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LAKE DALLAS HIGH SCHOOL Freshman Parent Meeting 2009.

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2 LAKE DALLAS HIGH SCHOOL Freshman Parent Meeting 2009

3 Lake Dallas High Band This is Your Life in Band This is Your Life in Band Schedule of events Schedule of events Expectations/Responsibilities Expectations/Responsibilities Band Fees and Fundraisers Band Fees and Fundraisers

4 What is the Booster Club? All band parents make up the Booster club to provide support for the Band students and band staff All band parents make up the Booster club to provide support for the Band students and band staff Provide assistance at contests/games Provide assistance at contests/games Chaperones Chaperones Pit Crew Pit Crew Concessions (home games) Concessions (home games) Assist with fundraising Assist with fundraising Other skilled volunteer opportunities available – construction, welding (not joking), sewing, painting Other skilled volunteer opportunities available – construction, welding (not joking), sewing, painting Work together with the directors to accomplish the goal of excellence in all band activities Work together with the directors to accomplish the goal of excellence in all band activities

5 This is Your Life in Band Schedule of Events JUNE JUNE New Member Orientation workshops New Member Orientation workshops June 1, 2, and 4 4:30-6:30pm June 1, 2, and 4 4:30-6:30pm Freshman Parents Orientation workshops Freshman Parents Orientation workshops May 1 6:30-7:00pm or 4 7:00-7:30pm May 1 6:30-7:00pm or 4 7:00-7:30pm Full Band Music Workshop (for all band members) Full Band Music Workshop (for all band members) June 4 (4:30 pm to 7:00 pm only) June 4 (4:30 pm to 7:00 pm only) Pizza served after Pizza served after

6 REBIRTH 1 st ever Lake Dallas BAND MOVIE At the RAVE Monday, August 10, 7 PM Tickets on sale tonight $7.50

7 OTHER JUNE EVENTS Summer band camps Summer band camps Drum line Camp June 8-12 Drum line Camp June 8-12 UTA Leadership Camp June UTA Leadership Camp June West Texas A&M Camp West Texas A&M Camp TCU Camp TCU Camp Private Lessons on Tuesdays Private Lessons on Tuesdays Vacations Vacations

8 JULY 2009 Drum Line Camp July Drum Line Camp July Drum and Bugle Corps Shows Drum and Bugle Corps Shows July 16 (Dallas Show - $25-35) July 16 (Dallas Show - $25-35) Busing over Busing over July 19 (Denton Show) OYO July 19 (Denton Show) OYO

9 This is Your Life in Band Schedule of Events August : Saturday in Aug ( Aug 1st ) Band Booster Registration Day and Uniform fitting – We call it Falcon Band Fair Day Saturday in Aug ( Aug 1st ) Band Booster Registration Day and Uniform fitting – We call it Falcon Band Fair Day Band Camp Dates August 3-7th 8-4pm, 10 th 8-4pm, th away at camp Copass, th 4-8pm Band Camp Dates August 3-7th 8-4pm, 10 th 8-4pm, th away at camp Copass, th 4-8pm Band drill day – all day Saturday in August 15 Band drill day – all day Saturday in August 15 End of Band Camp Parent Performance August 20th End of Band Camp Parent Performance August 20th School Starts August 24th School Starts August 24th Passbook Fundraiser kickoff Passbook Fundraiser kickoff Rehearsals Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays afternoons –Friday mornings Rehearsals Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays afternoons –Friday mornings

10 This is Your Life in Band Schedule of Events September: Friday Football Games Friday Football Games March-a-thon March-a-thon Contest Parent Preview night – September 26 Contest Parent Preview night – September 26 Rehearsals continue Rehearsals continue

11 OCTOBER 2009 OCTOBER 2009 MARCHING BAND CONTESTS Denton Golden Classic October 3 Denton Golden Classic October 3 Lake Cities Marching Band Festival October 10 – 1 st ever for Lake Dallas Lake Cities Marching Band Festival October 10 – 1 st ever for Lake Dallas UIL Regional October 17 UIL Regional October 17 Possible UIL AREA October 24 Possible UIL AREA October 24 Possible State Contest San Antonio Nov 3 Possible State Contest San Antonio Nov 3

12 OTHER OCTOBER EVENTS October: Homecoming Parade Homecoming Parade PSAT Test PSAT Test First 9 weeks – ELIGIBILITY First 9 weeks – ELIGIBILITY Afternoons and morning rehearsals continue Afternoons and morning rehearsals continue

13 NOVEMBER 2009 Friday (or Thursday) Football continues Friday (or Thursday) Football continues Possible State competition in San Antonio (overnight) Possible State competition in San Antonio (overnight) Band auditions for spring semester placement Band auditions for spring semester placement Lone Star Percussion competition Lone Star Percussion competition All-Region Band Auditions (all students) All-Region Band Auditions (all students) Afternoon rehearsals continue Afternoon rehearsals continue Possible playoff games (Saturdays) Possible playoff games (Saturdays) Thanksgiving Holiday Thanksgiving Holiday

14 DECEMBER 2009 Congratulations.. You made it through your first contest season!! Happy Holidays! Holiday concert Holiday concert More Playoff games?? (Saturdays) More Playoff games?? (Saturdays) Winter break Winter break

