SUCCESS at UIL and in San Antonio!

April 25, 2016

The Band (along with Choir and Orchestra) had a FANTASTIC time in San Antonio this weekend!  BOTH the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble took home all Superior Ratings and Best in Class trophies from the Alamo Showcase of Music!  We also enjoyed some great meals, a day at Fiesta Texas, TWO Buc-ee's visits and some relaxing time at the movies.  THANK YOU for your support of the trip and a special thanks to our awesome chaperones -- Mrs. Leonard and Mrs. Hester.  Thanks also to Mrs. Johnson for helping coordinate and collect treat bags for the bus!  We appreciate all of your help!

Also -- a HUGE congratulations to both bands for receiving Superior ratings at UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Contest last week!  You have set the bar high -- excellence is an important part of the Reedy Band experience -- well done!

MARCHING BAND begins this week -- our first Marching Clinic is tomorrow afternoon from 4:30 to 6:30pm.  This is for ALL Reedy Band students (Band and Color Guard) plus current 8th graders at both Pearson and Pioneer Heritage MS.

We will begin with some introductory games/section socializing and start working on Marching Band skills.  You DO NOT need your instrument for tomorrow's clinic.  Please make sure you are wearing athletic clothes, tennis shoes, hat/sunglasses/sunblock!  You also MUST have a water bottle!

Wednesday -- ALL Percussion Sectional 7:30-8:30am

The band has been challenged!  Band vs. Theater Kickball Game is from 4:30-5:30pm!  We'd love to see lots of you there to either play or cheer us on!  The winning team will advance to the next round of our new Fine Arts Tournament challenge -- this includes Theater, Choir, Orchestra, Band, Art and Dance!  Come join us on the grass field behind the marching tower on Wednesday!

Thursday --

CLARINETS -- We are hosting Mrs. Gina Scheer, a Vandoren clinician from 4:30-6:30pm.  ALL of our Reedy clarinets will have the opportunity to try out mouthpieces/ligatures and hear about how different equipment options can help improve your playing!

Also, 4:30-6:30 will be Drumline Masterclass for ALL Percussionists.

Saturday -- Pioneer Heritage Solo and Ensemble Contest

There is a sign-up sheet in the Band Hall for volunteers to help at Pioneer this Saturday! As we continue to build a great relationship with both of our Middle Schools, it's important for their band students to meet all of the awesome kids in the Reedy Band!  Please sign up if you are available -- shifts are 8:45am-Noon and Noon-3pm.

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