Pit Pops Need Volunteers for Games & Competitions

The band needs some more volunteers to help move equipment and instruments to the field this Friday and Saturday. The term Pit Pops is a misnomer. All adult volunteers are welcome. If you are a mom, dad, aunt, uncle, older sibling, neighbor or anyone who loves and supports the band, please sign up to help. The need on Saturday is particularly important as during competitions, there is a strict 5 minute time limit in order to get equipment onto the field, set up and begin the performance, then 2 minutes to exit the field. It’s like the pit crew in F1 racing (except they are in and out in 2-3 seconds). The game on Friday will serve as a dress rehearsal for the full band’s first competition the following day in Midlothian.

Whether or not you volunteer, please come support the band on Saturday at their competition. Seeing and hearing the show amongst a captive audience of marching band enthusiasts is a very different experience than a football game performance.  You can hear every note and focus on every coordinated movement by the Colorguard. You are sure to be impressed with these awesome musicians and performers from our school and others. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0448aba62ba6fa7-fall1

Go Band!

~Leigh Ann

Chaperone’s Needed for Football Season & Competition Events

Please consider helping with Chaperoning Football games and/or Marching Competitions!

The band cannot function without your help and support.  Below is the Sign-Up Genius for our Football games and Competitions.  The exact times for the competitions will be updated shortly, but please know that it is a full day commitment. 

If you have any questions about any of these please don’t hesitate to reach out to myself, Amanda Melton or Michelle Seddelmeyer – we are your Co-Chaperone Parents.

Just in case you did not fill out Voly, this is the link.  This has to be filled out before the first game.  https://risd.voly.org/

Sign-Up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094EA5A92EA20-lhhs1

Thanks,

Amanda Melton: 214-680-8208

Michelle Seddelmeyer: 214-681-0182

Band Meal Volunteers Needed!!!!

Many hands make light work. Please consider helping serve a meal to the band on a game or competition day. It’s a fun way to spend time with a great group of teens!

We are still needing a Meals Chairperson to organize all of this if you’re interested. This is a fun job where you get to be with the band! So, Amanda and I are going to do the best we can to steer the ship along with our other duties.  All of that to say, we will most definitely need help! Food set-up, service and clean-up must run efficiently to get the students out in time to get in their uniforms, and on away game and competition days, load up instruments, board the buses and hit the road. Your assistance is key in making all of that happen. If for any reason you can’t make your shift, please try to find a replacement. If you can’t find one, please let one of us know ASAP so we can attempt to get someone to fill in for you.

Our first date is coming up quickly next week on Thursday!  Please view the sign-up below.  Times and locations may be updated as the need arises. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F044DADA723A57-band

Thanks again,

Leigh Ann Murchison214-707-9258
Amanda Melton214-680-8208
LHABC Co-Presidents

LHHS PIT POPS NEED YOUR HELP!

Hello, LH Band Parents.

We are in need of several more volunteers to serve as Pit Pops, a VERY important role in executing a successful marching season for the kids. 

1. Please see the attached document if you aren’t sure exactly what the Pit Pops do. 

2. Please see the info and sign-up form below if you can help:

Hello!

My name is Daniel Sandoval and I’m co-chair to the LHHS Band Pit Pop.  Please fill out the link below if you would be interested in being a volunteer with us. I have included an informational document that somewhat explains what we do during marching season. Tim and myself are excited for a new year and hope you consider joining our group.

I’ve invited you to fill out a form to sign up for LHHS Pit Pop
 
LHHS Pit Pop Sign up
 
Please sign up to volunteer with the Pit Pops for the Lake Highlands Band
 
FILL OUT FORM

Thank you,

Daniel Sandoval

LHABC Meals Chairperson (s) Needed

Did you know….LHABC will be feeding the band before 10 Regular Season Games (1st one on 8/26), any Playoff Games, 3 Marching Competitions (1-2 meals per), and all of the jr high band students from LHJH and FMJH at Jr High Night? That’s a minimum of 2850 meals during the marching season. We currently do not have a Meals Chairperson. This can definitely be a joint / Co-Chairperson position.

If you are interested in serving the band in this vital role, please contact Leigh Ann Murchison lamurchison@ymail.com ASAP. You do not have to cook all of these meals, just be willing to organize them, work with the vendors, direct volunteer helpers and make sure the band gets fed within the allotted budget. It’s a great way to know the students and trust me, you will be their favorite LHABC board member! The way to their hearts….

