Honor Band

Knight Band Notes- Honor Band 4/22/19

“Practice puts brains in your muscles” ~Sam Snead

 

Spring Trip Deadlines:

Friday, April 19-Trip Deposit 1 (late!)

Friday, May 3-Medical Release/Travel Form(pink)

Friday, May 3-FINAL Trip Deposit & Chaperone Form(blue-optional)

Monday, May 6-Medications to nurse (must be in original packaging)

 

Audition Week!

Students were given their audition scales in January to prepare for this audition. These auditions are a small part of how we determine band placements for next year. Behavior, attitude, overall work ethic, etc. are greatly considered along with this audition. Students may NOT audition again; we account for nerves and other distractions. Students not continuing in band must play the minimum ‘Symphonic Winds’ requirements for their final exam.

8th Grade students will play for an HHS band director starting the week of April 29.  The HHS band directors will be coming to KLMS after school this week to help the students prepare!  They will be available from 3:45-4:45pm.

 

SUMMER BAND CAMPS!

There will be a Pflugerville ISD Middle School Band Camp!  June 3-6. Register Here!

 

Visit our ‘Band Camp’ information page!

 

(BELOW CONTAINS THE SAME INFORMATION AS LAST WEEK)…

 

Spring Trip Information:

Spring Trip Information was given on Friday(4/12/19)! They received an Itinerary, discussion points, medical form (must be returned), chaperone form (only needs to be returned by parents/guardians that wish to chaperone).

Link to the Spring Trip Information: 2019 Spring Trip Packet

Students must be passing to be eligible to go on the trip. (If they were not passing on the last report card that went home last week, they can recover if they are passing ALL classes on the 1st Progress Report, April 18).

Students may not self-medicate (unless it is has already been approved through the school nurse). All medication must be sent in to be processed through the school nurse by May 6th.  Please contact the school nurse to discuss medications that are on file with the school: clare.shepard@pfisd.net

The trip deposit is due April 19.  Please contact a band director if this poses a financial hardship.  Alternatively, if you can help a family in need, let us know! We have already had a few families offer to help!  THANK YOU!

8th Graders Only:

We encourage ALL 8th graders to attend the following events, whether or not they signed up for band next year. Attending these events will give the students a more educated perspective as they decide their future.

  • April 22-26 (After School): 8th Gr. Audition Material help from HHS Band Directors
  • April 26 (5pm): HHS Marching Band Show Reveal
  • April 29-May 3: HS Auditions During Band Class
  • May 1-May 3 (4:30pm-6:30pm): Spring Marching Camp at HHS (they’ll teach you how to march!)
  • May 3 (7pm): Parent Show Reveal & Performance @ HHS
  • May 3 (8pm): Rookie Parent Meeting @ HHS

 

Ensembles:

We have started a unit for ensembles or trios. All preparation will be done during band class. Students will continue to work on their trios and will compete for a spot in the Ensembles Recital (that will take place DURING their band period) on May 3rd.

Auditions
Students have been preparing for the 2019-2020 Band Auditions that will begin on Monday, April 22nd. Students continuing to 7th and 8th grade band will audition based on the guidelines in the audition page that was given to them. 8th graders were given their high school audition packet.

Students NOT continuing in band (middle school or high school) will take a ‘final exam’ the same week which will consist of two scales and one octave of the chromatic scale. 8th graders were given their high school audition packet.

SUMMER BAND CAMPS!

 

There will be a Pflugerville ISD Middle School Band Camp!  June 3-6. Register Here!

 

Visit our ‘Band Camp’ information page!

 

Looking Ahead:

April

19: Trip Deposit 1 was Due

22-26: Band Placement Auditions/Final Exams

 

May

10: Six Flags Trip!

21: Spring Concert

23: Spring Concert (@KLMS 6:30pm)

 

2 thoughts on “Honor Band

  1. Cynthia O'Campo says:

    Ms Mixon. I have forgotten my password. Can I have it reset.

    Thank you.

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