TRINITY BANDS

8th grade band orientation info

Posted by Dean Surface on January 24, 2020 in Uncategorized with No Comments


Hello 8th garders,

Attached is the info from Mr. Barnes about 8th grade band orientation nights. Mark your calendar and go be a part of the amazing TCHS!!!

Go Band!

Dean Surface

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8th Grade Orientation Letter (1).pdf

TSMS Week 21

Posted by Dean Surface on January 20, 2020 in TSMS with No Comments


Hello W.E. Families,

Sectionals are normal this week. All students should be prepared to pass off scales in sections, current grades on scales can be found HERE. The grades are listed by school ID. The average of the scores will be entered into the grade book at the end of the nine weeks for a major test grade.

Rehearsal plan for the week can be found HERE.

Please look ahead at our schedule it is going to be getting pretty busy and everyone needs to know what is expected! Our next big required rehearsal is January 31 at TCHS. We will have a guest clinician and we have hired our entire private lesson staff to be apart of this rehearsal, VERY VERY important everyone is there!

Thank you

Dean Surface

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TSMS Week 21

Posted by Dean Surface on January 20, 2020 in Uncategorized with No Comments


Hello W.E. Families,

Sectionals are normal this week. All students should be prepared to pass off scales in sections, current grades on scales can be found HERE. The grades are listed by school ID. The average of the scores will be entered into the grade book at the end of the nine weeks for a major test grade.

Rehearsal plan for the week can be found HERE.

Please look ahead at our schedule it is going to be getting pretty busy and everyone needs to know what is expected! Our next big required rehearsal is January 31 at TCHS. We will have a guest clinician and we have hired our entire private lesson staff to be apart of this rehearsal, VERY VERY important everyone is there!

Thank you

Dean Surface

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Mustang Band Week 21

Posted by Dean Surface on January 20, 2020 in TMIS with No Comments


Hello Mustang Band Families!

Students should have completed their google classroom assignements this weekend, if they did not make sure they get it done today! I will be sending out this weeks pass offs soon . . . .

Students, keep practcing on the days that end in "Y"! Parents ask your kids about scales, you should hear them being played everyday!

Around this time I always get questions about band at TSMS. First, middle school can be a huge leap in the education process. Your children are going to go from walking in straight lines down the hall with their class; to being on their own and being responsible for themselves! This is a huge and necessary step. Second, the children will now have 7 teachers instead of 3-4 and will be responsible for homework, communication, and doing the right thing all the time.

Band is a great place for students to learn how to be responsible and have a safe place during their hectic day. The first day of middle school is always stressful and when your children step into our band hall and see us the usually feel right at home! Band does require work and dedication, but the return on that investment is ten-fold. Please do not hesitate to call or email with questions we would really like to help you and your children stay in band and be successful at TSMS!

If your child is interested in athletics it is very easy to be in band as well. Students get 2 electives in 7 grade and 3 electives in 8 grade. If your child is not interested in athletics but would like to try another elective and stay in band, that can work too. Two semesters of P.E. are required for your middle school career, meaning you can take it in 7th or 8th grade. If your child is going to take P.E. and wants to try other electives they can take band and art, or band and choir, etc. in 7th and then band another elective and P.E. or athletics in 8th.

Tuesday night TSMS will be hosting the TITAN SHOWCASE! 6:00 – 7:30 pm. The Titan Band will have a booth their, please stop by and say hi! We are happy to answer any questions you might have and/or just a hello from a famliar, friendly face!

Thank you, and See you Tuesday night!

Dean Surface

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Mustang Band Week 21

Posted by Dean Surface on January 20, 2020 in Uncategorized with No Comments


Hello Mustang Band Families!

Students should have completed their google classroom assignements this weekend, if they did not make sure they get it done today! I will be sending out this weeks pass offs soon . . . .

Students, keep practcing on the days that end in "Y"! Parents ask your kids about scales, you should hear them being played everyday!

Around this time I always get questions about band at TSMS. First, middle school can be a huge leap in the education process. Your children are going to go from walking in straight lines down the hall with their class; to being on their own and being responsible for themselves! This is a huge and necessary step. Second, the children will now have 7 teachers instead of 3-4 and will be responsible for homework, communication, and doing the right thing all the time.

Band is a great place for students to learn how to be responsible and have a safe place during their hectic day. The first day of middle school is always stressful and when your children step into our band hall and see us the usually feel right at home! Band does require work and dedication, but the return on that investment is ten-fold. Please do not hesitate to call or email with questions we would really like to help you and your children stay in band and be successful at TSMS!

If your child is interested in athletics it is very easy to be in band as well. Students get 2 electives in 7 grade and 3 electives in 8 grade. If your child is not interested in athletics but would like to try another elective and stay in band, that can work too. Two semesters of P.E. are required for your middle school career, meaning you can take it in 7th or 8th grade. If your child is going to take P.E. and wants to try other electives they can take band and art, or band and choir, etc. in 7th and then band another elective and P.E. or athletics in 8th.

