Announcements

Mesquite High School Mighty Maroon Band

Lance Flisowski, Head Band Director

How to contact Mr. Flisowski:  lflisowski@mesquiteisd.org or 972-882-7827

The Mighty Maroon Band Directors are excited to have you as part of the MMB for the 2022-23 school year.  Summer Band Rehearsals begin Monday July 25th.  The first day of school is Tuesday, August 9th.  The first football game is Friday, August 26th.  

Drum Major Camp

Thursday June 16 and Friday June 17 at North Mesquite High School Band Hall with the other MISD Drum Majors.  Time is 9am to 4pm each day.  Lunch on your own 12pm-1pm.

Guard Camp

Guard Camp is Monday June 20 to Friday June 24.  8am-4pm at Mesquite HS.  Lunch on your own.  

Contact Ms. Babcock if you have questions.  ebabcock@mesquiteisd.org

Drum Camp

Drum Camp is Monday July 18 to Friday July 22.  8am-3pm at Mesquite HS.  Lunch on your own.

Contact Mr. Schoolar if you have questions.  mschoolar@mesquiteisd.org

Student Leadership Workshop

Mandatory workshop for all of the 2022-23 MMB Student Leadership Team is Tuesday July 19 and Wednesday July 20.

9am-3pm both days.  Lunch on your own.

Mighty Maroon Band Parent Organization Meeting

The Mighty Maroon Band Parent Organization (MMBPO) will have a meeting on Tuesday, July 19 at 6:00pm in the MHS Band Hall.  This meeting is for anyone interested in being part of the MMBPO.  This group of parents helps organize and lead all parent volunteers who do work with the MMB.  The 2022-23 MMBPO leadership will be selected by the parents who attend the meeting.  Offices include:  President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

Summer Band

Summer Band begins Monday, July 25th for everyone.  We will meet in the Band Hall at 8:00am.

We will go outside on the first day– be prepared!

The first day we rehearse 8:00am-12:00pm.

Tuesday July 26 through Friday July 29 we will rehearse 8:00am-4:00pm:

8:00am-10:30am:  Visual Rehearsal Outside

10:30am-12:00pm:  Lunch on your own (bring a lunch or make plans to get food)

12:00pm-4:00pm:  Music Rehearsals Inside

Bring your instrument.  If you need an instrument, you may contact Mr. Flisowski to arrange a time to get one from MHS OR you can get one the first day of summer band.

Please update your personal information in Charms Office (name, address, phone, email, etc).

Go to:  www.charmsoffice.com                                 Enter the school code:  MMB

To enter the Student Area, the password is you Student ID number

Attendance at all Summer Band Rehearsals is mandatory.  A Principal Performer is someone who has a marching spot (performance spot) for the 2022 Contest Show.  During Summer Band Rehearsals, students will be assigned a Principal Performer position either to them alone or they will double a position with another student.  Students not in attendance will not earn a Principal Performer and will be assigned to a Secondary Position which may include limited amounts of musical/visual performance or may be assigned to logistical performance (for example, props and electronics).  

If you are going on vacation during Summer Band, you will not have a Principal Performer position.

Please see MMB Google Calendar at www.mightymaroonband.com for all rehearsal times.

Health for Marching Band

Eat healthy.  Stay hydrated.  Get Rest.

Eating:  Breakfast is important.  Don’t overdose on sugar.  Milk is not great for most people (tends to wind up on the parking lot).

Bring snack food:  granola bars, fruit, nuts, etc.  Avoid snacks that contain high amounts of sugar. 

Lunch:  avoid eating greasy foods.  It will not sit well in your stomach.

2-3 hours of outside marching rehearsal will break down your body.  You must eat well to rebuild and refuel.

Drinking:  lots and lots of water.  Sports drinks (Gatorade) are great for refueling.  Avoid drinks with lots of caffeine and sugar:  sodas, Monster, Starbucks, etc.  Sugar will upset your stomach and caffeine will actually cause you to become dehydrated.

