LEHS Band Newsletter

Edition #14 (May 3 - 17, 2021)

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LEHS BANDS EARN UIL SWEEPSTAKES!

CONGRATULATIONS to both the LEHS Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds for earning straight "Superior" ratings from all judges at the UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Assessment! Both bands performed challenging music, performing very well on stage and in sight-reading. A special thank you to Mr. Neal, for his work in teaching the percussion and Mr. Donald Gee, for serving as our proctor for the performances. Thank you also to the Walker and Strike Middle School directors for their assistance with the sight-reading.
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A Note from Mr. Felice

LOBO BAND PARENTS,


As we look forward to the 2021-2022 school year, we are in need of several parents to serve on the Little Elm Band Booster Executive Board and in Chair positions. These parents are instrumental in providing the needed help and support needed by the band directors throughout the year. In fact, the following positions are available for next year:


EXECUTIVE BOARD:


SECRETARY


CHAIR POSITIONS:


CONCESSIONS / UNIFORMS / PUBLICITY / PHOTOGRAPHER / TRANSPORTATION


If you feel that you may be able to help us in one of these key positions on the LEBB, please let me or our Band Booster President, Debbie Bruner, know ASAP.


presidentlebb@gmail.com


ffelice@littleelmisd.net


Thank you!

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CONGRATULATIONS for a SUPERIOR UIL Solo & Ensemble

The following students received a SUPERIOR (highest awarded by UIL) rating on their UIL Solo or Small Ensemble performance this past month:


Brooke Doyle - Flute Solo (State Qualified)


Alondra Nuno-Salazar - Flute Solo


Anthony Florentino - Clarinet Solo (State Qualified)


Tyson Kendrick - Clarinet Solo (State Qualified)


Gracie Miller - Clarinet Solo


Alexabia Paz - Clarinet Solo (State Qualified)


Jasmine Thoek - Clarinet Solo


Jack Weikert - Bass Clarinet Solo


Kristina Ljutic - Alto Sax Solo


Priscila Martinez - Alto Sax Solo


Shelby Turner - Baritone Sax Solo


Eli Miller - Trumpet Solo


Shawn Paniagua - Trumpet Solo


Tara Conti - French Horn Solo


Bailey Metzger - French Horn Solo


Kyleigh Parnell - French Horn Solo


Isabel Molina - Tuba Solo


Victor Carmona - Percussion Solo


Alex Tavares - Percussion Solo


Cayson Yi - Percussion Solo (State Qualified)


Danielle Christen / Hayden Endecott / Yesenia Zapata - Oboe/English Horn Trio

(State Qualified)


Jannely Alcala / Edel Fernandez / Alexabia Paz / Ailicec Valdez - Clarinet Quartet

(State Qualified)


Anthony Florentino / Bryce Humphress / Tyson Kendrick / Gracie Miller / Jasmine Thoek /

Jack Weikert - Clarinet Choir (State Qualified)

Drumline Auditions

Saturday, May 8th, 8am-1pm

1900 Walker Lane

Little Elm, TX

Please see the audition schedule link below.

LEHS Jazz Ensemble Concert in the Park

Wednesday, May 12th, 6:30pm

701 West Eldorado Parkway

Little Elm, TX

Spring Concert & Awards Ceremony

Thursday, May 13th, 6-8:30pm

1900 Walker Lane

Little Elm, TX

5:30 pm - Symphonic Band Warm-up

6:00 pm - Symphonic Band Concert


6:30 pm - Symphonic Winds Warm-up

7:00 pm - Symphonic Winds Concert


7:30 pm - Wind Ensemble Warm-up

8:00 pm - Wind Ensemble Concert


*** Each performance will be thirty minutes in length, including award presentations.

2021-2022 LEHS Band Registration

ONLINE REGISTRATION LINK

Please complete the ONLINE REGISTRATION before Saturday's in-person registration at LEHS. Both are essential. Also, please see the REGISTRATION PACKET link below. This packet will appear here before the ZOOM sessions on Thursday.

Band Registration Packet (English & Spanish)

Please make sure the ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM is also complete.

LEHS Band Webstore (Available May 24 - June 21)

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Weekly Recordings (Update)

In the Spring Semester, all wind players (woodwinds and brass) are required to make weekly recordings for a summative grade. These assignments will be posted on Smartmusic every Monday, as well as written on the board at school, and are due by midnight on the following Sunday. This gives every student a full week to make each recording, which counts as a summative grade.
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Color Guard Recruiting Video

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Upcoming Band Events:

May 3 - SLT Auditions

May 4 - Drum Major Auditions

May 8 - Drumline Auditions

May 13 - Spring Concert

May 18 & 19 - Graduation Band Rehearsals

May 21 - Graduation

May 24 - 25 - Freshman FUNdamentals Camp

May 24 - 28 - Percussion & Guard Camp

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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!

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)