Jag Band Update 4/16/23

Hello Jag Band Family,
So much hard work came to a summit this week (see what I did there) and so much to celebrate! The end of the school year is fast approaching, and I can’t wait to see what our kiddos can accomplish in these few short weeks. Here is your update:
📆Schedule at a glance📆
This Week
Monday: 🥁2:00-3:00 Drumline Pep Rally at Charlotte Anderson,🏆Leadership workshop 3:15-4:30 [5:00 for DM]
Tuesday: 🏆Leadership mock interviews, 🎵 Sectionals
Wednesday: 🎵 Sectionals, 🥁 3:30-7:00 Percussion Concert Dress Rehearsal
Thursday: 🎵 Sectionals,🥁 7:00 Percussion Concert in the Summit PAC
Friday: 🏆Leadership interviews
Next Week
Monday: 🍿 7:05am 2023 Show reveal in the Band Hall, 🏆3:10-5:00 Leadership Announcements, 🚩4:30-7:30 Guard workshops/tryouts
Tuesday:🎵 Sectionals for Wind Ensemble, 🚩4:30-7:30 Guard workshops/tryouts, 🎼6:00-9:00 Honor Band Recording at Mansfield CPA
Wednesday: 🎵 Sectionals for WE and WS, 🚩4:30-7:30 Guard workshops/tryouts
Thursday: 🎵 Sectionals for WE and WS, 🚩5:00-7:00 Guard auditions
Saturday: 🎼MISD Solo Contest at THS
🎼Sectionals this week🎼

Wind Symphony
  • Clarinets: 3:10-3:50 with Ms. H, 3:50-4:30 sectional
Wind Ensemble
  • Horns: 3:10-3:50 with Ms. H, 3:50-4:30 sectional
  • Clarinets: 3:10-3:50 sectional, 3:50-4:30 with Ms. H
Wind Symphony
  • Horns: 3:10-3:50 with Whaley, 3:50-4:30 sectional
  • Trumpets: 3:10-3:50 sectional, 3:50-4:30 with Whaley
  • Altos: 3:50-4:30 sectional, 4:30-5:10 with Whaley

Wind Ensemble
  • Flutes/oboe: 3:10-3:50 with Ms. H, 3:50-4:30 sectional
  • Low Reeds (tenor, bari, bassoon, bass cl): 3:10-3:50 sectional, 3:50-4:30 with Ms. H
Wind Symphony
  • Low Reeds: 3:10-3:50 sectional, 3:50-4:30 with Whaley
  • Flutes/oboe: 3:10-3:50 with Whaley, 3:50-4:30 sectional
Wind Ensemble
  • Altos: 3:10-3:50 with Ms. H, 3:50-4:30 sectional
  • Low Brass: 3:10-3:50 sectional, 3:50-4:30 with Ms. H
  • Trumpets: 3:50-4:30 sectional, 4:30-5:10 with Ms. H
Wind Symphony
  • Euphoniums: 3:10-3:50 with Whaley, 3:50-4:30 sectional
  • Trombones/tuba: 3:10-3:50 with Whaley, 3:50-4:30 sectional

Wind Ensemble UIL (this past Wednesday)
These kiddos were undeniable on stage. Congratulations to the Wind Ensemble on a stellar performance at the Arlington CVPA and to Ms. Hermanson on her FIRST EVER UIL performance with students. As one judge said, “the students knocked it out of the park” as well as “I could have told me this was a Varsity level band, and I would have believed you.” Bravi tutti to all! Straight 1s from every judge, which very few bands accomplished at this festival.
Wind Symphony UIL (this past Friday)
Speaking of knocking it out of the park – these kiddos had an incredible performance of one of the hardest programs performed out of the entire festival. One judge said, “you’re on another planet compared to the rest.” Of course, straight 1s from every judge despite the 6:30am call time. Thank you to the booster for providing use with mind blowingly delicious donuts and kolaches for breakfast! With that said, we were all happy with what we accomplished, but not satisfied!  We are going to get a second recording of this music on the 25th at the Mansfield CPA along with Timberview High School and Howard Middle School to compete for the title of the best 5A concert band in Texas. Hope to see you there!
Guard Spring Show (this past Friday)
This was such a fun event. I hope everyone who attended could see and feel the love the colorguard has for one another, and the hard work and dedication that our guard staff gives to these kids. Congratulations to the performers, and to the whole colorguard staff that pushes these kids to be amazing performers! Also, your $5 donation will go to help the colorguard purchase new poles and silks for next year! Thanks for attending!
👀Upcoming Events👀
Percussion Pep Rally at Charlotte Anderson ES
Drumline students excused from last block of the day. Solis has all the details. Have a great time!
Leadership Workshop Wrap Up
Monday, 4/17/23 – Q and A
Round table discussion about interview and announcement process, things to consider for next year, brainstorm new ideas, and talk through the season.
Tuesday, 4/18/23 – Mock Interviews
Order is on the Band App 2023 Leadership group – message me with conflicts or if I made any mistakes

