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Area marching Itinerary 2013

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (3)

Itinerary for Saturday, October 26 Area Marching Contest

11:30 a.m. Meet at Stadium with instruments and uniform for practice

12:00 -12:15 End practice and load trailer

12:15 Load trailer

1:00 leave from Stadium

2:30 Bathroom Break at Bucees

2:45 Leave Bucees

3:45 Arrive at East Central, unload, put on uniform

4:45 Warm up begins

5:15 Warm up ends

5:30 Perform

6:30 Eat Dinner provided by Band Boosters (chik fil-a)

7:30 2A Finals Begin (they probably will not announce results until after 2A finals)

10:15 2A finals END

10:30 Announce Results

11:00 Leave to return home

Midnight Pit stop at Bucees

2:00 a.m. ish Arrive back in Ganado!

Summer Band 2012

Posted on July 25, 2012 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (157)

I know that you are enjoying your summer vacation.  I’m sure that you aren’t looking forward to the beginning of the school year yet, but I am.  The new halftime show will be “Things That Go Bump in the Night” and is the soundtrack of a trip through a haunted house!  I think that once we work on the music and learn it, you and the audience will find it to be a fun and exciting show! 

Music for the marching show will have to be played off much like last year. Your music playoffs will be memorized and they will be played while marking time.  You must be able to play your music and move your feet at the correct speed at the same time!  As in the past, you will know the playoff dates well in advance and you may try as many times as it takes to get the grade that you want to earn!   With the exception of the first playoff, the other two playoff dates will be a week or more before we will actually march the corresponding drill for the first time. This will allow us to have ample time to rehearse without music in preparation for the first time we perform the drill.

Please put the following dates on your calendar now to avoid conflicts later.  Plan on being with the band all day on these dates!

 

October 13:  Edna Marching Contest

October 20:  UIL Marching Contest in El Campo

 

If you have any questions orconcerns please feel free to call the band hall.  The phone number is 771-4362.

 

Summer Band Schedule

 

July 30-31

7 a.m. – 9 a.m. AND 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Freshman Marching Fundamental Camp

All new band students arerequired to attend!

 

After marching, any student who needs a school horn must stay and get a horn checked out.  Bring the yearly rental fee of $25 at this time or you do not receive a horn!!!  OnJuly 30-31, we will do the marching camp with horns but without playing.  I will be taking orders for band shoes at this time as well.  They will cost $25.00 and must be paid for at the time of the order. I will also be taking orders for band t-shirts.  I am unsure of the cost at this time, so Iwill take the order without payment, but I will not give you your shirt until payment is made!

 

August 1-3 and August 6-10

7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Marching Camp

All band members are requiredto attend!

We will review fundamentalsof marching then start working on the show.

 

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Music Camp:  Percussion and Flag times may vary dependingon other schedules

 

We will have practices during the week of teacher inservice days (August 15-19) based on other school activities.  I will let you know these times as soon as I know them myself.

 

Show music playoff dates:

Will be announced during Summer Band!

                                                                                                      

*Important*

 

Required rehearsals are MANDATORY!  Very few excused absenceswill be granted.  If you have a situation, such as a death in the family or personal illness, you will be excused IF you notify me ahead of time of the problem.  If you must miss for any other reason, talk to me to see if the absence will be excused or not.  Two absences will mean you are automatically removed from the show until you have done whatever make-up work I decide to require in order to earn a spot back in the competition show.   Excused absences will require much less make-up work than unexcused absences!

 

Also, please remember to follow these guidelines when showing up for marching rehearsals.  It is very hot in August even in the morningsand these guidelines are for your health and safety.

 

Wear sunscreen!
Wear loose fitting, light colored, comfortable clothes that are within school dress code.
Wear a hat and sunglasses.
Athletic shoes of some sort are REQUIRED. 
No sandals, flip flops, or boots are allowed.
Eat regularly.
Bring water or a sports drink like Gatorade or Powerade . 
Bring at least a quart size container!
Drink lots of water the night before practice.  

 


 

 

Changes to JHS UIL Itinerary

Posted on April 10, 2012 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Students will need to report to the band hall tomorrow at the beginning of first period. You will need to be dressed appropriately for the contest (as if it were the Spring Concert). We will leave the school shortly after 8 a.m. The contest is in Sweeny at the HS Auditorium. The 7th grade band will warm up at approximately 10:15, perform at 10:45 and sightread at 11:10. After they sightread, Ms. Brandi Ramdohr will load them onto a bus and bring them to the restaurant called Polos which is located in Van Vleck for lunch.

