PARENTS, SENIOR AND JUNIOR TRB STUDENTS:



TRB happenings……..



Senior Night! ‎‎....Courtesy CAHS student Angela Rogers)‎

                 


UIL Marching Contest




Northside Marching Band Festival



Taft-Stevens Thursday Night Lights - televised clips



Weekly Schedule Email from Mrs. Stevenson




Week 22 --TMEA Week, Solo and Ensemble rehearsals, different sectionals-2/8/16 -- 2/12/16

 

Winterguard took 1st Place this weekend!  Congratulations to those students and floor crew!

The Texas Lutheran University (TLU) Wind Ensemble performed for our students Friday and it was AMAZING!  So glad student had the opportunity to watch!  This Tuesday is another opportunity as Trombonist, Bill Watrous and Trumpet Allen Viizzutti wil be performing LIVE with the Sam Houston State Jazz Ensemble at O'Connor HS from 7-8:30pm...BE THERE!!!!

 

This is TMEA Week and we need ALL LAST MINUTE PARENTS AND UPPER CLASSMEN TO VOLUNTEER!  This is an extremely important volunteer opportunity.  Please do not assume someone else will cover it.  WE NEED YOU!!  Go to www.taftraiderband.org to volunteer!

 

This is the week of the FINAL NYC Trip Payment.  Please mail, call or go online to process payment by Thursday!

 

Here are your future SAT Dates so you can sign up now and take multiple tests if you choose to (April and June tests).  This is in order to not have conflicts with SAT's and a marching contest next year:

 FUTURE SAT DATES:

March 5th

April -- FREE TEST GIVEN AT TAFT

May 7th

June 4th

Here is the schedule for the week:

 

MONDAY -- Accompanist Ms. Goodenough rehearsals today

7:30am-Symphonic Band Woodwinds and Full Steel Band

Before school -- all else, go to tutorials

8:30am -- Wind Ensemble

2nd Period -- Symphonic Band

3rd Period -- Concert Band

4th Period -- Jazz Ensemble

8th Period -- Guard/Music Theory

4:20-6:20pm -- Wind Ensemble Full Ensemble rehearsal

5:00-8:00pm-Winterguard rehearsal

After school tutorials, practice time or see ya

 

 

TUESDAY -- Accompanist Ms. Goodenough rehearsals

7:30am - Wind Ensemble Woodwinds, Symphonic Band Brass and Full Steel Band

Before school -- all else, go to tutorials

8:30am -- Wind Ensemble

2nd Period -- Symphonic Band

3rd Period -- Concert Band

4th Period -- Jazz Ensemble

8th Period -- Guard/Music Theory

4:20-5:20 -- Symphonic Band Full Ensemble rehearsal, Wind Ensemble Brass and other sectionals as assigned

7:00-8:30 -- Allen Vizzutti, Bill Watrous and Sam Houston Jazz Ensemble at O'Connor -- Jazz students and brass players should attend

After school tutorials, practice time or see ya

 

WEDNESDAY -- Day 1 of TMEA hosting- Accompanist Ms. Ruttan has a reschedule -- See Mr. Mills e-mail for details.

Before school-go to tutorials

1st Period -- Wind Ensemble

2nd Period -- Symphonic Band

3rd Period -- Concert Band

4th Period -- Jazz Ensemble

8th Period -- Guard/Music Theory

4:30-5:30pm -- Winterguard Rehearsal

4:30-6:30 -- Jazz Band rehearsal

After school tutorials, practice time or see ya

 

THURSDAY- Day 2 of TMEA Hosting/FINAL NYC TRIP PAYMENT

Before school --go to tutorials

1st Period -- Wind Ensemble

2nd Period -- Symphonic Band

3rd Period -- Concert Band

4th Period -- Jazz Ensemble

8th Period -- Guard/Music Theory

After school tutorials or see ya -- Band Hall closes early

 

FRIDAY -- Day 3 of TMEA Hosting

Before school --go to tutorials

1st Period -- Wind Ensemble

2nd Period -- Symphonic Band

3rd Period -- Concert Band

4th Period -- Jazz Ensemble

8th Period -- Guard/Music Theory

5:30pm-8:00pm -- Winterguard rehearsal

After school tutorials or see ya

 

SATURDAY -- Final Day 4 of TMEA Hosting

9:00-10:00am -- Red Hot Steel Band performs at TMEA!  CC Bridge Hall Music Showcase

**Parents and students-please check out the exhibit floor for great deals on music instruments and accessories!!  Speak with a band director for advice before any instrument purchases**

 

***ALL Students: Keep up to date with your Charms recordings on time as they are grades.  They are still due this week.

 

***Parents and Students:  TMEA is HERE!  Final Call for adults to assist the program and volunteer during the February 10th-13th and upper classmen on the 13th.  DO NOT ASSUME SOMEONE ELSE WILL DO THIS!  Please step up as we need your help!

 

 Let's have a GREAT week! - Mrs. Stevenson


                                                                                                                                                








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Taft HS Steel Drum Band "Red Hot Steel"



The William Howard Taft Steel Drum Band "Red Hot Steel" will be performing for a musical showcase at the Texas Music Educators Association convention on Saturday, February 13th in the CC Bridge Hall Music Showcase at 9:00am. Red Hot Steel will be performing modern tunes with a tropical twist as well as indigenous melodies of the Caribbean.



  
 



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