Director’s Newsletter #1-19, August 25, 2019
We are officially back to school and we are about to hit the ground running. Here is what you’ll find in this week’s newsletter:
•Band Handbook 19-20
•Game Day Protocol
•Summer Band Concert
As many of you heard at our Summer Band Concert, we have a new sponsor. A special thank you to Great Adventures Inc. for being a Gold Level Sponsor! If you are looking to make travel arrangements of any kind, please consider reaching out to Great Adventures Inc. We appreciate your generosity towards our kids and program.
BAND HANDBOOK 19-20
With the start of school happening, all students and parents need to read the band handbook. Included in the hand book is a new media release form as well. All students and parents must sign and return the acknowledgement form and media release form by Tuesday, August 27th. You can find a copy of the band handbook and forms HERE.
On Monday & Tuesday, the afternoon temperature is expected to hit above 100º. While we cannot adjust Monday's afternoon schedule to ensure our campus first day procedures are properly followed, we will move Tuesday's afternoon rehearsal to the morning this week. For tomorrow, please be sure your student has all of their required supplies including appropriate outdoor items. You can help prepare your student for tomorrow by reminding them to hydrate throughout today.
Wednesday will be our annual Open House. The winds and percussion will be performing to welcome parents and students into the auditorium. These students will need to report to the band hall at 5:30 pm and will be done by 6:00 pm. Student can wear any school appropriate clothing for this performance and will be able to attend Open House immediately following.
Show shirts are expected to be in this week. The shirt will be created with a 50/50 (soft cotton) Heather Navy t-shirt. Shirts are $15 for sizes up to XL, and $17 for XXL and XXXL. You can place your order for these shirts HERE!
GAME DAY PROTOCOL
With our first game day approaching on Friday, please take time to read over our GAME DAY PROTOCOL. This will give parents an idea of our process as we move from the academic school day through the football game.
SUMMER BAND CONCERT
Lastly, thank you to everyone who came out to the Summer Band Concert on Thursday evening. We hope you are excited about our 2019 production and look forward to seeing you at the game on Friday.
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.
8/26/19 - Monday - After School Rehearsal, 4:40 pm - 6:40 pm
8/27/19 - Tuesday - Morning Rehearsal, 7:00 am - 8:40 am
8/28/19 - Wednesday - Morning Rehearsal, 7:00 am - 8:40 am
8/28/19 - Wednesday - Brandeis Open House, 6:00 pm
8/29/19- Thursday - Morning Rehearsal, 7:00 am - 8:40 am
8/29/19 - Thursday - BLT Meeting 4:25 pm - 4:45 pm
8/29/19 - Thursday - Percussion Sectional, 5 pm
8/30/19 - Friday - Pep Rally, 7:00 am Report Time
8/30/19 - Friday - Brandeis @ Johnson, Heroes Stadium, 7:30 pm
WEEK 2 TENTATIVE
9/2/19 - Monday - LABOR DAY - STUDENT HOLIDAY
9/3/19 - Tuesday - After School Rehearsal, 4:40 pm - 6:40 pm
9/4/19 - Wednesday - Morning Rehearsal, 7:00 am - 8:40 am
9/5/19 - Thursday - Morning Rehearsal, 7:00 am - 8:40 am
9/5/19 - Thursday - BLT Meeting 4:25 pm - 4:45 pm
9/5/19 - Thursday - Percussion Sectional, 5 pm
9/6/19 - Friday - Pep Rally, 7:00 am Report Time
9/7/19 - Saturday - Brandeis vs. Stevens, Farris Stadium, 7:00 pm (Students Report at 4:00 pm)