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10-14-2019 ACB Newsletter

10-14-2019 ACB Newsletter

Dear Coyote Band members and parents,

Good afternoon! We had a great performance last Saturday. The judges liked our musical performance quite a bit, but the visual side was our weakness. We’re going to work hard this week to improve that score before this weekend at the big UIL Region Contest. This Friday is a bye week for football, so no early morning rehearsal, but we will have a rehearsal at the stadium after school. The itinerary for Friday is on page 2, Saturday is on
page 3.

o This Wednesday is My Estrella Day to raise money for the band! Go to My Estrella on Wednesday, and tell them you’re there to support the Anna Band. A portion of the proceeds will benefit our program!
o Tamale fundraiser will run October 18th – November 8th! Delivery is before Thanksgiving break. Any questions can be directed to melinda.ponce@annaisd.org. This was a great fundraiser for our booster club last year, and we hope it will be again!
o PRIVATE LESSONS! This is the next level for our band program. We have got a full staff of teachers for private lessons, and are ready to get as many students signed up as we possibly can! Please take a brief
moment to fill out this short online survey regarding private lessons: https://forms.gle/huu2CCeuiHVcrtcE9
o Disney –Please note, the October payment is due October 18th, THIS Friday, and we are still missing a few September payments. We have hotels locked in, airlines locked in, and are having to pay deposits, so please
remember the refund agreement as well.
o Please be mindful of the band fees that are needing to be paid. We’re fine with payment plans however we need to set them up, but please keep it on your radar.


Join the Anna Band Booster Facebook page to see updates and pics taken at games and competitions, and communicate with other parents. Please note the password to join the Page is Justjoan19. You must also give your student’s name. This page is run by the Band Boosters, and is for current parents and students.

PLEASE JOIN THE COYOTE MARCHING BAND SCHOOLOGY GROUP!

Remind is no longer a district approved form of communication, so we’re trying to phase this out. Please download the Schoology app on your phone, find the groups tab, hit the “+” sign and enter the following code:

9NDK-VG9W-5P74T 

If you’re having trouble with this, please contact mindi.vandagriff@annaisd.org. She should be able to get you set up.

If you have any questions I am happy to help. You can call or email any time and I will get back to you as soon as I can!

Justin Wallis
Anna High School Band
972-924-1100 x4715
justin.wallis@annaisd.org

Link to original Newsletter PDF 


Friday Rehearsal, 10/18/19 – Bye Week


4:00 – MONDAY MEAL PEOPLE, you get a pizza meal
4:30 ish – Leave for stadium with wind players
4:40 – Winds warm up at the stadium while we wait for MS FB to clear the field, front ensemble come to stadium after loaded.
5:00/5:15 – Take the field for rehearsal
7:00/7:15 – Rehearsal ends / load equipment
7:30/7:45 – Leave for HS, unload there
8:00/8:15 – Release

We may get out a little before 8:00 or 8:15, depending on how fast we can get on the field, and how fast we can load/unload equipment.


UIL Region 25 Marching Contest, October 19th
McKinney ISD Stadium

4201 Hardin Blvd, McKinney, TX 75070


1:30 pm – Band Hall opens
2:30 – Rehearsal
3:45 – Inspection block, and load
4:05 – Eat a meal together
4:55 – Depart for Denton
5:25 – Arrive, unload, dress
6:15 – Enter Warm-up
6:45 – Move to field entrance
7:00 – Performance!
7:15 – Performance over, move to truck and load all equipment
7:45 – Leave for home
8:15 – Arrive at home, unload

9 pm – Release


Anna High School Band
2019-2020 Calendar

• October 18 Bye Week rehearsal from 4:30 to 7:30 (stadium rehearsal including travel time)
• October 19 UIL Region 25 Marching Contest, McKinney ISD Stadium
• October 25 Celina AWAY
• November 1 Argyle @ Home
• November 8 Sanger AWAY
• November 14-16 POSSIBLE PLAYOFF GAME – Plan on attending
• November 21-23 POSSIBLE PLAYOFF GAME – Plan on attending

• December 9 All-Region Band Auditions, hosted here at Anna High school
• December 12 Christmas Concert
• January 11 Area Auditions – Argyle
• January 17 – 18 All-Region Band clinic and concert, hosted here at Anna High School
• February 8 UIL Solo and Ensemble contest, Rockwall Heath High School

This calendar may not contain every single event that will go on throughout the year. I will be making sure to update you on any changes and/or additions as soon as I am aware.

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