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Allen Eagle Escadrille TWIB Notes September 13-19, 2021

2021-2022 Allen Color Guard in their new contest show uniforms!

This Week in Band (TWIB)

Congratulations on performing Part One of our contest show in Eagle Stadium this season. We will finish the drill to part one and add the backdrop screens this week. We may also add our front wall props and sound effects/amplification as well. Looking forward to adding front drops to our uniforms and a huge flyover in the next few weeks.

  • We are currently beginning week six. In accordance of UIL/TEA rules, all students must be academically eligible at the end of week six to participate in football games and contests. Please scroll below for a quick overview on eligibility.
  • Monday is our annual Tailgate event with the Curtis, Ereckson, and Ford middle schools bands. Call time is 6:30pm. Dress is dryfit shirt, khaki shorts/jeans, and athletic shoes with low/no-show socks. Performance will begin at 7pm in the track stadium and will conclude before 8pm. The event is free and open to the public.
  • Thursday is our first away game in Tyler, TX. This is a required event. Students will miss their 7th and 8th period classes (AHS, LFC, STEAM). We will provide a study hall/quiet time during 7th period, Chick-Fil-A afternoon meal, and Jimmy Johns on the way home. We will be riding charter buses; plugs will be provided so students can charge their devices. Because of the late return time, we will not have Friday morning rehearsal. CLICK HERE FOR ITINERARY.
  • The Allen Band Boosters have a Private Fan Photos Facebook Group page that contains photos and videos from every performance as well as High Resolution Photos on our Flickr Page.
  • If you still need uniform parts or need any uniform adjustments/repairs, please e-mail uniforms@allenband.com.
  • We are still in our Vertical Raise Fundraising project. If you need to register or add more emails, please start a new profile or update your profile. If you need to start a new profile, please go to www.verticalraise.com and enter 93157579 as the participant join code.
  • Saturday, October 2nd is our first marching contest at the Plano East Marching Invitational. Please see preliminary itinerary HERE.

THIS WEEK'S CALENDAR

  • Sunday (9/12): Volunteering sign-ups for Game 4 will open at 6pm on www.allenband.com/volunteer
  • Monday (9/13): Morning Rehearsal 7-8:30am/Region Masterclasses during 1st/2nd Periods (AHS), Tailgate: 6:30pm Call time
  • Tuesday (9/14): Morning Rehearsal 7am-8:30am/Region Masterclasses during 1st (LFC) and 5th (AHS) Periods.
  • Wednesday (9/15): Morning Rehearsal 7am-8:30am
  • Thursday (9/16): Morning Rehearsal 7am-8:30am; Away Football Game @ Tyler Legacy: Itinerary/Checklist
  • Friday (9/17): No Morning Rehearsal; Assignment 1.5 Due (see Canvas for instructions)

Don't forget to always sign-in for attendance on UDB and check in with your squad leader at the beginning of every rehearsal!

Vertical Raise Donation Drive: We are at 65% of our goal with 17 days to go! Supporters can donate HERE. Our donation drive keeps your band fees low! Contact friends and family to donate! Great incentives for kids! The band has $10,000 more to go. Colorguard has $5,000 left to reach their goal. Percussion is just $6,000 short. Jazz Band has a goal of $5,000. Questions, www.allenband.com/fundraising

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS: Game four is this Thursday, September 16 too Tyler. Sign ups will open at 6:00pm. Log in at www.allenband.com/volunteer to sign up. We also need help in the morning loading and bagging the Chick-Fil-A dinners. These are separate sign ups.

Thanks ProNail Roofing: A huge thank you to ProNail Roofing for feeding our volunteers and directors this past Friday. If you are interested in sponsoring an event meal for volunteers and directors email volunteers@allenband.com.

Membership Meeting: Our first membership meeting of the year will be Tuesday, September 21, 7:00pm. Dr. Bullock will be in attendance to talk about the upcoming bond.

Performance Information

Monday, September 13th is our annual Tailgate event with the Curtis, Ereckson, and Ford middle schools bands. Call time is 6:30pm. Dress is dryfit shirt, khaki shorts/jeans, and athletic shoes with low/no-show socks. Performance will begin at 7pm in the track stadium and will conclude before 8pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, September 16th is our first away game in Tyler, TX. This is a required event. Students will miss their 7th and 8th period classes (AHS, LFC, STEAM). We will provide a study hall/quiet time during 7th period, Chick-Fil-A afternoon meal, and Jimmy Johns on the way home. We will be riding charter buses with plugs so students can charge their devices. Because of the late return time, we will not have Friday morning rehearsal.

Next week is a BYE week: We will not have a game the week of September 20-26. Our percussion program will be competing at Plano Senior High on Saturday, September 25. If you are looking for something to do, they would love your support!

Eligibility 101

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The Allen Escadrille strictly enforces UIL eligibility requirements for students. This is the Texas "No Pass, No Play" rule where a student will be considered academically ineligible if they have one grade below a 70 in an on-level course at certain times of the year.

During the first quarter in Allen ISD, there is an eligibilty chekpoint at the end of week six (Sept 17) and at the end of week 9 (Oct 8). Students must be considered eligible on these dates or will be unable to participate in games and contests (but will still be required to go to all morning rehearsals) for a minimal time period of three weeks.

If a student is deemed ineligible, they have three weeks to get all of their grades in on-level classes above a 70 average (10/8) and can regain eligibility the next week (10/15). If a student fails to regain eligibility, they will be considered ineligible for another three-week period.

The band staff will do a grade pull on Tuesday, September 7. Parents will be contacted if their son/daughter is in danger of ineligibility. Band staff will communicate with students about their grades. If a student on the marching team has two or more grades below 70, they may be issued a shadow.

The Next Three Weeks

  • Monday, Sept 13: 7-8:30a Rehearsal; Tailgate: 6:30pm Call Time/7pm Performance
  • Tues, Sept 14: 7-8:30a Rehearsal
  • Wed, Sept 15: 7-8:30a Rehearsal
  • Thurs, Sept 16: 7-8:30a Rehearsal; Football @ Tyler Legacy (departure during 8th Period/back LATE)
  • Fri, Sept 17: NO MORNING REHEARSAL

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  • Mon, Sept 20: 7-8:30a Rehearsal
  • Tues, Sept 21: 7-8:30a Rehearsal; General Parent Meeting 7pm (AHS Band Hall)
  • Wed, Sept 22: 7-8:30a Rehearsal; Jazz Region Auditions
  • Thurs, Sept 23: 7-8:30a Rehearsal
  • Fri, Sept 24: 7-8:30a Rehearsal
  • Sat, Sept 25: Plano Percussion Contest (Percussion only)

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  • Mon, Sept 27: 7-8:30a morning rehearsal; 6p-8p evening rehearsal (with guest clinicians)
  • Tues, Sept 28: 7-8:30a morning rehearsal
  • Wed, Sept 29: No morning rehearsal
  • Thur, Sept 30: 7-8:30a morning rehearal
  • Fri, Oct 1: 7-8:30a morning rehearsal; Away football @ McKinney Boyd
  • Sat, Oct 2: Plano East Marching Invitational - see preliminary itinerary HERE.