Meanwhile, the 8th grade band will travel with the 7th grade band to Sweeny. We will be seated in the audience and listen to the first few bands of the day. When the 7th grade band leaves the stage, we will report to the bus. We will go to Van Vleck and eat lunch at the above mentioned restaurant at approximately 11:30. We will then travel back to Sweeny where our warm up time will begin at around 1:45. We will perform at 2:15 and sightread at 2:40. We will leave Sweeny to return home shortly after 3:00 putting us home in Ganado at around 4:30.

As we discussed today in class, if you volunteered to call a person who does NOT have facebook (or is grounded from facebook at the moment) please take the time to call them to make sure that they know the times listed above. Remember, you MUST wear the appropriate clothing as we have discussed in class to school as we will not have time or a place to change!

Updated STATE Itinerary

Posted on November 3, 2011 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (217)

To the parents of all Ganado High School Bandmembers and band aides:

As you know, the Pride of the Tribe advanced fromthe Area to the UIL STATE MARCHING CONTEST! We will perform at the Alamodome in San Antonio on November 7, 2011 at11:14 a.m.  Since this will require thatwe be at the Alamodome fairly early, we will spend the night in San Antonio thenight before the contest.  Since this isan overnight trip, I will be reminding the students of the rules outlined inthe handbook for overnight trips.  Therules listed below are the major points and I will expect these rules to befollowed without exception!  I havecopied and pasted these rules below:

1.    Do not collect souvenirs that do notbelong to you: towels, silverware, signs, etc...

2.     Allschool policy and band rules and regulations will apply.

3.    Boys will not be allowed to visitgirls’ rooms and girls will not be allowed to visit boys’ rooms.  No exceptions for any reason!

4.    No displays of affection by any bandmember on any trip or activity of the band.

5.    All bags/luggage etc. is subjectto search by chaperones before being loaded on the bus.

6.    Doors will be taped shut at adesignated time.  Students will NOT beallowed to leave the room unless there is a MAJOR emergency.  If the tape is off the door, someone has leftthe room and will be written up when we return to Ganado.  (This is NOT in the handbook, but will beenforced!)

Luggagerestrictions:

You must take your uniform bag with your completeuniform.  Shoes will NOT be allowed inthe uniform bags.  Make sure to get yourhat box as well.  The only thing thatshould be in the hat box is the hat!

Other than the uniform bag and hat box, you willonly be allowed ONE “gym bag” size piece of luggage.  You will only need the following items:

            PersonalToiletries (i.e. toothbrush, toothpaste, razor, shaving cream, etc.)

            Your tan Band shirt

            Your STATE Band shirt

            School length shorts for underthe uniform

            LONG BLACK SOCKS!!!!!

            BLACK MARCHING SHOES!!!

            Pajamas/Sleepwear

You may bring a pair of jeans/jacket if it iscold.  You will be allowed to change intothose items after we eat lunch but you MUST wear the appropriate band shirt oryou will not be allowed back into the Alamodome. 

No “extra stuff” will be allowed.  Do not bring PS3 consoles, Xboxes, games,etc.  We will not be at the hotel longenough for you to use them before we turn the lights out for the night.  While we want you to have fun on the trip,once we get to the hotel we need to focus on the reason that we are there, geta good night’s sleep, and be prepared to perform at our BEST level on Saturday!

 

TicketInformation:

Tickets are available on Ticketmaster or at thedoor when you arrive.  On Ticketmaster,search “Alamodome” Prelims and Finals are separate tickets.  You can buy them individually for $17 or as a“Day Pass” which covers BOTH events for $30.00. If you purchase them at the gate, these prices will be accurate.  If you purchase at Ticketmaster, you will betheir additional fees. 

Parking Rates are set by the City ofSan Antonio.  It costs $10 to park avehicle at the event and there is no “in and out” privilege.  If you leave the parking lot, you will becharged to re-enter it. 

As of the time I am writing thisletter, the itinerary will be as follows:

Sunday,November 6

9:00 a.m. -9:30 a.m.  Drop off luggage to be searched/loaded.  (An adult female will search the female’sbags.  An adult male will search themale’s bags.)  Go home or go to churchthen come back to the band hall later.

Noon Band Hall opens for students

12:30 p.m.  Check roll go to hill for rehearsal

2:00 p.m. Leave Ganado

5:30 p.m.  Eat at Fuddruckers in Alamo Plaza.  Students will have a choice between a Burgeror a Veggie Burger.  Both come with friesand drink.  The band boosters will payfor this meal.

7:00 p.m.  Leave Fuddruckers to walk to River CenterMall Theater (about a block).

7:30 p.m.  Watch “Puss In Boots”

9:00 p.m.  Leave Theater to go to Hotel.  We will be staying at the Comfort Suites at6350 I-35 N.  The phone number is210-646-6600. 

9:30 p.m.  Check in to Hotel.

10:30 p.m.  Settle into rooms.  Check roll in rooms.  Tape doors shut.  Chaperones will be in the halls at night toprevent sneaking out of rooms!

11:30 p.m.  LIGHTS OUT! GO TO SLEEP!

MondayNovember 7

7:30 a.m.  Doors untaped. 

8:00 a.m.  Wake up call! Go downstairs to eat breakfast.

9:00 a.m.  Load bus IN UNIFORM!

9:30 a.m.  Arrive at Alamodome.  Unload, get ready for warmup

10:07 a.m.  Warmup

10:49 a.m. Leave Warmup

11:04 a.m. In Ramp

11:14 a.m. Perform

11:28 a.m.  Take Pictures

11:42 a.m. Drum Major Retreat

12:30 p.m.  Lunch Served at bus.  (Band Boosters will provide meal fromMcAlister’s Deli.)

1:00 p.m. As a group, re-enterAlamodome to watch 2A Prelims.

5:35 p.m.  2A Drum Major Retreat

5:45 p.m.  Eat Dinner served at bus (Band Boosters will providemeal from Chick Fil-A.)

 

Ifwe do not make Finals, we will return home at the conclusion of the 2A Prelimsafter we receive the food from Chick Fil-A.

Ifwe do make Finals, the competition begins at 7:15 p.m. and we will not knowwhat time the performance will be until the order has been drawn onMonday.  We would return home at theconclusion of the Finals performances. 

If you have any questions, feel freeto call me at work or on my cell.  Youcan also reach me by email!

Sincerely,

 

Patrick Flaniken

Band Director

W 771-4362

C 361-484-0461

pflaniken@ganadoisd.org

 

Area Marching Contest Itinerary

Posted on October 25, 2011 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (21)

Below you will find the itinerary for the Area Marching Contest which will be held at East Central High School in San Antonio on October 29, 2011.  The address for the stadium is :  7173 FM 1628, San Antonio, Texas 78263

11:00 Run Throug, Load Trailer and eat Pizza for Lunch.

12:40 Leave Ganado

2:10 Arrive at Bucees for pit stop

2:40 Leave Buccees

4:00 Arrive at ECHS

4:45 Warm up starts

5:15 clear Warm up

5:30 Perform

5:45 Take Pictures with on site photographer

6:00 Re-load equipment on Trailer

6:15 Boosters serve meal in parking lot

6:45 Re-enter Stadium as group

Results will NOT be announced until after the 2A Finals which will run until 10:15 p.m.

10:45 Results Announced/Awards Ceremony

This will be a Drum Major retreat so they will remain in uniform.

11:00 check roll on busses and head home

12:30 Pit stop at Buccees

12:50 Leave Buccees

2:20 arrive back at Ganado

unload trailer

go home!

UIL Marching Contest Itinerary

Posted on October 19, 2011 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (225)

Below, you will find the schedule for the day for the UIL Marching Contest in El Campo on October 22, 2011.


7:00 a.m.  Meet at "the hill" for a run through of the show.

7:30 a.m.  Load the trailer, get into uniform pants

8:00 a.m.  Leave Ganado

8:30 a.m.  Arrive in El Campo, unload trailer, line up to go to warm up

9:00 a.m.  Start walking towards Warm up area.

9:15 a.m.  Warm up

10:00 a.m.  PERFORM

10:15 a.m.  go back to trailer, load up equipment

10:45 a.m  Go back to Stadium to watch bands

12:30 p.m.  Results Announced  (Load busses to return home)

12:45 p.m.  Leave El Campo

1:15  p.m.  Arrive back in Ganado, unload trailer, go home!

Edna Marching Contest Itinerary

Posted on October 14, 2011 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (17)

10:00 a.m.  Meet at hill for run through

10:30 a.m.  Load trailer, get into uniform

11:00  a.m.  Leave Ganado

11:15 a.m. Arrive in Edna, unload trailer

11:40 a.m.  warm up

12:15 p.m. Perform in Prelims

12:30  p.m. Watch Video Clinic

2:30 p.m. Re load busses to come home. ( I will know if we are outstanding 1A in prelims at this time)

2:45 p.m.  Arrive back in Ganado, chill at band hall

3:00 Boosters will grill hot dogs.  We will have chips and drinks with them.

If we are not Outstanding 1A band you can leave after we eat.
If we are Outstanding 1A band, follow the rest of the ininerary.

Chill in band hall, watch a movie, play psp or gameboy (no you can;t bring your xbox or ps3) until time to reload

5:15 reload busses to return to Edna

5:30  Arrive in Edna, Unload equipment.  Put uniform back on.

6:15 p.m.  Awards Ceremony

6:30 p.m. Warm up on field

7:15 p.m.  Perform as first band in Finals

7:30p.m.  reload trailer

9:15 p.m.  Announcement of Finals awards

9:30 Leave to return home

9:45 p.m.  Arrive back in Ganado, unload and go home!

Summer Band Letter

Posted on July 26, 2011 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (94)

To all prospective High School Band Members:

 

Enclosed you should find a copy of the Summer Band Schedule.

 

I know that you are enjoying your summer vacation.  I’m sure that you aren’t looking forward to the beginning of the school year yet, but I am.  The new halftime show will be “The Four Freedoms” and is based on the1941 speech by Franklin D. Roosevelt outlining the freedoms that everyone in the world should enjoy!  I think that once we work on the music and learn it, you and the audience will find it to be a fun and exciting show! 

Music for the marching show will have to be played off much like last year. Your music playoffs will be memorized and they will be played while marking time.  You must be able to play your music and move your feet at the correct speed at the same time!  As in the past, you will know the playoff dates well in advance and you may try as many times as it takes to get the grade that you want to earn!   With the exception of the first playoff, the other two playoff dates will be a week or more before we will actually marchthe corresponding drill for the first time. This will allow us to have ample time to rehearse without music in preparation for the first time we march the drill.

Since this is a State Marching Contest year, we will be pushing hard to return to State and place higher than we have previously.  We will march in the Edna Marching Contest, as well as UIL Region and Area contests before advancing to State.  Please put the following dates on your calendar now to avoid conflicts later.  Plan on being with the band all day on these dates!

 

October 15:  Edna Marching Contest (this will NOT conflict with the Fair for a change!)

October 22:  UIL Marching Contest in El Campo

October 29:  UIL Area Marching Contest at East Central HS in San Antonio

November 7:  UIL State Marching Contest at the Alamodome in San Antonio

 

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call the band hall.  Finally, if you need a horn to practice over the summer, please call me to make arrangements to pick one up!  The phone number is 771-4362.

 

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

 

Patrick Flaniken

Band Director

Ganado High School

pflaniken@ganadoisd.org

Summer Band Schedule

 

July 28-29

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Freshman Marching Fundamental Camp

All new band students arerequired to attend!

 

After marching, any studen who needs a school horn must stay and get a horn checked out.  Bring the yearly rental fee of $25 at this time or you do not receive a horn!!!  On July 28-29, we will do the marching camp with horns but without playing.  I will be taking orders for band shoes at this time as well.  They will cost $25.00and must be paid for at the time of the order. I will also be taking orders for band t-shirts.  I am unsure of the cost at this time, so I will take the order without payment, but I will not give you your shirt until payment is made!

 

August 1-5 and August 8-12

7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Marching  Camp

All band members are required to attend!

We will review fundamentalsof marching then start working on the show.

 

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Music Camp  Percussion and Flag times may vary dependingon other schedules

 

We will have practices during the week of teacher inservice days (August 15-19) based on other school activities.  I will let you know these times as soon as I know them myself.

 

Show music playoff dates:

Will be announced during Summer Band!

                                                                                                      

*Important*

 

Required rehearsals areMANDATORY!  Very few excused absences will be granted.  If you have asituation, such as a death in the family or personal illness, you will be excused IF you notify me ahead of time of the problem.  If you must miss for any other reason, talk to me to see if the absence will be excused or not.  Two absences will mean you are automatically removed from the show until you have done whatever make-up work I decide to require in order to earn a spot back in the competition show.   Excused absences will require much less make-up work than unexcused absences!

 

Also, please remember to follow these guidelines when showing up for marching rehearsals.  It is very hot in August even in the mornings and these guidelines are for your health and safety.

 

  • Wear sunscreen
  • Wear loose fitting, light colored, comfortable clothes that are within school dress code.
  • Wear a hat and sunglasses.
  • Athletic shoes of some sort are REQUIRED.  No sandals, flip flops, or boots are allowed.
  • Eat regularly.  Be sure you are eating protein!
  • Bring water or a sports drink.
  • Drink lots of water the night before practice.  

 

Day after Thanksgiving Playoff Game

Posted on November 22, 2010 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (135)

This is the basic plan, subject to minor changes depending on the time of the send off:


1 p.m.  Meet at school, get instruments, go out to practice field to run through show

1:30  p.m.  Load trailer, go downtown for send off

after send off  re-load trailer and leave for the game

3:30 p.m.  Restroom stop at Bucees in Luling

5:00 p.m.  Arrive at Cici's Pizza in San Marcos for all you can eat pizza buffett

5:50  p.m.  Reload bus and head for Bob Shelton Stadium

6:30 p.m.  Unload trailer, get into stands for game

7:30 p.m.  Game Starts

10:00 p.m.  Game end, reload vehicles, get ready to leave

10:30 pm.  Leave stadium

11:30 p.m.  Restroom Stop at Bucees again

1:30 a.m.  Arrive back in Ganado.  UNLOAD TRAILER AND GO HOME!


Since we are feeding you before the game, there will NOT be a third quarter break.


It is supposed to be cold.  Wear appropriate underclothing beneath the uniform.  Jackets, hats and gloves are fine, but gloves will have to be removed for us to perform at halftime. 


UIL Schedule

Posted on October 15, 2010 at 12:50 PM Comments comments (0)

This is the schedule for the UIL Marching Contest on October 16.


7:00  Meet at stadium for a run through (this was the kids choice, not mine!)


7:15  Run Through


7:30  Load Trailer, go to band hall to get into uniform


8:00  Leave Ganado


8:40  Arrive at El Campo Stadium, unload go to warm up


9:15  Warm up


9:45 Leave Warm up


10:00  PERFORM


10:15  Leave Field, load trailer


Noon Get results, load busses, come home


12:45 p.m. Arrive in Ganado, unload, kids dismissed!

Edna Marching Contest Itinerary

Posted on October 5, 2010 at 10:24 PM Comments comments (29)

Itinerary for Edna Marching Contest on Oct. 9, 2010

9:00 a.m. Meet at Band Hall

9:15 a.m. Run Through the show at the stadium

9:45 a.m. Load trailer, get into uniform

10:30 a.m. Leave Ganado

10:45 a.m. Arrive in Edna, unload

11:25 a.m. Enter Warm up

11:50 a.m. Leave Warm up for field

Noon Performance

12:15 p.m. Video Clinic (anyone selling at auction may leave at this time)

12:30 p.m. Load equipment on trailer, eat lunch at concession stand (meal provided)

1:45 p.m. Bands begin performing after judges lunch break

6:15 p.m. Announcement of results

Anyone selling at the auction must be back at the stadium at this time!

6:30 p.m. If we DON’T make Finals, return to Ganado. If we DO make Finals, start getting ready for Final performance.

9:15 p.m. Finals results announced.

9:30 p.m. Return home

 

Lunch is provided. For supper, you may bring a sack lunch with your name marked on it. We will have coolers to store any lunches brought. You may also choose to eat at your own expense at the concession stand.

Parade Information

Posted on September 30, 2010 at 8:29 PM Comments comments (1)

The parade is Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010.

 

We will meet at the band hall at 8:30 a.m. to load the trailer and busses to head to Edna.  Once in Edna we will line up at our spot on the parade route.  The parade begins at 10:15 a.m.  We will march the parade route to the Wells Fargo parking lot.  Once we arrive at the parking lot, we will have ice cold water waiting for the band members.  We will reload the instruments, check roll and come home.  If you are planning to stay in Edna or be checked out, you must be signed out by your parent/guardian at that time.  We will be back in Ganado at approximately 11:00 a.m. as long as the parade begins on time!

 

 

Football Game Itineraries

Posted on August 25, 2010 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (25)

For the football games the itinerary will go something like this:


Call time is the time that I expect students to be seated, in uniform, ready to start.  Arrive BEFORE Call TIme so that you will be ready ON TIME.  In case of an "away" game, it is the time that the bus will be leaving, not the time you should arrive to get on the bus!  Again, be early in order to be on time!


Take a look at the "List of Events" page.  It states the "call time/bus leaving time" for all of the football games and some of the other events.  Anything listed "TBA" will be posted as soon as I have the information.


For Home Games:


Arrive, be seated and ready to play by "Call Time."  At 6:50, we will line up and march to the stadium.  Students will be released after the game once they have put away their equipment including their instrument, their music, and their uniform correctly!


For Away Games:


Loading Crew will meet right after school to load.

Be ready for the bus to leave at the time listed.

We will arrive at the stadium at approximately 6:30.  That will give us 30 minutes to get unloaded, in uniform, and up into the stands for the pre-game ceremony which usually begins shortly after 7 p.m.

We will leave as soon as possible after the game and arrive back in Ganado as soon as we can make it.  Again, students will be released after the game once they have put away their equipment including their instrument, their music and their uniform correctly!


For more information regarding game night policies, please see the handbook!

Summer Band Letter

Posted on July 28, 2010 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (60)

To all prospective High School Band Members:

 

Enclosed you should find a copy of the Summer Band Schedule.

 

I know that you are enjoying your summer vacation.  I’m sure that youaren’t looking forward to the beginning of the school year yet, but I am.  The new halftime show is called “Master ofIllusion.”  As we discussed at the end ofthe school year, it will be a magic show on the field.   I think that once we work on the music and learn it, you and the audience will find it to be a fun and exciting show! 

Music for the marching show will have to be played off much like last year. Your music playoffs will be memorized and they will be played while marking time.  You must be able to play your music and move your feet at the correct speed at the same time!  As in the past, you will know the playoff dates well in advance and you may try as many times as it takes to get the grade that you want to earn!  As a matter of fact, I have put the due dates on the bottom of the Summer Band Camp schedule.  With the exception of the first playoff, the other two playoff dates are a week or more before we will actually march the corresponding drill for the first time.  This will allow us to have ample time to rehearse without music in preparation for the first time that we march the drill.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call the band hall.  The phone number is 771-4362.  Finally, if you need a horn to practice over the summer, please call me to make arrangements to pick one up!  (771-4362)

 

 

 

Sincerely,

Patrick Flaniken

Band Director

Summer Band Schedule

 

July 28-30

1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Freshman Marching Fundamental Camp

All new band students are required to attend!

 

After marching, any student who needs a school horn must stay and get a horn checked out.  Bring the yearly rental fee of $25 at this time or you do not receive a horn!!!  On July 30, we will do the marching camp with horns but without playing.  I will be taking orders for band shoes at this time as well.  Shoes will cost $20.00 and must be paid for at the time of the order.  I will also be taking orders for band t-shirts.  I am unsure of the cost at this time, so I will take the order without payment, but I will not give you your shirt until payment is made!

 

Uniform Fitting: 4p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Seniors and Juniors may come on July 28 for uniforms.

Sophomores may come on July 29 for uniforms.

Freshman may come on July 30 for uniforms.

 


August 2-6 and August 9-13

7 a.m. to 9 a.m. 

Marching Camp

We will review fundamentals of marching then start working on the show.

All band membersare required to attend!

 

Percussion only: 200p.m.-3:00 p.m. We will work on cadences, etc. at this time.

 

3:00 p.m. to 5:00

Music Camp

All band members are required to attend!

 

We will have practices during the week of teacher in-servicedays (August 16-20) based on other school activities.  I will let you know these times as soon as I know them myself.

 

Show music playoff dates

Measures 1-81 will be “Part 1” and due by August 25 at 5:00 p.m.

Measures 82-143 will be “Part 2” and due by September 9 at 5:00 p.m.

There will be some measures added to this section to increase the drum feature during the “Sleight of Hand”section.

Measures 144-end will be “Part 3” and due by September 23 at 5:00 p.m.

 

*Important*

 

Required rehearsals are MANDATORY!  Very few excused absences will be granted.  If you have a situation, such as a death in the family or personal illness, you will be excused IF you notify me ahead of time of the problem.  If you must miss for any other reason, talk to me to see if the absence will be excused or not.  Two absences will mean you are automatically removed from the show until you have done whatever make-up work I decide to require in order to earn a spot back in the competition show.   Excused absences will require much less make-up work than unexcused absences!

 

Also, please remember to follow these guidelines when showing up for marching rehearsals.  It is very hot in August even in the morningsand these guidelines are for your health and safety.

 

Wear sunscreen

Wear loose fitting, light colored, comfortable clothes that are within school dress code.

Wear a hat and sunglasses.

Athletic shoes of some sort are REQUIRED. 

No sandals, flip flops, crocs, or boots are allowed.

Eat regularly. 

Eat protein for breakfast.  Avoid milk if you have a sensitive stomach!

Bring water or a sports drink.  This is especially important for the Freshman Marching Camp!

Drink lots of water the night before practice.  

 


JHS Schlitterbahn

Posted on May 20, 2010 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (51)

On Saturday,May 22 we will betaking the JHS Band Trip to Schlitterbahn. Last week I sent home permission slips.  The permission slip must bereturned you will not be allowed to attend.

On the trip, you may bring food and drinks on the bus.  You may bring these as snacks and/or as a meal.  However, youwill also be receiving a meal band at the park which is good for one of several choices of combos throughout the park. The rules for food and drink on the bus are simple.  Any food may be brought.  Drinks must be in a sealed bottle or can from the store.  No previously opened drinks will be allowed on the bus.  No drinks in cups will be allowed on the bus.  No glass containers will be allowed on the bus. All food/drink will be checked before we load the bus to make sure these rules are followed. 

 

Here is the itinerary for the day:

 

Meet here at 7:00 a.m.

Leave here as soon as possible thereafter (approximately 7:20)

Stop in Luling at Buckee’s for a rest stop

Arrive at the park approximately 10:00 a.m.

All students will go to the lagoon area of the original part of the park to set up a “base camp.” Students are encouraged to rent a small locker as a group to put valuables in. 

Students will be given free run of the park as long as theystay in groups of four.  If a group gets smaller than four, they will be required to go back to the base camp area and wait for another group to come along. 

1:00-2:00 Students will be required to check in with asponsor at the camp.

5:00  Meet back at the camp, change into dry clothes

5:30  Load the bus to head for home, stopping again at Buckee’s along the way

8:00-ish  Arrive home in Ganado       

While at the park, they will only page a representative of the school for one of two reasons.  Either a student is in need of First Aid, or a student has been detained by law enforcement. If the first of these happens, I need the permission slip that is attached signed and returned or I can’t get the student treated for First Aid.   In case of the second scenario, I am NOT authorized to deal with law enforcement with your child.  You will have to do that yourself.  Therefore, if that were to happen, you will receive a call from the law enforcement officers and you would have to come pick your child up.  (So far that has not happened on any band trip I have ever sponsored, but I feel that it has to be mentioned “just in case” it does.)

 

If you have any questions, feel free to call the band halland ask.  771-4362

Patrick Flaniken

Band Director

Band Hall phone 771-4362

Cell number in case of emergency 361-484-0461

 

 


JHS Concert And Sightreading

Posted on April 7, 2010 at 11:48 AM Comments comments (195)

April 7, 2010

 

To the parents of all JHS band students:

 

On April 15th, the 7th and 8thgrade bands will be going to UILConcert and Sight-Reading Contest at the Palacios High School Auditorium.  This contest is the only event in which the entire junior high band competes away from school during the course of the school year.   We have been preparing in class for this event for about 6 weeks now. All 7th grade and 8th grade band members are required to attend this contest unless they are ineligible!  It is very important that your child be in attendance on this day!  The contest is open to the public and free to attend, so please come out and listen to your child perform if you can!

 

The dress code for the day will be the same as the dress code that we have for our concerts. Young men must wear dress pants, slacks or khaki’s with a button down shirt and tie.  If they do not have a tie, I will have some available for them to wear.  Dress shoes or boots should be worn.  No flip flops,denim (blue jean material) or tennis shoes are allowed.  Young woman should wear a dress, skirt with blouse, or dress pants and blouse.  Dress shoes, boots or sandals should be worn.  Again,no denim, flip flops, or tennis shoes are allowed.  If you do not have clothes that meet this dress code for your child, please contact me so that I may help find the properattire.

 

Our schedule will be as follows:

 

7th  Grade

7:00 a.m.  Meet at Band Hall, load bus

7:30 a.m.  Leave Ganado for Palacios

8:15 a.m.  Arrive in Palacios, unload instruments

8:40 a.m.  7th Grade band warms up

9:05 a.m.  7th grade band performs

9:30 a.m.  7th grade band Sight-reads

10:00 a.m. Load bus to return to Ganado

10:45 a.m.  Arrive back in Ganado, unload equipment, attend class as normal for the rest of theday.

 

8th Grade

11:00 a.m.   8th Grade goes to lunch early

11:30 a.m.    Meet in t he band hall, dressed and ready to go. Load equipment and bus.

11:45 a.m.  Leave for Palacios           

12:25 p.m.  Arrive in Palacios, unload, get ready for warmup

1:00 p.m.  Warmup

1:25 p.m.  Perform

1:50 p.m.  Sightread

2:20 p.m.  Load bus and equipment

2:45 p.m.  Leave Palacios

3:30 p.m.  Arrive back in Ganado

 

If you have any questions, please call the band hall at yourconvenience; if we are unable to answer the phone please leave a message.  We will return your call.

 

Patrick Flaniken                                                         

Band Director 361-771-4362 

 

 

High School UIL Concert and Sightreading Itinerary

Posted on April 1, 2010 at 10:49 PM Comments comments (93)

Contest is on Wednesday, April 7!


We will meet in the band hall right after lunch.  You will NOT check in to your 6th period teachers.  At that time we will load the trailer with all equipment and get out uniforms.  When we get on the bus you MUST be  in uniform including black socks that do not allow skin to show above them when you sit down.  You must also have on your black marching shoes.  If you don't have both of these items, you will not be allowed on the bus. 


1:00 Meet at band hall

1:05 Start loading equipment/getting into uniform

1:30  Be seated, get ready to get on busses.

1:37 Load busses and leave for Industrial

2:10 Arrive in Industrial.  Disembark from bus and go listen to Brazos and Van Vleck perform.

3:20  Leave Auditorium.  Unload equipment get ready for warm up room

4:00 Warm-up

4:30 PERFORM

4:50 Move to Sight reading room

5:00 Sight read

5:15  Re-load equipment on bus, get ready to return home

5:45 Leave Industrial

6:10  Arrive home in Ganado, unload trailer, get out of uniform

6:30  Leave Band Hall!


Itinerary for Dec. 12

Posted on December 9, 2009 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (92)

10:20 band hall opens

10:45 send off

11:00 back to band hall/load trailer

12:20 back at band hall, get on bus, check roll

12:30  buses leave forConroe

1:45 bathroom stop (McDonalds/Shell just south of Rosenberg)

2:00  buses leave

3:15 arrive at stadium

3:30 pizza delivered

4:00-4:15  start getting into stadium for game

5:00 game starts

7:30 ish  game ends

8:00 buses leave

Stop at Bucees in Wharton for pit stop, arrive home 10:30ish

 


Playoff Game Dec. 5 Itinerary

Posted on December 2, 2009 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (173)

11:15 - 11:30 p.m.  Meet at Band Hall, get ready to load up

11:45 p.m.  Buses goes downtown for sendofff

11:55 p.m.  Send off for for football team

12:10 p.m.  Reload instruments on trailer, get ready to leave from downtown

12:30 p.m.  Leave for New Braunfels

2:15 p.m.  Pit stop at Bucees

2:30 p.m. Leave Bucees

3:30 p.m.  Arrive at Cici's Pizza in New Braunfels for all you can eat buffet

4:30 p.m.  Leave Cici's Pizza for stadium

5:00 p.m.  Arrive at stadium, unload, get into stands for game

5:30 p.m. Pre-game activities begin

6:00 p.m.  Game starts

8:30-9:00 p.m.  Game ends, load buses to return to Ganado

10:00 p.m.  Stop at Bucees on way home for restroom break

10:15 p.m. Leave Bucees

11:45-12:00 a.m. Arrive back in Ganado

 

 

 

 


Playoff game itinerary - day after Thanksgiving

Posted on November 25, 2009 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (74)

12:15 - 12:30 p.m.  Meet at Band Hall, get ready to load up

12:45 p.m.  Buses goes downtown for sendofff

12:55 p.m.  Send off for for football team

1:10 p.m.  Reload instruments on trailer, get ready to leave from downtown

1:30 p.m.  Leave for San Antonio

3:15 p.m.  Pit stop at Bucees

3:30 p.m. Leave Bucees

4:30 p.m.  Arrive at Double Dave's Pizza on N. New Braunfels Ave. in San Antonio for all you can eat buffet

5:30 p.m.  Leave Double Dave's for stadium

6:00 p.m.  Arrive at stadium, unload, get into stands for game

6:30 p.m. Pre-game activities begin

7:00 p.m.  Game starts

9:30-10:00 p.m.  Game ends, load buses to return to Ganado

11:00 p.m.  Stop at Bucees on way home for restroom break

11:15 p.m. Leave Bucees

12:45-1:00 a.m. Arrive back in Ganado



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