TRINITY BANDS

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

TMIS Band Week 18

Posted by Dean Surface on December 16, 2018 in TMIS with No Comments


Hello Mustang Band Families,

Your children were AMAZING last week at our after school rehearsal! We are very excited to share our winter concert with all of you tomorrow night. The agenda for the concert is up to date and located HERE Please take a second to look over the program and make sure that your child’s name is spelled correctly and is on the list. We ask them in class, but we just want to verify! CONCERT PROGRAM HERE

  • Students wear TMIS band shirt and blue jeans
  • 5:30 students arrive at Timber Creek HS come in through front doors
  • instruments and binders only NO CASES
  • Do not play your instrument until a director tells you too

Head straight to the auditorium and have a seat in your BIN and do not play 6:00 concert starts after concert please exit the auditorium so that TSMS band can come in and get started on their winter concertWe will be playing instruments in class on Monday and Tuesday this week. Tuesday is going to be really special the TSMS Wind Ensemble students will be joining our classes. Wednesday we do not need instruments, instruments should all be Home for the Holidays!

Thank you
Dean Surface

TMIS Week 17

Posted by Dean Surface on December 9, 2018 in TMIS with No Comments


Hello Mustang Band Families,

OUR BAND SHIRTS ARE IN!!!! Students will be receiving their band shirts on either Monday or Tuesday this week.

This week is our first full band rehearsal. This rehearsal is Thursday after school from 3:15-4:45. Students will wear their new band shirts and bring their wire music stand from home for this rehearsal (please make sure their name is on it). At 4:00 the TSMS Wind Ensemble will be joining our rehearsal! Tuba students need to bring their at home tubas!

The Winter Concert is December 17, students arrive at 5:30 pm to Timber Creek HS concert starts at 6:00 pm. They will wear the TMIS Band shirt and Jeans. Students will also need to bring their instrument from home to this concert as well as band binders!

We have not had a smart music pass off in a while because we wanted to make sure students are working on the Winter Concert music at home. We will start Smart Music pass offs back up after winter break.

Thank you
Dean Surface

TMIS Band Week 15

Posted by Dean Surface on November 25, 2018 in TMIS with No Comments


Hello Mustang Band Families,

I hope this email find you all at the end of an Amazing Thanksgiving Break!
I hope you heard lots of playing and practicing over the break. Students should be working on Beethoven’s Ninth symphony, Jingle Bells, and Jolly old Saint Nick.  Our winter concert is December 17 and the rehearsal is the week prior.  Details are found at the top of the students winter concert music packet as well as our calendar and handbook!
Our band shirts should be in within the next few weeks.  This is our uniform for all performances in the mustang band along with blue jeans.
If your child is not currently in lessons please consider signing them up!  We are working to get a new trombone teacher to help get all students in lessons.  As soon as I have one lined up I will email you all his/her info!  Please click here to sign up!
Thank you
Dean Surface

TMIS Band Week 14

Posted by Dean Surface on November 11, 2018 in TMIS with No Comments


Hello Mustang Band,

I am emailing you all from Indianapolis Indiana! I went to the Bands of America Grand National Marching Band Finals (it was amazing) as well as my walk through tour for the Trinity Springs Middle School band on their upcoming trip and performance at the National Music for All Festival in March! I am excited to get back and get to work with your amazing kids on our WINTER CONCERT MUSIC!

We do have a pass off this week in Smart Music it is line 23 in the book. I hope you are enjoying all the notes and songs we can play now! Over Thanksgiving break we will be sending home a challenge sheet to keep everyone playing, it is very important that the students play everyday over the break if possible!

Thank you
Dean Surface

TMIS Band Week 12

Posted by Dean Surface on October 28, 2018 in TMIS with No Comments


Hello Mustang Band Families,

I just sent put in the first assignment on Smart Music!!! Students need to log in on any computer using the most recent Chrome Browser or a new iPad using the NEW smart music app (not classic). You will need speakers and a microphone for smart music to work.

Log in is student school email (firstinitial, second initial, lastname, 01) so mine would be (WDSurface01) some students have a different number but they should know that. The password we setup is (Capital first initial . lower case last initial and lunch number) so mine would be (D.s123456).

Once you get use to logging in it is super easy and FUN! If you do not have internet or computers at home we do have workstations up at school in the band hall for the students to use. They just need to let me know if they are coming before or after school to do it!

As always THANK YOU for allowing us to work with your amazing kids!!!

Thank you
Dean Surface

TMIS Band Week 11

Posted by Dean Surface on October 21, 2018 in TMIS with No Comments


Hello Mustang Band Families,

Hopefully you are enjoying the sounds of music in your houses! This weekend every class had a line to practice from their book. We will be playing those lines on Monday for each other with the prospect of earning the GOLDEN MUSIC STAND!

Please sign into Smart Music and make sure that it works for you. I will be sending out our first Smart Music assignment next weekend and want everyone to be able to access it!

Your kids are GREAT and I really enjoy getting to work with them every day! Keep encouraging them to play every day for 10-15 minutes!

Thank you
Dean Surface

Mustang Band Week 11

Posted by Dean Surface on October 21, 2018 in TMIS with No Comments


Hello Mustang Band Families,

We will have our first playing pass off in class this week. It will be a line from the Essential Elements book.

If you are having trouble with your first pass off in Smart Music, we will have computers set up in the band hall for you to use before or after school later this week.

Remember that you should be practicing a minimum of 15-20 minutes each night to keep up with the class.

Thank you,
Allyson Machado
Allyson Machado
Assistant Band Director
Trinity Springs Middle School
Trinity Meadows Intermediate School

TMIS Band week 10

Posted by Dean Surface on October 14, 2018 in TMIS with No Comments


Hello Mustang Band,

This week the TSMS 7th and 8th grade band members will be performing around campus before school. We hope that your children really enjoy hearing these performances! Ask them about it when they get home it is a great conversation starter! Point out to them that those kids were in 6th grade last year or a few years ago. They will be doing this in a year or two which is a great thing to look forward to as a 6th grader! They will need to practice and work hard, but the reward is what they are hearing and seeing this week!

Students should be practicing a little bit every night. They are working on songs in books and counting lines in the Winning Rhythm book. Please make sure they pack the Winning Rhythm book to bring to school this week!

Thank you
Dean Surface

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Mustang Band – Week 8

Posted by Dean Surface on September 30, 2018 in TMIS with No Comments


Hello Mustang Band families,

This week we will continue our work in the Essential Elements book. You should hear your child playing lines out of the book every evening! It is extremely important for students to practice a little bit every night to continue developing their skills in order to feel successful in band class!

Later this six weeks, we will be learning how to use Smart Music to record objectives and submit them for a grade.

Thank you,
Aaron Trewitt

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Trinity Band
3550 Keller Hicks Road
Keller, TX 76244