Director’s Newsletter #12-19, November 10, 2019
There is a ton of very important information in today's newsletter! Please take time to make sure you have all of the information you need for this coming week.
Here is what you will find in this week's newsletter:
•SOUTH TEXAS CLASSIC
•REGION JAZZ CLINIC & CONCERT
•BRONCOS OF THE WEEK
•ADVANCED ACADEMICS NIGHT
•VETERAN'S DAY CELEBRATION
•6 WEEKS GRADING PERIOD
SOUTH TEXAS CLASSIC
The 11th Brandeis South Texas Classic went off extremely well yesterday and couldn't have been possible without the help of our amazing parents and students! A very special thank you to Mr. Chip Thompson and Mrs. Kristie Flores for chairing this event and doing so much work to set this up for success. There was a ton of help from so many people in our program. The list of logistics to run a contest like this is extensive and I hope you know how much we appreciate your time and work.
I'd also like to thank Mr. Suarez for being the leader of this event. He started this event the 2nd year that Brandeis was open (2009) and has created quite the contest for all of Central & South Texas percussion programs. Congratulations on yet another successful event!
This Tuesday is our monthly booster meeting. We will be having discussions as we have concluded our competitive marching season and move into the winter and spring. If you are available, please consider attending. Our parent organization and participation at these meetings are critical to our program. We will begin at 6 pm and the meeting will be about 45 minutes. This is a potluck as well so feel free to bring a dish to share!
Don't forget that this year we are offering custom engraved pavers that will be placed outside of the fine arts area. 3 lines of custom text including your student’s or family name can be engraved as a keepsake and make a great holiday gift. This is available for all current and alumni of Brandeis! If you know anyone who may be interested, please pass this information along. For more information or to order your custom paver, please click HERE.
REGION JAZZ CLINIC & CONCERT
This week will be the All Region Jazz Clinic & Concert. This will take place at Brandeis and is for those students who made the All Region Jazz bands in September. Please check the calendar below for details of rehearsals and the concert. Again, this is only for those students who made the All Region Jazz ensembles. If you have any questions regarding this contest, please contact Mr. Cuellar.
This is the last week for student to complete their wind/percussion objectives. They have had these since the 1st of week of this grading period and are due by Wednesday. Remember that students can retest as many times as possible for as high of a grade as possible. Please have your student see a director to schedule a time.
Congratulations to Coach Branscom, coaches, trainers and students on an undefeated football season! Having such a successful program pushes all of us in our pursuit of excellence. The Bronco Band will be there to support and wish you the best of luck in the playoffs! With that being said, below is information regarding this week's game. Parents please know that we will not have concrete information on future games should we advance. When we have that information, we will distribute it ASAP.
BRONCOS OF THE WEEK
Congratulations to the following students and section for earning our final weekly awards!
Band Member of the Week: Isabella Ortiz
Field Dance Member of the Week: Elyssa Baker
Freshman of the Week: Alexandra Reyes
Guard Member of the Week: Maddie Marroquin
Leader of the Week: Melinah Gonzales
Section of the Week: Saxophones
Canstruction, the Brandeis ROTC canned goods drive takes place on Thursday, November 14th. Each program participating will create a design constructed with the good brought in. We'd love to have a great showing for a fantastic cause. So if you have extra canned goods in your pantry, please send them in with your student to donate. We will have a bin in band hall 1 to drop in your donations! The last day to contribute will be during the school day, Thursday.
Tuesday will be the final day to bring in money for the band panoramic. Pictures will be delivered on Wednesday. You can find an order for for pictures, HERE. If you wish to order a picture, please turn this into me with payment by Tuesday, November 12th.
ADVANCED ACADEMICS NIGHT
Next Tuesday will be our Advanced Academics Night at Brandeis. This will take place in the LGI room near the central stair well and will cover items such as AP, P-AP, Dual Credit and OnRamps classes. This will help prepare you for course selection for next school year that begins in January. The event begins at 6 pm.
VETERAN'S DAY CELEBRATION
Tomorrow morning, our varsity ensemble and drumline will be performing at the ROTC Veteran's Day celebration taking place in the auditorium. Students are to report to the band hall at 7:45 am in their alternate band shirts and blue jeans. The event is open to the public and begins at 8 am.
6 WEEKS GRADING PERIOD
Lastly, this is the final week of this grading period. Please be sure your student has all of their assignments turned in and have sought out help from their teachers where necessary. It is important that students have a relationship with their teacher and communicate often and early about their progress in their classes.
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.
11/11/19 - Monday - Varsity Ensemble & Drumline Veteran's Day Performance/Rehearsal, 7:45 am
11/11/19 - Monday - Beauty & The Beast Musical Rehearsal, 8th period
11/11/19 - Monday - Jazz Saxes & Rhythm Sectional, 4:30 pm - 6 pm
11/12/19 - Tuesday - Jazz Combo, 7:30am
11/12/19 - Tuesday - Varsity Ensemble Rehearsal, 8 am
11/12/19 - Tuesday - Beauty & The Beast Musical Rehearsal, 8th period
11/12/19 - Tuesday - Jazz Brass Sectional, 4:30 pm - 6 pm
11/13/19 - Wednesday - A2 Rehearsal, 7:45 am
11/13/19 - Wednesday - Beauty & The Beast Musical Rehearsal, 4:30 pm - 6 pm
11/14/19 - Thursday - Marching Band Rehearsal, 7 am - 8:30 am
11/14/19 - Thursday - Full Jazz Band, 4:30 pm - 6 pm
11/14/19 - Thursday - Beauty & The Beast Musical Rehearsal, 8th period
11/15/19 - Friday - END OF 6 WEEKS
11/15/19 - Friday - Pep Rally, 7 am
11/15/19 - Friday - Region Jazz Clinic, BHS, 9 am - 3:30 pm
11/15/19 - Friday - Playoff Game 1 - BHS vs. Johnson, Farris, 7:30 pm
11/16/19 - Saturday - Region Jazz Clinic, BHS, 8 am - 12:30 pm
11/16/19 - Saturday - Region Jazz Concert, BHS Auditorium, 3 pm
WEEK 12 - TENTATIVE
11/18/19 - Monday - Varsity Ensemble Rehearsal, 8 am
11/18/19 - Monday - Beauty & The Beast Musical Rehearsal, 8th period
11/18/19 - Monday - Monday - Jazz Sectional, 4:30 pm - 6 pm
11/19/19 - Tuesday - Jazz Combo, 7:30am
11/19/19 - Tuesday - Varsity Ensemble Rehearsal, 8 am
11/19/19 - Tuesday - Beauty & The Beast Musical Rehearsal, 8th period
11/19/19 - Tuesday - Jazz Sectional, 4:30 pm - 6 pm
11/19/19 - Tuesday - Advanced Academics Night, LGI Room @ BHS, 6 pm
11/20/19 - Wednesday - Beauty & The Beast Musical Rehearsal, 4:30 pm - 6 pm
11/21/19 - Thursday - Marching Band Rehearsal, 7 am - 8:30 am
11/21/19 - Thursday - Jazz, 4:30 pm - 6 pm
11/21/19 - Thursday - Beauty & The Beast Musical Rehearsal, 8th period
11/22/19 - Friday - REPORT CARDS DISTRIBUTION
11/22/19 - Friday - POSSIBLE Pep Rally, 7 am
**POSSIBLE PLAYOFF GAME 2 (FRIDAY or SATURDAY) TBA