McKinney Boyd Band Newsletter

Week of 11/4-11/8

Weekly Announcements

Spring Semester Auditions begin this week

We will begin the process of auditions for the Spring semester this week!

The audition material consists of the "9th grade cuts" for the 2019-2020 All region etudes.

All audition times are posted in the band hall on the white boards.

Here is a link to the grading rubric that was passed out in classes:

Grading Rubric

Senior Night Info coming soon

The final regular season football game is this week.

That means Senior Night is finally here!

Please join us this week at our crosstown rivalry as we celebrate the Seniors of Band, Bailadoras and Cheer.

Senior Parent Letter

Senior Night Map


We are still in need of a few more parent volunteers for 9th grade All-Region auditions on November 12th.

We will be hosting 9th grade all region at Boyd and need:

Room Monitors : 4

Dinner servers

Please reach out to our volunteer coordinators if you are available to help.(

We appreciate your service in making this a successful night for Region 25 and representing the Bronco band.

November 6th rehearsal change...

This week our original rehearsal on November 7th has been moved to November 6th to help accommodate the drill team. The time has been moved up and shortened so that personal Wednesday evening activities can still happen (2:45-4:45pm).

Thank you for your flexibility, this is the only rehearsal for this week. Missing this rehearsal will result in not being able to perform during halftime on Senior Night!

MBHS Band Booster Meeting (Exec/Liaisons)

Tuesday, Nov. 5th, 7pm


Our monthly booster exec meeting where we discuss the past month's events and what is coming up next for the MBHS band.

Spirit Day event: Tuesday Nov. 5th @ Chic-fil-a

Big picture

MBHS Limited band T-Shirts for sale

Just as an FYI....we have a limited quantity of old show shirts for sale.

Ballet Ro (mediums, larges, XLs), Cathedral (smalls and XLs), Promise of Spring (smalls, mediums, larges, XLs and XXL) and Fireworks(one large) for $5 each shirt.

We are also selling our surplus of Splash of Genius for $15. We have mediums, larges, XLs and one 4XL. We have student shirts in all sizes also set aside for Splash of Genius.

Great for T-shirt quilts or just for fun!!

Cool Weather is here!

The cold weather has made an appearance and will likely appear again, students are only allowed to wear the following Boyd Band spirit wear items:

Boyd Band pullover hoodie $30

Boyd Band front zip hoodie $35

Boyd Letterman's Jacket

Boyd Band beanie $15

Boyd Band nylon jacket $35

Plan ahead and get these items early! Log on and order now!

Online spirit wear orders will only be filled on Wednesdays. You may log onto your Membership Toolkit account ( and order any day of the week on Membership Toolkit. We will gather all of the orders, fill them from our stock and place them in a labeled box in the band hall for your student to pick up. We will send you an email once it is in the box. If we are out of the item you ordered, we will let you know.

Band Photos available on Smug Mug

All of the photos from this summer up to today are on the website!!

password: broncoband

All images are downloadable by clicking on the individual images, then to the left of the green "buy" button is a download arrow. If anyone wants to order prints or other products directly from smugmug, that is when you'd use the green "buy" button.

There is also a Smugmug app where you can see all the pictures!

After downloading the app, go to "find photographer" and search for boydhsband. After that they can enter the usual password and then have access.

Have questions??

Reach out to our Boyd Band Photographer at

Calendar for the Week

Week 11/4-11/8

Monday 11/4- Watching State Marching Pre-lims in class, Auditions begin

Tuesday 11/5- Band booster exec/liaison meeting 7:00pm, Spirit Event: Hwy. 380 Chick-fil-a

Wednesday 11/6- Full Band Rehearsal 2:45-4:45pm (Times are approximate)

Thursday 11/7- Full orchestra reading rehearsal (tentative) 3-5pm

Friday 11/8- MBHS Vs. McKinney High (Itinerary) (Senior Night/Crosstown Rivalry)

Looking Ahead

November 5th- Band Booster Meeting (Exec/Liaisons)

November 8th- Senior Night recognition!

November 12th- 9th grade All-Region Band Auditions

November 24-30th- Thanksgiving Break

December 3rd-Spirit Night @ Pancheros

December 7th- All region phase 1

December 9th- All region phase 2

December 10th- 1st annual Holiday Spectacular (Full Orchestra/band/Choir) concert! 7:00pm

December 12th- Band Winter Concert 7:00-9:00pm

December 13th- Band Party

December 14th- Parade of Lights

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