Summer Marching Important Info

Dear Lake Highlands Band,

I can’t adequately express how excited your band staff is about fully kicking off the 2021 marching season with all of you on Monday! We have been hard at work planning every detail necessary to ensure that the LH Band enjoys its best marching season in years, and we feel confident that you are all in for an incredible experience. While Summer Band Camp will be hard work, we are going to have a blast together and by the time camp is done, the band is going to be in position to put on incredible performances. Please read all of the following information carefully as it will explain exactly where to be and what you’ll need!

Where To Report- All band members (woodwinds, brass, percussion, and color guard) will begin in the main band hall right at 7:30 AM on Monday. You’ll need your instrument/equipment with you as you’ll go right into rehearsal after a short meeting, so arrive before 7:30 as that is the start time, not the arrival time. Leadership Team needs to arrive by 7 AM for the first day. 

Physicals- You must have this on file in order to participate in camp. The preferred method is to email this to us before Monday; however, you can turn it in as you check in Monday. 

What To Bring- Marching instrument and accessories (reeds, mouthpieces, etc), large water bottle filled with water (LH Band water bottle if you already have it), lots of sunscreen. You’ll be provided a binder filled with all music you’ll need, so just bring a pencil to put in your band binder.  

What To Wear- T-shirt, shorts, athletic shoes and socks, hat and/or sunglasses HIGHLY recommended. 

Meals- Eat a substantial breakfast eveyday before you arrive, and avoid dairy as this does not set you up to feel your best when working in the heat. Breakfast is a MAJOR part of settting yourself up for success at camp! During the lunch break, (11:00 AM-12:30 PM) students may leave campus with parents or other students for lunch or may bring a lunch and stay on campus; whatever each family is most comfortable with!

Things You’ll Need Soon- fanny pack. (yes, actually) You’ll need a fanny pack by the second Monday of Summer Band, August 2. This will hold your smartphone which you’ll need in order to reference the drill pages that will help you learn our show. Here is an example of something like what you’ll need. You’ll also need a smartphone by Monday, August 2. Though we know most of our students have one, if you don’t, let us know and we’ll help you get an old one to be used only for drill rehearsals. A flip folder. You’ll need this before August 13. If you don’t have one, you’ll have an opportunity to purchase one at Band Registration on July 31.

Thanks, everyone, and reach out with any questions you may have. We can’t wait to start the 2021 Lake Highlands Band Season!

Reagan Brumley

Director of Bands

Summer Band Snacks / Volunteers Needed

Please find the link for Band Camp snacks and volunteer opportunities below.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F094BA5A82BA20-lhhs

LHHS Band Camp Snacks 2021We have two requests for your help for our hardworking band kids during summer band camp. 1) Drop off specified snack (see below) 2) Volunteer to help serve snack (15 minute commitment) Snacks can be dropped off (by your band student) in the chaperone room in the band hall at 7am. Please label with your name.  Snacks will remain in the chaperone room until time for snack set up and distribution to students. Thank you for your help!www.signupgenius.com

Thank you for helping make the LHHS Band Camp a success for our hard working kids!

Kind regards,

Libby Nicodemus

Summer Band, Physicals, Private Lessons Info from Mr. Brumley

Hello, LH Band and Parents!

This email contains several important updates and reminders about Summer Band Camp, as well as a couple of other items of business. Please know that I am always eager to answer questions if any of this requires clarification.

Summer Band:

Summer Band activities get into full swing soon! Please see these Important Dates. These rehearsals are crucial to leading the LH Band to an amazing marching season, so please give this document a careful look. These are the same dates that have been on the calendar since last semester, just with a few more details filled in. This is where we will learn a huge portion of our competitive marching show and do initial assignment of marching spots, so attendance is highly important!

Physicals Required for Band Students:

While this was also mentioned beginning last semester, we know you all have LOTS going on, so this is a reminder to get your physical and be sure and have your doctor’s office use the prescribed UIL form, found here.  Once complete, please scan and email the form to me at reagan.brumley@risd.org. If you are more comfortable doing so, you can also arrange a time to drop off the hard copy to me at the band hall.

Private Lessons:

Private lessons are happening now and are back in-person! There is no quicker way to improve on your instrument than by way of private lessons, so if you haven’t already enrolled or if you need help getting set up with a teacher, we are here to make that happen. Email Mr. Singleton at aaron.singleton@risd.org to get set up. 

I’ll be back in touch soon with details about how you can be preparing for Summer Band and what materials you’ll need. In the meantime, reach out anytime with your questions; we are here to help!