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

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

Week of 10/19

Weekly Schedule

In-person Marching Band rehearsals:

Tuesday/Thursday/Friday

7:00am-8:15am

Tuesday Rehearsal locations:

ALL – Parking Lot

Thursday AM

Guard – MAC

Woodwinds – Band Hall

High Brass/Trombone – Stage

Euph/Tuba – Orchestra Room

Percussion – Parking lot

Friday Rehearsal locations:

Guard – MAC*

Woodwinds – Band Hall

High Brass/Trombone – Stage

Euph/Tuba – Orchestra Room

Percussion – Parking lot

Uptempo Fundraising Kickoff – Emails due TOMORROW!

The Lake Highlands Area Band Club is excited to soon be kicking off our Up Tempo Fundraising campaign! This is a campaign that allows our students to receive donations from their family and friends. To assist our fundraising efforts, we are asking you to help your band/color guard student obtain permission for and gather 20 email addresses of his/her closest supporters.

Family and friends will then receive an email directing them to the student’s personal web page providing an easy way for them to donate.

It is important for ALL LHHS Band students to participate in our efforts. We actively fundraise in order to keep Band fees low for our families.

Up-Tempo Email Campaign Facts:

1. Safe and Protected – Up Tempo utilizes a safe and secure online donation system. All data is private and never redistributed. Personal information displayed is less detailed than what is given on a team online roster or your school’s annual yearbook, with no personal information other than name and optional picture/selfie. Your contacts are strictly private and protected, never sold or shared and will be deleted after the campaign.

2. Online donation system – Up Tempo is basically an online donation platform inviting potential donors via email and social media to visit the web page where they can easily donate and support your program. All supporters will receive an emailed receipt for their tax-deductible gift. Four reminder emails will be sent throughout the campaign with the option to unsubscribe.

We are asking you to assist your student by obtaining permission for and gathering 20 emails and phone numbers of people closest to him/her that may be potential donors. The phone numbers are in addition to the emails-they do not replace them.

You will need to bring these by Monday, October 19th and we will help set up his/her profile and host our “Live Event” on Wednesday, October 21st at 2:20 for the students to reach out to the people on their list.

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Pit Pops/Parent Volunteers needed!

We are clearing out some storage in the MAC at LHHS on Wednesday after school and are in need of some parents to help out. Please email Tim Johnson if you are available and willing to help: timjbbc@aol.com

Eligibility – If you failed a class at the Nine Weeks, you are still expected to attend ALL rehearsals.

READ THIS LIST – part 2!

If you are on this list, you have NOT filled out the Registration Contact info link – this is the ONLY way we can electronically send you Band Registration forms.

Please fill out the form linked below ASAP:

https://forms.gle/YRJxjtnatyKjWTr27

HeritierAndre

Victoria Ayomide

India Barros

Elizabeth Carranco

Ben Carson

Enrique Casillas

Julian Chapman

Jalen Coleman

King De La Rosa

Isabella De Leon

Hoang Do

Mohammed Dododawa

Gabriel Espindola

Tyler Evans

Mia Garner

Eliora Garvin

Ethan Ghoreishi

Raymond Henry

Sara Hernandez

Stephanie Hernandez

Landon Hyder

Temple Iyeke

Emillie Jimenez

Joudi Kharchou

Caremy Ledezma

Carlos Macias

Elizabeth Maddox-Lugo

Ella Murray

Jesse Njuguna

Luis Oregon

Natalia Ortiz

Juan Patino

Jaeden Quilca

Da’Kyrie Ragland

Raul Ramirez

Oscar Renova

Abraham Rios

Larissa Rivera

Luis Rivera

Luke Rudebeck

Chelsea Rush

Talitha Torres

Angie Trinh

Chris Valesquez

Sherrilyn Villareal

Still want a Band Button?

You can take a picture on your own and email it to Laura Hornung (lahornung511@gmail.com). Please make sure students are wearing their red LH Band shirt in the picture.

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Established 1964 Shirts: Short sleeve, crew neck, heather grey, tri blend soft style. $10 each. Cash or check only.
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2020-2021 Spirit Shirt: Comfort Colors, short sleeve, crew neck in 2 color schemes – Lagoon Blue. $15 each. Cash or check only. Deadline for orders is FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23rd.
Click here to order THIS shirt: https://bit.ly/33IwcQw

COVID updates

Please make sure you are continuing to follow social-distancing protocols at all times! We have had more issues with students not following the 6-foot rule, especially when we are transitioning from outdoors to indoors and vice-versa.

We are seeing an increase campus-wide in quarantining and positive cases. Let’s all do our part!!

REMINDERS:

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 are assigned and will be used only for band materials.

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.

Important Dates

Wednesday, 10/21: Uptempo Fundraising Kick-off during Advisory

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.

