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Director's Newsletter - Thanksgiving Week, November 24

Director’s Newsletter - Thanksgiving 2019 - November 24, 2019 Good afternoon! Before getting into the newsletter, I'd like to take time to wish everyone a very safe and memorable Thanksgiving. I hope we all make time to take a moment this week to slow down and remember all of the good we each have to be thankful for. Here is what you will find in this week's newsletter: •ALL DISTRICT RESULTS & FRESHMAN AUDITIONS •OPEN BAND HALL •FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS ROUND 3 •DISNEY TICKETS & FAST PASSES ALL DISTRICT RESULTS

Wednesday and Thursday were the Region 29 All District auditions. This year the Bronco Band had 60 students earn All District honors, surpassing last year's number of 54. The 60 students who have advanced to the Region Round will audition for All Region and All Area on Saturday, December 7th at Stevens HS. Once again, this is the most of all schools in Region 29. This is only happening due to the consistent work of those students. We are very proud of this first step you have taken in the All State process. Congratulations to the following students for advancing: Piccolo: Elise Aigner-Varoz Anastasia Andrade Flute: Helen Herrea Jordan Dickens Greg Woodard Lauren Hulme Qin Lin Sarah Thompson Natalie Llanes Oboe: Alex Hernandez Cassidy Birmingham Tommy Makusky Madeline Mencio Abigael Anders Eb Clarinet: Lizzie Crittenden Bb Clarinet: Julian Johnson Isaac Corona Annie Villarreal Nicolas Hernandez Luke Filyk Jacqueline Mata Bass Clarinet: Maggie Reyes Sophie Gomez Contra-Bass Clarinet: Asia Dunlop Bassoon: Josh Eddy Isabella Ortiz Alto Saxophone: Robert Paleo Gabriel Gonzalez Alli Saenz Bari Saxophone: Michael Kresssbach Trumpet: Leo Filyk Logan Francesco Zach Sierra Jonathan Bjerken Andrew Schofield Jeriah Rodriguez Mikal Hogan French Horn: Haley Ginn Emma Aune Sam Blanton Ryan Townsend Eric Hernandez Tenor Trombone: Noah Houchin Ian Hoggard Jonathan Flores Brayton Moschenross Noah Aune Jonathan Kressbach Euphonium: Caelan Matthews Connor Havens Caleb Alexander Matthew Schofield Tuba: Stefen Oddo Robert Dominguez Edward Martinez Percussion: Connor Castillo Alec Jimenez Brett Lasater Fernando Pena Jad Tohmaz On Friday, December 6th, the Freshman Region audition will take place also at Stevens HS. This is a freshman only audition. Any freshman who advanced to the All Region round last week will also audition in the Freshman Region audition. We expect check in for Friday to be 5:00 pm and Saturday to be 8 am. I will have more details on these contests in next week's newsletter OPEN BAND HALL In order to help students prepare for the All Region/All Area/Freshman Region Audition, as well as any student who wishes to practice, we will be having open band hall tomorrow and Tuesday from 9 am - 1 pm. Students are encouraged to sign up for 15 minute help sessions available HERE. I ask that students sign up for 1 time slot per day. Should a time slot be available the day of their appointment, they are more than welcome to utilize additional slots. Extra slots are on a first come first serve basis. FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS ROUND 3 Congratulations to the Bronco Football team on their victory over Clemens on Friday. The team has advanced to Round 3 which will take place in Laredo, TX. Game details are as follows: Brandeis vs. Edinburg Vela (We are Home) Site: Bill Johnson Student Activity Center 5208 Santa Claudia Lane Laredo, TX 78043 Pre sale ticket sales are tomorrow (Monday) & Tuesday, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm at the Brandeis HS front desk. Pre sale ticket prices - Students: $4, Adults: $9 At the gate ticket prices: $10 Band, Guard and Field Dance students will need to report to the band hall at 7 am on Friday. They should arrive in their alternate uniforms, band/dance shoes and tall solid black socks. Please make sure that students bring all items necessary for the game (I.e. instruments, guard/field dance uniforms, etc) and that students eat breakfast prior to arriving at BHS. Students will be given 2 meals on this trip. Below is the itinerary the band will be following on Friday: Report Time/Run Through: 7 am Load Busses: 8 am Depart BHS: 8:30 am Arrive at game site: 11:30 am Lunch: 11:30 am Change into uniform: 12:30 pm Warm Up: 1 pm Game Time: 2 pm Est. game end/change out of uniform: 5 pm Load busses with meal: 5:30 pm Arrive at BHS: 8:30 pm DISNEY TICKETS & FAST PASSES

Disney tickets & hotel confirmations have come in. They will be organized and ready to distribute in the next day or two. You will need both your ticket and hotel confirmation number to begin scheduling fast passes. Tickets and hotel confirmation numbers will be given to each person going on the trip after their trip has been paid in full. No exceptions will be made. Please visit the online store to make any outstanding payments on your trip. 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 GO BRONCOS! -Mr. Asgari THANKSGIVING WEEK 11/25/19 - Monday - Open Band Hall, 9 am - 1 pm -- 11/26/19 - Tuesday - Open Band Hall, 9 am - 1 pm -- 11/27/19 - Wednesday - OFF -- 11/28/19 - Thursday - Happy Thanksgiving! -- 11/29/19 - Friday - Brandeis vs. Edinburg Vela, Laredo, Tx - Student Report Time, 7 am WEEK 14 - TENTATIVE 12/2/19 - Monday - Jazz/Combo Sectional, 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm 12/2/19 - Monday - NHS Induction Ceremony, BHS Auditorium, 6 pm 12/2/19 - Monday - Musical Rehearsal, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pmRehearsal, 4:30 pm - 6 pm -- 12/3/19 - Tuesday - Jazz Holiday Concert, BHS Auditorium, 7 pm -- 12/4/19 - Wednesday - Band Holiday Concert, BHS Auditorium, 6 pm -- 12/5/19 - Thursday - Possible Marching Band Rehearsal, 7 am -- 12/6/19 - Friday - Possible Pep Rally, 7 am 12/6/19 - Friday - Freshman Region Auditions, 5 pm -- 12/7/19 - Saturday - All Region Auditions, Stevens HS, 8 am POSSIBLE ROUND 4 FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS FRI or SAT.

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