McKinney Boyd Band Newsletter

May 10th- May 15th

Weekly Announcements

Newsletter Top 10 (As of 5/8) Please, read carefully and scroll through to the bottom for the finer details

1. Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Student Leadership team!! Thank you to ALL who entered this process, you have set the example for next year!


LEADERSHIP RESULTS (CLICK)


2. Seniors, we will all meet at 4:30pm on Monday May 10th in the Auditorium to talk about logistics for Spring concert recognition on Tuesday.


3. Spring Concert is on May 11th. View the itinerary HERE(CLICK)


This is a LIVE concert and we encourage every one to join us in the Auditorium but if you are not able to, here is the Live Stream Link:


Starts 7:00pm on May 11th

https://boxcast.tv/view/boyd-band-spring-concert-kfl4cm77hkwejoigfxd3

password: Boyd


4. Big Band Night is on May 13th. READ INFO HERE and don't miss out on this awesome tradition.


5. Boyd Band instrument returns READ INFO HERE


6. Band Banquet is Saturday May 15th in the Boyd Auditorium from 5:00-7:00PM


7. Uniform fitting link (All returning members for next year) Please fill out this link CLICK HERE to help organize the next step in fittings for next year.


8. PHYSICALS are now able to be accepted for 2021-2022. Must have a physical on file for May 17/18th mini marching camp/summer camps before students can participate. This applies to EVERY student EVERY year. Copies of blank blue forms have been distributed to MS campuses for upcoming Boyd members and are also available in the Boyd BH.


**If you are also in athletics make sure to tell your coach or Trainer Hutto to send a copy our way for our own files.


9. May 17th-18th Mini marching camp is coming up. This is a required event for everyone in band for 2021-2022. We will have an incoming parent meeting, full band performance and a social on the 18th (Incoming parents, and all students). HERE IS WHAT TO BRING W/ QR LINKS (CLICK)


10. Freshmen Uniform Fitting Sign up for Band Registration on May 22nd (CLICK HERE)



BONUS ANNOUNCEMENTS


11. We still have spots and are accepting student participants to register for our 2022 Hawaii Trip. CHAPERONES HAVE BEEN SELECTED AND NO MORE ADULTS SHOULD NOT REGISTER AT THIS POINT.


12. Percussion corner info/updates in box below.


13. Important dates flyer from now until next fall, VIEW HERE (ESPECIALLY USEFUL FOR INCOMING 8TH GRADERS)


14. Sectional schedule/ April 12th rehearsal schedules for the next few weeks updated below.


15. Avram Astu Foundation registration. A collaboration of scholarship, mentor ship and educational development. (Not Required but an exceptional opportunity) More info below.


14. View, Order & Share your band photos, Link and more info below for Smugmug!!

Big picture

Band Banquet (Updated)

We are looking forward to hosting band banquet this year on Saturday May 15th.


Due to restrictions for hotels we have come up with a potential alternative that can safely include all band members/families.


We will host banquet on Boyd campus, IN THE AUDITORIUM @ 5:00pm. With the exception of dinner/dancing, we will be able to celebrate the year, distribute awards and present our end of year videos like "normal" while maintaining distance protocol.

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 IS BEST PRACTICE TO GET THIS DONE AND ON FILE WITH US BEFORE THE MAY 17/18TH MINI CAMPS.


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.

May 17th-18th Mini Marching Camp Details

THIS IS A REQUIRED EVENT FOR ALL STUDENTS (current 8th grade-11th grade) IN BAND 2021-2022!


We are excited to have our incoming 9th graders join us from across the district as we meet for the first time as a full band on May 17th-18th.


***Remember that every student must have submitted/have on file a completed physical with us before you can participate.


We use this time to teach the basic foundation of marching, distribute marching music and most importantly to socialize and bond as a team.


Please plan on purchasing/bringing a few things ahead of time (CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE LIST) so you can be prepared on these days:


  1. Insulated Water Bottle or Pack
  2. Warm weather clothing (Athletic style shoes, Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, light colored t-shirt, shorts)
  3. Athletic style Tennis shoes: (not vans, flipflops, boots, flats)
  4. FLIP FOLDER/ LYRE/EXTRA PAGES to hold your music (Can purchase from a music store like Music first, Brook Mays, Music and Arts)
  5. Athletic Style Tennis shoes: other than water, the most important item you need.


We will have a student only social on May 17th starting on 7:00PM.


We will have a Boyd Band Family Social (Incoming Parents and all Students) on May 18th after the incoming parent meeting/full band performance.

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!!


CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR HAWAII 2022 DOCUMENT FOLDER

Volunteers needed + Booster board vacancies, help serve the Band for 2021!!

Bronco Band Families,


We need volunteers! We have several opportunities to volunteer and help out our awesome band. Please consider signing up for one of these opportunities to help us finish off the school year strong!


Selling Jazz Band Concert Tickets during school lunches at Boyd Cafeteria 05/10-05/13 10:15AM-12:45PM. (Need 2 volunteers per day)


Decorate for Banquet Needed before banquet 05/15 Time TBD ( Need 4-5 volunteers)


Put up concert uniform dry cleaning 05/17 04:15PM-7:00PM (Need 4 volunteers)


Registration Uniform Fittings 05/22 9:00AM-11:00AM (Need 6 volunteers)


Registration General purpose 05/22 9:00AM-11:00AM

(Need 6 volunteers)


SAVE THE DATE! Formal Uniform Fittings 07/21-07/23 TIME TBD Will need 12 volunteers per time slot.



