Newsletter: Week of Nov 27th

Hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving break!  What a fun start to our holiday break by cheering on the Wiildcats both on the field and in the stands vs. Sachse at the playoffs.  Way to go Band! Great job cheering on our team and finishing marching season strong!  There is a lot going on this week, be sure to check the information below. Be sure to keep checking your emails this week for other important information regarding the Richardson Holiday Parade on Saturday, Dec. 2nd and the HS All Region Audtions at Berkner on Sat., Dec. 2nd.

1.    Havana Café Spirit Night is tomorrow night, Tuesday, Nov. 28th from 4-9PM.  Get out of the kitchen, support the band and one of our band families in Casa Linda at Havana Café! See you there!

2.    Spring Band Auditions are this week from Wednesday through Friday.  Help your band students get lots of rest and encourage them to practice too! (For Freshman parents:  Band kids audition to see which band they will be in for the Spring. They could stay in their current band or move to a different band. If they change bands, it may rearrange their schedule some.)

3.    Forest Meadow Junior High Winter Concert is this Thursday, Nov. 30th at 7PM in the LHHS Audtiorium.  HS Band students can volunteer to help out and earn service hours. Please talk to the directors if you would like to volunteer.

4.    Saturday, Dec. 2nd Richardson Holiday Parade – detailed info to come later this week in an email.  This parade is for band students not participating in the HS All Region Band Auditions.

5.    HS All Region Band Audtions at Berkner this Saturday, Dec. 2nd.  More info to come via email later this week.

Also, be sure to mark your calendars for next week for Tuesday, Dec. 5th at 7PM for the LHJH Winter Concert at LHHS Auditorium.  HS kids can volunteer to earn service hours this night as well.  LHHS Winter Concert is on Thursday, Dec. 7th at 7PM. More details concerning our Winter Concert to come later.

Looking forward to seeing you all at Café Havana tomorrow night! Spread the word to all your friends!


Go Band!  Jennifer Newman & Bob Brashear

Support the Band: Amazon Smiles

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!  Hope you are enjoying your Thanksgiving break!

Wanted to let you all know of an easy way that you can help LHABC and the Wildcat Band while Thanksgiving/Black Friday shopping.  You can link your Amazon account to the Lake Highland Area Band Club through Amazon Smiles! It took me just a minute to link my Amazon to LHABC.

Here is how to do it.

1.    Log onto your Amazon Account.

2.    When the Amazon Smiles pop up asking if you want to support a charity pops up, click “Yes.”

3.    Then on the next screen, go to the search line and type in “Lake Highlands Area Band Club.”

4.    The next screen should give you the option to select Lake Highlands Area Band Club.  Click on select.

5.    Finally, a screen will come up with a box that you must click on to select and say that you understand that in order for LHABC to get your support, you must start your shopping at Check off that box and hit done.

6.    Start shopping and help the band!

OK band families, thanks for all your support of the band and have a super Thanksgiving!

PS – If you haven’t already linked your Kroger account to LHABC, ask the Kroger people to help you get linked to us as well!

Playoff Game & Upcoming Events

Hi Band Families!
Woohoo! Lots of great things going on with the band this week and more to come.  We made the playoffs y’all! Way to go Wildcats!  So we will be playing Sachse this week at 7:30PM at Williams Stadium (510 Stadium Dr. Garland TX 75040). Join us Friday 11/17 to cheer on the Wildcats!  FYI – Marching Band morning practice this week is only on FRIDAY 11/17 at 7AM.
I know that we have all been working so hard this year and are worn out, but let’s pull out all the stops for this exciting playoff game! We will need volunteers to help this week to serve meals, chaperone and to load and unload trucks.  Please sign up here to help…
The other exciting event this week is the Lone Star Drumline contest on Saturday, Nov. 18th.  Mr. Chavis will be sending out a more detailed email with the contest 411 sometime this week. Please be sure to check out that schedule and see if you can come up to the high school to cheer them off as they leave for the contest or go see them at the contest itself!
Want to also give a big shout out to the band kids who were inducted into the National Honors Society for 2017!  Here are the 2017 NHS Inductees that are in the Wildcat Band … Goodness Agabi, Xzavier Chikurunhe, Alexis Cooper, Connor Daryani, Trent Fantini, Lily Jenkins, Porter Newman, Jackson Polston, Xavier Searcy, Sheila Tume.  Super proud of these Wildcats!
Mark your calendar for the following events in November…
Tuesday 11/28
Havana Café spirit night for the band … get out of the kitchen and come eat delicious food at one of our very own band families’ restaurants!
Tuesday 11/28
Spring Band Auditions
Wednesday 11/29
Spring Band Auditions
Thursday 11/30
Forest Meadow JH Winter Concert at 7PM in LHHS Auditorium
Your LHHS band kid can sign up to help with Mr. Chavis
Mark your calendar for the following events in December …
Saturday 12/2
RISD Holiday Parade  – all band members not participating in HS All Region
Saturday 12/2
HS All Region Phase 1 at Berkner
Monday 12/4
HS All Region Phase 2
Tuesday 12/5
Lake Highlands JH Winter Concert at 7PM in LHHS Auditorium
Your LHHS band kid can sign up to help with Mr. Chavis
Thursday 12/7
LHHS Band Winter Concert at 7PM in LHHS Auditorium
12/18 thru 1/2
LHHS Winter Break – No School



Go Wildcat Band!
Jennifer Newman  &  Bob Brashear
LHABC Co-Presidents

Playoff Game – Nov 17

Congratulations to the LH Football team on advancing to the playoffs!

Friday night’s game will be against Sachse at 7:30pm.

Locations is Williams Stadium – 510 Stadium Dr, Garland, TX 75040.

The Marching Band will ONLY rehearse on Friday morning this week.  Please remember:

  • There should be NO makeup or earrings worn in the marching uniform.
  • ALL students with long hair must have it up and secured to go under their band hat for halftime.
  • If students are not in attendance for Friday morning’s rehearsal with all required materials (including flip folder), they will NOT perform at halftime on Friday night.

1st period (Wind Ensemble) will start at 8:30am on Monday and Wednesday.

Senior Night Schedule – Nov 3rd

Band Families!

Senior week is going on right now! What a fun time to celebrate our senior band kids and their families!  This week’s football game is a home game vs. Pearce at 7:30PM.  During halftime, our seniors will be honored.  Senior kids, be sure to wear a silly hat that night.  Senior parents, please meet in the band hall at 6PM (unless new information has been given on this). Other band families, please pitch in to help so that the senior parents can celebrate with their kids.  Let’s all pitch in to help and to celebrate our Seniors!

First, don’t forget there is morning rehearsal, at 7AM on Thursday and Friday.

Now, ways you can help on Friday…

1.    Senior Breakfast on Friday Sign up to bring an item at 7:15AM Friday morning or come help set-up, serve, clean up for senior breakfast with the directors in the Orchestra Room (come in Band Hall, go out hall by Mr. Chavis’ office and it will be 3rd room on the left past the restrooms).  Sign up here to bring something …

2.    3-3:15PM Pit Pops start setting up cooking area by the Freshman Center.

3.    4PM Pit Pops will start cooking by the Freshman Center.

4.    4:15 – 6:15 PM Help Starla set up, serve and clean up meals in the Freshman Center.  We still need some help with meals! Sign up here to help …

5.    Chaperones – 6PM come to the Chaperone room to march over with kids at 6:30PM and then help in the stands as needed. WE STILL NEED LOTS OF CHAPERONES!  Sign up here to help …

Thanks for your continued support and help, you guys really are the greatest!  See you Friday!  Go Band!