Weekly Update 5.21.18

Big Red Band Family!

This is one of your final weekly updates for the year but is FILLED with lots of important information. We have MANY projects and efforts to complete this week and we need to work together to accomplish all of our many year-end goals.

MONDAY
5:30 – 7:30pm Our final Marching Mondays in May!

TUESDAY
3 – 5pm Drum Major Auditions and Interviews
7pm Concert Band Final Concert @ Bammel Middle School!

WEDNESDAY
3 – 7pm Section Leader Auditions

THURSDAY
3 – 6pm Section Leader Auditions
7pm Masterwork Choral Concert with WHS Mustang Choir in PAC

FRIDAY
7pm Annual Big Red Band Banquet @ Richey Gardens

LEADERSHIP
Throughout this week, students will be receiving instructions on how to complete their leadership auditions and elections. Students be vigilant on Remind for those links today!

AUDITIONS
For wind players, we will be having auditions for band placements and marching band placements this week during classes on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

MASTERCLASSES
We have concluded our masterclass series for the year. I want to join with everyone in thanking our dedicated masterclass teachers, clinicians, and technicians for their hard work this year to help our students be successful!

SOLO AND ENSEMBLE
On Saturday, May 19th wind and percussion students participated in their annual chamber performance evaluations. Students prepared solos and ensembles to be evaluated by adjudicators at Westfield. 6 soloists were selected by adjudicators to perform that evening for further evaluations. Finalists included:

Joshua Ito – Percussion
Byron Luna – Percussion
Karina Valparaiso – Flute
Daniel Cruz – Tuba
Da’vion Tatum – Saxophone
Ngoc Truong – Bassoon

Joshua Ito was named grand champion and Da’vion Tatum and Daniel Cruz were named runners-up. Congratulations to all of our students who participated!

BAND BANQUET
We will have our annual year-end formal banquet on Friday, May 25th at 7pm at Richey Gardens.

1600 E Richey Rd, Houston, TX 77073

If you have not purchased your tickets online or in the band office please do this immediately. The event is formal and will be catered! Our students are going to be honored and recognized at this event and it will include a dance afterwards!

We are all so excited to see students and families at our band banquet and we look forward to honoring and recognizing our outstanding students and seniors!

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