Jag Band Update 4/30/23

Hello Jag Band Family,

We are SO close to the end of a whirlwind of a school year. As we enter the final stretch, I just want to encourage everyone to push to the end, finish strong, and PASS YOUR CLASSES. 😬
📆Schedule at a glance📆
This Week
Monday:🏆3:15-4:30 Leadership Talk Shop, 🎷 3:30-5:00 Jazz Band Rehearsal,🎵5:00-7:00 Wind Symphony Rehearsal
Tuesday:🎷8:30-11:00am Jazz Band gig at MCPA,🎵3:10-4:45 Symphonic Band Dress Rehearsal, 🎵5:00-7:00 Wind Ensemble Dress Rehearsal
Wednesday:🎼Spring Concert 7:00pm @MCPA, 🎟3:00-3:30 Band Banquet tickets sold in band hall
Thursday:🏆3:15-4:30 Leadership Training
Friday:🏆3:15-4:30 Leadership Training
Next Week
Monday: 🎟3:00-3:30 Band Banquet tickets sold in band hall
Tuesday: 🎟3:00-3:30 Band Banquet tickets sold in band hall
Wednesday: 🏆3:15-4:30 Leadership Training
Thursday: 🏆3:15-4:30 Leadership Training
Friday: 🎉 6:00-10:00 Band Banquet
🎼Sectionals this week🎼

Presenting their 2023 program: The 13th Floor! (announced last Monday)
It’s official, the Summit Band is taking on a new approach with our new show designer Casey Snead with a production that will have the entire audience going, “now that was cool!” Click the link below to access the video reveal trailer, and some examples of the music: 2023 Show Reveal Presentation
Congratulations to our 2023 leadership team! (announced last Monday)
New directors mean a new approach to student leadership in the band. There were a lot of tough decisions that went into creating this new hierarchy and a lot of tough conversations we had with the students. Regardless, I can’t wait to see these fine young people take a servant-leader style of ownership over their role and shape it into the best it can be.
The Upper Leadership team (in blue) is commonly called a “band council” in other programs. These are the students who take the most ownership in the band program with weekly meetings, and discussions, going over and potentially re-writing handbook policies for the coming year(s), and giving the directors a pulse on what is going on in the band. Think of these students as the “senators” of the band”
The Lower Leadership team (in gray) has specific roles that they are in charge of and get support from the Upper Leadership Team if needed. Think of these students as the “congress” of the band who represent their section.
Anyone who wants to see the list of duties that the each one of our leaders have, click here: Leadership Job Descriptions

Honor Band Recording (Last Tuesday)
Words can’t describe how proud I am of the Wind Symphony and their work on this challenging program. Their work speaks for themselves. The have been entered in both the TMEA Honor Band process, and the National Wind Band Honors competition. Results will be out in the summer months. Enjoy these recordings:
Finale to Symphony no. 4 – Tchaikovsky: Summit HS 2023_04_25-3.wav
A Movement for Rosa – Camphouse: Summit HS 2023_04_25-2.wav
The Gum-Suckers March – Grainger: Summit HS 2023_04_25-4.wav
Round 1 of 2023 Color Guard Auditions are complete!
Congratulations to everyone who made the team! Can’t wait to see you bring “The 13th Floor” to life on the field! Our administration is working with the Howard Middle School administration to allow the colorguard access to all the PE classes to perform for them and see if we can drum up some interest! Exciting times!
MISD Solo Contest (yesterday)
56 Division 1 ratings were given out to Summit High School yesterday at the Solo Contest at Timberview! WOW! Congratulations to everyone who took part and represented Summit with musical excellence!
👀Upcoming Events👀
Spring Concert 5/3/23
Mansfield CPA
1110 W Debbie Ln, Mansfield, TX 76063
More details are on the band app if you’re interested.
6:00 – call time for all students
7:00 – concert end
9:00 – finish time
2023 Band Auditions
May 8th: Wester MS
May 9th: Howard MS
May 10th-11th: Summit HS in class
Band Banquet 5/12/23
More details to come on the BAND app in the coming days, but please join us. All parents, family members and friends are welcome in our celebration of these students’ accomplishments! Tickets will be sold this Wednesday, and next Monday/Tuesday
🚨Action Required!🚨
Non-Seniors Please fill out these google forms if you haven’t done so already
Washington DC Spring Break 2024 Trip Interest Form: https://forms.gle/1swrvZif4SarpdLV8Returning to Band Form: https://forms.gle/5qPz5PmceprjhKS67
Thanks for reading. Have a terrific week!
Making his debut – my neighbors’ pug, Winson