McKinney Boyd Band Newsletter

October 26th- October 31st

Weekly Announcements

Newsletter Synopsis (As of 10/26)

1. ***IMPORTANT***Please read below for a brief reminder on parking lot pickup/procedure.

2. Boyd band family movie night on October 29th after our rehearsal on South parking lot. (More info below)

3. All region audition window opens 11/7-11/11 (More info below)

4. Don't forget to purchase your FB tickets on Sunday @ 1:00pm. (Letter attached below)

5. View, Order & Share your band photos, Link below for Buzz photo online ordering!!

6. Game day Procedures/Timeline posted HERE (continue reading below for more detailed info)

7. Seniors, If you would like to be a MISD Scholar artist of the week, read the "blurb" below and send me your application with a hi-res photo! (More info below)

8. Need to make a payment on your account, but are not sure how? Please see this document for step by step instructions.

9. I have listed our most recent Covid 19 protocol/protection procedures HERE (CLICK).
Check out our Boyd band flow chart maps for during and after school rehearsals.

Full Band Rehearsal Drop off/Pick up procedure reminder

Just a friendly reminder –

No parking in the fire lane is allowed during any band pick-up, summer or school year. Please follow the line of cars around the perimeter of the marching field (in yellow on diagram link below) Students are to be picked up in that line on the far left of the parking-lot. Please communicate to your student to look both ways before crossing the road. We want to ensure that all 200+ students and parents are safe during band pick-up.


Student's will exit the building through the auditorium doors and should walk out to the field to their waiting parents. Students should look both ways before crossing the street. (Refer to the diagram link below).

Parking lot drop off/pick up diagram


This causes a MAJOR safety issues for our students as cars begin circling around waiting/parked cars quickly trying to avoid oncoming traffic.

Please wait patiently around the field or in a parking space until your student comes to find you.

Your slight delay is not worth one of our students/your childrens' lives.

Please follow this procedure.

Thank you for your Support and Cooperation!

Movie night social on October 29th

Pending weather, We are going to treat the band at the October 29th rehearsal with a Costume movie night. Please make sure you are signed up for the remind for last minute changes due to weather.

Students can wear their Halloween costumes to rehearsal and then we are going to have a movie night projected in the south lot.

The movie is scheduled to start at sunset **(Tentative 6:30-7:00pm) so please plan on being at the south lot by 6:30 at the latest**.

**Start time set by the company.

We encourage you to bring a lawn chair, come as a family and enjoy some quality (socially distanced) time together.

***Attendance is not mandatory, just come as you would like.

2020-2021 All Region Information

TMEA All region Audition window opens up on November 7th to November 11th at 11:59pm.

We will finish verification for auditions this week. We will also finalize and follow up on payments needed as well.

Students can submit their audio recordings ANY time within that window.

This is different from previous years when the audition has been on a single day at one campus.

You are allowed to record yourself at home by yourself and submit, but we highly encourage you to sign up for a time to use our rooms (potentially better acoustics) and our microphones (potentially better sound quality).


Audition INFO PDF


Recording tips PDF

Band families can purchase early online football tickets the Sunday before each game @ 1:00pm.


All band students families ID's have been sent to athletic department, they are entering them into the ticketing system so that Band/Cheer/Drill/Football families can buy tickets first.

The window opens each week the Sunday before the Game at 1:00pm.

****Here is the linked letter from Dr. Peirson on where and how to purchase tickets:


**All volunteers (chaperones and field crew) are being asked to purchase tickets from the athletic department as well as wear their identifiable volunteer shirts for the home games. This helps them make sure they stay in compliance with UIL tracking capacity numbers.

Order your band photos from Buzz Photos

View, Share & order band photos from Buzz photos with this link:

Game Day Procedures and Timeline

Our second football game is THURSDAY OCTOBER 15TH vs. Byron Nelson at 7:00PM at our MISD stadium.

CLICK HERE for Game Day itinerary/timeline/ Inspection list

This process looks different from previous years:

1. Remember we are only traveling to home games this year (notated as VS. and not @ on the google calendar/FB schedule)

2. We will have an after school day rehearsal every home game day on the JV field (Behind the school) starting at 3:30pm

3. We will dismiss from the school for the kids to go home to eat (dinner provided by band as they dismiss) and gather their things to meet at the stadium by 5:45pm.

4. There will be no group bus traveling to and from due to COVID risk issues

5. Stadium reference map (CLICK). You can enter the stadium/park/be dropped off/picked up at the north entrance (McKinney Park Drive) and enter those first lots on the left (marked "Box trucks" and "buses" on the map). You will then head to the semi truck to grab your things (marked as "Tractor/Trailor" on map) and then organize in the Fine arts gate (marked as "props" on map).

