Director’s Newsletter #26-18, March 3, 2019
Good afternoon everyone!
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Here are the items covered in this week’s newsletter:
•Mulch Delivery & Contest Winners
•Full Orchestra UIL
•Percussion Places 3rd
Mulch Delivery & Contest Winners
Yesterday’s mulch delivery was an absolute success! I cannot say thank you enough to all of our parents and students who volunteered their time and efforts for the band. A program like ours can only be successful with a great support system in place that are our parents, and hard working students!
Below is a list of all students and parents who helped out yesterday:
If I have missed anyone, please forgive me as this list coincides with the sign in sheets from yesterday.
I also have to take time to especially thank Jerry Crittenden. Mr. Crittenden created flyers, our online ordering system, managed orders, and organized our delivery day! Mr. Crittenden, you are such a large part of why this was a successful fundraiser and delivery, and I can’t thank you enough for the countless hours your dedicate to the program!
Lastly, we have 3 section winners of the mulch contest! Congratulations to the French Horns, Low Woodwinds & Double Reeds, and the Clarinets for winning the contest! We will discuss a date that works for our students to determine the section party.
Full Orchestra UIL
Congratulations to the Symphony Orchestra who earned straight 1s at the UIL Assessment on Thursday! I appreciate the time and effort that the students have put into this ensemble since December. Additionally, congratulations to all of the Brandeis String Ensembles who all earned straight 1s in their UIL performances led by Mr. Garcia-Hettinger & Ms. De Leon.
Percussion Places 3rd
Congratulations to the Bronco Percussion Ensemble 1! The quartet made up of Nick Burroughs, Gavin Lotts, Shane Kruse and Fernando Pena performed at the Chamber & Concerto Competition at Reagan High School on Saturday and placed 3rd over all! A second ensemble made up of Matthew Sinclair, Natalie Sotelo, Brooke Schmoyer, Ethan Peralez, Emilio Magallan, Jackson Wood, and Mia Rasmussen also performed at the contest. Congratulations to all students involved and of course Mr. Suarez for leading our percussion program to consistent excellence!
The 6 weeks grading period came to an end on Friday and report cards will go home this coming Friday. With our Concert and Sight Reading UIL Assessment approaching, students need to be eligible in order to participate with their ensemble. Should a student be ineligible, they are still responsible for assignments and objectives related to the UIL music selections. If you are unclear about any of this, please contact me so that I may help.
Our monthly booster meeting will be on Tuesday, March 5th at 7 pm in the band hall. Please do your best to attend and spend time with our outstanding parents!
Please be sure to check the calendar below for this week’s events and as always, if you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Daniel.Asgari@nisd.net.
SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK
3/3/19 - Monday - JV Winter Guard Rehearsal, 4:30 pm - 6 pm
3/3/19 - Monday - Varsity Clarinets & Flutes, 7:30 am
3/3/19 - Monday - Full Jazz I, 4:30 pm
3/4/19 - Tuesday - A2 Woodwinds, 7:30 am
3/4/19 - Tuesday - Percussion Ensemble, 4:30 pm
3/4/19 - Tuesday - Freshman/A3 Brass, 4:30 pm
3/4/19 - Tuesday - Full Jazz I, 4:30 pm
3/4/19 - Tuesday - Varsity Winter Guard Rehearsal, 6 pm - 8 pm
3/4/19 - Tuesday - Booster Meeting, 7 pm
3/5/19 - Wednesday - A2 Trumpets/Horns, 7:30 am
3/5/19 - Wednesday - Senior Scholarship Meeting, 7:30 am
3/5/19 - Wednesday - Varsity Ensemble, 8:00 am
3/5/19 - Wednesday - Percussion Ensemble, 4:30 pm
3/5/19 - Wednesday - Jazz Band Clinic with Rick Baptist, 4:15 pm
3/5/19 - Wednesday - Rick Baptist Open Clinic, 5:00 pm
3/6/19 - Thursday - Percussion Ensemble, 7:30 am
3/6/19 - Thursday - A2 Low Brass, 7:30 am
3/6/19 - Thursday - Varsity Brass, 7:30 am
3/6/19 - Thursday - Varsity Ensemble, 8:30 am
3/6/19 - Thursday - Freshman/A3 Woodwinds, 4:30 pm
3/6/19 - Thursday - Varsity Winter Guard Rehearsal, 6 pm - 8 pm
3/7/19 - Friday - Percussion Ensemble, 7:30 am
3/7/19 - Friday - Varsity Ensemble, 7:30 am
3/8/19 - Saturday - Spring Break through 3/17/19