Rogers Band News October 13th, 2023

Rogers Band NEws

October 13th, 2023

Happy Friday the 13th!!

This Weeks Sectional Schedule

Urgent! It’s not too late to volunteer for Bands of America Event tomorrow

We are getting so close to the BOA competition we're hosting! Maybe your Saturday plans fell through and now you need something to do. We still have a handful of volunteer spots that need to get filled. This is especially crucial to help with Concessions during the Finals Performances 6:00pm - 11:30pm. This is perfect for you night owls out there.

Volunteers will check-in at the Athletic Office at the base of the Press box. The entrance is on the parking lot level through the glass doors. Please arrive a little early for your time.

Rogers Band Fall Concert – October 18th

All are invited to our first concert of the school year on Wednesday, October 18th in the Rogers Competition Gym. The Fall Concert will feature music performed by the Rogers Symphonic Winds, Concert Band I and Concert Band II. There will be no beginning band students performing at this concert, however we welcome all students to come and listen. See you there!!!!

**Call time 6:00pm at Rogers**

Band Members may enter through the back band hall doors. Audience members may enter through the GYM entrance.

PISD Band Night, Marching Band Showcase and Trunk or Treat in Children’s Health Stadium

Come one come all!!! All Rogers Band students are invited to watch all 3 PISD High School bands perform under the lights at Children’s Health Stadium on Wednesday October 25th. Audience members will get to see the Walnut Grove, Prosper and Rock Hill Marching bands perform their entire UIL Marching Band Show. It is going to be a spectacular night!! Invite everyone you know to come out to a beautiful night of band! More details out soon.


Following the event will be an enormous trunk or treat put on by every band in the district. Please consider signing up to either present a trunk or to just donate candy.

Beginning Band Corner

Students received their 2nd 9-Weeks Practice Record this week. The required daily practice time has increased by five minutes, up to 20 minutes each day.

Brass instruments (trumpets, horns, trombones, euphoniums, tubas) will begin learning how to use their cleaning snake brush and mouthpiece brush. Lead-pipes should be cleaned once a month now that students are playing more frequently.

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

On October 23rd (All-District) and November 7th and/or 11th (All-Region,) all Symphonic Winds members and select Concert Band I members will participate in the Region 24 All-District/All-Region Auditions. An information packet with more details will be distributed soon.

Monday Oct 23rd Prosper ISD All-District auditions

This is a practice audition to get students ready for the All-Region Band Auditions. Students will follow the same process as all-region, but will only be competing against students from the 4 Prosper middle schools. Times will be available on Tuesday 10/17 but will be between 5:00pm and 8:00pm at Rogers.

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

Instruments that have a large number of students auditioning will have two phases (flute, oboe, bassoon clarinet, alto sax, trumpet, horn trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion). Phase I will take place on 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. ****Evening 5:00pm – 9:00pm – individual times will vary****

Saturday Nov. 11th Phase II (b. 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: 8:00am – 4:00pm – individual times will vary****

Rogers Band Facebook Page

You read that right, the Rogers Band Facebook page is back in action. After several year of hiatus the page has come back to life. Please like our page and follow our events. Rogers Band Facebook

Upcoming Dates:

  • Oct 18th - Fall Concert - SW, CBI, CBII (no beginners)
  • Oct 23rd - All-District Auditions (SW and select other students)
  • Oct 24 - Pep-Rally (no beginners)
  • Oct 25th - PISD Band Night and Trunk or Treat (optional)
  • Oct 30th - 8th grade night with the WGHS Band
  • Nov 7th - All-Region Phase I
  • Nov 11th - All-Region Phase II