TRINITY BANDS

TSMS Band Week 25

Posted by Dean Surface on February 17, 2019 in TSMS with No Comments


Hello W.E. Families,

Hope you all are enjoying your long weekends! Reminder that we have rehearsal tomorrow night at Timber Creek HS 5:00 – 7:00, use the band hall doors to enter. Be on time, that means ready to play by 4:55!

Friday rehearsal is at Keller HS. Make sure to give yourself time to be there before 5:00, you will enter through the Auditorium doors in the front of KHS. We will be in the band hall, bring cases in.

Join us at Chick Fil A on Tuesday Feb. 19 DETAILS

Life is about to be even busier! Make sure all upcoming dates are on your calendar. Some locations have changed and times determined. Look below:

February 18 – (no school that day) 5:00 – 7:00 rehearsal session at TSMS
February 22 – TSMS 5:00 – 7:00 at Keller High school
February 28 – SEND OFF CONCERT! at TCHS 6:00 call time 7:00 start time (hopefully concert black)
March 5 – Recording Session and Video Session TCHS 7:00 am – 10:00 am (hopefully concert black)
March 7 – School send off concert
March 7 – Preview Concert Haltom HS (times TBD)
March 11 & 12 – MFA rehearsal 5:00 – 7:00 at TSMS
March 13 through 16 – Music For All trip of a lifetime!

If you can help organize our tuxes this week please email me ASAP. It is easy to setup and should only take one day!

Thank you
Dean Surface

TMIS band week 25

Posted by Dean Surface on February 17, 2019 in TMIS with No Comments


Hello Mustang Band Families,

Tuesday Feb. 19 we have our first Spirit night at Chick Fil A! Details found here!

This week I will be handing out duets and solos to most of the classes. Students can meet up outside of school and jam these new tunes together! Students should still be playing the 3-4 scales at home each day as well as these new pieces!

Keep sending in those Titan Race lines! Students at level 5 will be receiving an invitation email for our special movie night this week.

On Thursday March 28 the Trinity Springs Wind Ensemble will be performing their send off concert at Timber Creek HS. They could really use your support at this concert. They have been invited to perform in a National Band Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana this March. Concert starts at 7:00 pm. If you can’t make that performance they are doing a preview concert on March 7 at Haltom HS.

Thank you
Dean Surface

MFA Trip Latest Itinerary!

Posted by Dean Surface on February 10, 2019 in TSMS with No Comments


Hello W.E. Families,

We received the latest version of our trip itinerary today! This is not the final version but very little should change from this plan! The bus lists are turned in, the room assignments done, chaperones assigned and program finalized!

Our next step is THE hardest and most exciting part! All students must be playing their instruments at home for a minimum of 45 minutes a day. They should all be working on their solos as well as running our band music at home only on the days you eat:)

Every rehearsal we gain excellence and we make every minute count! So excited to perform the final product in Indy this March!

Thank you
Dean Surface

Trinity Springs Middle School to Indianapolis 2.10.19.pdf

Week 24

Posted by Dean Surface on February 10, 2019 in TMIS with No Comments


Hello Mustang Band Families,

This week students we will have normal classes on Monday and Tuesday. Starting Wednesday students will not need instruments the rest of the week. They should however be practicing at home! The band directors and student teachers will be in San Antonio at our Music Educators Convention.

Students have learned three scales now ask to hear your child play them at home! They can also play Twinkle Twinkle in each of the three keys. Students now know enough info to start writing their own music! They can use the notes from each scale along with the rhythms from our counting book to start writing out melodies. Here is a link to some online software they can use to get writing! If they get a song written out print or email it and we can share with the class! https://musescore.org/en

Titan Race! Keep sending in those recordings. Info about our Pink string or level five party coming soon!

Thank you
Dean Surface

TSMS Band Week 24

Posted by Dean Surface on February 10, 2019 in TSMS with No Comments


Hello W.E. families,

This week we will have sectionals on Monday and Tuesday, but no band council on Monday. Starting Wednesday I will not be at school. All three band directors will be in San Antonio at our Music Educators Convention. Students will still need instruments every day as they will be playing in class. Also starting Wednesday there will be no before or after school practice.

Students need to get their google classroom assignments done! There are about 15 students who have not done any passoffs. I have not put the grades in the grade book yet, but will be doing that this week!

Thank you
Dean Surface

Upcoming Dates:

February 18 – (no school that day) 5:00 – 7:00 rehearsal session at TSMS
February 22 – TSMS rehearsal session
February 28 – SEND OFF CONCERT! at TCHS
March 5 – Recording Session and Video Session TCHS 7:00 am – 10:00 am
March 7 – School send off concert
March 11 & 12 – MFA rehearsal 5:00 – 7:00 at TSMS
March 13 through 16 – Music For All trip of a lifetime!