Please consider helping out our band and finishing off this school year!


Any questions, please reach out to me directly!


Thank you,


Erica Ray, VP-Volunteers

McKinney Boyd High School Band Boosters

boydbandvolunteers@gmail.com


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Hello Band Family,


It is time to elect the band board for the 2021-2022 school year. We currently have several positions that are going to be vacant next year. Vacancies include:


President (Must be held by previous board member)

Treasurer, VP

Facilities Co-Chair

Concessions

Revenue Co-Chair

Secretary

Senior Liaison

Banquet Coordinator

BroncoFest Chair

Flutes, French Horns, Low Reeds, and Trumpet Liaisons


The form to show your interest is Board and Liaison Interest Form


Job descriptions can be viewed here: Booster and Liaison Job Description Folder


Deadline to send interest forms is 4/23.


Any questions please send Erica Ray an email at boydbandvolunteers@gmail.com



Thank you,


Erica Ray, VP-Volunteers


McKinney Boyd High School Band Boosters

boydbandvolunteers@gmail.com

Percussion Corner....

PERCUSSION SOLO CONTEST (SATURDAY MAY 15th) – We have finalized the date for the percussion solo contest. This involves all HS and MS students. Each student will have a 10-15 minute time slot to get to play for and work with a judge.Families and friends of students are invited to come watch the solos they have been working on all semester! If a student has a particular need to go earlier or later in the day, simply contact me and I’ll work to move their time to one that fits their schedule that day.



Thanks for all that you do for your kids. I consider it a privilege to work with this group, and I think they have an incredibly bright future ahead of them if they continue to work as they have so far.

Sectionals for the next few weeks....

Always reference the google calendar, but here is a glance of the next few weeks sectional schedule by band.


HONORS:

No before or after school sectional for the rest of the year


SYM 1:

Full Band w/ Percussion- Monday 5/10: 4:15-5:45pm


SYM 2:

Full Band w/ Percussion- Monday 5/10: 3:00-4:00pm


CONCERT:

No After School Rehearsals


JAZZ BAND:

Big Band Night Dress Rehearsal- Wednesday May 12th: 3:00-5:00pm

Avram-Astu Foundation and Boyd Band Collaboration!

The Avram Astu Foundation was created 2 years ago as a remembrance and vision of Rajiv Suresh who was an Alumni of the Boyd band.


It is intended and inspired to be a holistic network to impact student growth and achievement.


We intend to use this network next year as tutoring/academic network to facilitate for our program.


Please Register at www.avamastu.org


Benefits of registering


  • Earn volunteer hours: they can earn those by participating in the discussion, asking questions and replying to others’ questions and comments.
  • Earn volunteer hours by spending time helping their friends and family register on the site; whether in Boyd or people over 18 years in colleges that they are aware of. For college students registering as mentors, they can also earn volunteer credits that will be useful for their graduate study applications.
  • We will have a volunteer hour reporting form available in the next couple of months, which they will fill out and submit to us so that we can issue a certificate of volunteering.


We are asking anyone interested to register as non-scholarship students.


Benefits of registering will be the same as for the scholarship students.


  • Basically, if they spend hours helping others in the tutoring sessions on various subjects, they can utilize the website discussion forums to post the questions and answer them. This will formalize the help that they are providing, and this way they can earn volunteer credits (for something that they already do). Formalizing it, will also help students realize their strengths and help them write essays for college applications and scholarships.

View/order Photos from smugmug, New photos being added every week!

View, Share & order band photos from smugmug with this link:


Www.boydhsband.smugmug.com


Password: broncoband

Seniors only! Scholar Artist's of the Week up for grabs!

APPLICATION LINK HERE


1. Edit this file in the original Microsoft word format.

2. Turn it in with a High Resolution .jpg photo of yourself to Mr. Treadwell


Encourage you to brag about yourself a bit on the application. Probably good to keep it during your HS years and fairly Fine Arts related. Although if you are next in line to overthrow Joey Chestnut in the Nathan’s Hotdog Eating Competition, that may be something exciting to hear about. ;)


Volunteer work, Church Mission trips, after school jobs, plans after high school are always encouraged to include.

Remind 101 UPDATE/ARCHIVE: Resign up for new group ASAP


Remind is the quickest and easiest way for us to send information out. ***We require all students to join and strongly encourage parents to do also in order to stay informed.


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

Calendar for the Week

Monday (5/10)- Symphonic 2 Full Band w/ Percussion Rehearsal 3:00-4:00, Symphonic 1 Full Band w/ Percussion Rehearsal 4:15-5:45pm, Senior Meeting w/ Mr. Treadwell @ 4:30


Tuesday (5/11)- SPRING CONCERT 7:00PM, View Itinerary here


Wednesday (5/12)- Dress rehearsal for Big Band Night 3:00-5:00pm


Thursday (5/13) -BIG BAND NIGHT 6:00-8:00pm


Friday (5/14)- Leadership Training prep for May 17-18th 3:00-5:00pm


Saturday (5/15)- Band Banquet in Auditorium 5:00-7:00pm

Looking Ahead


5/11: Spring Concert


5/13: Big Band Night


5/15: Band Banquet


5/17-5/18: Mini Marching Camp


5/20: Graduation Day


5/22: Band Registration

McKinney Boyd High School Bronco Band Social Media/Contact

Instagram: MBHS_BRONCO_BAND