Rebel Band Newsletter - 

September 16th - September 22nd

In this weeks issue:
Rehearsal Schedule 
Clean Up Crew
Private Lessons
Message from the Booster President
Rebels & Rides
Vista Ridge Marching Contest

Snap Fundraiser - 3 DAYS LEFT!
Band Trip - New Orleans

Upcoming Events
Stay Connected via Social Media
Rehearsal Schedule Sept. 17th - Sept. 21st

Monday, September 17th: 
Tuesday, September 18th: 
Wednesday, September 19th: 
Thursday, September 20th: 
Friday, September 21st: 
Football vs Anderson @ Home (Bob Shelton Stadium) - 7:30pm

Important Game Day Info
Please make sure you have the following items for game day:

Instrument with all necessary accessories.
Flip folder with ALL music (each member must have their own flip folder)
Lyre to hold music. (each member must have their own lyre)
Red water jug (filled with water.)
Hays Band Shirt 
Compression Shorts 
Black Band Shoes
LONG Black Socks (Mid-Calf)
Inhalers (if needed)

Game Day Meal - IMPORTANT!!! 
Students - please remember that our use of the cafeteria on Friday afternoons falls outside of the normal school hours. Therefore it is a courtesy and a privilege to have the additional space to eat and socialize. With that said, we must do a better job of cleaning up our own individual items. Last game day we had too many students leave behind trash. If we all pitch in and do our part, we will ensure that we are respecting our school and janitorial staff as well as representing the band program to the best of our ability. 

Thank you in advance for your cooperation! 
#keepitclassy #nottrashy 
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 this weeks game against Anderson.

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. 
Thank you to those who have enrolled your band student in private lessons! Our band program has continued to be elevated by your support and dedication to your student. It makes a HUGE difference!

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!  
Message from the Booster President - 

Band Family!

We have the largest and most active booster organization at Hays High school so THANK YOU for all your hard work & support!

As you know, we are a 5013c, a non-profit organization with a sole goal of raising money to give back to our band program. Every dime we raise from spirit item orders, meal plans or big events, goes to our band. Do you know a local small (or big) business owner who would like to advertise to a larger base? If that’s a YES, please invite them to become a Rebel Band sponsor! Go to our website for the details on what that gets them & how to do it.
Our next BIG event is the ‘Rebels & Rides Car Show’ on Saturday November 10th at the PAC. Please reach out to vendors who’d like a booth and car enthusiasts who’d like to display their amazing cars. They can sign up on the website under the booster store tab! Please see the additional information below.

Lesley Allen,
Hays Band Booster President

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
Vista Ridge Marching Competition
(3 weeks away!!)

We are just THREE weeks away from taking our 2018 production entitled "Torn" on the road to our first competition of the season! 

The first contest of the season always brings much excitement and perhaps a little bit of nerves. With that said, it is important to keep in mind that contests are never about the trophy, but rather the experience and process in which we prepare. It's about showcasing our talents and putting on an amazing and entertaining production for all who are in attendance! We will also have the opportunity to compete and witness many other GREAT bands at the Vista Ridge contest, as well as the additional contests in which we will be traveling to this fall. 

We as directors want to challenge all members of the ensemble to continue to rehearse like champions and to bring their all to each and every rehearsal! Remember that the message this year is ACCOUNTABILITY. If we continue to hold all members of the ensemble to a high level of success, we will achieve great things this season. YOU have the ability to achieve wonderful things as a group, as you have shown in the past. YOU are a FANTASTIC group of individuals who deserve to be recognized for your hard work and most importantly, YOU have all the potential in the world. Let's continue to work smart and work hard and YOU will have a program that you are proud of!

Hays Rebel Band Snap Fundraiser (3 DAYS LEFT)
Current amount raised to date: $20,009.

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. 
  • 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
HUGE thanks to ALL of our band parents who dedicated their weekends to making sure that our props are functional and looking GREAT! Extra special thanks to Marty Gibson for assembling the team and bringing such care and detail to everything that goes on the field. We could not have these awesome productions if it wasn't for your unselfish nature and dedication to your students. 
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