McNeil vs. Del Valle HS (Kelly Reeves)
Students must wear their Summer Uniform (flat-front black khaki pants, black claf-length dress socks, black dress belt) for the game. The schedule for Band members is as follows:
8:00am Game Day run-through
9:05-4:10pm School day
4:11 Bring instrument to truck / Game Day Meals in cafeteria
5:25 Inspection (Band Hall)
5:45 Depart for Stadium
11:00ish Arrive at McNeil
IMPORTANT: Please plan to pick your child up as soon as we get back to school. Our arrival time is dependent on factors out of our control, so please help us get your child to communicate when we are on our way back to school. The directors will stay until 30 minutes after we arrive. That should be plenty of time for all students to get picked up.
Please read the Maverick Band Handbook for this year as students will be held to these expectations. It is downloadable from our Charms area as well.
State Solo and Ensemble Results
We would like to congratulate all the McNeil Band students who advanced to the TSSEC this year. We would like to especially recognize Amy Gravell for being selected as the Outstanding Soloist from her judge! More congratulations go out to the following students for receiving a medal:
Alex Sorensen - Trumpet
Diana Kim, Annie Wang, Ying Zhou, Christine Zhu - Flute Quartet
Nick Bulko, Libby Fears, Dylan McCoy, Alex Sorensen - Trumpet Quartet
Victoria McElhinney - Flute
Cameron Schnurer - Bassoon
Evie Shaw - Alto Sax
Michael Mollenhauer - Tenor Sax
Parker Tate - Trumpet
Kate Thane - Trumpet
Kenna Heroy, Clara Lee, Anjana Ramachandra, Hannah Richards - Clarinet Quartet
2015 - 2016 Band Leadership and Managers
Please congratulate our STUDENT LEADERSHIP for next school year. These are the students who have been chosen to lead the entire Maverick Band through the marching season. Also, our appointed managers are:
Uniform: Marilyn Goumans, Mindy Lee, Megan Sharp
Library: Sophia Bach, Mindy Lee, Gareth Ofenstein
Instrument: Michael Mollenhauer, Neelesh Rathi
The directors will appoint more managers so that there are some in every band class. Please contact Mr. Dimiceli if you are interested in helping out the band.
The Drum Majors of the 2015 McNeil Marching Band are:
Head Drum Major: Annie Wang
Assistant Drum Majors: Sophia Beausoleil, Austin Vogelman
Congratulations to these students! We would also like to thank all of the students who went through the audition process. It definitely takes a lot of work and courage to do this in front of the entire band program.
Maverick Band Guide Available
Please check out the Maverick Band Guide and Welcome Letter. This is mostly designed as an informational packet for incoming freshmen/transfer students and their parents but is definitely a resource for any members of the band and guard. If you have any questions about the McNeil Band please do not hesitate to contact a director. Thanks.
Band Successes at UIL
The McNeil Bands had another successful showing at UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest in Georgetown this year. The Concert Band received an Excellent rating (Two) on their concert program and a Superior rating (One) in Sight Reading. The Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble both received unanimous Superior ratings from all judges. Judges were very complimentary of the work done by directors and students.
Thank you to all the family and friends who made it out to see the performances.
Summer Band Dates Have Been Posted on Charms
Check the Charms calendar for summer band dates that have been posted. Please make every attempt to avoid scheduling vacations on these dates. Missed summer practices can adversely affect the level of participation a student has within the marching band contest show.
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!