5. After the game, DM/Section leaders and all those who house instruments on the semi/box truck will come unload at MBHS. Everyone else will be dismissed from the stadium.

Inspection is a process in which we can double check that all students have ALL the items in order to be UNIFORM and successful in the stands. Not having all the items can mean that you will not be allowed to perform with us in the stands/at the game and be sent home.

So please communicate your uniform needs to our Uniform/Spirit wear team NOW. and

Inspection Items:
• Official Red Band Dri-Fit Shirt (Tucked in)
• Official Blue Marching Athletic shorts
• Appropriate Athletic Shoes (Tennis shoes) No crocs, converse or sandals.
• Official Red Band Hat
• Official MBHS band Brass Bell cover
• Official MBHS band face covering/gaitor
• Official MBHS band water bottle and personalized covering
• White Marching Gloves
• Marching instrument/flip folder/music/ lyre's

This is the same process as it has been forever but we will now be inspecting at the stadium instead of at school.

Not passing inspection will prevent you from entering the stadium with the band and you will be sent home. Please prepare thoroughly ahead of time.

**We have now given out every alternative item that is approved until we get our back ordered items.Not picking them up or communicating your needs prior before inspection at the stadium will result in being sent home and not being allowed to participate for the game/halftime.

Seniors only! Scholar Artist's of the Week up for grabs!


1. Edit this file in the original Microsoft word format.

2. Turn it in with a High Resolution .jpg photo of yourself to Mr. Treadwell

Encourage you to brag about yourself a bit on the application. Probably good to keep it during your HS years and fairly Fine Arts related. Although if you are next in line to overthrow Joey Chestnut in the Nathan’s Hotdog Eating Competition, that may be something exciting to hear about. ;)

Volunteer work, Church Mission trips, after school jobs, plans after high school are always encouraged to include.

Remind 101 UPDATE/ARCHIVE: Resign up for new group ASAP

Remind is the quickest and easiest way for us to send information out. ***We require all students to join and strongly encourage parents to do also in order to stay informed.

Text the following code to the #81010 :

9th grade student: @boydband9

10th grade student: @boydband10

11th grade student: @boydband11

12th grade student: @boydband12

9th grade parent: @mbbandfm9

10th grade parent: @mbbandfm10

11th grade parent: @mbbandfm11

12th grade parent: @mbbandfm12

Incoming parent/student (current 8th grader): @mbhs8to9

Spring Trip: Update

Latest update from Directors Choice (9/28):

We are going to send out our latest refund this week (9/28-10/2)

***Those families that purchased insurance will have to go back to their claim and adjust the amount that has been refunded!

All families who have purchased insurance can now begin filing their claims.

**Instead of cancelling policies for those families that signed up with with incorrect link, the company has changed the dates manually with our guidance.

Our dates are 4/24-4/27.

I have updated both groups (MBHS/MHS) for your group number/policy number reference in the Document Hub link below.

***Even though we are making progress, there are still forms that we do not have access to and are working to get more information. Please feel free to call/work with the insurance company for clarifications. I will update forms in the hub as I get them.

We have 15 months from point of cancellation to complete our claims.

Information that I currently have access to for claim purposes:

Official Cancellation date: 3/24/20 (NEW CANCELLATION LETTER NOW ADDED TO DRIVE)

Original Deposit date: 6/10/2019

Google Drive Claim Document Hub for Parents

(Will continue to be updated as information is made available to me):

Corpus Trip Cancellation Claim Documents

I hope that it is clear we are being as transparent in this process as we can and are all working to find solutions for everyone.

***Understand that this is a point of high stress for every director/travel agency in the country at this point. I do not have all the answers but you can rest assured that taking care of our families is the highest point of focus right now and doing right by you is my highest priority. I am doing EVERYTHING in my power to protect you and find solutions. If you reach out to me with trip questions, I will respond as quickly as I can within 24-48hrs. I appreciate all your grace and patience.

Calendar for the Week

Monday (10/26)- Teacher Work Day (NO SCHOOL)

Tuesday (10/27)- Full Band rehearsal 3:30-5:30pm

Wednesday (10/28)- NO REHEARSAL (Tutorials by appointment)

Thursday (10/29) -Halloween themed Full Band rehearsal 3:30-5:30pm, Movie Night (6:30-8:30pm)

Friday (10/30)- NO REHEARSAL (Tutorials by appointment)

Saturday (10/31- Happy Halloween!

Looking Ahead

11/7-11/11: All Region Audition window open

11/13: MBHS vs. Little Elm (Home game)

11/23-11/27: Thanksgiving Break

11/27: MBHS vs. MHS (Home game)

McKinney Boyd High School Bronco Band Social Media/Contact