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Local businesses, organizations, and individuals now have the opportunity to support our Band program at the high school and middle school level through a one-time or annual donation of $250, $500, or $1,000. Each donation tier offers its own unique perks for the donor, but all Band Backers will be featured on the back of the Melissa Band trailer.

 

This Week in Band Vol. 41

The Newsletter for the week has been posted! Please click below to download!

Congratulations to all our Seniors!  Your leadership will truly be missed.  We will be waiting to hear what comes next for each of you.  Check the newsletter for the times for the graduation performance and our final time to pay tribute to our Seniors. 

UIL physicals are provided this week at the school for your convenience.  Please read the attached flyer for more information.  

The State Solo and Ensemble schedule is posted below for download.

Thank you everyone for all each of you have done to make this band year a success!  

This Week in Band Vol. 40

The newsletter for the week is out!  Click the link below to download!

There have been a few changes made to the end of the year marching band camp.  Please read the newsletter and make arrangements accordingly.  It is really the beginning of next year's marching show!  It is a mandatory camp to help determine who will have a spot in next year's marching band.

UIL physicals are required each year for the Melissa High School Band.  Please view the attached flier for information!  Physicals will be offered at the high school on May 25th for a mere $15.  

The itinerary for State Solo and Ensemble is available below.  Click the link to download!  Students will be leaving MHS at 1pm on May 29th.  Band Hall will open at 12pm.  Lunch and dinner money will be provided for Sunday.  Students will be staying at La Quinta Austin Mopac 4424 South Mopac Expwy that night.  Tuesday morning they will eat breakfast provided at the hotel.  Leave the hotel at 7:15am.  Performances will be at Hendrickson HS, in Pflugerville, TX.  Students will have money provided for lunch at the concession stand.  As soon as the last student has performed they will leave and head home eating dinner with money provided along the way.  Students will text once they are 30 minutes out.

Keep pushing, Cardinals! 

This Week in Band Vol. 39

The newsletter for the week is out! Please click the link below to download.  Also, the schedule for State Solo and Ensemble is available for download below.

Upcoming band events:

Percussion Ensemble Concert - May 10th, 7pm

High School Spring Concert - May 12, 7pm

South Padre Trip - May 13-16

Middle School Spring Concert - May 17, 7pm

State Solo and Ensemble - May 29-30

This Week in Band Vol. 36

The newsletter for this week has been posted. Please read the newsletter for all the latest news, rehearsals and calendar updates.  Click the link below to download!

Congratulations to all on their performances at UIL this past week!

Today, 4/18, is the last day to RSVP for the Band Banquet.  All students are complimentary, but they must RSVP or they will not have a meal or seat at the banquet. 

The Big Band BBQ Bash will be on April 22nd at the McClean/Guin household (2311 Bryant St.) from 5-8pm. This will also be Meet the Director Night.  Mr. Whorton will be on hand to meet everyone and get to know you.  We invite everyone to attend and enjoy the evening getting to hang out with each other.  Thank you to the dads that have agreed to grill some burgers and hot dogs for us!

Ms. James is requesting Senior baMs. James is requesting Senior baby pictures  and their Senior picture for the slide show at the banquet to be sent to bandbanquetpics16@gmail.com.

This Week in Band Vol. 35

The Newsletter for the week has been posted.  Please click the link below to download!

Congratulations to our Winter Drumline on completing their season with a first place finish in the Scholastic Concert A division!

Please read the newsletter for all the latest news, rehearsals and calendar updates.  Don't miss the section with instructions for both bands for UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest days.

Attahced is the Flier for Expresso Yourself Night as well as the itinerary of performances on April 16th.  

UIL Concert and Sight Reading itineraries for Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble are available below.  Performances are April 15 and 16.

The Big Band BBQ Bash will be on April 22nd at the McClean/Guin household from 5-8pm.  Ms. James is looking for a few more dad's to grill hot dogs and hamburgers.  You may email Ms. James at sjames@melissaisd.org if you are interested. 