Thanks,

Reagan Brumley- Fine Arts Coordinator/Director of Bands

Lake Highlands High School

Summer Newsletter

Physicals – MANDATORY

EVERY member of the Wildcat Band will need to get a Physical completed prior to the start of camp on July 26!

The following form MUST be taken to your doctor and filled out by them during the exam: https://www.uiltexas.org/files/athletics/forms/PrePhysFormRvsd1_10_20.pdf

Students that have not turned in a completed physical form signed by a physician prior to the start of our season (they must have been cleared for participation by the physician as well) will not be able to participate in any band/guard activities until it is completed (passed) and turned in.

Physicals may be completed in a number of different ways – it’s totally up to each family!

Here are the options you have for completing your son/daughter’s physical…

1. Schedule an appointment with your family physician – cost determined by your insurance/physician.

2. Schedule an appointment at an urgent care clinic – cost is determined by your insurance/physician. CareNow is currently offering discounted $20 physicals. Find a location near you here: https://www.carenow.com/patient-services/medical-tests/sports-physical.dot

NEW from RISD: Updated COVID protocols for Summer Fine Arts Camps

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Check out our NEW Marching Band Tower!

Due to the creation of the HUB, our Practice Field had to move closer to Church Rd. This made it impossible to keep our old tower at its original location, so RISD was able to replace it!

We were fortunate enough to custom-design this just for the Wildcat Band!

Not only is it much taller, there are also 3 viewing levels, a roof, director stands and a beautiful new LH logo! This is one of the nicest Marching Band towers in all of DFW and we can’t wait to start using it! The location of the old tower was also paved over and will be used for secure outdoor Marching Band storage!

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Current ViewSee the LH? #fancyOld towerPlease don’t park in front of these gates!Before the LH was added……and the sky looked nicer

Band Leadership Mini-Camp

Hello, everyone!
This email is for drum majors and all woodwind and brass captains, section leaders, and logistical leaders. This does not apply to percussion and guard leaders as the event will overlap with percussion and guard camp. 
If you are in town and able, we would like an opportunity to work with you all prior to Summer Band to ensure our leadership team is completely prepared to lead the LH Band to an incredible season. With a new Director of Bands as well as a new assistant band director, this time will help all who are able to attend feel confident about how they can best utilize their role to serve the group, and also feel familiar with the entire staff before Summer Band begins. We will use the time to get the leadership team moving at its best, work on strategies and techniques for teaching your sections, and also set some goals for the coming season. Please know that we totally understand that some of you already have plans that will not allow you to attend this mini-camp and that the staff understands that. All we ask is that if you are able that you attend, and if you aren’t, to please shoot me an email so we plan accordingly in terms of number of attendees. Here are the details:
LH Band Leadership Mini-CampMonday and Tuesday, July 19-208 AM-12 PM at the LHHS Band HallPlease come dressed for marching/visual work outside and bring sunscreen, LH Band water bottle, your marching instrument, notebook and pen/pencil or laptop Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions, and please know how excited I am to get to know you all and serve you and this wonderful program!
Mr. Brumley 

Week of May 17

Weekly Schedule

Monday/Tuesday

Band Auditions during classes

Tuesday

Virtual Spring Concert! 6:30pm

Link will be posted here before Tuesday night

Wednesday

Senior Pep Rally

WHEN: 2:15pm

Large Gym

WHO: Wind Ensemble and Drums

Dress: Red Adidas shirt/black shorts or pants & tennis shoes

Be ready to play Fight Song, Alma Mater and Championship!

Red White Game *pending weather

WHEN: 6:00pm

Call time – 5:20pm in the Band Hall

Wildcat-Ram Stadium

WHAT: Football Scrimmage with Senior Recognition

WHO: ALL students who performed in the Fall 2020 Marching Band

Dress:

Red Adidas shirt/black shorts or pants & tennis shoes

SENIORS: Wear a college shirt or something that reflects your post-HS plans

We’ll play the Alma Mater and National Anthem beforehand, then perform through the first half. After Seniors are recognized at Halftime, the Band will leave.

You are more than welcome to stay until the very end as a spectator in order to eat dinner provided by the Wildcat Club!

Thursday

Wind Ensemble Recording for Graduation

WHEN: 8:30am-9:45am

Dress code: ALL black! Boys – if you’re wearing your tuxedo, make sure you have a bow tie! Black shirts are OK also.

Friday

Pep Band Recording

WHEN: During Advisory (1:55-3:30pm)

WHERE: Front steps of LHHS

WHO: Wind Ensemble and Drums

Dress: Red Adidas shirt/black shorts or pants & tennis shoes

Be ready to play Fight Song and Championship!

