Rebel Band Newsletter - 

November 25th - December 1st

In this weeks issue:
Bands Rehearsal Schedule
Winter Follies
Message from the Booster President
Region Band Clinic

Lynch Creek Farms Fundraiser 

Upcoming Events
Stay Connected via Social Media
Winter Follies Rehearsal Schedule:

We will be hosting a few additional rehearsals next week for our Wind Symphony, Symphonic I, Symphonic II and Concert Band students. These rehearsals are being scheduled due to the fact that all of our percussion students currently meet during first period. In order for the percussion students to rehearse with the ensembles, these additional rehearsals are necessary. Wind Ensemble will not hold any additional rehearsals given that they meet during the first period of the day as well. Students in these ensembles are expected to attend the following rehearsals: 

Wind Symphony (Mr. Gordon) - 
Thursday, December 6th - 7:30-8:20am

Symphonic I (Ms. Riecss) - 
Tuesday, December 4th - 7:30-8:20am

Symphonic II (Mr. Collins) - 
Monday, December 3rd - 4:30-6:00pm
Wednesday, December 5th - 7:30-8:20am

Concert Band (Mr. Collins) - 
Tuesday, December 4th - 4:30-6:00pm
Friday, December 7th - 7:30-8:20am

December 9th - Hays Performing Arts Center

Each year the Hays High School Bands participate in the annual "Winter Follies" music festival, hosted at the Hays Performing Arts Center. Hays will share the day with our middle school feeders; Barton, Dahlstrom and McCormick.

Admission is free and open to the public! Please see the schedule below:

1:00-2:00pm - Barton Middle School Bands
2:30-4:00pm - Dahlstrom Middle School Bands
4:30-5:30pm - McCormick Middle School Bands
6:00-8:00pm - Hays High School Bands

Performance order for the Hays High School ensembles will be as followed:

Hays HS Concert Band - Mr. Collins
Hays HS Symphonic II - Mr. Collins
Hays HS Symphonic I - Ms. Riecss
Hays HS Wind Symphony - Mr. Gordon
Hays HS Wind Ensemble - Mr. Rauschuber
Message from the Booster President - 

Band Family!

We are so excited to head into concert season! This is when we really get to see (and hear) how amazing our children are as musicians. 

Our first concert is WINTER FOLLIES on December 9th. This day of concerts will showcase our high school band students as well as the band students from Barton, Dahlstrom & McCormick middle schools. 

 As you are aware, we had our TAMALE fundraiser over the last few weeks; pick up of those orders will be on December 9th during the concerts. We could use help from both the high school AND middle school parents to man the tamale booth to enable ALL parents to watch their child perform. Please see the sign-up link below for volunteer opportunities!

Thanks SO much!

Lesley Allen 
Band Booster President 
High School Region Band Auditions:

The individuals listed on the attached roster below have been registered and PAID for to attend this years region band auditions as the first step in the TMEA All-State process. The first round of region auditions will take place this Thursday, November 29th

On the day of auditions, students will be required to ride the bus over to Akins high school (per district rules) following the end of the school day. We will be on a tight schedule following the school day, so students will need to make their way over to the band hall fast! Students will also need to make arrangements to have food dropped off or bring a snack/meal to eat on the bus. There will be a concession stand at Akins high school (cash only) for students to purchase snacks as well. 

Students are not required to ride the bus back after their audition. They may make arrangements to ride home with a parent or guardian following their audition. Students will need to be picked up at Akins high school should they choose to be picked up. We must also receive an email to Mr. R ( stating that the student will be picked up that afternoon. Please send an email NO LATER then Thursday (11/29) by 5:00pm. Note that this will be the quickest way for students to get home this afternoon! Students riding the bus back to Hays will not depart Akins until every Hays student has auditioned. This can typically last until 10/11pm. 

Some of the larger sections (trumpets, clarinets, flutes, percussion, etc) will have two phases of auditions. Students will find out Thursday night if they advance to the Saturday round. We will provide more information to these students who advance following Thursday's auditions for we will have the details and times then. 
We are excited to offer a WONDERFUL new fundraiser this holiday season!! 
We have partnered with the amazing team at Lynch Creek Farm to offer you beautiful and festive holiday wreaths and various greenery to make this season extra special! The best part is that your order goes towards supporting the Hays Rebel Band. Check-out their products available by clicking the button below!
  • High School Region Band Auditions - Thursday November 29th
  • Phase II HS Region Band Auditions - Saturday December 1st
  • HS Region Band Clinic - Friday December 7th
  • HS Region Band Concert - Saturday December 8th
  • Hays Cluster Winter Follies - Sunday December 9th 
  • Last day of Fall Semester - Friday December 21st
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