LEHS Band Newsletter #18

January 22-26, 2018

Wind Ensemble Sectional Schedule

* Sectionals will take place from 3:30-4:45 pm each day. Students are REQUIRED to attend their sectional each week.


  • Monday - Low Brass
  • Tuesday - Clarinets
  • Wednesday - Trumpets & Horns
  • Thursday - Flutes
  • Friday - Saxophones & Bassoons


* This schedule should accommodate those students in Jazz Ensemble.

Symphonic Winds Sectional Schedule

* Sectionals will take place from 3:30-4:45 pm each day. Students are REQUIRED to attend their sectional each week.


  • Monday - Flutes
  • Tuesday - Clarinets & Saxophones
  • Wednesday - Trumpets & Horns
  • Thursday - Trombones
  • Friday - Euphoniums & Tubas

Percussion Ensemble Rehearsal Schedule (Jan. 22-26)

* These rehearsals are from 4:00-5:30 pm.


Monday - Trout Scherzo / Escape Velocity

Tuesday - Black Racer

Wednesday - N/A

Thursday - Escape Velocity

Friday - Black Racer

Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal Schedule

* These rehearsals are from 3:30-4:45 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


* All Jazz Ensemble rehearsals are required for members.

South Padre Payment #2 - Due February 20th (click here)

Please make any checks payable to LEBB (Little Elm Band Boosters).

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UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest

Saturday, Feb. 24th, 8am

3000 Los Rios Boulevard

Plano, TX

Students should bring in their entry fees for S&E Contest this week and next. The fees are as follows: (Due 2/2/18)


- Ensembles (each student pays $10)


- Solos ($30 for accompanied / $10 unaccompanied) Most solos for the wind players are accompanied. Most solos for the percussion are unaccompanied.

Charms - Playing Tests

Beginning the first week back to school, all LEHS Band members will have weekly playing assessments. These assessments are assigned on Mondays and due by Sunday at midnight. That gives every student 7 full days to practice the assignment and make the recording. There should be NO EXCUSE for recordings not turned in by Sunday.


All recordings will be made on Charms, using the recording studio. Students may also use the "Charms Blue" app for iPhone / Android, if they have a smartphone. If not, they may use their school-issued computer. If you have not used Charms, please see the Charms link on this newsletter for more information on how to login. If you have an issue logging into Charms, please contact your child's director. It may require a reset of your child's password.

All-Region Band Participants

Congratulations to the following students for their OUTSTANDING performances with the 5A & 9th Grade All-Region Bands this past Friday. These students performed at a very high level and represented our band and school with class!


Zeshan Farooq - trumpet (9th grade Band)

Hayden Ingram - piccolo (5A Symphonic Band)

Sam Kirchner - trumpet (5A Concert Band)

Dylan McAden - clarinet (5A Concert Band)

Teddy Kamara - percussion (5A Concert Band)



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JV Guard Contest @ Frisco Centennial

Friday, Jan. 26th, 8pm

6901 Coit Road

Frisco, TX

Contest Day Itinerary

3:00-6:00 pm - Show Prep/ Rehearsal

6:15 - Load tarp in trailer/ truck

6:30 - Depart LEHS

7:00 - Arrive at Centennial High School

8:19 - JV Performance time**

10:34 - Retreat

11:15 - Depart for LEHS

Varsity Guard Contest @ Arlington Lamar

Saturday, Jan. 27th, 9:30pm

1400 West Lamar Boulevard

Arlington, TX

Contest Day Itinerary

12:00 pm - Rehearsal

5:00 - Show Prep/ Load Trailer

6:30 - Depart LEHS

9:48 -Varsity Performance time**

10:39 - Retreat

11:15 - Depart for LEHS

Upcoming Events

January 26 - JV Guard Contest @ Frisco Centennial

January 27 - Varsity Guard Contest @ Arlington Lamar

February 13 - LEBB Meeting

February 23-24 - North Texas Percussion Festival

February 24 - UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest

March 2-3 - LEISD Percussion Rehearsal / Concert

Band Hall Phones

The band directors can be reached at the following extensions: (972) 947-9443


Frank Felice (ext. 25108)

LeAndre Benton (ext. 25110)

Matt Neal (ext. 25109)

Kristen Zotti (ext. 25109)

Volunteer Background Form

All parents need to complete a volunteer form for the new school year. This allows you to chaperone or volunteer any band event within the school year.