News From Your Director

August 30, 2017

Dear Parents & Students,

Happy 1st Day of School! Our first football game is upon us and I can’t wait to see the band show off some of what we have been working on or the past month!

As we approach our first football game, I wanted to put out some information (particularly for those who are new to our group) about what this Friday will look like. First, we will be playing Hendrickson HS in Pflugerville. It is an away game and, because of the distance, the district is providing charter buses. The students will be released at the beginning of 6th period to come to the band hall and gather uniforms, instruments, and other gear. Our planned departure time is 3:30pm in order to be gone before the after-school traffic gets bad. Students who purchased pre-game meals will be fed upon arrival in Pflugerville. Students who did not choose that option should plan on bringing a “sack meal” for supper along with them when they come to school on Friday. We will plan on entering the stadium at 6:30pm, kick-off is 7:30pm, and the game will be over around 10pm. We hope to be back to SVHS around midnight, and I will send out a message via REMIND to give you an updated arrival time once we depart Pflugerville. The Band Boosters will provide a snack to everyone for the way home, but students are welcome to bring extra if they wish.

Some have been asking to extend the deadline for ordering the optional Revolution show shirts. We are extending to this Friday (September 1). Money ($20 per shirt) should be placed in an envelope (there is a stack just outside my office), the students name AND shirt size should be written on the envelope, and the envelope place in the black lockbox just outside my office.

I hope everyone is having a great start to the school year, and look forward to seeing you in Pflugerville on Friday! Go Rangers!

Matt Boening
Band Director
Smithson Valley HS