LEHS Band Newsletter #19

January 29 - February 2, 2018

Wind Ensemble Sectional Schedule

* Sectionals will take place from 3:30-4:45 pm each day. Students are REQUIRED to attend their sectional each week.

  • Monday - Low Brass
  • Tuesday - Clarinets
  • Wednesday - Trumpets & Horns
  • Thursday - Flutes
  • Friday - Saxophones & Bassoons

Symphonic Winds Sectional Schedule

* Sectionals will take place from 3:30-4:45 pm each day. Students are REQUIRED to attend their sectional each week.

  • Monday - Flutes
  • Tuesday - Clarinets & Saxophones
  • Wednesday - Trumpets & Horns
  • Thursday - Trombones
  • Friday - Euphoniums & Tubas

Percussion Ensemble Rehearsal Schedule

* These rehearsals are from 4:00-5:30 pm.

Monday - Escape Velocity / Black Racer

Tuesday - Whirlwind (Marimbas Only)

Wednesday - N/A

Thursday - Black Racer

Friday - Escape Velocity

Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal Schedule

* These rehearsals are from 3:30-4:45 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

* All Jazz Ensemble rehearsals are required for members.

South Padre Payment #2 - Due February 20th (click here)

Please make any checks payable to LEBB (Little Elm Band Boosters).

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UIL Region 24 Solo & Ensemble Contest

Our Solo & Ensemble Contest is quickly approaching (February 24th). All entries for this year's contest are now final. Please see the link below for those students that will be performing at Plano East Senior High School. Times are TBD. All students participating should do the following by the end of the week:

1) Pay Entry Fee

- Ensembles (each student pays $10)

- Solos ($30 for accompanied / $10 unaccompanied) Most solos for the wind players are accompanied. Most solos for the percussion are unaccompanied.

2) Order solos online (if purchasing through Penders or Pepper Music)

3) Bring Mr. Felice a copy of the piano part (accompanied solos)

UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest

Saturday, Feb. 24th, 8am

3000 Los Rios Boulevard

Plano, TX

Charms - Playing Tests

Beginning the first week back to school, all LEHS Band members will have weekly playing assessments. These assessments are assigned on Mondays and due by Sunday at midnight. That gives every student 7 full days to practice the assignment and make the recording. There should be NO EXCUSE for recordings not turned in by Sunday.

All recordings will be made on Charms, using the recording studio. Students may also use the "Charms Blue" app for iPhone / Android, if they have a smartphone. If not, they may use their school-issued computer. If you have not used Charms, please see the Charms link on this newsletter for more information on how to login. If you have an issue logging into Charms, please contact your child's director. It may require a reset of your child's password.

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NTCA Color Guard Contests

Congratulations to both LEHS Winter Guards (JV & Varsity) for their performances this past weekend. Both guards competed for the first time this year and did very well. The Varsity Guard finished in 2nd place in Scholastic Open Class at the Arlington Lamar Contest. The JV Guard will be competing next this Saturday, February 3, at Boswell High School. The Varsity Guard will be competing next at the WGI Dallas Regional on Saturday, February 10th.

JV Guard @ Boswell High School

Saturday, Feb. 3rd, 3pm

Boswell High School, 5805 West Bailey Boswell Road, Fort Worth, TX, United States

* Performance time is 3:07 pm.

Contest Itinerary:

8:00-11:00 am - Rehearsal

11:00 - Varsity Report to LEHS

12:00 pm - Depart for Boswell HS

3:07 - Performance

4:45 - Depart for LEHS

Upcoming Events

February 3 - JV Guard @ Boswell High School

February 10 - Varsity Guard @ WGI Dallas Regional

February 13 - LEBB Meeting

February 20 - Spring Trip Payment #2 Due

February 23-24 - North Texas Percussion Festival

February 24 - UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest

March 2-3 - LEISD Percussion Rehearsal / Concert

Band Hall Phones

The band directors can be reached at the following extensions: (972) 947-9443

Frank Felice (ext. 25108)

LeAndre Benton (ext. 25110)

Matt Neal (ext. 25109)

Kristen Zotti (ext. 25109)

Volunteer Background Form

All parents need to complete a volunteer form for the new school year. This allows you to chaperone or volunteer any band event within the school year.