McKinney Boyd Band Newsletter

Week of 5/9-5/14

Happy Mothers Day!!

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Weekly Announcements

Other teachers make band directors laugh when they say "only (enter #) of school days left".


Band directors count # events instead of tracking days. (21 events over the course of 10 school days). This also doesn't count the events band does during summer break.


That being said, every newsletter is going to PACKED with detailed information on what's coming up and help us all be clear on what's going on. Please read carefully and thoughtfully so we can end this semester strong !!

Week of 5/9-5/14 (Updated on 5/8/22)

1. Spring Concert on Thursday! (Itinerary) Come enjoy our last full band concert for 2022, formally recognize and send off our seniors and come together to celebrate as a band family and booster club!


2. Uniform Fittings start this week! Please try on your current summer uniform and fill out the Google form accordingly.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfZJEr5BPrmJWibO2KngcTBbcckF1eztXuT2_kaAlnZbjoaWw/viewform?usp=sf_link


3. Band Banquet this Saturday! (CLICK HERE FOR INVITE AND TIMELINE)


4. SENIORS

  1. Get your Fine Arts Pink Cord by printing and turning in this form to Mr. T (due May 11th @ 3:00pm)


5. Graduation band/Hawaii rehearsal info/schedule up: READ BELOW


6. Important updates and timeline PDF for band students current and incoming: CLICK HERE TO VIEW


7. Remember you MUST have a new physical (Dated after April 1st 2022) on file with us before you can participate at our Mini Marching Event on May 16th and May 17th. **Athletic students, make sure your coaches send us a copy!


8. Earn a letter jacket this year? Save the date for Thursday 5/19 to get fitted. Packets will be available this week for you to fill out


9. Volunteers needed! Check out where we need your help below!


10. Band trip to Europe? MUSIC AMBASSADORS INTERNATIONAL EUROPE TRIP COMING FOR 2023. OPEN TO ALL CURRENT 7TH -12TH GRADERS!!


* Informative meeting on May 20th 6:30PM in the Boyd BAND HALL. READ BELOW ABOUT JOINING A TRIP OF A LIFETIME!


11. UPDATED List of Upcoming Important dates (CLICK HERE) and view part 2 (HERE), Google calendar is up to date until December

Graduation band and Hawaii Rehearsal schedule and info

Graduation band will be ALL NON SENIORS OF HONORS AND SYM 1.


Hawaii band will be any student musician traveling on our Spring trip.


All rehearsals are REQUIRED and vital to our team success. Please adjust your work schedules and communicate NOW.


Here is how we plan to combine the rehearsals to minimize stress and maximize efficiency:


Wednesday, May 18th: 3:00-5:00pm

  • 3:00-3:45- Graduation music rehearsal for Honors/Sym 1 (pomp, recessional)
  • 3:45-4:15- Graduation/ Hawaii Music (Olympic fanfare, Patriotic Snippets, ect..)
  • 4:15-5:00- Hawaii music only (Graduation folks not going to Hawaii dismissed at 4:15/30)


Thursday, May 19th: 3:00-5:00pm

  • 3:00-3:45- Graduation music rehearsal for Honors/Sym 1 (pomp, recessional)
  • 3:45-4:15- Graduation/ Hawaii Music (Olympic fanfare, Patriotic Snippets, ect..)
  • 4:15-5:00- Hawaii music only (Graduation folks not going to Hawaii dismissed at 4:15/30)



Friday, May 20th: 1:00-3:00pm

  • 1:00-1:45- Graduation music rehearsal for Honors/Sym 1 (pomp, recessional)
  • 1:45-2:15- Graduation/ Hawaii Music (Olympic fanfare, Patriotic Snippets, ect..)
  • 2:15-3:00- Hawaii music only (Graduation folks not going to Hawaii dismissed at 4:15/30)


Tuesday, May 24th: 9:00-11:30am (HAWAII REHEARSAL ONLY)

  • 9:00-11:00- Hawaii music only
  • 11:00-11:30- Final Reminders and announcements for students before we meet at airport on Wednesday.

Physicals!!!

Every student in band must have an updated physical on file EVERY year.


We MUST have a completed 2022-2023 physical in our hands before ANY student can participate on May 16-17th mini marching camp where we will begin building our primary marching rosters for the Fall 2022 season.


It is VITAL to have current medical information to prepare for every safety and security scenario. It is also MISD policy.


WE HAVE COPIES IN THE BAND HALL READY FOR PICK UP AT ANY TIME!


We cannot accept physicals for the 2022-2023 season until after April 1st 2022.


They can be done by your doctor or at one of our convenient $20 physical drives. You can attend any of the schools event but make sure you notate that you are from Boyd and that Band needs a copy as well.

Volunteers needed for your McKinney Boyd Bronco Band (UPDATED LETTER)

May is a very busy month for the band and we need tons of volunteers to make everything happen.


Thank you to everyone who has signed up to volunteer!


1. Saturday, May 14th-Banquet. We need 4 more people to help set up from noon-3:30pm and 7 more to help tear down from 10:30-11:30pm at the Sheraton in McKinney. We also need someone who is willing to run the projector for the slideshow (whoever volunteers will need to bring their own laptop)

2. Friday, Monday, Tuesday-May 13th, 16th and 17th-Uniform Fittings for shorts, shirts and gloves-no experience needed. Two shifts-7:30am-10am or 10am-1pm at Boyd.

