Fifth Week of School

Week 5 of School – 9/16/19-9/21/19 – Guard Sectional, Midwest Sectional, Greenback Night, Midwest Payment, Comalander Stadium Rehearsal w/ Clinician-Mr. Vollmar, Friends and Family Night BOA McAllen

Middle School Night was a great success!  Thank you, students, for your great work with our future members.  Thank you to the BPA for getting shirts for the students as well.  Thank you to the middle school staff for being awesome! The Band Garage Sale went very well and thank you to those parents and students  that helped to set it up, sell and tear down!  Great work, Ms. Angiono! Good auditions by our region jazz auditionees and a big  congratulations to Bryce G. on Trumpet for placing 1st Chair at Region Jazz Auditions!  Way to go!

Cookie Dough will be in MONDAY!  Everyone who had orders will need to pick them up before or after rehearsal.  Any leftovers cannot be stored and will become a donation to a local fire department.  Please pick up your orders!

Marching uniforms MUST BE RETURNED ON MONDAY!  We will have time in classes to switch out parts of the uniform and must have all parts back.  Washing instructions were sent out in a previous email and can still be found online.

We will have Friends and Family Night Thursday at Comalander Stadium Rehearsal.  This will be a mini support sendoff to our BOA contest.  Invite your friends and family to come out at 8pm, watch the end of our rehearsal and full run through of our 2019-2020 production: Tempted.

Here is the schedule for the week:

MONDAY – Rehearsal/Cookie Dough Pick Up/Uniform Return

Before School Tutorials

8:15am – Leadership Meeting

1st Period – Instrumental Ensemble

2nd Period – Music Theory

3rd Period – Instrumental Ensemble

4th Period – Wind Ensemble into 5th lunch

6th Period – Symphonic Band starting from 5th lunch

7th Period – Concert Band/Guard

8th Period – Concert Percussion

4:45pm – band rehearsal begins

7:15pm – Rehearsal ends.  See ya!

TUESDAY – Colorguard Sectional Rehearsal

Before School Tutorials

7:30am – Midwest Sectional

1st Period – Instrumental Ensemble

2nd Period – Music Theory

3rd Period – Instrumental Ensemble

4th Period – Wind Ensemble into 5th lunch

6th Period – Symphonic Band starting from 5th lunch

7th Period – Concert Band/Guard

8th Period – Concert Percussion

4:45pm – Guard Sectional/Midwest Rehearsal

6:15pm – Midwest Sectional ends6:30 – Greenback Night

7:15pm – Guard Rehearsal ends

WEDNESDAY – Midwest Rehearsal and Payment Due/Guard Lunch Recruitment(details in class)/ Wind and Percussion Rehearsal

Before School Tutorials

7:30am – Midwest Sectional

1st Period – Instrumental Ensemble

2nd Period – Music Theory

3rd Period – Instrumental Ensemble

4th Period – Wind Ensemble into 5th lunch/guard lunch recruitment

5th period – Guard lunch recruitment

6th Period – Symphonic Band starting from 5th lunch/guard lunch recruitment

7th Period – Concert Band/Guard

8th Period – Concert Percussion

4:45pm- Winds and Percussion Rehearsal/Crew and Band on and off field run with props during full run through 

7:15pm – Rehearsal ends

THURSDAY – Stadium Rehearsal-Comalander/Midwest Sectional

Before School Tutorials

7:30am – Percussion Midwest Sectional

1st Period – Instrumental Ensemble

2nd Period – Music Theory

3rd Period – Instrumental Ensemble

4th Period – Wind Ensemble into 5th lunch

6th Period – Symphonic Band starting from 5th lunch

7th Period – Concert Band/Guard

8th Period – Concert Percussion

5:30pm – Stadium Rehearsal Begins at Comalander-wear section shirts, marching shoes and shakos.

8:00pm – Friends and Family Night!

8:30pm – Rehearsal Ends – see ya!

FRIDAY  - BOA McAllen Departure

Before School Tutorials

1st Period – Instrumental Ensemble

2nd Period – Music Theory

3rd Period – Instrumental Ensemble

4th Period – Wind Ensemble into 5th lunch

6th Period – All students report to Band Hall by 2:10pm – you need to  have checked into you 6th period class or eaten lunch by this time.  

2:10 – report to band hall and change into white shirt, athletic shorts and marching shoes for run through

2:30pm/7th period – run through begins on turf field

3:00pm – Run through ends/pack and load/bring healthy snacks on bus

3:30pm – inspection

3:45pm – departure for McAllen

8:30pm – Arrival in McAllen, TX 78501 followed by dinner

                  Hampton Inn and Suites 10 W Expressway 83 

10:20pm – Lights out

 

Saturday – BOA McAllen

5:30am – wake up 

5:50am – breakfast at hotel

6:45am – depart in full uniform for Veterans Memorial Stadium McAllen, TX.  Wearing Travel T under uniform. 

7:00am – arrive/restroom/water/unload

7:50am – Visual Warm Up in Lot B Begins

7:55am – Pit Warm Up Begins

8:10am – Visual Warm Up Ends

8:10am – Music Warm Up Begins

8:25am – Pit Warm Up ends

8:35am – Pit Report Time

8:40am – Music Warm Up Ends

8:50am – Band Gate Report Time

9:00am – Performance

9:20am – Load and depart for hotel

12:00pm – Lunch provided at hotel

1:00pm – Hotel Check out

1:30pm – Depart for La Plaza Mall time2200 S 10th St (must be in Show Shirt and marching shoes in mall w/compression shorts/volleyball shorts under shorts or jeans.)

