“Using Music and Excellence to Teach Success in Life”
EVENTS, PERFORMANCES, & REHEARSALS:
Wed, 7/13, 8:00am-11:30am & 1:00pm-5:00pm – Band Hall open for private lessons/student-led sectionals
Thur, 7/14, 8:00am-11:30am & 1:00pm-5:00pm – Band Hall open for private lessons/student-led sectionals
Mon, 7/18 – Fri, 7/22, 8:00am-3:00pm – Colorguard & Percussion Marching Camp Rehearsals
Mon, 7/25 – Tues, 7/26, 7:00am-3:00pm – Colorguard, Percussion, & Incoming Freshman/New Brass & Woodwind Marcher Marching Camp Rehearsals
Wed, 7/27 – Fri, 7/29, 7:00am-3:00pm – Full Marching Band Marching Camp Rehearsals
Sat, 7/30 – Band Student Registration/Uniform Fitting Day (Seniors and Juniors)
Mon, 8/1 – Fri, 8/5, 7:00am-3:00pm – Full Marching Band Marching Camp Rehearsals
Sat, 8/6 – Band Student Registration/Uniform Fitting Day (Sophomores and Freshmen)
Mon, 8/8 – Fri, 8/12, 5:30pm-8:30pm – Full Marching Band Marching Camp Rehearsals
Sat, 8/13, 7:00am-10:30am – Make-up Band Student Registration/Uniform Fitting Day (as needed)
Mon, 8/15, 5:30pm-8:30pm – Full Marching Band Camp Rehearsals
Tues, 8/16, 8:00am-11:00am – Full Marching Band Camp Rehearsals
2022 SUMMER REHEARSAL CALENDAR:
The summer marching band rehearsals schedule can be accessed at the link below. Please mark these dates on your calendar and make plans to attend.
2022-2023 LRHS BAND CALENDAR:
It is highly recommended that all parents and students sync our full band calendar of rehearsals, performances, and other events to the calendar application on their smart devices by following the steps contained at this link. This is the absolute easiest way to stay in tune with what the band is doing. The calendar is also synced with our website, www.lakeridgeband.com.
PRELIMINARY FALL 2022 PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
Please see the preliminary list of our Fall 2022 football game and marching contest performances at the link below. Please make plans accordingly.
UPCOMING ACT & SAT FALL TEST DATE INFORMATION:
*PLEASE DON’T SIGN-UP TO TAKE THE SAT ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1ST. WE ARE SCHEDULED TO PERFORM AT THE WYLIE MARCHING INVITATIONAL THAT DAY.
*PLEASE DON’T SIGN-UP TO TAKE THE ACT ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22ND. WE ARE SCHEDULED TO PERFORM AT THE DUNCANVILLE MARCHING INVITATIONAL THAT DAY.
If you need to schedule an SAT testing date for this coming fall, please plan on taking it on either Saturday, August 27th, Saturday, November 5th, or December 3rd. If you need to schedule an ACT testing date for this coming fall, please plan on taking it on Saturday, September 10th. Please note that the Saturday, December 10th ACT testing date conflicts with the TMEA Region 5 Phase 2 and non-phased auditions.
UIL-REQUIRED MEDICAL HISTORY FORMS AND PRE-PARTICIPATION PHYSICAL FORMS DUE SOON:
The UIL requires that all students receive a pre-performance physical exam and complete a medical history form prior to involvement within the marching band activity. Therefore, all colorguard and percussion students must return completed physical exam and medical history forms by Monday, July 18th. All others must return completed physical exam and medical history forms by Monday, July 25th. Please note that Pre-Performance Physical Exams are valid for more than one activity and for two years. Therefore, if your student completed a physical exam for marching band or athletics within the past year, that physical is most likely still valid for use this coming fall. However, all students are required to complete and return a Medical History Form every year. Both forms can be found at this link. Completed forms can be hand delivered to Mr. Bonebrake or sent via email attachment to [email protected].
2022-2023 SENIOR BAND STUDENT SENIOR PORTRAIT SCHEDULING:
Class of 2023, it is important that you take a moment to select your senior portrait appointment using this link below. BE SURE TO PICK AN APPOINTMENT TIME AFTER 1:00 PM DURING THE WEEK OF AUGUST 1ST. Choosing an afternoon appointment time will allow you to freshen up during the rehearsal day lunch break and not miss any of our important morning marching drill rehearsals that week.
