Hello Ryan Raider Band Families! Please see details for the upcoming weeks below.
This Saturday is our Concert Uniform Fitting on February 9 from 9:00am thru 12:00pm! Once you have been fitted, you may leave. If you are unable to attend, please contact Mrs. Brown. This is required for all band members.
Fan Pledge will be after school on Tuesday, February 12! Everyone is required to attend. Please make sure you have entered 20 contacts. This is a very important fundraiser that will help keep our band fees low! Contact Mr. Nuñez if you have any questions or would like to make a personal donation instead.
Solo and Ensemble
Solo and Ensemble will be held at Lake Dallas High School on February 23. Schedule is posted in the band hall and one has been posted on our website at www.ryanraiderband.org under the Itinerary 2018-2019 section “contests”. Please arrive to your performance time 30 minutres prior to the event to check in with the room monitor and warm-up. We are NOT taking buses to the event. Please plan to drive to the event. Let Mrs. Brown know if you need help finding a ride.
Band Fees are due now! Please check your account onwww.charmsoffice.com to see if your balance is paid in full. If you would like to set up a payment plan, contact Mrs. Brown. We are happy to work with any of our families on this.
Band Camp Schedule
The directors understand that this time of year, families are making plans for the summer. The band camp schedule has been posted online under the “For 2018-2019 members” section. Please plan your summer accordingly.
Wind Symphony Rehearses Every “A” day at 7:30am to 8:30am.
Wind Symphony Sectionals are every Monday through Thursday from 7:30am to 8:30am. Please see when you rehearse for sectionals below:
Flute/Oboe and Trumpet: Monday
Clarinet and Horn: Tuesday
Alto Sax and Trombone: Wednesday
Low Reeds and Euphonium and Tuba: Thursday
*Schedule will change if school week starts on a Tuesday. Please see calendar for details.
*Calendar at www.ryanraiderband.org .
Important 2nd Semester Performances and Events
Check the Band Calendar for ALL events. Please note the following performance dates:
Feb 23 – UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest at Lake Dallas High School
March 6 and 7 – Host MS UIL at RHS
March 26 – Pre-UIL Band Concert at RHS
April 5 – Jazz Band at Chet Baker Jazz Festival (at DHS)
April 16, 17, and 18 – UIL Concert and Sight-reading Contest (Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band)
April 25 – RHS Percussion Concert
April 26 (or 27) – Jazz Band at Denton Arts & Jazz Festival
May 4 – RHS Solo and Ensemble
May 7 – RHS Spring Concert
May 17 – Band Banquet
May 18 – SUPER SATURDAY for next year’s marching band
Thank you and Go Raiders!
Important Dates and Rehearsals
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