TRINITY BANDS

		

Distance Learning Week 1

Posted by Dean Surface on March 22, 2020 in TSMS with No Comments


Hello Trinity Bands Families,

Please read through the linked document CLICK HERE we will be implementing DistanceLearning Opportunities in the coming weeks. Please reach out with any questions! You have until 3:00 pm today Sunday March 22 to fill out this google form CLICK HERE. At that point we must finialize our classes and start sedning out Zoom meeting information to you all! You cannot join a Zoom session until the appointed time.

Thanks,

Dean Surface

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Trinity Bands – Distance Learning Opportunities

Posted by Dean Surface on March 19, 2020 in TSMS with No Comments


Hello Trinity Bands Families,

Please read through the linked document CLICK HERE we will be implementing Distance Learning Opportunities in the coming weeks. Please reach out with any questions!

Thanks,

Dean Surface

Wind Ensemble Zoom Meeting Tomorrow at 5:00 pm

Posted by Dean Surface on March 19, 2020 in TSMS with No Comments


Hello W.E. Families,

Tomorrow I have scheduled a Zoom meeting for us at 5:00 pm! You should have just received an email with directions on updating your emails in charms, making sure you are in google classroom, and getting on Zoom. Please read through the following document on the expectations of Zoom meetings: CLICK HERE . Just in case here are the directions for Zoom:

Zoom

Zoom is a video conferencing software that all Keller ISD students can access, either on your computer (best option) or on the Zoom app on your phone (a little harder to work with). Your band director will schedule a time for your class to meet and will send out a link to join. In addition to these regular band times, we will offer elective times to join any of the three directors for an elective class not pertaining to a regular band day.

● On computer – Click the link – it will download the Zoom program to your computer and take you to the video conference. Make sure you try this out a few minutes early so the program can download. It doesn’t take long.

● On the app – Download the app first, then click the link. It will take you directly to the video conference.

We’ve been using this software all week to meet with other staff, and it’s pretty cool! You can see and interact with each other. With large groups, please stay MUTED until your band director opens up the floor for questions, dialogue, or performance opportunities.

See you soon!
Mr. Surface

Online Private Lessons

Posted by Dean Surface on March 17, 2020 in TSMS with No Comments


Good morning Trinity Band families,

What a crazy turn of events! We hope you are all doing well, staying healthy and practicing safe "social distancing!" We wanted to reach out to you with some specific information on private lessons during this uncertain time.

We are pleased to share that nearly ALL of our private lesson instructors are currently offering online lessons via Skype, Google Hangouts, Facetime, etc for the remainder of the school closure! (Bassoon Families – still waiting to hear back from Mr. Gonzales about this, so hang tight!) We strongly encourage students who are enrolled in private lessons to continue their lessons in this capacity. It is important both for our students and our teachers that lessons continue! You can do this by reaching out to your child’s private instructor (emails listed below) and letting them know you would like to start online lessons.

A few things to know about private lessons during the school closure:
1. As there is currently no way to process payments through the Trinity Springs Band program, scholarships will not be honored during the school closure. Please understand this information comes directly from our Fine Arts Administration, and is not our decision to make. Thank you for your understanding.
2. Payments for these online lessons will be made using a payment app such as Paypal, Venmo, etc. Each lesson instructor will have a different policy for collecting payment, so reach out to them for more information.
3. Students will need access to a smartphone/tablet/computer with webcam & microphone in order to be set-up for online lessons.

Finally, if you have not signed up your child for lessons this year, but would like to try to schedule online lessons now, reach out to an instructor! I am sure they can accommodate you!

It is important that we try to create a sense of normalcy for our students as much as possible, and continuing with lessons in this manner is a fantastic way to do just that! Continuing to play their instrument during this closure is one of the most valuable things they can do!

Lesson Instructors:
Flute – Mary Sanchez (mtr613_)
Oboe – Kira Leeper (leeper.kiraw)
Clarinet – Sarah Seagraves (seagravess95)
Saxophone – Jose Barrientos (barrientosjose159)
Trumpet – Matt Urbanek (matturbanek9)
Trombone – Carlito Chavez (crchavez95)
Euphonium – Blake Birmingham (blakebirminghammusic)
Tuba – Daniel Larsen (daniellarsene9)
Percussion – Contact Chad Mason (chad.mason)

We will be sending additional resources and information regarding further distance enrichment in the coming days. Please reach out with any questions you may have.

Thank you,
Trinity Bands Staff

TCHS 8th Grade info

Posted by Dean Surface on March 5, 2020 in TSMS with No Comments


Hello 8th Grade Families,

Please check out the linked documents from the TCHS band directors.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ABNRKQ0mqAc71lcy7NCtVeob2IICz5tC?usp=sharing

If you have any questions please email james.barnes

Thank you

Dean Surface

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TSMS Week 27

Posted by Dean Surface on March 1, 2020 in TSMS with No Comments


Hello W.E. Families!

Last week was AMAZING! We had so much fun and the recordings came out pretty great! You can find those recordings below if you have not already listened to them. We were supposed to have a recording session on Thursday night but that HAS BEEN CANCELED.

All sectionals are normal this week except Saxophone and Horn they are canceled due to TMIS instrument testing. Also, this is very last minute but if there are any parents that could volunteer to help on Monday and/or Wednesday at our instrument testing it would be greatly appreciated! We need some parents to sit at our welcome table and greet the 5th grade families as they come in to the band hall. Also, answer any questions they might have. The evening starts at 3:15 and ends around 7:45 if you can help during any of that time let me know!

Baylor – https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/12xrAII_Zi2YC3MIt2UgxjpffEklPP21-?usp=sharing

SMU – https://drive.google.com/open?id=1qrIxD1l7m3a_3KLcctw_AYuNFoH9DID-

Thank you

Dean Surface

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TSMS Band Week 26

Posted by Dean Surface on February 23, 2020 in TSMS with No Comments


Hello W.E. families,

This is an exciting week! We have been working very hard to get this point and finally we get to professional record! Below you can find our agenda for each trip as well as our bus list for the two days. Thank you to all of the parent volunteers to chaperone as well as put together care packages for the kids! We will have printed copies of the agendas tomorrow for each student.

We will have Monday sectionals only this week. Also, advisory on Thursday and Friday will be homework/catch up days.

Feb. 25 – SMU Recording and campus tour

Feb. 26 – Baylor Recording and campus tour

Bus list – Bus list

Thank you

Dean Surface

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Reminder about 8th grade TCHS band parent meetings . . .

Posted by Dean Surface on February 18, 2020 in TSMS 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) (1).pdf

TSMS Band Week 25

Posted by Dean Surface on February 17, 2020 in TSMS with No Comments


Hello W.E. Families,

Sectionals will be normal this week. Low Brass sectionals will remain before school on Thursday, including Euphonium.

Please make sure you have the following dates on your calendar:

Feb. 21 5:30-8:30 TCHS Rehearsal

Feb. 25 – SMU Recording and campus tour

Feb. 26 – Baylor Recording and campus tour

March 5 – Recording Seesion #3 location TBD

Thank you

Dean Surface

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TCHS Band Info

Posted by Dean Surface on February 13, 2020 in TSMS with No Comments


Hello 8th Grade families,

Here are the sign-up links for wind auditions (not percussion). If a student knows they cannot make the audition date, we are asking them to record the audition with a director present. Those will be played for the judge on the day of the audition. Please see attached for more details!

MS Brass – https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084fa5af2fabfc1-rising2

MS WW – https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084fa5af2fabfc1-rising3

Go TCHS Band!

TCHS Band Auditions.pdf