Plano Band Weekly Announcements

August 23-27, 2021

"Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable." ~Leonard Bernstein

HAPPY GAME WEEK, PLANO!!!!!


THE PLANO BAND IS GOING TO DISNEY WORLD & UNIVERSAL STUDIOS FROM MARCH 2-6, 2022!!! Final trip details and cost are continuing to be worked out, but if you are planning on going, please begin thinking and planning for that now. The closest cost estimate for the trip is approximately $1,600. Final details are forthcoming.

GOALS FOR THE WEEK

1. Have an AMAZING Game #1

2. Perform a perfect 1st Tribute Show

2. Continue learning drill to The Swan

3. Perfect overall ensemble sound

EVENTS THIS WEEK

1. Marching Rehearsals,
  • Monday, 4:30-6:00pm
  • Tuesday, 4:30-6:30pm
  • Thursday, 4:30-6:00pm

2. Section Leader Meeting, Tuesday, 6:30pm

3. PDL show rehearsal, Wednesday, 4:30-6:30pm (percussionists only)

4. Vertical Raise Fundraiser, CONTINUES / ENDS Thursday

5. ---FRIDAY--- PEP-RALLY ATTIRE: Dri-fit shirt, khaki shorts

  • 8:15-8:45a - Drumline performs cadences [Pep-Rally Attire]
  • Lunch - Plano Band performance (class release 4th period - ALL)
  • 12:15p - call-time to concert arcs (grassy area near Bldg. D) [Pep-Rally attire]
  • Bring your lunch! Do not be late to call time!
  • 3:30p - Plano Band class release from 7th period. (Event TBD)
  • At class release, come to band hall and change into black ankle socks, white shorts, & marching shoes
  • ATTIRE FOR GAME: Dri-fit shirt, white shorts, black ANKLE socks, marching shoes
  • 3:45p - event TBD [Gameday attire]
  • 4:30p - Load equipment
  • 4:45p - Dinner on porch
  • 5:20p - Wait outside in bus lines & load buses as they arrive
  • 6:05p - Assemble in Warm-up arcs
  • 6:25p - Grandioso step-out
  • 7:00p - Game start (HOME vs. Byron Nelson HS)
  • 10:30p - Return to PSHS
  1. Unload Bus
  2. Check-in Uniform (ONLY shoes this week) on your designated Uniform Rack
  3. Get instrument from truck / Store in locker or take home
  4. CiCi's this week (tentative)

6. PDL show rehearsal, Saturday, 1-4pm (percussionists only)

DUE THIS WEEK

1. Your amazingness!

2. An outstanding Friday night performance!


ASSIGNMENTS

  1. Band binder, flip folder, with all music filed in order, and lyre - name clearly marked on ALL (test grade) - PAST DUE
  2. 2. Classroom materials (test grade) - PAST DUE
  3. DUE TODAY - Show music (parts 1-3) MEMORIZATION TEST (test grade)
  4. WE, SYM, CONC 1 - All-State Music Evaluation 1st ½ Etude #1 – DUE Tues/Wed (6 Cumulative All-State Tests = Semester 2 Chair Placement)
  5. CONC 2 - F & Bb Major Scales & Arpeggios – DUE Wed
    (6 Cumulative Scale, Arpeggio, Patterns Tests = Semester 2 Chair Placement)
  6. Instrument Usage Fee - $85 - pay now on Rycor (required for all students playing a school-owned instrument)

UPCOMING EVENTS

1. Marching Rehearsals for week of Aug. 30:

  • Mon 8/30 (4:30-6), Tues. 8/31 (4:30-6:30), Wed 9/1 (4:30-6)

2. Football Game #2, HOME vs Rowlett HS - THURSDAY, Sept. 2

3. Labor Day - Sept 6 (no school)

4. Marching Rehearsals for week of Sept. 6

  • Mon 9/6 (NO REHEARSAL), Tues 9/7 (4:30-6:30, Student Holiday - YES rehearsal), Thurs 9/9 (4:30-6pm)

5. Football Game #3, AWAY vs. Lake Highlands HS - Friday, Sept. 10