I hope everyone is doing well on this BEAUTIFUL Sunday!! We’re off and running with virtual learning and I know that our students have their hands full with assignments in all of their classes. We’ve been doing our best to remind students to stay organized, communicate with their teachers, set consistent schedules for meals & sleep and to schedule times for consistent practice on their instrument and/or equipment.
REMINDERS FOR THE WEEK:
REHEARSALS CONTINUE FOR ALL PASCHAL BAND MEMBERS: It is important to note that we are hoping to see all band members at our regularly-scheduled rehearsals. We completely support any family’s choice to not send their child to our rehearsals due to a concern over Covid-19, but students should not consider these rehearsals “optional” if they play on attending school in person once that option is made available. Not only are we covering marching and music concepts important to the development of all members, we are preparing music for a special performance of our Fall 2020 Marching Band on Friday, October 23. We plan on recognizing our seniors at that event, as well.
PEP BAND @ HOME FOOTBALL GAMES: Check the calendar on the BAND app (2020-2021 Paschal Band group) for the PHS home football games. FWISD is allowing us to send a 50-member pep band to these performances. Only those students who are regularly attending our after-school band rehearsals will be considered for these performances. Keep an eye out for a Google Survey Form for students to select what games they would like to be considered for. Students will wear their Paschal Band t-shirt, black shorts or blue jeans and tennis shoes. CG will wear jerseys or their new CG shirt (Locke/Reasoner will confirm). If one of games has cold weather, students can wear a PHS Letterjacket or a jacket that is predominantly made of school colors (purple, white, black, grey).
BAND FEE PAYMENTS: If you have not received an emailed invoice for band participation fees, email email@example.com Fees can be paid online at www.paschalband.com or you can drop off cash payments in the drop box just outside the band directors’ office.
BOOSTER CLUB FUNDRAISING EFFORTS:
www.smile.amazon.com : Select “Paschal High School Band Booster Club” as an organization to receive funds with your purchases on Amazon. It’s an easy way to help out the band with purchases you are already making! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Kroger Community Rewards Program: Go to a store or online to register the “Paschal HS Band Boosters” (Org #XV498) to donate funds to our booster club based on your purchases at Kroger. Contact email@example.com for more info.
TBD: Car Wash: Students will sell advance-sale tickets and then wash cars in the south faculty lot (by the band hall). We feel confident that we can set up a traffic pattern and worker stations that will allow us to have this event while keeping everyone safe.
October 31: Trash 2 Cash: Clean out your attics, closets and garages, and bring us your broken or working electronics, power tools, sporting goods and other items. Ask your friends, neighbors and co-workers for items, and check during Bulky Trash pick up weeks for discarded electronics in your neighborhood. Our drive-through event will recycle your "trash" into cash for the band! See attached flier for exact list of items accepted. Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 31: March-a-thon: Halloween will be an exciting day for the Paschal Band!! We’ll have the Trash 2 Cash event going on by the band’s 18-wheeler on the practice lot while students will be marching to raise money for the March-a-thon. 2020 has been a crazy year, so why not have the most unique March-a-thon in the history of the event?!?! More details will be available soon!
Plan for the week:
September 22 & 24 (6 - 9 PM): Percussion rehearsal
September 22 (6 - 8 PM): All Woodwinds Music & Marching Rehearsal
September 23 (4 - 6 PM): Colorguard rehearsal
September 24 (6 - 8 PM): All Brass Music & Marching Rehearsal
September 28 - Oct 2: Same schedule as Sept 7 - 11
Monday, October 5: Tentative First Day of In-Person (or continued Virtual) Learning
October 5 - 9: All Brass & WWs on Tuesday and Thursday
Tuesday, October 6 (6 - 7 PM): Booster Club General Membership Meeting
Thursday, October 8: Paschal HS Football vs Poly @ Clark Stadium
October 12 - 16: Same schedule as Oct 5 - 9
Thursday, October 15: Paschal HS Football vs North Crowley (Homecoming) @ Farrington
October 19 - 23: Same schedule as Oct 5 - 9
October TBD: (9 AM - 3 PM): CAR WASH Fundraiser
Friday, October 23: Senior Night & Standstill Performance of 2020 Marching Show Production (7 PM)
Saturday, October 31: TRASH 2 CASH Fundraiser (8 - Noon)
Saturday, October 31: March-a-thon Fundraiser (8 AM - Noon)
Friday, November 6: Paschal HS Football vs Weatherford @ Farrington
Saturday, November 7: Percussion @ Lewisville Drumline Contest
Saturday, November 14: Percussion @ HEB Drumline Contest
Friday, November 20: Paschal HS Football vs LD Bell @ Farrington Field
Friday, November 27: Paschal HS Football vs Boswell @ Farrington Field