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TWIB Notes October 14, 2019
By Philip Obado
Posted on 10/14/2019 6:06 PM

TWIB NOTES: 10/14

 

CONGRATS AT THE MCKINNEY MARCHING INVITATIONAL

Considering we just finished teaching the show and dealt with some weather issues last week, the Allen Eagle Escadrille did very well placing 8th out of 24 bands in prelims and 10th in finals last Saturday. Let’s work hard this week as we prepare for Region 25 UIL on Saturday!

 

WEDNESDAY EVENING REHEARSAL: 6PM-8PM – NO WED MORNING REHEARSAL

Due to the PSATs on Wednesday, we will not have morning rehearsal. Rather, we will have our only evening rehearsal of the year on Wednesday night from 6pm-8pm/Seniors until 8:15pm. Please Note:

  • 5:30pm – SLT meeting in the band hall
  • 6:00pm – Split rehearsal Begins
    • Track Stadium: Tier 1 & 2, marching line, all color guard (scan-in at track stadium)
    • Rugby Field: Tier 3 Brass/Woodwinds (scan-in at rugby field)
  • 7:00pm – Everybody in the track stadium
  • 8:00pm-8:15pm – Seniors stay (alphabetize and “A”)
  • NO BRASS/WOODWIND RESERVES OR PROP HELP – YOU HAVE THE NIGHT OFF.
  • SHADOWS SHOULD BE AT REHEARSAL – SHADOW CHALLENE RESCHEDULED TO THURS 6:45

 

GAME 7 (10/18): ALLEN VS JESUIT (SENIOR NIGHT)

Please scroll down to see the itinerary for Game 7 on Friday. You need be at call time ready for inspection: blue uniform shirt, long black socks, black band shoes, gloves, flip folder with music, hair up, no visible jewelry (other than one stud earrings), NO MAKE-UP (BAND), WATER JUG, and instrument in working condition. 

 

SENIOR NIGHT FLOWER PINNING

This Friday, 10/18,  is Senior Night.  A special traditional that the band and color guard continues to do is pinning a flower on the uniforms of our seniors.  Senior parents we encouraged to come out to the track stadium beginning at 4:45pm to pin a flower on your senior. An inflatable Eagle will be available beginning at 5pm for picture opportunities as well. Photographers will be available to capture this special moment. 

 

CONTEST SEASON CONTINUES THIS WEEK

Marching contests usually take a large portion of the day. Please reserve the entire Saturday for our remaining contests. McKinney and Duncanville Contests are a Prelims-Finals format while the UIL Contest is a prelims-only format. A Prelims-Finals format means that the top ten scores after the prelims performance will advance to a finals performance later that evening. Prelims only format, means that there is only one possible performance at that contest. Our return time at the Prelims-Finals shows is based on making finals and leaving after awards. If the band does not place in finals, we will watch bands at finals. Scroll below for itineraries on our three contests. 

 

  • UIL REGION 25 MARCHING CONTEST: SAT. OCT 19

Call time for UIL is 8:25am – approximate return time is 2:15pm. We ask that students eat something light before call time. We will have Chick-Fil-A Chicken biscuits after rehearsal. Allen performs at 12:30pm. The full schedule is here: http://www.uilregion25music.com/2019%205A-6A%20Marching%20Contest%20Schedule.pdf

  • DUNCANVILLE MARCHING INVITATIONAL: SAT. OCT 26

Call time for the Duncanville Marching Invitational is 10:30am – approximate return time is 11:45pm. We ask that students eat a light breakfast before call time. We will have Chick-Fil-A Chicken biscuits for lunch after morning rehearsal, snacks for our after our performance, and Rudys for dinner prior to Finals.

