Scoggins Band Newsletter

Week of September 9

Snap! Raise Update

With 12 days left in our fundraiser we are so close to our goal!!! With 37% of the program participating we are only $953 dollars away from meeting our goal. In these final days please help to give a final push to finish strong. We are so appreciative of all the support!


If you need to create a new account because your child does not remember how to login to their original account please follow the prompts below.


1. Go to www.hwho.org

2. Sign up with email and password of your choice

3. Fundraiser Code is 967-611-318

4. Follow On Screen Prompts


I have had several families inquire about sending in the $125 opt out payment to the boosters. Please send checks payable to Scoggins Middle School Booster Club. If you would like to pay online there is the option to pay out via Charms and the Online Store(red shopping cart icon).


Thank you again to everyone for your help and support.

2019-2020 Band T-Shirts are here!!

Next week students that have paid their band fee, and completed their band registration form will receive their Band T-Shirt.


This shirt is part of our informal uniform, and will be worn by all students.

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Upcoming Band Social

All students are invited to our first social of the year at PINSTACK in Allen on Friday, September 27, 5:30-7:30. Cost for this event is $25


**All Band Fees and Instrument Rental Fees must be paid, or payment plans in place to attend.**

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Upcoming Events

September 13-Regions Masterclass, 4:45-6:45 **Required for Wind Ensemble Only**

September 16-Advanced Band 8th Grade Football Game Performance @ IHS, 5-8PM

September 17-Snap! Raise Fundraiser Ends

September 19-Band Booster Meeting @ Scoggins Band Hall, 5:30PM

September 20-Cindy Bulloch in ALL Band Classes

October 4- 8th Grade Band Night @ The Star, 5-9PM

Beginning Band Information

Practice Record Due MONDAY

Please remember that we will only accept a practice record that is signed by a parent. If your child has lost theirs one can be printed off our website. You can find the form under the Students Tab.


What can they practice?


  1. Alphabet All-Stars w/ Metronome @72
  2. Rhythm Rockers unit 1, 2 and 3 w/ Metronome @ 72
  3. Note Name Flash Cards
  4. Online Note Name Helper click HERE



Many students earned the ability to take their instruments home today. They have been given specific instructions on how to assemble and care for their instrument. If something were to go wrong this weekend please do not bring any tools to an instrument. Make arrangements to get it back in its present condition so we can assist. Tuba/Euphonium families they will be ready next week so enjoy your last week of a quieter house.


If they have their instrument then they are working on stabilizing their first sounds. Enjoy these early moments. I swear it gets better!

Concert Band Information

Practice Record Due Monday

Please remember that we will only accept a practice record that is signed by a parent. If your child has lost theirs one can be printed off our website. You can find the form under the Students Tab.

Football Game Performance-Monday, Sept. 18

Coming up in a little more than a week is our 1st performance of the year. Please note that due to the location and time of performance at IHS we do not provide transportation. If you have a conflict or concern please reach out to your child's primary director.

Symphonic Band Information

Sectionals-Mandatory Tutorials Schedule

**As a reminder sectionals are required, and are counted as a minor grade weekly. All conflicts need to be worked out with Ms. Brinkman in ADVANCE.**


Monday-Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba- 3:45-4:30 PM

Wednesday AM-Clarinet-7:30-8:15 AM

Wednesday PM-Flute/Oboe-3:45-4:30 PM

Thursday PM-Trumpet 3:45-4:30 PM

Friday AM-Saxophone/Horn-7:30-8:15 AM


Band Hall doors will open at 7:20 AM for morning sectionals, and student will enter through the exterior band hall door. If a student is later than 7:30 then they need to enter through the front of the school.

Practice Record and Smart Music Assignments Due Monday

All Smart Music assignments are due by Monday. If your student needs to use a band chromebook to complete their assignment please encourage them to reserve the device with Mrs. Brinkman in advance.


Please remember that we will only accept a practice record that is signed by a parent. If your child has lost theirs one can be printed off our website. You can find the form under the Students Tab.

Football Game Performance-Monday, Sept. 18

Coming up in a little more than a week is our 1st performance of the year. Please note that due to the location and time of performance at IHS we do not provide transportation. If you have a conflict or concern please reach out to your child's primary director.

Wind Ensemble

Sectionals-Mandatory Tutorials-Schedule

**As a reminder sectionals are required, and are counted as a minor grade weekly. All conflicts need to be worked out with Mr. Davis in ADVANCE.**


Monday PM-Clarinet- 3:45-4:30 PM

Tuesday AM-Trumpet-7:30-8:15 AM

Tuesday PM-Flute/Oboe-3:45-4:30 PM(Cancelled Due to Staff Meeting-Will be Pulled in Class)

Wednesday AM-Horn-7:30-8:15 AM

Wednesday PM-Trombone/Euphonium/Tuba-3:45-4:30 PM

Thursday AM-Sax-7:30-8:15 AM



Band Hall doors will open at 7:20 AM for morning sectionals, and student will enter through the exterior band hall door. If a student is later than 7:30 then they need to enter through the front of the school.

Region Master Class Itinerary

This upcoming Friday, all Wind Ensemble students are required to attend the Region Music Master Class. Students from Nelson MS will be joining us, and we have hired professionals to go over in detail the music, and best practices in preparation.

Chair Test This Week!

In sectionals for all Brass and WW players this week students will perform the following for chair placement.


1)Cut 1 of Lyrical Etude

2)Cut 1 of Technical Etude


Flute/Oboe students will be heard by Mrs. Brinkman in class due to the scheduling conflict.


The grades of these 2 will average for chair results. I am listening for Tone, Note Accuracy, Rhythmic Accuracy, Musical Expressiveness.

Football Game Performance-Monday, Sept. 18

Coming up in a little more than a week is our 1st performance of the year. Please note that due to the location and time of performance at IHS we do not provide transportation. If you have a conflict or concern please reach out to your child's primary director.

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