Wind Symphony

Week of Oct. 17-21

SmartMusic Assignment Due Monday

We are just a few weeks away from Phase I All-Region Auditions!! We will have an etude due each week between now and then. Etude #2 will be due Monday for all Brass/Woodwind players. Several students have already completed and submitted the assignment - way to go!


Click HERE to access the iPad sign-up link if your student needs to use one of our devices.

Practice Plan

We are encouraging students to have a Practice Plan every time they sit down to play. Practicing should be intentional, and they should know what they are trying to improve every time. That's how efficient and get better quicker! As directors are working with them individually in class, we will be asking them about their practice plan. Make your child tell YOU what their practice plan is too! The more of us that are holding them accountable to this standard, the better!

PHS UIL Marching Contest

Our Prosper HS Mighty Eagle Band competes at the UIL Marching Contest on Saturday, October 22nd. We are excited to be able to take a small group of students with us to that event! The first 45 students to turn in $5 cash (in an envelope with their name on it) will be signed up to go!


Click HERE to see the detailed information sheet that was distributed in Band class today.

Can you help?


  • We are wrapping up Volleyball and Football season this month! If you have not had a chance to volunteer yet, we'd love to have you sign up and work one of our concession stands. There is one night left for Volleyball (10/20), and 2 nights for Football (10/18, 10/25). Click the link below to sign up:


http://signup.com/go/ex1gTC.


  • We have been asked to provide 3 parent volunteers to help out at Phase I All-Region Auditions on Saturday, November 12th at Murphy MS in Plano. Responsibilities would be possibly serving as a room monitor, check-in person, etc. Shifts are from either 8:00am - Noon or 12:30-4:30pm. Please email me if you are willing and able to help us on this day.


  • We will need to provide 2 parent volunteers to help out at Phase II All-Region Auditions on Tuesday, November 15th at Vandeventer MS in Frisco. Same types of responsibilities, but this would be an evening commitment, likely from 4:30-8:30pm. Please email if you can help.

8th Grade Night

We are excited about our 2nd annual 8th grade night with the PHS Band! On Thursday, October 27th, 8th graders only (sorry 7th grade!) will meet that the Band Hall at 5:30pm in their band shirt. We will walk to the stadium together, where PBBC will provide us with a hot dog/chip dinner and a gatorade and eat with the PHS Band! Then they will give YOU a marching lesson. :) We will finish by watching them rehearse before their final marching contest of the season. Mark your calendars!
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Carol of the BAND!

Information will be coming out next week about our "Carol of the Band" fundraiser! We are so excited about it!


Thank you so much to Leah Cheng and Amanda Adamson for all they have done behind the scenes so far to help us prepare! You ladies are ROCK STAR volunteers, and we appreciate you! If you are interested in joining our volunteer team to help organize and promote this event, please reply to this email. The more people we have to help, the better!!!! Thank you in advance!

Sectionals This Week

Please remember that sectionals are for a grade, and if you miss one, please communicate with me about scheduling a make-up.



  • Flutes - Wednesdays, 3:35-4:35pm
  • Oboes/Bassoons - Mondays, 3:35-4:35 (YEA!)
  • Clarinets/Bass Clarinet - Tuesdays, 3:35-4:35pm
  • All Saxes - Thursdays, 3:35-4:35pm
  • Trumpets - Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00am
  • Horns - IN CLASS WEDNESDAY, No school on Friday
  • Trombones/Euphoniums/Tubas - Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00am
  • Percussion - IN CLASS this week

Upcoming Dates

  • Oct. 21 - No School
  • Oct. 22 - PHS UIL Marching @ Clark Stadium, time TBD (info coming soon!)
  • Oct. 24 - No School
  • Oct. 27 - 8th Grade Night w/ Marching Band @ Eagle Stadium
  • Nov. 1 - Carol of the Band Fundraiser kick-off
  • Nov. 3 - All-Region Master Class (information coming soon!)
  • Nov. 7 - Ms. Lansford will be in our rehearsal
  • Nov. 12 - All-Region Phase I Auditions @ Murphy MS in Plano, time TBD
  • Nov. 15 - All-Region Phase II Auditions @ Vandeventer MS in Frisco, time TBD