News From Your Director

March 21, 2018

Dear Parents & Students,

It's hard to believe we are about to enter the final grading period of the year... the end will be here before we know it!! I have some information regarding upcoming events, as well as a few details about next year for returning members:

  • Our Pre-UIL Concert is coming up next Tuesday (March 27th) at 6:30pm in the SVHS Auditorium. Times are as follows:

        Symphonic Band III (Yates) - 6:30pm
        ★ Symphonic Band II (Woodfield) - 7:00pm
        ★ Symphonic Band I (Vereen) - 7:30pm
        ★ Wind Ensemble (Boening) - 8:00pm

  • UIL Concert & Sight Reading Contest will take place at Madison High School, April 3-5. Parents & family members are welcome and encouraged to attend... it is a big day, and students really appreciate the support felt from a large audience! Parents/Family are also allowed to follow the band to the sight reading room. Times/Dates are as follows:

        ★ Symphonic Band III - April 3 @ 2:35pm
        ★ Symphonic Band II - April 3 @ 5:35pm
        ★ Symphonic Band I - April 4 @ 2:10pm
        ★ Wind Ensemble - April 5 @ 1:00pm

  • On to next year! Our start date for summer rehearsals has been set for Tuesday, July 31st (everyone) with Band Registration Day set for Saturday, August 4th. As usual, Percussion & Color Guard Camps will begin one week prior (July 23-27). The full calendar for the year, as well as the August detail calendar are forthcoming, but have not yet been finalized.
  • And... SAVE THE DATE!! Pending approval by Comal ISD, the band is planning to travel to San Francisco next school year during Spring Break. The trip will be open to all band and color guard students (grades 9-12) and an information meeting will be held on on Tuesday, April 17th at 6:30pm in the SVHS Cafeteria. All details will be covered and questions answered. I hope to see you all there, but if you cannot be at the meeting, all information covered will be sent out electronically.

Thanks, and have a GREAT RANGER DAY!

Matt Boening
Band Director
Smithson Valley HS