It’s amazing how quickly time flies! As we all soak up the final days/weeks of rest and relaxation, it is important that all involved are prepared for a successful start to the 2019 marching band season. Spend some time each day playing your instrument and make sure you are drinking plenty of water each day. Make sure your instrument in in good working order and you have all the necessary supplies (valve oil, reeds, sticks/mallets, beach towel for your when we’re outside). There’s a thorough accessory list here: https://ntunemusic.com/product-category/choose-school/paschal-high-school/ Buy whatever you need and it will be delivered to Paschal before summer band starts (no charge for delivery). You can also use this link to buy supplies throughout the year and the supplies will be delivered to Paschal.
Reminders for the week:
TIME TO GET MOVING!!: Depending on how much time you’ve been focusing on the “rest & relaxation” portion of summer, make sure you are appropriately preparing yourself for outdoor activity. Get your body ready for the season by spending time on your instrument in the afternoon and get outside later in the day. Walk around the block with your favorite band friend and drink plenty of water before, during and after physical activity. Take time to do some light stretching, as well. Check out the https://www.marchinghealth.com/ workouts that have been posted this summer on Instagram and Facebook. They walk you through a legitimate series of routines that will appropriately prepare you for the level and types of physical activity you’ll be involved in during marching band.
UIL- & FWISD-MANDATED PHYSICALS: Our school district has required physicals for students participating in marching band for a while now. The fact that UIL is now involved makes this event more of a specific expectation for student safety and well-being. We encourage you to support the booster club by attending our event on July 27, but you are welcome to use your own primary care physician. All students who use their own primary care physician must provide a copy of the ATTACHED PHYSICAL FORM signed by their doctor.
PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR PHYSICALS ON JULY 27: Parents who can help out at the physicals event at Paschal on July 27 can use this link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4FAAAF29A1FB6-20191 We still need doctors, nurses, medical assistants, but there are also jobs that non-medically trained parents can do. Thanks for helping out!
PERCUSSION AND GUARD CAMPS IN ONE WEEK: Colorguard members will receive specifics from Mr. Locke and Ms. Reasoner. Percussion members will receive specifics from Mrs. Bolton. We appreciate the additional time these sections continually invest into their development!!
FULL CAMP BEGINNING ON JULY 29: See info below and on www.paschalband.com for days/times. Dress appropriately for physical activity (tennis/running shoes, shorts, t-shirt, sun screen, hat). We’ll be rehearsing music (indoors) 1 - 4 PM, take a dinner break and then practice marching (outdoors) 5:30 PM - 9 PM. Attendance is required for all band members. We’ll be assessing all student marchers July 29-31 in preparation for beginning to learn our UIL Marching Contest show on Thursday, August 1. Only students with consistent attendance and effort will be considered for spots in the UIL Contest Show. Contact Mr. Wright if you have any schedule conflicts. Work schedule conflicts are NOT considered excused at any point during the marching band season.
BAND FEE INSTALLMENT PLAN PAYMENT 2 DUE ON JULY 27: If you are using the installment plan for band fees, the 2nd payment is due on Saturday, July 27. You can pay online through Paypal at http://www.paschalband.com/donations--payments.html or at the band hall (9 AM - Noon) with cash or credit card. Students must have made at least band fee payments to be considered for a spot in the UIL Contest Show on Thursday, August 1.
THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:
Saturday, July 20: Colorguard Rehearsal (10 AM - 5 PM)
Mon-Thur, July 22-25: Percussion Rehearsal Camp (9 AM - 4 PM)
Mon-Fri, July 22-26: Colorguard Rehearsal Camp (10 AM - 5 PM)
Tuesday, July 23: Leadership Workday (9 AM - 4 PM)
Thur-Sat, July 25-27: Band Directors at Texas Bandmasters Association Convention
Saturday, July 27: UIL-Required Physicals available at Band Hall for $20 (9 AM - 2 PM)
Saturday, July 27: Registration/Uniform Fitting for anyone not at June 8 event (9 AM - Noon)
Saturday, July 27: Band Fee Installment #2 Due (online are at PHS 9 AM - Noon)
Mon-Fri, July 29-Aug 2: Marching Band Rehearsals (1-9 PM)
Monday, July 29: Bass Hall Masterclasses for Intermediate Flute and Oboe (8:30 AM - Noon)
Monday, July 29: Bass Hall Masterclasses for Intermediate Trumpet and Bassoon (1 - 4:30 PM)
Tuesday, July 30: Bass Hall Masterclasses for Intermediate Clarinet and Bass Clarinet (8:30 AM - Noon)
Tuesday, July 30: Bass Hall Masterclasses for Intermediate French Horn and Bass Trombone (1 - 4:30 PM)
Wednesday, July 31: Bass Hall Masterclasses for Inter Saxophone & Advanced Flute/Oboe (8:30 AM - Noon)
Wednesday, July 31: Bass Hall Masterclasses for Inter Trombone & Adv Trumpet/Bassoon (1 - 4:30 PM)
Wednesday, July 31: Freshman Parent Event - Let’s “Taco” ‘bout Band! (7 - 8 PM) @ Josh Harmon’s
Thursday, August 1: Bass Hall Masterclasses for Inter Euphonium & Adv Clar/Bass Clar (8:30 AM - Noon)
Thursday, August 1: Bass Hall Masterclasses for Inter Tuba & Adv Horn/Bass Tbn (1 - 4:30 PM)
Friday, August 2: Bass Hall Masterclasses for All Keyboard Perc & Adv Sax/Euph (8:30 AM - Noon)
Friday, August 2: Bass Hall Masterclasses for All Battery Perc & Adv Tbn/Tuba (1 - 4:30 PM)
Mon-Fri, Aug 5-9: Marching Band Rehearsals (1 - 9 PM)
Saturday, August 10: Band Car Wash (9 AM - 3 PM)
Mon-Thur, Aug 12-15: Marching Band Rehearsals (4 - 9 PM)
Friday, August 16: End of Camp Debut Concert (7 - 8:30 PM)
Monday, August 19: First Day of School