Kickoff Camp – ALL Woodwinds/Brass:

Thursday, 5/20: 5:00-7:30pm

Friday, 5/21: 5:00-7:30pm

Saturday, 5/22: 8am-11:30am & 1:00-4:30pm

TIME CHANGE: 5pm Parent Performance – Large Gym


Wear athletic clothes/shoes and don’t forget your WATER!!

Dates are also updated regularly @ www.lhabc.org/calendar

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THANK YOU!!

Thank you to everyone who helped support Friday night’s Band Banquet!! It was so great to have you all together in-person to celebrate the Wildcat Band and all of our students!

CONGRATULATIONS to the class of 2021 – we will miss you!

LOOK below for Important Marching Band Dates! *May 17 update

Big picture

Check out our NEW Marching Band Tower!

Due to the creation of the HUB, our Practice Field had to move closer to Church Rd. This made it impossible to keep our old tower at its original location, so RISD was able to replace it!

We were fortunate enough to custom-design this just for the Wildcat Band!

Not only is it much taller, there are also 3 viewing levels, a roof, director stands and a beautiful new LH logo! This is one of the nicest Marching Band towers in all of DFW and we can’t wait to start using it! The location of the old tower was also paved over and will be used for secure outdoor Marching Band storage!

Current ViewOld towerBefore the LH was added...
Current ViewSee the LH? #fancyOld towerPlease don’t park in front of these gates!Before the LH was added……and the sky looked nicer

Important Dates

Kickoff Camp – ALL Woodwinds/Brass:

Thursday, 5/20: 5:00-7:30pm

Friday, 5/21: 5:00-7:30pm

Saturday, 5/22: 8am-11:30am & 1:00-4:30pm

TIME CHANGE: 5pm Parent Performance – Large Gym

BEFORE May 24: ALL STUDENTS must bring back formal uniforms!! Please make sure your name is on it and hang it on a labeled rack in the Uniform Room.

May 25-28: Final Exams

*Band classes/times updated on the calendar!

July 19-23: Percussion Camp 12:00-8:00pm

July 21-23: Color Guard Camp 8:00am-1:00pm

Week of May 10

Virtual Concert Recordings and Band Banquet!

Weekly Schedule

Monday

Symphonic Band Recording: 7:30-8:45am

Dress code: ALL black! Boys – if you’re wearing your tuxedo, make sure you have a bow tie!

Logistical Leadership Training Session: 4:30-6:00pm

Tuesday

Concert Band Recording: 4:30-6:00pm

Dress code: ALL black! Boys – if you’re wearing your tuxedo, make sure you have a bow tie!

Color Guard Auditions 5-6:30pm – tell your friends! All are welcome 🙂

Wednesday

Symphonic Band Recording: 7:30-8:45am

Dress code: ALL black! Boys – if you’re wearing your tuxedo, make sure you have a bow tie!

Instructional Leadership Training Session: 4:30-6:00pm

Color Guard Auditions 5-6:30pm – tell your friends! All are welcome 🙂

RISD Solo Showcase

6:30pm – JJ Pearce HS Auditorium

*Only parents of the LHHS students performing will be allowed to attend

Good luck to Caden, Mac and Gabriel!

6:30pm – Caden Chase – LHHS

6:40pm – Amanda Saving – PHS

6:50pm – Austin Pope – BHS

7:00pm – Hendon Pollard – RHS

7:10pm – Mac Dishman – LHHS

7:20pm – Asher Lurie – PHS

7:30pm – David Bennette – BHS

7:40pm – Ben DiGennaro – RHS

7:50pm – Gabriel Scott – LHHS

8:00pm – Cole Follett – PHS

8:10pm – Naji Abubukker – BHS

8:20pm – Amin Norris – RHS

Thursday

Wind Ensemble Recording: 8:15-9:45am

Dress code: ALL black! Boys – if you’re wearing your tuxedo, make sure you have a bow tie! Black shirts are OK also.

Color Guard Auditions 5-6:30pm – tell your friends! All are welcome 🙂

Drumline Individual Auditions #3: 4:30-8:00pm

Friday

Band Banquet – 7pm in the HUB.

RSVP HERE by TODAY!: https://forms.gle/S3nBx9J1z8MVPEEZ

Dates are also updated regularly @ www.lhabc.org/calendar

PLEASE WATCH – Important Video from Mr. Chavis

CLICK HERE: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1u5KQ88aLNyBHfM8x1F59sSqwvS9zhbuV/view?usp=sharing

Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Wildcat Band Leadership!

