Paschal Band families and friends,
Thanks to all of our students and staff who made the first week of our full band rehearsals a big success! We’re off to a great start and looking forward to continued progress this week. Make sure to check out the details for the car wash on Saturday. ALL MEMBERS need to sell their 5 presale tickets and turn their $$ in before the end of the day on Friday.
Reminders for the week:
MUSIC AND MARCHING REHEARSALS CONTINUE THIS WEEK (1 - 9 PM): See info below and on www.paschalband.com for days/times. Dress appropriately for physical activity (tennis/running shoes, shorts, t-shirt, sun screen, hat). We’ll be rehearsing music (indoors) 1 - 4 PM, take a dinner break and then practice marching (outdoors) 5:30 PM - 9 PM. Attendance is required for all band members. Contact Mr. Wright if you have any schedule conflicts. Work schedule conflicts are NOT considered excused at any point during the marching band season.
P.A.S.S. WEEK AND BAND: Students should make their P.A.S.S. day a top priority. Seniors and juniors should be able to attend their sessions with no overlap of band rehearsals. Sophomores and freshmen should do all they can to get their as soon as their events start so they can make it to as much of our band rehearsals as possible. Feel free to talk to a director if you have any questions.
CAR WASH ON SATURDAY (9 am - 3 pm): All band members participate in the car wash. Each section will be assigned one of the two locations (Band of America and Paschal HS). Sections will have half their members work the morning session (9 AM - Noon) and theother half will work the 2nd shift (Noon - 3 PM). PRE-SALE TICKETS FOR ALL STUDENTS: All students have been given 5 $5 pre-sale tickets. Students will sell these tickets (we have more, if needed) and turn in their $$ no later than Friday evening. If families prefer, they can submit a $25 donation instead of selling the tickets. TOWELS DONATED: We’re asking all students to donate an old/unwanted towel for the car wash. We use a LOT of towels at these events and need a significant inventory. We’ll have a donation box available in the band hall this week.
DCI FINALS WATCH PARTY AT PHS ON SATURDAY (6 - 9 PM): The band officers and booster club are organizing a watch party for the Drum Corps International World Championships! Snacks will be provided. We’ll set up the video projector and our sound system and enjoy the performances in the auditorium. Plan to attend and see some of the most incredible marching ensembles around!!
INSTRUMENT ACCESSORIES NEEDED FOR INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS: We have a very convenient new setup for instrument accessories this year! You are welcome to use any store or online source for music accessories you prefer, but we have a fairly convenient setup with N-Tune Music in Aledo. You can purchase whatever you need online and the items will be delivered to Paschal. Here’s the link: https://ntunemusic.com/product-category/choose-school/paschal-high-school/
All Wind & Percussion Players Need a Flip Folder: Brass, WW and percussion players MUST have a flip folder to be able to play at pep rallies and in the stands. Too often, students think they have the stand tunes memorized, but they still make errors that detract from the band’s performance. Directors will be monitoring this in the stands throughout pep rallies and games. Order your lyre and flip folder now so that you’ll have it when you need it.
Clarinet, Bass Clarinet and Saxophone players: We’re encouraging you to purchase a Legere reed for the marching band season. These reeds will last the entire season and can also be used during practice times for the rest of the year! Their price is more than an individual reed, but will last the length of several boxes of reeds! Order one ASAP if you haven’t done so already.
Brass players: Order valve oil, slide grease and trombone slide oil/cream now if you don’t have it. Don’t rely on your friends or the directors to provide these basic supplies.
THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:
Mon-Fri, Aug 5-9: Marching Band Rehearsals (1 - 9 PM)
Saturday, August 10: Band Car Wash (9 AM - 3 PM)
Saturday, August 10: DCI Watch Party in Band Hall (6 - 9 PM)
Mon-Thur, Aug 12-15: Marching Band Rehearsals (5 - 9 PM)
Friday, August 16: End of Camp Debut Concert (7 - 8:30 PM)
Monday, August 19: First Day of School
Monday, August 19: Marching Band Rehearsal 4:30 - 7 PM
Tuesday, August 20: Marching Band Rehearsal 4:30 - 7 PM
Thursday, August 22: Marching Band Rehearsal 4:30 - 7 PM
Friday, August 30: Pep Rally (during school)
Friday, August 30: PHS Football @ Irving HS (7 - 10 PM)
Monday, September 2: Labor Day - No School or Rehearsal
Saturday, September 14: TMEA All-Region Jazz Auditions
Saturday, September 14: HEB Drumline Contest
Saturday, September 21: March-a-thon (8 AM - 1 PM)
Saturday, September 28: Mansfield “Preview of Champions” Contest (10 AM - 10 PM)
Monday, October 7: FWISD Pre-UIL Marching Band Assessment @ FWISD Clark Stadium (2 - 7 PM)
Friday, October 11: Drumline performance at “Day of the Girl” Parade
Monday, October 14: Marching Band Rehearsal (3 - 6 PM)
Tuesday, October 15: UIL Marching Band Contest @ Mansfield (3 - 8 PM)
Friday, October 18: Wind Ensemble/Leadership Pep Band @ Lily B Walk-a-thon
Saturday, October 26: US Bands Marching Contest @ Coppell HS (10 AM - 10 PM)