LEHS Band Newsletter #17

January 15-19, 2018

Wind Ensemble Sectional Schedule

* Sectionals will take place from 3:30-4:45 pm each day. Students are REQUIRED to attend their sectional each week.


  • Monday - N/A (No School)
  • Tuesday - Clarinets
  • Wednesday - Trumpets & Horns
  • Thursday - Flutes
  • Friday - Saxophones & Bassoons


* This schedule should accommodate those students in Jazz Ensemble.

Symphonic Winds Sectional Schedule

* Sectionals will take place from 3:30-4:45 pm each day. Students are REQUIRED to attend their sectional each week.


  • Monday - N/A (No School)
  • Tuesday - Clarinets & Saxophones
  • Wednesday - Trumpets & Horns
  • Thursday - Trombones
  • Friday - Euphoniums & Tubas

Percussion Ensemble Rehearsal Schedule (Jan. 15-19)

* These rehearsals are from 4:00-5:30 pm.


Monday - N/A (No School)

Tuesday - Escape Velocity

Wednesday - N/A

Thursday - Black Racer

Friday - Escape Velocity

Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal Schedule

* These rehearsals are from 3:30-4:45 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


* All Jazz Ensemble rehearsals are required for members.

South Padre Payment #1 - Due January 20th (click here)

Please make any checks payable to LEBB (Little Elm Band Boosters).

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UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest

Saturday, Feb. 24th, 8am

3000 Los Rios Boulevard

Plano, TX

Students should bring in their entry fees for S&E Contest this week and next. The fees are as follows: (Due 2/2/18)


- Ensembles (each student pays $10)


- Solos ($30 for accompanied / $10 unaccompanied) Most solos for the wind players are accompanied. Most solos for the percussion are unaccompanied.

Charms - Playing Tests

Beginning the first week back to school, all LEHS Band members will have weekly playing assessments. These assessments are assigned on Mondays and due by Sunday at midnight. That gives every student 7 full days to practice the assignment and make the recording. There should be NO EXCUSE for recordings not turned in by Sunday.


All recordings will be made on Charms, using the recording studio. Students may also use the "Charms Blue" app for iPhone / Android, if they have a smartphone. If not, they may use their school-issued computer. If you have not used Charms, please see the Charms link on this newsletter for more information on how to login. If you have an issue logging into Charms, please contact your child's director. It may require a reset of your child's password.

All-Region Band Participants

Congratulations to the following students for being selected to the TMEA Region 24 All-Region Band:


Zeshan Farooq - trumpet (9th grade Band)

Hayden Ingram - piccolo (5A Symphonic Band)

Sam Kirchner - trumpet (5A Concert Band)

Dylan McAden - clarinet (5A Concert Band)

Teddy Kamara - percussion (5A Concert Band)


Jacob Scandalis-Graver - bassoon (alternate)

Julian Ocampo - clarinet (alternate)


* These students will rehearse at Frisco High School (5A Symphonic & Concert) and Lebanon Trial High School (9th Grade) on Thursday evening and all day on Friday of this week, with the concert taking place on Friday night.

All-Region Clinic / Concert (9th Grade)

Thursday, Jan. 18th, 5pm to Friday, Jan. 19th, 9pm

5151 Ohio Drive

Frisco, TX

This will only involve 9th graders who placed into the Freshman All-Region Band.

5A All-Region Clinic / Concert

Thursday, Jan. 18th, 5pm to Friday, Jan. 19th, 9pm

6401 Parkwood Drive

Frisco, TX

This will involve all LEHS band students who placed into the 5A All-Region Concert and Symphonic Bands.

Upcoming Events

January 16 - LEBB Meeting

January 18-19 - All-Region Clinic / Concert

February 13 - LEBB Meeting

February 23-24 - North Texas Percussion Festival

February 24 - UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest

March 2-3 - LEISD Percussion Rehearsal / Concert

Band Hall Phones

The band directors can be reached at the following extensions: (972) 947-9443


Frank Felice (ext. 25108)

LeAndre Benton (ext. 25110)

Matt Neal (ext. 25109)

Kristen Zotti (ext. 25109)

Volunteer Background Form

All parents need to complete a volunteer form for the new school year. This allows you to chaperone or volunteer any band event within the school year.