All Symphonic band and Wind Ensemble members are required to perform a solo and/or ensemble at our Solo and Ensemble held at O.Henry on Thursday April 4. Students will be scheduled between 4:30 and 6:00 PM to perform for a judge. Beginning band members may opt in for this experience. It is strongly encouraged for all students to participate.
All Trip money is due April 1. Please contact a director if you have any questions. Your amount due can be found by logging into www.charmsoffice.com - School code: Ohenrymustangband
Login should be your student ID number (no S) - unless you changed it.
We are very proud of the progress our students have made this year on their musical journey and it showed off during our UIL Performances:
Congratulations to the Symphonic band earning a score of 1,2,2 - Excellent Ratings on their stage performance and 1,1,1 - Superior ratings on their Sight Reading performance. As one of the judges said in their comments - it was "very, very close to a superior rating".
Congratulations to the Wind Ensemble for earning a score of 1,1,1, - Superior Ratings on both their Stage and Sight Reading Performances - This is the 6th year in a row for the top performing group.
For all Wind Ensemble and Symphonic band students - we will be meeting from 2 - 4:30 PM to continue our preparations for our Pre-UIL Concert (Feb. 19). We will join in the long traditions of many AISD middle school bands who plan rehearsals on this day each year. Students should arrive to the band hall by 2:00 PM - Groups will participate in both Concert and Sight Reading activities. Attendance is required.
Click Here for the Jazz band performance information - Please join us in the Austin High School Cafeteria on Saturday February 2 for the AHS Jazz band Dinner and Dance. Student performers will have dinner provided by the AHS Band Boosters - all others please follow this link to order either dinner $15 or just dessert and entertainment for $5. Doors open at 6 PM.
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.
From the Directors!
Keep those good practice routines going!