Mustang Band Week 23

Posted by Dean Surface on February 3, 2019 in TMIS with No Comments


Hello Mustang Band Families,

We are cruising along in all our classes! We have learned two new scales and are starting our third this week! Keep those titan race lines coming in, we will soon be having our first titan race "checkpoint" party. Students who have been participating in the race and have met the first checkpoint" will be invited! Our first "checkpoint" party will be for students at the Level 5 – pink string. You have one week to catch up!!! Details to come next weekend.

Please stop by the Band Table at our Titan Showcase this Wednesday at TSMS between 6:00 – 7:30. We will have a few guest performances the TSMS Trombone Choir, TSMS Sax Ensemble, and the TCHS Sax Choir. We will also have TSMS band shirts that you can pick up for a cash donation to the band!

Thank you
Dean Surface

TMIS Mustang Band Week 22

Posted by Dean Surface on January 27, 2019 in TMIS with No Comments


Hello Mustang Band,

This week we will be adding a new scale to almost every class, concert Ab! A good talking point at home would be key signatures and how they relate to composing music!

Students should be playing a good warmup and scales before they start in on any music. Titan race lines can be sent in anytime to this email address! Keep them coming! Remember students can stay until 3:30 everyday but Thursday to get lines passed off!

Thank you
Dean Surface

Week 22

Posted by Dean Surface on January 27, 2019 in TSMS with No Comments


Hello W. E. Families,

Monday we have our Music For All required meeting. It is from 6:30 – 7:30 in the TSMS band hall. Please make sure that you have one representative from your family at this meeting. We will be going over final details and important dates for our upcoming performance!

Wednesday morning we will have a FULL band rehearsal starting at 7:00 am. Please make sure to be at TSMS early so we can start at 7:00. This will be our trumpet sectionals for the week.

Friday we have another evening rehearsal. Originally this rehearsal was at TSMS but I got the TCHS band hall for us to rehearse in. We need to meet at 5:00 sharp in the TCHS band hall we will finish up at 7:00 pm and then clean up and head out!

Your kids are sounding really GREAT! We cannot wait to share our music with you all!

Thank you
Dean Surface

January 28 – MFA REQUIRED MEETING AT TSMS 6:30 start time
February 1 – TSMS rehearsal session
February 7 – Cluster Concert with TCHS at TCHS
February 18 – (no school that day) 5:00 – 7:00 rehearsal session at TSMS
February 22 – TSMS rehearsal session
February 28 – SEND OFF CONCERT! at TCHS
March 5 – Recording Session and Video Session TCHS 7:00 am – 10:00 am
March 7 – School send off concert
March 11 & 12 – MFA rehearsal 5:00 – 7:00 at TSMS
March 13 through 16 – Music For All trip of a lifetime!

Week 21

Posted by Dean Surface on January 21, 2019 in TMIS with No Comments


Hello Mustang Band,

Happy week 21! The Titan Race is going GREAT! There are several students that have flown through pass offs and are working on their THIRD level! Keep emailing me those pass offs and get to the finish line!

Students are working on major scales, and chromatic. Take some time to see if your child can explain what a scale is and how keys work. Also, see if they can explain the chromatic scale!

If you have not built in a time for daily practice at home, please do so! It is a proven fact that they routine of daily instrumental practice in teens and young adults builds more organized, forward thinking adults!

Thank you
Dean Surface

Week 19 (resent form previous email)

Posted by Dean Surface on January 10, 2019 in TMIS with No Comments


Hello Mustang Band,

I hope you’ve had a fun and restful winter break. Excited to see you and get back to work tomorrow! We have a lot to do this semester to get ready for our very first contest in April!

We are also launching two exciting activities for our Mustang Band students!!!

The Titan Race is starting immediately! This is a challenge for all of our band students to complete a number of pass offs from the Essential Elements book by Friday, April 12th. Finishers will be recognized at the spring concert.

The Golden Mustang Band (GMB) will be kicked off next week. Please read the following google form and only submit if this is something you are committed to being a part of. GMB will meet weekly on Thursdays after school until 4:30. The requirements for membership are:

1. All GMB members must be passing all classes at TMIS

2. All GMB members must be good models of citizenship in and outside the band hall.

3. All GMB members must be at rehearsals/performances and are allowed one unexcused absence

This band will participate in other festivals and fun activities. This will be only time you can join.

JOIN HERE

Thank you,

Dean Surface