LHABC Update, 11/27/18

Hi Band Families,

For those of you who may not yet be aware, the father of one of our band students passed away recently. We would like to surround the Carranco family with our love and support during such a difficult loss, so please contact me or check our band Facebook page if you would like more info about how to offer your help.

Please make sure your band fee payments are up to date so that your student is eligible for the spring trip!

Be sure to thoroughly read Mr. Chavis’ email from 11/25- it has important details about everything that is going on in the upcoming days. We are excited about heading into the concert season and look forward to seeing all of our kids in their formalwear!

Here’s what’s coming up:

  • 11/29-30 Full Orchestra Performance at RHS (this is ONLY certain first period students, so check Mr. Chavis’ email for specifics!)
  • 12/1 Richardson Holiday Parade (call time is 7:45 a.m. in the RHS BAND HALL). This is for ALL students who are NOT auditioning for region this day.
  • 12/1 Region Auditions @ Berkner HS (times will be sent out soon), phase 1
  • 12/3 Region Auditions @ Berkner HS, phase 2
  • 12/4 Gift donation Deadline (shhhh… don’t tell the directors) Please drop donations for directors’ holiday gifts into the band hall safe (envelopes marked “DIRECTOR GIFT DONATION”) or you can PayPal Vanessa Stevens at paypal.me/coachstevens
  • 12/6 @6:30 p.m. LHABC General Meeting in the auditorium… please arrive for the concert early so we can have this quick but important general meeting!
  • 12/6 @7:00 p.m. Winter Concert in the auditorium
  • 12/11 @7:00 p.m. Jazz Winter Concert

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns! Thanks for your continued support!

Amy Daryani 972-841-5005

Sherwin Daryani 972-824-1691

LHABC Co-presidents, 2018-19

Weekly band update

Good evening,

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving break!  Please check your student’s objective sheet as many pass-offs occurred in the week prior to the break and this coming week.

Jazz Ensemble (Jazz 2) meets Monday afternoon and Thursday morning

Mr. Klett will be with the bands on Wednesday during classes

Musical rehearsals Tuesday/Thursday morning before school

Thursday: Full Orchestra w/Berkner & LH strings in Band Hall! 5:00-6:30pm

Different than what was previously communicated, ONLY the following students from 1st period are involved in the Full Orchestra Thursday afternoon and Friday morning:


  • Jenkins, Lily
  • McNamara, Valerie
  • Poole, Claire


  • Dries, Natalie
  • Ferguson, Caroline


  • Daryani, Connor
  • Spiewak, Helene


  • Everett, Lilliana
  • Pucci, Dino


  • Cooper, Lexi
  • Polston, Jackson

French Horn

  • Butler, Grace
  • Iltis, Carson
  • Reed, Jackson
  • Sullivan, Dexter


  • Griffin, Waverly
  • Locke, Sharice


  • Johnson, Jack
  • Stevens, Jacob
  • Wanja, Ronald


  • Ford, Nicholas
  • Horstman, Ethan
  • Howard, Ben
  • Lopez, Christina



Full Orchestra performance at RHS

Meet at LHHS in full formal uniform at 8am

Bus takes us to RHS – Arrive at 9am – concert begins at 10am

You will be missing 1st-5th periods that day

Bring money – the bus is stopping at Cici’s after the concert!

Saturday is A BUSY day!

Richardson Holiday Parade for ALL students NOT auditioning for Region Band plus the LH Drum Line

Drop-off location – Richardson HS Band Hall BY 7:45am in marching uniform (NO SHAKO OR GAUNTLETS).  You also need your flip folder and music (Jingle Bells). Gloves are ok – please wear them!

You MUST pick up your marching uniform and instrument Friday afternoon and take it HOME with you!  Be dressed in marching uniform on Saturday morning when you arrive

Rehearsal in the Richardson HS Band Hall – 7:45am

We will line-up for the parade at 8:30am and should be finished between 9:45-10:00am.

Plan on being picked up at Pearce HS when the parade ends, NOT Richardson HS!

Phase 1 Region auditions are @ Berkner HS starting at Noon on Saturday!