3. Tuesday, May 17th from 7pm-9:15pm-Mini Marching Camp Party-we need food donations, chaperones and food servers.

4. Saturday, May 21st- Freshman and New to Boyd Registration-we need help with various stations that day. Two shifts-8:45am-11:15am and 11:15am-1:45pm.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


A few things......

1. Please remember to submit a MISD volunteer background check to https://boydband.membershiptoolkit.com/dashboard/volunteerform/62357

A new one has to be completed every year. Once you have the approval email, please forward it to boydbandvolunteers@gmail.com

2 How to sign up to volunteer: Please log into your Membership Toolkit account and look for "My Account." Then look under "My Account/Forms" for the volunteer sign ups. https://boydband.membershiptoolkit.com/login-form?r=%2F and sign up.


Thank you,


Laura Wilson, VP-Volunteers

McKinney Boyd High School Band Boosters

boydbandvolunteers@gmail.com

Music Ambassador International tour travel meeting on May 20th 6:30pm

Music Ambassador International offers a 16 day, 6 country European Tour with concerts at each destination featuring our outstanding instrumental and choral student musicians! The opportunity of a lifetime brings together our music to European audiences while experiencing the unique culture of each country! Everything is taken care of for you including: commercial airline arrangements, highest quality charter coaches, 2 meals per day, guided tours, ticketed shows, excursions, and more!


We will host an informational meeting for Boyd on Friday May 20th in the BAND HALL at 6:30 pm.


Until then, enjoy a taste of what you will get to do by CLICKING HERE


No commitment needed, just the opportunity to learn about a LIFE CHANGING trip available for you and your students!


This opportunity is for current 7th-12th grade students and their families.


For more information check out the website at https://musicadventuresinternational.com or connect with us on our Facebook page

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Band Placements and Instrumentations

Band placements will be announced on May 17th.


**Remember that all bands work on the same music and goals in the fall, EVERY STUDENT gets another chance to re-audition for the Spring in November.


Here are the instrumentation rosters for classes Fall 2022:

Fall 2022 Woodwind Instrumentation:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WqkY_VrDV3Bls9TfsSG5iX894dgtVz3wjiESgqTqzJg/edit?usp=sharing

Fall 2022 Brass Instrumentation:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/19S58kmdHhL55MtM1rSf5l5rfdh24XPgXhd0AKOFB_74/edit?usp=sharing

Incoming Member Corner

This spot is for all incoming members and will act as a hub for you for upcoming information that is just for you.


PART 2 IMPORTANT DATES AND TIMELINES UNTIL START OF SCHOOL (CLICK)



  1. Mini- marching camp is May 16th (5:00-7:30pm) and May 17th (5:00-9:00pm)
  2. Mini- Marching incoming parent meeting/performance/party May 17th (7:15-9:00pm)
  3. Interested in traveling to Europe for a North Texas collaborative music tour? Come to our informative meeting May 20th!
  4. Boyd Campus Physical just past us, you can go to the MHS this next Tuesday, just make sure you label your physical as "Boyd Band". We wish to have an updated physical for every member on file before our May 16th/17th mini marching camp.
  5. Important dates and Time Letter (CLICK HERE)
  6. Summer band dates are on calendar, Times during the day are still tentative but the dates will not change. It is required for all band students to be at the camp. We learn to march, our music, have masterclasses, set our initial roster, build bonds/friends during that 1st week and it is critical for the student and teams success.

Join BAND APP

We are going to transition to the BAND APP.


It is more user friendly, free and can do more things for us moving forward. Here is the link to join our Marching band "class" (includes parents/students)


Hey Band, join our 'McKinney Boyd Bronco Band' group on BAND - The app for groups and communities!
https://band.us/n/a8aa5e448dp16


**WE WILL CONTINUE TO USE BOTH APPS OVER THE SUMMER AS WE TRANSITION INTO USING ONLY THE BAND AP IN THE FALL TO LIMIT COMMUNICATION GAPS

Calendar for the Week

Week of 5/9-5/14


***Always reference our google calendar page (LINKED HERE)


Monday (5/9): Percussion Auditions 4:30-6:30pm,


Tuesday (5/10): Booster Board Meeting 6:30pm


Wednesday (5/1): No after school band events for this day


Thursday (5/12): Spring Concert @ 7:00pm (Itinerary linked in up above)


Friday (5/13): Shorts/Shirts uniform fittings before school,during classes/after school, 2022-2023 Leadership Team Mini Marching camp 3:00-5:00pm


Friday (5/14): Band Banquet

Looking Ahead


5/9: Individual percussion Auditions


5/12: Spring Concert


5/14: Band Banquet


5/16-5/17: Mini Marching Camp


5/17: Incoming Parent meeting


5/18, 5/19, 5/20, 5/24: After school graduation/Hawaii rehearsals (Schedule TBD and Posted soon)


5/20: Europe Band Tour 2023 informative meeting @ 6:30pm


5/23: Class of 2022 Graduation


5/25-5/29: Hawaii Trip!

McKinney Boyd High School Bronco Band Social Media/Contact

Instagram: MBHS_BRONCO_BAND

Big Band Dance 2022

Join the MBHS Jazz Ensemble and dance the night away on Thursday, May 5th in the Boyd Cafeteria at 6:00PM. Enjoy big band jazz classics and guest performances featuring vocalists from Boyd’s Fusion.

Tickets on sale now! Buy your tickets early at a discounted Early Bird rate!

Reserved tables and seats available.

https://mbhsjazz.ludus.com

See you there!