July 2nd, 2020
Yesterday the University of Interscholastic League (UIL) issued a suggestion that all UIL activities consider pausing all in-person rehearsals and practices between the period of July 3rd - July 12th with UIL activities resuming July 13th. While we feel confident in our safety protocols and ability to keep our students healthy, we have made the decision to follow the suggestions of UIL. This will mean that all Color Guard and Band sectionals that were originally scheduled for the week of July 6th-10th will now be cancelled. Should UIL choose to extend their limitations of in-person practices, we will continue to keep you updated.
In the meantime, we are suggesting that students continue to use the online resources and assignments that have been made available to them. Students should reference the Google Classrooms to access the materials made available. All Woodwind & Brass players are expected to have objective #3 of their playing assignments completed by this Sunday, July 5th by 5:00pm. All percussion students have been issued a playing assignment by Mr. Pridgen that is also due this Sunday, July 5th by 11:59pm. Again, the instructions for all assignments can be accessed in the students Google classrooms. Color Guard members are to continue working on all summer homework assignments as well as submitting their weekly videos!
Marching Fundamental Videos:
The following marching fundamental videos have been made available for all wind and percussion band members. It is STRONGLY encouraged that all freshmen members start referencing these videos in an effort to stay ahead before summer band officially starts! These videos can also be found in the 2020 Hays Band Google classroom.