Weekly Updates 12/7

Weekly Schedule

In-person Marching Band rehearsals:

Thursday/Friday

7:30-8:15am – NOTE THE LATER START TIME

Playoff Game #1 vs. South Grand Prairie – Friday, 7pm @ Wildcat-Ram Stadium

Student Call time: 6:00pm

Brass – Stage

Woodwinds – Band Hall

Color Guard – Orchestra Room

Percussion – Percussion Room

Uniform:

Red LH Band t-shirt (you may wear layers underneath)

Red LH mask

Black joggers

Grey LH Band jacket

Athletic Shoes

Materials needed:
Flip Folder

Lyre

Water Bottle

Playoff Volunteers needed!

Attention Parents! Want to get in free to the Playoff football game and help support the band? If you do, then we would love for you to volunteer to be a Band Chaperone!

Please go to the following website: https://risd.voly.org/ and fill out the RISD Volunteer forms.

We do not know specifics for the game yet, but once we do they will be updated on the Sign-Up Genius.

Sign-Up Genius to volunteer:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094EA5A92EA20-lhhs

Playoff Game Ticket Info

Here is ticket information link for the varsity playoff game LHHS vs South Grand Prairie on 12/11/2020 – https://richardsonisd.brushfire.com/lakehighlands-football/487809

Tickets will be available to families of all participants to purchase starting on Monday morning at 12:01am until Wednesday night at 11:59pm. REMEMBER this code is only valid for a one time to purchase tickets. You will need to be ready to buy all the tickets you need when you enter the code the first time you enter the code. Have all your information ready to go before you enter the code. You can only purchase a maximum of 4 total tickets.

Use the code student id + date of game (ie 12345-1211)

All-Region Audition Updates

All students who are auditioning for the TMEA All-Region process will receive login information to access Music First, a web-based recording program.


The window for students to record the Region cuts is 10am on Saturday, 12/5 until 11:59pm on Wednesday, 12/9. You can record any combination of etudes in a sitting and revisit recordings after finishing them.

The biggest challenge in this process is if a student attempts to re-record an Etude, the previous recording will automatically be deleted! You may not record multiple takes of the same Etude and go through them to find the best one. Your LAST take will always be the recording stored. You can attempt recording as few or as many times as you want, but all recordings must be in BEFORE 11:59pm on Wednesday.

MusicFirst for web browsers: https://tmearegion20-Band.musicfirstclassroom.com

iOS App Instructions

If using an iOS device, the MusicFirst Student app must be used because of limits on browser access to the microphone.

The first time the app is opened it will ask for the site to use, enter this text: tmearegion20-Band

If you already have the MusicFirst app, you will need to update the site URL from the Settings App, under the MusicFirst section.

Replace the Site URL with the full URL: https://tmearegion20-Band.musicfirstclassroom.com

2020 San Francisco Trip UPDATE

Unfortunately, RISD has suspended student/staff travel indefinitely which means that we have now officially cancelled the San Francisco trip.

TMF will be reaching out to all families who were signed-up very soon to verify important contact information to help get you refunds.

My understanding from TMF is that almost the entire amount originally paid will be refunded via check! Any amount that cannot be refunded due to nonrefundable deposits lost to travel vendors, TMF will refund the lost amount as a store credit to TMF’s Apparel division. They are creating a custom Lake Highlands Band Apparel Store for us to use that credit so that we don’t lose it completely!

It is VERY important that you check the email address you used to register for the trip over the next 2 weeks for communication from TMF. This is the first step needed to ensure you get your refund in a timely manner. Refunds will be issued via check to the updated address you provide TMF.

