Rogers Band News FEBRUARY 4th, 2024

Rogers Band NEws

February 4th, 2024

This Weeks Sectional Schedule

Due to the directors being out of town at the end of the week, we have altered the sectional schedule a bit to help make up for some of the lost time. We know some conflicts might be unavoidable, but brought it up with the students. Each band is working on difficult competition and contest music and we want to ensure that the students are as successful as possible at UIL and beyond. Percussion sectionals will remain as normal.

Directors away at TMEA

The band directors will be away Wednesday - Friday attending the Texas Music Educators Association conference. Symphonic Winds will need instruments on Wednesday and percussionists all week. All other classes (CBI, CBII, and beginner classes) do not need their instruments unless they have Private Lessons. The band hall will not be open for morning or afternoon practice Wednesday - Friday.

Ensemble Recital

Percussionists from SW, CBI, and CBII and a few select other groups will be performing their ensembles on a recital February 12th at Rogers. Small ensemble skills and techniques help students become more confident musicians on an individual level. Often each student is solely responsible for their own part. A schedule will be available for the recital soon.

5th Grader Instrument Selection

Our first event on Saturday was really successful and the future is bright for Rogers Band. Thank you to all of the students who volunteered their time to help welcome our new band members.

If you have any neighbors, friends or family members asking how to choose an instrument for beginner band next year, forward them to our band website We will host our next band instrument selection day on February 22nd at Rogers. Steps to sign up are on the website.

Pre-UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Concert

All of the Concert Bands (Symphonic Winds, Concert Band I & II) have been working hard on their competition pieces since January. As we come closer to our competition season, we would like to invite all of the friends and family of the program to our Pre-UIL concert coming up on Wednesday, March 6th at the Rock Hill High School Auditorium. Attendees are welcome to watch the on-stage performance and watch the sight-reading process. The performance schedule will be released soon.

RMS/WGHS Social at Walnut Grove!!

The walnut Grove Band is inviting all 7th and 8th grade Rogers Band Students to their February Band Social on February 20th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Get ready for games, Pizza, Nintendo Switch battles, movie watch party, and more!!! We'll join them in the WG Band Hall for a night of Fun!!!

Upcoming Dates:

  • Feb 7th - 9th - Directors away at Texas Music Educators Association
  • Feb 12th - Percussion Ensemble Recital
  • Feb 22nd - Instrument Selection Day #2 for 5th Graders (volunteer opportunities)
  • Feb 27th - Ms. Mallow Visits CBI and SW Only
  • Mar 2nd - Early Spring Band Social at Main Event
  • Mar 4th - Ms. Mallow Visits SW Only
  • Mar 5th - SW Midwest Recording event at RHHS
  • Mar 6th - Pre-UIL for SW, CBI, CBII