4:00pm – Staff and Drum Majors depart for stadium

4:45pm – Presentation of Awards

5:30pm – Meet at buses, depart for Stadium

6:00pm – Dinner at Stadium

7:45pm – Finals Begins

10:15pm – Finals Ends

10:30pm – Finals Presentation

11:15pm – Depart for San Antonio/meal provided

4:00am – Arrive on campus/dismissal

***STUDENTS:BOA is here, please be ready at all times provided above.  You will need to bring healthy snacks, water, Gatorade/Powerade/Propel with you as well as things to keep you warm on the bus.  Homework and things to study during travel are needed as well. Bring your own hair supplies for the bus: gel, hair ties, bobby pins that match your hair color.  If you wear a hair band, it must match your hair color. We will be wearing you Travel T and Show Shirt this weekend, so have that with you.  Our run through will need to be in a white shirt and athletic shorts, but you can change into what you would like for the bus ride.  Please plan ahead and get rest on the bus.  

***PARENTS AND STUDENTS: Thank you for your assistance at our last game and garage sale!  As you can see above, we have a busy schedule, so please come and support the kids at Friends and Family Night.  We will not be at our next football game, but the Bradley Band will be there in our place to support the team.  Thank you Bradley Bears!  Check out our band website for various volunteer opportunities.  In order to do so, you must cleared a background check.  We NEED your help on fundraisers!  Please participate.  Please start using the google calendar for up to date Charger Band happenings.  You can sync the calendar to your smart phone by clicking the +google button at the bottom right of the calendar at www.wcchargerband.org

Let’s have a GREAT week!

-Ms. Stevenson


Fourth Week of School

 Week 4 of School – 9/9/19-9/14/19 – BPA Meeting, Mexico vs Argentina Soccer Game, Letterman Jacket Ceremony, Stadium Rehearsal, Pep Rally, Middle School Night, Band Garage Sale, Region Jazz Auditions, Percussion Midwest Photoshoot

Our third week of school is in the books, but we are just getting started.  Thank you to all the parent volunteers that helped with the out of town game this last week.  We are headed into a fun and busy week starting with a BOA meeting on Monday and ending with future members to our program with Middle School Night!

Here is the schedule for the week:

MONDAY – BPA Meeting/dance team run through

Before School Tutorials

8:15am – Leadership Meeting

1st Period – Instrumental Ensemble

2nd Period – Music Theory

3rd Period – Instrumental Ensemble

4th Period – Wind Ensemble into 5th lunch

6th Period – Symphonic Band starting from 5th lunch

7th Period – Concert Band/Guard

8th Period – Concert Percussion

4:45pm – band rehearsal begins w/ flip folders for dance team 

7:00pm – BPA Meeting

7:00pm – Soccer Game rehearsal begins/students not participating can head home for the night

8:00pm – rehearsal ends – see ya!

TUESDAY – No rehearsal due to soccer game

Before School Tutorials

1st Period – Instrumental Ensemble

2nd Period – Music Theory

3rd Period – Instrumental Ensemble

4th Period – Wind Ensemble into 5th lunch

6th Period – Symphonic Band starting from 5th lunch

7th Period – Concert Band/Guard

8th Period – Concert Percussion/Soccer students to Band Hall 1 to head out for soccer game run through.  Wear provided color shirt and blue jeans with no holes.  Bring backpack with homework/student materials

4:00pm – Soccer students depart with school back pack for homework

4:45pm – arrive at Alamodome 

5:30pm – run through

6:00pm – eat provided meal from dome/homework time

8:30pm – game begins

9:30ish – halftime performance (times can vary due to live televised game)

10:00ish – depart (times can vary due to live televised game)

10:45pm – arrival at school/dismissal (times can vary due to live televised game)

WEDNESDAY – Student concessions at MS game/Midwest Sectionals/Guard Sectional/Letterman Jacket Ceremony

Before School Tutorials

7:30am – Midwest Sectional

1st Period – Instrumental Ensemble

2nd Period – Music Theory

3rd Period – Instrumental Ensemble

4th Period – Wind Ensemble into 5th lunch

6th Period – Symphonic Band starting from 5th lunch

7th Period – Concert Band/Guard

8th Period – Concert Percussion

4:45pm – Midwest Sectional/Guard sectional

6:15pm – Midwest sectional ends

6:45pm – Guard sectional ends

7:00pm – Letterman Jacket Ceremony begins for those receiving-Bigz Burger Joint 2303 N. Loop 1604 W.

THURSDAY – Stadium Rehearsal-Comalander/Midwest Sectional

Before School Tutorials

7:30am – Percussion Midwest Sectional

1st Period – Instrumental Ensemble

2nd Period – Music Theory

3rd Period – Instrumental Ensemble

4th Period – Wind Ensemble into 5th lunch

6th Period – Symphonic Band starting from 5th lunch

7th Period – Concert Band/Guard

8th Period – Concert Percussion

5:30pm – Stadium Rehearsal Begins at Comalander-wear section shirts

8:30pm – Rehearsal Ends – see ya!

