LEHS Band Newsletter

Edition #6 (November 16 - 29, 2020)

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A Note from Mr. Felice

Now that we have concluded the recording process for those band students auditioning for 6A Phase 1 (TMEA All-Region Band), we are waiting to learn which students advance to the Phase 2 auditions. We will also be having 9th graders sign up this week for the TMEA Freshman Band Auditions, which will be recorded after the Thanksgiving holidays.

Here are the TMEA All-Region Audition dates:

6A Phase 2 & 9th Grade - December 5-9, 2020 (virtual uploads)

The following instruments DO NOT have to submit for Phase 1, only the Phase 2 Auditions:

Piccolo / Oboe / English Horn / Eb Clarinet / Bass Clarinet / Contra Bas Clarinet / Bassoon / Contra Bassoon / Tenor Sax / Baritone Sax / Bass Trombone

Also, we do have one more HOME football game, on Friday, November 27th. Since this is the day after Thanksgiving, we understand that some students may not be in town. However, we are asking all students that are in town or available to participate in the band for that game. The game is scheduled for 2 pm on that Friday. The report time will be 1 pm at Lobo Stadium. These students will receive pizza and other prizes, due to their participation in this event during the holidays. We hope to have the majority of our band present at the game!


November 17 - Band Placement Auditions (4pm-7pm)

November 19 - Marching Band Rehearsal (Parade Practice)

November 27 - LEHS vs. Denton Guyer (Football)

December 4 - Phase 2 & 9th Grade Cuts Released

December 5-9 - All-Region Auditions (virtual uploads)

December 5 - UIL Area Contest (Host - Lobo Stadium)

December 5 - Little Elm Christmas Parade

December 15 - LEHS Bands Christmas Concert (virtual)

December 16 - LEHS Color Guard Holiday Showcase

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Please help me in congratulating ZESHAN FAROOQ for placing in the 2020 TMEA All-State Jazz Ensemble! Zeshan finished in 4th chair, out of all the trumpets that auditioned from across the state of Texas. This places Zeshan in the top 1% of trumpet players from across the state. What a truly remarkable accomplishment! Zeshan, we are all so very proud of you!
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LEHS vs. Denton Guyer (Football Game)

Friday, Nov. 27th, 1-5pm

1151 East Eldorado Parkway

Little Elm, TX

Report time for the LOBO BAND is 1:00 pm.

* Pizza will be provided for all Band participants, thanks to the Little Elm Band Boosters!

** Please be sure that all band members have transportation home planned before the game. Students are released from the stadium after home games.

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UIL Competition - Sign-Up Genius

Lobo Band / Parents - We need everyone's help on this one day. Please help our Band to host this UIL event at Lobo Stadium, by signing up to work at least one shift at the contest We are asking all band students and parents to help on this day.

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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!


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)