News From Your Director

February 24, 2017

Dear Parents & Students,

February is almost over, can you believe it!! Time flies when you're having fun :)

For those going on the Orlando trip, don't forget that we will be holding a TRIP MEETING this coming Tuesday (February 28) at 6:30 P.M. in the SVHS Cafeteria. We will be going over the full itinerary, airport procedures, luggage restrictions, all rules/regulations for the trip, prescription medication procedures, and more! All students attending the trip should plan on attending along with at least one parent. I have attached a pdf file with who is on what flight, along with departure/arrival times and airport check-in times for your planning purposes. All other pertinent information will go out at the meeting on Tuesday.

Congratulations to the SVHS Winter Guard for their 11th place finish at the WGI Tulsa Regional, narrowly missing a spot in the finals competition!

Congratulations to Garrett Snowden for earning 1st Chair Clarinet at Texas All-State on February 8th. That makes Garrett the #1 High School Clarinet in the State of Texas! Way to go!!

Congratulations to ALL Ranger Band Members who competed at the UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest this past Saturday! Much hard work is put into preparing for those performances, and the ratings were exceptional. Also, a TREMENDOUS thank you to all of the parents and students who volunteered to work at the event. Hosting an event like that for the first time is always a little stressful, but the other directors were very complementary about how things were run. THANK YOU!!

Finally, we have made a change to the Ranger Band Calendar. Due to the Comal ISD "Top 15" Banquet (honoring the top 15 graduating seniors from each Comal ISD High School) being scheduled on top of our Spring Concert, we have moved the date of the concert to May 23rd. Thanks for understanding!

Have a Great Ranger Day!

Matt Boening
Band Director
Smithson Valley HS