Honors Band Sectionals Schedule

Honors Band has changed their sectional schedule slightly for the Spring. As in the Fall, morning sectionals run from 7:15-7:50, and afternoon sectionals run from 3:15 – 3:50.

Morning – Low Brass/Low Woodwinds
Afternoon – 7th graders who cannot attend ANY sectionals due to morning athletics (any instrument)

Morning – Flutes/Clarinets

Morning – Alto Saxes
Afternoon – Trumpets

Morning – Horns

Solo Contest / Payment

The Piner Solo Contest is on Saturday, January 24th. Two information sheets have gone home regarding the contest, so please ask your student to see one if they’ve not shown it to you. The contest will run from 9am to 3pm at Sherman High School, and each student will be assigned a 5 minute time slot in which to perform. Students will arrive, warm up, perform, and then they can either wait for their results (which should be posted within 15-20 minutes of their performance) or leave and wait for their results on Monday.

Times will be assigned by the end of this week and posted for the students. If there are any unavoidable conflicts (softball tournaments, family events, etc.), please let us know as soon as possible so that we can give your student a time that works.

High School Auditorium Rehearsals

The Piner Band has been lucky enough to reserve the Sherman High School Auditorium for several after school rehearsals this year. This will give the directors the opportunity to step back and hear Honors and Symphonic Bands in a situation very similar to that of their UIL contest in April. The dates for these rehearsals are:

February 4
March 4

Symphonic Band will rehearse from 4:00pm – 5:00pm. Honors Band will rehearse from 5:15pm – 6:15pm. The directors will serve pizza to both groups from 5:00pm – 5:15pm, during the break between groups.

These rehearsals are vital, as we’ll be fixing many balance and music issues. Attendance is MANDATORY, and only emergency absences will be allowed.

“Band on the Run” 5K

On Saturday, March 7th, the Sherman HS Band is sponsoring the first annual Band on the Run 5K. Proceeds benefit the band, and we’d love to see as many Piner Band Students and Parents out there as possible! More information and sign up can be found here: http://www.active.com/sherman-tx/running/races/band-on-the-run-5k-2015