Drum major training is Wednesday June 1 at 3:30 to 4:30.
Drum major auditons Friday 3:30 to 4:30 or 5:00, depending on how long it goes.
Leadership positions will be announced on Friday after drum majors have been selected. If you make the leadership team, we will see you at our training on June 7 and 8.
Class placement isn't going to be posted anywhere online with names - there's privacy stuff with laws and things that I really don't want to get into.. But if you are interested in what band you will be playing in, you can always email us and we can tell you where you will be.
June 1 is the LAST day to make your deposit towards the disney trip. If you need further time to make the deposit, just let me know and I can reach out to TMF.
The TMF webstore has CLOSED. If you made an order, it will be delivered to the band hall and items will be ready to pick up on the day of summer camp. But, we need absolutely as many people as possible to get on buying your marching shoes, that fair share fee, all the required gear. So I'm going to ask for TMF to re-open the store for an additional week coming up so that if you weren't able to get online and make those payments, you will have another week.
If you are unable to make any payments until a later date, that is fine. We will have another week in July during the summer camp where the store will re-open and you can make your purchases before the first football game.
Please practice your instrument over the summer! Music will be made available over the summer time for those interested in having it to work on.
DATES FOR THE WEEK:
May 23-24: Leadership Interviews
May 23: Drum Major Training 3:30-4:30
May 23: Make Up Class Hearing 4:30-5:30
May 25: Drum Major Training 3:30 -4:30
May 28: HS Graduation!
Greetings everyone this is Brian Best the band director Atascocita High School for the next school year. Coming at you with this next week's update for May 23.
First, some quick shout outs!
Congratulations to everyone on an amazing spring concert! And I also heard that the band bash was super fun, so that's awesome. I'd also like to thank everyone who has filled out registration paperwork for next year's marching band. It is shaping up to be a super exciting marching year and I can't wait to get started with you all officially. We are now down to only a small handful of kiddos who have band as a class for next year but have not turned in the online registration paperwork yet. Please let us know if there's anything we can do to help.
Also a quick shout out to Miss Cook who organized the Jose Diaz Institute to host a Humble ISD Jazz camp and concert in June. Be sure to check the website and the calendar for more information on this event.
Another quick shout out to the percussion section for assisting over the weekend to help out your fine arts director with all things percussion for our inventory. Thank you to everyone involved in that.
DRUM MAJOR TRAININGS: Okay, so this upcoming May 23rd week is slowly wrapping things up. On Monday and Wednesday at 3:30, we will have drum major trainings again. So for anyone applying to be next year's drum major, I will need to see you there.
MAKE UP PLACEMENT HEARINGS: Also for any student who registered but hasn't gotten a chance to play for us for class placement, we need you to do that for our makeup Day on May 23rd Monday at 4:30 p.m. This will take place at the Atascocita High School band hall. If you need help on how to get to the band hall, reach out to a band director and we will help you. And remember please do not stress out; we just want to hear you play.
LEADERSHIP TEAM INTERVIEWS: Any student who is applying to be on next year's leadership team, you need to do an interview with the band directors. And that has to happen this week. Now I learned just recently that there's class instruction only on Monday and Tuesday, so let's try to see if we can get as many interviews done on those two days during class or after school. If you're not able to get it done on either Monday or Tuesday either during class or after school, you will need to stop by the band hall for a quick 5 minutes on either Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. If there's a conflict, just make sure to reach out to the band directors and notify them.
GRADUATION: May 28th, the Atascocita High School band will be participating in performing at the high school graduation. To what I understand, a group of students were selected to perform for this. (NEED MORE)
PHYSICALS AND RANKONE: If you have registered for band and you intend on participating with us in the high school band for the next year, as most of you already know, an athletic physical is required for any outdoor participation. When it is complete, you can turn it into the band office, and a band director will take it from there. Please go to www.atascocitaband.com and click on physicals for more information. The rank one online applications can be found there as well, as well as step by step instructions on how to get them done.
If I have left anything out for the week, please do not hesitate to message back and we will respond as quickly as possibly. My new friends, you are almost to the finish line! You have almost completed the year of 2021-2022. With that being said, the directors would like to extend their congratulations to the graduating senior class of the Atascocita High School band of 2022! Way to go guys!!
And as always for all things band, please visit us at www.atascocitaband.com for all things Atascocita band related. We will see you on the next update, and we hope you have a great week!
This week's things:
Thank you to everyone who auditioned AND came to registration night! We got a lot of items taken care of on those nights, and it was really nice to meet everyone and their families.
If you didn't register yet, please click on the REGISTER button up there and let's get that proccess started. We would like to have all online forms submitted to us no later than the last day of school! Let me know if you have any questions on the BAND app, or reach out to the current AHS staff for questions.
Hope everyone has a great week!!!
All the Best!
This week, we have:
Class Placement Hearings!
Monday, May 9th:
Flutes, Bass Clarinets, Euphoniums, Tubas
3:00 PM: 9th, 10th, 11th Graders
4:30 PM: 8th Graders
Tuesday, May 10th:
All Saxophones, F Horns, Trombones,
(Percussion During Class: 9th, 10th, 11th Grade) Percussionists
3:00 PM: 9th, 10th, 11th Graders
4:30 PM: 8th Graders
Wednesday, May 11th
Oboe, Bassoon, Bb Clarinets, Trumpets
3:00 PM: 9th, 10th, 11th Grade
4:30 PM: 8th Graders
(If you have a conflict with any of these dates, be sure to CONTACT US and we will work something out for you.)
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE HEARING PROCESS.
High School Band Registration!
May 12: High School Band Registration Night (for returning members)
May 13: High School Band Registration Night (for incoming 9th graders [or anyone that missed])
Located in the HS Band Hall at Atascocita High School!
It is important for all students who will be signed up for band to attend registration! A lot of information will go out that day, including:
Hey, Eagle fam!
I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the parents and students who met with me on Meet the Director nights on both Monday and Tuesday. I absolutely enjoyed meeting you all so much, and I can't wait to take these next steps with you in our journey together. I'm really thankful for this opportunity to serve the Atascocita community and the Humble ISD school district.
Website: This week, we unveiled the new band website - which you're on right now! We are going to be posting a TON of information on here all the time, so please make sure to come back and check often for new information pertaining to the program. You can tell everyone about www.atascocitaband.com!
Band Registration Night: Be sure to check back here for all the things that we have going on for the next week. The biggest thing we have coming up is Band Registration Night on May 12th (for current HS kids) and May 13th (for current 8th graders going into band). On these nights, you will receive everything you will need for the next year. Items include:
You can choose to come any time between 5pm and 8pm. For more information on registration, go to the registration page and should only take about 20-30 mins to go through if you have everything set from last year. Also, if you already have the registration forms filled out before you come, that will dramatically decrease your wait time.
We will discuss soon about Leadership Applicant Interviews and Band Placement Auditions as that time draws closer. I look forward to seeing you all next week!