10/21/21 Varsity Revue

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Lake Highlands High School Wildcat Band
Regan Brumley, Director of Bands
9449 Church Rd. Dallas, Texas 75238
Band Office: (469) 593-1057      Fax: (469) 593-1058      www.lhabc.org

Dear Lake Highlands High School Supporter,

Lake Highlands High School has many fine traditions. One that dates back decades is Varsity Revue, a variety show featuring the talents and artistry of our remarkable students. Varsity Revue (VR) is also an important fundraiser for the Lake Highlands Area Band Club, the booster organization to all the bands in the Lake Highlands cluster. In addition to LHHS band, this cluster includes programs at Forest Meadow Junior High and Lake Highlands Junior High.

During Homecoming week, there will be one performance of Varsity Revue. Please mark your calendars now for Thursday, October 21, 2021.

The shows are well attended with as many as 400600 guests each performance. Every guest, upon entering the show, will be given a free printed program. This program highlights personal ads, messages Shout Out’s and advertisements from our community and local businesses. Today we are reaching out to you, offering the opportunity to send your message, show your support, and promote your business by placing an ad in this year’s VR program.

If you are interested in placing an ad, please reply to me via email and fill out the attached order form VR 2021 Ad Form  or go to www.LHABC.org / Fundraisers to download forms. Don’t delay, as the deadline for collection of forms and payment is Friday, October 1st, 2021.

The Lake Highlands Band program appreciates your support! We hope to see you at VR as well as in the printed program!

If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Go, Band!

Dora Velez & Zaira Bernal

VR Ad and Program Coordinator

Lake Highlands Area Band Club 2021-22 



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. McIntoshhttps://cavaliers.org/staff-bod/michael-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

Weekly Schedule Sept 9 – 13


This is the LAST week to sign-up for Varsity Revue Auditions – tell your friends!

Sign-up HERE: https://forms.gle/fwPDdHBvGDDDox8t8

Mr. Singleton is also still looking for Emcees to host the show!

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.


Morning Rehearsal 6:45-8:15 am

Jazz Ensemble 4:30-5:30 pm


ALL bring Concert instruments to school

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

Woodwind Masterclasses (except Flute) during school – Concert instruments


ALL bring Concert instruments to school

Morning Rehearsal 6:45-8:15 am

Fundamental #2 DUE on Google Classroom – before your band period!

Brass Masterclasses (and Flute) during school


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


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

Pep Rally:

8:45 am – Call time in Band Hall wearing Red Adidas Shirt. Feel free to wear whatever shorts/jeans/shoes you want for the Pep Rally

9:00 am – Pep Rally Begins!

9:50 am – All students dismissed to 1st period

After school:

4:30 pm – Rehearsal in the Stadium w/JH students

5:30 pm  – Dinner served in Student Center (provided by LHABC)

6:15 pm – Call Time in the Band Hall!

6:30 pm – Band marches over to Wildcat-Ram Stadium

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

7:30 pm Kickoff vs. Haltom

8:45 pm Halftime (Approx.) – Peform with Junior High students!

10:00 pm Game over

We met our SNAP Raise goal! THANK YOU to everyone who helped out with this – You are amazing!

Looking ahead…

9/10 – LHHS Meet the Teacher Night 6 pm

9/13 – Pep Rally @ 9 am

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

9/18 – Early Release

9/18 – All-Region Jazz @ North Mesquite HS

9/20 – NO GAME!

9/21 – Plano Drumline Contest

9/23 – Marching Uniform checks during class

9/24 – San Francisco Trip Payment #3 DUE

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

10/5 – Wylie Marching Competition – Prelims performance @ 3:45 pm

Varsity Revue

Varsity Revue is coming up! Don’t miss this long standing Lake Highlands Homecoming tradition! Performances are Thursday, September 27th and Saturday, September 29th. Tickets can be purchased during lunches the week of September 24th, before school on September 27th & 28th, and also at the door the nights of the performances. 
Have a friend, family member or loved one in the show? Would you like to send them a message of support and encouragement? Click here for Program and Live Performance Shout Out Order Forms. Deadline for the Program shoutouts is September 18th and for the Live Performance shoutouts is September 21st.
See you at the show!

Varsity Revue!!

Hello fellow LHABC members! If you are new to our band program, we welcome you and hope that your band student is having a wonderful time, even without much sleep. We also apologize for bombarding you with SO much so quickly! Rest assured, this is NOT typical.

As you may already be aware, our Homecoming is incredibly early. With it also comes an LH tradition called Varsity Review TALENT SHOW, or VR as it is commonly referred. Click here to learn more about what VR is, that it is a major fundraiser for our band program, and how you can help volunteer in various ways. With performances for VR scheduled a little over one month away, September 27 and 29, we are feverishly working behind the scenes to have everything complete and need your help.

One of the ways you can help is to present local businesses and community with the opportunity to promote themselves, by placing an ad in this year’s VR program. This is explained in our solicitation and ad letter. If selling ads is not your thing and you know of someone or a business that would like to have an ad in the program, let us know and we’ll be happy to follow up with them. The deadline for ad graphics and payment is fast approaching, September 10. Please contact Lori Read at gwrlnr@flash.net if you are interested.

In addition and new this year, we are selling individual shout outs in the program, and also a small number of live shout outs during the actual performances, in order to increase our ad revenue. Deadline for program shoutouts is September 18, and Live Performance shoutouts is September 21.

Lastly, if your student or group of students is interested in auditioning with an act (anyone from the school is welcome and not only band students) for VR, pick up an audition form from Mr. Singleton in the band hall or click here. Forms must be returned to the folder outside the band hall no later than August 31 at 4:30pm, which is also approaching soon. Audition times will be posted after Labor Day on September 4.

Many thanks,

Lori Read and Kristin Roan

VR Co-Chairs