 

A note on reserves/compline @ contests: All members of the band are required to participate in contests. The reserves will work with a director during rehearsal and during contest warm-up. They will talk about the process, possibly help with props, set-up, and work on focus/discipline routines while the rest of the band is rehearsing. During the performance, the reserve block will stand at set on the front sideline. While this may appear unessential on the surface, this is how the entire band will show their support to their peers. The main objective for the reserve block and Comp Line is to observe and reflect on the contest environment (even though they are not performing) and learn from watching the performances of other bands. Reserves and Comp Line students are held to the same attendance standards as the contest show block/Marching Line. Refer to the band handbook regarding attendance policies. 

 

SNACKS AT GAMES AND COMPETITIONS

It has come to light that parents have been giving snacks to students at games and competitions. Unless the student has some dietary needs that has already been communicated, snacks are provided at all games and competitions. We see students with candy in the stands. Candy can get on uniforms and make cleaning more challenging. Please do not give your student extra snacks. 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

There are multiple volunteer opportunities right now including UIL Decorating, senior night pinning, uniform help, UIL Competition on Saturday and a secret mission.  The 10/18 football game will go live at 6:00 pm today.  For all sign ups please visit, https://www.allenband.com/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=207916&module_id=316430   With a Game and Competition this week we have 2 Shout Outs:  Born and Breaded in Texas. Layne’s brings small town charm, friendly service, iconic chicken fingers and our famous secret sauce to the rest of the world.  "Nothing Bundt Cakes in Allen at Watters Creek, a proud member of the community and Allen ISD activities, is pleased to bring you bites of joy, one bundt at a time! Visit them today to get the perfect centerpiece for your next celebration!"  Hill Dental Studio offers a first class relaxed environment for all your dental needs.  As proud supporters of the Allen Band they are wishing the Band the best of luck on Saturday.  Questions, email Julie at volunteers@allenband.com

 

CARRABBA’S NIGHT: DINNER & CONCERT

November 5 is approaching fast!  This is going be a great night of music, food and friends!  You can purchase tickets at: www.allenband.com/dinnerevent. Invite friends, family and neighbors!  Entertainment will be different ensembles including the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, LFC Winds, Percussion Ensemble and more!  Funds raised at the silent auction will benefit the band and colorguard programs such as scholarships, resources, equipment and other items!   Questions, email Christina at publicrelations@allenband.com

 

MEMBERSHIP INCENTIVES

If you are an ABBA member and have not received your incentives yet please contact Joey at membership@allenband.com.

 

WEEKLY ASSESSMENTS THIS WEEK

Every Thursday, all AHS Band students are to turn their Canvas assessment video on Thursday by 11:59pm. All LFC student assessments are due by 11:59pm on Sunday. Students can look up their assignments, the grading rubric, and submission page on Canvas. 

  • 1st Period AHS Assignment submitted in Canvas: NONE THIS WEEK
  • 8th Period AHS Assignment submitted in Canvas: NONE THIS WEEK 
  • LFC Students: Gb Concert Scale

THE NEXT THREE WEEKS

10/14:  Fall Break – No School

10/15:  Fall Break – No School

10/16: PSAT – EVENING REHEARSAL 6pm-8pm (5:30pm SLT Meeting)

10/17: 7am Rehearsal – 6:45AM SHADOW CHALLENE (rescheduled to Thursday)

10/18:  7am Rehearsal; Home Game vs. Jesuit (AHS Senior Pep Rally)

10/19: UIL Region 25 Marching Contest: 8:25am Call Time

 

10/20:  6:25 SLT meeting; 7am Rehearsal

10/21:  7am Rehearsal

10/22:  7am Rehearsal

10/23:  7am Rehearsal

10/24: 7am Rehearsal

10/25:  7am Rehearsal; Away Game vs. McKinney Boyd

10/26: Duncanville Marching Contest: 10:30am Call Time

 

10/28:  No marching rehearsal

10/29:  No marching rehearsal

10/30:  No marching rehearsal

10/31:  7:30am Marching Rehearsal

11/1:    7:30am Marching Rehearsal; Away Game vs. Prosper (BOO Bowl)