This Week in Band:
Dec 9- Elementary Tour (Wind Ensemble Only)
We will be taking our annual tour of the Elementary Schools tomorrow.
Students need to bring $10 for lunch or a sack lunch.
Students need to bring their personal music stand from home.
Wear Band T-shirt or Christmas sweater.
7am Arrive at Parkwood Hill Cafeteria; Perc at HMS
8:05 Parkwood Hill
2:30 Whitley Rd
3:30 Arrive back at Hillwood
We could use a couple parents to help chaperone. Please let me know if you are interested.
Parents are welcome to meet us at one of the schools to watch the performance. Just check into the front office:)
December 12- Epic Waters Festival Field Trip!
Band T-shirt and Jeans
-Wear swim suit underneath
Requirements to Attend:
Students must be eligible according to UIL guidelines AND currently passing class to attend. If you are not sure if you are eligible, please ask a band director.
Students must also have paid the $100 band fee to attend.
Parents and Students must sign and return the Liability Waiver. See attachment below.
Student Entry Fee, water park ticket Fee, and Lunch is included in your Band Fee. Students will not need to bring additional funds for the trip.
Parent Chaperones- $23 (discounted ticket and lunch); Money due by Nov 20
What is Epic Waters Festival?
A music festival hosted at Epic Waters, in Grand Praire. Bands will perform for each other and a judge to get critiqued, then go swim in the indoor water park.
8:00am Attendance, Load Buses
9:30 Performances at Epic Waters
Lunch at Epic Waters
2:00 Load Buses
2:45pm Arrival at Hillwood MS
Dec 17- Winter Concert
- Parents must provide black dress shoes (black tennis shoes not acceptable)
- Long Black Socks
-Bow Tie (given to child before each performance, then taken after the performance)
-Black Tux Pants
Please make sure you have all uniform pieces this week!
Please let a director know this week (Dec 9) if you need any assistance with your uniform.
Location: Northwood Church
1870 Rufe Snow Drive, Keller
6:00pm 6th Grade Students on Stage with Instruments, cases leave in car
6:00pm 7th/8th Grade Students Report by Band Class in the Lobby, leave cases in car
6:00pm Parents sit in Auditorium quietly to respect the 6th grade students getting set up and organized.
6:25pm 7th and 8th Grade students sit in Auditorium by Band
6:30pm Performance begins
7:30pm Estimated End of Performance
Students will be graded on their professionalism and performance etiquette.
Students and Parents are expected to:
-Not be on phones during performance
-Be quiet and respectful during performance
-Enter auditorium only between pieces and not when a band is performing
-Take children out of performance hall if they are crying or being disruptive
Congrats All Region Band Members!
Band Reminders and Procedures
Private Lesson Information
We want ALL students Signed up for Private Lessons!
Lesson teachers will be calling and emailing parents to schedule lessons!
Lesson Cost for 2019-20 School Year: $20-22 per lesson
Sign Up Here - http://parkwoodhillwood.band/signup/
Scholarship Available, Apply Here: http://parkwoodhillwood.band/scholarship
Required for All Instruments (except Percussion):
Foundations for Superior Performance Book by Jeff King, Rich Williams
Korg Tuner/Met with Pick Up Microphone
Wire Music Stand (for at home practice and some performances)
Lyre and Flip Folder
BERP (Brass Only)
Summer workers needed!
- Organizing, Copying music, Google Spreadsheet help, Building Trophy Shelf, etc.
Need 30 volunteers for Oct 19 at District Auditions.
Sign up at the link: https://forms.gle/c389K6w4PPDwJ8Jc7
Wanting to Chaperone for our band events?
- Visit the link to submit an application/ background check: https://www.kellerisd.net/Page/244
Before School Procedure
Directors and students are in sectionals and the Front office NOT be opening the door for Band Students.
Lost and Found!
Personal Items and Instruments should be labeled with your child's Name.
Wind Ensemble Students: @hmswind19
Symphonic Students: @@hmssym19
Concert Band: @hmscb2019
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