Summer Director's Newsletter #4-19, August 11, 2019
Good afternoon everyone!
I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far, and your students are ready to enjoy a Monday off!
This is what you’ll find in this week’s newsletter:
•Brandeis Band Wears Green
In light of what occurred with a student in the Holmes band this past week, and the heat wave that is expected this week, we are shifting our rehearsal schedule. We will begin rehearsal at 6:30 am Tuesday - Friday so that we can be done with our visual block outside by 10 am. Rehearsal will conclude at 3 pm this week since we are starting an hour earlier. This will also move our extended break up to 8:15 am and lunch will be from 10 am - 11:30 am. While starting so early may interrupt some of our normal routines, I feel strongly that everyone agrees the reasoning why justifies our shift. Student safety is our program's, campus's, and district's number one priority.
With that being said, please make sure that your students are drinking plenty of water every day, especially on the days we do not have rehearsal. It's very easy to think that they don't need to hydrate when we are off, but this is a great opportunity for your student to ensure they are physically prepared when they return.
BRANDEIS BAND WEARS GREEN
During Tuesdays music block, all students are encouraged to wear a green shirt to show support for the Holmes Band! At the end of rehearsal, we will take a group picture to send over to the Holmes Band and show our Bronco support!
We have a ton of parents to thank for all of their help these past few weeks. While I will attempt to name everyone, we've simply had SO MUCH help that I run the risk of leaving someone out. Please know that this is an oversight by me and in now way, discounts any of the time you have volunteered for us. The amount of parents we have pitching in is why our program is thriving. So with that being said, thank you to the following parents who have helped with the following items over the last 2 weeks:
These parents are:
Lisa Lamb Weber
We simply can not function or reach our organization goals without a strong parent booster program. If you have yet to join in and lend a helping hand, please consider doing so!
Thank you for everyone's patience this past week during band registration. While Wednesday took much longer than expected, we did make adjustments to speed up the process on Friday. More adjustments will be made to get this process as fast as possible to keep you from waiting.
Wind students need to mark 3 of their white t-shirts with their dot assignment using a large permanent marker. They should be discussing this with section leaders to ensure uniformity. Please make sure they wear one of these marked shirts on Tuesday morning to rehearsal.
Prep days are coming up this week and administration has been kind enough to help our band students complete this process during our week of rehearsal. The schedule will be as follows:
SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS, & SENIORS ONLY
Tuesday - 1:30 pm
Tuesday - 2:15 pm
Wednesday - 12:30
Mark your calendars now, as our annual Open House will be the first week of school on Wednesday, August 28th at 6 pm. This will be a great opportunity to meet your student's teachers and get a feel for their daily schedule.
Tomorrow will be our first booster/parent meeting. If you are not yet a booster member, please attend any way. This will be a great opportunity for you to meet our other parents and get involved in your students band experience! We will begin at 6 pm.
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.
SUMMER BAND WEEK 3
8/12/19 - Monday - STUDENTS OFF
8/12/19 - Monday - Booster Meeting, BH1, 6 pm
8/13/19 - Tuesday - MR. CUELLAR'S BIRTHDAY!
8/13/19 - Tuesday - Rehearsal, 6:30 am - 3 pm
8/13/19 - Tuesday - Prep Day for Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors (Schedule Above)
8/13/19 - Tuesday - Convocation Rehearsal, 6 pm - 8:30 pm
8/14/19 - Wednesday - Rehearsal, 6:30 am - 3 pm
8/14/19 - Wednesday - Prep Day for Freshman (Schedule Above)
8/15/19 - Thursday - Rehearsal, 6:30 am - 3 pm
8/15/19 - Thursday - Convocation Rehearsal, 6 pm - 8:30 pm
8/16/19 - Friday - Rehearsal, 6:30 am - 3 pm
SUMMER BAND WEEK 4
8/19/19 - Monday - Rehearsal, 7:30 am - 4 pm
8/20/19 - Tuesday - Mr. Spicer Clinic, 7:30 am - 4 pm
8/21/19 - Wednesday - 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
8/21/19 - Wednesday - Meet The Bronco, Brandeis Gym, 6:15 pm
8/22/19 - Thursday - Summer Band Concert, Practice Field, 7 pm (Students report at 6 pm)
8/23/19 - Friday - Rehearsal, 9 am - 11 am