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS & ANSWERS REGARDING JULY & AUGUST MARCHING REHEARSALS:
>I have a new high school band student/parent. Where can I find information for new members?
Students and parents new to the LRHS Band who were unable to attend the meeting on May 19th, can access the information discussed at the meeting by by using the following link: New Band Student and Parent Meeting Presentation Documents
>Is the 2022-2023 LRHS Band Student Handbook ready?
Yes. Use the following link to access our students handbook: 2022-2023 LRHS Band Student Handbook
The forms due at the July 30th and August 6th band student registration days are located at the back of this document.
>Has the July and August marching band director-led rehearsal schedule changed since it was originally distributed?
No. Please refer to the marching band rehearsal schedule found at this link: 2022 Summer Rehearsal Calendar. Notice on this schedule that July 25th and July 26th are reserved for colorguard, percussion, marching leaders, and new brass and woodwind marchers only and that July 27th, 28th, and 29th are reserved for all members.
>Are director-led summer marching rehearsals in July and August mandatory?
Yes. If you have some sort of conflict with director-led rehearsal dates, please communicate with Mr. Bonebrake asap.
>How will each rehearsal day be structured, and what should I wear to rehearsal?
Typically, we rehearse outside in the mornings and move indoors for lunch and the afternoon portion of the rehearsal day. It is important that you wear athletic clothing and athletic shoes to rehearsal. Running or cross-training shoes are essential. Wearing any other kind of shoe will make executing our marching style very difficult and will hinder the success of the student. Sandals and crocs are not permitted. Wearing sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat is highly encouraged.
>What will I need to bring with me to each rehearsal day?
See the following link for a list of necessary rehearsal supplies: Required Rehearsal Supplies
>Should I bring my lunch with me to each rehearsal day?
With the lunch break only spanning an hour, we highly recommend that students either bring lunch with them each day or make arrangements to have lunch delivered to them at the band hall. Cafeteria tables will be made available to the students. Lunches can be stored within each band student’s instrument/equipment locker, which will be assigned to each student in July. We highly discourage students from leaving campus during the lunch break.
>If it’s raining, does that mean the rehearsal day will be canceled?
No. If poor weather conditions dictate that we move indoors for rehearsal, we will do so. Rehearsals are not canceled unless you receive a message from Mr. Bonebrake via Remind stating so.
>How can I be prepared for the upcoming marching rehearsals?
It is important that each student is physically and mentally prepared for each rehearsal. Acclimation to the normal Texas summer temperatures prior to marching rehearsals is important. Consistently getting a minimum of 8 hours of sleep each night, eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals each day, staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water, and wearing appropriate athletic clothing and shoes to rehearsals are all very important to the success of each of our students.
>I see that my class schedule pick-up time conflicts with band rehearsal. How will this work?
Students will need to attend class schedule pick-up according to the following schedule:
Tuesday, 8/2 – 9:45am – All senior band students; Noon – All junior band students
Wednesday, 8/3 – 9:45am – All sophomore band students; Noon – All freshman band students
Prior to class schedule pick-up, please attend to the following items to minimize wait time:
1. Clear up any fines through the Lake Ridge bookkeeper’s office, if applicable
2. Complete the online New or Returning Student Registration within Skyward
3. Submit via email your Proof of Residency in the form of a current electric bill, gas bill, water bill, or lease agreement.
Click on this link for more details: Proof of Residency Submission Information
>I am a freshman registered to attend Eaglet Camp on Tuesday, 8/3. Will this conflict with a rehearsal?
No. Eaglet Camp is scheduled to be held from 6:00pm-8:00pm.
>Will the band perform at Eaglet Camp on Tuesday, 8/3?
Yes. Only members of the Wind Symphony and Drumline will perform at Eaglet Camp. As soon as I have more details, I will let everyone know.
>I am planning to attend tryouts/practices for a Lake Ridge High School or club sport/activity such as cross country, tennis, volleyball, football, cheerleading, or drill team that may conflict with band rehearsals. What should I do?
Please email Mr. Bonebrake regarding this possible conflict immediately. We are always willing to work with students, especially freshmen, who are interested in exploring more than one school-related activity. Clear and timely communication between all involved parties is very important in these situations.
>Can I miss rehearsal for driver’s education classes, baby-sitting, or work?
No. Please make every effort to schedule around our band camp schedule. Remember that your absence from rehearsal not only affects you, but it also affects everyone else in the band as well.
