March 27, 2023
Greetings Eagle Family! We hope that you all had a super good weekend! We are down to our last week of rehearsals for UIL Concert and Sightreading which is next week. A detailed itinerary will be going out soon.
UIL Schedule for Parents:
Parents are invited (and encouraged) to attend their child’s performance on UIL day!
This week, we have the following things:
Monday: we are on stage for class.
Tuesday: regular class day as usual - in the band hall
Wednesday: Block day 1-3-5-7 periods, on stage
Thursday: Block day 2-4-6 periods, on stage
Friday: SHSU Jazz Festival - the Jazz Band will perform at Sam Houston State University for the Bill Watrous Jazz Festival. Itinerary posted soon.
Saturday: The High School Drumline will perform at the Humble Civic Center. A detailed itinerary will go out this week, and the performances are at the following times:
Leadership Applications 2023: Applications will open up on April 10th, and they will be due on April 21st. Any and all students interested in serving on the leadership team (including prospective drum majors), will fill out the application. Go to https://www.atascocitaband.com and click on Resources -> Current Students -> Leadership Team Applications and check back for the link to open.
Leadership Interviews will be on the week of April 24th in class with the band directors.
Drum Major Audition Training 2023: All drum major candidates interested in serving as the Atascocita High School Military Marching Band will be required to attend trainings on Mondays and Wednesdays starting at 3:15. This begins April 10th and goes up to April 28th.
Drum Major Auditions will be on April 28th, at the HS Band Hall. Go to https://www.atascocitaband.com/drum-major-auditions.html for more information regarding the auditions.
2023-2024 Class Placement Evaluations will begin on the week of May 1st. We will have more information on the evaluations, as it will be slightly different than how it was done last year.
March 20, 2023
Greetings Eagle Family! And Welcome back!! I hope that you all had a terrific Spring Break! We really don’t have much to cover this week, except that we are back in full swing.
Booster Meeting: There is no Booster meeting today. We will have our next planned Booster meeting on Monday April 17th.
After school sectionals and full band rehearsals resume this week and will continue all the way to UIL time.
Concert and Sightreading: It is upon us, my friends. And it is coming up fast! This is our primary focus. We only have about 10 rehearsals left until the big day. After school activities as far as sectionals and full band rehearsals will continue all the way up to the days. A more detailed itinerary will go out soon. 2nd, 3rd, and 4th period bands will be performing on April 4th, and the 5th period band will be performing on April 5th.
CONCERT AND SIGHTREADING PERFORMANCE TIMES
@ Westfield High School
Concert Band (3rd period)
Symphonic Band (2nd period)
Wind Symphony (4th period)
Wind Ensemble (5th period)
Jazz Festival: This Saturday, the AHS Jazz Band will be performing at the Aldine Jazz Festival and the Alief Jazz Festival. More information will be provided through the BAND App.
That’s all for now! It’s Concert and Sightreading time! Be practicing at the minimum 30 mins a day. That is your daily homework.
March 5, 2023
Greetings Eagle friends! We have one more week left to spring break, and it's a pretty busy one! Here is everything that you need to know for this coming next week, because this is our pre-UIL concert and sightreading evaluation week.
For those students who need to make up their Solo and Ensemble performances, we will do it in class this week before the break is over for students to receive credit.
MONDAY NON-VARSITY PRE-UIL: on Monday after school, our non varsity students will be performing in a pre-UIL concert and sight reading evaluation at Atascocita High School. This includes any student that is in the second, third, and fourth period bands.
ELIGIBILITY: First and foremost: Students – EVERYONE IS ELIGIBLE FOR OUR PRE-UIL CONCERT & SIGHT-READING PERFORMANCE!! BE HERE!! STICK TO THE SCHEDULE!!
**There will be a visual uniform inspection when we meet in the Orchestra Room. Please understand that if you are not dressed correctly, you will not be able to perform with the band at Pre-UIL. Please verify that you have the correct attire and solve any issues that arise before Monday!**
All bands will be here after school in various locations after school.
Warmup times are as follows:
See the button at the very top of the post for performance times.
TUESDAY ACT TESTING: I am completely new to testing here at AHS, so I am not entirely sure of what to expect when they have the whole entire school testing on this day. Plan on us all not having classes this day. All three band directors are testing administrators this day.
WEDNESDAY: Classes will resume as normal this day.
THURSDAY: Best will be out judging UIL Region 14 Concert and Sightreading contest. Therefore, there will be no after school Wind Ensemble varsity band rehearsal on Thursday.
FRIDAY VARSITY PRE-UIL: on Friday after school, our 5th period varsity students will be performing in a pre-UIL concert and sight reading evaluation at Atascocita High School. See the button at the very top of the post for performance times. Plan on staying right after school, then being there until 6:30. Then Spring Break can commence!
Director of Bands, Atascocita High School