This Week in Band!
Monday, Oct 14- No School
Friday, Oct 18- HMS BAND @ CHS Football Game
Saturday, Oct 19- District Band Auditions at HMS (Wind Ensemble Students)
Altered Sectionals this week and next!
Sectional Schedule: http://parkwoodhillwood.band/wind-ensemble-rehearsals
Friday, October 18- HMS Band Night @CHS Football Game
Required attendance for all band members. Summative Grade for performance.
Ineligible students, students who received a 70 or below on report card, are not allowed to attend.
What to Wear:
- Wear Band Tshirt, Jeans, Tennis Shoes
What to Bring:
- 8th Grade Bring Sack Lunch
- Light Jacket for Football Game
11am 8th Grade Students Report to Band Hall
11:15am 8th Grade Load Bus to CHS
12:30 7th Students Report to Band Hall
12:35 7th Grade depart on bus to CHS
3:00- CHS Pep Rally
5:15- Load Buses for Keller ISD Athletic Complex
7:30ish- Parents Pick up Students from Stands after half time-NO Return Bus--
7:30-8:15pm Pick up Back Packs from HMS, if you want them before Monday
Pick one of the following Options:
Don't bring a Backpack to school
After the event, pick up the backpack from the school
Leave the Backpack at the School over the weekend
The instrument that you take to the event, parents take home.
Parent Volunteers needed! Free Admission for Chaperones!
Email Mrs. Maus if you plan on chaperoning:)
Saturday, October 19- District Auditions
7am-1pm District Auditions at Hillwood MS
Auditions will include about 10 students per room for a blind audition. Please plan on spending the entire morning at HMS. Students will find out their Group and Start time a few days prior to the audition. Each Group will take about an hour or two for the audition, each child stays in the audition until every person is complete from their group. Cell phones must be on silent or not in the room.
Audition Music cuts are posted on the Band Website, under Wind Ensemble. Scales will be announced a day or two prior.
Audition Results will be email in the afternoon or evening after the audition. Students should leave after their audition and check email for results.
A BIG Thank you to the Parents who have volunteered to be a monitor for the audition!! If you would like to volunteer please sign up on the link: https://forms.gle/PDTCddhimZ1GDRz49
Lost and Found!
Personal Items and Instruments should be labeled with your child's Name.
Before School Procedure
Directors and students are in sectionals and the Front office NOT be opening the door for Band Students.
Now until October 15- Collecting Donation for Fan Pledge!
Thank you for all students and parents that are supporting the fundraiser.
Funds support every Band Student!
Funds raised will go to Bus Transportation for events, Performance venue for Winter and Spring Concert at Northwood Church, Private Lesson Scholarships, Masterclasses and Clinicians, Recording Fees for Competition Submissions and any additional funds will go to Equipment.
Students will need to make sure they have completed their "Potential Supporters List" with at least 20 unique names, emails, and phone numbers by following the instructions on the attached "HMS Band Fundraiser 2019" handout.
Students that raise at least $150 will be invited to our band incentive trip to Six Flags!
Directors are still in the process of planning this trip. We will post more info soon.
October 15-25 Band Selling Chocolate!
Optional fundraiser that will help boost our funds.
Saturday, October 26- Band Trip to UNT
Optional, Limited space available
Band Members sign up to participate in Band that plays at Engineering Competition to support our Hillwood Engineering club.
8:15am Meet at HMS
8:20am Depart HMS to UNT on School Buses
9am-Noon Perform at UNT
12:05 Depart UNT and Return to HMS
12:30pm Arrive Back to HMS
Sign up at the Link below:
Wind Ensemble- Oct 31, 8:30-10am
Concert Band- Oct 31, 10:45-Noon
Students will be performing a brief concert for their peers in other classes.
Band Students will be able to wear a halloween costume for band class performance. No costumes will be allowed after band class.
Parents are welcome to attend.
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
Wind Ensemble Students: @hmswind19
Symphonic Students: @@hmssym19
Concert Band: @hmscb2019
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