Band Update – First Game!

Weekly Schedule

REMINDERS:Rehearsals begin at 6:45 am each morning! We have had many students dropped off right at 6:45 am. If a student needs help finding a ride, they are encouraged to check with their section leaders first.

ALL students must have their water bottle at every rehearsal. This is a matter of safety for all involved! Any student who doesn’t have water will be sent off of the field to take care of it before they are allowed to join our rehearsal.

Monday

Morning Rehearsal 6:45-8:15 am

Tuesday

Morning Rehearsal 6:45-8:15 am

Wednesday

Morning Rehearsal 6:45-8:15 am

Mvt. 1 Pass-off DUE on Google Classroom

Materials Check in class – check Objective Sheet/Syllabus for materials required!

Region in Classes

Thursday

Morning Rehearsal 6:45-8:15 am

Friday

Morning Rehearsal 6:45-8:15 am

After school:

Dinner served in Student Center (provided by LHABC)

Call time is 5 pm in the Band Hall!

Red Adidas Shirt/Black Shorts/Black Ankle Socks/Black marching shoes

Buses will be loaded at 5:15 pm to depart by 5:30 pm for Hanby Stadium in Mesquite!

7:30 pm Kickoff

8:45 pm Halftime (Approx.)

10 pm Load Buses/Truck and head back to LHHS

Students will be asked to call/text their rides when we are getting close to LHHS. This should be between 10:30 and 11 pm

Don’t miss out on reminders/urgent updates via Remind!

Simply text the code (example @lhabc2021) to 81010, or you can join a class from the Remind App by simply entering the code.

Remind Texts from LHABC

Freshmen @lhabc2023

Sophomores @lhabc2022

Juniors @lhabc2021

Seniors @lhabc2020

Remind Texts from Directors

Freshmen @lhband2023

Sophomores @lhband2022

Juniors @lhband2021

Seniors @lhband2020

SNAP Raise Update!

Our goal is for EVERY student to participate in the Snapraise Fundraiser! We are currently over 70% of students involved If you missed the day we set them up at Band Camp, the details are below:

STUDENT INSTRUCTIONS TO SET UP SNAPRAISE PAGE

1. Visit WWW.HWHO.ORG

2. Click “Sign Up” or if you are a sophomore – senior and have done SNAP Raise with us before, log into your page.

3. Sign Up using Facebook or Email. If you sign up using email, please upload a photo when prompted. Remember to use an appropriate photo as you are representing the band and this is the photo that will be on all your emails. Please write your login information down.

4. Enter the Join Code: 426140547

5. Follow the steps in the pop-up share wizard, entering any contacts you can.

If you have any questions or need any help,

please contact Jennifer Newman…

jfernewman@sbcglobal.net

469-441-5468

Thanks & Go Band!

Looking ahead…

9/2 – NO School or Rehearsal

9/6 – Football vs. Plano East (Cotton Bowl) @ 8:30 pm

9/9 – Jazz Ensemble begins weekly after school 4:30-5:30 pm

9/10 – LHHS Meet the Teacher Night

9/13 – Pep Rally @ 9 am

9/13 – Football vs. Haltom – JH Night!

9/18 – All-Region Jazz

9/20 – NO GAME!

9/21 – Plano Drumline Contest

9/27 – 6 week UIL Eligibility check: students failing a class on this day will become ineligible for the remainder of the competitive Marching Band season

Week of Aug 19 Schedule

Monday

Morning Rehearsal 6:45-8:15 am

Region Jazz Trombone Masterclass w/Mr. Wingfield 4:30-6 pm

Tuesday

Morning Rehearsal 6:45-8:15 am

Region Jazz Trumpet Masterclass w/Mr. Wingfield 4:30-6 pm

Brick House Burger Night! 9090 Skillman St. 5-9 pm

Wednesday

Morning Rehearsal 6:45-8:15 am

All-Region during classes – bring your Concert instrument!

Region Jazz Saxophone Masterclass w/Mr. Wingfield 4:30-6 pm

Thursday

Morning Rehearsal 6:45-8:15 am

Makeup Pictures 4:15-5:45 pm

Fall Sports Rally

Call time is 5:30 pm in the Band Hall!

Red Adidas Shirt/Black Shorts/Tennis shoes

If you are a new member or ordered a replacement Adidas shirt, it will be here this week.

