AEB Weekly 1/8/18 to 1/14/18

W. Charles Akins High School Band - Austin, TX

Sectionals Begin This Week

Students are responsible for staying aware of their schedules for sectionals and full ensemble rehearsals.

Please check the band calendar frequently to make sure you attend all required rehearsals and events.

You can always access the calendar (updated in real-time) here!

TMEA Area Auditions - Hosted by AEB on 1/13

All AEB students are required to be present at Akins on Saturday, January 13th at we host the TMEA Area Auditions.

Students will need to be at Akins at 7:30am and should be done by 5:00pm.

Not all students will be needed...specific assignments and instructions will be given on Tuesday.

The schedule will be very similar to when we hosted TMEA Region Auditions at the beginning of December. We have done a tremendous job hosting these more to go!

Schedule Changes - Update

Please let Mr. Fincher know if your schedule is still not correct.

The counselors and Mr. Fincher are working as fast as possible to get schedules sorted out correctly.

Popcorn Fundraiser is On!

Each bag of popcorn sold for $2.00 will put $1.10 in your account. Take advantage of this opportunity to take care of all your fees!

We will be selling popcorn until January 19th.

If you have any fees that are owed...take advantage of this opportunity to pay them off easily and quickly.

Bring All Band Accounts Current ASAP

There is a significant amount of money that is currently owed on Band Fees.

Unpaid fees put a significant financial strain on the band program as a whole.

Please, please, please take a look at your CHARMS account to see what money is owed and settle your account balance this week.

Directors will be calling home to work out payments this week...we must settle all accounts ASAP!

Events, Announcements, and Information

Booster Board Meeting

Wednesday, Jan. 10th, 6-7pm

10701 S 1st St

Austin, TX

Booster board meetings are open to all Boosters.

Booster General Meeting

Wednesday, Jan. 10th, 7-8pm

10701 S 1st St

Austin, TX

TMEA Area Auditions

Saturday, Jan. 13th, 7:30am-5pm

10701 S 1st St

Austin, TX

Area qualifiers will audition on this day.

All other members of AEB will be working to staff the event.

We will not need all students to work...specific assignments will be given on Tuesday of this week.

Earn Money for Your Band Fees, Trip Payments, and Lessons

Did you know that you can work shifts at the UT Erwin Center to earn money for your fees, trip payments, and lessons? Each shift pays $35 to $75 per person depending on the event and business.

There are always shifts available and we are already needing people to work!

You can sign up using this link.

You can get more information on how to sign up here!

TMEA Region 18 Band Clinic and Concert

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  • Monday, January 15th - Holiday
  • Friday, January 19th - All-City Band Clinics - AISD Performing Arts Center - 1:30pm to 6:30pm ***Selected Students Only***
  • Saturday, January 20th - All-City Band Clinic & Concert - AISD Performing Arts Center - 9:30am to 5:00pm ***Selected Students Only***
  • Saturday, February 3rd - Clinics with Mr. Benzer - Akins High School - Times TBA
  • Thursday, February 8th - 1st Annual AEB Solo & Ensemble Contest (Prelims) - Akins HS - 5:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Saturday, February 10th - UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest - LBJ/LASA HS - All Day
  • Tuesday, February 13th - 1st Annual AEB Solo & Ensemble Contest (Finals) - Akins HS - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
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