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LOOK below for Important Marching Band Dates! *April 18 update

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Important Dates

Friday, 5/14: Band Banquet, 7pm

Tuesday, 5/18: Virtual Spring Concert

Wednesday, 5/19:

Senior Pep Rally during 6th period

Red-White Game 6:00pm Kickoff!

Friday, 5/21: Pep Band/Drumline Recording session during Advisory (Wind Ensemble)

Kickoff Camp – ALL Woodwinds/Brass:

Thursday, 5/20: 5:00-7:30pm

Friday, 5/21: 5:00-7:30pm

Saturday, 5/22: 8am-11:30am & 1:00-4:30pm

May 25-28: Final Exams

*Band classes/times updated on the calendar!

July 19-23: Percussion Camp 12:00-8:00pm

July 21-23: Color Guard Camp 8:00am-1:00pm

Week of April 19

Weekly Schedule

Monday – Audition Music Released

Wind Ensemble Recording #1 starts at 8:15am!

Dress code: ALL black! Boys – if you’re wearing your tuxedo, make sure you have a bow tie! Black shirts are OK also.

*ALL students must be in the building BY 8:00am.

Leadership Training Session #3: 4:45-6:45pm (Drum Majors until 7:15pm)

Wednesday – Malcolm Helm Prelims recordings DUE

Wind Ensemble Recording #2 starts at 8:15am!

Dress code: ALL black! Boys – if you’re wearing your tuxedo, make sure you have a bow tie! Black shirts are OK also.

*ALL students must be in the building BY 8:00am.

Leadership Training Session #4: 4:45-6:45pm (Drum Majors until 7:15pm)

Friday – Leadership Applications DUE

Wind Ensemble Recording #3 *if needed

*ALL students must be in the building BY 8:00am

Dates are also updated regularly @ www.lhabc.org/calendar

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the Smit Baby Shower! Extra thanks to Leigh Ann Murchison for making it happen and Vanessa Stevens for supporting. No rain could stop us!!

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Save the Date – Band Banquet!!

We are moving forward with planning our Band Banquet for Friday, May 14 in the Hub at LHHS!

This will be a time for us to gather and celebrate not only our accomplishments this year but also our wonderful Senior Class of 2021! We hope you can join us!

More details coming soon….

LOOK below for Important Marching Band Dates! *April 18 update

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REMINDER: Discrimination, Inequality and Racism in the Wildcat Band

The form can still be found here: https://forms.gle/2WWCyPe6X8keZ1pT7

Please participate if you feel that you have information that can help the program improve!

Important Dates

Thursday, 4/29: Drum Major Auditions 8:00-10:00am

Drumline Audition Camp #2

Friday, 4/30: No School (Weather Make-Up)

Thursday, 5/13: Drumline Audition Camp #3

Tuesday-Thursday, 5/11-13: Colorguard Auditions 5-6:30pm

Friday, 5/14: Band Banquet, 7pm

Tuesday, 5/18: Virtual Spring Concert

Wednesday, 5/19: Red-White Game 6:00pm Kickoff

Kickoff Camp – ALL Woodwinds/Brass:

Thursday, 5/20: 5:00-7:30pm

Friday, 5/21: 5:00-7:30pm

Saturday, 5/22: 8am-11:30am & 1:00-4:30pm

Week of April 12

Leadership Trainings and Drumline Auditions this week!

Weekly Schedule

Monday

Wind Ensemble Rehearsal starts at 8:30am!

*Friday was the BEST we’ve done at being early and prepared for rehearsal. Please keep it up 🙂

Leadership Training Session #1: 4:45-6:45pm

Drumline Audition Camp #1: 5:00-8:00pm

Tuesday

English 1 EOC

Wednesday – Early Release (2:00pm)

Wind Ensemble Rehearsal starts at 8:30am!

Leadership Training Session #2: 2:45-4:45pm

Thursday

English 2 EOC

Smit Baby Shower: 5:00-6:00pm! *More details below

Friday

Wind Ensemble Rehearsal starts at 8:30am on stage!

Pep Rally at Wildcat-Ram Stadium: 10:00am

*1st period and ALL Seniors will play at this!

Because of the Pep Rally, 2nd and 6th periods are switched today!

Dates are also updated regularly @ www.lhabc.org/calendar

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Drive-By Baby Shower for the Smit family!

When

Thursday, April 15th, 5-6pm

Where

LHHS Band Parking Lot

More information

Please join us for a drive-by baby shower celebrating Kailee and Andrew’s expected bundle of joy!

We want to keep our parents-to-be and guests safe and healthy so we ask that you remain in your car as you drive through to wish them well. Should you need to exit your vehicle at any time, please wear a mask and observe social distancing guidelines.

