Greetings Eagle Family! The time has come for the Atascocita High School Military Marching Band to GO TO CONTEST!!! We have several things going on this week, so I’ll start at the top:
REHEARSALS: Monday through Thursday, all starting at 3:45. Monday is a shortened day to not extend past 8 hour rule for our program. We have one more drill move to learn, and the whole entire show will be fully completed!
GRADES END FRIDAY: On Friday, teachers will give out their last assignments and tests, and students will have this LAST AND FINAL WEEK to get all of the grades done. It is another chance to lose your eligibility. Please make sure that you are actively attending your tutorial sessions and turning in work. Zeros will completely destroy your grade, and then in turn, hurt our team.
FRIDAY GAME: This Friday, we will be playing an AWAY game in Beaumont against West Brook HS. The band will have charter busses at this game given the distance to travel and the time that we will need to depart. The directors are still working out itinerary details, so one will be provided to the students over the week.
SATURDAY CONTEST: The itinerary and other parent information has been sent out already for the Galena Park ISD marching band contest happening this week. We are super excited to finally show off our kids in a competitive light. Since the away game will be a long day and then we are right back up to the school the next day, I have decided that we will not stay for the duration of the contest and get our kids back home as quickly as possible. Make sure to stay connected to the BAND app for more information as it is made available.
Also, parents, please fully read the BAND app note that was sent out explaining how you can help support our kids at the contest this Saturday. Your support would go a long way with helping increase our scores, and it can actually help us rank higher.
NEXT WEEK REHEARSAL SCHEDULE: There is no school, but like football, cheerleading, ROTC, and all the other organizations on campus, we still have practice to prepare for our game and contest that week. However, we have made a slight adjustment to the schedule to give the kids more time off and an easier work-around for parents who work. Next week’s schedule will be:
That’s all for this week’s update! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at any time.