Jag Band Update 2/26/23

Hello Jaguar Band,

We’re looking forward to a positive, successful week as put on the Jazz Dinner Dance, and make a big push musically into spring break. With the small ensemble project completed, it’s time to start increasing the focus on our UIL program by starting sectionals, listening to quality recordings of the pieces, and practicing our parts to perfection, as well as beginning to select solos for our May solo contest. Here is this week’s update:
📆Schedule at a glance📆
This Week (sectionals start)
~Sectional calendar below~
Monday: 🎷3:30-4:30 jazz, 🚩3:30-5:30 JV WG, 🚩5:30-8:00 V WG
Wednesday: 🎷3:30-4:30 jazz, 🚩4:00-7:30 JV WG
Thursday: 🚩3:30-7:00 V WG
Friday: 🎷3:30-4:30 jazz
Saturday: 🎷6:00-9:00 Jazz Dinner Dance
Next Week
Monday: 🚩3:30-5:30 JV WG, 🚩5:30-8:00 V WG
Tuesday: 🚩3:30-7:00 JV WG, ❗ Booster Meeting 7:00
Wednesday: 🎷3:30-4:30 jazz
Thursday: 🚩3:30-7:00 V WG
Friday: 🎷3:30-4:30 jazz
Saturday: 🎷 UTA Jazz Contest, 🚩Guard Contest at Martin HS
Small Ensemble Concert
Last Tuesday
Great job to everyone who performed, and thank you to all the parents, guardians, friends and family who attended!
MISD HS Ensemble Contest
Last Friday
Overall, a very positive day. All the students Ms. Hermanson and I spoke to after their performance had a really positive interaction with their judge, and the judges really liked working with our students. It takes a lot of work to host an event for the entire district, but we pulled it off. Students and parents who helped set up, sell snacks, watch the front door, and tear down, THANK YOU!
Guard Contest at Wylie East HS
Yesterday (Saturday)
Y’all… you NEED to see these students perform if you haven’t already. The next contest is right down the street at Martin HS so no excuses! 😅 The amount of growth these students had in just a couple weeks compared to their first show is phenomenal! JV came in 3rd in their division, only about a point and a half behind first, and Varsity came in 1st place in their division beating 2nd place by over four points which lead to the Varsity group getting promoted to the next division up. Great things are happing in guard land!

💼New Business💼

Sectionals start this week
Wind EnsembleHorns: 3:10-3:50 with Ms. H, 3:50-4:30 sectionalClarinets: 3:10-3:50 sectional, 3:50-4:30 with Ms. H
Wind Symphony
Clarinets: 3:50-4:30 sectional, 4:30-5:10 with Ms. H (this is a change)
Euphoniums: 3:10-3:50 with Whaley, 3:50-4:30 sectionalTrumpets: 3:10-3:50 sectional, 3:50-4:30 with WhaleyAltos: 3:50-4:30 sectional, 4:30-5:10 with Whaley~Wednesdays~Wind EnsembleFlutes/oboe: 3:10-3:50 with Ms. H, 3:50-4:30 sectionalLow Reeds (tenor, bari, bassoon, bass cl): 3:10-3:50 sectional, 3:50-4:30 with Ms. HWind Symphony
Low Reeds: 3:10-3:50 sectional, 3:50-4:30 with WhaleyFlutes/oboe: 3:10-3:50 with Whaley, 3:50-4:30 sectional~Thursdays~Wind EnsembleAltos: 3:10-3:50 with Ms. H, 3:50-4:30 sectionalLow Brass: 3:10-3:50 sectional, 3:50-4:30 with Ms. HWind SymphonyTrombones/tuba: 3:10-3:50 with Whaley, 3:50-4:30 sectional
Horns: 3:10-3:50 sectional, 3:50-4:30 with Whaley
Spring Outing 
5/19/23, $80-$100 per person
Medieval times at 5:00, DSO plays ET at 7:30
Jazz Dinner Dance and Silent Auction
Meal tickets must be purchased by 2/28/23
     Tickets sold in person after school on 2/27/23
     Bring in an order form (attached to the previous Jag Band Update) by 2/28/23
     Walk ins will be welcome with no meal for $5.00
Auction Items deadline extended to tomorrow (Monday 2/27/23)

     Clarinets – “Cookout and Tailgate”

     Percussion– “Movie Night” – almost no items have been donated
     French Horns and Bass Clarinets – “Disney”
     Saxophones/Tubas – “Fun in the Sun”
     Flutes/Piccolos/Double Reeds – “Pampered Pets”
     Trumpets/Euphoniums/Trombones – “Spa Day”
     Color Guard – “Family Fun Night”
Thank you to all who have donated! These baskets are going to be pretty fantastic!
Fall Leadership Interest Form Open
Due 3/20/23
💰Fundraising Corner💰
Coupon Digital Coupon Book
Current total as of 11:57 on 2/26/23: $5,092 Great work everyone!
9 days left
Goal: Everyone has at least 10 quality emails in their account – parent/guardians, please help your student(s) with this.
Reminder: Share, share, share, share on social media.
💼Old Business💼
Booster Board Opening
Opening: Vice President: Fundraising and Grant Writing
If you have any experience with this and want to try to give our students a better experience by increasing the amount of donations we get from the community, connect with the alumni, and write a few grant proposals, then this is for you! Help us drive down the increasing costs of doing band!

Thanks for reading. Have a terrific week!

Travis Whaley
Director of Bands
Mansfield Summit High School
1071 Turner Warnell Rd
Arlington, TX 76001
682-314-0972 (office)