LEHS Band Newsletter

Edition #2 (September 21 - October 2, 2020)

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A Note from Mr. Felice

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Band Parent Zoom Meetings last week! I hope they were informative and made you each feel better about the precautions we are continuing to take to keep our band students safe!


We are very much looking forward to finally performing at our first football game on Friday, September 25th! Tickets for all games will be sold online only this year. Please be sure to get your tickets ASAP, as seating is limited to this year's games at Lobo Stadium. Please see our Summer Uniform Guidelines in this newsletter. It is important that all Lobo Band members follow these guidelines anytime we are in that uniform.


I want to also encourage each of you to get your son/daughter in private lessons. Although these will be predominantly virtual (via Zoom) this year, they are the very best way to make sure your son/daughter is being challenged musically and makes continuous progress as a performer. The link to sign-up for those lessons can also be found in this newsletter.


Finally, I'd like to welcome our new Little Elm Band Booster (LEBB) members! It's because of each of you that the band directors can focus on what they enjoy doing the most....teaching!


Little Elm Band Boosters (LEBB) Executive Board


President - Debbie Bruner (presidentlebb@gmail.com)

Vice-President - Mac Sandoval (lebbvp@gmail.com)

Treasurer - Zach Endecott (treasurerlebb@gmail.com)

Secretary - Kerry Peterson (secretarylebb@gmail.com)

UPCOMING BAND EVENTS:


September 22 - Marching Band Rehearsal (3:30-5:30 pm)

September 24 - Marching Band Rehearsal (3:30-5:30 pm)

September 25 - Football Game vs. LD Bell (report to Lobo Stadium @ 6 pm)

September 29 - Marching Band Rehearsal (3:30-5:30 pm)

October 1 - Marching Band Rehearsal (3:30-5:30 pm)

LEHS vs. LD Bell (SENIOR NIGHT)

Friday, Sep. 25th, 7pm

1151 East Eldorado Parkway

Little Elm, TX

* SENIORS - please see the attached SENIOR NIGHT LETTER (click here) and return the slip at the bottom to Mr. Felice.


Report Time for SLT @ 5:45 pm.

Everyone else report @ 6:00 pm.


** Please remember to wear all parts of the Summer Uniform:

khaki shorts, brown belt, band t-shirt, band cap - with tennis shoes & ankle or no-show socks.


*** Please have a ride arranged for after the game. Games tend to end around 10 pm. Band members will be dismissed from the stadium. Stadium officials like to close things down quickly, Please make sure this is always planned in advance. Thank you!

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Freshman - REQUIRED PHYSICALS

Beginning in 2019, UIL now requires ALL BAND STUDENTS to get physicals, just like students in athletics. In 2019, we required ALL Band members at LEHS to turn in a medical history & physical form. The medical history form is required yearly, while the actual physical form completed by a doctor, is only required every other year. Therefore, only FRESHMAN band members need to have physicals for 2020-2021. Please be sure to turn this form in to the Band Office ASAP.


* However, ALL BAND STUDENTS need to complete a Medical History Form this year.


Please see the attached paperwork.


Marching Band Physical Examination FAQ


Medical History & Physical Examination Forms


* Freshmen must complete both pages. Everyone else must complete just the first page, Medical History.

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Lesson Intent / Scholarship Form

If your child is interested in private lessons, please complete this form. If your child might need scholarship assistance for lessons, there is a place to provide that on this form. The deadline to request scholarship assistance will be 9/25.

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Thanks to the Little Elm Band Boosters, EVERY BAND STUDENT at LEHS was given a one-year subscription to Smartmusic. Smartmusic is an online, interactive program that makes practice more enjoyable and fulfilling for band students. It provides a wealth of practice materials, accompaniment recordings, band recordings, etc..as well as a way for directors to provide greater feedback and performance assessment. Please be sure your child has accepted the invitation that was sent via school email and they complete the Smartmusic registration. They will enjoy having this practice resource!
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Volunteer Background Form

All parents need to complete a volunteer form for the new school year. This allows you to chaperone or volunteer any band event within the school year. This must be done for 2020-2021 after July 1st. Thank you!

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Please UPDATE Charms Accounts

All 2020-2021 Lobo Band students are now in CHARMS, with the exception of freshman. Please login to Charms and UPDATE ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION ASAP. This will ensure that everyone receives newsletters and other important information regarding the Lobo Band.


Go to charmsoffice.com

Enter as the login: LittleElmHSB

Password: Six-digit Student ID# (unless you have set-up another password)


*Please be sure to SAVE all new information in Charms.


Thank you!


http://charmsoffice.com

Band Hall Phones

The band directors can be reached at the following extensions: (972) 947-9443


Frank Felice (ext. 25108)

Maxwell Atkinson (ext. 25110)

Matt Neal (ext. 25109)

Kristen Zotti (ext. 25109)