News From Your Director

November 14, 2017

Dear Parents & Students,

Welcome to Week #1 of Play-Off Football!! This week's game will take place on Friday right here at Ranger Stadium (kick-off at 7:30pm). Student should be ready to be picked up by 10:15pm. Pre-game meals have come to an end with the last regular season game. ALL students will be offered a meal after school on Friday.

Play-Off Game #2 could be next Friday or next Saturday, could be an afternoon or evening game, could be at Ranger Stadium, Texas State, or a number of other locations. Hopefully we will have a good idea by the end of the game on Friday, but be sure to watch out for Remind and email messages over the holiday about game details!

We will have this week's after-school rehearsal tomorrow (Wednesday) rather than the usual day, due to District Band Auditions. We will plan on rehearsing until approx. 5:30pm. The show will look a little different this week, and we will need about an hour to put things together.

If you or your student is participating in District Band Auditions this Thursday, please keep reading. Otherwise... have a GREAT RANGER WEEK!

District Band Auditions:
Thursday, Nov. 16th at Johnson HS
Transportation not provided due to ending times being staggered across 5+ hours
Student check-in is at their room (assignments posted in cafeteria) at 5:00pm*
Auditions will begin at 5:45pm
Some rooms can go quite late (around the midnight hour)

*We suggest students leave school around 3:45pm to avoid the after-school traffic and ensure they get to Johnson HS with time to spare. If students have off-campus 7th and drive themselves, they're already set to go. If students will be picked up and taken to Johnson by a parent, parents will need to sign their student out just like a doctor visit. If students drive themselves and have a 7th period class, PARENTS, please write a note addressed to the school releasing them at 3:30pm, send the note to me tomorrow morning, and I will take care of getting a "Green Pass" that will let them out of class. Hopefully this all makes sense. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions!

All the best,

Matt Boening
Band Director
Smithson Valley HS