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Holzer’s This Week In Band 3/13 – 3/17

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Greetings,

CONGRATULATIONS to our guard once again for a great performance over Spring Break. They keep moving up the leaderboard. Excellent work!!

Leadership materials for next year have gone live on the band website. They are on the protected “music” page. Reach out to a director with any questions on the process. Completed packets are due March 31st.

This Week in Band,

  • Tuesday – Mr. Dixon (U of H, retired) will be working with us in class. / Drum Major Academy
  • Friday – 5th Trip Payment Due!!

Reminders…

In the combined attachment 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.

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 2/21 – 2/24

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CONGRATULATIONS to all of our soloists. Beautiful performances Saturday!! Outstanding work!! LT brought home 49 – 1st division medals. This is a tribute to your hard work and dedication. All of LT is proud of you!! In addition, we have 12 students who are state-bound (in musical score order): Aman H., Ivy P., Catherine Z., Sophy L., Chloe L., Shreeka K., Cory S., Ethan B., Joshua C., Riley M., Austin P., Arvind S., and Kyne S.

FROM LTHS
Parent traffic on the back loop is conflicting with bus traffic. This sets up a potential safety hazard. For the safety of our students and drivers, students must be picked up in front of the school until 5PM. We appreciate your help and understanding.
In the combined attachment you will find a list of approved SAT/ACT testing dates for next year. Following this calendar will help us avoid any testing conflicts.

March 1st concert uniforms are due to the school for a cleaning. Gentlemen – this is ONLY coat and pants.

This Week in Band.

  • Friday – Guard competition at CHS. Come out and support!
  • Saturday – Frisco Jazz Festival @ FHS / Guard competition at WHS

Holzer’s This Week In Band 2/13 – 2/17

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FROM LTHS –
Parent traffic on the back loop is conflicting with bus traffic. This sets up a potential safety hazard. For the safety of our students and drivers, students must be picked up in front of the school until 5PM. We appreciate your help and understanding.

The 4th Spring Trip Payment is due Friday.
In the combined attachment you will find a list of approved SAT/ACT testing dates for next year. Following this calendar will help us avoid any testing conflicts.

March 1st concert uniforms are due to the school for a cleaning. Gentlemen – this is ONLY coat and pants.

  • This Week in Band,
    Monday – Worley accompanist during school. Wenck accompanist after school.
  • Tuesday – Worley accompanist during school.
  • Thursday – Rodriguez accompanist after school.
  • Friday – Jazz Band @ Smith. Rodriguez accompanist during school. 4th Trip Payment Due.
  • Saturday – UIL Solo Festival @ Plano East HS (separate email was sent with info).

Reminders…

  • The sectional/jazz band schedule is on the website.
  • A PRELIMINARY summer band calendar for 2017 available to view on the band website. This is no means finalized, but can give you an idea of what camp will look like for planning purposes.

Mr. Holzer

Holzer’s This Week In Band 2/5 – 2/10

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Incredibly proud of all of our students for an OUTSTANDING Mid-Winter Concert.  Beautiful music comes from the heart and you displayed the highest level of artistry through this performance.  Thank you to all for the many hours spent practicing and perfecting your music.  Concerts are the ultimate group effort and you gave 110%.

In this link Newsletter and Testing Dates you will find a list of approved SAT/ACT testing dates  for next year.  Following this calendar will help us avoid any testing conflicts.

As you receive your solo originals, please number the solo and accompaniment parts in pencil, and turn in the accompaniment to your director ASAP so we can give it to the accompanists to practice.  Solos may be ordered from www.penders.com and www.jwpepper.com.

This Week in Band,

  • Monday – Mr. Merrill (Duncanville, SMU) will be with us in class.  Worley Accompanist during school.
  • Tuesday – Worley Accompanist during school.
  • Thursday – Wenck accompanist after school.
  • Friday – Rodriguez accompanist during school
  • Wed.-Fri.-Directors will be away attending the TMEA convention.  Please remember to be professional and treat the substitutes with kindness.  Band can be tough to cover with all the students involved.  We want them to return when we need them!

Reminders…

The sectional/jazz band schedule is on the website.