FRIDAY  - Game Day Churchill vs Steele – Pep Rally/ Middle School Night – show shirt and khaki shorts all day

7:45am – All Band Students meet in Band Hall 1 for attendance, warm-

                 up, and head to Pep Rally

8:15am – pep rally starts – wear show shirt and khaki shorts all day

1st Period – Instrumental Ensemble

2nd Period – Music Theory

3rd Period – Instrumental Ensemble

4th Period – Wind Ensemble into 5th lunch

6th Period – Symphonic Band starting from 5th lunch

7th Period – Concert Band/Guard

8th Period – Concert Percussion

4:15 - Get dressed for dinner (woodwinds/guard in OR, brass BH1/Perc in ER. Show shirt, black band shorts, long black socks, marching shoes).  

4:30pm – Eat Dinner

4:10pm – Get dressed in stripes for uniform/show hair 

4:40pm – student lead inspection

5:15pm– send off

5:30pm - depart

6:15pm- arrive

7:10pm – Warm Up in stands/tune

7:20pm – Band plays SSB/Alma Mater

7:30pm – Game begins

10:00ish – game ends

11:00ish - Arrive, put uniform away, check out with leaders/Uniform

                   Crew, dismissal

Saturday – Band Garage Sale/Region Jazz Auditions

5:00am – start time

1:00pm – end time

Our annual band garage sale is this coming Saturday, September 14th. If you would like to purchase a table to offset your student band fees, please have your payment in the band box by the end of the BPA meeting Monday night. If you don't plan to sell, please come by and support our band students. We are still in need of sodas to sell. Please help us out by picking up a twelve pack of sodas and dropping them off in the band hall by the end of practice on Friday. Also, if your student needs volunteer hours for leadership or NHS, we still need help the day of the event starting at 5am and going until 1pm. There will be a sign in sheet for students to log as many hours as they would like to do that day. Have your child come to the cashier's table to see Mrs. Angiono on Saturday. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Shawn Angiono at 210-722-1931 or atshawnangiono@gmail.com

Region Jazz Auditions at Johnson HS – more in class details to come

8:30am – Students sign in Band Hall 1 at JHS

9:00am – Auditions begin 

Best of luck!

Midwest Photo Shoot info in other email from Mr. Bean

***STUDENTS:Soccer students, due have homework and study materials with you for the game.  Many events this week, please keep track of everything and set out our items needed for band the night before. Bring your own hair supplies for the bus: gel, hair ties, bobby pins that match your hair color.  If you wear a hair band, it must match your hair color. Eat healthy, hydrate, wear a ball cap and have your towel or yoga mat at all rehearsals!  Pass everything off now so you can march the football performances.  Flashfund Fundraiser is still going, so get the word out!!  

***PARENTS AND STUDENTS: Thank you for your assistance at our last game!  As you can see above, we are having our garage sale – please let usknow if you will be joining us.  Check out our band website for various volunteer opportunities.  In order to do so, you must cleared a background check.  We NEED your help on fundraisers!  Please participate.  Please start using the google calendarfor up to date Charger Band happenings.  You can sync the calendar to your smart phone by clicking the +google button at the bottom right of the calendar at www.wcchargerband.org

Let’s have a GREAT week!

-Ms. Stevenson

Third Week of School

Week 3 of School – 9/3/19-9/6/19

What an exciting Gucci Bowl and first game to start off the season!  Go Chargers! Thank you to ALL the parent volunteers that made things happen. We had parents covering food, chaperoning, hydration, nurse, crew and everything in between. We could not do this without you.  The band had a good first run at the show and will cover more detail in classes with film.  Way to go!

This week will have some adjustments to the schedule to accommodate the soccer game rehearsal. We will also be heading down to Corpus Christi for our next game.  Please check out the schedule below.

Here is the schedule for the week:

MONDAY – no school...study and practice!

TUESDAY – /Percussion Midwest Rehearsal/Rehearsal/Soccer rehearsal/BPA Board Meeting

Before School Tutorials

7:30am – Midwest Sectional

8:15am – Leadership Meeting

1st Period – Instrumental Ensemble

2nd Period – Music Theory

3rd Period – Instrumental Ensemble

4th Period – Wind Ensemble into 5th lunch

6th Period – Symphonic Band starting from 5th lunch

7th Period – Concert Band/Guard

8th Period – Concert Percussion

4:45pm – band rehearsal begins

6:00pm – Soccer Game rehearsal begins/students not participating can head home for the night

7:00pm – BPA Board Meeting

7:15pm – Rehearsal ends – see ya

WEDNESDAY – September Passoff/Percussion Midwest Rehearsal/Stadium Rehearsal – shoes, shako and wear white shirt

Before School Tutorials

7:30am – Midwest Sectional

1st Period – Instrumental Ensemble

2nd Period – Music Theory

3rd Period – Instrumental Ensemble

4th Period – Wind Ensemble into 5th lunch

6th Period – Symphonic Band starting from 5th lunch

7th Period – Concert Band/Guard

8th Period – Concert Percussion

Individual travel time/dinner

5:30 – Heroes Stadium Rehearsal begins – WEAR WHITE T-SHIRT, Black Marching shoes and Shako.  Nothing changes in rehearsal-have ALL materials including your towel/yoga mat.

8:30 – Rehearsal ends – see ya 

THURSDAY – Dance Team Run Through

Before School Tutorials

1st Period – Instrumental Ensemble

2nd Period – Music Theory

3rd Period – Instrumental Ensemble

4th Period – Wind Ensemble into 5th lunch

6th Period – Symphonic Band starting from 5th lunch

7th Period – Concert Band/Guard

8th Period – Concert Percussion

4:45pm – Rehearsal Begins – Have flip folders and lyres

7:45pm – Rehearsal Ends – see ya!

