Hey Band!

November-December

Concert Season Begins!


Once we get on the other side of marching season we will begin preparing for the Winter Concert among other things. Students, we will start using our concert instruments and chairs and stands again starting next week. Make sure you bring your concert instruments all next week.


In November, students will also be completing Region Orchestra Wind & Percussion auditions, and then Region Band auditions after that. Reminder that all Wind Ensemble students are required to audition for Region Band. All other students are strongly encouraged to audition.


Stage Band (the after-school jazz band) will begin on Thursday, November 14th from 4:00-5:45 PM. This is an all-volunteer group that is open to anyone who is interested in playing jazz. Talk to Mr. East to learn more.


The Winter Concert is Tuesday, December 10th at 7:00 PM in the Don T. Haynes Theater.

Auditions

SIGN-UP DEADLINES
Saturday 11/9 - Deadline to register for Region Band Audition
  • Entry fee= $10.00

AUDITION DATES

Saturday, 11/9 - Region Orchestra Wind & Percussion Audition

  • Hays HS
  • 8:00 AM - Check-In
  • 9:00 AM - Audition begins

Thursday, 11/21 - Region Band Audition - Phase 1

  • Akins HS
  • 5:00 PM - Check-In
  • 6:00 PM - Audition begins
Saturday, 11/23 - Region Band Audition - Phase 2
  • Akins HS
  • 9:00 AM - Check-In
  • 10:00 AM - Audition begins


CLINICS & CONCERTS

Region Orchestra

Friday, 11/15 - Clinic

  • AISD PAC
  • 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Saturday, 11/16 - Clinic
  • 9:00 - 11:30 AM
  • 1:00 - 3:30 PM
Saturday, 11/16 - Concert
  • 4:00 PM


Region Jazz Band

Monday, 11/18 - Clinic

  • 6:30 - 9:00 PM @ Austin HS
Tuesday, 11/19 - Clinic
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Austin HS
Tuesday, 11/19 - Concert
  • 7:00 PM - Concert (6:00 PM call time)


Region Concert Band

Friday, 12/6 - Clinic

  • Sites to be announced
  • 1:00 - 9:00 PM (with a dinner break)
Saturday, 12/7 - Region Band Clinic & Concerts
  • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (with lunch break)
Contact the directors

Brian Mayer - Director of Bands - brian.t.mayer@austinisd.org

Ponder East - Assistant Director, Jazz Director - ponder.east@austinisd.org

Dr. Chris Lizak - Assistant Director, Percussion Director - christopher.lizak@austinisd.org

Herbert Washington - Colorguard Director - washingtonh2@mailbox.winthrop.edu