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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 5/8 – 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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Holzer’s This Week In Band 3/27 – 3/31

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Greetings,

Excellent job at Pre-UIL.  We received a LOT of feedback from the judges which we will use to improve for the real thing April 19.

Also, CONGRATULATIONS to the Trailblazers of Jazz on their OUTSTANDING performance Saturday.  We received many nice comments from the judges and as well as several outstanding soloists awards.

Leadership materials for next year are due FRIDAY – NO exceptions.

The band banquet is set for May 5th.  Tickets will be on sale soon, more info to come.

This Week in Band,

  • Tuesday – Due to the EOC Test, the leadership meeting is being moved to Tuesday, April 4th.  Jazz Band will NOT meet this morning.
  • Wednesday – Mr. Hazzard will be with us during class.
  • Thursday – Chick fil A Day ALL DAY (Preston Location).  Go by for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Let them know you are with the LTHS Band.  Mr. Linley (DISD Executive Fine Arts Director) will be with us during class.
  • Friday – Leadership materials for next year are due FRIDAY – NO exceptions.
  • Saturday – Guard Championship / Jazz Band Frisco Arts in the Square

Reminders…

In the March-April Newsletter you will find a list of approved SAT/ACT testing dates for next year.  Following this calendar will help us avoid any testing conflicts.

An OFFICIAL summer band calendar for 2017 available to view on the band website.  Please take special note of our May practices.
Have a wonderful week,

Mr. Holzer

Christian Holzer
Band Director
Lebanon Trail High School