>When can I check out a school-owned concert instrument?
Our concert instruments are still at the repair shop for their yearly cleaning and maintenance checks. Once they return from the repair shop, a message will be sent via Remind containing instrument pick up dates and times.
>When are all of the supply fees due?
July 30th or August 6th. The band and colorguard student supply and fee lists can be found at this link: Supply and Fee Information
These lists will explain each student’s financial obligation, and also what the school district and band boosters contribute. The Lake Ridge Eagle Band Boosters offer interest-free payment plan options for those families in need of a bit more time to pay for the needed band supplies. Details regarding payment plans will be available from the boosters on both registration days.
>What is the schedule for the Band Student Registration Days on Saturday, July 30th and Saturday, August 6th?
These are very important days for all of our band students and families. Not only will marching uniforms be fitted for and issued to all of our wind and percussion students, but all of the supplies that each band and colorguard student will need for the fall semester will be available for sizing and ordering. Please see the following link for more specific information: Band Student Registration Day Information
>Has a Remind class been created for the Lake Ridge Marching Band?
Yes. We will use the free text service provided by Remind.com in order to convey a great deal of band related information to our students and parents throughout the year. If you have not already done so, it is very important that each new student and at least one parent register for this free service. Returning members do not need to register, as this is the same Remind class as last year. Sign-up instructions can be found here: LRHS Marching Band Remind Class Sign-up Instructions
MEME OF THE WEEK:
(new members birthdays will be added to our database in August)
July 11 – Cade Melton
July 12 – Jaden Nche
July 15 – Ethan Wyatt
July 17 – Hannah Chavez
July 19 – Ethan Davies
July 22 – Mr. Bonebrake
July 26 – Kamryn Thomas
July 28 – Addy Daniel
July 29 – Trinity Martinez, Nick Shea, Sean Skarbek
Lake Ridge HS Wind Symphony Advances from Area to State Semi-Finals – TMEA 6A Honor Band Competition!
The Lake Ridge High School Wind Symphony has earned advancement from the Area B round of the 6A Honor Band competition to the State Semi-Final round! We are very proud of these outstanding young musicians and honored that their recordings were selected for advancement amongst many of the best band programs in our area. Thank you to our supportive administration and parents, talented private lesson and masterclass teachers, amazing clinicians, and fantastic cluster band directors from Danny Jones Middle School, McKinzey Middle School, Lillard Intermediate School, and Martinez Intermediate School.
LRHS BAND CALENDAR, UPCOMING EVENTS, & PERFORMANCES:
It is recommended that all parents and students sync our full band calendar of rehearsals, performances, and other events to the calendar application on their smart devices by following the steps contained at this link. This is the absolute easiest way to stay in tune with what the band is doing. The calendar is also synced with our website, www.lakeridgeband.com. Itineraries for many upcoming events can be accessed by using the links.
Monday, July 18th – July 22nd, 8:00am-3:00pm – Colorguard & Percussion Marching Camp Rehearsals
Monday, July 25th – Tuesday, July 26th, 7:00am-3:00pm – Colorguard, Percussion, & Incoming Freshman/New Brass & Woodwind Marcher Marching Camp Rehearsals
Wednesday, July 27th – Friday, July 29th, 7:00am-3:00pm – Full Marching Band Marching Camp Rehearsals
Saturday, July 30th – Band Student Registration/Uniform Fitting Day (Seniors and Juniors)
Monday, August 1st – Friday August 5th, 7:00am-3:00pm – Full Marching Band Marching Camp Rehearsals
Saturday, August 6th – Band Student Registration/Uniform Fitting Day (Sophomores and Freshmen)
Monday, August 8th – Friday, August 12th, 5:30pm-8:30pm – Full Marching Band Marching Camp Rehearsals
Saturday, August 13th, 7:00am-10:30am – Make-up Band Student Registration/Uniform Fitting Day (as needed)
Monday, August 15th, 5:30pm-8:30pm – Full Marching Band Camp Rehearsals
Tuesday, August 16th, 8:00am-11:00am – Full Marching Band Camp Rehearsals
HELP SUPPORT OUR HARD-WORKING STUDENTS THROUGH VOLUNTEERING AND/OR ITEM DONATIONS:
Our students depend upon parent volunteers to make their performances successful. Please visit this same volunteer sign-up area throughout the year for many more ways to help support our awesome band kids!