Friday - February 1 - at Austin High School - 5:30 - 8 PM for Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band students.
Time to get on those practice routines. Remember steady practice with develop the best habits. Use a tuner and a metronome to help monitor your progress. You can find free apps online or check out a tuner/metronome from the band hall.
Sectionals are continuing this week.
Symphonic band will have rehearsal on Monday 1/14 - those attending the HEB camp will be excused. No rehearsal next week due to the MLK Holiday.
Check out the Calendar/Handbook page for the many upcoming band events in February!
Congratulations to all of the students and parents and friends who braved the chilly, windy evening. The student's performance was outstanding despite the conditions. Thank you to all who helped transport equipment and kids there and back. We look forward to seeing you at Ables on the Lake in April!
Jazz band performs tonight on the Music stage at the Circuit of the Americas in Southeast Austin.
Come hear some fun holiday tunes and then stay for the O.Henry choir that performs at 7:30 PM
Use code: OHENRYBAND to give $2 per ticket sale back to the band. - tickets can be purchased for any evening of the Winter Wonderland Festival - children under 5 get in free.
Thank you to everyone who attended to make this a terrific event! The directors are very pleased with the progress all of the students are making on their musical journey.
Keep up the practicing - Sectionals and After-School practices are ongoing for 7th and 8th grade students. Daily practice routines are critical to our success. Please encourage your child to play their instrument every day.
Jazz Band Performs at Winter Fest!
We hope you will join us for this festive event. The concert will begin promptly at 6:30 PM.
In order to accommodate all of the student musicians - please look carefully at the arrival times. This will help students get to their lockers and get set up in the gym in a timely fashion.
Beginning Band - 5:30 PM - Red band T-shirt, black socks and shoes
Be seated in your section in the gym (center set up) for a brief rehearsal at 5:30
Symphonic Band - 5:45 PM - Formal Uniform (White, black with tie)
Set up closest to the weight room
Wind Ensemble - 6:00 PM - Formal Uniform (White, black with tie)
Set up closest to the courtyard
Jazz Band - 6:15 PM - Formal Uniform (White, black with tie)
You should be set in your first performing group. Set you jazz music on the stage so you will be ready once the other groups perform. Rhythm Section - arrive early enough to have all of your equipment moved to the performance location prior to 6:15 PM.
We would love some parent help at the end of the concert getting all of the equipment moved back to the band hall - music stands, conductor's podiums, folding the chairs onto the racks, etc.
Monday - Wind Ensemble Alto Sax/ French Horns - Before school
Monday - Symphonic Band - full rehearsal After-school
Tuesday - Wind Ensemble Sectionals - Flutes Before School
Tuesday - Independent practice/Private lessons/make ups in the band hall After School***
Wednesday -Wind Ensemble - Low Brass/Low Reeds - Before School
Wednesday - Wind Ensemble - Trumpets - After School
Thursday - Wind Ensemble - Percussion - Before School
Thursday - NO AFTER SCHOOL PRACTICE - HS Region band auditions
Friday - Wind Ensemble - Clarinets - Before School
Friday - Independent practice/Private lessons/make ups in the band hall After School***
***Must have a director's approval.
Practice rooms are at a first come - first served basis - exceptions are for private lesson teachers.
Winter Concert is next Friday - December 7th - details will be on the next post.
The O.Henry Jazz Band will be performing at the COTA - Winter Wonderland on Friday December 14, at 6:30 PM - Come hear some fun, festive music and then stay for the ice skating and hear the O.Henry Choir. You can purchase a ticket using the code OHENRYBAND and the band will get $2 from every ticket sale. Tickets can be purchased for any night of the Winter Wonderland festival which opens the Friday after Thanksgiving and runs through December. Please share the link and code with your friends and family!
Tickets cost $16 each.
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