MAIS MARCHING BAND FESTIVAL
Thanks to all the parents who volunteered their time and efforts to make the MAIS Festival on Saturday a great success. Parents organized and sold concessions, worked the checkin table, sold tickets and shoutouts, directed parking (special thanks to alumni parent Jim Lowery), guided bands, and did anything else needed to contribute to a smooth event that was a positive experience for all in attendance.
SAN ANTONIO TRIP
After a long season of hard work by the JA Band members, BOA week has finally arrived. All parents are asked to attend the pre-trip meeting on Tuesday at 7 pm, while the students are in evening rehearsal. At the end of rehearsal, at 8:00, all parents who are helping on the mat crew in San Antonio will practice on the field placing and removing the mat within the BOA time constraints.
Your students' teachers have been informed that the band members will be excused from school November 1 & 2. Each student is responsible for talking with his or her teachers to develop a satisfactory plan to complete any missed work. There will be wifi and power outlets available on the bus, as well as at the hotel, so students may bring laptops to work on school assignments during their free time.
JA BAND SCHEDULE FOR 10/29 - 11/4
MONDAY, 10/29 - Rehearsal 2:10 - 4:00
TUESDAY, 10/30 - Rehearsal 2:10 - 3:00
RIFLES - 4:45 - 6:00 - Football Field
COLOR GUARD - 5:00 - 6:00 - Football Field
PERCUSSION - 5:30 - 6:30 - Football Field
HORNS - 6:15 Report
FULL BAND - 6:30 - 8:00 - Football Field
PARENT MEETING - 7:00 - 8:00 - Band Hall
MAT CREW REHEARSAL - 8:00
WEDNESDAY, 10/31 - Rehearsal 2:10 - 4:00
THURSDAY, 11/1 - SAN ANTONIO TRAVEL DAY
REPORT TIME - 6:30 AM
DEPARTURE - 7:00 AM
FRIDAY, 11/2 - Rehearsal, Sightseeing, Riverwalk Cruise
SATURDAY, 11/3 - Bands of America San Antonio Super Regional
10:15 am - JA BAND PRELIMINARY PERFORMANCE
SUNDAY, 11/4 - SAN ANTONIO RETURN TRAVEL DAY
ARRIVAL AT JA - 11:30 pm (approximate)
Further trip details will be discussed at the Parent Meeting on Tuesday night at 7:00. We ask that all JA Band families have at least one member at the meeting, to help make the trip go as smoothly as possible.
JA Carnival setup did not stop the JA Guard from practicing Tuesday:
Football game halftime Senior Night recognition for JA Band Drum Major Annie Campbell, accompanied by her mother, Karen:
MAIS Festival - DeSoto Central HS Band exhibition:
ALL-SUPERIOR JA Band at Retreat:
Large crowd in attendance:
Corky's Fundraiser - Order forms will be available this week!
OCTOBER 30 - Parent Pre-trip Meeting - 7:00 - Band Hall
NOVEMBER 1-4 - BOA San Antonio Trip
NOVEMBER 9 - Championship Football game
NOVEMBER 10 - MS All-State Lions Band Auditions
NOVEMBER 17 - Lions Band Callbacks
DECEMBER 11 - JA Band Christmas Concert