Scoggins Band Newsletter

Week of October 21

Upcoming Events

October 23-Mr. Klett in WE Rehearsal

October 30-Advanced Band Fall Concert in Gym @ 6pm

November 2-Region Band Auditions @ Prosper HS for Select WE/SB Students

November 6-Phase 2 Auditions at Nelson Middle School(Only for advancing students)

November 7-Mrs. Mallow full day clinic

November 8/9-Region Band Clinic and Concert in Plano(Only for students selected for Region Band)

November 12-Beginner Showcase @ 6:00PM

November 13-Mr. Klett in WE Rehearsal

November 14-Game Night Social 3:35-5PM

November 25-29-Thanksgiving Break!!

Beginning Band Information

Practice Record Due Monday

Please remember that we will only accept a practice record that is signed by a parent. If your child has lost theirs one can be printed off our website. You can find the form under the Students Tab.


What can they practice?


  1. Stabilizing First Notes
  2. Articulation(How the note starts)
  3. Rhythm Rockers unit 1, 2 and 3 w/ Metronome @ 72
  4. Note Name Flash Cards
  5. Online Note Name Helper click HERE

Concert Band Information

Practice Record Due Monday

Please remember that we will only accept a practice record that is signed by a parent. If your child has lost theirs one can be printed off our website. You can find the form under the Students Tab.

Symphonic Band Information

Sectionals-Mandatory Tutorials Schedule

**As a reminder sectionals are required, and are counted as a minor grade weekly. All conflicts need to be worked out with Ms. Brinkman in ADVANCE.**


Monday-Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba-3:45-4:30 PM

Wednesday AM-Clarinet-7:30-8:15 AM

Wednesday PM-Flute/Oboe-3:45-4:30 PM

Thursday PM-Trumpet 3:45-4:30 PM

Friday AM-Saxophone/Horn-7:30-8:15 AM


Band Hall doors will open at 7:20 AM for morning sectionals, and student will enter through the exterior band hall door. If a student is later than 7:30 then they need to enter through the front of the school.

Practice Records Due Monday

Remember this counts as a minor grade.

SmartMusic

Students will be assigned a piece on Tuesday that is due on Friday.

Symphonic Band Percussion

  • Normal Schedule
  • We will be joining the band more often to get ready for the fall concert.

Wind Ensemble

Practice Records due Monday

Remember this counts as a minor grade.

Sectionals-Mandatory Tutorials-Schedule

**As a reminder sectionals are required, and are counted as a minor grade weekly. All conflicts need to be worked out with Mr. Davis in ADVANCE.**


Monday PM-Clarinet- 3:45-4:30 PM

Tuesday AM-Trumpet-7:30-8:15 AM(Cancelled Due to Staff Meeting)

Tuesday PM-Flute/Oboe-3:45-4:30 PM

Wednesday AM-Horn-7:30-8:15 AM

Wednesday PM-Trombone/Euphonium/Tuba-3:45-4:30 PM

Thursday AM-Sax-7:30-8:15 AM



Band Hall doors will open at 7:20 AM for morning sectionals, and student will enter through the exterior band hall door. If a student is later than 7:30 then they need to enter through the front of the school.

Mock Audition-Friday, October 25


Date: Friday, October 25

Who? Wind Ensemble, Director approved Symphonic Band Members

Where: Nelson Middle School

10100 Independence Pkwy

Frisco, TX

Dress: Whatever you wore to school that day. No change is needed

Purpose: To give students an opportunity to perform the Region Music in a format that has

similar elements to the Region Audition Process. Students from Nelson Middle School will be joining us for this event.


Itinerary:


3:35PM-School Day Ends (Come to Band Hall and get instrument and binder)


4:25 PM-Arrive @ Nelson and go to designated room.


4:30-6:45 PM- Master Class/Mock Audition


6:45 PM- Pizza/Pick Up


*This event is required, and counts as a Major Grade. If you have a conflict please speak with Mr. Davis in advance to work out a solution. Due to the dance @ Scoggins we have scheduled this to accommodate those students wanting to go. Please carpool and help each other get to Nelson for the 4:30 start time.*


Important Information Regarding Region Band Auditions

The region has asked us to make sure that all students entered in the Region Band Contest on Saturday, November 2 are available for the following dates:


Saturday, November 2nd(Phase 1 Auditions at Prosper HS)


Wednesday, November 6th(Phase 2 Auditions at Nelson MS-Only students advancing from phase 1 will be required to attend)


Friday, November 8th(Clinic from 6PM-8:30PM in Plano. Only students who make the Region Bands are required to attend)


Saturday, November 9th(All day Event in Plano beginning with a clinic at 8AM and concluding with afternoon/evening concerts dependent on band made.)

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