February 27, 2023
Greetings eagle friends! We've got one big thing happening this week that involves the members of the Full Orchestra. This is our last week of varsity full orchestra, as we are reaching the end of the competition season.
Sectionals: are all at the normal times this week.
Monday Full Orchestra rehearsal: 3:00 to 5:30
Wednesday Full Orchestra final rehearsal: includes a clinician with the Sam Houston State University orchestra director. Same time, 3pm to 5:30pm.
Thursday UIL Concert and Sightreading: this is during school, and we will be back in time for full band rehearsal. Be on the lookout for an itinerary coming soon - we are still ironing out the details as we just recently received the performance schedule from our region. Our performance times are right in the middle of lunch, so details on that are being worked on.
Friday Make-Up UIL Solo and Ensemble: If you were on the list to make up your solo and ensemble performance, we need to see you this Friday to make it up for full credit. Please refer to your performance time located on the sheets provided to you. If you need help, come find a band director and we will help you.
February 20, 2023
Greetings Eagle family! We hope that everyone had a really awesome weekend, and here is your weekly update for February 20!
UIL Solo and Ensemble contest: AHS band earned a total of 113 division one medals on Friday and Saturday. That's super amazing, and we are very proud of everyone who participated.
Congratulations to the following students who have qualified for TSSEC (Texas State Solo and Ensemble contest):
The judges also selected students who were memorable to them and were awarded Outstanding Performer:
ELIGIBILITY: This week is GAIN ONLY, meaning you can’t lose it. If you have your eligibility, and you get your progress report and you are failing a class, you will not lose your eligibility. However, if you had not had your eligibility previously and you are passing all classes, then you will regain your eligibility.
The LOSS period for eligibility is after spring break, so you have three weeks left to get grade life in order so that you do not lose your eligibility when the time comes.
MONDAY Booster Meeting: the booster board will meet at 6:15 to discuss new items. The general parent meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. and will contain new items pertaining to the band program. All band booster parents are invited to attend at the high school band hall at 7pm after the board has met.
TUESDAY full Orchestra pre-UIL contest: Students participating in the full Orchestra with the strings program will perform in their first ever pre-UIL concert and sight reading event this coming Tuesday. The times of this event are below:
WEDNESDAY Full Orchestra: practice resumes, regular time 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Thursday is a late arrival day.
FRIDAY PICTURE DAY: This Friday is Atascocita military band picture day! Texas group photo is the company that will be coming out during our class time taking individual photos of our band students for parents and family members to purchase. We will also be creating a group composite photo with all band students. Your students have been sent home with an order form from Texas group photo, and you can click the link below to access the form.
If you are interested in purchasing photos, you will need to bring this order form along with cash or check made out to Texas Group Photo in an envelope with the student's name on it on Friday the day of pictures. This is a one shot deal, so if you are absent from school, you will be missed for the composite photo all together.. It will be important to come by either first through 7th period anytime to get your picture taken in your uniform.
February 13, 2023
Greetings Eagle Family! I hope that everyone had a really awesome and restful first Spring Break! The band directors are excited to return to our students and get our classes going back again and making awesome music with our students. When we come back, we get right back to it and have multiple events happening that affects almost everyone.
But first… a look back at Spring Break!
DISNEY TRIP IS A SUCCCESS!: Our 2023 Disney trip was a HUGE success! The kids had a blast, they got to visit six different parks in three days, and they learned about the craziness of airport travel. We loved spending time with our kids, and we hope that they had an unforgettable experience.
TMEA 2023 IS IN THE BOOKS!: The band directors attended the Texas Music Educators Association in San Antonio and got a lot of work done there. Also, while there, our very own Jake Casilio attended the conference as this year's TMEA All-state musician. The performance was stunning, and we are so proud of our All-state musician this year!
Okay, here are a few things happening when we come back:
TIMBERWOOD SIDE BY SIDE: All members of the varsity band will attend the timber with side-by-side on Monday after school 4:30 p.m. The schedule is the same as AMS schedule, and we will meet there and have our event in the cafeteria. Pizza will be provided by the Timberwood Middle School band.
SECTIONALS: All sectionals after school resume tomorrow.
FULL ORCHESTRA: all practices resume as normal. But if you are involved in full orchestra, please be aware that pre-UIL full orchestra competition is next week on Tuesday. Please see the band calendar on the website for all the orchestra dates.
SOLO AND ENSEMBLE: This Friday and Saturday is the solo and ensemble contest for Atascocita High School band. Schedules will be posted in this update. Here are a few notes about the contest:
More information will be provided over the BAND app as the week goes on. We hope that everyone has an awesome week back, and we will see you soon!
Director of Bands, Atascocita High School