This past week everything was about our incoming Rookies. The 8th grade students of Chapa, Simon and Wallace Middle Schools traveled to Lehman and took guided tours of the campus. Additionally there was the Parent Night where students and parents could get a first hand look at the various organizations on campus. The Lobo Band and Guard had a great display and tons of visitors checking out what High School Band is all about. It’s still January and we are already talking about High School Marching Band!!!! WOW the actions start now. The ball is rolling now so here is what you can expect as an incoming freshman band member over the remainder of the Spring semester.
1st: Choice Sheets are due to the counselor during the week of 1/30/17. Make sure that you have band listed as your 1st choice in electives.
2nd: Ensemble Auditions are scheduled for April 10-13. This is when all current 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th grade students audition for which HS Ensemble they will place. There are 5 Concert Ensembles at Lehman HS. They are Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Winds, Concert Winds and Concert Band.
3rd: Campus Visits for Marching Introduction are schedule for May 2nd, 3rd and 4th after school until 5:00 PM. The HS staff will travel with the Lehman Band Student Leaders to each of the MS campus for a short after school visit. Tuesday, May 2nd: Simon MS, Wednesday, May 3rd: Wallace MS, Thursday, May 4th: Chapa MS.
4th: Music Camps are schedule for May 16th & 18th 5:00-7:00 PM. Both of these camps are held at the Lehman HS Bandhall and are required of all 2017-2018 LHS Band students. This is the first time the entire 2017-2018 Lobo Marching Band will perform together with the focus entirely on MUSIC! This is when the students get their first taste of High School Music Performance!!!! It is way more intense and extremely loud!!!
5th: Spring Training takes place June 2nd & 3rd and is again required of all students. This is when we really hit the ground moving! This will be everyone marching and moving for the first time as the NEW 2017-2018 “LOBO MARCHING BAND”!! This includes all wind, percussion and guard students grades 9-12! This is also the first time we will go outside and get to see the entire 300 member group on the move!
On Saturday June 3rd there will be a Parent Preview held in the Blue Gym at Lehman High School. Additionally there is registration for all band members in the cafeteria from 12:00-4:00. Please plan to arrive at a time that is convenient for your schedule. This is a required process for all students as this is when we collect all paperwork, fees, and general information. Additionally there is a Rookie Parent Meeting at 2:00 in the cafeteria where we will cover all aspects of HS Band and you will have an opportunity to ask questions you may have. Remember everyone must go through the registration process to ensure that we have all updated information on file, all required forms and fees accounted for and to ensure the greatest opportunities for the success of our entire band program through communication.
NEW FOR 2017-2018
This is a new policy and requirement for all High School Band members in Hays CISD. Due to the physical nature of the activity all High School Band members are required to have an Athletic Physical prior to participation. The required date deadline for the physical will be published soon.
It only gets bigger, better, faster and more exciting from here to the end of season! Be on the lookout for a detailed schedule of events to follow.
As Always: “It’s a GREAT day to be a LOBO”!!!!