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High School Band

July 15, 2020

Antelope Band Members:

What a year 2020 has been!!! We missed finishing out the year with you and are excited to start a new year. With that in mind, please note that all summer band dates are subject to change in accordance with current UIL regulations. We want to get you schedules as soon as possible so you can plan those last minute get-aways, work schedules, etc., but we have also been waiting to see what new adventures the state has presented! As new details about what is allowable become available, updates will be available on the band website and Facebook. You will also get a Remind
notification. Please join the remind group (listed in this letter) as soon as possible to avoid missing any important information. A band events schedule is included. Please make sure you keep the contest and performance dates clear. If there is a question, please contact Mr. Knight as soon as possible—298-4904 (school) or 778-6258 (cell).
Please read each schedule carefully.
STUDENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO HAVE A MASK TO ENTER THE BAND HALL. Rehearsals are going to look a little different (thank you, Covid), so students will need to be adaptable and follow procedures as they come down from UIL. This could change day-to-day. The directors will stay on top of it and keep you informed. We are committed to doing EVERYTHING IN OUR POWER to keep you safe and to have a great "band family” experience.
Anyone interested in helping sort horns, copy music, etc., Thursday, July 30, and Friday, July 31, 9:00-3:00. Come for an hour or two or stay the whole day. Free help is NEVER turned down!!!!! Again, anyone who wants to help is welcome. Bring your talents; we’ll put you to work! WE HAVE TO BE READY TO GO BY THE 3rd for our new marchers, SO COME READY TO WORK FAST! We will finish getting everything ready for the masses after our new-marcher session on Monday afternoon.
Mrs. Liess should be in touch with you about twirling camp. We will contact you if anything varies from that.
August 3-7     10:00-12:00, 1:00-3:00      night rehearsal <same as band>
August 10-11                                            night rehearsal <same as band>
August 13-14                                            night rehearsal <same as band>
All dates after the two-a-day week will follow the band schedule. Extra rehearsals will come through Tobie.

*****Be looking for a text/remind from Tobie or Mrs. Knight on specifics*****
LEADERSHIP: We are discussing a leadership workshop for Saturday, August 15. More information will be available as we get closer to the date. Again, watch the website, Facebook, and Remind.

First year marchers (freshmen, upper classmen who have not marched before) Monday, August 3 from 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. There will be a surprise at the end!  Leaders, we need you Monday, August 3rd to help teach. Be at the band hall at 6:00 p.m.
FULL BAND: all full band rehearsals are evenings (not morning)
Monday, August 3
Freshman/New     Marcher Orientation     7:00-8:30

Tuesday, August 4--Full Band 6-9 PM
Wednesday, August 5--Full Band 4:00-5:30
Thursday, August 6--Full Band 6-9 PM
Friday, August 7--Full Band 6-9 PM
Monday, August 10--9:00 Faculty Perf—Convocation
                                   7:00-9:00—Full Band
Tuesday, August 11--7:00-9:00-Full Band
Wednesday, August 12--No Rehearsal
Thursday, August 13--7:00-9:00—Full Band
Friday, August 14--Scrimmage—no rehearsal
August 10---“Back to School” performance for faculty—arr. 8:30, perform 9:00 a.m. (tentative time)
August 11th—Meet the Lopes. It will be an evening event. It is required. Time TBA.
WE WILL REHEARSE ON SEPTEMBER 28 (it is a school holiday but we WILL have rehearsal that night). Please check family calendars. We need you in attendance.
Our first ball game is TENTATIVELY set for August 28. Plan on rehearsing each Monday night beginning
August 24 (no rehearsal September 7—holiday). ALL GAMES AND REHEARSALS ARE REQUIRED.
Please plan accordingly. NOTE: We will rehearse Monday, Oct. 12. That is a school holiday, but right before contest. We will have a meal that evening before rehearsal.
Our most up-to-date contact information is: (please leave a message if there is not an answer)

Mr. Knight e-mail:
cell: 806-778-6258
office: 806-298-4904
Ms. Burrell e-mail:
cell: 806-789-9945
office: 806-298-4905

Mrs. Knight e-mail:
cell: 806-778-6257
office: 806-298-4904
Mrs. Liess e-mail:
cell: 806-777-9476
office: 806-298-4904
Be sure to check
Sign up for Remind101: type 81010 in the “to” line. In the message area, type the following for your interest group:
  • Band—message @hsant
  • Color Guard—message @lopeflags
“Commitment to Excellence” is not just our slogan. It is a lifestyle that we want to represent within our program. We have the best band program in the land! Can’t wait to see you.

Mr. Knight, Ms. Burrell, Mrs. Knight, Mrs. Liess, and Tobie
NOTE: Forms may be found on our website, signed digitally, and returned to [email protected]