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Director's Newsletter #10-19, October 27

Director’s Newsletter #10-19, October 27, 2019

Good morning!

Here is what you will find in this week's newsletter:








Our annual fall dinner is this Tuesday, October 29th in the Brandeis cafe! The Garcia, Stinson and Brandeis Bands will all be performing at this great event. Plates will be served starting at 5 pm. We will have quite a few items and baskets to bid on in our silent auction. If your student still has tickets and/or money out, this needs to be turned in immediately for food accounting purposes. By not turning in tickets, we run the risk of not having enough food to fulfill our sales. We are always looking for volunteers to help so if you are available, please sign up on the link sent out in an email late last week.

I’d like to thank our main sponsor, Las Palapas on Hausman for providing all of the food for this event, and Raising Cane’s for providing iced tea!


Hillje Music is having their annual Hillje Horn Showcase on Friday, November 15th from 3 pm - 7 pm, and Saturday, November 16th from 10 am - 3 pm. This is a chance for your student to take their mouthpiece and try out upper level instruments and inquire about purchase. If your student is currently playing their instrument that was purchased for them as a beginner, you may want to consider an upgrade or upgrading portions (mouthpieces, etc) of their instrument. While student physical fundamentals can never be replaced, playing on a quality instrument is extremely important to your student’s level of achievement. The event will be held at the Hillje Northwoods location. Please check out the flyer below for more information.


The blackout pep rally will be on Friday, November 1st in the auditorium. If you plan on attending as a spectator, please arrive early (7 am) to wait in line. Once the auditorium is at capacity, no additional people will be allowed entry. Backpacks will not be allowed into the auditorium during the pep rally so please plan accordingly.


My apologies to students and parents. I realized that I’ve accidentally left our Broncos of the Week off for the past few weeks. I’d like to take time to congratulate those students who earn these honors over the past 3 weeks.

Congratulations to the following students and section for earning our weekly awards!

Band Member of the Week: Stefen Oddo, Alex Hernandez, Alec Jimenez

Field Dance Member of the Week: Vivan Solano, Alexandra Castillo, Kelis Riley

Freshman of the Week: Carly Amaya, Samuel Owens, Caroline Matthews

Guard Member of the Week: Nancy Nguyen, Adrianna Reyes, Abby Escobar

Leader of the Week: Julian Johnson, Gavin Lotts, Sarah Thompson

Section of the Week: Mellophones, Percussion, Tubas


The program will have their annual panoramic photo taken on Thursday, October 31st at 7 am. Guard and Field Dance students will need to wear their full show costume. Wind and percussion students will wear our long sleeve marching band uniforms. Hair and make up are allowed to be done for this picture. You can find an order for for pictures, HERE. If you wish to order a picture, please turn this into me with payment by Thursday, October 31st.


This Tuesday, October 29th is College Night at UTSA. Times are tiered based on campus. Brandeis time is 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Please arrive early as parking is usually an issue.

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


-Mr. Asgari

WEEK 10 10/28/19 - Monday - Jazz Saxes & Rhythm, 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm 10/28/19 - Monday - Musical Rehearsal, 4:15 pm - 6 pm -- 10/29/19 - Tuesday - Jazz Combo Rehearsal, 7:30 am 10/29/19 - Tuesday - Freshman & Sophomore Winds (Indoor/Concert Winds), 7:45 am - 8:45 am 10/29/19 - Tuesday - Jazz Brass Sectional, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm 10/29/19 - Tuesday - FALL DINNER - BLT REPORT 4:15 pm, Winds & Drumline Report at 5:30 pm. Event in cafe, 5 pm - 8 pm. -- 10/30/19 - Wednesday - Morning Rehearsal, 7:00 am - 8:00 am 10/30/19 - Wednesday - BLT Meeting, 8:00 am - 8:30 am 10/30/19 - Wednesday - Percussion Sectional, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm 10/30/19 - Wednesday - Musical Rehearsal, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm 10/30/19 - Wednesday - Percussion Sectional, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm -- 10/31/19 - Thursday - Band Panoramic/Rehearsal, 7:00 am - 8:30 am 10/31/19 - Thursday - Jazz Combo, 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm -- 11/1/19 - Friday - Pep Rally, Report Time, 7 am -- 11/2/19 - Saturday - Brandeis @ Jay, Gus Stadium, 7 pm WEEK 11 - TENTATIVE 11/4/19 - Monday - Jazz/Combo Sectional, 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm 11/4/19 - Monday - Rehearsal, 4:30 pm - 6 pm -- 11/5/19 - Tuesday - Bronco Feeder Band Showcase, Farris Stadium, 7 pm (Students Report After School). -- 11/6/19 - Wednesday - Musical Rehearsal, 4:30 pm - 6 pm -- 11/7/19 - Thursday - Musical Rehearsal, 4:30 pm - 6 pm -- 11/8/19 - Friday - Pep Rally, 7 am 11/8/19 - Friday - Percussion Clinic, 5 pm -- 11/9/19 - Saturday - Brandeis vs Taft, Farris, 2 pm 11/9/19 - Saturday - HOST South Texas Classic Drumline Contest - ALL DAY

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