Welcome to November and some rather gloomy weather. For most of our Piner performing ensembles, this is a slower week, but for members of Honors Band, we have a big contest coming up.

Afternoon Rehearsals

A reminder that members of Honors Band have rehearsals on Wednesday afternoon from 3:15 to 4:15. Attendance is mandatory for all members without prior discussion with Mr. Anderson. Honors Band sectionals will also continue as usual.

All Region Auditions

Select members of Honors Band will be auditioning for the Region 25 All Region Band this coming Saturday, November 8. Auditions will take place at Allen High School in Allen, TX (300 Rivercrest Blvd.). Each person’s audition time and room will be different, depending on their instrument and what group they were randomly put with.

Sheets went home with all members of Honors Band that included their audition times and rooms. Students should arrive at least 30 minutes before their SIGN IN TIME so that they have the opportunity to warm up before their audition. Auditions will last approximately 1.5-2 hours, but they have a tendency to run a little later the later they start in the day.

Piner students can either be dropped off and picked up by their parents, or they can travel on a bus with the Piner directors. If students choose to travel with us, they must arrive at Piner by 6:45am. We will get there in time for the earliest audition times, so if students have an early time, this might be a good idea.

The bus will arrive back at Piner at 6pm. Students can choose to travel down with us and get picked up by parents, not travel down with us and travel back with us, or any combination. We just have to know before Saturday so we know whether or not to look for your student.

For parents, a reminder list of students that are auditioning can be found here.

Good luck to all auditioning members!