All-Region Etudes Released and Physicals

Hello, LH Band!
The list of All-Region/State etudes for each instrument has been released and can be seen here. If you own the etude book, go ahead and check out this list. If you don’t own the book and you have a private lesson teacher, they probably do and can scan and send to you. The band staff is working to copy the etudes and will let you know when you can come up to pick them up.In any case, we are available to help you if you want to get started. Just shoot us an email and we can set up a time to sit down together and help you start this music.
Also, PLEASE be sure you have gotten your physical and that you share the completed form to me before Summer Band. If you need the form, it is here
Thanks, everyone!
Mr. Brumley 

Reagan Brumley

Director of Bands

Fine Arts Coordinator

Lake Highlands High School

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 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 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!


Reagan Brumley- Fine Arts Coordinator/Director of Bands

Lake Highlands High School

Week of April 5 – Virtual Concert Apr 8

Virtual Concert on Thursday!

Weekly Schedule


Wind Ensemble Rehearsal starts at 8:30am!


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


Virtual Concert – 6:30pm



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 @

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:

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

Homecoming Week

Weekly Schedule

Please keep an eye on the weather!! It looks like we are going to have a wide variety AGAIN this week!

Alternates who are currently not marching a spot ONLY need to attend Friday rehearsal.

Current Ineligible students do not need to attend morning rehearsals this week.


Morning Rehearsal w/Mr. McIntosh! 6:45-8:15 am

Learn more about Mr. McIntosh


Morning Rehearsal 6:45-8:15 am

Woodwind Masterclasses (except Flute) during school – bring Concert instruments

Wednesday –

Morning Rehearsal 6:45-8:15 am

Brass Masterclasses (and Flute) during school – bring Concert instruments

Immediately After School (4:15 pm): Full Marching Band run-through of VR Finale! This will be done NO LATER than 4:45 pm!


Morning Rehearsal in Stadium 6:45-8:15 am

ALL bring Concert instruments to school for classes

Area Jazz Taping at North Mesquite HS

VR Performance #1 – FULL Marching Band!

ALL Band Members must be present at 8:30 pm in the Band Hall for the Finale in full uniform!


Morning Rehearsal in Stadium 6:45-8:15 am

Pep Rally @ 9 am – wear your Red Adidas shirt!

Game vs. WT White @ Wildcat-Ram

4:30 – Rehearsal in Stadium – wear t-shirt/shorts

5:15 – Dinner served in Student Center

6:15 – Call time in FULL uniform in the Band Hall

Black LH shirt, Athletic Shorts, LONG black socks (no logo), marching shoes. Hair UP just like last week’s contest!

6:30 – March over to the stadium

7:30 – Kickoff

10:00 – Approx end of game


VR Performance #2 – FULL Marching Band!

ALL Band Members must be present at 7:30 pm in the Band Hall for the Finale in full uniform!

Go home and sleep! You have a big week coming up!!!

Looking Ahead…

10/23 – UIL Marching Contest @ Mesquite Memorial – 8 pm performance!

10/26 – US Bands Contest

11/1 – 9th Grade All-Region Entry Deadline – we will pass out information in class

11/2 – Richardson Spirit Run – select Pep Band

11/5 – No School!

11/8 – Senior Pep Rally/Football Game

11/9 – Lewisville and Lone Star Drumline Contests – Mr. Smit’s Birthday!

11/16 – 9th Grade All-Region Auditions @ North Mesquite HS

Band Weekly Update

Good afternoon,

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I hope you all had a wonderful Spring Break and are excited to come back tomorrow.  We have a lot going on this week!  Sectionals are updated on the calendar and can be found on the band website:

Tuesday after school:

Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will have our Side-by-Side rehearsal with the top bands from LHJH and FMJH!  4:45-6:15 on stage and in the LHHS Band Hall. I hear there will be pizza after….

Wednesday night:

Come see both of the LH Winterguards at the RISD Winterguard Showcase! The show starts at 7pm at Richardson HS and should last around an hour. Admission is FREE!


We are hosting the Berkner and LH cluster junior high bands during the school day for their Pre-UIL and then our high school bands are performing immediately after school for our Pre-UIL. It’s possible that the Wind Ensemble will have to play before school ends!  I will have an update on the HS band performance times tomorrow and will send a more detailed schedule.

Dress for pre-UIL will be full tuxedo and formal dress (just like the Winter Concert).  Unless someone will be bringing your clothes immediately after school, please plan to bring everything you need to school on Thursday!


Mr. Brian Merrill will be here for our band classes as a guest clinician.  You can read more about Mr. Merrill here:

Spring Trip payment #3 is also DUE this Friday!  You can pay on Charms or by check (made out to LHABC and dropped off in the Band Hall safe). However you make the payment, please make sure to notate your student’s name and “Spring Trip payment”

Have a great first week back!

-Levi Chavis

UIL Itinerary

Good evening LH Band families! UIL Area itinerary for Saturday is below – get excited! Don’t forget – NO morning rehearsal tomorrow. Be ready for a GREAT rehearsal 2:30-5:30pm after early dismissal.


UIL Marching Contest itinerary 2018

Area This Week

Good afternoon and happy AREA week!

We won’t have the official Area performance schedule until tomorrow afternoon, but below is a TENTATIVE timeline for Saturday:

  • 6:00am – Rehearsal at LH
  • 6:45am – Snack/Breakfast in H-bldg Cafeteria
  • 7:30am – Dressed ready to load
  • Warmup and Performance should happen between 9:30 & 11am in Mesquite.
  • Lunch served after and then watch bands for the afternoon.
  • Finals announcement will occur around 5pm and the rest of the evening will be planned accordingly.

