News From Your Director

September 5, 2018

Some info on upcoming events:


  • Football game vs. Hendrickson tomorrow
    • Dress is Summer Uniform (including Camelbak)
    • Students are to report to the band hall at the beginning of 5th period
    • The band will leave by 3:15 in order to avoid after school traffic at SVHS
    • ALL students will be fed upon arrival to Pflugerville
    • Parents, if you are planning on attending the game, please note the 7:00 kickoff time, rather than the usual 7:30.
    • Arrival time back at SVHS will be approximately 12am.
    • An updated arrival time will be put out via REMIND once we have left Pflugerville
      • To subscribe (smartphone) – open the browser on your phone and go to the following:, then follow the instructions
      • To subscribe (non-smartphone) – text the message @rangerba to the number 81010
    • Football games VERY rarely get rained out (I’ve had ONE in the past 16 years)… Rule of thumb, if the football team is out there, so are we.  We will play in rain (brass instruments only), provided there is no lightning within 10 miles.  Any change in schedule will be sent out via REMIND.


  • PARENTS:  the Ranger Band is seeking a new half-time announcer!  If you plan on attending MOST football games (home and away) and would be interested in volunteering in this capacity, please email


  • We WILL have rehearsal after school on Friday from 4:30-6:00.


  • Next week will be our first Monday rehearsal.  These are longer rehearsals (3hrs), and the first two happen from 4:30 to 7:30 on the band practice pad.  After that, Monday rehearsals will take place at Ranger Stadium from 6:00 to 9:00.  Parent are welcome to attend these stadium rehearsals… it’s fun to watch the show develop over the course of the season!


  • The Bulverde Jubilee Parade will take place a week from Saturday. 
    • The parade begins at 11:00 and will be over around noon.
    • Students should arrive by 10:00.
    • Students are responsible for their own transportation (map attached)
    • Transportation for Tubas and Drums will be provided.
    • Dress is Summer Uniform (including Camelbak)



Matt Boening
Band Director
Smithson Valley HS