Bulldog Band Bulliten

April 2014

Upcoming Dates

4/1 Tuesday rehearsals for 7th & 8th grade Fiesta Texas trip begin 3:45-4:45

4/5 Saturday Jazz Festival in Georgetown

4/6 Monday rehearsals for 6th grade Schlitterbaun trip begin 3:45-4:45

5/4 7th & 8th grade Solo and Ensemble Contest

5/10 7th & 8th grade Fiesta Texas Trip

5/17 6th grade Schlitterbaun Trip

7th and 8th Grade Solo & Ensemble Info

Solo and Ensemble is an event in which our students will perform solos and optional groups such as brass quintets or trios for a judge. The judge rates them on a scale of 1-4 (1 being the best) and if students receive a 1 they get a medal in honor of their performance. It is not a competition, but rather a chance for students to showcase their individual playing skills. All Symphonic and Honors Band students should sign up for a weekly 15 minute time slot to get help on their solos with one of the three directors. These individual lessons will take the place of sectionals until the contest date. It is your child's responsibility to sign up for a time that works with their schedule and to attend the time they signed up for as a grade. Only students who are fully prepared to perform their solo are allowed to attend, so coming to their lesson time will really help them.

Charms Log-In Info

Charms is the best way to check how much you have paid towards your child's fees and trip costs. To check how much you owe for your trip after your discount from selling candy in the fundraiser log on to charmsoffice.com

*the school code is hernandezmsband and the password is your student's i.d. number. * If you have any difficulty logging in contact Ms. Boeselt at carly_boeselt@roundrockisd.org

Trip Payments

*Please be sure you have paid your trip in full as the deadline for the last deposit has already passed. To check how much you owe after your discount from selling candy in the fundraiser log on to charmsoffice.com the school code is hernandezmsband and the password is your student's i.d. number. If you have any difficulty logging in contact Ms. Boeselt at carly_boeselt@roundrockisd.org

*If your child is going on the trip they must have a band t-shirt for their uniform. If their yearly activity fee has been paid they should have already received a t-shirt. If their fee hasn't been paid, $10 for the t-shirt needs to be turned in.

*Also trip rehearsal attendance is MANDATORY. There is a concert involved in the trip so all students must attend to be prepared to perform.