Greetings Eagle Family! Here is your update for the week of October 24th! And it’s an exciting week!! We are so very excited to present the Atascocita High School Military Marching Band at their UIL area playoff competition at Galena Park Stadium this week. Let’s go over all the things now:
We have a Friday rehearsal scheduled on the AHS football field (Thanks, Coach Stump!) for our team to prepare for Area. The rehearsal will be on Friday because we have a……
Thursday Football Game!: it’s essentially the same schedule as the Thursday game week of the UIL regional marching contest. Thursday we play North Shore HS at our home stadium Turner. An itinerary will go out this week, and look for it to be almost identical to most home game schedules we’ve had with a rehearsal run-through and then departure to the stadium that day.
Saturday UIL Area Marching Contest: The band has advanced to UIL area marching contest on October 29th. The itinerary is available online, so please be sure to go over all of the itinerary because it is a rather long day and uniquely different from every other contest we have gone to.
The itinerary is going to be discussed in full detail to all students in class so that they understand what is expected this Saturday.
Rehearsals after Area: Pending how we do at UIL Area marching contest this Saturday, potentially our competitive season might or might not end. If we advance past this, our rehearsals will continue with the same schedule up to November 7th. If our competitive season ends at Area and we do not advance past this, our rehearsals will reduce significantly. We will reduce down to only Thursday, and it will be from 3:45 to 4:45. This is just to get practice time with the drill team and to go over our new fun show we will do in place of our previous military drill. (more on that later)
Next week, TMEA Region Orchestra: On Monday October 31st, several band students will compete at Spring High School for a chance to be selected for the TMEA All-Region Orchestra. This was a sign-up about three weeks back. If your child has signed up to participate, we have entered them into the contest, and the district has paid their way to go. An itinerary of the day will go out soon once we get more information back from our region about that.
The best thing you can do is continuously check out the calendar located on the www.atascocitaband.com band website. It is always up to date with all the things that we will be doing as a program.
That does it for this really busy week! The band directors are super proud of all of our band students! They have worked extremely hard all year long, and now the end of our season is closely coming up as we will be making the transition to sit-down band with chairs and stands to get ready for our first concert performance of the year - the Winter Band Concert, on December 13th.
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Director of Bands, Atascocita High School