Spirit Wear

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If you didn’t get a chance to order spirit wear at Registration on Wednesday night, or would like to order more, you can place orders through the store link below. All spirit wear will be ready prior to our first home game on August 31st. We know you will want to wear your band gear in the stands at games and contests to show your support for your student and the awesome Trailblazer Band. The kids LOVE having a large parent group cheering them on each week. The deadline to order is midnight on Wednesday, August 9th.

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Summer Band 2017

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1.     Here is a link to the Summer Schedule. Please remember that these practices are mandatory for all members and have been on the band calendar since January. A more detailed calendar view can be found at www.trailblazerband.com/calendar for your convenience.

2.    You’ll need to wear/bring these items:
o Athletic shoes – well-fitting, supportive, and preferably light-colored
o Light colored shorts/t-shirt
o Hat/sunglasses (optional but strongly recommended)
o Water jug – ½ gal or more (we will have band-issued water jugs, but they won’t arrive until later in the summer)
o Marching instrument
o Sunscreen

3.    Please begin memorizing these pieces of music, downloadable from the Music page. Your ability to play these pieces of music memorized will be part of your audition for the contest show at the end of the 2nd week:
o Fight song
o Alma mater
o Show music

4.    While the band fees cover almost everything you will need, there are a few small items we ask students to purchase on their own. You may already have both of these items. If so, please do not buy more just for us.
o Flip folder. You can find these at local music stores such as Music 1st and Music and Arts
o Khaki shorts. These will be part of your “summer uniform” that we will wear at events until it cools down enough to bust out the shiny marching uniforms. These shorts must be school-appropriate. If you are a returning member and would like to wear the uniform shorts from last year, you are, of course, more than welcome to do so.

5.    Lastly, we begin at 8:00am sharp on Wednesday, July 26th and we will meet in the auditorium. BE EARLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It is important that you have spent time outdoors this summer in order to acclimate to the heat. Each day we will be working outside to make sure the LTHS band is the very best it can be. I can’t wait to see you all in one week!

Kelly Wykoff

Registration Night 2017

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Registration Night is coming up on July 26th, and is one of the most important events of the year. We’ll be updating your information, collecting forms, fitting you for uniforms and t-shirts, collecting fees and much more. You will also receive much information pertaining to the fall semester.

Registration Night

Location: LTHS band hall
Date: July 26th
Time: Returning Members – 5-7pm
New Members – 7-9pm

 From the below links, select the NEW or RETURNING member fee sheet depending on your status in the LT band. Print that fee sheet, along with the 6 other forms, and bring them to Registration Night. You can fill out all of the forms except for the fee sheet ahead of time. You will be sized for items on the fee sheet on Registration Night. Please come prepared to pay your fees. We will accept checks, cash, money orders, and credit cards. (Cards will include an additional 2.75% convenience fee.)

See you there!
Kelly Wykoff

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This Week in Band 5/22 – 5/26

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This Week in Band:

  • Tuesday – Uniforms Due. Audition Day #1 from 5-7 PM for the following instruments: flute, clarinet, trumpet, euphonium, tuba. If you cannot make this date, please let Mr. Schaul know ASAP.

Upcoming Events:

  • Wednesday, May 31 – Audition Day #2 from 5-7 PM for the following instruments: oboe, bassoon, bass clarinet, saxophone, horn, trombone. If you cannot make this date, please let Mr. Schaul know ASAP.
  • Reminders:
    Some dates/details have changed. As always, the most up-to-date information may be found on the band website and calendar. If you are subscribed to the band calendar, please re-subscribe to receive the most recent calendar updates. Please contact me should you have any questions.

Summer break is near – make it a great week!

Sincerely,

LTHS Band Staff

Holzer’s This Week in Band 5/15 – 5/19

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Greetings,

Congrats to all on exceptional ensemble performances. Thank you parents who made it out to listen. We enjoyed performing for you!

This Week in Band,

  • Monday – May Camp #2 5-7 pm.
  • Tuesday – Jazz Band 7:15-8:30 am
  • Wednesday – Spring Concert. We begin immediately following the Fowler MS Concert (approx. 7:30 pm). Concert Dress.
  • Thursday – Spring Trip!! Please review trip packet for all pertinent info. All forms were due Friday.

Reminders…

The most up to date information may be found on the band website/calendar. Please contact me should you have any questions.

Have a wonderful week,

Mr. Holzer

Holzer’s This Week in Band 5/8 – 5/12

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Greetings,

What a wonderful banquet! This was an excellent way to recap an outstanding inaugural year. Thank you to Mrs. Burdick for organizing this special event, as well as ALL the parents/volunteers who spent hours making sure everything turned out so well. Our success this year is due to the work of a community of people, most importantly, our students. Thank you Band for being a positive example of cooperation and dedication. You ARE the best!!

