Greetings friends! We hope everyone had a really fantastic weekend!
I am very proud of the hard work by all of the students and parents of the Atascocita High School band. The students had a very successful first football game, in the stands and for the halftime show. I believe we are off to a really great start! And I’d like to send a MASSIVE thank you to the parents who helped us at the concession stands. It was incredibly successful, and it definitely took a village to pull off.
PARENTS: Thank you so much for signing up to help us with our concession stands. We still have a lot of slots left to fill. Go to the band website, www.atascocitaband.com and click on the signup links on the main page to see the open slots available.
The next performance for the Atascocita HS Band is Friday September 2nd at Katy stadium. This will be our first away game, and it is an earlier start time then the last home game with a 6pm start time. Since the drive is long and the start time is earlier, we will be dismissing students from class early to come to the band hall to prepare for departure to be there on time. Students will come straight to the band hall 7th period to prepare for the game departure. More information about this game and the itinerary will go out on a separate post on the BAND app and a Charms email.
REHEARSALS: This week are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 3:15 to 5:45. Monday will be your day to take care of all tutorials with your teachers and any other commitments before we get back to it. Again, make sure that you have a water jug out there.
WEATHER: We are looking at another week of rainy thunderstorm weather Monday through Friday. We will always still have rehearsal - if the weather is clear, we will go outside. If the weather is not clear, we have some new music to hand out and work on inside the band hall.
UNIFORMS: This will be our first game with our full band uniforms. Everything that you wore this last Thursday you will wear again - blue band shirt, black band shorts, and white shoes. This time, we are doing our band coats, band pants, and tall white socks. The socks must go high up to the calf and can not be ankle socks. More information will be going out in the itinerary.
GRADES: We are in week 4 of our grading period, so that means we have 3 more weeks left until grades are submitted for UIL no pass no play eligibility rule. Students and parents, it is absolutely critical that you stay up top of your grades so that you will be eligible to participate with us at games and contests. Notifications will keep going out weekly to band students who are falling behind academically. Should you need help, email a director and we will do what we can to help you.
WIDDY UP: It’s almost over! September 1st is the last day! Last call for kiddos to push those videos out to family and friends. We have raised a total of $7785 so far towards individual Disney accounts and Booster funds. Keep sending!
PEP RALLY FRIDAY: Band students will go straight to the band hall 3rd period instead of their regular class. Once in the band hall with our instruments and music ready to go, we will line up and head to the gym for our pep rally.
That’s it for now. If you have any questions, please call or email us!
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Director of Bands, Atascocita High School