MAY 20, 2018

SUBJECT:  Final Yearly Schedule Email! Almost done!


Welcome to the final weekly schedule email of the school year!  I know you are thrilled!


Band Banquet

A very special Thank you to all of our parents and students that joined us at Band Banquet.  We have a very special band family here and it was so nice to get to enjoy the evening with you all.  Thank you to our wonderful booster group that helped us enjoy an amazing event!


Spring Concert

The spring concert is upon us and will be held tomorrow night in the RCISD Performing Arts Center beginning at 7:00 p.m.  We have a very enjoyable program planned tomorrow night featuring the music of John Williams, Civil War and World War II connected literature, Phantom of the Opera and even a little Dixieland Jazz.   All students will remain until the end of the concert so that we are all able to support each group’s efforts.  This is a graded performance.  The order and approximate times of performance will be as follows:


Call Times for All Students:  6:30 p.m. in the PAC with instruments and music

HS Concert Band:  7:00 p.m.

HS Symphonic B Band: 7:20 p.m.

HS Symphonic A Band: 7:45 p.m.

HS Wind Ensemble:  8:10 p.m.


All students must be in their formal attire (tuxedos and dresses).  Gentlemen, please remember your bowties, long black socks, and black shoes.  Ladies, please remember comfortable black dress shoes (would not do tall heels) and conservative make-up.  All students may wear conservative jewelry.  Please remember that if you have nose or facial piercings other than in the ears, make sure you have a clear spacer in place of the nose ring or other facial piercing.


Band Registration for Next Year is this week!

2018-2019 band registration nights are May 23 (Last Name A-G) and 24 (Last Name H-Z) in the high school band hall.  We will be splitting our current 9th-11th grade students across these two nights (Jazz students will go on the 23rd since they have a concert on the 24th).  The boosters will also be asking for a $50.00 down payment on next year’s marching fees with the remainder being due in August.  You will all receive a separate “Registration Process” email that explains all of the details so that you are able to plan accordingly.  That will come out later tonight.  Registration is a required process for all 2018-2019 band students.  Students not continuing do not need to be in attendance.


UIL State Solo and Ensemble Contest May 25th-26th

Holiday Inn North Round Rock; 2370 Chisholm Trail, Round Rock, TX


Our travel schedule for this event will be out tomorrow before the concert begins.  It will be emailed to those students attending.


School Equipment Check-In

We will be checking in all school owned equipment/uniforms, etc. right after the spring concert.  Students not turning in their items or turning in broken items will be charged for repair or replacement of those items.   I know we have some students who lost uniform parts during the season (gauntlets typically).  They were issued replacements, however, if those original parts are not located and checked in, we will have to replace them at the student’s cost.  All replacement items must be paid for before year’s end.  If your student owes for something, we will let you know what the item is and the overall cost.


Remaining HS Calendar Events for the Year!

May 21:  Spring Concert for all bands 7:00 p.m.

May 22:  Current 8th grade (Next Year’s Freshmen) Band Registration

  • 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Middle School Band Hall

May 23: Current 9th -11th Grade Band Registration

  • 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.  Last Name (A-G)

May 24: Current 9th -11th Grade Band Registration

  • 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.  Last Name (H-Z)

May 24:   Jazz Band Concert

May 25-26: UIL State Solo and Ensemble Contest-Austin

May 29:  Graduation-Next Year’s Wind Ensemble will play this event

May 30, 31, June 1:  Color Guard Camp (Required for all guard performers)

May 30, 31, June 1:  Percussion Camp (Required for all percussion performers)

July 23:  DCI Show in Mesquite!

July 30:  Summer Band Begins!


This week's schedule!

Weekly Schedule 5/21-5/25/2018:



  • Normal Rehearsals in the PAC
  • Spring Concert 7:00 p.m.



  • Normal Rehearsals



  • Normal Rehearsals
  • 9-11th Band Registration 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.  Last Name (A-G) and Jazz Students



  • Normal Rehearsals/Testing in Academic Classes
  • 9-11th Band Registration 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.  Last Name (H-Z)
  • 7:00 p.m.  Jazz Concert



  • Normal Rehearsals
  • Depart for UIL TSSEC