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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

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

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!

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 18

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


Hello W.E. Families,

Short and FUN week! Monday night is our Winter Concert at TCHS. The agenda for the concert is up to date and is located here: AGENDA FOR CONCERT

  • Wind Ensemble students will wear nice clothes (no jeans, shorts, t-shirts or tennis shoes).
  • 6:00 students arrive at the TCHS cafeteria with no cases
  • 6:30 once the TMIS concert is finished and cleared out we will open up the Auditorium
  • W.E. students head to their section of the auditorium and have a seat

We do not have sectionals this week and there is no before or after school practice this week.

Thank you
Dean Surface

Sectionals and TMIS after school rehearsal

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


Hello W.E. families,

I wanted to send this in a separate email, so much info! This week we will have sectionals like normal, even on Winter Concert Tour days! this is the last week of sectionals before Winter Break (we will not have them the last week of school).

Also, we have invited all of the Wind Ensemble band members to be a part of the TMIS after school rehearsal on Thursday this week. If your child is wanting to participate in this rehearsal they need to be in the TSMS Band hall directly after school this Thursday. A band director will meet them in the band hall and walk them over around 3:50 pm. The rehearsal will be done by 4:45 and students should be picked up at Trinity Meadows. There will not be Jazz Band rehearsal that day.

Thank you
TSMS Band Staff

Week 17

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


Hello W.E. Families,

This week we have our Winter Concert tours. The link to the full details is listed below, but here is a snapshot of info for you. Students need to bring their Wire Stands both days and Monday they will eat lunch at school like normal. Tuesday we will wear TSMS Band shirts and will be off campus the entire day. Students will need $10.00 for lunch that day.

December 10

TSMS Shirts or Hoodie

School name

9:00 – 9:45 – confirmed

Independence –

Jena A. – Spokesperson

Luke L. – T-Rex

Hannah L – Frosty

10:30 – 11:30

Back on Campus for class and lunch

1:00 – report to Band Hall

2:10 – 2:45 – confirmed

Caprock Elementary – Melissa G. – Spokesperson

Linh D. – T-rex

Rose S. – Frosty

December 11

Band Shirt

School Name

9:00 – 9:45 – confirmed

Freedom –

Donovan E. – Spokesperson

Addy S. – T-rex

Bryson K. – Frosty

10:30 – 11:30

Trinity Meadows – Then Lunch

2:00 – 2:45 – confirmed

Ridgeview –

Alyssa R. – Spokesperson

Justin B. – T-rex
Randy F. – Frosty

Winter Concert Tour CLICK HERE

Our actual winter concert is Monday December 17, we are excited to play some winter music for you and a preview of some of our MFA tunes! We are approaching the end of the six weeks please get your smart music pass offs finished this week!

Thank you
Dean Surface

TSMS Band Week 16

Posted by Dean Surface on December 1, 2018 in TSMS with No Comments


Hello W.E. Families,

The region clinics are going GREAT and I hope your kids are having a very positive experience this weekend! Sectionals are as normal this week and we have rehearsal after school on Friday this week at TSMS 4:00 – 6:00.

We will not have our dresses and tux items for the winter concert so students need to plan on NOT wearing tuxes and just dress in professional dress.

Make sure to get your smart music pass offs turned in!!!

Please look ahead to what is approaching on our calendar this month!
Winter Concert Tour – December 10 and 11 Schedule Here
Sixth Grade Rehearsal – December 13 Schedule Here
Winter Concert – December 17 Schedule Here

Thank you,
Dean Surface

TSMS Band Week 15

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


Hope this email finds you at the end of a GREAT Thanksgiving week!!  As a reminder this week we should have all paid at least 50% of our overall money for the Music For All trip in March.  This week we will also have students entering their first rooming requests.  We will do this during class this week.
We do have sectionals all week as normal (CLICK HERE FOR SCHEDULE)
This week is also the Region Clinic and Concert!  Please keep reading if your child made the band.  If they are alternates this info is good to know just in case! Below is the schedule for both Friday and Saturday:
Friday December 1 (bus to and from rehearsal)

  • 11:45 am busses leave TSMS (students will eat before we leave)
  • 12:45ish pm busses arrive at Weatherford HS
  • 6:30 pm busses depart Weatherford HS
  • 7:30ish pm busses arrive at TMS
  • 7:45ish pm busses arrive at TSMS
Saturday December 2 (bus to rehearsal parent pick up after concert)

  • 7:45 am busses leave TSMS (Students will need to wear all black dress pants, black socks, black shoes, black shirt. If they still have their tux shirts, bow ties, and cummerbunds from last year they can wear that too.)
  • 9:00 am arrive at Weathreford HS
  • Students are being feed for lunch and then changing for performances
  • 2:00 pm Symphonic Winds Performance
  • 2:30 pm Wind Symphony Performance
  • 3:00 pm Honors Band Performance
  • Families provide travel home for students after concert.
Thank you
Dean Surface

TSMS Band Week 14

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


Hello W.E. Families,

Monday we have our veterans day assembly at TMIS please be there at 7:00 am with band shirt ready to play, here is the itinerary for the day: CLICK HERE

Also, Friday is an extra rehearsal we NEED everyone to be there at TCHS ready to go by 5:00 sharp!!!

CONGRATULATIONS to EVERYONE on a great region audition this year! I am proud of all the TSMS students on their hard work and musical growth through the region band process! Reminder 7th graders you still have one more chance to compete this Tuesday at Fossil Hill MS. Mrs. Machado gave you all the info needed for that last week.

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 our trip in March. I cannot wait to share with you all about the GREAT things we are going to get to do this March. We do have meeting coming up with our MFA rep, please stay tuned for that date!

Please do note the biggest thing I learned is that all persons involved (students, teachers, and parents) must adhere to a strict dress code of professional dress the entire trip! I will give specifics later, but no jeans, shorts or tennis shoes are allowed! This is a very formal event!!! Please start getting your clothes together now!

Thank you,
Dean Surface