LEHS Band Newsletter #19

February 18-29, 2020

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Weekly Rehearsal Schedule

*Sectionals will occur from 3:15-4:30 pm each day.

February 18-21, 2020

Monday - N/A

Tuesday - Horns & Trumpets

Wednesday - Clarinets & Saxophones

Thursday - Flutes & Double Reeds

February 24-28, 2020

Monday - All Brass

Tuesday - Full Band (3:15-5:00 pm) - Wind Ensemble

Wednesday - All Woodwinds

Thursday - Full Band (3:15-5:00 pm) - Symphonic Winds

Jazz Ensemble (every week)

Tuesdays & Thursdays (4:30-5:30 pm)

Percussion Sectionals

(February 18-21)

Tuesday - 3:45-4:45, Pyroclastic Steam / 4:45-5:45, Sprint

Thursday - 3:45-4:45, Servitude / 4:45-5:45, Sprint

(February 24-29)

Monday - 3:45-4:45, Pyroclastic Steam / 4:45-5:45, Sprint

Tuesday - 3:45-4:45, Sprint / 5:00-6:00, Servitude (with 8th Graders)

Thursday - 3:45-4:45, Servitude / 4:45-5:45, Pyroclastic Steam, Servitude

Friday - 3:45-5:45, Tech Rehearsal (all percussionists)

Saturday - 9am-12pm, high school dress rehearsal / 1:00-3:00, middle school dress rehearsal / 5:30, call time / 6:00, concert

Weekly Recordings (Google Classroom)

Each week, our Lobo Band students will be required to record themselves passing-off music, which should be submitted on the appropriate Google Classroom page. Students are assigned the recordings on Monday and have a full seven days to get them submitted. All recordings should be done with the use of a metronome. These recordings will count as a summative grade.

Wind Ensemble - No recording this week.

Symphonic Winds - No recording this week.

Symphonic Band - No recording this week.

Google Classroom Codes:

Wind Ensemble - 0waq12w

Symphonic Winds - 0032tuh

Symphonic Band - 5xavy76

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UIL Solo & Ensemble

Saturday, Feb. 22nd, 8am

3000 Los Rios Boulevard

Plano, TX

* Please make sure that your child has ordered the original to their chosen solo. Solos may be ordered through JW Pepper Music or Pender's Music. Originals are required on the day of the event.

Checklist for Saturday:

1) Instrument

2) Music (Original + Performer's Copy)

3) Arrive at least 30 minutes early to Plano East Senior High (Check-In & Warm-up)

4) Be outside your performance room 10 minutes before your time.

** Don't forget to number the measures on the original solo, as well as place both your name and Little Elm High School on the cover.

*** Dress nicely. This is a PERFORMANCE!

Good Luck!!!

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NTCA - Red Oak Contest (Winter Guard)

Saturday, Feb. 22nd, 1-11:30pm

220 Texas 342

Red Oak, TX

Red Oak Itinerary:

1:00pm-3:00pm - Rehearsal

3:15pm - Load Trailer and Show Prep

5:00pm - Depart LEHS

9:14pm - Performance! GO LOBOS!

10:30pm - Depart for LEHS

LEISD Percussion Cluster Concert

Saturday, Feb. 29th, 6pm

1900 Walker Lane

Little Elm, TX

This is our annual LEISD Percussion Concert. Percussionists from LEHS, LMS, and PSA will all be performing on this night. Please make plans to attend one of the most popular concert events of the year!
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WGI Austin Regional (Winter Guard)

Friday, Feb. 28th, 11am to Sunday, March 1st, 8pm

1222 Raider Way

Leander, TX

Please see the WGI link below for the contest schedule and ticket information.

Austin Regional Itinerary

La Quinta Inn& Suites by Wyndham

Austin- Cedar Park

1010 E Whitestone Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613

Friday 2/28

11:00am - Depart LEHS

4:00pm - Arrive in Austin and eat

6:00pm-9:00pm - Possible rehearsal time

10:00pm - Back to hotel to shower and sleep

Saturday 2/29 PRELIMS

Morning rehearsal times TBA

12:30pm - Check in at Rouse HS

2:04pm - Prelims Performance! GO LOBOS!

5:10pm - Help CGT on the floor

5:40pm - Depart for dinner/ hotel

Sunday 3/1 FINALS

Morning Rehearsal times TBA

12:00pm-1:03pm - Possible finals times

4:30pm - Depart for LEHS

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Dallas Getaway Weekend, May 15-17, 2020

Dallas Getaway Weekend

Friday, May 15th, 4pm to Sunday, May 17th, 7:15pm

Dallas, TX, USA

Dallas, TX

The TOTAL COST of this weekend getaway is $360 per person. Please see the attached itineray for the MULTITUDE of events that your child will get to participate in over this 2 1/2 days:

Package Includes:

2 Nights Lodging in The Dallas Embassy Suites

2 Full Breakfasts

Family Style Dinner at Bucca di Beppo’s

Admission to The Dallas Symphony Concert Including:

a. Symphony No. 2 By Sibelius

b. Piano Concerto No. 21 by Mozart Featuring Artist Stephen Hough

c. Hansel and Gretel by Humperdinck

Admission to The Dallas World Aquarium

Admission to The Perot Museum

Admission to The 6th Floor Museum

Dinner Show at Medieval Times

Admission to Six Flags Over Texas Amusement Park

Payment Schedule:

February 7th - $100

March 6th - $100 (PAYMENT #2)

April 3rd - $100

May 1st - $60

*All payments must be received by the dates above. If payment deadlines are not met, a student may be removed from the trip.

*Refund deadlines:

100% refundable until 3/6/2020

50% refundable from 3/7/20 - 4/3/20

Non-refundable after 4/3/2020

*All payments will be made to LEBB (Little Elm Band Boosters). These should be placed in an envelope, filled out by the student, and placed in the black box in the Band Hall.

Upcoming Events

February 22 - Winter Guard @ Red Oak HS

February 22 - UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest

February 29 - Winter Guard @ WGI Regional (Austin)

February 29 - LEISD Percussion Cluster Concert

March 1 - LMS Band Mattress Sale

March 3-5 - Sounds of Spring Band Festival (Symphonic)

March 6 - Band Trip Payment #2 (Due - $100)

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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.

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Please UPDATE Charms Accounts

All 2019-2020 Lobo Band students are now in CHARMS. Please login to Charms and UPDATE ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION ASAP. This will ensure that everyone receives newsletters and other important information regarding the Lobo Band.

Go to charmsoffice.com

Enter as the login: LittleElmHSB

Password: Six-digit Student ID# (unless you have set-up another password)

*Please be sure to SAVE all new information in Charms.

Thank you!


Band Hall Phones

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

Frank Felice (ext. 25108)

Maxwell Atkinson (ext. 25110)

Matt Neal (ext. 25109)

Kristen Zotti (ext. 25109)