FRIDAY  - Game Day – Churchill vs CC Veterans Memorial/wear Travel T and jeans

Before School Tutorials

1st Period – Instrumental Ensemble

2nd Period – Music Theory

3rd Period – Instrumental Ensemble

4th Period – Wind Ensemble 

5th Period – ALL STUDENTS EAT 5TH PERIOD LUNCH

6th Period – REPORT TO BAND HALL/Get dressed-long black socks                          

                   and shorts for inspection

2:00pm – Depart/show hair done on the bus

5:30pm – Arrive at Cabaniss Stadium/Eat/Restroom

6:00pm – Get dressed in full uniform

6:45 pm- Band students warm-up/tune in stands

6:50 pm- Band plays SSB/Alma Mater

6:00pm – get dressed/unload

6:45pm – Warm-Up in stands

7:20pm – National Anthem/School Song

7:30pm – Game starts

10:00ish – Game ends

11:00ish-load/bathroom/depart

2:00ish – arrive at school/dismissal

***STUDENTS: Have all materials for a gme ready to go prior to your call time.  Uniform bags/shako will go with you on the bus. Feel free to have snacks for the bus ride.  We are wearing jeans during the day in order to have an option on the bus as the bus can be cold, but feel free to have a blanket or hoodie as well. Have your compression shorts/volleyball shorts under jeans/athletic shorts for bus ride. Bring your own hair supplies for the bus: gel, hair ties, bobby pins that match your hair color.  If you wear a hair band, it must match your hair color. Make sure you are passing off your music!  Eat healthy, hydrate, wear a ball cap and have your towel or yoga mat at all rehearsals!  Pass everything off now so you can march the football performances.  Flashfund Fundraiser is still going, so get the word out!!  Mr. Espinoza will have bus sitting locations for you this week.  

***PARENTS AND STUDENTS: Thank you for your assistance at our last game!  For this game, we will be sending out reminds along the route for our Corpus game to keep you posted on ETAs.  Check out our band website for various volunteer opportunities.  In order to do so, you must cleared a background check.  We NEED your help on fundraisers!  Please participate.  Please start using the google calendarfor up to date Charger Band happenings.  You can sync the calendar to your smart phone by clicking the +google button at the bottom right of the calendar at www.wcchargerband.org

Let’s have a GREAT week!

-Ms. Stevenson

Second Week of School

Week 2 of School – 8/26/19-8/30/19

Great first week of school, everyone!  I am glad everyone is figuring out their class schedules and working hard in their classes.  Keep it up!  We kicked off out flashfund fundraiser, so everyone, PLEASE spread the word on social media, text and email!  

This week is our first performance in uniform for the Gucci Bowl!  Do make sure that you have black shorts for game day, long solid black socks, hair ties, gel and bobby pins for putting long hair into a bun, marching shoes no make up or nail polish this week since we will not wear gloves, etc.  It’s going to be a busy and fun week! Our pep rally has been moved to Wednesday and our first game is Thursday.  With that info we will need to wear khaki shorts Wednesday and blue jeans the next day with our shirts.  Please see below for more info

Here is the schedule for the week:

MONDAY – Leadership Meeting/Rehearsal/Midwest Rehearsal

Before School Tutorials

7:30am – Percussion Midwest Section

8:30am – Leadership Meeting

1st Period - Instrumental Ensemble

2nd Period – Music Theory

3rd Period – Instrumental Ensemble

4th Period – Wind Ensemble into 5th lunch

6th Period – Symphonic Band starting from 5th lunch

7th Period – Concert Band/Guard

8th Period – Concert Percussion

4:45pm – Band rehearsal begins

7:15pm – Rehearsal ends – see ya!

TUESDAY – Rehearsal 

Before School Tutorials

7:30am – Midwest Sectional

1st Period – Instrumental Ensemble

2nd Period – Music Theory

3rd Period – Instrumental Ensemble

4th Period – Wind Ensemble in to 5th lunch

6th Period – Symphonic Band from 5th lunch

7th Period – Concert Band/Guard

8th Period – Concert Percussion

4:45 – band rehearsal begins

5:00 – Dance team run through

7:15 – Rehearsal ends – see ya 

WEDNESDAY – Pep Rally – wear your SHOW SHIRT and Khaki shorts all day/Heroes Stadium Rehearsal – shoes, shako and wear white shirt

Before School Tutorials

7:35am – Pep Rally Warm Up – show shirt and khaki

8:00am – Pep Rally begins

1st Period - Instrumental Ensemble

2nd Period – Music Theory

3rd Period – Instrumental Ensemble

4th Period – Wind Ensemble into 5th lunch

6th Period – Symphonic Band starting from 5th lunch

7th Period – Concert Band/Guard

8th Period – Concert Percussion

Individual travel time/dinner

5:30 – Heroes Stadium Rehearsal begins – WEAR WHITE T-SHIRT, Black Marching shoes and Shako.  Nothing changes in rehearsal-have all materials

8:30 – Rehearsal ends – see ya 

THURSDAY – Game Day – Wear your Travel T and Jeans all day,  Clark vs Churchill at Farris Stadium

Before School Tutorials

1st Period – Instrumental Ensemble

2nd Period – Music Theory

3rd Period – Instrumental Ensemble

4th Period – Wind Ensemble into 5th lunch

6th Period – Symphonic Band starting from 5th lunch

7th Period – Concert Band/Guard

8th Period – Concert Percussion

3:45 – band students released from 8th period

3:55 - Get dressed(woodwinds/guard in OR, brass BH1/Perc in ER. Travel T, black band shorts, long black socks, marching shoes).  

