McKinney Boyd Band Newsletter

Week of 12/2-12/9

Weekly Announcements

Welcome back!

From our family to yours we hope that you had a great Thanksgiving week off and found time to focus on what is truly important! Family and Friends.

It's a busy week back, please read carefully for the announcements for the week

Outside the school day rehersals this week for the winter concert (READ CAREFULLY)

Due to the percussion not currently being in their designated band periods we will again be having after school rehearsals to bring the two groups (Winds/percussion) together before the winter concert.

Here is what that schedule looks like at a glance:

Monday, December 2nd: Honors Band- 3:00-5:00pm

Tuesday, December 3rd: Symphonic 2- 3:00-5:00pm

Thursday, December 5th: Concert Band- 2:45-4:45pm, Symphonic 1- 5:00-7:00pm

Tuesday, December 10th: Symphonic 2- 2:45-4:45pm, Symphonic 1- 5:00-7:00pm

Wednesday, December 11th: Concert Band 2:45-3:45pm, Honors Band 4:00-6:00pm

Due to the nature of these rehearsals having a direct effect on the success of the full ensemble, it is ESSENTIAL that ALL students be present for the entire duration of these practices. Please plan work schedules, doctors appointments and tutorial schedules around them. Each rehearsal will count as a formative grade.

1st annual Holiday Spectacular!!!

The bands winter concert is on Thursday the 12th but you don't have to wait so long to get in the holiday spirit!

On TUESDAY the 10th we are having our 1st annual Holiday Spectacular featuring the combined ensembles of the top band, choir and orchestras at 7pm in the Boyd auditorium

Admission is FREE!!!

We are hoping to start a new tradition and would love to see you there!

Spirit Night: Pancheros

Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, 4-10pm

3905 West University Drive

McKinney, TX

Come have some queso and help support the band!

All Region Payments past due!

The 2019-2020 All-Region entries have been entered and were due last Friday November 15th.

Please send your $15 entry fee with your student to place in our new lock box.

Checks can be made out to "MBHS Band Boosters"

**All Honors and Symphonic 1 students have been entered as per the handbook guidelines.

**9th graders, Symphonic 2 and Concert band have the option of also entering for this contest as well. A list is posted in the band hall for who has been entered based on student response/communication. Please help us in reimbursing the boosters for the entry fee as soon as possible. These fees were not collected as part of the students band fee.

Looking Ahead: Solo Contest accompanists


Solo contest seems like it is a ways out, but now is the time to make arrangements for piano accompanists.

It is highly encouraged that anyone wanting to participate in the March 21st MISD solo contest should do these two things before leaving for Winter break:

1. Look at our website and secure one of our approved accompanists. CLICK HERE

2. Order a hard copy of their solo through a music publisher (can take up to 6 weeks to arrive)

Here are two of our favorite music suppliers (PENDERS) AND (JWPEPPER)

If you have any further questions about securing a solo/accompanists, feel free to talk to a private lesson teacher or one of the Boyd band directors.

Cool Weather is here!

The cold weather has made an appearance and will likely appear again, students are only allowed to wear the following Boyd Band spirit wear items:

Boyd Band pullover hoodie $30

Boyd Band front zip hoodie $35

Boyd Letterman's Jacket

Boyd Band beanie $15

Boyd Band nylon jacket $35

Plan ahead and get these items early! Log on and order now!

Online spirit wear orders will only be filled on Wednesdays. You may log onto your Membership Toolkit account ( and order any day of the week on Membership Toolkit. We will gather all of the orders, fill them from our stock and place them in a labeled box in the band hall for your student to pick up. We will send you an email once it is in the box. If we are out of the item you ordered, we will let you know.

Band Photos available on Smug Mug

All of the photos from this summer up to today are on the website!!

password: broncoband

All images are downloadable by clicking on the individual images, then to the left of the green "buy" button is a download arrow. If anyone wants to order prints or other products directly from smugmug, that is when you'd use the green "buy" button.

There is also a Smugmug app where you can see all the pictures!

After downloading the app, go to "find photographer" and search for boydhsband. After that they can enter the usual password and then have access.

Have questions??

Reach out to our Boyd Band Photographer at

Calendar for the Week

Week 12/2-12/9

Monday 12/2- Honors band rehearsal w/ percussion 3:00-5:00pm

Tuesday 12/3- Symphonic 2 rehearsal w/ percussion 3:00-5:00pm

Wednesday 12/4- Full Orchestra Rehearsal 3:00-5:00pm

Thursday 12/5- Concert band rehearsal w percussion 2:45-4:45pm, Sym 1 5:00-7:00pm

Friday 12/6- Nothing planned (Enjoy an evening off)

Saturday 12/7- Phase 1 All Region auditions @ Wylie HS

Monday 12/9- Phase 2 All Region auditions @ Wylie HS

Looking Ahead

December 3rd-Spirit Night @ Pancheros

December 7th- All region phase 1

December 9th- All region phase 2

December 10th- 1st annual Holiday Spectacular (Full Orchestra/band/Choir) concert! 7:00pm

December 12th- Band Winter Concert 7:00-9:00pm (Band booster meeting)

December 13th- Band Party

December 14th- Parade of Lights

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