Friday, 4/21/23 – Formal Interviews
Order is on the Band App 2023 Leadership group – message me with conflicts or if I made any mistakes
Monday, 4/24/23 – Announcements
You only need to be present/ around the band hall during the times posted on the 2023 Leadership group. We will bring you in individually.
Percussion Concert – 4/20/23 – 7:00pm
Summit HS – Free Admission – Summit PAC
Enter at the PAC front doors
See our talented percussion students in a standalone concert on April 20th in our PAC. You will hear solos, small ensembles, large ensembles, and a whole lot of demanding work that got put into this. See you there!
Wind Symphony Honor Band Recording Concert – Tuesday, 4/25/23
Mansfield CPA1110 W Debbie Ln, Mansfield, TX 76063
      5:45 PM               Howard Warm-Up on stage

      6:15 PM               HMS Concert
      6:50 PM               Timberview Warm-Up on stage
      7:20 PM               THS Concert
      8:00 PM               Summit Warm-Up on Stage
      8:30 PM               SHS Concert
Solo Contest April 29th
Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony students should have a solo picked, accompanist lined up, and payment for said accompanist all figured out at this point. Students must fill out this google form found on the BAND app, otherwise, they will not be registered for the contest. https://band.us/band/87857392/post/360

 Parents should be informed of the approx. $60 cost to the accompanist if the solo has accompaniment. 

🏈2023 Football Calendar🏈
Here are your football games – take note of how many Thursday games we have next year. Many long rehearsals will happen on Wednesday’s next year (sorry). All dates have also been loaded onto the calendar. Please plan!
Football vs Lake Ridge (Home)Friday, August 25, 202
Football at Mansfield (Away)Friday, September 1, 2023
Football vs Crowley (Home)Thursday, September 7, 2023
Football at Seguin (Away)Thursday, September 14, 2023
Football vs Burleson (Senior Night)Thursday, September 21, 2023
Football at Midlothian Heritage (Away)Thursday, October 5, 2023
Football at Corsicana (Away)Friday, October 13, 2023
Football vs Everman (Home, Pink out)Friday, October 20, 2023
Football at Joshua (Away)Friday, October 27, 2023
Football vs Ennis (Home)Friday, November 3, 2023
🎺2023 Camp and Contest Calendar🎺
This was posted many moons ago – but felt it was appropriate given the above football calendar
Incoming Freshman CampMonday, May 15⋅5:30 – 8:00pm
Tuesday, May 16⋅5:30 – 8:00pm
Thursday, May 18⋅5:30 – 7:00pm
Freshman Parent Meeting
Thursday, May 18⋅7:00 – 8:00pm
Summit Spring Training Camp/ Movement Camp
Tuesday, May 30⋅1:00 – 5:00pm
Wednesday, May 31⋅1:00 – 5:00pm
Thursday, June 1⋅1:00 – 5:00pm
Friday, June 2⋅1:00 – 5:00pm
MISD Leadership Movement Camp
June 9 – 10, 2023 – Times TBA
Percussion and guard camp
Monday, July 10⋅8:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday, July 11⋅8:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday, July 12⋅8:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday, July 13⋅8:00am – 4:00pm
Friday, July 14⋅8:00am – 4:00pm 
Leadership CampJuly 17 – 19, 2023 8:00 – 4:00pm 
Band Camp
July 24 – 28, 2023 (full day)
July 24 – 28, 2023 (full day)
August 5 – Leadership performance at PAC
August 5 – Registration/Uniform Day
August 7 – 11, 2023 (half day)
August 14 – 15, 2023 (half day)
August 18 – Band Camp Parent Performance
Mansfield POCSaturday, September 23, 2023
Wylie marching invitationalSaturday, September 30, 2023
Possible March-A-ThonSaturday, October 7, 2023
Possible Pre-UILFriday, October 13, 2023
Birdville ContestSaturday, October 14, 2023
Possible Region ContestTuesday, October 17, 2023
Clinician RehearsalSaturday, October 21, 2023
5A Area ContestSaturday, October 28, 2023
5A State Marching ContestNovember 6 – 8, 2023
✈️2024 Possible Spring Trip✈️
Currently, we are in the research phase to get a quote for a 2024 Spring Trip to our nation’s capital, Washington, DC! Possible dates would be Wednesday March 6th to Sunday March 10th . This is still in the VERY early stages, but in the effort of transparency, I’ll be working on this! Sights we requested to see was the African American History Museum, The National Holocaust Museum, the Air and Space Museum, The Natural History Museum, a tour of the capital, and a night tour of all of the national war memorials. Once I get a quote, surveys will be sent out for interest!
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)