Weekly Email

Week 16 -- 12/16/19-12/20/19 -- Steel Band Rehearsals, Winter Guard Rehearsals, Visit from Schreiner University in Band Classes, RBC Night, Jazz Combo Hospital Visit, Holiday Break!

We have made it to the final week of the 2019 school year. Congrats to all on making it through summer band, and our first concert. This past weekend we have five students that participated with the 2019 All-Region Orchestra. Congrats to Robert B., Tyler J., Kossivi T., Euan T., and Adrik G. on their performances on Saturday- we are proud of you! This next week we have several rehearsals going on outside of class time for guard and steel band, along with our annual trip to the RBC sheet music company and a community performance for some of our jazz ensemble students.

Also, Monday will be the final day of our 2019 recycling competition. Please bring in any type 1 and 2 recyclable materials to the band hall on Monday morning so the band can get the points- we are in a tight race against the Taft administration! We will continue to collect recycling materials in 2020 as well.

Please see this week’s schedule below:

MONDAY -- Steel Band Leads Rehearsal

Before School -- Go to Tutorials/Steel Band Leads Rehearsal

1st Period -- Wind Ensemble

2nd Period -- Symphonic Band

3rd Period -- Concert Band

4th Period -- Instrumental Ensemble

7th Period -- Jazz Ensemble

8th Period -- Guard/Music Theory

After School -- Go to Tutorials

TUESDAY -- Steel Band Double Seconds Rehearsal, Winter Guard Rehearsal

Before School -- Go to Tutorials/Steel Band Double Seconds Rehearsal

1st Period -- Wind Ensemble

2nd Period -- Symphonic Band

3rd Period -- Concert Band

4th Period -- Instrumental Ensemble

7th Period -- Jazz Ensemble

8th Period -- Guard/Music Theory

5-9 pm -- Winter Guard Rehearsal

WEDNESDAY -- Steel Band Triple Guitars/Bass Rehearsal, Visit from Schreiner University, RBC Night

Before school -- Go to Tutorials/Steel Band Triple Guitars/Bass Rehearsal

1st Period -- Wind Ensemble

2nd Period -- Symphonic Band

3rd Period -- Concert Band

4th Period -- Instrumental Ensemble

7th Period -- Jazz Ensemble

8th Period -- Guard/Music Theory

5:30pm – Call time - RBC Night for those who signed up

5:45pm – depart to RBC

7:30pm – Depart RBC for Taft

7:45pm – Dismissal from Taft

THURSDAY -- Winter Guard Rehearsal

Before school -- Go to Tutorials

1st Period -- Wind Ensemble

2nd Period -- Symphonic Band

3rd Period -- Concert Band

4th Period -- Instrumental Ensemble

7th Period -- Jazz Ensemble

8th Period -- Guard/Music Theory

5-9 pm -- Color Guard Rehearsal

FRIDAY -- Winter Guard Rehearsal

Before school -- Go to Tutorials

1st Period -- Wind Ensemble

2nd Period -- Symphonic Band

3rd Period -- Concert Band

4th Period -- Instrumental Ensemble

7th Period -- Jazz Ensemble

8th Period -- Guard/Music Theory

5-9 pm -- Winter Guard Rehearsal

***STUDENTS:

All marching band instruments should now be turned in to the band director. Instruments MUST go home over the break. Those with large instruments need to plan for transportation of those instruments on Friday afternoon. Solo assignments have been made- make sure you are practicing over the break for your solo as well!

***PARENTS:

As we near the end of the calendar year, please make sure you are current on all band fee payments. You can find out your current band fee balance by logging into your child’s charms account at www.charmsoffice.com or contacting our booster treasurer Savannah Falcon at treasurer@taftraiderband.org. Please use the google calendar for up to date TRB happenings. You can sync the calendar to your smartphone by clicking the +google button at the bottom right of the calendar at www.taftraiderband.org


Let's have a GREAT week!

Greg Mills

Director of Bands

Taft High School

TMEA Region 29 Band Division Chairman

210-397-5976