The Band Banquet is to be held May 6th, at 7pm.  Invitations have been mailed to the address the students provided.  If you haven't received it as of yet, please let me know immediately.  Students are complimentary as usual, courtesy of the Melissa Booster Club, Inc.  However, students must still RSVP so that we have enough tables and plates of food.  Great news this year, we are not having to limit guests per student to two.  Each guest will be $25.  RSVP's and checks for additional meals must be turned in to Ms. James by April 18th.  No late RSVP's accepted and no tickets will be sold at the door.  

Ms. James is requesting Senior baby pictures  and their Senior picture for the slide show at the banquet to be sent to bandbanquetpics16@gmail.com.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!

This Week in Band Vol. 34

The weekly newsletter has been posted.  Please click the link below to download.

Congratulations to our Varsity WinterGuard on completing their season with a tenth place finish in their new Scholastic A division!

Indoor Drumline has their championships this weekend, April 9th!  Please view the attached itinerary and come out to support the percussion program!

Please read the newsletter for all the latest news, rehearsals and calendar updates.  Check out the Director's Column for a note from Mr. Whorton.

Attached below is a Flier for Expresso Yourself Night as well as the itinerary of performances April 16th.  A more detailed itinerary for arrival times, etc. will be out next week.  Also attached are itineraries for both bands Concert and Sight Reading contests on April 14-15. 

The Big Band BBQ Bash will be on April 22nd at the McClean/Guin household from 5-8pm.  Ms. James is looking for a few more dad's to grill hot dogs and hamburgers.  You may email Ms. James at sjames@melissaisd.org if you are interested.

The Band Banquet is to be held May 6th, at 7pm.  Invitations are going to be mailed this Monday, April 4th to the address the students signed off on. Only one invitation will be mailed per student.  If you have not received the invitation by Friday, please email me.  Students are complimentary as usual, courtesy of the Melissa Booster Club, Inc.  However, students must still RSVP so that we have enough tables and plates of food.  Great news this year, we are not having to limit guests per student to two.  Each guest will be $25.  RSVP's and checks for additional meals must be turned in to Ms. James by April 18th.  No late RSVP's accepted and no tickets will be sold at the door.  

Ms. James is requesting Senior baby pictures  and their Senior picture for the slide show at the banquet to be sent to bandbanquetpics16@gmail.com.

This Week in Band Vol. 30

The band newsletter for the week has been posted.  Please click the download link below!

Congratulations to everyone on a job well done Saturday at Solo and Ensemble!  Check out the newsletter for the list of those advancing to the State level in May.  

It is another big week for our Indoor Drumline and Winter Guard.  The itinerary for both groups are available below.  Fundraiser money is due Monday to Mr. Bilyeu.  Checks made out to Melissa ISD.   Don't forget, wind ensemble sectionals continuing this week.  Check the schedule for times. 

A Band BBQ has been scheduled Friday, April 22nd at the McClean/Guin house 5-8pm.  All band students are invited to come and enjoy hot dogs, hamburgers and have a good time hanging out.  More information to come after Spring Break.

This Week in Band Vol. 27

The weekly band newsletter is out. If you missed it by email, download Vol. 27 at the link below.  You will also find a copy of the piano accompanists for soloists.  Please check the list for your student's name.  The cost is $35 fort one rehearsal and the performance.  $25 for any additional rehearsals.   Checks need to be made out directly to your student's accompanist.  They will be available for rehearsals the week of Feb 15-19.

This Week in Band Vol. 26

The newsletter for this week is available!  Please click on the link below to download! Also, check with your student to make sure they have signed up in the band hall for a time slot to work with their solo accompanist the week of Feb 15th.  Check the newsletter for fees.  The newsletter also contains all the information you need to know about leadership and drum major training. 

 A master class will be held Wednesday, Feb. 3rd with Mr. Thompkins (the horn teacher) for all horn players about their solos.  The cost is $10.  All horn students are encouraged to attend.  It's going to be a great week!