Band Update 8-30-20

Marching Band Schedule

Great job with rehearsals this week! Remember, since marching band is all after school and we have less group rehearsal time, it’s so important that everyone is working outside of rehearsal to refine their performance skills.

Monday – Color Guard Rehearsal from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Percussion Rehearsal from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tuesday – Winds Rehearsal from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Wednesday – Full Band Rehearsal from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Thursday – Full Band Rehearsal from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Friday – No Events

Canvas Assignments

All class information and assignments are listed in Canvas. We are holding classes via Zoom and the expectation is that all students are participating during their normal class time. Login info for Zoom can be found in Canvas.

Band Course Fee and Instrument Maintenance Fee

As was explained at Startup, this year Katy ISD has shifted our $50 band course fees to be included in the district Pay N Go system. As a result we have been able to reduce our fair share fee to $206 and added the $50 course fee. This is all updated now and can be paid using the Pay N Go app, which can be found in the Katy ISD app. All band members need to take care of this.

All students who play school owned instruments (oboe, bassoon, bass clarinet, horn, bass trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion) are required to pay an annual instrument maintenance fee to the district. Students are responsible for paying the fee for each instrument they use. So if they use different instruments for marching and concert, then they are charged $160 or $80 for each one. If they only play one school owned instrument, they are only charged $80. Percussionists only have to pay the one $80 fee. To pay this fee, you will need to log into Charms with your password, click on the “Finances” icon. You should then see the instrument maintenance fee and will just need to toggle the button next to “Revtrak” and click “Pay Fixed Payments”. Follow the directions from there to pay the fee. If it seems that you are charged incorrectly for this, please let me know.

Startup

Everyone who has gone through startup then you should have received an invoice from our treasurers pretty soon after you completed the process. If you haven’t had a chance to make a payment yet, please make sure you do so. If you did not receive an invoice, please email our treasurer at othsbandtreasurer@hotmail.com, and they will resend one.

We are still missing consent to treat and UIL forms from about half of the band. I have attached these forms to this email and if you haven’t submitted yours yet, please do so ASAP.

Have a great weekend!

Stephen Bond


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