Greetings, Eagle Family! It’s our weekly update for September 12, 2022!
Last week had a lot of great things happening - the band made tremendous progress on their show, and we are looking forward to more progress happening in the next few weeks leading up to our very first marching band contest.
MONDAY PRACTICE ADDED - Start on September 19th (next week), we will be adding Mondays to the practice schedule. That rehearsal time to be in compliance with the UIL time limit will be 3:45 to 5:15. As you all know, the band has battled a rather unique adversity in regards to weather. The directors have reached out to our consultants, and we have been advised to add this day so that in the case of lightning warning that affect our rehearsal, we will be able to cancel practice on one day and still have the other days to make up for the time lost. Because of the sporadic nature of our weather, we are asking our students and parents to be flexible with us while we continue to work as hard as possible to make the best decisions we can for our students. This added Monday practice is going to give MASSIVE relief to the band and staff to catch up on the drill we have lost due to lightning warnings.
NO GAME THIS WEEK - This is our bye week, meaning that there is no football game this Friday. We are going to focus this week on learning a new drill move that is really difficult to pull off, and it will only work if everyone is here. Attendance for rehearsals this week is super mandatory. Then on Friday, go home and enjoy your week!
GRADES ARE DUE THIS FRIDAY - This Friday is the LAST DAY for students to submit grades for their academic teachers. After this Friday, grades are pulled and the final average will be submitted into the second progress report. This second progress report will indicate whether or not you are eligible to participate in ANY UIL activities - that’s football games, marching band contests, or anything else. So it is extremely important that all students get their tests retested and their missing assignments turned in quickly.
MUSIC PASSOFFS - are still happening. Band students can come to a director and pass off their show music and their fight/school songs to be eligible for a prize with the band directors! All you have to do is come play your band music by memory with a director to indicate that you’ve learned it and you can play it without looking at your music.
PERCUSSION CONTEST - This Saturday, the AHS drumline will be going to the Aldine Percussion Round-Up for their very first-ever percussion competition. The contest will be held at the MO Campbell Center in Aldine ISD, and their performance time is 10AM. This is an exciting opportunity for our percussion students. More information is going to be going out this week concerning the itinerary and general contest information. We would LOVE for the band to come out and support them!
HOMECOMING - Our next football game in September 23 is our homecoming. The game will be a little different than most games, so be on the look out for that information. If students become ineligible on the progress report, they will be unable to attend the game.
Last note - our FIRST MARCHING BAND CONTEST is in 3 weeks! We have a lot to do! Galena Park ISD Festival is coming up, October 1st 2022,