McKinney Boyd Band Newsletter

Week of 12/6-12/11

Weekly Announcements

Week of 12/6-12/11: Updated on 12/4/21

1. Busy Week This week: Remember that Itinerary's are also posted to the google calendar which will have the most up to date information.

  • Phase 2 auditions on Monday SCHEUDLE/TIMES HERE
  • Mr. Bennett will be in classes on Tuesday December 7th for all 4 periods of band.
  • Winter Concert Itinerary for Wednesday (CLICK HERE)
  • Full Orchestra Concert on Thursday as well as Freshmen Region Auditions (Will send schedule as it is set/sent from region)
  • Friday- Full Band Parade rehearsal 3:00-5:00pm, Band Winter Party 6:00-8:00pm
  • Saturday- Parade of Lights Itinerary (CLICK HERE)

2. Now is not too early to find an accompanist for the solo contest in March. They fill up fast so now is the time to get them booked even if you do not a solo 100% set in your mind. A link to our ACCOMPANIST CONTACT PAGE

3. Letter from our Revenue team Chair on an easy way to earn money this holiday season (CLICK HERE)

4. Hawaii 2022 is still on, Thank you for your feedback! Remember to continue payments through the world strides website that you set up in May-August. We do still have spots available if you are interested in a trip of a lifetime. I will keep all updates in the tab below from here on out.

5. Need Help with Band fees/trip payments? SCRIP may be the answer for you! Read the blurb below on how to access this great tool!!

6. Something to keep on your radar after we return from winter break: Boyd HS/MS feeder side by side concert itinerary (CLICK HERE)

We are looking forward to bringing back this fun tradition!

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Volunteers needed for your McKinney Boyd Bronco Band (UPDATED LETTER)

1. Coming up soon! Until then make sure you have completed/submitted the items below!

A few things......

1. Please remember to submit a MISD volunteer background check to

A new one has to be completed every year. Once you have the approval email, please forward it to

2 How to sign up to volunteer: Please log into your Membership Toolkit account and look for "My Account." Then look under "My Account/Forms" for the volunteer sign ups. and sign up.

3. If you are volunteering for the band, you will need to wear the NEW volunteer band shirt. If you haven't already, please log into and order one.

4. If you choose to order any Uniform Items or Sale Items from the Spirit Wear Store you must order by TUESDAY AT 5pm to receive your order by that week’s Football Game. Any orders placed after Tuesday at 5pm will be delivered the following week. NOTHING will be sold on Game Day!

Thank you,

Laura Wilson, VP-Volunteers

McKinney Boyd High School Band Boosters

Hawaii trip 2022 Information


1. Any individuals who purchased the Full Refund Program would be eligible for a full refund less the cost of the program ($239) and any non-refundable fees (like handling fees, as an example). Any individuals who did not purchase FRP will fall under the standard cancellation policy, below. As an update, (88) individuals have purchased FRP and (22) individuals have not.

Cancellation Dates and Penalties (APT)

• 180+ days prior to departure- 20% penalty

• 179-90 days prior to departure- 35% penalty

• 89-60 days prior to departure- 50% penalty

• 59-45 days prior to departure- 75% penalty

• 44-0 days prior to departure- not eligible for a refund

Below are some links to Hawaii’s health & safety restrictions at this time with a couple of notes:

  • WorldStrides requires a negative covid test result 3-5 days prior to travel
  • Travelers to Hawaii must be fully vaccinated in the United States and its Territories to avoid the current 10-day quarantine.
  • Not fully vaccinated Travelers can take a pre-travel Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) 72 hours from the final leg of departure to avoid the 10-day quarantine.
  • The COVID-19 test must be taken with a Hawaiian approved Testing partner ONLY. Test results will only be accepted from Trusted Testing and Travel Partners.
  • Prior to your departure for Hawai‘i, passengers age 18 years or older, need to create an online user account and register with the State of Hawai‘i Safe Travels Hawai‘i program; and upload vaccination documents or test results.
  • Chaperones will be able to add students to their accounts.
  • Upon completion of the Mandatory State of Hawai‘i Travel and Health Form 24 hours prior to departure, a QR code for will be emailed to you to present to airport personnel either prior to boarding or when you arrive in Hawai‘i. You may show the QR code on your mobile phone or paper copy.
  • We are also starting to see vaccination requirements for restaurants, bars, gyms, movie theaters, museums, arcades and other similar establishments – beginning this week in Oahu & Maui. Customers must show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within the previous 48 hours in order to enter certain in establishment.
  • Great resources to monitor:

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Dawn Hosier

McKinney Boyd Band Scrip Coordinator 2020-2021


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Objective Sheet # 2 (Reference Only)

Teachers will be available to pass off Objectives before the MISD Stadium rehearsal on Monday


We are going to transition to the BAND APP.

It is more user friendly, free and can do more things for us moving forward. Here is the link to join our Marching band "class" (includes parents/students)

Hey Band, join our 'McKinney Boyd Bronco Band' group on BAND - The app for groups and communities!


Calendar for the Week

Week of 12/6-12/11

***Always reference our google calendar page (LINKED HERE)

Monday (12/6): Phase 2 Auditions @ Memorial HS

Tuesday (12/7): Tom Bennett in Classes, Full Orchestra Rehearsal 3:00-4:30

Wednesday (12/8): Winter Concert (Itinerary)

Thursday (12/9): Full Orchestra Concert 7:00pm, Freshmen Region Auditions @ Memorial HS

Friday (12/10): Full Band Parade Rehearsal 3:00-5:00pm, Winter Band Party 6:00-8:00pm

Saturday (12/11) Parade of Lights (Itinerary)

Looking Ahead

12/6: Phase 2 All Region Auditions @ Memorial HS

12/8: Band Winter Concert

12/9: Full Orchestra Concert

12/10: Band Winter Party

12/11: McKinney Parade of Lights

1/7: Side by Side Concert

1/8: Area Auditions

1/13-1/14: All Region Clinics and Concert

McKinney Boyd High School Bronco Band Social Media/Contact