Wednesday, September 12

More information from WQAD regarding Friday can be found here.

Tuesday, September 11

Homecoming week is here and we have finally had some dry weather and are finally making great progress. Keep up the good work. Today's rehearsal was excellent. On to the schedule for this week....

Thursday - Homecoming Parade, Pep Rally, and Bonfire. Band members will need to get their uniforms off the trailer after school, or by 5:15 PM. Call time for the parade is 5:30 on West Avenue by Perkins Park. Please remember to wear black socks and shoes. We will be wearing our hats and plumes, so please don't forget them. If you are in a sport you may wear your uniform top instead of the band top.

Friday - WQAD Pep Rally and Homecoming Game. Band members need to arrive to BHS by 5:25 AM. We will not wear uniforms, but everyone needs to be in a purple shirt (really wishing we all had band t-shirts). Please, please, please, be in purple. We will set up on the floor at the west end of the gym. It will be a pretty busy morning, so please be patient. We will definitely perform portions of the School Song, Phantom, and I Can See for Miles. Live shots are tentatively scheduled at 5:57, 6:00, 6:05 (this one will last about 30 seconds, probably School Song), 6:25, 6:48, 6:55 (this will feature the band performing for about 1:30, probably I Can See for Miles). We will finish at 7:00.

Call time for the game is 6:15 PM and in uniform by 6:30 for pre-game. Our pre-game performance will be like the first game. At halftime, we will perform I Can See for Miles. After this, we will either stay in our last set or make a new one for the queen ceremony. I am hoping we can make our last set work this time. If there is time after the queen ceremony we will perform White Rabbit.

I can't thank you enough for everything you have done and will do this week.

Tuesday, September 4

Well, we survived our first performance. I have seen better and worse in my years, but I know we will get better weather permitting. The forecast this week isn't the greatest, but I think we should be able to get some quality time on the field. I would strongly encourage you to bring rubber boots, or at least dry socks and another pair of shoes so you don't have wet feet all morning.

We will be performing at the Homecoming assembly this Friday. More details to follow as I receive them. I will be posting more Homecoming related performance information in the coming days.

Those who need a better fitting uniform need to come in during your lunch or free time to try on some alternates. I can't promise a better fit, but will definitely try. They just don't fit really well.

Finally, I should have shoes and gloves in a week or less

Thursday, August 30

Our first performance is tomorrow night. Please arrive at Bracewell Stadium by 6:00 PM. Those of you who didn't get your uniform returned for dry cleaning need to remember to bring it to the stadium. We will not be wearing shakos (hats) and plumes for this performance. I just didn't have enough time to get them checked out. We also will not wear gloves as my order has not arrived.

Looking ahead....Homecoming is right around the corner and is always a busy week. We have the parade, pep rally, and bonfire on the 13th; an early morning pep rally with WQAD (still waiting for more details) at 5:30 AM, and the game that night. Students also have the opportunity to attend the Civic Music Student Concert on the 14th. If you are interested sign up on my office window.

Tuesday, August 28

The Music Boosters will be having a special meeting tonight at 7 PM in the Band Room. Please attend if possible. The focus of the meeting is to prepare for the Friday night football game.

Good job learning drill today. I will finish the uniform fittings tomorrow during class. If returning members need a new size be sure to take care of this tomorrow. I think we will almost be ready for Friday night....if only we had school on Friday.

Wednesday, August 22

No 0 hour jazz band till September. I will have the audition materials on Friday and auditions will be the first week of September during 0 hour, or whenever you can come in. No need to show up early tomorrow.

Monday, August 6

Band Camp will only run from 5:00 -7:00 PM Monday-Thursday. I am hearing from students that there are several sports now practicing during our camp times. As a result, we will only focus on music and marching basics, no point learning the drill since I will have to re-teach it once school begins with all of the conflicts.

Tuesday, August 1

There will be no band camp on Friday, August 10th. I will be out of town. On Friday, September 14th the Marching Band will be participating in WQAD's pregame pep rally. The event will begin at 5:45 AM with a call time of 5:30 AM. I don't know the location yet, but I would guess Bracewell Stadium. More information to follow.

Tuesday, July 24

The videos to our two shows for this year can be found below . I still need to make changes, but it will give you a good idea. I think you will enjoy performing both shows.

Thursday, July 5

I hope everyone has had an enjoyable summer break. I have just uploaded all of the music, forms, etc. to the web page. Hopefully, in my haste, I didn't mess up anything. Please contact me if you have any questions. I will upload animations of our drill with music in the coming days. Looking forward to seeing everyone in a few weeks.

You will need to be logged into your gapps account in order to view the show music. If you have difficulties please e-mail and I will send it as an attachment.

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