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LRHS Wind Symphony National Winner!!!

Congratulations to the 2017 Lake Ridge High School Wind Symphony for earning the designation as a National Winner in the National Wind Band Honors Mark of Excellence competition.  In addition, the ensemble was also recognized as a winner in the New Music category.  

Below is a bit of information regarding this national concert band competition.

National Wind Band Honors MARK OF EXCELLENCE Award

The Mark of Excellence project seeks to recognize and award outstanding achievement in performance by high school and middle school bands, choirs and orchestras. The project gathers entries from throughout the United States and provides valuable feedback for all entrants. A unique competitive environment is created which allows ensembles to compare their performance quality to other outstanding groups from across the country. The top 25% of entrants are recognized as National Winners, with the second 25% named as Commended Winners. All entrants receive a compilation recording of the winning performances. Winners are recognized in regional and/or national publications and at national and regional conventions.

We are extremely proud of last year’s Wind Symphony students for their many outstanding performances throughout the spring semester and for earning this national recognition!

Wind Symphony Concert & Clinic Itinerary – Saturday, March 3, 2018 – Willie Pigg Auditorium

 Wind Symphony Concert & Clinic Itinerary

Saturday, March 3rd

 Willie Pigg Auditorium

1520 N Walnut Creek Dr

Mansfield, TX  76063

 

2:00pm –       Wind Symphony members arrive at the Wester MS

DO NOT ENTER THE WESTER BAND HALL.  IT IS BEING USED FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL SIGHT READING.

Enter the backstage area through the backstage door located between the Wester Band Hall     and the Willie Pigg Auditorium stage.

Enter the Wester Choir Room located immediately to the right after entering through the backstage door.

Assemble instruments and leave instrument cases within the Wester Choir Room located just behind the Willie Pigg Auditorium Stage.

DO NOT WARM-UP IN THE WESTER CHOIR ROOM.  A PERFORMANCE & CLINIC  WILL BE TAKING PLACE ON STAGE.

2:30pm –       Wind Symphony warm-up and sound check on stage

3:00pm –       Wind Symphony performance & clinic

4:00pm –       Approximate ending time

Performance Attire: Formal Concert Attire:

Guys – plain black dress shoes, plain black dress socks, tuxedo pants, plain white undershirt, white tuxedo shirt, tuxedo jacket, bow tie, cummerbund, no visible jewelry 

Ladies – plain, closed-toe, black dress shoes; black hose; concert dress; no visible jewelry 

*Please note that academic eligibility is not a requirement for this event.  All students, regardless of their current academic eligibility status, are expected to perform on the concert and will earn a major test grade for their concert performance.

4th Six Weeks Grading Period & Academic Eligibility Information

Friday, February 16th @ 2:55pm (student deadline)

End of 4th Six Weeks Grading Period

-Students maintain, lose, or regain academic eligibility based on the work that is completed and turned in to their teachers by the 2:55pm student deadline.

Monday, February 19th @ 10:00pm (teacher deadline)

-Teachers must have all work submitted by the student deadline graded and entered within Skyward.

Friday, February 16th @ 2:55pm-Friday, February 23rd @ 2:55pm

UIL Grace Week

-The UIL Grace Week is only used for correction of teacher grade reporting errors within Skyward and student work turned in late due to absence on the final day of the grading period.

Friday, February 23rd @ 2:55pm – End of UIL Grace Week

-Students maintain, regain, or lose academic eligibility @ 2:55pm.

Students who become ineligible on Friday, February 23rd @ 2:55pm will be unable to perform at or travel to extracurricular events with the band until academic eligibility status is regained.  Extracurricular events include football games, parade performances, pep rallies, adjudicated auditions, etc.  Academic eligibility is not a requirement of co-curricular events such as the Holiday Concert, Spring Concert, or other non-adjudicated performances throughout the year.

Please note that academic eligibility does not apply to rehearsals, clinics.  Academic eligibility applies only to performances.

Immediate events affected by loss of academic eligibility on Friday, February 23rd include:

-Saturday, February 24thNTCA Winterguard Contest @ Byron Nelson HS

-Saturday, March 3rd – Optional UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest @ Arlington HS

-Saturday, March 3rd – NTCA Winterguard Contest @ Wakeland HS

-Saturday, March 24th – Jazz Dinner Dance & Silent Auction @ Lake Ridge HS

-Saturday, March 24th – NTCA Winterguard Contest @ Marcus HS

-Tuesday, April 3rd-Thursday, April 5th – UIL Concert & Sight Reading Contest @ MISD CPA

-Saturday, April 7th – NTCA Winterguard Contest @ Flower Mound HS

-Wednesday, April 18th-Friday, April 20th – Spring Band Trip to Boston

 

Students must earn the following percentages in their classes by the 2:55pm deadline on Friday, 2/16 in order to maintain or regain academic eligibility:

 

-AP, Pre-AP, TCC, Pre-Calculus classes – 60% or higher or a grade of Pass for Pass/Fail classes

-All other classes – 70% or higher or a grade of Pass for Pass/Fail Classes

 

MISD Major Assessment (Test) Retake Policy:

-Refer to the class-specific syllabus for details on MISD mandated major assessment (test) retake policy

-Test retakes taken during the UIL Grace Week may positively affect the class average but  WILL NOT positively affect academic eligibility status.

 

Academically ineligible students have the opportunity to regain their academic eligibility according to the following dates and times:

 

Friday, March 9th @ 2:55pm (student deadline)

End of the 3 Week Grading Period (Progress Report)

-Students maintain or regain academic eligibility based on the work that is completed and turned in to their teachers by the 2:55pm student deadline.  Academic Eligibility cannot be lost at the 3 Week Grading Period.

 

Monday, March 19th @ 2:55pm-Monday, March 26th @ 2:55pm

UIL Grace Week

-The UIL Grace Week is only used for correction of teacher grade reporting errors within Skyward and student work turned in late due to absence on the final day of the grading period.

 

Monday, March 26th @ 2:55pm – End of UIL Grace Week

-Students may maintain or regain academic eligibility @ 2:55pm for the following events:

-Tuesday, April 3rd-Thursday, April 5th – UIL Concert & Sight Reading Contest @ MISD CPA

-Saturday, April 7th – NTCA Winterguard Contest @ Flower Mound HS

-Wednesday, April 18th-Friday, April 20th – Spring Band Trip to Boston

 

In order to regain academic eligibility, students must meet the percentages listed above in ALL of their classes, not just the one(s) that initially determined loss of academic eligibility.  Please note that students can only maintain or regain academic eligibility at the conclusion of each 3 week progress report grading period; students cannot lose academic eligibility at the conclusion of the 3 week progress report grading period.