Their registry may be found here: https://www.babylist.com/kailee-andrew

Attention: Senior Parents!

DUE MONDAY at 8am:

RSVP for VIP seats at Friday’s Senior Pep Rally – https://t.e2ma.net/share/inbound/t/6sr7sd/ye34oo

Save the Date – Band Banquet!!

We are moving forward with planning our Band Banquet for Friday, May 14 in the Hub at LHHS!

This will be a time for us to gather and celebrate not only our accomplishments this year but also our wonderful Senior Class of 2021! We hope you can join us!

More details coming soon….

LOOK below for Important Marching Band Dates!

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REMINDER: Discrimination, Inequality and Racism in the Wildcat Band

The form can still be found here: https://forms.gle/2WWCyPe6X8keZ1pT7

Please participate if you feel that you have information that can help the program improve!

Important Dates

Monday, 4/12: Leadership Training Session #1 & Drumline Audition Camp #1

Wednesday, 4/14: Early Release (2:00pm)

Leadership Training Session #2 – 2:45-4:45pm

Monday, 4/19: Wind Ensemble UIL Recording #1 8:15-10:00am

Leadership Training Session #3 – 4:45-6:45pm

Wednesday, 4/21: Wind Ensemble UIL Recording #2 8:15-10:00am

Leadership Training Session #4 – 4:45-6:45pm

Malcolm Helm Prelims Solo Recordings DUE

Friday, 4/23: Wind Ensemble UIL Recording #3 8:15-10:00am

Thursday, 4/29: Drum Major Auditions 8:00-10:00am

Drumline Audition Camp #2

Thursday, 5/13: Drumline Audition Camp #3

Tuesday-Thursday, 5/11-13: Colorguard Auditions 5-6:30pm

Friday, 5/14: Band Banquet

Wednesday, 5/19: Red-White Game 6:00pm Kickoff

Kickoff Camp – ALL Woodwinds/Brass:

Thursday, 5/20: 5:00-7:30pm

Friday, 5/21: 5:00-7:30pm

Saturday, 5/22: 8am-11:30am & 1:00-4:30pm

Week of April 5 – Virtual Concert Apr 8

Virtual Concert on Thursday!

Weekly Schedule

Monday

Wind Ensemble Rehearsal starts at 8:30am!

Wednesday

Please bring back any school-owned Marching Instruments BY today!!!

Thursday

Virtual Concert – 6:30pm

LINK: https://youtu.be/ORtd0kLXvT8

Friday

Wind Ensemble Rehearsal starts at 8:30am!

NEXT WEEK: Leadership Training session begin! See details at the bottom of the Newsletter.

Dates are also updated regularly @ www.lhabc.org/calendar

LOOK below for Important Marching Band Dates!

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Save the Date – Band Banquet!!

We are moving forward with planning our Band Banquet for Friday, May 14 in the Hub at LHHS!

This will be a time for us to gather and celebrate not only our accomplishments this year but also our wonderful Senior Class of 2021! We hope you can join us!

More details coming soon….

REMINDER: Discrimination, Inequality and Racism in the Wildcat Band

The form can still be found here: https://forms.gle/2WWCyPe6X8keZ1pT7

Please participate if you feel that you have information that can help the program improve!

Important Dates

Thursday, 4/8: Virtual Concert (Live-Stream), 6:30pm

Monday, 4/12: Leadership Training Session #1 & Drumline Audition Camp #1

Wednesday, 4/14: Early Release (2:00pm)

Leadership Training Session #2 – 2:45-4:45pm

Thursday, 4/15: Wind Ensemble UIL Recording #1 8:00-10:00am

Monday, 4/19: Wind Ensemble UIL Recording #2 8:00-10:00am

Leadership Training Session #3 – 4:45-6:45pm

Wednesday, 4/21: Leadership Training Session #4 – 4:45-6:45pm

Friday, 4/23: Wind Ensemble UIL Recording #3 8:00-10:00am

Thursday, 4/29: Drum Major Auditions 8:00-10:00am

Drumline Audition Camp #2

Thursday, 5/13: Drumline Audition Camp #3

Tuesday-Thursday, 5/11-13: Colorguard Auditions 5-6:30pm

Friday, 5/14: Band Banquet

Wednesday, 5/19: Red-White Game 6:00pm Kickoff

Kickoff Camp – ALL Woodwinds/Brass:

Thursday, 5/20: 5:00-7:30pm

Friday, 5/21: 5:00-7:30pm

Saturday, 5/22: 8am-11:30am & 1:00-4:30pm