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Band Concert Date Change
We would like to Congratulate Mr. Poteat and the One Act Play for advancing to Regionals!!  We have several band students that are also participating in One Act Play and they will be travelling to Midland to compete on Thursday April 10.  Due to this, we have decided to move our concert from April 10 to Monday April 21. The concert will start at 6pm and will feature all three bands: Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Symphony. 
 
Upcoming Winter Guard Performances and Concert Band Contest Times
 Winter Guard will be performing this Friday March 28 at Del Valle HS at 9:42pm.  Circuit Championships are this Saturday at Socorro HS. Prelims performance is at 12:56pm. This is the last weekend for Winter Guard. Come out and support the team!!
 
Coronado Band Festival- Friday April 4
Symphonic Band will be performing at 2:40pm and the Wind Symphony will be performing at 4:50pm. We are taking buses to this contest and the students were given an itinerary for that day. The students will be excused from 3rd and 4th periods that day.
 
UIL Concert and Sight Reading- Socorro HS Auditorium
Symphonic Band will perform on Tuesday April 22 at 4:00pm
Wind Symphony will perform on Thursday April 24 at 10:30am




Rehearsals!
Full Band Morning Rehearsals for Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band start Tuesday March 18. These will be held every morning unless otherwise instructed. Rehearsals begin at 7:15am. Please arrive early in order to set up and warm-up properly.


Band Students can still sign up for the Disneyland/San Diego Spring Band Trip May 22-26th.
Click, download and print the contract and place it in the purple mail box with the correct payment amount.


IMPORTANT!
Please click and download the latest calendar of events (PDF) for the Spring Semester of 2014. ALL DATES, TIMES AND EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. ALL REHEARSALS, CONCERTS AND SHOWS LISTED ARE REQUIRED ATTENDANCE AND GRADED EVENTS. 




FHS Winter Guard Practices  and Performances for 2014: Click here for the updated schedule



 Eligibility Notes
 
Please use the strategies included on this PDF
Please download and print the latest Eligibility Dates PDF.
Feel free to contact us here in the band room if you have any questions.
 
We all want to work toward the continued success of all our Star of the West Band members.
 
Sincerely,
 
Mr. Beach and Mr. Allen
 

 Booster Notes

PARENTS:

To participate in Band Activities students must meet the standards set by the EPISD.  Students who have a grade of 69 or lower in a class may not perform with the band until they average a passing grade (70) or higher in all classes.  A student's ineligibility to perform with the band, has a negative impact on the individual and collective effort of the ensemble.

We encourage that Parents track their child's academic progress using the PARENT PORTAL, to ensure the participation of all students in band activities.

The PARENT PORTAL is at:  https://teams.episd.org/selfserve/EntryPointHomeAction.do?parent=true.  Once in the site, click on 'Notifications' and set when you want system-originated messages about your child's attendance, daily assignment grades, as well as current grading cycle averages. This action will help you identify possible problems by receiving notifications if your child's grades drop below the average you choose.

Are you not receiving e-mail messages from the Webmaster?  Has your e-mail address changed since your son or daughter joined the band?  Are you a band member, but don't get e-mails from the Webmaster?  If you answered 'Yes' to any of the previous questions and would like to be up-to-date on the FHS Star of the West Band activities, send a message to:  Webmaster@fhsstarband.com requesting that your name be added to our e-mail addresses database.  Please include the graduation year in your message!