Senior Night ~ Football Game #2

Ticket Information-Senior night!

Here is ticket information link for the varsity football game LHHS vs Plano East on 10/2/2020 – https://richardsonisd.brushfire.com/lakehighlands-football/478737

Tickets will be available to families of all participants to purchase starting on Monday morning at 12:01am until Tuesday night at 11:59pm. Please remind parents this code is only valid for a one time to purchase tickets. They will need to be ready to buy all the tickets they need when they enter the code the first time. SENIORS: Buy tickets ASAP if your family is attending!

Each family can purchase 4 tickets for the game but only 2 family members will be permitted on the field at halftime to accompany your Senior student.

Parents will use the code student id + date of game (ie 12345-1002)

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!

• Monday/Tuesday

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.

• Wednesday

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

ALL Band Families MUST fill out the Google Form linked HERE:WE ARE STILL MISSING OVER 50 BAND FAMILIES!!

GAME DAY REMINDERS!

  • ALL students must vacate campus when school ends and need to return BY 5:45pm. Make sure you have a plan for eating/changing during this time!
  • Students need to wash their LH mask and red shirt before Friday! If you choose to wear a different mask for your protection (disposable, N95, etc.), the LH mask must be worn over it in order for us to be uniform. Masks will be worn at all times unless playing in the stands.

Uniform for Friday:

Red shirt

Black shorts (school-appropriate length – athletic material is ok)

Short socks

Athletic shoes

*We had some girls whose shorts were too short. Please make sure shorts are appropriate and t-shirt does not cover your shorts.

Materials for Friday:

Instrument (in case)

Flip Folder/Lyre

FULL water bottle

Weather: It will be cooler than last week, so light jackets will be permitted in the stands but will need to be removed for Halftime. We will look GREAT if the jacket you bring is black, gray, red, etc. No hoodies or sweaters.

Distancing: We are looking forward to continuing to be a great example for the LH community with how we are socially distancing as a large student organization!

Weekly Schedule

In-person Marching Band rehearsals:

Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 7:00am-8:15am

Tuesday Rehearsal locations:

Woodwinds – Band Hall

High Brass/Trombone – Stage

Euph/Tuba – Orchestra Room

Percussion – Parking lot

Guard – Meet in hallway then move to MAC

Thursday Rehearsal locations:

Woodwinds – Band Hall

High Brass/Trombone – Stage

Euph/Tuba – Orchestra Room

Percussion – Parking lot

Guard – Meet in hallway then move to MAC

Friday Rehearsal location:

ALL meet in Stadium!

Friday Night – Football vs. Plano East!

Call time: 6:00pm

Plan to Arrive BY 5:45pm

Woodwinds – Band Hall

Brass – Auditorium

Percussion – Percussion Room

Color Guard – Orchestra Room

Required Materials and Uniform:

Red LH Band shirt (you will receive on Tuesday AM)

Black shorts (school-appropriate length)

Short Socks (no tube socks)

Red LH mask

Water Bottle (FULL of ice and water)

Flip Folder/Lyre

Instrument (in the case)

Seniors can have a hat and will get a balloon

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.

Eligibility

If you failed a class as of Friday at 4:15pm, you are still expected to attend ALL rehearsals. You will only be ineligible for this Friday’s game.

If there is any concern about your grade in a class, please see your Band Director!

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 are assigned and will be used only for band materials.

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.

Volunteers needed!

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

FINAL Fittings-Tues AM

The following students MUST be fitted for joggers/jackets at the beginning of Tuesday’s rehearsal @ 7am:

Brooks JaQualin

Firra William

Krach James

Hernandez Sara

Crawford Matthew

Mitchell Jack

Monroe Caroline

Polito Luke

Bravo Wendy

Evans Tyler

Garcia Jose

Osterbusch Charlie

Francis Kyron

Johnson Jack

Nevarez Steven

Important Dates

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.

First Week of F2F School & Football Game #1

ALL Band Families MUST fill out the Google Form linked HERE: CLICK ME PLEASE!

Weekly Schedule

In-person Marching Band rehearsals:

Tuesday/Thursday 7:00am-8:15am

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)

Flip Folder/Lyre

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.

English form: https://lhabc.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/local-fine-arts-authorization-and-release-for-travel-20-21.pdf

Spanish form: https://lhabc.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/local-spanish-fine-arts-authorization-and-release-for-travel-20-21.pdf

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!

Volunteers needed!

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!

• Monday/Tuesday

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.

• Wednesday

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 – kristin.roan@gmail.com.

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Important Dates

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.