Directors are always available to help! We always try to reply to emails quickly and within 24 hours at the latest. Please let us know how we can help!

BEGINNING & Non-Varsity Band Rehearsals continue THIS Wednesday

The next rehearsal is this Wednesday, May 5th 4:15-5:15PM.


To accommodate concert protocols and participation needs, Non-Varsity students will now rehearse and perform alongside our Beginners this Spring.


Beginning REMOTE students will should travel to CMS as soon as their A4 teacher dismisses them from the Google Meet. Remote students will be screened at the BACK BAND HALL DOOR near the practice field. Look for the large door near the short sidewalk!