After we perform at the beginning of the pep rally, you are allowed to leave (approx. 6:15 pm).

If you stay until the end, the LH Exchange Club is providing hot dogs!!

Friday

Morning Rehearsal 6:45-8:15 am

Saturday

Morning Rehearsal 8-11:30 am

Makeup Pictures – Thursday!

From Laura Hornung regarding makeup Pictures:

Photo makeup session for those who missed their individual band photos last week on Wednesday August 7 is scheduled for NEXT Thursday (August 22) after school (and before the Fall Sports Rally).

I will also be taking more orders for Picture Buttons/Magnets during that time. The cost per each is $5–cash or checks only (I won’t have the ability to use a credit card machine).

If your student was unable to make the photo sessions on Wednesday, now is the chance to have their photo taken in their marching uniform!

SENIORS who missed REALLY need to attend so that we can include your photo on the Band Poster.

If you want sibling photos for a Button/Magnet, I will take photos and orders for those as well. (Just a note–ONLY siblings. I won’t have time to do BFF or Sweetheart photos.)

Looking ahead…

8/23 – San Francisco Registration and Payment #2 Deadline!

8/24 – Saturday Marching Rehearsal

8/30 – Football vs. Mesquite (AWAY) @ 7:30 pm

9/2 – NO School or Rehearsal

9/6 – Football vs. Plano East (Cotton Bowl) @ 8:30 pm

9/10 – LHHS Meet the Teacher Night

9/13 – Pep Rally @ 9 am

9/13 – Football vs. Haltom – JH Night!

9/18 – All-Region Jazz

Parent Meeting & Preview Saturday from 10:30 am

Saturday 8/16 join us for a mandatory parent meeting and then to cheer on our Wildcat Band as they perform a special preview of the 2019 Halftime Show, “SOL.”

Parent Meeting – Band Hall from 10:30 -11:30

San Francisco Trip info

Band Year info

Make Up Registration

LHHS Wildcat Band Preview – Wildcat Stadium at 11:30 am

MEET ● WATCH ● TREATS

Then share a Kona Ice with friends as we visit and celebrate a great performance and all the hard work done during Summer Band!

Be sure to bring $3-5 to get your ice afterwards!

Invite your friends and neighbors to come too!

Last days of Band Camp – Start of school

THANK YOU to everyone involved in the LHABC who volunteered at Registration yesterday and to all of the band families who attended!

Weekly Schedule

MondayNO camp…Drink water!!

Tuesday

4:30-7:30 pm

*due to the heat, we can’t go outside but we WILL be active inside! Please make sure you wear athletic clothes and shoes. Please arrive early so you are prepared to start at 4:30.

Wednesday

8-11:30 am OUTSIDE

1-4:30 pm INSIDE

Thursday

1st day of school – NO rehearsal

Friday

6:45-8:15 am Rehearsal!

Don’t forget your water and change of clothes for school

It’s highly recommended you get into the habit of packing your stuff the night before to avoid early-morning stress!

BEFORE SCHOOL REHEARSAL DROP-OFF/PARKING:

Cones will be setup outlining the fire lane driveway leading up to the Band ramp. Starting Friday, you may ENTER the lot off of Church Rd to drop-off, but then please EXIT the lot off of White Rock Trail (H-Building/Freshman Center).

Saturday

8-11:30 am OUTSIDE

10:30-11:30 am MANDATORY Parent Meeting (Band Hall)

This is a GREAT time to get important information about the Fall semester, ask questions and meet other parents! We put it at this time to coordinate with when you would be picking your child up/seeing them perform at the Parent Preview right after! This is also when Make-up Registration will occur for anyone who did not attend yesterday’s Band Registration.

Immediately after the Parent Meeting, the band will perform some of what we have been working on the last few weeks! We should be done around 12:00 pm and the Kona Ice truck will be here!

Did you miss out on Spirit Wear yesterday?

Spirit Wear will be on sale again at Saturday’s Parent Meeting and Preview Performance! If you’d rather order online and have it delivered, check out the LH Band Spirit Wear Shop: https://shop.bandwear.com/collections/lake-highlands-band-shopIf you have questions, you can e-mail Sarah McMenamin – sarah@chair10.com

Varsity Revue – October 17/19

One of the band’s main fundraisers and a long-standing tradition in the Lake Highlands community is happening October 17 and 19 during Homecoming week.Varsity Revue is a school-wide talent show that the LH band hosts and promotes.