Water jug:  you are required to bring some type of insulated water jug.  A clear plastic water bottle is not an insulated water jug.   Please bring the water jug filled with ice cold water.  We will provide extra water.  Having a water jug will make staying hydrated easier during marching rehearsals and you will be able to stay hydrated during indoor rehearsals.  If you make it through the entire 3 hours outside of marching practice and do not have to urinate, then you are not drinking enough water.

Rest:  important to have a good night of sleep after the day of rehearsal to allow your body to recuperate.  Rest is more important than staying up late to watch TV or play video games.

UIL Physicals:  You are required by the State of Texas to complete the UIL Preparticipation Physical Evaluation and turn it in to the MMB Directors.  The first page (Medical History) must be completed each year by all students.  The second page (Physical Examination) must be completed and signed by a medical professional.  The Physical Examination must be done every two year.  All students new to the MMB must complete the form (this means all 9thgraders).  Without the physical you cannot actively participate in any visual/marching rehearsals per UIL rules. 

If the form is not submitted, you are allowed to watch marching rehearsal from the sideline and play in all musical rehearsals.

Band Registration is Thursday, July 28:  5:00pm-7:30pm at Band Hall

Turn in completed band forms and pay band fees.  You can download all forms at http://www.mightymaroonband.com – click on FORMS.

Parent Meeting for all new band students:  July 28 at 6:00pm in MHS Auditorium

You will be able to complete Band Registration before/afer the meeting.

Important Dates for Mesquite High School Mighty Maroon Band

Summer Band and Semester #1 – 2021

Monday, July 25th:  1st day of Summer Band for all students – starts at 8:00am

Please view the MMB Google Calendar at http://www.mightymaroonband.com for all 

Summer Band Rehearsal Dates and Times

Tuesday, August 9th:  First Day of School

Friday, August 27th:  Football game Arlington (Hanby Stadium)

Thursday, September 1st:  Football game vs North Mesquite (Memorial Stadium – we are the home team)

Friday, September 9th:  Football game at Lewisville (Goldsmith Stadium)

Friday, September 16th:  Football game at Arlington Lamar (Globe Life Park)

Friday, September 23rd: Football game vs Tyler Legacy (Homecoming Game – Hanby Stadium)

Saturday, September 24th:  Golden Triangle Marching Contest (Denton)

Tuesday, September 287h:  MISD Band Night at Memorial Stadium (no school this day)

Friday, September 30th: Football game at Rockwall Heath (Wilkerson-Sanders Memorial Stadium)

Saturday, October 1st:  Mesquite Marching Festival (We perform and host)

Friday, October 7th:  Football game vs Horn (Memorial Stadium – we are home team)

Saturday, October 8th: Royce City Marching Contest (Royce City)

Friday, October 14th:  Football game at Royce City (Royce City Stadium)

Wednesday, October 19th:  UIL Region Marching Contest (Memorial Stadium)

Friday, October 21st:  Football game vs North Forney (Hanby Stadium – Senior Night)

Friday, October 28th:  Football game vs Rockwall (Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium)

Saturday, October 29th:  UIL Area Marching Contest (Memorial Stadium)

Monday, November 7 and Tuesday, November 8:  UIL State Marching Contest (San Antonio)

Saturday, November 12th:  9th Grade Region Band Auditions (Rockwall-Heath HS)

Saturday, December 3th:  Region Band Auditions Phase 1 (Sachse HS)

Monday, December 5th:  Region Band Auditions Phase 2 (Sachse HS)

Thursday, December 8th:  Band Concert 7pm (MHS)  

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REMIND:  Join the Band Remind to get announcements about all events.  Go to www.mightymaroonband.com and click on MEDIA for instructions.

How to contact Mr. Flisowski: 

lflisowski@mesquiteisd.org 

972-882-7827

We look forward to seeing you on Monday, July 25th at 8:00am in the Band Hall.