Symphonic Band Newsletter

Week of February 12

Do you know someone that should join band?!?

Tomorrow is our Instrument selection event for all those interested in band, and we still have time slots available. Please spread the word to anyone who isn't in band but should be! Current 5th graders are the primary focus of this event, but any current 6th grader can also come if they are not in band, but are interested for next year!


Please share the link below to sign up!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e4babac2aaafe3-instrument

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Google Classroom

Recordings and Rehearsal Guide will be posted by Sunday Morning.

SmartMusic

Students have the following SmartMusic assignments:


-2 Sight Reading Lines-Due 2/19 by midnight

-Blue Ridge Reel #1- Chair Test-Due 2/19 by midnight


Grading Clarification:

The sight reading lines are completion assignments. Below are the due dates in SmartMusic that correspond with the grade entered in HAC.

4.1-1/15

4.2-1/24

4.3-2/2

4.4-2/9

4.5-2/19



If you run into any issue all accounts are supported by tech support and it can be reached at the following phone number.


Phone: 866-240-4041

School Hours
M – F, 8:30 AM–7:00 PM MST

Directors Out Next Week

Next Thursday, and Friday the directors will be out in order to attend the Texas Music Educators Clinic/Convention in San Antonio. Classes will proceed as normal and students will be playing. This convention is always an inspiring event that we are lucky to have in our home state. We look forward to bringing new ideas back to the band hall to continue to help our students excel.


No before or after school practice will be allowed on these days as supervision is not available. The Band Hall will also be closed for Target Time practice.

Target Time Passes

As you know, every Tuesday and Thursday we have Target Time at Scoggins. Many students have elected to come to the band hall to practice. This is fantastic! However we wanted to relay the new policy regarding Target Time for All Band Students.


Tuesday-There are a limited number of passes available for Target Time. These passes MUST be asked for prior to Tuesday. Passes will be given out at directors discretion.


Thursday-No passes will be given for Thursday. This day is for our lesson staff as well as director follow ups as necessary.


Please remember that once in a practice room the expectation is that you will stay in that practice room until the 3 minutes to the end of Target Time. This will allow time for instrument pack up. Students are not allowed to leave early.

Play-A-Thon-February 24th

Please make sure the morning of February 24th is reserved for our 1st annual Play-A-Thon! This event will be held at Scoggins from 9-11:30. This event is required as everyone is essential in allowing us to prepare well for our Concert Contest Season.


We will be taking pledges for time spent rehearsing/preparing for our upcoming Concert Contest Season(UIL and Peak Music Festival). We will be raising funds for support of new technology for the band program and more! Details will be discussed in class on 2/12!

Sectional Schedule

Due to TMEA we will have a modified Sectional Schedule:


Monday-3:45-4:45 ALL Brass

Wednesday 7:20-8:20 ALL Woodwinds and Percussion

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Liberty HS Band Auditions

If you are in 8th grade and zoned for Liberty HS next year please click on the following links!


Please click HERE for Audition Info

Please click HERE for Audition Music

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Upcoming Events

  • February 15,16- Directors out for TMEA
  • February 24- Play-A-Thon Rehearsal/Fundraiser- REQUIRED FOR ALL
  • February 28-Booster Meeting