McKinney Boyd Band Newsletter
Week of 12/9-12/14
Outside the school day rehersals this week for the winter concert (READ CAREFULLY)
Due to the percussion not currently being in their designated band periods we will again be having after school rehearsals to bring the two groups (Winds/percussion) together before the winter concert.
Here is what that schedule looks like at a glance:
Tuesday, December 10th: Symphonic 2- 2:45-4:45pm, Symphonic 1- 5:00-7:00pm
Wednesday, December 11th: Concert Band 2:45-3:45pm, Honors Band 4:00-6:00pm
Due to the nature of these rehearsals having a direct effect on the success of the full ensemble, it is ESSENTIAL that ALL students be present for the entire duration of these practices. Please plan work schedules, doctors appointments and tutorial schedules around them. Each rehearsal will count as a formative grade.
1st annual Holiday Spectacular!!!
On TUESDAY the 10th we are having our 1st annual Holiday Spectacular featuring musicians from the honors band, choir and orchestra. at 7:30pm in the Boyd auditorium
Admission is FREE!!!
We are hoping to start a new tradition and would love to see you there! It is going to MAGICAL!
VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS EVENT READ CAREFULLY HERE:
The directors would appreciate that the hot cocoa is ready for serving in the lobby in front of the auditorium by 7 pm. The start time will be 5:30-6:00. Volunteers will then serve cocoa from 7:00 to 7:25. Then we can go into the auditorium and enjoy the show. Volunteers will then need to clean up and wash the coffee urns at the end of the concert.
MBHS Winter Concert!!!
Thursday, Dec. 12th, 7-9pm
600 Lake Forest Drive
Friday, December 13: Marching Rehearsal/Band Party
Afterwards we will have our end of the year Band party!! Food and dancing included!
***If you want to participate in the White Elephant gift exchange you must have your item at the start. Bring a gift ($20 or less) and enjoy.
Parade of Lights Information
Looking Ahead: Solo Contest accompanists
NOW IS THE TIME!
Solo contest seems like it is a ways out, but now is the time to make arrangements for piano accompanists.
It is highly encouraged that anyone wanting to participate in the March 21st MISD solo contest should do these two things before leaving for Winter break:
1. Look at our website and secure one of our approved accompanists. CLICK HERE
2. Order a hard copy of their solo through a music publisher (can take up to 6 weeks to arrive)
If you have any further questions about securing a solo/accompanists, feel free to talk to a private lesson teacher or one of the Boyd band directors.
Cool Weather is here!
The cold weather has made an appearance and will likely appear again, students are only allowed to wear the following Boyd Band spirit wear items:
Boyd Band pullover hoodie $30
Boyd Band front zip hoodie $35
Boyd Letterman's Jacket
Boyd Band beanie $15
Boyd Band nylon jacket $35
Plan ahead and get these items early! Log on and order now! http://boydband.membershiptoolkit.com/
Online spirit wear orders will only be filled on Wednesdays. You may log onto your Membership Toolkit account (boydband.membershiptoolkit.com) and order any day of the week on Membership Toolkit. We will gather all of the orders, fill them from our stock and place them in a labeled box in the band hall for your student to pick up. We will send you an email once it is in the box. If we are out of the item you ordered, we will let you know.
Band Photos available on Smug Mug
All of the photos from this summer up to today are on the website!!
All images are downloadable by clicking on the individual images, then to the left of the green "buy" button is a download arrow. If anyone wants to order prints or other products directly from smugmug, that is when you'd use the green "buy" button.
There is also a Smugmug app where you can see all the pictures!
After downloading the app, go to "find photographer" and search for boydhsband. After that they can enter the usual password and then have access.
Reach out to our Boyd Band Photographer at email@example.com
Calendar for the Week
December 9th- All region phase 2 @ Wylie HS
December 10th- Sym 2 w/ perc. rehearsal 2:45-4:45pm, Sym 1 w/ perc. rehearsal 5-7pm, ***1st annual Holiday Spectacular (Full Orchestra/Choir) concert! 7:30pm***
December 11th- Honors w/ perc. Rehearsal 4-6, Dowell MS Winter Concert 7:00pm
December 12th- Band Winter Concert 7:00-9:00pm (Band booster meeting)
December 13th- Full band parade rehearsal 3:00-3:45, Band Party 4:00-6:00pm
December 14th- Parade of Lights (See information above)