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August 10th - August 14th


It's hard to believe that we are already entering into week three of our summer band camp. While this summer band has been a bit different it has been far from worse! As a staff, we have really enjoyed the time spent with our students and being able to provide them instruction and feedback in these smaller group settings. Our students have continued to be champions and have come to campus each day positive and willing to conquer any obstacle. 

As we move into week three, we want to offer a gentle reminder to our students and their families the importance of our safety protocols and the need to continue practicing these on the daily. It's very easy to start becoming more and more comfortable the longer we are back on campus but we have to remind ourselves that the safety of our students and our staff need to continue serving at the forefront of everything we do. Let's keep monitoring our distance, sanitizing frequently and masking-up every opportunity that we get! All staff and student leadership members will be expected to continue working together to help remind all of our band members of these measures. The Hays Band program has become a model for bands across Texas when it comes to returning to campus. This is something that we take seriously and is something that we will continue to enhance and refine! We can't thank our community enough for their trust and support - you all are amazing! 

This past week we also revealed our NEW 2020 field show titled "Moving Forward". We were so thrilled by the response of the community and are excited to continue developing a show that reflects the best of who we are as an organization as well as celebrating our outstanding senior band members. If you haven't checked out the new concept, visit our website and get excited!

If you are a student who was has not been on campus these past two weeks but feel you may want to return to campus starting this week, please know that we would love to have you! By no means is there a pressure to return to campus but we want you to know that we are ready to start teaching you as soon as you and your families are comfortable returning to campus. 

Due to the changing of our show uniforms, we will need to resize all woodwind, brass and percussion members. More details regarding these sizings will be provided once we receive our sizer sets from our uniform company. Only those students who plan on doing in-person band this fall will need to be fitted. 

As mentioned in a previous newsletter, we will be making adjustments to the fees collected by all band members this year in relation to the changes incurred by COVID-19. These new fees will allow us to cover costs associated with sustaining the adjusted marching season. Please note that the original fee deadline of July 18th was extended to September 1st back in May. We are still asking that all band fees be paid in full by the September 1st deadline. Families who may be needing an extension on band / guard fees should reach out directly to Mr. Rauschuber -

Woodwind / Brass / Percussion Membership Fee -
Band Instrument Rental Fee (if applicable) - $125.00
Color Guard Membership Fee - $225.00

Fee payments can be processed online by following the link below:

If you have already paid fees in excess of the newly adjusted band and color guard fees a refund will be processed and issued to the families no later than September 1st. Should you not see a refund by September 1st, please email Mrs. Gray directly -

Plans are currently in the works to help bridge the learning gap between August 14th and the beginning of distance learning on September 8th. Because of the new schedule released by UIL, we are unable to start working on drill for our 2020 marching show until September 7th. We are currently working to create opportunities that will allow students to continue enhancing their marching fundamentals as well as advance their individual playing abilities. These opportunities will be presented through a hybrid of both in-person and at-home activities. A schedule of rehearsals / events has been provided below. 

Students are to continue monitoring symptoms and filling our the health screening form each day BEFORE coming to campus. 

Sunday, August 9th - 
BLT Zoom Meeting - 7:00pm

Monday, August 10th - 
Brass - 7:30am-4:30pm
Percussion - 7:30am-4:30pm
HHS Guard - 7:30am-11:30am (lunch if purchased)
HHS Cadet Guard - 7:30am-10:00am
Woodwinds - OFF

Tuesday, August 11th - 
Woodwinds - 7:30am-4:30pm
Percussion - 7:30am-4:30pm
HHS Guard - 7:30am-11:30am (lunch if purchased)
Brass - OFF

Wednesday, August 12th - 
Brass - 7:30am-4:30pm
Percussion - 7:30am-4:30pm
HHS Guard - 7:30am-11:30am (lunch if purchased)
Woodwinds - OFF

Thursday, August 13th - 
Woodwinds - 7:30am-4:30pm
Percussion - 7:30am-4:30pm
HHS Guard - 7:30am-11:30am (lunch if purchased)
Brass - OFF

Friday, August 14th - 
Full Band  - OFF

All section leaders are expected to be on campus at 7:00am each day to assist with check-in procedures for all band and guard members. All other band members should anticipate showing up around 7:15am to allow time for check-in, temperature checks and getting settled in their respective areas. 


Moving Forward 2020 Show Shirt
$20.00 - $24.00

Royal blue t-shirt with red and white design, 50/50 cotton/poly

Front: Moving Forward Hays Band 2020
Back: "If everyone is moving forward together then success takes care of itself -Henry Ford"

ORDER DEADLINE September 8, 2020

Virtual Learning Rehearsal Schedule 
September 7th - September 25th

The following schedule will be implemented for the first three weeks of “at-home” instruction. While school will be taught online for the first three weeks, UIL programs have been permitted on campus rehearsals / practices.

Week of September 7th - 11th
September 7th - OFF
September 8th - 6:00-8:30pm
September 9th - 6:45-8:15am
September 10th - 6:45-8:15am
September 11th - 6:45-8:15am

Week of September 14th -18th
September 14th - 6:00-8:30pm
September 15th - 6:45-8:15am
September 16th - 6:45-8:15am
September 17th - 6:45-8:15am
September 18th - OFF

Week of September 21st -25th
September 21st - 6:00-8:30pm
September 22nd - 6:45-8:15am
September 23rd - 6:45-8:15am
September 24th - 6:45-8:15am
September 25th - OFF

Students will be responsible for arranging their own transportation for all rehearsals during these three weeks. For morning rehearsals, all students will need to either drive themselves or arrange their own transportation to campus. To assist with students getting home after morning rehearsals, the district is working to arrange transportation opportunities for students. Once finalized, those details will be shared with our band family. All students will be expected to return immediately home following morning rehearsals so that they can begin their online instruction for their curricular courses. 

2020 - 2021 Official Band Calendar:

Please reference our official band calendar for all band dates, times and locations. Students and parents are encouraged to reference this calendar often for some things are subject to change. We do our absolute best to avoid changing scheduled events. 

All ensemble rehearsals will be added and updated to our band master calendar. You may also subscribe to our charms calendar and import it onto your mobile device. Please click on the button below to view/subscribe to our calendar. 

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