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Mesquite High School Mighty Maroon Band

Updates – 22 May 2020

UIL Required Physical for Marching Band

UIL requires all students who participate in marching band to have completed a Pre-Participation Physical (PPE) prior to any marching practices.  If you were in band at MHS during the 2019-20 school year and completed a Pre-Participation Physical (PPE), then you will not need to complete one for the 2020-21 school year.  All students who did not participate in marching band in 2019-20 school year, must complete and submit the Pre-Participation Physical (PPE) per UIL rules.  The PPE form is available on the band website:  www.mightymaroonband.com by clicking on FORMS.  The Pre-Participation Physical must be completed and submitted to the MMB Directors prior to the start of band camps in July. The Pre-Participation Physical must be completed and signed by a medical professional.  Physical exams are available from your family doctor and many local area clinics.  Note this form has 2 pages:  Page 1 is Medical History (completed by the student and parent), Page 2 is Physical Examination (completed by a Physician, a Physician Assistant licensed by a State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners, a Registered Nurse recognized as an Advanced Practice Nurse by the Board of Nurse Examiners, or a Doctor of Chiropractic).

All marching band students must complete the Medical History Form (page 1 of the form) and submit to the MMB Directors prior to the start of summer band.  The Medical History Form is to be completed by the student and parent.  It does not require a doctor’s signature.

 

  1. Instrument check-out for all band students (current MHS students and current 8th graders planning on being in the Mighty Maroon Band at MHS) will be on Thursday, June 4th: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM at MHS.  This will be a drive-through and pick-up process at the front of the school.  In order to pick-up an instrument, you must complete the online form prior to Thursday, June 4th at 12:00 noon.

Here is the link:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe50_NAobiiCucdowaaSEAAfFCOYsS7xwZHQz4aP4b9Z2Y5Qg/viewform?usp=sf_link

If you have questions about instruments please contact the following directors:

Brass instruments:  Mr. Ryan Andre – randre@mesquiteisd.org

Woodwind instruments:  Mrs. Lenore Schuelke – lschuelke@mesquiteisd.org

Percussion instruments:  Mr. Moody Schoolar – mschoolar@mesquiteisd.org

 

  1. Calendar of Summer Activities: It is very important that you regularly visit the Band Google Calendar on the band website.   Go online to www.mightymaroonband.com and click on CALENDAR.  The calendar is update regularly based upon TEA, UIL, MISD and local/state/federal guidelines.

 

  1. Activities for the month of June

-All camps the week of June 1-June 4 have been cancelled.

-The Band is not performing at graduation on June 7.

-Guard Camp scheduled for June 15-19 is STILL HAPPENING.  There will be safety protocols we will follow from TEA-UIL-MISD.  We will give those details to people involved as we get closer to the Guard Camp.  We repeat – Guard Camp June 15-19 is STILL HAPPENING!

 

  1. Activities for the month of July:

-The Band Calendar for July has been updated.

Please be aware of the dates (subject to change).

The times are subject to change based upon TEA-UIL-MISD, so PLEASE check the Band Google Calendar for updated times.  We will always send out notifications when we update the calendar.

-Percussion Camp:  July 6-9, July 20-24

-Guard Camp:  July 13-17

– Woodwind Camp (all woodwind sections):  July 13, July 15, July 20, July 22

-Brass Camp (all brass sections):  July 14, July 16, July 21, July 23

 

Summer Band Rehearsals for all students (woodwind, brass, percussion, guard) will start on Monday, July 27th!

 

  1. Help us to stay in contact with you!

Regularly visit the band website for calendar updates and announcements:  www.mightymaroonband.com

Follow us on Facebook – Mighty Maroon Band @MHSMMB

Follow us on Twitter – Mighty Maroon Band @MesquiteHSBand

Follow us on Instagram – MHS Mighty Maroon Band – mhsmmb

Students should join the Remind group to get text notifications:

Text the class code below to the number 81010 (or to 469-478-2065)

Current 8th graders:  @mmb8

Current 9th and 10th graders:  @mhsmmb

Current 11th and 12th graders:  @mhsmmb12

Mesquite High School Mighty Maroon Band

2020-21 Student Band Leader Elections

Must be a Sophomore, Junior or Senior in 2020-21.  Must have been in the MMB for at least one year.

Drum Majors (already selected)
Javier Guzman              Esmeralda Salas
 

Equipment Lieutenants (2)
Establish an Equipment Crew of students (approved by MMB Directors)
Work with Band Staff and the loading crew to insure effective loading and movement of band equipment for all occasions.

Uniform Lieutenant (2)
Assist MMB Directors and MMB Parents with management of band uniforms:
issuing, returning, cleaning, racking, and storing.
Establish a Uniform Crew of students to manage the uniform storage area.
Insure the uniform storage area is functional at all times.
Insure proper care and storage of all uniforms.
Administrate the check-out/check-in process for uniforms.

Section Leaders:
Flutes          Clarinets              Saxophones
Trumpets     Horns                   Trombones           Euphoniums         Tuba
Percussion (Drum Line and Front Ensemble)
-will also be based upon auditions and Director input
Color Guard
-will also be based upon auditions and Director input

Section Leader Duties
Assist Band Directors with duties as requested.
Responsible for insuring each member of their section has an up-to-date drill book at all rehearsals.
Responsible for insuring each member has chalk at all rehearsals.
Assist with the teaching of marching fundamentals.
Assist directors with Attendance at Marching Band Rehearsals.
Assist with the rehearsing of marching drill (setting forms).
Assist with pre-game Inspection of Section.
Responsible for reporting Bus Attendance to Director/Chaperone
 

The MMB needs our best leaders on the Band Leadership Team!
Sign up on online on at:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1VfM3E_29FhnSPJOM43DbXGmSJwexJnkEbrReV5RtnTk
Please enter your name, office you are running for, and your instrument in the appropriate columns.
The sign-up will end on Sunday, May 10th.
Elections will be on Monday, May 11th.  You will receive a link to a Google Form to vote.  You will have the opportunity to vote for all offices.  Section votes will be weighted towards the members of that section.
 

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Remind has changed some of their policies. As a result, we will now have multiple Remind accounts. You must sign up for the specified account. Please do not sign up for an account which is not designated for you, as this will cause problems for us. All accounts will receive the same announcements.

Band Students in grades 9 and 10:
Smartphone: open a web browser and go to the following link: rmd.at/mhsmmb
Or
Text Notifications: text @mhsmmb to 81010

Band Students in grades11 and 12:
Smartphone: open a web browser and go to the following link: rmd.at/mhsmmb12
Or
Text Notifications: text @mhsmmb12 to 81010

Band Parents with Students in grades 9:
Smartphone: open a web browser and go to the following link: rmd.at/mhsmmbp9
Or
Text Notifications: text @mhsmmbp9 to 81010

Band Parents with Students in grades 10:
Smartphone: open a web browser and go to the following link: rmd.at/mhsmmbp10
Or
Text Notifications: text @mhsmmbp10 to 81010

Band Parents with Students in grades 11:
Smartphone: open a web browser and go to the following link: rmd.at/mhsmmbp11
Or
Text Notifications: text @mhsmmbp11 to 81010

Band Parents with Students in grades 12:
Smartphone: open a web browser and go to the following link: rmd.at/mhsmmbp12
Or
Text Notifications: text @mhsmmbp12 to 81010