McKinney Boyd Band Newsletter

Week of 2/10-2/14

Weekly Announcements

Volunteer help needed!

We need your help with concession volunteers .There are 4 more concession events but one is this week we still need help with. While we do need at least one adult for these the kids can fill other open spots. Currently there are many open slots. Sign ups are already out on the toolkit for the events below.

Toolkit Link (Click Here)

02/11 Softball Games at MBHS Baseball complex. (there are 2 games)

3 Servers from 3:30 to 6:00

3 Servers from 5:30 to 7:45

02/25 Soccer Games at MISD Stadium (there are 3 games)

5-6 servers from 3:30 to 6:30

6 Servers from 6:15 to 9:15

03/20 Soccer Game at MISD Stadium (just 1 game)

6 servers from 6:30 to 9:30

We would really appreciate all the help we can get! Please visit your toolkit account to see what opportunities are available. Thank you to those parents and students that have already signed up!

Solo Entry Form Information

Solo Entry Form (Button below) and payment are due this week on February 14th.

STUDENTS must fill out the form using their McKinney ISD email.

PARENT or STUDENT can bring $12 cash or check (made out to MBHS Band boosters) to the Band hall dropbox outside of Mr.T and Ms. Santamaria's office. (Please put it in an envelope with student's name on it)

**Remember that the solo contest is a requirement for Honors/Sym 1 and HIGHLY ENCOURAGED for Sym 2 and Concert bands.

Solo Entry Form (CLICK HERE)

Completed form and Payment are due Friday, February 14th. (You must use your McKinney ISD student email to enter your information.)

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 ASAP:

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.

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New link for Movement Camp # 2 on February 20th (Updated information!!)

We will be having our second Movement/Choreography camp on February 20th from 6:30-8:30pm. Dinner is included for the students!! This event involves Incoming freshmen (8th graders), Current 9th, 10th and 11th graders only.

***Students, use this updated link or QR code to sign up for food by the END OF THE DAY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17th so we can order the correct amount of food:

Our new choreographer will be here and we will be moving so please bring comfortable clothing (shorts or sweats, tennis shoes) that is good for moving and has stretch to it.

The next camps to put on your radar is on March 26th.

**Side note to students/parents associated with Cockrill, we have moved back the start time for this camp to 6:30 so that you can attend your open house and then the students will be able to come to MBHS for Dinner/Camp.

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Important Upcoming Dates Handout (Click Here)

This is the handout that was passed out at the Incoming Freshmen parent meeting but is a good reference to all members (current and future) of the MBHS band

Boyd Band Leadership 2020

On Saturday February 22nd we will have our first informational meeting/ training for current Boyd Band student interested in being a leader for 2020-2021 (Current Freshmen-Current Juniors).

We will meet in the band hall from 9:00AM-12:00PM.

This is an opportunity for anyone who is interested to learn leadership qualities and our process of selection regardless of what you think your potential for being selected for next year is.

Please fill out this short Google form link by Wednesday February 17th so we can plan appropriately:

Athletic Physical clinic dates are now set for the district

MISD is hosting Athletic physical clinics for the 2020-2021 school year. It is a state requirement to have an updated yearly physical on file for ALL athletic curricular's.

You can attend ANY date on ANY campus. Whatever is the most convenient for you!

They are at:

MHS on 4/16 from 3:00-6:00PM

MBHS on 4/18 from 7:00-11:00AM

MNHS on 4/22 from 3:00-6:00PM

Please take advantage of this opportunity and be all set for next year!

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 2/10-2/14

February 10th- Other than Sectionals, no other planned activities

February 11th- Other than Sectionals, no other planned activities, Spirit Fundraiser night @ Firo

February 12th - TMEA, Rehearse ensembles during classes

February 13th-TMEA, Rehearse ensembles during classes

February 14th- TMEA, Rehearse ensembles during classes, ONLINE SOLO ENTRY FORM AND PAYMENT DUE (payments are not online, please bring cash or check to put in BH drop box)

Looking Ahead

February 12th-15th- TMEA (Rehearse Ensembles in class)

February 14th- MISD Solo contest entry form/payment due

February 18th- MBHS Ensemble Recital

February 20th- Movement Camp #2

February 22nd- Band Leadership Workshop- 9:00AM-5:00PM

February 24th- Tom Bennett Clinic after school (Symphonic 1 and Honors)

February 29th- MISD Ensemble Contest

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