Important Dates

Saturday, 12/5 @ 10am – Wednesday, 12/9 @ 11:59pm: All-Region Recording Window open

Friday, 12/11: Playoff Game #1 vs. South Grand Prairie @ Wildcat-Ram Stadium, 7pm

Thursday, 12/17: Virtual LHABC Meeting, 6:30pm

Marching Band Winter Performance

Weekly Schedule

In-person Marching Band rehearsals:

Tuesday/Thursday

7:00-8:15am in the Parking Lot

Thursday – Winter Marching Band Performance! 6:30pm @ Wildcat-Ram Stadium

Student Call time: 6:00pm

Brass – Stage

Woodwinds – Band Hall

Color Guard – Orchestra Room

Percussion – Percussion Room

Uniform:

Red LH Band t-shirt (you may wear layers underneath)

Red LH mask

Black joggers

Grey LH Band jacket

Athletic Shoes

Materials needed:
Flip Folder

Lyre

Water Bottle

Winter Marching Band Performance!

The LHHS Wildcat Band will be hosting a Winter Marching Band Performance on Thursday, 12/3 at 6:30pm!


The Marching Band will be performing our 2020 show along with many other songs from our Fall season.

We are excited to provide this in-person performance opportunity for our fans! Our Band students have worked hard through all of the challenges involved with the Fall semester and we are so proud of their progress!

Similar to Football Games, all safety protocols remain in place:

· Masks are required

· All fans must self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms prior to entering

· Every other row will remain empty. Please do not sit on rows that are marked with Caution tape

· Per UIL rules, we must maintain no more than 50% Stadium Capacity

· You may ONLY sit with members of your household

Wristbands will be required and must be checked upon entry. Each Marching Band student will be given 4 wristbands on Tuesday morning to distribute to friends and family as needed.

Please note: this performance will only involve members of our Marching Band and this will take the place of our traditional Winter Concert event in December. We are also planning a virtual concert event for early in the Spring semester (late January/early February) that will involve ALL LHHS Band students regardless of their learning model.

We hope you will join us on Thursday, December 3rd at 6:30pm!

PLAYOFFS!

Richardson ISD IS allowing Marching Bands to travel to Playoff Football games! We need ALL Marching Band families to fill in a new Opt-In form HERE: https://forms.gle/stviHxY7u2WPm7RL6

THERE ARE STILL 50 MARCHING BAND MEMBERS WHO HAVE NOT FILLED THIS OUT!

There are two options for transportation:

Students will either ride an RISD bus with the band OR can be driven by a parent.

NO STUDENT IS ALLOWED TO DRIVE THEMSELVES!

Marching rehearsals will occur on Thursday-Friday, December 10-11, 7:30AM to 8:15AM. Depending on what we perform at the game, a similar schedule will probably apply the following week if we advance.

Playoff Volunteers needed!

Attention Parents! Want to get in free to the Playoff football game and help support the band? If you do, then we would love for you to volunteer to be a Band Chaperone!

Please go to the following website: https://risd.voly.org/ and fill out the RISD Volunteer forms.

We do not know specifics for the game yet, but once we do they will be updated on the Sign-Up Genius.

Sign-Up Genius to volunteer:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094EA5A92EA20-lhhs

All-Region Auditions

All students who are auditioning for the TMEA All-Region process will receive login information to access Music First, a web-based recording program.


The window for students to record the Region cuts is 10am on Saturday, 12/5 until 11:59pm on Wednesday, 12/9. You can record any combination of etudes in a sitting and revisit recordings after finishing them.

The biggest challenge in this process is if a student attempts to re-record an Etude, the previous recording will automatically be deleted! You may not record multiple takes of the same Etude and go through them to find the best one. Your LAST take will always be the recording stored. You can attempt recording as few or as many times as you want, but all recordings must be in BEFORE 11:59pm on Wednesday.


Each student should have now paid LHABC their $16 entry fee.

Important Dates

Thursday, 12/3: Winter Marching Band Performance @ Wildcat-Ram, 6:30pm

Saturday, 12/5 @ 10am – Wednesday, 12/9 @ 11:59pm: All-Region Recording Window open

TBA – Week of 12/7: Playoff Game #1!

Thursday, 12/17: Virtual LHABC Meeting, 6:30pm