Band Placement Audition Information
Please go to the Auditions and Results page under the Maverick Bands menu to find all the information regarding upcoming auditions for all members of the 2014-2015 McNeil Band. You must read the Audition Information Sheet carefully and be very familiar with everything on it. Please read that form and then contact the directors with any questions.
Important RRISD Bond Election on May 10
There will be an important RRISD Bond election on May 10 and the propositions will have a big impact on McNeil High School and the Fine Arts students of RRISD. There will be four more public forums to explain everything about the propositions. The dates and locations are April 8 at the Round Rock HS cafeteria, April 15 at the Westwood HS cafeteria, April 22 at the McNeil HS cafeteria and April 29 at the Stony Point HS Lecture Hall. All forums begin at 7:00 pm. There is also complete details posted on the RRISD website.
Regardless of how you would vote on the propositions, we would like to encourage everyone to attend at least one of these meeting and to get out and vote on Saturday, May 10 or on one of the early voting dates. Please encourage your Round Rock friends and family to vote as well. Stay informed and use your right to vote.
UIL/Contest Performance Times for our 4 Concert Bands and Jazz Band - Slight change in most performance times. Recheck.
Our Jazz Band will be competing at the Georgetown Jazz Festival on April 5th at Eastview High School. We will be performing at 4:15 pm. There will be some jazz bands performing all day and the competition will be followed by a concert by Grupo Fantasma. The final concert and award ceremony will begin at 7:15.
Our UIL performance times were announced today and they are as follows:
Concert Band Green - April 9 - 9:40 am (report to band-hall @ 730AM)
Concert Band Blue - April 9 - 3:10 pm (go to A lunch/report to band-hall at 1PM)
Symphonic Band - April 10 - 1:30 pm (report to class as usual)
Wind Ensemble - April 11 - 3:15 pm (report to band-hall for 7th period)
UIL Concert/Sightreading Contest will be held at Georgetown HS in the Klett Performing Arts Center.
Summer Band Dates Posted On Charms Calendar
The dates for Staff Training, Super Band Day, Leadership Camp, Freshmen Camp, Summer Band, Evening Marching Practice, Everything Day and Watermelon Social have been posted on our Charms calender. Please make every attempt to avoid missing the days you would be required to attend. Not every event posted is required attendance for the whole band. Missing practices during summer band can jeopardize your spot in the competitive marching show or effect your leadership position.
Update Your "Charms" Database Info
We need everyone, especially our new members, to update their information in our database. Our only way of communication is through your personal emails. If those our not kept current then you won't receive our newsletters or our reminder emails of upcoming events. We would also like all of our parents to fill in the fields asking about your occupation. We would like to be able to utilize the special skills of our parents and this helps us to identify those skills. If you are unsure of how to update your "Charms" info check out the last post at the bottom of this column.
ENSURE THAT YOUR CONTACT INFO IS CORRECT IN CHARMS
1, 2, 3...it's that easy! Members & Families, this is how you do it:
- Click on the "Enter Charms Area" button, in the menu bar to the right on the www.mcneilband.org website
- Enter your RRISD six digit ID in the student password box
- Click on the "Personal Info" button. This will bring you to your profile page. Please update ALL information -- even your shirt size! Double-check all email addresses and phone numbers. Enter your phone numbers in the format 512-XXX-XXXX for our audition entry purposes.
Keeping your Charms profile updated with your correct contact information is the only way to ensure you receive all the latest McNeil Band news. If you can't enter the area, then please email one of the band directors with your correct ID number and they can fix the problem.
Don't forget to check the Band/Guard Website and Charms calendar OFTEN for current information and updates!