This Week in Band,

  • Monday – May Camp #1 5-7 pm.
  • Tuesday – Jazz Band 7:15-8:30 am
  • Wednesday – Ensemble Festival in class. Parents/Guests please sign in at the front office. Concert Band 10:30-12:00 pm and Symphonic Band 1:00-2:40 pm.
  • Thursday – Jazz Band 7:15-8:30 am
  • Symphonic Band full orchestra concert. Report 6:20 pm. Concert dress. Should be done by 7:00 pm.

Reminders…

  • An OFFICIAL summer band calendar for 2017 is available to view on the band website.
  •  The most up to date information may be found on the band website/calendar. Please contact me should you have any questions.

Have a wonderful week,

Mr. Holzer

May – June Newsletter

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What a year this has been! From the first day of marching camp to our incredible UIL performances,this Band has already established a legacy of excellence. They have been Trailblazers in every sense of the word. Thank you to ALL who have contributed to the successes we have shared this year.

Enjoy your summer!!

Next year’s band calendar is live on our website. Please use this calendar for future planning. Every member of the band is critical to our success. We need you present at every event!!

DSO Masterclass – May 2 @ LTHS (5:00-7:00 pm) – optional event.

Spring Trip Parent Meeting – May 4 @ LTHS Auditorium (7:00-8:00 pm) – for those attending the trip. A representative from each household should be present.

Band Banquet – May 5 @ LTHS (6:00 pm)

May Camp #1 – May 8 @ LTHS (5:00-7:00 pm) – Required event for all band members. This will be outside. Dress accordingly-shorts, t-shirt, hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Bring water!

Ensemble Festival – May 10 @ LTHS (during school) – Parents and guests attending. Please check in at the front office. Concert Band 10:35-12:05 pm / Symphonic Band 1:10-2:40 pm Orchestra Spring Concert – May 11 @ LTHS (6:20-7:00 pm) – Symphonic Band only. Formal dress.

May Camp #2 – May 15 @ LTHS (5:00-7:00 pm) – Required event for all band members. This will be outside. Dress accordingly-shorts, t-shirt, hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Bring water!

Spring Concert – May 17 @ LTHS (8:00 pm) – with FMS. Formal Dress

Spring Trip to San Antonio – May 18-21. Trip itinerary given at the Parent Meeting Assessments for 2017-2018 Begin – May 22 (various times)

Uniforms Due – May 23

May Camp #3 – May 23 @ LTHS (5:00-7:00 pm) – Required event for all band members. This will be outside. Dress accordingly-shorts, t-shirt, hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Bring water!

State Solo Festival – May 27-29 @ Hendrickson HS (individual times) – Best wishes to our state bound folks!! Contact a director should you have any specific questions.

May Camp #4 – May 31 @ LTHS (5:00-7:00 pm) – Required event for all band members. This will be outside. Dress accordingly-shorts, t-shirt, hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Bring water!

Night of Jazz – June 1 @ Frisco Commons – This is tentative. More details to come.

Holzer’s This Week in Band 5/1 – 5/5

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Greetings,

We are very proud of our percussionists 6-9 grade for an outstanding concert last week. Awesome job!!

This Week in Band,

  • No jazz band this week due to EOC testing. Use this time to practice or hold a sectional.
  • Tuesday – DSO Masterclass 5-6:30 pm. One free objective to those who attend.
  • Thursday – Symphonic Band full orchestra rehearsal 7:15-8:30 am. Trip Meeting 7:00-8:00 pm auditorium. All attending the Spring Trip are required to attend.
  • Friday – Band Banquet
  • Reminders…
    An OFFICIAL summer band calendar for 2017 available to view on the band website. Please take special note of our May practices.

The most up to date information may be found on the band website/calendar. Please contact me should you have any questions.

Have a wonderful week,

Mr. Holzer

Holzer’s This Week in Band 4/24 – 4/28

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Greetings,

Special welcome to Ms. Kelly Wykoff as the new band director. Ms. Wykoff comes to us by way of Centennial HS where she has had many years of success. She will do great things for the students of LTHS.

Congrats to ALL on successful UIL performances. This process teaches us all a very valuable lesson – hard, smart work, has great rewards. Thank you Band for continually working hard and bringing a winning attitude to rehearsal. Special thanks to our parents for your support as well. We are proud of this accomplishment!

The band banquet is set for May 5th. Tickets must be purchased by 4/25. There will be a silent auction. Thank you to those who have donated. We have over $1700 worth of items to bid on.

Click here for ticket sales: https://squareup.com/store/lebanon-trail-hs-band-boosters

This Week in Band,

Tuesday – Hype Day 5-7 in the bandhall/auditorium. Parent meeting 6-7 in the LTHS cafeteria. Reveal and dinner (parents and students) 7-8 in the auditorium and cafeteria.

Reminders…
An OFFICIAL summer band calendar for 2017 available to view on the band website. Please take special note of our May practices.

Newsletter attached. There have been updates to accommodate state testing. The most up to date information may be found on the band website/calendar. Please contact me should you have any questions.

Have a wonderful week,

Mr. Holzer

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