4:00 – drumline and section leaders stay in game day clothes and head to send off

4:05 – Send off begins/Eat dinner

4:10 – Get dressed/show hair/student led inspection

4:40 – student lead inspection

5:00 – depart

6:15 - arrive

7:00pm – Game begins Thursday Night Lights

10:00ish – game ends

11:00ish - Arrive, put uniform away, check out with leaders/Uniform

                   Crew, dismissal

FRIDAY  - Part 3 Passoff

Before School Tutorials

1st Period – Instrumental Ensemble

2nd Period – Music Theory

3rd Period – Instrumental Ensemble

4th Period – Wind Ensemble into 5th lunch

6th Period – Symphonic Band starting from 5th lunch

7th Period – Concert Band/Guard

8th Period – Concert Percussion

***STUDENTS:Region Jazz students, please be ready for sign up and payment for your region registration.  Please see Ms. Stevenson or Mr. Espinoza.  Bring your own hair supplies: gel, hair ties, bobby pins that match your hair color.  If you wear a hair band, it must match your hair color as well.   Make sure you are passing off your music!  Eat healthy, hydrate and wear a ball cap at all rehearsals!  Pass everything off now so you can march the football performances.  Flashfund Fundraiser is still going, so get the word out!!  Symphonic Band will start at 1:20pm – please be on time.  Lastly, we will be signing up for hotel rooms for McAllen BOA as well as buses.  

***PARENTS AND STUDENTS: We have been invited to perform at the Mexico vs Argentina Soccer game.  We are only allowed 100 students to perform, so we will have a 1st come, 1st serve sign up starting with leadership, seniors, then through all classes. We are in need of some parent help for sewing and uniform assistance.  If you are interested, please email Ms. Stevenson.  Check out our band website for various volunteer opportunities.  In order to do so, you must cleared a background check.  We NEED your help on fundraisers!  Please participate.  Please start using the google calendar for up to date Charger Band happenings.  You can sync the calendar to your smart phone by clicking the +google button at the bottom right of the calendar at www.wcchargerband.org

Let’s have a GREAT week!

-Ms. Stevenson

First Week of School

1st Week of School – 8/19/19-8/24/19

Welcome back to school!  This will be an exciting week with it being the start of a new school year. Check that you have all materials with you for rehearsal.  Nothing changes because of the start of school.  Materials are:  Band water jug (bring it to school filled), white t-shirt (no other color), athletic shorts and shoes, towel/yoga mat, hat, sunglasses, sunblock, all music and drill in a charged phone, instrument/equipment.  Plan to have outdoor and/or indoor rehearsals.  Please see the Google Calendar for details on events.

For new parents, the band hall will open by 7:45am.  Students can bring rehearsal materials then and put them in their locker or the designated drop off area in Band Hall 1.  It is open for practice and lessons in the mornings and during lunch.  Any items that were ordered, such as, shoes, travel t, etc. will be given out soon if they have not picked them up yet.  Please be patient as parents are working hard to get those items to you.

A goal from our program has for this year, it to have better participation in fundraisers which directly help with your obligations/fees.  The more we fundraise the more scholarships we can provide, the better equipment we can get, the more travel we can do, the more opportunities we have for our students!

Here is the schedule for the week:

MONDAY – 1st Day of School

Before school – 1st day of school schedules/procedures/future tutorials with whatever classes you need

1st Period - Instrumental Ensemble

2nd Period – Music Theory

3rd Period – Instrumental Ensemble

4th Period – Wind Ensemble

6th Period – Symphonic Band 

7th Period – Concert Band/Guard

8th Period – Concert Percussion

NO AFTER SCHOOL REHEARSAL

TUESDAY – LEADERSHIP MEETING/DRUMLINE GIG

Before school –future tutorials with whatever classes you need

8:15am – Leadership Meeting – O.R. (will normally be on Mondays)

8:30am – Drumline gig – Huebner flag raising

1st Period – Instrumental Ensemble

2nd Period – Music Theory

3rd Period – Instrumental Ensemble

4th Period – Wind Ensemble

6th Period – Symphonic Band 

7th Period – Concert Band/Guard

8th Period – Concert Percussion

4:45 – band rehearsal begins

7:15 – Rehearsal ends – see ya 

 

WEDNESDAY – Flashfund Fundraiser Begins

Before school –future tutorials with whatever classes you need

1st Period - Instrumental Ensemble

2nd Period – Music Theory

3rd Period – Instrumental Ensemble

4th Period – Wind Ensemble

6th Period – Symphonic Band 

7th Period – Concert Band/Guard

8th Period – Concert Percussion

4:45 – band rehearsal begins

7:15 – Rehearsal ends – see ya 

THURSDAY – 

Before school –future tutorials with whatever classes you need

1st Period – Instrumental Ensemble

2nd Period – Music Theory

3rd Period – Instrumental Ensemble

4th Period – Wind Ensemble

6th Period – Symphonic Band 

7th Period – Concert Band/Guard

8th Period – Concert Percussion

4:45 – band rehearsal begins

7:15 – Rehearsal ends – see ya 

FRIDAY  - 

1st Period – Instrumental Ensemble

2nd Period – Music Theory

3rd Period – Instrumental Ensemble

4th Period – Wind Ensemble

6th Period – Symphonic Band 

7th Period – Concert Band/Guard

8th Period – Concert Percussion

4:45 – band rehearsal begins

7:15 – Rehearsal ends – see ya 

No Rehearsal today

SATURDAY  - 

7:30am – Leadership Meeting

8:00am – Rehearsal begins

12:30-1:30 – Lunch

6:00pm – Rehearsal ends-see ya!

