In-person Marching Band rehearsals:
Tuesday Rehearsal locations:
WW/Brass – Parking Lot
Guard – Behind Stadium Visitor Stands
Percussion – Band Hall
Thursday Rehearsal locations:
ALL start in Parking Lot – we will move to the stadium at some point during rehearsal
Thursday: Football vs. Mesquite Poteet @ Wildcat-Ram Stadium, 7pm kickoff!
Call time: 6:00pm
Woodwinds – Band Hall
Brass – Auditorium
Percussion – Percussion Room
Color Guard – Orchestra Room
Required Materials and Uniform:
NEW Red LH Band shirt (you will receive on Tuesday AM)
Black shorts (school-appropriate length)
Short Socks (no tube socks)
NEW Red LH mask
Water Bottle (FULL of ice and water)
Instrument (in the case)
ALL students must leave campus at 4:10 and return BY 6:00pm in uniform. Students will not be provided food prior to the game.
We will march from the Band Hall down Church Rd to the stadium no later than 6:15pm.
Marching Band/F2F logistics
Early Morning arrival of Marching Band students on a Rehearsal day: All materials NOT needed for rehearsal must be placed in lockers (Brass/Color Guard), on your assigned spot in the Band Hall (Woodwinds) or spaced out in the entryway between the Band Hall and Percussion Room (Percussion).
All students will be released from morning rehearsals at 8:15am and will return to the Band Hall. Only F2F students will be allowed back in the building and locker rooms (1 at a time – please move quickly)
From there, students will be dismissed to Athletic Locker Rooms (H-Building: Boys and Girls PE Locker Rooms). If you are using the Athletic Locker Rooms, masks must be worn at all times unless showering. You will need to move quickly through the Locker Room as you’re getting ready for the day – no congregating! If you are not using the Athletic Locker Rooms, you may not walk through any part of the building unless you are heading to the Hub or Auditorium after 8:30am.
Once you are dressed for school, ONLY 1st period Band students will be allowed to remain in the Band Hall and must be on their assigned spot with all materials needed for class. Non 1st-period Band students will need to follow the School Entry plan and remain in the Auditorium or Hub after dressing.
Band Lockers will be assigned and used only for band materials. 3rd period band students will leave instruments upstairs in designated spaces on Tuesday AM because you won’t have lockers yet.
Percussion: On days with morning rehearsal, Percussion will continue to rehearse 8:20-9:20 for 1st period. On Mondays and Wednesdays, virtual students will be let out early in order to get home for the rest of their virtual school day.
Marching Band materials needed!
ALL Marching Band Students MUST submit the RISD LOCAL Fine Arts Travel Form along with an insurance card BEFORE Thursday’s game.
We will also have paper copies in the Band Hall on Monday for any student that needs one.
All Woodwind/Brass Marching Band members must have a flip folder and lyre in class on Monday. PLEASE bring scissors also if at all possible!
Flip Folder: The easiest product to purchase (if you still do NOT have a flip folder) can be found on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Grover-TR9400-Trophy-Flip-Folder/dp/B00065LM2E/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=flip+folio&qid=1600103701&sr=8-1
Lyre:We have lyres available for $10.
Students will need to have 15 pages for their flip folder. The product linked above will only come with 4-5. We will have extra pages available for sale – cost is 2 for $1 and we can only accept CASH (exact amount – no change provided).
Flutes: We have extra flute-specific flip folders – only $15 (no lyres required)
Tubas: Please bring your home tuba back to school Monday/Tuesday if at all possible!
Hey parents! Want to get in free to the football games and help support the band? If you do, then you are in luck, we would love for you to volunteer to be a Band Chaperone for our games this year! You can chaperone for 1 or all 6 of our games, it is up to you. Please go to the following website: https://risd.voly.org/ and fill out the RISD Volunteer forms.
Sign-Up Genius to volunteer for a game:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094EA5A92EA20-lhhs
Ticket Information for Home Varsity Football Games
Tickets will be sold on a week to week basis in the following order:
All ticket sales are general admission and must be purchased online. No tickets will be available at the gate
NEW: Stadiums will be held to 35% capacity, so please purchase tickets on Monday if you plan to attend!
Family of athletes, band, cheer, drill team and bell guard may purchase tickets.
4 tickets will be available per participant listed above. A link will be sent out and the student’s ID # is required in order to purchase tickets. Students should know their student ID # or parents may request it from their school office.
Students may purchase a ticket online. Student ID # required in order to purchase a ticket. The link will be sent out and posted on the RISD athletics webpage. https://web.risd.org/athletics/
• Thursday and/or Friday
If tickets are still available, the link will be posted on the RISD athletics webpage and the general public may purchase up to two tickets. https://web.risd.org/athletics/
There will be no passes accepted during the 2020 season.
All Fans Must follow the UIL COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Guidelines
Failure to comply with these guidelines may result in removal from the event
Masks are required
All fans must self screen for COVID-19 symptoms prior to entering
Every other row will remain empty. Pease do not sit on rows that are marked
Sit With Household Only
Wildcat Band T-Shirt Design Contest
Calling all Wildcat Band Students!! We need your help to design this year’s spirit shirt! What would you like to wear? What color? What logo? Do you have a creative idea? See the flyer below for more info! No need to have design software or something “professional,” We will take the winning ideas/sketches and work with the T-shirt company to finalize the product.
Any questions?? Please contact Kristin Roan – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, 9/21: Face to Face instruction begins
Band Registration information coming soon! Please fill out Google Doc link at the top of this Newsletter!
Thursday, 9/24: Football Game vs. Mesquite Poteet @ Wildcat-Ram, 7pm
Thursday, 10/1: Virtual LHABC Meeting, 7pm
Friday, 10/2: Football Game vs. Plano East @ Wildcat-Ram, 7pm Senior Night!
Friday, 10/30: Football Game vs. Jesuit @ Wildcat-Ram, 7pm Homecoming! *no additional details available at this time
Friday, 11/6: Football Game vs. Pearce @ Wildcat-Ram, 7pm
Friday, 11/13: Football Game vs. Berkner @ Wildcat-Ram (Visitor), 7pm
Tuesday, 11/17: Virtual LHABC Meeting, 7pm
Friday, 11/27: Football Game vs. Richardson @ Wildcat-Ram, 1pm
Thursday, 12/17: Virtual LHABC Meeting, 6:30pm
If you think you have a conflict with ANY Football Game date listed above, please email your Band Director ASAP.