Students: We will be looking for talented acts to perform and will also need Emcees to host the event. If you are interested, please see Mr. Singleton for more details! If you know someone who enjoys performing and attends LHHS, let them know!

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San Francisco Trip deadline approaching!

Visit https://lhabc.org/spring-trip-cc/ for more info! The deadline is August 23rd to sign-up and make the first two payments!

Spirit Week champs – THE CLARINETS!

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Band Registration Details

Band registration is THIS Saturday, Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Band Hall, and we hope ALL of you can make it!

Please arrive at your allotted time slot (see table below). It usually takes about an hour to get in and out and arriving prepared will be super helpful.

TIME SLOT LAST NAME INITIAL
10 to 11 a.m. A through F
11 a.m. to noon G through K
Noon to 1 p.m. L through P
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Q through Z

BRING THE FOLLOWING TO REGISTRATION:

  1. Printed AND completed forms (attached in this email or at LHABC.org)
  2. Payment (cash, check, or credit card) for band fees, instrument fees, spirit wear, etc.
  3. TWO COPIES (front AND back) of your insurance card
  4. A minimum of TWO CASES of bottled water

HELPFUL REGISTRATION INFO:

    • Have your completed forms, payment, and your TWO insurance copies with you when you arrive!
    • RETURNING STUDENTS: do you need new white gloves? Make sure to tell our uniform moms Saturday!
    • Use this link to do your volunteer background check NOW so you don’t have to do it on Saturday: https://risd.voly.org/
    • Look for volunteers wearing badges- we are here to help and are happy to answer your questions!
    • Contact Mr. Chavis if you are unable to attend registration, and plan to attend makeup registration on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (prior to the parent preview!)

THINGS YOU’LL DO AT REGISTRATION:

    • Drop off your TWO cases of water donation (to keep our kids HYDRATED!)
    • Make sure your family’s Charms info is updated
    • Drop off completed forms in appropriate baskets
    • Pick up and fill out appropriate band fee sheet & get extended payment plan set up, if needed
    • Set up private lessons
    • Sign up to volunteer!
    • Pick up and/or order uniform gear (NEW BAND STUDENTS get certain items with their New Band Member fee, RETURNING BAND STUDENTS must pay to replenish certain items)
    • Purchase fun buttons and/or photo magnets with your band student’s photo on them!
    • Purchase our AWESOME Spirit Wear!
    • Stop by the tables for McKay Music, Lone Star Yard Art, etc.

NEW BAND STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE:

  • Black band logo undershirt and under shorts (required under marching uniform)
  • Summer Uniform (red logo shirt and black shorts)
  • Marching shoes
  • Gloves (2 pairs)
  • Monogrammed band accessory bag
  • Band logo red water jug

We are SO excited about the year ahead- our directors and kids have already put in so much time learning this year’s marching show and preparing for concert season. See you at Saturday’s registration!

GO BAND!!

Summer Band – Week 2!

 

Building on a FANTASTIC first week!

Weekly Schedule

This week is Spirit week! That means students can dress to fit the theme of the day during the inside/afternoon block of camp ONLY.

 

Monday – PJ day

8-11:30 am – Outside

12:45-4:30 pm – Inside including concert instruments for Masterclass

Snap Raise sheets are DUE with 20 email addresses!

4-7 pm – Schedule Pickup for Juniors

Tuesday – Disney Day

8-11:30 am – Outside

12:45-4:30 pm – Inside including concert instruments for Masterclass

4-7 pm – Schedule Pickup for Freshmen

Wednesday – Meme/Vine Day

8-11:30 am – Outside

PLEASE Clean up before putting on the uniform! If you have the opportunity to go home and shower, that is recommended.

YOU NEED:

LONG black socks

Black LH Band shirt

Athletic shorts

Marching shoes (returning members)

Girls: NO makeup or jewelry

Hair needs to be UP for the group picture but can be let down for your individual

1-2:30 pm – Pictures!

2:30-4:30 pm – Inside

Thursday – Section Theme Day

8-11:30 am – Outside

12:45-4:30 pm – Inside

Friday – Superhero Day

NO MORNING REHEARSAL

1-5:15 pm – We MAY spend some of this block outside! Please be prepared

5:30-8 pm – Pool Party!!!

