Reynolds Band E-News
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- December 1-2 - All-Region Clinic And Concert (students who earn a seat in the group)
- December 8 - Elementary Caroling Tour (SW Only)
- December 12 - 7/8 Winter Concert @ PHS Auditorium
- December 13 - Beginning Band & Jazz Band Winter Concert @ Reynolds Gym
- December 14 - Percussion Coffeehouse Concert @ PHS Cafeteria
CONCERT ATTIRE UPDATES & REMINDERS
For 7th and 8th Grade Students
7th and 8th grade concert attire was delivered late last week. Many students stopped by on Friday after school to take it home, but there are still lots left! On Monday, November 27th students should take concert clothes home if they have not done so yet and try it on. If there are any sizing issues please let us know by Tuesday, November 28th so that we can get any issues taken care of before the winter concert. Concert clothing will be required at our Winter Concert.
OTHER ATTIRE REMINDERS:
This is a friendly reminder that families should provide dress socks and shoes for concert attire. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are a GREAT time to look for concert shoes!
Shoe requirements as well as photo examples are listed below.
- Gentlemen: Black dress shoes with no additional markings and tall, all-black socks. Please make sure to check the sole of the shoe and make sure no white line is visible. This stands out on stages.
- Ladies: Black dress shoes with no significant heel or colorful markings. Flats are preferred. Socks can either be tall all-black dress socks, black trouser socks, or thick black tights.
- All: Shoes should not be black tennis-shoes or converse types of shoes. Shoes should be free from any logo markings. Students should also not bring black crocs or other types. Please make sure the socks are all black and free of markings, and not grey. Socks should go up the leg enough that ankles are not visible when the student is seated.
For Beginning Band Students
Beginning Band concert attire requirements:
- Band t-shirt (provided to students)
- Jeans (please make sure jeans do not have holes in them)
- Closed-toe shoes
MOVIE REWARD DAY
THANK YOU to the overwhelming number of families who made the day special for our students! We hope everyone had a great time celebrating all of their hard work so far this year!
Beginning Band Olympics
Let The Games Begin!
Reynolds Beginning Band students have officially kicked off the annual beginning band olympics! Band Olympics consists of many "events" that students perform in order to earn points. Points can be earned by getting an "A" on a playing test, performing items before/after class or during Eagle Time, or by submitting videos to Google Classroom. Google Classroom is the fastest way for students to earn points! (Instructions can be found in Google Classroom)
Throughout the year, students will earn prizes and recognition for their participation in band olympics. Each week, students should be aiming to earn at least 10 points in band olympics. All students are required to earn 50 points by April as one of the qualifications to go on our Spring Trip to NRH20.
The Live Leader Board is linked below for families to view at any time!
PBBC Contact Information
Helpful Contact Information
Pat Jones - email@example.com
Bert Mueller - firstname.lastname@example.org
CURRENT AND FORMER REYNOLDS PARENTS ON THE PBBC BOARD:
Loren Busbee - Current Reynolds Band Parent! - Fundraising - email@example.com - Fundraising
Jennifer Downs - Current Reynolds Band Parent! - Student Affairs - firstname.lastname@example.org
Becky McBreen - Current Reynolds Band Parent! - Hardware - Becky.email@example.com
Niki Carbajal - Former Reynolds Band Parent - Communications - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sports You Codes
Access at reynoldsband.com/lessons
Private lessons are a vital part of any successful band program and are what make the Reynolds band students really great musicians! Prosper ISD bands are very fortunate to have a staff of incredibly highly qualified teachers that have been vetted by the same intensive processes as all Prosper ISD school teachers. We very highly recommend that any and all band students enroll lessons offered through the Reynolds Band. Additionally, most students who take lessons from Reynolds lesson staff are able to take lessons during band class!
Clarinet, saxophone, percussion, and trumpet families: Due to the high demand of last year's groups, we have hired additional staff for these instruments to make sure that all students who want lessons can take lessons! However, these sections tend to fill up FAST - we highly recommend signing up sooner than later to ensure a spot in the studio!
For more information about our lesson program, please visit reynoldsband.com/lessons or click the link below to enroll your child in the 2023-2024 Reynolds Band Private Lesson program today!
2023-2024 Band Calendar
The 2023-2024 Reynolds Band Calendar is available in 2 formats: Google Calendar and in spreadsheet format. We recommend subscribing to the Google Calendar as well as printing out a paper copy to keep on the fridge at home! However, please note that the calendar could be updated throughout the year as we are given access to STAAR test dates, etc. We recommend double checking for any calendar changes periodically throughout the year (every month or so is recommended).
If you need a printed calendar, please reach out to your child's director! We are happy to print extras!