Austin High School Maroon Band News

October 14, 2018 - October 20, 2018

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October Calendar

Click here to see the full calendar of events for October!!!

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Dinner and Letter Jacket Ceremony

Date: Friday, October 19, 2018

Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Place: Austin High Cafeteria

This FRIDAY is the Dinner and Letter Jacket Ceremony. Any parents or family members wanting to attend the dinner and purchase a meal can do so on the booster website. The DEADLINE to order a meal is MONDAY, OCTOBER 15. The cost per meal is $9.00.

Important Information about Student and Guest Meal Orders

This meal is included in the pre-paid 2018 Game Day Meal Plan. All band members who purchased this plan DO NOT need to order this meal.

This year we have fantastic food from Paco’s Tacos. They are an Austin local FAVE and will be serving up their very special beef and chicken fajita tacos and includes freshly made salsa and homemade beans, rice + chips and queso! Skip the tortillas if you want a gluten-free option.

For the vegetarian crowd we will have a veggie tray with sautéed spinach, hatch chilies, and mushrooms served in a warm special blend tortilla. Black beans and rice on the side. And of course don't forget your chips and queso!

You may order and pay online on the booster website ( At checkout, please include your student’s name in the notes field. If you prefer to pay by check or cash, a hard copy order form will be available soon and can be downloaded and printed from the booster website.

Please contact Diolanda Lovings at if you have any questions.

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California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser

Support the Austin High Band by enjoying a meal from California Pizza Kitchen this WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17!

Good at either location: Barton Creek Square Mall or The Domain

* Dine-In or Takeout

* Workplace and Group Orders are Accepted

* Order Online-Mention you are supporting the Austin High Band

Remember to give the flyer to your server or just mention you are supporting the Austin High Band.

**A copy of this flyer can be printed from the booster website (

(Please check with the California Pizza Kitchen store you are ordering from about delivery. )

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Friday Night Game vs Anderson High School

This weeks game is against Anderson High School at House Park. We are visitors this week, so we'll perform first at halftime. Also, we will be sitting on the EAST side of House Park.

Tickets for Austin High home games are available online at:


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Maroon Mingle

There will be NO Maroon Mingle before the Oct. 19 game this Friday. We encourage everyone to attend the Dinner and Letter Jacket Ceremony at Austin High at 4:30 pm. It's always wonderful to see our hard-working seniors receive their jackets!

For more info: Michele Santos, 512-826-1852. #loyalforever

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Lost Pines Marching Festival

What amazing performances we had at the Lost Pines Marching Festival in Bastrop on Saturday. Overall, the band came home with some significant HARDWARE. Great job everyone!!

  • 6A Best in Class
  • Best Drum Majors
  • Best Marching Technique
  • Outstanding Music

Now on to UIL Competition. Come volunteer and cheer on the Maroon Band!!

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UIL Marching Contest

The UIL Marching Contest is right around the corner on Tuesday, October 23 and we will need ALL of you to help VOLUNTEER. The CHARMS calendar is up and ready, so please sign up. More details to follow in the coming week.
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Homecoming Royalty

This year's 2018-2019 Austin High School Homecoming Court was well represented by the Band. The Freshman Class of 2022 was represented by Dashiell Kostka and Faith Schwartz; and the Sophomore Class of 2021 was represented by Carlos Tiemann-Daniel.

The crowning of the 2018 Homecoming Senior Royalty included Story Dornsife and CeCe McBride.

Congratulations to ALL the newly crowned Homecoming Royalty!

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Senior Night

Mark your calendars for Friday, October 26. On this night at the football game, we will be recognizing our graduating 2019 Senior band members and their families. Please join us on this very special occasion.

Q&A with Gabriel Brown

In an ongoing feature for the weekly newsletter, we're conducting Q&A sessions with different members of the Mighty Maroon Band so we can get to know them a bit better. This week we're profiling one of our Section Leaders - Gabriel Brown and our Color Guard Captain - Leti DeLeon.

1. Your name and position in band

Gabriel Brown - Trumpet Section Leader.

2. What instrument(s) do you play?

I play trumpet but have also dabbled in flugelhorn.

3. What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?

My algebra teacher told me that grades aren't everything and that you shouldn't think of yourself as a number.

4. Where do you see yourself five years from now?

I see myself with a degree in music performance or engineering.

5. What's your favorite movie of all time?

My favorite movie of all time is DRIVE (2011). This movie starts out kind of low key, but eventually gets super intense.

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Q&A with Leti DeLeon

1. Your name and position in band

Leti DeLeon - Color Guard Captain.

2. What instrument(s) do you play?

I play the violin in the Varsity Orchestra.

3. What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?

The 24 hour rule where the content you learn needs to sit in your brain for a day so that when you come back to it, it will be easier to work with than when you first learned.

4. Where do you see yourself five years from now?

If I have not already graduated with a bachelor's degree, then I should be working on a master's degree in college.

5. What's your favorite movie of all time?

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

(In the photo, I am on the left and my sister Eli is on the right with the guard sweatshirt.)

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Maroon Parents and Students

The holidays are around the corner and we have some goodies we know your family and friends are going to love! Be on the lookout very soon for information about an upcoming fundraiser with the Berdoll Pecan Candy and Gift Company!!

This is Ms. Pearl. You passed her on the way to Bastrop for the Lost Pines Marching Festival. She is the largest squirrel in the WORLD!!

Missing Camping Chairs

Are you missing your camping chair from the Seguin Marching Festival? If so, look for your's in the band hall foyer outside the directors' office. If you see your's, come and get it!!
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Email Issues

We continue to have issues with recipients who have gmail addresses in CHARMS. We have been told by CHARMS support staff that email providers, like Google, have a send limit per a 24 hour period of approximately 100 emails. Any numbers exceeding that range are often blocked or may take longer to deliver. We currently have over 230 gmail accounts registered in CHARMS. Unfortunately, this means that when a large Group Email is sent, not all gmail recipients are getting the emails right away. As a result, we are currently looking into other means to send out our emails. We apologize for any inconvenience as we are doing our best to rectify the situation.
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Hotter Than Heck Golf Tournament

Reminder that the golf tournament has been rescheduled to December 14, 2018. Planning meetings will be coming soon, so keep checking your email.

Maroon Band News


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Important Upcoming Dates....

October 15 - NO REHEARSAL

October 16 - Color Guard Only Practice 7:10am - 8:20am / Full Band PM Practice 5:00pm - 7:15pm

October 17 - Band AM Practice 7:10am - 8:20am (No Color Guard)

October 18 - Full Band AM Practice 7:10am - 8:20am

October 19 - Full Band AM Practice 7:10am - 8:20am AND Letter Jacket Ceremony @ 4:30pm

Game vs Anderson High School @ House Park 7:30pm

October 20 - House Park Rehearsal 7:30am - 9:30am (Students will need to provide their own transportation to and from House Park)

Austin High School Maroon Band

Online Information

- School code is “austinhsband”

- You will need student’s id number