Saturday:

Band Registration 10 am-2 pm

More details coming separately!

You will receive a separate email with ALL registration forms. These need to be filled out prior to Saturday morning to help the process go smoothly. We will also have hard copies available in the Band Hall by Wednesday this week.

PLEASE help us get Marching Uniforms fitted for Wednesday’spictures!  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094aaea96-2ndweek

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Exciting news!

RISD has provided our band with licenses to use the cutting-edge technology of Ultimate Drill Book. What this means for us is that ALL students in the marching band will be learning drill for the show using their cell phone! Right now, all you need to do is download the FREE Ultimate Drill Book app!!!It can be found by searching for “UDB app” in both the Apple and Android App stores.

If you have any issue, please talk with a director tomorrow!

Additional info can be found here: http://ultimatedrillbook.com/udbapp/

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Volunteer opportunity – Music Therapy!

Did you see Valerie McNamara on the news?? Check it out:https://www.wfaa.com/article/features/healing-through-music-summer-interns-given-unexpected-task-of-impacting-lives/287-216d3834-925e-48b8-bdaa-b22c2cc3d732LH Band members now have the opportunity to provide service to patients at Baylor Scott and White through her efforts. See Valerie for details if you are interested – We would love to see our band make a huge impact in this way!!

Remind groups for ALL parents and students!

To receive urgent alerts and important reminders from Band Directors, we need all parents and students to join the correct group for your grade level.

Students and parents can join by texting the class code to the phone number 81010 (for US residents only). 81010 is the same for everyone, but the class code (like @lhband2020) is unique to each class. Students and parents don’t need smartphones, just any phone that can receive text messages. If you used Remind last year make sure you update your version through the App Store.

Class codes:

9th grade: @lhband2023

10th grade: @lhband2022

11th grade: @lhband2021

12th grade: @lhband2020

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2020 San Francisco Trip: sign-up now!

The deadline to register for the Spring Trip is Friday, August 23rd. At that time, the first TWO payments need to be made online. There will be NO LATE FEE assessed for payments made by August 23rd. This means that even if you haven’t already paid the first payment, you can still sign up by August 23rd and go with us to San Francisco!More info can be found HERE: https://lhabc.org/spring-trip-cc/

Mid-week report – great things happening at LHHS

What a great week so far!

We are getting SO much done in Band Camp so far!! Kids are working hard and we begin putting the show on the field TOMORROW!As teachers return to campus and events begin, please make sure you follow instructions regarding parking.

We have had many band students reported for parking in the circle lot. Please continue parking in the stadium lot and walking down Church Rd. The space between the H Building and our Parking lot is an active Construction Zone and should NOT be walked through!

Front Circle Drive parking spots are for visitors of the campus, those who are coming in to register and pick-up schedules for the next week.

After our morning rehearsal is complete, you may move your car to the Band lot.

Keep drinking water, eating a good breakfast and protecting yourself from the sun!

Schedule Pick-Up!

Schedule pick-up is coming up over the next few days at LHHS. Below are the times that band students will be going to pick-up schedules:Thursday, August 1: SENIORS, 4-7pm

Friday, August 2: SOPHOMORES, 4-7pm

Monday, August 5: JUNIORS, 4-7pm

Tuesday, August 6: FRESHMEN, 4-7pm

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Get Connected

ALL Band members and parents need to join our Remind groups! Text the code (example “@lhabc2021”) to 81010, or you can Join a class from the Remind App by simply entering the code.

Texts from Booster Club:

9th grade: @lhabc2023

10th grade;: @lhabc2022

11th grade: @lhabc2021

12th grade: @lhabc2020

Texts from Band Directors:

9th grade: @lhband2023

10th grade: @lhband2022

11th grade: @lhband2021

12th grade: @lhband2020

Sign-Up to help with Uniforms next week – WE NEED YOU!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094aaea96-uniform

Spring Trip UPDATE

The deadline to register for the Spring Trip is Friday, August 23rd. At that time, the first TWO payments need to be made online. There will be NO LATE FEE assessed for payments made by August 23rd. This means that even if you haven’t already paid the first payment, you can still sign up by August 23rd and go with us to San Francisco!More info can be found HERE: https://lhabc.org/spring-trip-cc/