Due to some unavoidable conflicts, our rehearsal schedule is slightly altered this week:

  • Monday-Tuesday & Thursday-Friday are normal: 6:45-8:15am
  • WEDNESDAY 2:30-5:30pm (School dismisses at 2:10pm – bring a snack!)

Friday’s football game is AWAY vs. Pearce at Eagle-Mustang Stadium at 7:30pm.

A further detailed update will go out tomorrow about the end of the week once the Area schedule is released.

Thanks for your patience!

Levi Chavis

Newsletter – Oct 23rd

Hi Band Families!

Wow, what an amazing month this has been so far… football games, 2 marching contests, Varsity Revue, Homecoming, etc! What a great group of kids we have! They have worked so hard all month and it has shown in their contest results and their performances.  So proud of all of our Wildcat Band kids!  We also have an amazing group of volunteers that have put in lots of time and energy to pull it all off this month – thank you to each and every one of you! Band volunteers rock!!!  And finally, thank you to our directors for teaching our kids, being there early and late, and for encouraging our kids to be the best kid they can be. We are so thankful to have such an amazing team of directors!

We have almost made it through Band-tober y’all, just one last major event (UIL) and a couple of football games.  Let’s pull out all the stops and finish strong.  We have some great stuff happening this week and I don’t want you to miss out on any of it.  We also still need adult volunteers for both UIL on Wednesday, October 25th and for the Jesuit game on Friday, October 27th.  I will put sign up links below the weekly schedule for you guys to sign up and have fun with the band this week!

Monday, Oct. 23rd 6:45AM Morning practice
Tuesday, Oct. 24th 6:45 AM Morning practice
Tuesday, Oct. 24th Pei Wei (Casa Linda) Spirit Night

Come eat at Pei Wei & support band

Wednesday, Oct. 25th NO MORNING PRACTICE
Wednesday, Oct. 25th 1:15-3:15 PM Serve meals before UIL
Wednesday, Oct. 25th 1:30 – 8PM Pit Pops Loading trucks at 1:30PM

Pit Pops leave to go to UIL at 3:30PM

Pit Pops at UIL 4:15 PM for anyone who wants to come help unload, take props and pit onto field and load back up.

Wednesday, Oct. 25th 3-8PM Chaperones for UIL
Wednesday, Oct. 25th  6:30 PM UIL PERFORMANCE 

Mesquite Memorial Stadium

2500 Memorial Blvd, Mesquite, TX 75149

Thursday, Oct. 26th NO MORNING PRACTICE
Friday, October 27th 7:15 AM Morning Practice
Friday, October 27th 3:30-5:30 PM Meals

5:30 PM – 12AM Chaperones

5:30 PM – 12AM Pit Pops

Friday, October 27th 7:30PM AWAY GAME vs. Jesuit


Sign up to help with UIL on Wed., Oct. 25th …




Sign up to help with Jesuit game on Fri., Oct. 27th …


Thanks to everyone who has helped during this season and that is signing up to help this week!  If you have any questions regarding the different volunteer opportunities, here is the contact info …

Chaperones Leigh Tidwell

LeaAnne Pillers



Meals Starla Horstman 214-683-5434
Pit Pops Charles Schmalzreid

Eric Johnson




Have a great last week of Band-tober! Go Band!!!

Jennifer Newman    469-441-5468

Bob Brashear    214-341-9936

As always, please defer to Mr. Chavis’ emails or the calendar for any questions about times or dates.

UIL and South Coast Music Festival Results

Congratulations to our Band Students and Directors on outstanding performances at UIL and at the South Coast Music Festival in Corpus Christi!

Last week, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band performed three pieces each for the UIL competition.  Here are their results:

Wind Ensemble – All 1s in Concert and Sight-reading (“Sweepstakes”)

Symphonic Band– All 1s in Concert and Sight-reading (“Sweepstakes”)

Concert Band – All 2s in Concert and 2-1-2 in Sight-reading  (A strong performance in their first UIL competition in many years!)

The students who participated in the Corpus Christi trip also performed at the South Coast Music Festival.  All three bands received a “First Division-Superior” rating.

The talent runs deep in our band program.  With about 80 incoming freshmen, there is even greater growth and more accomplishments in the future of Lake Highlands bands!

UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Contest

Please come out to support our kids!  They have been working for MONTHS on this music and look forward to performing it for you!

Performances are in the Auditorium on the south west corner of the RHS campus.  Sight-Reading is located in the RHS Band Hall. You can follow the band from the Auditorium to the Band Hall after the performance to the parents area for viewing Site-Reading.

Concert Band, Mr. Singleton

Wednesday, April 19
Warm-up:  5:40 PM
Performance:  6:15 PM
Sight-Read:  6:45 PM

Symphonic Band, Mr. Rees

Thursday, April 20
Warm-up:  9:25 AM
Performance:  10:00 AM
Sight-Read:  10:30 AM

Wind Ensemble, Mr. Alvarado

Thursday, April 20
Warm-up:  4:10 PM
Performance:  5:00 PM
Sight-Read:  5:45 PM

All Bands will be transported to and from Richardson H.S. by school bus.

For members of Concert Band and Wind Ensemble, you may go home with a parent as long as Mr A receive an email/note in advance.

Students will wear their concert attire for this event.  Their uniforms should immediately be hung up neatly as we will be going on our trip and performing again on Friday, April 21st.