A PRELIMINARY summer band calendar for 2017 available to view on the band website.  This is no means finalized, but can give you an idea of what camp will look like for planning purposes.

Newsletter attached.  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 1/23 – 1/27

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  • Monday – Parent Orientation 5:30-6:15 pm. Band shirt, jeans and tennis shoes.
  • Thursday – Guard preview night at LTHS – 8:15 pm.
  • Saturday – Our Winter guard’s VERY FIRST performance ever!!

Reminders…

The sectional and jazz band schedule is on the website.

A PRELIMINARY summer band calendar for 2017 available to view on the band website. This is no means finalized, but can give you an idea of what camp will look like for planning purposes.

Newsletter attached. 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 1/17 – 1/20

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New to the calendar – Rising Freshman Orientation, Monday, Jan. 23 from 5:30-6:15 pm at LTHS. Band shirts, jeans and tennis shoes. Please let me know if you have a conflict ASAP.

This Week in Band,

  • Tuesday – Jazz Band and sectionals begin again. Please see band calendar for specific dates/times.
  • Wednesday – 3rd Trip Payment is due.
  • Thursday – Pep Rally during activity period. Wear your GREEN band shirt.
  • Thursday-Friday – All Region Clinic/Concert for those who made a region band. Please refer to info page in your region folder.

Holzer’s This Week in Band 1/9 – 1/13

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We have a PRELIMINARY summer band calendar for 2017 available to view on the band website.  This is no means finalized, but can give you an idea of what camp will look like for planning purposes.

Please order an original of your solo ASAP if you have not already done so.  www.pendersmusic.com and www.jwpepper.com are the two best places to order from.

This Week in Band:

  • Tuesday – No jazz band this week.
  • Friday – Main Event Party.  See RSVP page for details.

Reminders…

  • 3rd Trip Payment is due January 18th.

January-February Newsletter

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Outstanding performances abound! Both the Veterans Assembly and the Holiday Extravaganza were wonderful. We raised over $600 for the Small World Angel Program. Congratulations to our 25 students selected to a region band! This is a HUGE accomplishment and we are proud of ALL students who gave their time and energy to improve as musicians. Our whole band improved from

this process.

Next year’s TENTATIVE band calendar is live on our website. Please use this calendar for planning purposes. A final calendar will be sent as soon as possible. Please make sure to purchase an original copy of your Solo ASAP. Pender’s or JWPepper are the two best places to order from.

  • Main Event Social – Jan. 13 @ Main Event 9275 Dallas Parkway, Frisco, TX 75033 (6:00-8:30 pm) – Optional event. Students will need transportation to and from. See RSVP handout for details.
  • Sectionals and Jazz Band Resume – Jan. 17 – Consult band calendar for specifics.
  • 3rd Trip Payment Due – Jan. 18 – Checks placed in safe box outside Mr. Holzer’s door.
  • Pep Rally – Jan. 19 @ LTHS (During School) – Wear Ignition shirt.
  • All Region Bands Clinic/Concert – Jan. 19-20 @ (various locations) – For those selected to a region band. See handout in your region folder for details.
  • Mid-Winter Concert – Feb. 2 @ LTHS (5:30 pm call time, 6:00 pm concert) – All band members.
  • Concert dress. We will be followed by the Frisco and Carrolton Community Band.
  • 4th Trip Payment Due – Feb. 17 – Checks placed in safe box outside Mr. Holzer’s door.
  • Solo and Ensemble – Feb. 18 @ Plano East Senior High (individual times) – More details to come!
  • Frisco Jazz Festival – Feb. 25 @ Frisco High (time TBA) – Jazz Band only.
  • Upcoming – Please mark your calendars and bookmark – www.trailblazerband.com
  • 5th Trip Payment Due – Checks placed in safe box outside Mr. Holzer’s door.
  • Cluster Pre-UIL Concert – Mar. 21 @ LTHS (times TBA) – All band members.
  • Jazz Band Tour – Apr. 1 – Jazz Band only.
  • UIL – Apr. 18 @ CHS – The Super Bowl of band competitions.
  • 6th Trip Payment Due – Apr. 18 – Checks placed in safe box outside Mr. Holzer’s door.
  • Trip Refund Deadline – April 21 – Last chance to receive a refund.