How did 6 weeks fly by so fast? With all the hustle and bustle, I still am thankful that I get to watch the sun rise each day while listening and leading our fantastic students. There is nothing more beautiful than the golden-pink hues rising to a sonorous concert F.
As the first 6-weeks closes, and we begin a new 6-weeks grading cycle, grade checks and eligibility will be run. Any student who is not passing a class is ineligible to march. Please help your student in any way to support them getting tutoring during lunches/after school so that they can stay and be part of this CA$H Contest season. Students are able to regain their eligibility at the 3-weeks mark (they must be passing all classes).
October is marching contest season and we are excited to see how CA$H will be received as we push to qualify for the UIL State Marching Contest. First we will compete at the Region Marching Contest (Chisholm Trail HS, October 15). At this level, we are looking to earn a Division 1 rating from the three adjudicators. This will advance us to the Area Marching Contest (Birdville Athletics Complex, October 26). At this level, we are ranked on a points scale. For every 5 bands in attendance, 1 group will be sent to the State Marching Contest (San Antonio, November 4-5). So for example, if there are 9 bands at Area, only 1 is eligible to advance to State. If there are 10 bands, then 2 are eligible to advance. The competition is FIERCE, but we also believe in the grit of the Spirit of Saginaw.
Our other contests and events this season include US Bands Burleson Showcase (October 5), and the Birdville Marching Contest (October 12). The EMS Band Expo will be October 9 at Chisholm Trail HS from 7-8:30. Get with the Band Boosters and please purchase a shirt. All proceeds will go to help our band students and provide private lesson scholarships.
The original October 12 contest hosted by us at SHS has been cancelled due to unforeseen conflicts and a low enrollment of groups. US Bands has been in touch and researching the right dates to avoid other local/UIL events that attract programs like ours. We are beginning to look at possibilities for next year.
We unfortunately are unable to attend the BOA Contest in Waco on October 19. The contest is full and we are wait-listed. So instead, we will use the morning for a Clinic with Mr. Robb who helped design CA$H and has led our leadership camps with SASI. The clinic will be 4 hours and provide an outside perspective and insight as our students prepare for the UIL Area Contest...which will determine if our incredible band will qualify to advance to the State Marching Contest!
Visit our updated website for more news and information: https://www.emsisd.com/Page/9174
Follow the Booster website and Newsletter to get the most recent updates for this busy season: http://www.spiritofsaginawband.com/