Honors Band Rehearsal

A reminder that Honors Band will rehearse after school on Wednesday, March 18th from 3:15 – 4:15. As always, attendance is mandatory.

Grades

Right before Spring Break, the 3rd Nine Weeks grading period ended. This week, students will get their report cards, and these grades are important for band. If students do not pass the 3rd Nine Weeks (every class with a 70 or above), they are academically ineligible. This means that they are not able to perform at UIL Contest with the groups. For the next three weeks, as we prepare for contest, they may be given an alternate assignment while the eligible students rehearse.

Pre-UIL Contest

On Thursday, March 26, the Symphonic and Honors Bands at Piner Middle School will participate in our pre-UIL contest at Sherman High School. Our goal for that evening is to put our students through a situation similar to that of actual contest. Students will arrive, warm up, perform on stage, and then move to another room to practice sightreading.

Dress will be our concert black, as defined in our handbook.

The schedules are as follows:

  • Symphonic Band
    • 6:30 – Meet on Sherman HS Stage to Warm Up
    • 7:00 – Perform on Stage
    • 7:20 – Sight-Reading in Sherman HS Band Hall
    • 7:45 – Approximate finish time
  • Honors Band
    • 6:45 – Meet in Sherman HS Band Hall to Warm Up
    • 7:15 – Perform on Stage
    • 7:40 – Sight-Reading in Sherman HS Band Hall
    • 8:00 – Approximate finish time

UIL Contest

The Symphonic and Honors Bands will compete at the Region 25 UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Contest during the week of April 6 – 10.

  • Symphonic Band
    • When: Wednesday, April 8 at 1:30pm
    • Where: McKinney Boyd HS, McKinney, TX
  • Honors Band
    • When: Friday, April 10 at 12:55pm
    • Where: Allen Performance Arts Center, Allen, TX

The exact schedules for those days will be sent home in the coming weeks, along with information about lunch on those days. Dress will be concert black, as laid out in our handbook.