Rogers Band News October 27th, 2023

Rogers Band NEws

October 27th, 2023

This Weeks Sectional Schedule

7th/8th Grade Night with the WGHS Band - October 30th

Breaking News!!! All Rogers Band 7th AND 8th grade students have the Walnut Grove/Rogers Band Social coming up on October 30th. That’s right, we would like to invite any 7th graders that would like to attend. It will be a night of social activities for all band students, a tour of Walnut Grove, a pizza feast and video game tournament in the Walnut Grove Band Hall. Students will be fed dinner at the event, get to hang with other students who play their instrument, get a personalized tour of Walnut Grove and get to have a crash course in marching….and a video game tournament.

All-Region Auditions are Approaching (SW and select CBI)

Tuesday Nov. 7th Phase I (All Instruments except: b. clarinet, tenor/bari sax)

Phase I will take place on the afternoon of Tuesday Nov. 7th at McKinney Boyd High School. The highest placing students will advance to Phase II Saturday Nov. 11th. The audition process will end here for students who do not advance. Be on the lookout for a separate All-Region email with more details once we have instructions and times.

Saturday Nov. 11th Phase II (bass clarinet, tenor/bari sax, and advancing phase I students)

Phase II will take place on Saturday Nov. 11th at Cockrill Middle School in McKinney. This audition will be for all single-phase instruments (b. clarinet, tenor/bari sax) and those who advanced from Phase I. ****Morning event/early afternoon****

Congratulations to students named as All-District Band Members

Please help us in congratulating the following students for being selected as All-District Band Members!

  • Cara Sturrock - Flute - 5th Chair
  • Kasey Dailey - Flute - 6th Chair
  • Avery Cervenka - Flute - 7th Chair
  • Nathaniel Hansbrough - Oboe - 3rd Chair
  • Seth Anderson - Bassoon - 1st Chair in the District
  • Destiny Pham - Clarinet - 1st Chair in the District
  • Madi Fuller - Alto Sax - 1st Chair in the District
  • Chloe Covington - Alto Sax - 4th Chair
  • Brody Wallis - Bari Sax - 2nd Chair
  • Emihl DuPlooy - Trumpet - 10th Chair
  • Elisa Ramirez - F Horn - 3rd Chair
  • Kate Chapman - F Horn - 4th Chair
  • Oziel Lopez - F Horn - 6th Chair
  • Jason Limber - Trombone - 5th Chair
  • Colton Mills - Trombone 7th Chair
  • Camden Burgess - Euphonium - 2nd Chair
  • Xander Astie - Euphonium - 6th Chair
  • Nicholas Thomas - Percussion - 3rd Chair
  • Preston Moss - Percussion - 5th Chair
  • Gavin Rencher - Percussion - 7th Chair
  • Alexander Gonzalez - Percussion - 10th Chair

Beginning Band Corner

Be sure to turn in your weekly Practice Record every Tuesday with a parent signature. Doing so will earn your way to our Beginner Reward Trip to Pinstack on November 16th during the school day. Remember - the required daily practice this Nine Weeks increased up to 20 minutes. Students will receive their music for our December 7th Holiday Concert and can add this to their daily practice. Beginner Band Concert Attire for the Holiday Concert will be Sunday Best.

Performing Band Formal Concert Attire (SW, CBI, CBII)

It’s that time of year! Our Rogers Band students are nearing their first “formal’"concert, and it is important they look the part! Our concert dress consists of an all-black concert attire, so students all look the same. It also looks professional on the concert stage! Students need to have all the parts of their uniform purchased by Friday, November 17th, so it is ready to go for their Winter Concert on December 7th. Please see the examples in the handout for what is (and is not) acceptable “concert black” attire: Formal Concert Attire Handout!!

Upcoming Dates:

  • Oct 30th - 8th grade night with the WGHS Band
  • Nov 7th - All-Region Phase I
  • Nov 11th - All-Region Phase II
  • Nov 16th - Beginning Band Trip