Band Notes: Week 34

April 1- 5

A Note From Your Directors

Dear Staley Band Families,

We are so proud of the Honor Band and their Sweepstakes win last week! It is Symphonic Band's turn this week and we are inviting EVERYONE out to our final parent performance on Tuesday, before UIL on Thursday. Please see below for details. **We have a spirit night on Thursday at Slim Chickens so come on out and support The Staley Band!**


AB Families: No more sectionals for Honor Band this week! Symphonic band's final sectional is Tuesday from 3:45-5:00pm. See below for details.


BB Families: Week 3 of Scale madness begins this week and we are so excited to see who our final winners are! Please keep encouraging your musician to work on their scales and solo each day!



As always, if you have any additional questions then please reach out.

-Mr. Wood, Ms. Hoffman, & Mr. Seymour

Symphonic Band Final Sectional and Parent Performance


Tuesday April 2nd- Final Sectional/Parent Performance

Since our performance is during the school day and we know many parents will not be able to make it out- we will have a final rehearsal and parent performance.

Dress: Whatever you wear to school (no concert attire)

Itinerary for Tuesday 4/2/2019

  • 3:45p - Rehearse on Stage (this final sectional/event will count as a performance grade)

  • 4:45p - Parent Performance begins (should last about 15 minutes)

Symphonic Band UIL Schedule

When: Thursday, April 4th

Where: Independence High School

Uniform: Black Polo, Black Pants, Black Shoes/Socks


***All students need to sign and return THIS permission slip by Tuesday, April 2nd***


Symphonic Band Schedule

  • 8:00a - Students arrive at SMS Band Hall

  • 9:00a - Warm-Up (parents are encouraged to find a seat in the IHS auditorium)

  • 9:30a - Stage Performance

  • 10:00p - Sight Read in the band hall (parents are encouraged to attend!)

  • 10:40a - Arrive back to Staley

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Congratulations to the Honor Band for a fantastic performance and earning Sweepstakes at UIL!

Spirit Night - Slim Chickens

Thursday, April 4th, 3:45pm

9770 Dallas Parkway

Frisco, TX

Come out and support the Staley Band by having dinner at Slim Chickens.
Mr. Wood and Ms. Hoffman will be there around 5:30pm if you want to come and have dinner with us.

Urban Air - Reward Trip

When: April 12th; 8pm-10pm

Who: Open to every band student who participated in the solo contest (all) and UIL (HB/SB).


**Students were given the permission slip last Friday and must return it and money by this Friday, April 5th.**


You may access the permission slip by clicking HERE.

Scale Madness

We have completed our 2nd week bracket of our Scale Madness competition! We will continue with our week 3 bracket this week with "Selection Monday."


  • Scale madness is a head-to-head scale match up where a different scale is chosen every day. Students play the scale to the best of their ability and the most accurate scale moves on to the next round of tournament play.
  • To help your "Scale Athlete" perform to the best of their ability, please encourage them to practice their scales for you at home!

Beginning Band Solos

The Beginning Band has been working hard on their solos and should also be practicing hard at home. Click HERE to access the recordings to play along with the piano part. ALL BB students should be practicing with the recording.


Solo contest for Beginning Band AND those who missed the AB solo contest is April 11th.

Remind 101 & Social Media

Make sure you are "in the loop" with our fastest way of communication!

Beginning Band: @staleybb

Concert Band: @staleycb

Honor Band: @staleyhb

Symphonic Band: @staleysb

Text to the number 81010


Facebook: facebook.com/staleyband

Twitter: @staleyband

Instagram: @StaleyBand

Upcoming Events

  • April 4: Symphonic Band UIL Competition (During School)
  • April 5: Urban Air Permission Slip Due
  • April 11: Solo Contest (After School at SMS)
  • April 12: Reward Trip to Urban Air (8-10p)
  • April 24: Special Olympics (During School)

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