Director's Newsletter - #21-19, February 2

February 2, 2020

Director’s Newsletter #21-19, February 2, 2020

Good afternoon everyone! Here is what you will find in this week's newsletter:

•WINTER GUARD CONTEST RESULTS
•JAZZ FESTIVAL
•CONCESSIONS
•KENDRA SCOTT BAND DAY
•UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
•SCHEDULE CHANGES COMPLETE

WINTER GUARD CONTEST RESULTS

Congratulations to our winter guard units who competed in their first contest yesterday at Harlandale HS. The JV guard earned 9th in the Scholastic Novice class and our Varsity earned 3rd place in the Scholastic Regional AA class! Their next contest will be back at Harlandale HS on Saturday, February 22nd. Congratulations again to the students and staff!
 


JAZZ FESTIVAL

This Saturday will be the 6th annual South Texas Jazz Festival at Brandeis! It will be a full day of competitive middle school and high school jazz ensembles. At the conclusion of the contest, the Capt. Kirk Covington quintet will be performing as well. Come out for a full day of jazz! 

If you are available to help, please reach out to Mr. Cuellar at Jesse.Cuellar@nisd.net as he will be meeting with all volunteers on Friday morning. 

The following Sunday, February 16th will be the Glen Miller Orchestra concert in the Brandeis auditorium. There are fewer than 200 seats available. For more information on tickets, please visit BroncoJazz.com.

CONCESSIONS

We are down to our last few months of concessions and are in need of adult and student help to finish out the year. As per concession rules, children the ages of 15 and above are eligible to volunteer. Please consider signing up for any of the following dates available for the month of Feb/March/April using the link below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Mr. Pete Escobar at pete_escobar@uhc.com.
 
02/12/20 Basketball at Harlan Gym-3 volunteers needed
02/21/20 Softball at Paul Taylor field-3 volunteers needed
02/25/20 Soccer at Farris stadium-3 volunteers needed
02/28/20 Baseball at Paul Taylor field=3 volunteers needed.
 
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4aadaf2ca5f49-fall1

KENDRA SCOTT BAND DAY

With Valentine's Day approaching, Kendra Scott has generously offer the Bronco Band a day to support our program. On Monday, February 10th a portion of any purchase made in store will be donated to the band program. More details on this event will be sent out soon but be sure to circle the date!

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE

Immediately following our ensembles mid-winter performance next Tuesday, the University of North Texas Percussion Ensemble will be performing at Brandeis. The UNT Music School is one of the top programs in the country and we are very excited to have them as a guest. The performance is FREE and open to the public. 

SCHEDULE CHANGES COMPLETE

Based on objectives grades for winds and percussion the previous 6 weeks, all schedule changes have been completed. Students have their assigned ensemble for UIL and will now begin the process of preparing programs for the Concert & Sight Reading assessment in April. Please be reminded that students must achieve an 90 or better on all objectives this 6 weeks to perform with their ensemble at the C&SR assessment. 

As always, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me at Daniel.Asgari@nisd.net

Have a great day!

-Mr. Asgari

Week 21
2/3/20 - Monday - Full Jazz, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
2/3/20 - Monday - JV Winter Guard, 4:30 pm - 6 pm
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2/4/20 - Tuesday - Jazz Combo, 7:45 am
2/4/20 - Tuesday - Founders Day Rehearsal, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
2/4/20 - Tuesday - Full Jazz, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
2/4/20 - Tuesday - Percussion Rehearsal, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
2/4/20 - Tuesday - Varsity Winter Guard, 6 pm - 8 pm
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2/5/20 - Wednesday - Percussion Rehearsal, 7:30 am
2/5/20 - Wednesday - Founders Day Rehearsal, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
2/5/20 - Wednesday - Founders Day Jazz, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
2/5/20 - Wednesday - JV Winter Guard, 4:30 pm - 6 pm
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2/6/20 - Thursday - Percussion Rehearsal, 7:30 am
2/6/20 - Thursday - Full Jazz, 7:45 am
2/6/20 - Thursday - Founders Day, ALL STUDENTS PERFORMING REPORT AT 5:15 pm 
2/6/20 - Thursday - Varsity Winter Guard, 6 pm - 8 pm
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2/7/20 - Friday - Jazz Festival volunteer meeting, 8 am
2/7/20 - Friday - Full Jazz Band, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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2/8/20 - Saturday - Jazz Festival, Brandeis HS, ALL DAY

Week 22 - Tentative
2/10/20 - Monday - KENDRA SCOTT SPIRIT DAY, La Cantera Mall location
2/10/20 - Monday - JV Winter Guard, 4:30 pm - 6 pm
2/10/20 - Monday - Freshman/A3 Rehearsal, 4:30 pm - 6 pm
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2/11/20 - Tuesday - Varsity Winter Guard, 6 pm - 8 pm
2/11/20 - Tuesday - Mid Winter Concert, 6 pm
2/11/20 - Tuesday - UNT Percussion Ensemble, 7:30 pm
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2/12/20 - Wednesday - JV Winter Guard, 4:30 pm - 6 pm
2/12/20 - Wednesday - TMEA
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2/13/20 - Thursday - TMEA
2/13/20 - Thursday - Varsity Winter Guard, 6 pm - 8 pm
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2/14/20 - Friday - Valentine's Day
2/14/20 - Friday - TMEA
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2/15/20 - Saturday - TMEA