Lindale High School: Syllabus Band 1,2,3,4
Junior High Band; Each previous year of high school band
Steven Moore, Susan Scott, Casey Johnson
903-881-4050 ext. 1134, 1141, or 1135
The Lindale High School Band, also known as the "Pride of Lindale," has over 230 members made up of students in grades 9-12. The band performs at a wide range of activities including football games, parades, concerts, and UIL events. Band students also have several opportunities to compete individually as well as in small groups. Senior members have the opportunity to earn scholarships that help pay for their college education.
Fall semester: Marching music. Each student is given a folder of marching music that contains approximately 20 pieces of music. If a student loses a piece of music, they will be charged $1.00 to replace it. If the student loses the entire folder, they will need to pay $5.00 to have it replaced. Everyone is responsible for keeping up with their music!
Spring semester: "Foundations for Superior Performance" by Jeff King. Each student will need to purchase this book for use during concert season.
Instrument, lyre, flip folder, music, reeds, valve oil, band shirt, band shoes, long white socks (to be worn with the uniform)
Directors have sign-up sheets on their doors where students can sign up for individual help on music. Drum majors and squad leaders are available to help students before and after school with music and/or marching.
All music playoffs, rehearsals, and public performances (games, parades, concerts, etc.) are counted as grades. Music playoffs and performances count as test grades; rehearsals count as daily grades.
Music playoffs: due by August 24 - Fanfare; Invictus
due by August 31 - Chicago World's Fair
due by September 14 - Northwind
due by September 21 - Firebird
******** Students who do not play off their music can be pulled from the contest group and placed in the "alternate block." Once they have played off, a student MAY regain a place in the contest block IF one becomes available.
See Schedule of Events below for dates of rehearsals and performances.
Late Work Policy:
5 points is counted off every day that the music is played off late. If the music is not played by memory, the grade is automatically a 70; music that is played for a 70 must be re-played by memory.
All absences must be excused by Mr. Moore. If you know in advance that you will be missing a rehearsal or performance, please let a director know. Also, please bring a note from a parent if you miss a rehearsal or performance. If you were out because of illness or injury, a note from the doctor is expected.
LHS Band Rules:
Be on time! Band begins at 7:50!
Be prepared! Have all items necessary for rehearsal (marching shoes, music, instrument)
Students who are struggling with marching fundamentals will be pulled from the contest drill and placed in the alternate block where they will be given individualized and detailed help. Once the student can perform the fundamentals at a "contest acceptable" level, they MAY regain a place in the contest block IF one becomes available. Places in the block become available because of eligibility issues, absences, and/or injuries. Students who do not play off music can also be placed in this block.
Schedule of Events:
1st Six Weeks: Monday Rehearsals at the stadium 6:30-8:30 pm
Wednesday Rehearsals at LHS 3:30-4:30 pm
2nd Six Weeks: Monday Rehearsals:
October 13th - Countyr Fest Parade
October 20th - UIL Marching Contest
October 24th - UIL Twirling Contest (Twirlers only)
November 3rd - NAMMB Marching Contest
3rd Six Weeks: No Monday or Wednesday Rehearsals
November 12th - 16th: Chair Tests - These are test grades!
December 1st - Christmas Parade
December 6th - Christmas Concert (Wind Ensemble)
All Region auditions are December 7th and 8th. These are not required.
4th Six Weeks: Monday Night Rehearsal:
February 11th - time depends on which band you are in.
Concert Band 5:00-6:00 pm
Symphonic Band 6:00-7:00 pm
Wind Ensemble 7:00-8:30 pm
January 18th-19th - All Region Clinic/Concert - only those who made the band.
February 8th-9th - UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest. This is not required.
5th Six Weeks: Monday Night Rehearsals:
February 21st - Band Booster Scholarship Dinner (those who made 1st divisions on ensembles will be performing)
March 25th - Pre-UIL Concert (all 3 bands perform)
6th Six Weeks: Monday Night Rehearsal:
April 18th-19th - UIL Concert/Sightreading Contest
May 21st - Spring Concert
May 24th-25th - UIL State Solo and Ensemble Contest (those who qualify)
April 26th - Majorette Clinic
April 29th - Band Banquet
April 30th-May 1st - Squad Leader interviews
May 3rd - Drum Major and Majorette Tryouts