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January Announcements

posted Jan 10, 2013, 4:31 PM by DeLay Band

Dear Band Parents,

We’re almost halfway through the year!  Thank you for showing such outstanding support at our Holiday Concert.  It was amazing to have around 300 people in attendance.  We look forward to seeing you at many great events this next semester, starting with a Band Parent Meeting January 22.  Please familiarize yourself with the content on this page.  We have links to important itineraries in the January calendar section.


7th and 8th grade students come together once a week for a full band rehearsal.  This is a vital part of our curriculum, teaching the students to multitask and pay attention to their own parts while listening to all other instrument sounds, volumes, and rhythms.  All rehearsals will be on Tuesdays from 5:15-6:30pm to accommodate for tutorials and athletics.  These are the only exceptions to the Tuesday routine:

February 20th (Moved to Wednesday due to athletics on Tuesday)

April 2nd    (Canceled due to STAAR, the state accountability test)

April 23rd (Canceled due to STAAR)



7th and 8th grade students have required section-specific tutorials.  Directors are able to teach music more efficiently with individual instrument groups.  Sectionals occur from 7:00am-8:00am, 4:10pm-5:15pm, and some students schedule alternative times at 5:15pm-6:00pm.  These are the days your student’s instrument section is signed up to learn:


Monday: Percussion

                Tuesday: Bass Clarinet

                Wednesday: Flute, Trumpet

                Thursday: Clarinet, Trombone/Euphonium/Tuba

                Friday: Saxophone


January Calendar

Tuesday, January 22, 6:30-7:30pm   @Delay: Band Parent Meeting

Sunday, January 27, 3:30-9:45pm     @DeLay: Meyerson Field Trip (ITINERARY)

Wednesday, January 30, 7:00am       @DeLay: Elementary Tour Field Trip (ITINERARY)


2nd Semester Calendar

Friday, February 1, 7:00am     @LHS: All-City Clinic and Concert (7th and 8th  Grade Nominated Students)

Saturday, February 9, TBA    @Lamar MS: Solo and Ensemble (7th and 8th Grade)

Thursday, February 14-15      Directors at a Music Educator’s Convention in San Antonio

Monday, February 25, TBA   @MCL Grand Theatre in Lewisville: MS Pre-UIL (7th and 8th Grade)

Tuesday, March 26-28 TBA   @Wakeland HS: Varsity UIL (7th and 8th Grade)

Thursday, April 11, 7:00am    @DeLay: Sandy Lake Band Festival (6th Grade)

Saturday, April 20                  @Creek Valley MS: Solo and Ensemble 2 (7th and 8th Grade)

Saturday, April 27                   @DeLay: Delay Band Six Flags (7th and 8th Grade)

Tuesday, May 14, 6:00pm      @DeLay Gym: DeLay Band Spring Concert (6th-8th Grade)

Tuesday, May 21/TBA           @LHS: LHS Band Auditions (8th grade)

Tuesday, May 21-22               @DeLay Band Hall: Band Recital (6th-8th Grade)

Friday, May 31, 2013             @DeLay Band Hall: Band Final Exam, Pass-Offs Due