Greetings everyone! One more week until winter break! We've finally made it! It's been a super long semester a football games, practices, marching band competition, and so much more. But we are finally here at the end, and I think I speak for mostly everyone that the break coming up will be well deserved.
Here are a few announcements for this week, with information about Disney trip meetings if you missed it, winter band concert information, jazz band concert, and more.
Last weekend on Friday and Saturday, selected members of the Atascocita High School band who auditioned and made the region band performed and rehearsed with some of the best students in the region as well as best conductors in our country. It was a marvelous concert, and we couldn't be more proud of our band students who represented our school so well.
MONDAY DRESS REHEARSAL: in fine arts, a dress rehearsal is usually the last and final rehearsal before a big performance. The word dress means to address any final nuances of music, and it is often times confused with clothing. For today's dress rehearsal, it is just our last big rehearsal before the performance.
Rehearsal times are:
Rehearsals are in the auditorium.
TUESDAY CONCERT: this year's annual winter band concert will be on Tuesday December 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. All band students should be in the band hall no later than 6:00 p.m. All four bands will perform, and all bands will observe and support all performing ensembles until the concert is over. We anticipate that the concert will be an hour. 6:00pm is band student call time. Concert Band is going to start at 6pm on stage, and we will let the other bands know where their warmup areas are.
Please see last week's update for concert attire. The students have options this time.
WEDNESDAY JAZZ BAND CONCERT: this year's annual winter jazz band concert will be on Wednesday December 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The jazz band has been working super hard on an excellent program that we know you will all enjoy. Please come support them.
Pro tip: don’t exempt band final. You will have wasted an exemption. That’s all we will say about that.
That’s all for now. We will have more updates out on the BAND app soon. We are looking forward to seeing everyone for our concerts this week!
The Atascocita HS football team was unfortunately defeated in their previous playoff game, and therefore our football marching band season has officially ended for the year. There will be no more football games until the next school year.
RECAP OF TMEA ALL-REGION RESULTS:
The Atascocita High School Band is finished with TMEA Region Band Auditions, and we are pleased to announce some incredibly great news!
The following students earned a spot in the TMEA All-District Band:
The following students earned a spot in one of the TMEA All-Region Bands and will perform next week in a clinic/concert with some of the best kids in the region:
The following students not only made a region band, but they also placed high enough to advance to compete in the next round of TMEA All-Area auditions for a chance at the coveted TMEA All-State Band:
Two students won 1st chair in their rooms and were champions on their instruments:
The following 9th grade students also competed on Tuesday and earned a chair in the TMEA Freshman Band:
In total, the Atascocita High School Band had a total of 44 spots earned, which is the highest of any school in all of our entire region. We are SUPER proud of everyone who participated in this year's TMEA Region Band auditions!
TMEA Region Band Information: Students who made a region band will have information in their folders on rehearsal times and concert performance. The schedule of events for the kids who made a region band are as follows:
Friday December 9, 2022
Saturday December 10, 2022
Concert Times: Dec 10, 2022
DISNEY TRIP MEETING: Our mandatory meeting has been rescheduled for December 8 Thursday at 7:00PM in the high school auditorium to go over absolutely every single possible detail that goes into pulling off a trip that is hundreds of miles away. We will go over in full detail the Disney trip handbook that has every single item necessary for a fun and safe trip.
Here are a few big Disney notes to prepare yourself for: