THS Band – notes for the week of Dec 8th

Dear Trinity Band Family,

 

The time has come to safely store your marching band gear (see note below).

 

Good luck to our 101 students who are auditioning for Region this week!

 

Two more weeks until Winter Break!  And those two weeks are full of music!!

 

Calendar notes for this week:

 

Monday, December 8: Region Phase I auditions for Brass/Percussion

(Transportation is provided! Auditions are taking place at Juan Seguin High School in Arlington.)

(entry fee is $12.  Please submit if you have not already done so.)

 

Tuesday, December 9: THS Choir Concert (in case you want to go enjoy some holiday cheer)

 

Thursday, December 11: Region Phase I auditions for Woodwinds

(Transportation is provided! Auditions are taking place at Mansfield High School.)

(entry fee is $12.  Please submit if you have not already done so.)

 

Saturday, December 13: Region Phase II auditions at Lamar High School for those who advance.  Transportation is on own.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Monday, December 8 – LAST CHANCE TO TURN IN A CONTRACT AND DEPOSIT FOR THE SPRING TRIP.

Parents, please email Mr. Casanova if you are interested in reserving a spot as a chaperone.  Chaperone payments will be due at a later time.

 

Wednesday, December 10Last day to turn in items for band council auction baskets. (see below for more details.)

 

Friday, December 12 – Basket making in the band hall, right after school.  If you are feeling artsy, please come help Mrs. Sword and the students of the Band Council in creating beautiful baskets for the winter concert auction!!

 

Tuesday, December 16 – Winter Concert, 7pm – Come hear festive music, take part in the silent auction, and stay for a reception following! (watch for a note from Mrs. Sword about items needed for the reception.)

 

December 22 – January 2 – Winter Break!

 

 

Wash your water jugs!

This is a good time to wash your water jug, dry it really well, and put it away for future use.  You may want to check the lost and found in the band hall if yours is missing.

Reminder for sophomores and juniors: the water jug that was issued to you is part of the uniform and is expected to stay with you throughout your time in marching band.  If you need a replacement water jug at any time in the future, you may purchase one for $15.

 

This is also a good time to air out your vipers, wash your gloves, socks, wicking shirt and maybe put them away in a place where you will find them again next year – don’t laugh, we know some of you will leave them in corner of your closet until next year. But, worst case, you can always order new stuff at registration in June.

Special thanks to Ms. Ming and her uniform crew for keeping everyone outfitted this year!

 

Band Council News

Basket Themes for the Band Council auction to take place at the Winter Concert have been assigned. Section leaders are helping to coordinate donations according to these themes:

 

                 Flutes – Girls Night In

                 Clarinets – Starbucks

                 Alto Sax – Frozen

                 Low Woods – Band and Body Works

                 Trumpets – Holiday

                 French Horns – Sports

                 Trombone – Trinity Trojans

                 Euphoniums – Movies

                 Tubas – Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

                 Percussion – Candy Land

                 ColorGuard – Disney

                 Drum Majors – Warm Up for Winter

 

Items can be dropped off in Mr. Wahrmund’s office until Wednesday, December 10th. Once the donations are received, Mrs. Sword will be helping to create beautiful baskets of items wrapped with marvelous bows – all available for your bidding pleasure at the winter concert (proceeds from the auction benefit the band council and will help reduce the cost of the spring banquet tickets).

 

PLEASE NOTE:
We invite parents to donate additional items for the auction – handmade crafts, baked goods, gift certificates, etc. Also, if you have tissue paper, baskets, holiday boxes/tins/etc, ribbon, or any items that could be used as filler for the baskets, please bring those as well.  All donations are put to use!

 

Band Spring Trip

Spring Trip information has been distributed!  Pick up an information sheet and contract in the band hall.

The band is going to the Rocky Mountains from April 16th – 20th.

The non-refundable deposit is due on Friday, December 5th Monday, December 8th!!

All band dues must be paid in full to be eligible for the trip.

Participation in the trip is optional, but is a fabulous educational, recreational, and musical opportunity! Don’t miss it!

Parent chaperones are welcome, too!

 

A Reminder from the THS PTA

 

This is the week we get to bless our THS faculty and staff with delicious desserts for their annual holiday luncheon.  The luncheon is Wednesday, December 10th.

 

You can drop off your dessert donation in the main office at Trinity High School between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 9th or before 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 10th.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Janice Forbes at 817-614-9493 or j.forbes@sbcglobal.net or Megan Knox at megan_knox@yahoo.com.

 

Thank you for your generosity during this season of giving!

 

Stacey Merchant
Trinity High School PTA
Volunteer Coordinator


 

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