McKinney Boyd Band Newsletter

Week of 12/9-12/14

Weekly Announcements

POP goes the band.

If you are looking for some holiday spirit this is the week for you!

3 winter concerts, a party and parade.

This week is a DOOZIE but it will be cheerful, so please read carefully below for updated information for the week!

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.

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1st annual Holiday Spectacular!!!

The bands winter concert is on Thursday the 12th but you don't have to wait so long to get in the holiday spirit!

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!


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

McKinney, TX

Join us on Thursday for our Annual Winter Concert! There will also be a short booster meeting in between performances to close out the Fall 2019 semester.

Friday, December 13: Marching Rehearsal/Band Party

Friday after school (3:00-3:45pm) will be our ONLY parade preparation rehearsal so attendance is essential!

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

The organizers of the parade have still not sent us final order/details so based off of the information from previous years and what is on the website here is a TENTATIVE SCHEDULE/ITINERARY

Looking Ahead: Solo Contest accompanists


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)

Here are two of our favorite music suppliers (PENDERS) AND (JWPEPPER)

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!

Online spirit wear orders will only be filled on Wednesdays. You may log onto your Membership Toolkit account ( 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!!

password: broncoband

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.

Have questions??

Reach out to our Boyd Band Photographer at

Calendar for the Week

Week 12/9-12/14

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)

Looking Ahead

December 21-January 5: Winter Break

January 11th- Area Auditions

January 16/17th- Region 25 All Region Clinic and Concerts

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