***STUDENTS:Make sure you are passing off your music!  Eat healthy, hydrate and wear a ball cap at all rehearsals!  Pass everything off now so you can march the football performances.  Be ready to work and have fun!  Flashfund Fundraiser starts this week!!  Once you have the info, start getting the word out!

***PARENTS AND STUDENTS: Please VOLUNTEER!  Check out our band website for various opportunities.  In order to do so, you must cleared a background check.  We NEED your help on fundraisers!  Please participate.  Please start using the google calendar for up to date TRB happenings.  You can sync the calendar to your smart phone by clicking the +google button at the bottom right of the calendar at www.wcchargerband.org

Let’s have a GREAT week!

Summer Band Camp Week 3

Summer Band Camp Week 3 – 8/12/19-8/17/19

The week was a very successful one and we are looking forward to these coming days.  This weeks camp goes through Saturday with a few events in between.  Also, our COOKIE DOUGH fundraiser is still going!  This is a great way to fundraise for your fees and help the overall program!  

We start the week with section leaders and drumline performing for teachers to start with inservice.  We also have Meet the Band and Meet the Chargers this week. We have a Band Parent meeting on Tuesday, come on by!  Here is the schedule for the week:

MONDAY – Section Leaders and Drumline perform 

8:15am – Section Leaders/Drumline meet in Band Hall-wear travel T and athletic shorts.  Have all stand tunes with you.

8:40am – Teacher Inservice performance begins

4:30pm – Leadership Meeting

5:00pm – Full Band rehearsal 

8:00pm – Rehearsal ends. See ya

TUESDAY – BPA Meeting

4:30pm – Leadership meeting

5:00pm – Full Band rehearsal begins on turf field

7:00pm – BPA Meeting

8:00pm – Rehearsal ends.  See ya

WEDNESDAY 

9:00am – Colorguard Rifle Sectional

4:30pm – Leadership meeting

5:00pm – Full Band Rehearsal

8:00pm – Rehearsal ends.  See ya

THURSDAY

9:00am – Colorguard Rifle Sectional

4:30pm – Leadership meeting

5:00pm – Full Band Rehearsal

8:00pm – Rehearsal ends.  See ya

FRIDAY  - Meet the Band

4:30pm – Leadership meeting

5:00pm – Full Band Rehearsal on turf field for run through

5:30pm – instruments to and hall/eat in cafeteria

7:00pm – Meet the Band on turf field begins

SATURDAY – Meme Day/Part 2 passoff/Meet the Chargers

7:30am – Leadership Meeting

8:00am – Band Camp begins

12:30 – 1:30pm – Band Lunch

1:30 – 3:30pm – masterclasses/Passoffs

6:00pm – Dinner for Meet the Chargers or bring sack dinner

7:00pm – All meet in Band Hall to run through stand tunes

7:15pm- Meet the Chargers begins with dismissal to follow

Summer Band Camp Week 2

A great week 1 is in the books!  Nice job Charger Band.  This week we will have camp through Friday with some events going on.  We will have our music arranger come out to work with the winds and meet with the staff.  Also, our COOKIE DOUGH fundraiser was just kicked off this week!  This is a great way to fundraise for your fees and help the overall program!  

Leadership and drumline will have a 9th grader prep day pep rally on Wednesday morning.  Please have athletic shorts and your travel shirt from last year.  Please see info below.  We have Band Make Up registration on Thursday.  Photos are taken for ID’s there so feel free to dress up for your photo.  Afterwards, all will return to band camp attire (white shirt, athletic shorts and shoes, etc) after registration is completed. Lastly, wind players – glove payment of $15 is due on Friday.  Please get that to the band box. The band party is happening at the end of the week and the Hype Day is Disney Character Day!

Here is the schedule for the week:

MONDAY – 

7:30am – Leadership Meeting in O.R.

8:00am – Band Camp begins

11:30 – 12:30pm – Guard lunch

12:30 – 1:30pm – Band Lunch

1:30 – 3:30pm - masterclasses

3:30 – 5:00pm – Guard Dinner

6:00pm – Band rehearsal ends. See ya

8:00pm – Guard rehearsal ends. See ya

TUESDAY 

8:00am – Band Camp begins

12:30 – 1:30pm – Lunch

1:30 – 3:30pm - masterclasses

6:00pm – Band rehearsal ends. See ya

7:00pm – BPA Board Meeting

WEDNESDAY – Part 1 Passoff to staff from memory/Leadership and drumline pep rally

7:45am – Leadership and Drumline meet in OR for pep rally run through  

                  Music and tune.  Have Travel Shirt on(all black shirt if new to 

                  Program in drumline)

8:00am – Band Camp begins

8:15am – Leaders and drumline to gym for pep rally 

11:30 – 12:30pm – Guard lunch

12:30 – 1:30pm – Band Lunch (9th graders that purchased optional lunch through school leaves at this time)