Sign-in times will be sent out separately as they are received

YOU are in charge of your own transportation!

If you advance to Phase 2, that will be MONDAY afternoon/evening at Berkner

Have a great week!

Levi Chavis

LH Band Weekly Update

Congratulations to our Senior class! We appreciate ALL that you have done for the LH band program over the past 4 years. Thanks to our Senior Moms who worked so hard to recognize our kids last week!

Jazz Ensemble (Jazz Two) has transitioned to 2 rehearsals a week: Mondays after school and Wednesdays before school

Percussion continues to rehearse this week 6:45-8:15am to prepare for the Lone Star Drumline Contest. Come see them this Saturday at Marcus HS – 11:48 performance!

9th graders who signed up for 9th grade All-Region: please turn in your $13 to the safe if you haven’t already! Your sign-in times are posted in the Band Hall or click here to see your time. This means you must be AT North Mesquite HS BY your Sign-in Time.  If you need transportation, there is a bus leaving from Lake Highlands Junior High at 7:15am on Saturday morning but we need to know ASAP if you need it!

Marching Band rehearsal this week is ONLY Friday at 8am – DO NOT BE LATE – we START at 8 in the Stadium! Halftime performance will consist of playing for the Highlandettes and then the Drum Line will perform their show.

Next week: Directors will be signing students up for Region Band Auditions. This is required for 1st & 2nd period bands and highly encouraged for 3rd period students who have been working on the entire etudes (please check with Mr. Singleton if you have any questions about whether your student should sign up). The fee for auditions is $13 and is payable to LHABC. You can turn this into the safe at any time before next Friday. Please label the envelope/check with your student’s name and “Region Band Auditions”

Levi Chavis

LHABC Update, 11/1/18

Happy November, Band Families!

Bandtober was a WHIRLWIND, so congrats for your perseverance! I know we were all disappointed over not advancing to State, but our kids and directors are going to continue to work hard finishing out the season! Hopefully everyone has had an opportunity to see the full program- both the music and visuals are beautiful!

THANK YOU to our Senior Parent chairs- Wendy Waggoner, Starla Horstman, and Cindy Jenkins – for spoiling our seniors this week!! Tomorrow’s luncheon and game day fun will be a great end to the week!

Some important info for the days ahead:

  • Friday morning, 11/2: Senior breakfast with the directors.
  • Friday afternoon, 11/2: No after school rehearsal. Band will perform PART of the show at halftime, and the seniors will be recognized at halftime. Everyone will march over between 6-6:15. Seniors, wear your crazy hats! Senior Parents, come join in on the fun with your seniors (look for details in Wendy’s email from yesterday).
  • Saturday, 11/3: If you (or your child) are signed up to perform at the RISD 5K, please look for information soon from Mr. Chavis.
  • If you loaned an ice chest for last Saturday’s marching contest please check the one you picked up to see if the bottom says “TAYLOR” so we can get them all back to the correct owners. Thanks!
  • Please check the calendar at LHABC.org for the most current info about our schedule- Mr. Chavis does a great job of keeping it up to date. And, if you happen to get updates to your mobile device’s calendar, please not that sometimes the updates don’t happen properly, so hop on the website and take a look at the calendar there if you’re getting info from your kids that differs from what your app shows.
  • Saturday, 11/10: Lone Star Drumline Contest at Marcus HS in Flower Mound. Make plans to carpool out and cheer on our AWESOME Drumline!!
  • YAY for our gently used fridge and new freezer that are soon to be delivered to the booster room!!! We are SO thankful to the kind souls who helped make this happen without delving into our already tight budget! They have chosen to be anonymous, so let’s all just be super nice to everyone we encounter, on the off-chance that person donated that fridge or freezer! KIND PEOPLE ROCK!!
  • SAVE THE DATE (and spread the word): Harlem Wizards basketball fundraiser for the band will be on 4-22-19. Details forthcoming!

We so appreciate everyone who continues to volunteer their time to make the band program run smoothly! Thanks so much!


Amy Daryani 972-841-5005

Sherwin Daryani 972-824-1691

LHABC Co-presidents, 2018-19