Rebel Band Newsletter - 

September 9th - September 15th

In this weeks issue:
Rehearsal Schedule 
Clean Up Crew
Private Lessons
Rebels & Rides

Snap Fundraiser - Congrats! 
Band Trip - New Orleans
Competition Meal Plans

Upcoming Events
Stay Connected via Social Media
Rehearsal Schedule Sept. 10th - Sept. 14th

Monday, September 10th: 
Tuesday, September 11th: 
Wednesday, September 12th: 
Thursday, September 13th: 
Friday, September 14th: 
Clean Up Crew

We had a successful first week of clean up crew! Thank you for being efficient and leaving our band hall in tip-top shape. If you were a student who decided to skip uniform inspection after the game, your name will be added to the clean up crew list for next weeks game.

Students assigned to Clean Up Crew must stay and help tidy up the band hall after game day. It is the student’s responsibility to inform parents of this obligation before returning to Hays HS from the game. Clean Up Crew is assigned to students who are late to marching practice (AM/PM), not in compliance with rehearsal expectations (either practice or performance), gum chewing, eating, or drinking in band hall, or commit other minor infractions. Students who fail to hang uniform properly will be assigned Clean Up Crew the following week. 

How to get a head start on success at Hays High School:
Each instrument has special needs, tendencies, and we partner with some of the finest trained professionals in their fields.  There is no substitute for taking lessons with an individual who performers or specializes on a specific instrument, and we work to find the best fit for each of our band members. 

Many think that “private lessons” or “tutoring” are only needed for kids who are struggling with their instrument … while it is great for “extra help” as it suggests, those students who are excelling on their instruments benefit equally and usually excel to a whole new level of performance. 

​It is virtually impossible to achieve success in the TMEA All-State Process without coaching from a private lesson instructor .

Even if your band member will not pursue music as a career, taking lessons teaches responsibility, goal setting, and commitment to a craft or process.  The art of learning to commit and work towards excellence applies far beyond learning to play an instrument.

We will see a significant increase in the overall success of the Hays Rebel Band program as we continue to increase the amount of individual students enrolled in private lessons!  

Rebels & Rides Car Show
We are excited to announce our Annual Hays Band Rebels & Rides Car Show on Saturday, November 10, 2018.

  • Showcasing cars in various categories
  • Music by members of the Rebel Band
  • Awards for Best Car in each category
  • Local emergency services vehicles
  • Local business vendors available for holiday shopping
Hays Rebel Band Snap Fundraiser 
Current amount raised to date: $18,001.

We are always humbled by the outpouring of community support not just locally, but across the globe. Donations have come in from family and friends from all over and we are thankful for every dollar. Want to help us expand our campaign?? Simply share the link below via text, email or social media!

Snap is a social donation platform that allows our team to receive donations from our networks, communities, and supporters. Snap uses the power of social media with a safe, fun and interactive approach. All we ask is that each parent/guardian help their student simply share our campaign link with family & friends! 

Snap Fact Overview: 
1. Safe and Protected- Snap! Raise is the safest online donation platform available. All data is private and never redistributed. 
2. No Product Sales- members will not be asked to sell products for this fundraiser. Every effort is made through our own custom built page and shared via Email, Facebook, Twitter and Text. 
3. Email Strategy- all supporters will receive a receipt for their gift that is tax deductible, included with a personalized thank you from the athlete. There are three reminder emails sent to donors, with an option to unsubscribe. 
4. Reverse Flow- Snap’s platform and process is what makes their fundraiser so successful. It allows an extensive reach across communities by providing options to connect with multiple donors and their social networks; maximizing our raising efforts.

    We are very excited about the band trip to New Orleans! Information about the trip was shared at the Band Booster meeting last week and In-depth information will be shared with the students this week during class. For now, you can access the trip packet on our website HERE.

Please note:
The traveler buy in date has been extended from September 5th to September 19th! 

Chaperones will be needed for this trip however they have not been selected yet. Order of selection will be from booster board members, then booster parent volunteers and then non booster parents. Please do not sign up yet to become a chaperone. If you are interested in being a chaperone, please email Mr. Rauschuber to be put on a list to be selected from. 
Competition Meal Plans Still Available

The Hays Band Booster store is still accepting payment for contest meal plans. Please visit our website for more information. The only meal plan left available for sale is the competition meal plan. Competition meal plans will be on sale until September 14th. The cut-off time will be midnight. 

If you have already purchased the Full Meal Plan (football games & competitions) you DO NOT NEED to purchase the competition meal plan. THIS IS OPTIONAL. You may send a sack lunch/dinner with your student on competition days if you’d like; Please be aware that your student will not be able to go to the concession stands for meals during the competition. The performance times & meal times vary throughout the day so it will be very difficult for you to get meals to your student on these days. 
  • Open week (no game) - Friday, September 14th
  • Football vs Anderson @ Home (Bob Shelton Stadium) - September 21st - 7:30pm
  • Football vs Bowie @ Bowie - Friday September 28th - 7:30pm
  • Football vs Akins @ Home (Bob Shelton Stadium) - Friday October 5th - 7:30pm
  • Vista Ridge Marching Festival @Gupton Stadium - Saturday October 6th 
  • Football vs Austin High @ House Park - Thursday October 11th - 7:30pm
  • Texas Marching Classic @ Kelly Reeves Complex - Saturday October 13th
  • Football vs Lehman (Band-O-Rama) @ Home - Friday October 19th - 7:30pm
  • UIL Region Marching Contest @ Burger Stadium - Tuesday October 23rd
  • Football vs Westlake @ Westlake - Friday October 26th - 7:30pm
  • UIL Area D Marching Contest @ Heroes Stadium (SA) - Saturday October 27th
Thank you all for yet another energetic and successful game day! We are forever grateful for all of our amazing band parents who volunteer each week to ensure our students have a great game day experience! We would also like to extend our most sincere gratitude for all of our parents who volunteered their time this weekend to come up to the school and help prepare our show props. This years production is a great's fantastic to have all hands on deck!! 

To the students - we need to bring a lot of energy and focus to this weeks rehearsal. We are three weeks away from our first contest and it's time to start bringing our 2018 production "Torn" to life! We have no doubts that this will be an amazing show, but it's going to be a team effort!! We believe in you and can't wait to see your successes this year. LET'S GO REBS!!!
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