Tuesday night TSMS will be hosting the TITAN SHOWCASE! 6:00 – 7:30 pm. The Titan Band will have a booth their, please stop by and say hi! We are happy to answer any questions you might have and/or just a hello from a famliar, friendly face!

Thank you, and See you Tuesday night!

Dean Surface

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Percussion Family Newsletter

Posted by Dean Surface on January 19, 2020 in Uncategorized with No Comments


Hello Percussion Families!

Hope everyone had a great holiday and a wonderful New Year! This semester is underway and I wanted to make sure you know about a few percussion specific dates to watch out for.

Percussion Cluster Concert March 27th @ TCHS 7:30pm (everyone)

  • 6th Grade: Dress rehearsal at 6:30pm

  • 7th & 8th Grade: Dress Rehearsal 5pm

TCHS Drum-a-thon this Saturday!

  • January 25th the Timber Creek Drumline will be having a 12 hour Drum-a-thon. They will be practicing from 8am-8pm putting their drumline show on the floor titled, “Underground”. You may come and watch anytime during the day.

  • 8pm We will have our Winter Sports Preview Show in the large gym at TCHS. It is a fundraiser so it is $5 a person, 5 years and under are free. You will see performance from Timberview Middle guard, TCHS guard, and the TCHS Drumline show. Please come and support Timber Creek!

  • This is a great chance to see what life is like for percussionist in high school. I promise you won’t regret it!

How can you support these students Saturday?

– Come to preview show Saturday for $5. Great entertainment for the family!

– Drum Set giveaway- Donation of $5 per ticket or $20 for 5 tickets.

– Silent Auction

– Bake Sale

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

Thanks,

Chad Mason

chad.mason@kellerisd.net

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W.E. Week 20

Posted by Dean Surface on January 12, 2020 in TSMS with No Comments


Hello W.E. Families,

This 9 weeks pass off sheet can be found HERE!

Students need to do a few smart music pass offs a week in order to complete this sheet on time! After they receive a 90 or higher on each smart music pass off they will perform them for a TSMS band director. Scales will be passed off during sectionals each week.

This Thursday we have our pictures for the TSMS yearbook. Students must bring their concert attire on Thursday to school. We will be changing into those clothes for the pictures. Students in Jazz Band also need to bring their Titans of Funk t-shirts for their picture too.

Sectionals are normal this week.

January 31 we have a very important after school rehearsal at TCHS. The entire private lessons staff and clinicians will be at this rehearsal. It is imperative we have everyone at this rehearsal and that we start promptly at 5:30!

Thank you
Dean Surface

W.E. Week 20

Posted by Dean Surface on January 12, 2020 in Uncategorized with No Comments


Hello W.E. Families,

This 9 weeks pass off sheet can be found HERE!

Students need to do a few smart music pass offs a week in order to complete this sheet on time! After they receive a 90 or higher on each smart music pass off they will perform them for a TSMS band director. Scales will be passed off during sectionals each week.

This Thursday we have our pictures for the TSMS yearbook. Students must bring their concert attire on Thursday to school. We will be changing into those clothes for the pictures. Students in Jazz Band also need to bring their Titans of Funk t-shirts for their picture too.

Sectionals are normal this week.

January 31 we have a very important after school rehearsal at TCHS. The entire private lessons staff and clinicians will be at this rehearsal. It is imperative we have everyone at this rehearsal and that we start promptly at 5:30!

Thank you

Dean Surface

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TMIS Band Week 20

Posted by Dean Surface on January 12, 2020 in TMIS with No Comments


Hello Mustang Band Families,

This week is very exciting we are starting rehearsals for our after school club the "Golden Mustang Band" If you have not signed up for this group please do so here: CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP All details will be emailed to you once you sign up!

dean.surface or staying after school each day to get pass offs done.

I can hear Titan Race pass offs after school this week on Monday and Friday until 3:30.

We WILL have google classroom passoffs assigned next week, please check your google classroom for what those will be.

Reminder to get a habit of daily practice so that your child is successful! Learning a musical instrument is very important and will last a life time! Keep encouraging them and being positive listeners everyday!

Thank you and GO BAND!

Dean Surface

Titans of Funk shirt

Posted by Dean Surface on November 20, 2019 in Uncategorized with No Comments


Good afternoon Titans of Funk Families!

I hope you all are excited for the upcoming holiday. I just wanted to let you all know that I took shirt sizes today in rehearsal for ToF t-shirts. Please click here to view the sizes they have and check to see if they really need another shirt. Returning members don’t need a shirt unless they lost it or have out grown the old one. Each shirt is $15 dollars and we will be placing an order ASAP so we can hand those out soon. Thank you for supporting the bands and I look forward to showcasing the band this year!

Quentin Knox

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