THS Band – notes for the week of October 5, 2014

Dear Trinity Band Family,

 

Thank you to everyone who contributed to a wonderful beginning to Trinity’s marching contest season!  The breakfast brigade had all hands on deck to feed the band Saturday morning and had the students through the lines in less than 10 minutes – wow!  More than 50 people lined the parking lot to cheer for the band as they departed from THS (photo attached) – even the family of our Principal Mr. Harris was there.  25 volunteers traveled to Midlothian (and back!) with the band, and countless spectators (including alumni) made the trip to watch the band perform.

 

If you have not had a chance to see the Midlothian finals performance yet (or you just can’t get enough), you can see it here:

 

 

This week’s schedule (all practice days at 7am this week):

 

Monday, October 6:         7:00am – 9:30am (THS)

Tuesday, October 7:         7:00am – 9:15am (Pennington)

Wednesday, October 8:   Region Listening #3 (no marching rehearsal, check with section for individual call times)

Thursday, October 9:       7:00am – 9:30am (THS); 7pm Home Game vs. LD Bell (watch for detailed itinerary from the directors)

Friday, October 10:          7:00am – 9:15am (Pennington) AND 4:15pm – 5:15pm (THS)

Saturday, October 11:     HEB Marching Contest – THS exhibition performance at 5:15pm (watch for detailed itinerary from the directors)

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Monday, October 6 – Flag Sewing – Last Chance to come check out the handiwork of this amazing group of volunteers: 6pm – 8:30ish, band hall.

 

Tuesday, October 7 – Band Booster Meeting – 7pm, Band Hall

(Check out new spirit gear options, get the inside scoop on October events from the directors, make a band dues payment)

 

Wednesday, October 8 – Region Listening #3

 

Thursday, October 9 – Home game vs. L.D. Bell, 7:00pm (See below for Black & Blue canned food drive info)

 

Friday, October 10 – Pink Out Volleyball Match (THS vs. LD Bell in the gym)

 

Saturday, October 11 – HEB Marching Contest, Pennington Field

detailed information here: http://www.trinitytrojanband.com/ths-band-sign-up-link-available-for-heb-marching-contest-volunteer-shifts/

 

Volunteer sign up opportunities still available – Thank you to everyone who has had an opportunity to select a shift!  Out of 127 available shifts, only 50 remain to be filled!  We ask that everyone commit to a two-hour shift this day.  Everyone must have a wristband to enter the stadium to watch the bands ($8 for adults).  Band members and all volunteers who work a shift on the day of the event receive complimentary entry to the event.

Select shifts here: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=TrinityHSB&v=2173541

 

Mrs. Sword could use about 8 more items for the hospitality room.  Please see if there is anything you might be able to contribute: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=TrinityHSB&v=2174053

 

16 bands from around the area will compete beginning at 12:45pm, followed by an exhibition performance by Trinity at 5:15pm.  Finals will begin at 7:15pm followed by LD Bell’s exhibition performance at 9:45pm.  Invite your family and friends to come watch some wonderful performances!  It’s really fun. (http://hebmarchingcontest.org/)

 

Monday, October 13 – NO SCHOOL – Columbus Day Holiday – time to rest

 

Wednesday, October 15 – PSAT

 

Friday, October 17 – Away game at Southlake Carroll Dragon Stadium, 7:30pm

 

Saturday, October 18 – Wylie Marching Invitational (routine of the day will be similar to Midlothian – directors will provide detailed itineraries as the date draws near)

 

Tuesday, October 21 – UIL Marching Contest at Pennington Field (we will be looking for a few volunteers to help at Pennington that day – more to come once we complete HEB Marching Contest)

 

Friday, October 24 – Home game vs. Coppell, 7:30pm

 

Saturday, October 25 – Area Marching Contest at Pennington Field (again, will likely need some volunteers)

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Thank you!!!

 

Special thanks to Home Depot for loaning the band a lumber cart to make it easier to transport the tarps from the truck to the field and back!

 

And a shout out to Jersey Mike’s for delivering our lunches to Midlothian!

 

And who knew that our new best friends would be the staff at the Midlothian Conference Center who allowed us access to their grounds for lunch and kept their facility open late for us, providing a clean, comfortable, quiet place for the band to rest before finals!

 

Black & Blue Showdown – Canned Food Drive

 

Some of you may have already sent canned food donations to school (all HEB ISD schools are participating), but in case you haven’t or you want to help ensure another win over Bell, you may bring canned food to the game on Thursday or deliver it to the 6Stones office.

Click here to see current standings and a list of items needed:

http://www.6stones.org/black-blue/

 

 

GAME NIGHT MEAL

 

Available from the student band council.

 

FLAG SEWING COMMITTEE

 

Meets for the last time in the band hall from 6pm – 8:30ish on Monday.  If you’ve been wanting to stop by and check this out, this is your last chance!!  Can’t wait to see these flags flying on the field.

 

TROY-ANN CLINIC

 

Some of you with young girls may be interested in this:

http://troyanns.weebly.com/uploads/3/8/7/0/38705641/jr_clinic_flyer.pdf

(girls who attend the clinic will perform with the Troy-Anns during halftime on October 24)

 

DID YOU KNOW?

 

Trinity PTA is selling their annual BEAT BELL t-shirts now!  Pre-order forms and samples are available in the attendance office.  $15 for the standard tee and $20 for the glitter version, cash or check. Orders are filled every night!  Shirts will be sold at lunch also (dates TBA) and 100% of proceeds go back to Trinity HS!  

 

 

Beat Bell!


 

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