1:30 – 3:30pm - masterclasses

3:30 – 5:00pm – Guard Dinner

6:00pm – Band rehearsal ends. See ya

8:00pm – Guard/Percussion rehearsal ends. See ya

THURSDAY-Band Make Up School Registration/Winds arranger in

8:00am – Meet in BH1

8:15am – walk over for prep days

12:30 – 1:30pm – Lunch

1:30-3:30pm - masterclasses

6:00pm– Band rehearsal ends. See ya

FRIDAY  - Glove $15 payment due for winds/Winds arranger in/Disney Character Day/Band Party

8:00am – Band Camp begins

12:00pm – Rehearsal ends. See ya

Band Party

***STUDENTS:SELL YOUR COOKIE DOUGH! Please make sure you have: instrument rental forms in.  They are passed due! Have all materials: a filled insulated water jug-red preferred, white t-shirt, athletic shorts, low cut heal athletic shoes, hat, sunglasses, sun block, instruments (concert and marching), guard/perc equipment, towel or yoga mat for outdoor workouts, music, band binder w/ a pencil, fanny pack, sack lunch, tuner and metronome (can be an app on phone), smile and a great attitude!  Have the UDB app downloaded to learn drill.  Be ready to work and have fun!

***PARENTS AND STUDENTS: Please help students sell cookie dough as this is an opportunity to help with band fees.  Please start using the google calendar for up to date Charger Band happenings.  You can sync the calendar to your smart phone by clicking the +google button at the bottom right of the calendar at www.wcchargerband.org.  Thanks!

Let’s have a GREAT week!

Summer Band Camp Week 1

Summer Band Camp Week 1 – 7/29/19-8/7/19

Good afternoon Charger Band! Summer Band is here!  We will start Monday with a Leadership Meeting in Band Hall 1, full student meeting in band hall 1, then onto a great day.  It is extremely important that everyone is at camp each day and on time.  There is much to learn and many opportunities for growth and all leadership and every student is important.  Our team must be present for one another to learn and be responsible.

General schedule is having the mornings for outdoor rehearsal, a one hour lunch break (bring sack lunch or parents can drop off food. If upperclassmen decide to go off campus like years past, they must be careful and return safely on time or loss off privilege will occur), afternoons will start with all state music masterclasses (have concert instrument) then to sub sectionals and end with full winds and percussion sectionals as the days go on.  Towards the end of the week will be some events and food and drink sales, so come prepared with cash! Also, it is a busy week so please follow details in the information below as well of list of items to bring.

PHYSICALS are due tomorrow.  Hold on to them until Mr. Espinoza picks them up from you one by one.  PARKING for band students will be a pickup and drop off/park in the ROTC lot.  Due to construction and other events, this is the current lot we will be in.  Band photos are taken this week.  Info and purchase info to come home this week from students. All students are in need of downloading: UDB app, for the cell phones.  This is used for learning marching drill.

Here is the schedule for the week:

MONDAY – PHYSICALS DUE! 

7:30am – Leadership Meeting in Band Hall 1

8:00am – Full student Meeting in Band Hall 1 and Summer Band Begins!

12:30-1:30pm – Lunch

1:30 – 3:30pm - masterclasses

6:00pm – Done for the day!  See ya

TUESDAY 

8:00am – Student meeting in band hall 1

11:30 – 12:30pm – Guard lunch

12:30 – 1:30pm – Band Lunch

1:30 – 3:30pm - masterclasses

3:30 – 5:00pm – Guard Dinner

6:00pm – Band rehearsal ends. See ya

6:30pm – leadership helps with dot painting on the field

8:00pm – Guard rehearsal ends. See ya

WEDNESDAY – Leadership Passoff Fight Song and School song to DM’s

8:00am – student meeting in band hall 1

11:30 – 12:30pm – Guard lunch

12:30 – 1:30pm – Band Lunch

1:30 – 3:30pm - masterclasses

3:30 – 5:00pm – Guard Dinner

6:00pm – Band rehearsal ends. See ya

6:00pm– Midwest percussion rehearsal

8:00pm – Guard/Percussion rehearsal ends. See ya

THURSDAY-Band Photo Day/UDB app learning day/Fight Song Passoff

8:00am – all student meet in band hall 1 to go over uniform care and

                  Getting dressed. Marching band must wear long ALL black 

                  Socks and and marching shoes.  If you do not own your pair

                  Of marching shoes yet, bring an all-black pair of shoes. 

                  (Details discussed in camp)

9:00am – Photos begin with individuals, sections, then panoramic

11:30 – 12:30pm – Guard lunch

12:30 – 1:30pm – Band Lunch

1:30-3:30pm - masterclasses

3:30 – 5:00pm – Guard Dinner

6:00pm– Band rehearsal ends. See ya

8:00pm – Guard/Percussion rehearsal ends. See ya

FRIDAY  - All paperwork due/School Song Passoff/Bradley Jazz selling lemonade/Cookie Dough Fundraiser

8:00am – Starting outside – do not be late

12:30-1:30pm – Lunch

1:30-3:30pm - masterclasses

3:30pm – Cookie Dough Fundraiser – All meet in BH1

5:00pm– BPA Volunteer Night

6:00pm – Rehearsal ends. See ya

SATURDAY-Tacky Tourist Day!/Midwest Percussion selling hotdogs, chips, drink & paletas

8:00am – Starting outside – do not be late

12:30-1:30pm – Percussion selling meals/Lunch

1:30-3:30pm – sectionals/masterclasses

6:00pm – Rehearsal ends, get some rest!

