I hope everyone’s been enjoying January! We’re back into the full swing of things, and we have a few dates that we need to let everyone know about.

8th Grade Information Meeting

Our Sherman High School Band informational meeting for our 8th graders will be on Monday, January 27 at 6:30pm in the Sherman High School Auditorium.

Pizza and drinks will be provided for the 8th grade students that night. This is an important event for all 8th grade students and parents so that they can be prepared to join the proud tradition at Sherman High School. If for some reason a student cannot attend please email Ryan Jenkins at SHS and he can share all of the information with you (rjenkins at shermanisd dot net).

Sectionals

Sym 1 and Sym 2 sectionals are ongoing. Please make sure that your students are there at their assigned times so that they can get as much one-on-one teaching as possible. Sectional times can be found here.

In addition, Sym 1 members have after school rehearsal every Wednesday from 3:15-4:15. Due to the challenging nature of their music for contest, the extra practice time is necessary to get everything prepared.

Solo and Ensemble Contest

Although we’re only in January, preparations for Solo and Ensemble Contest on March 1 have begun. All students should now have a solo on which they are practicing. Staff from both Piner Middle School and Sherman High School are working with the band members weekly to help them prepare.

Thank you for all of the support you’ve given us. The Piner Bands are sounding better than ever, and we’re all looking forward to excellent making music and new successes in the Spring.

As always, let us know if you have any questions.