Weekly Reminders


Hello all,

Happy Concert Week from the UT Instrumental Music Department. A few reminders…

8th Period Wednesday we will have an Africa Dress rehearsal with everyone in the band room. This will be the only opportunity we have to play it all together, so we’ve got to make it count. Unless administration says otherwise, this will be our time. This includes world drums. (Please be flexible if this needs to change – it’s May, and there are a lot of conflicts – I will update if this changes)

UT Concert and Symphonic Percussionists will be with their bands on Thursday during 4th or 6th period depending on your specific class. 7th period will be a lunch.

Call time for band students is 6:30pm on Thursday in dress or tuxedo. World drums is 6:50pm, wearing all black. The concert is Thursday night and starts at 7:00pm. I hope to have the final note of the final piece played by 8:45pm. There are a few field trips occurring that day – so please work it out as best as able. 

It will also be senior recognition night. We will recognize band seniors with a flower and a solo walk (no parents/guardians) in between concert and symphonic band.

Rental tuxedos must be turned in that night or NO LATER THAN FRIDAY BY LUNCH. Please bring a change of clothes.

Banquet is on Friday, May 18th – dinner to start at 6pm, awards to begin by 7pm. Attached you will find a flyer that was distributed today (5/14) during class. This is due no later than the end of the day on Wednesday.

If you didn’t fill out the awards survey, it’s too late to receive anything. We had 85 people work it out – but if you do have something pressing, please talk to Mrs. Minard.

Tomorrow (5/15) concert winds will have a playing quiz during class. That assignment was told to them during class today and is attached to the e-mail. This tune is not in SmartMusic, and instead will be done in class.