15 Expectations/Responsibilities Expectations/Responsibilities Pay all band fees by September 1 st (1st installment due at Band Registration August 1st) Pay all band fees by September 1 st (1st installment due at Band Registration August 1st) Attend contests and games as support group Attend contests and games as support group Chaperone football games and contests Chaperone football games and contests Work concession stand at least one home game or one night for middle school football Work concession stand at least one home game or one night for middle school football Participate in all fundraisers – assist on committees, etc. Participate in all fundraisers – assist on committees, etc. Assist during the spring at various events/contests Assist during the spring at various events/contests Sign up online for background check Sign up online for background checkwww.ldisd.net

16 Expectations/Responsibilities Continued Make sure that your student is eligible to participate. Constantly check grades and communicate with classroom teacher Make sure that your student is eligible to participate. Constantly check grades and communicate with classroom teacher As in Middle school, make sure that your student practices. (Higher expectations from HS to MS band – music is harder, # of performances triple, memorize music) As in Middle school, make sure that your student practices. (Higher expectations from HS to MS band – music is harder, # of performances triple, memorize music)

17 Concert Band Requirements Wind Ensemble Wind Ensemble Take Private Lessons Take Private Lessons Audition for All-Region Band Audition for All-Region Band Perform a class one Solo at either Lake Dallas Solo and ensemble contest or at UIL Perform a class one Solo at either Lake Dallas Solo and ensemble contest or at UIL Attend all weekly sectionals and extra rehearsals Attend all weekly sectionals and extra rehearsals Attend all performances Attend all performances Always be eligible to participate Always be eligible to participate Symphonic Band/Concert Band Symphonic Band/Concert Band Perform a Solo at either Lake Dallas Solo and ensemble contest or at UIL Perform a Solo at either Lake Dallas Solo and ensemble contest or at UIL Attend all weekly sectionals and extra rehearsals Attend all weekly sectionals and extra rehearsals Attend all performances Attend all performances

18 Band Fees and Fundraisers Breakdown of Estimated Band Fees Lake Dallas Band Cost List Lake Dallas Band Cost List Marching Band Uniform Marching Band Uniform Camelbak - $25.00 Camelbak - $25.00 Uniform Cleaning Fee - $20.00 Uniform Cleaning Fee - $20.00 Competition Fee - $20.00 Competition Fee - $20.00 Gloves - $4.00 Gloves - $4.00 Band Polo - $15.00 Band Polo - $15.00 Show Shirt $10.00 Show Shirt $10.00 Marching Band Shoes $30.00 Marching Band Shoes $30.00 Marching Band Accessories Marching Band Accessories Flip Folder $5.00 Flip Folder $5.00 Extra Sheet for Flip Folder -.50 cents each Extra Sheet for Flip Folder -.50 cents each Marching Lyre - varies by instrument Marching Lyre - varies by instrument Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Saxophone, Trombone $7.00 Horn, Euphonium, Tuba $5.00 Trumpet $15.00 Flute $13.00 Marching Band Camp Marching Band Camp $95 $95

19 Band Fees and Fundraisers (cont.) School Equipment Usage School Equipment Usage Owned Instrument Fee $100 Owned Instrument Fee $100 Concert Band Concert Band Concert Shoes $27.00 Concert Shoes $27.00 For the following items, make checks payable to Lake Dallas Band Boosters For the following items, make checks payable to Lake Dallas Band Boosters $ for the Band Booster Membership $ for the Band Booster Membership REQUIRED FOR BAND CAMP REQUIRED FOR BAND CAMP Wal-mart Shopping List Wal-mart Shopping List Index Card Spiral (50 pages) Index Card Spiral (50 pages) 3-Ring Binder with 50 sheet protectors 3-Ring Binder with 50 sheet protectors 24-pack of bottled water (20 oz. bottles) 24-pack of bottled water (20 oz. bottles) Items not included Items not included Tuner-Metronome with hook-up (Music and the Arts) Tuner-Metronome with hook-up (Music and the Arts) Spring Trip Fees Spring Trip Fees

20 Band Fees and Fundraisers (cont.) Why Do We Do Fundraising? Why Do We Do Fundraising? It costs about $700/per student per/school year to put them on the field and on the stage during concert season Student in Band Fees only covers less than half of the cost of running a top- notch band program. The other fees that must be paid vary by student (uniform cost, Show shirts, Polos, shoe cost, solo/ensemble fee cost) only those items that are specifically related to your individual student. Other major expenses that must be covered by fundraising (approximately $300 fair share per student) that benefit the band as a whole. These include: Marching Show – Drill writer, drill techs, props/flags, music arrangement Marching Show – Drill writer, drill techs, props/flags, music arrangement Music and Equipment Music and Equipment Bus/transportation to special contest Bus/transportation to special contest Leader camps/training Leader camps/training Scholarships Scholarships Master classes Master classes

21 Band Fees and Fundraisers (cont.) Proposed Fundraising Income (assumes 100% participation)

22 Contacts Tony Daniels – Director – Tony Daniels – Director – Chad Mason – Assistant Director – Chad Mason – Assistant Director – Dean Polly - President Dean Polly - President Jill Hunt – Treasurer Jill Hunt – Treasurer Arlene Spain – Secretary Arlene Spain – Secretary Websites: Websites: DepartmentsBand


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