Director's Newsletter #24-19, February 23

February 23, 2020

Director’s Newsletter #24-19, February 23, 2020

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

•MR. LEMANSKI NAMED TEACHER OF THE YEAR
•WINTER GUARD CONTEST RESULTS
•GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA 
•OBJECTIVES
•SOLO & ENSEMBLE
•MARCHING CONTEST
•S.A.T. DATES 
•MULCH UPDATE

MR. LEMANSKI NAMED TEACHER OF THE YEAR

 Congratulations to Mr. Lemanski who was named Brandeis’ First Year Educator of the Year! He will be recognized on March 4th at then Educator of the Year awards. The event is in the Brennan HS auditorium at 6:30 pm and is open to the public. Please feel free to show up and support Mr. Lemanski for a change to be named Northside’s First Year Educator of the Year. 

WINTER GUARD CONTEST RESULTS
Congratulations to our Winter Guard units who competed yesterday at the T.E.C.A. Harlandale Invitational. Our JV winter guard took 1st place out of 10 groups in the Scholastic Novice division, winning by more than 4 points! Our varsity winter guard placed 10th out of 25 groups in the Scholastic Regional AA category. This now completes 2 of the 4 contests the winter guards will be competing at this year. Their next contest will be Saturday, March 7th, at Harlan High School. Great job by our winter guard students and Mrs. King!

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA


If you attended last Sunday’s Glenn Miller Concert I’m sure you enjoyed their wonderful performance. Additionally, our jazz band and combo did a wonderful job opening and closing the evening! As always, a wonderful job by all of the students. I’d especially like to thank our band boosters, executive board and Mr. Cuellar for making the evening happen. Our parent association is so supportive of all of the goals and events we strive to produce in our program. An event like last Sunday would not be impossible without that incredible support. Thank you!

OBJECTIVES
We are now in the 6th week of this 4th grading period and objective sheets must be turned in at the start of class on Wednesday, February 26. As discussed earlier this year, all students must achieve a 90% or above on objectives in order to attend the UIL Concert & Sight Reading assessment in early April. Students have until March 6 to achieve that threshold. Any student who does not achieve that will have an alternate assignment to complete in place of the UIL C&SR assessment. 

SOLO & ENSEMBLE
This Thursday, February 27th, is Solo & Ensemble contest at Brandeis HS. Those students who entered the contest have been assigned performance times. Please be sure to check with your student on what time they perform so you can coordinate transportation. Students do need to dress professionally for their performance. Lastly, remember that piano accompanists need to be paid prior to the completion of your student’s performance. 
 
MARCHING CONTESTS 2021
We have our tentative schedule for marching contests in the 2021 season. Please mark your calendars for the following events:
09/19/2020 - Bands of America, McAllen, TX
10/03/2020 - Vista Ridge Marching Contest, Cedar Park, TX
10/10/2020 - Texas Marching Classic, Cedar Park, TX
10/17/2020 - UIL Region Marching Contest, San Antonio, TX
10/31/2020 - UIL Area Marching Contest, Cedar Park, TX

S.A.T. DATES
Upcoming dates for the SAT have been published. I bring this up now because there is a conflict with our schedule. Please see the following dates below. All students need to NOT SCHEDULE the 10/3/2020 exam due to our attendance at a marching contest. 

TESTING DATES:
05/02/2020
06/06/2020
08/29/2020
10/03/2020 - DO NOT SCHEDULE, PLEASE (VISTA RIDGE MARCHING CONTEST)
11/07/2020 - PERCUSSION, DO NOT SCHEDULE, PLEASE (DRUM LINE CONTEST)

12/05/2020
03/13/2021
05/08/2021
06/05/2021

MULCH UPDATE
Hard copy order forms for mulch were passed out this past week. Those order forms need to be turned in on Thursday, February 27th. HARD COPY ORDER FORMS NOT TURNED IN ON TIME RUN THE RISK OF NOT BEING FULFILLED. The deadline to order is next Saturday, the 29th of February. 

Don’t forget about the section contest running, taking the top selling section to Top Golf for a fun event as long as the band reaching the team goal of 4,000 bags sold. 

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

Have a great Sunday!

-Mr. Asgari

Week 24
2/24/20 - Monday

A2 Brass, 8 am
A2 Woodwinds, 8 am
Jazz Saxes, 4:30 pm - 6 pm
Percussion Rehearsal, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
JV Winter Guard, 4:30 pm - 6 pm
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2/25/20 - Tuesday
A3 Brass, 8 am
A3 WWs, 8 am
Jazz Combo, 4:30 pm - 6 pm
Percussion Rehearsal 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Varsity Winter Guard, 6 pm - 8 pm
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2/26/20 - Wednesday
Percussion Rehearsal 7:30 am
Jazz 1 Brass, 4:30 pm - 6 pm
Varsity WWs, 4:30 pm - 6 pm
JV Winter Guard, 4:30 pm - 6 pm
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2/27/20 - Thursday
Percussion Rehearsal 7:30 am
Varsity Brass, 8 am
A3 WW