Scoggins Advanced Band Newsletter

Week of October 25

Newsletter Highlights

  • Fan Angel Fundraiser
  • Emerson HS Experience and Game Night
  • Objective Cards
  • Fall Recital Itinerary - Oct. 28
  • All Region Audition Info
  • Sectionals
  • Amazon Wish List
  • Covid- Quarantine
  • Upcoming Events
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We are 1 week down into our fundraiser and almost halfway to our goal! Thank you to all those who have supported to this point. Please continue update profiles, and if you have yet to join its not too late! We need everyone's help.

Our boosters are hard are work updating the prizes for this fundraiser and will be announced to the classes next week.

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Emerson HS Experience & Game Night

Please note the extended time to 8pm. If a student needs to leave early that is fine please communicate in advance to their director.

We are looking forward to our social tonight with the Emerson High School Band! Below are important details for the event:

  • Students are to be dropped off on the practice field which is located on the West Side of the School by 5pm.
  • Please do not arrive prior to 4:50pm.
  • Please enter EHS on the west side for access, do not enter through the circle drive.
  • Students are encouraged to wear a band t-shirt, but it is not required.
  • This event concludes at 8pm, and students will need to be picked up from the exterior entrance to the band hall which is on the west side of the school. Mr. Davis or Mrs. Brinkman will be outside beginning at 7:45 as a visual aide in knowing where to pick up your child.
  • Students are welcome to bring portable gaming devices. Please note that video games will not happen until late in the evening, and students are responsible for their own gaming systems.
  • The EHS students and directors have an awesome evening planned!

Objective Cards

Performance Objective(Assessed At School) - Minor Grade

  • These items will be passed off during class/sectionals by a director

Action Objective(Completed Outside of Class Period)

  • This section will be for students who are looking for acceleration!

How to earn a Karate Belt

  • Students must pass off ALL Performance Objectives and 1 Action Objectives.
  • Parent Signatures on Action Objective Passed Off
  • Belts will be awarded once every 3 weeks

Fall Etude Recital

Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021

Who? Performing- Select Members of Wind Ensemble

Attending - All Advanced Band Members are encouraged to attend

Where: Band Hall

Dress: Dress Nice! Think of clothing that you would wear for special events. Also take into

consideration if you will be standing or sitting while playing.

Individual Performance Times are posted in the front of the Band Hall. All performers are expected to be in attendance for the entire recital to show support and encouragement.

5:30 PM Band Hall Doors are unlocked for Performers (Fine Arts Wing can be used for individual Warm Up)

6:00 PM-Recital Begins

7:30 PM-Recital Concludes

*Performers will enter through exterior Band Hall doors(similar to sectionals). Friends and family attending the concert will enter through Fine Arts Entrance on the West side of the school facing Haystack Dr.

All Region Auditions

Wind Ensemble Students who are participating in the Etude Recital are also registered to participate in the Region Audition. Please visit with your child to see if this is aplicable to them.

Phase 1 on Wednesday, then if they make it, Phase 2 on Saturday

  • Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Percussion

Single Phased (Saturday ONLY audition):

  • Oboe, Bassoon, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Bass Clarinet, Euphonium, Tuba

If you child has a time request please contact me prior to Monday so I can discuss options.

Students auditioning will receive a Covid-19 Protocol form to fill out next week in class.

Sectional Schedule

  • Tues AM/PM - Low Brass/Sax

  • Wed AM/PM - Clarinet/ Trumpet

  • Thurs AM/PM - Horn/ Flute -

AM - 7:45- 8:15

PM - 3:55-4:25

AM students will enter through exterior band hall doors near dumpsters.

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Any and all donations to help support our band hall, students and directors would be greatly appreciated!

Covid Positive or Quarantine?

If your child has to stay home due to being Covid positive or is quarantining we want to make band as little stress as possible. Please use the guidelines below to help your child feel at ease with expectations:

Feeling Ill: Your child does not need to practice or worry about what is going on in band. We will catch them up once they return. Please have them clean their instrument prior to playing. Click HERE for instructions on how to clean brass instruments. Woodwind instruments need to throw away reeds that were used during the time they were ill.

Quarantine or Asymptomatic: Continue to practice as guided by the practice log focusing on the items assigned on the objective card.

Upcoming Events

October 22 - Emerson HS Experience REQUIRED FOR 8th Graders, Encouraged for 7th

October 28 - Etude Recital @ Scoggins 6PM

November 3 - Region Auditions Phase 1 @ Nelson MS -Select WE Members Only

November 6 - Region Auditions Phase 2 @ Prosper HS- Select WE Members Only

November 12/14 - Region Clinic and Concert @ McKinney Boyd HS - Only for students earning placement

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