***STUDENTS:Please make sure you have: PHYSICALS, a filled insolated water jug-red preferred, white t-shirt, athletic shorts, low cut heal athletic shoes, hat, sunglasses, sun block, instruments (concert and marching), guard/perc equipment, towel or yoga mat for outdoor workouts, music, band binder w/ a pencil, fanny pack, sack lunch, tuner and metronome (can be an app on phone), smile and a great attitude!  Have the UDB app downloaded to learn drill.  Be ready to work and have fun!

***PARENTS AND STUDENTS: Please start using the google calendar for up to date Charger Band happenings.  You can sync the calendar to your smart phone by clicking the +google button at the bottom right of the calendar at www.wcchargerband.org.  Physicals are required from each student in order to participate in band an is due Monday.  Students will be bringing paperwork home Monday. Please return no later than Friday. Thanks!


Band Camp Reminders (7/26/19)

Summer Band is around the corner and we are looking forward to a great start to an amazing year!  You will receive a Weekly Email from me on Sunday with details on what to expect each week, announcements, obligation dues, school info, etc.  Please have all of your materials and a great attitude so you will have a fun and successful week.  Here is some quick reminders:

 - In any band program you must be early to be on time.  What that means is to arrive early to put your instrument away and be seated in band hall 1 on time.  We will begin with a meeting that starts exactly at 8am.  Do not be late.

 - Physicals must be completed and handed in Monday morning as a state mandate

 - Required materials: instrument or equipment, all music, binder with clear plastic sheets, flip folder, filled 1/2 gallon waterjug - red in color preferred, pencil, cap, sunglasses, sun block, white tshirt (can have a logo, but body of shirt must be white). Please no gray, tan, used to be white, almost white, etc., it must be a white shirt. Athletic shorts - school appropriate, low cut heal athletic shoes, yoga mat or towel (for workouts), sack lunch or drivers can go offsite for lunch this year (do not be late upon return). Lastly, we will use a phone app to learn marching drill.  Please download UDB app on your phone.  This will help each person know where to go on the marching field.  We will go over signing in on the app at camp.

 - Registration for school on Make Up Day. This day is to register all band members for school on Thursday, August 8th.  We will start in the band hall at 7:45am (this is a different time than last e-mailed). Please dress for your school photo to be taken.  Once you have completed your registration, we will all return to camp, so please have your change of clothes (white shirt, athletic shorts, athletic shoes, etc) and materials with you in the morning.  Here is what will happen at make up day:

On Make-up Day (Thursday, 8/8/2019), Band reports together to the MPC at 8:00am to do the following:

  • Pick up their schedules.

  • Address pending Fine balances.

  • Take a Lifetouch photo, which is used for the Yearbook, so kids should dress accordingly.

  • Purchase WC items (t-shirts, warm-ups, etc.) from a variety of organizations (purchases are optional).

  • Campus ID is issued: if they are in grades 10-12, they must present their campus ID. If 10th-12th students do not present an ID, they are required to take a photo (cost:$5.00). Freshman get a campus ID, free of charge.

  • Pick up their textbooks.

  • 11th-12th grade get their Parking Permits.

Stay tuned to the Weekly E-mail and we will see you real soon Charger Band!

Registration Days/Freshman Orientation

In speaking with administration, I want to be clear on registration and orientation days for the band. As of today any band student, regardless of school email or mailed information that has gone out, will follow the schedule below for orientation/registration/prep days at school:

Wednesday, August 7th - BAND FRESHMEN DO NOT ATTEND THIS PREP DAY AND WILL BE AT BAND CAMP (see time below)

- 7:30am - Section Leaders and Drumline meet in Band Hall 1 for pep rally warm up

- 8:00am - Section Leaders and Drumline perform for freshmen prep day

- 9:00am - Leaders and Drumline return to band camp

- 12:30 - 1:30 - Freshmen are encouraged to eat lunch with admin and all freshmen, and buy Churchill shirt from school, but are not required. School tours and school info will be given by veteran students on the 1st day of band camp.

Thursday, August 8th

- 8:00am - ALL Band students (including freshmen) meet in Band Hall 1

- 8:30am - ALL Band Students (including freshmen) attend registration day, also known as make up day

Week of 7/15

Camps are coming up and here is some info on events right around the corner:

Shoe Payment: $40 is due to the band box (fill out provided envelope next to band box) no later than July 17th

Winds Camp: Monday, the 15th through Wednesday, the 17th 9am-12pm Please have insulated water jug (at least half gallon and red if possible), cap, sunglasses, sunblock, white shirts will be required in full summer band camp, athletic shorts, athletic/running shoes (no high tops), music in binder in clear plastic sheets, pencil and yoga mat/towel for work outs. 

Guard Camp: Monday, the 15th through Wednesday, the 17th 9am - 5pm. Please have insolated water jug (at least half gallon and red if possible), cap, sunglasses, sunblock, white shirts, athletic shorts, athletic/running shoes (no high tops), and yoga mat/towel for work outs. 

DCI events in TX! - Drum Corps International will be in at the Alamodome on Saturday, the 20th with one of out very own Charger Band members, Teya M. marching with The Crossmen!  Come out and support her and all the hard working students in DCI.  See ya real soon!