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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

Region Auditions info reminders

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


Hello Everyone,

If your child is going to Aledo tomorrow please read on, if not delete! Please send students with lunch money!!

Link to previous info: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZjaDEO8FAKjUu1zlSAWBDOoflwtjL9WCEwTnSOUdagI/edit?usp=sharing

Link to bus list: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lKCJWGF4YD5o5A3nlrhr4wP_nMIR_6pA58iZ3bwTW2s/edit?usp=sharing

The bus will be LEAVING TSMS at 7:00 am! Students that participated in Thursday night phase 1 and made phase 2 should be done around lunch time and you can plan on picking them up around 12:00 pm or so. Students that are phased on Saturday will be a little different. They will find out if they advance around lunch. If they are advancing they will need to stay until around 3:00 pm or so. If they are not advancing then you can come pick them up in Aledo after they find out.

So proud of all of the student’s hard work and performances!

Thank you
TSMS Band Staff

TSMS Band Week 13

Posted by Dean Surface on November 4, 2018 in TSMS with No Comments


Hello W.E. Families,

This is the BIG week!!! Region auditions are here!!! Make sure you are reading over and following our meal plan for the week. BLUEBERRIES!

This week sectionals are normal except Tubas will have sectionals during class due to region being Thursday evening at TSMS. Starting the week after region (week of Mon. Nov. 12) we will follow this schedule (https://drive.google.com/open?id=15fiJAguGKrWAqHeDe_UpOMyq6nWZ1tPa2zYhSwphvoM)

If you signed up to help on Thursday night we really appreciate it!! If you can help us on Saturday please email me ASAP. We need two to three parents that can sit and hang with our students while we are judging. It is easy and a great day to get some reading done:) As a reminder here are the details for both Thursday and Saturday: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZjaDEO8FAKjUu1zlSAWBDOoflwtjL9WCEwTnSOUdagI/edit?usp=sharing

Thank you all for making the TSMS band AMAZING!!! I am the luckiest band director in the world to get to work with your amazing kids!!!!

We will get new practice records and pass off sheets on Monday. Smart music pass offs are already loaded if you just can’t wait!

Thank you,

Dean Surface

Region Auditions

Posted by Dean Surface on November 2, 2018 in TSMS with No Comments


Hello W.E. Families,

This is a link to our upcoming region auditions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZjaDEO8FAKjUu1zlSAWBDOoflwtjL9WCEwTnSOUdagI/edit?usp=sharing

We also sent a paper copy of this home today!

Please note that Trumpet, Flute, Clarinet, and Percussion have phase 1 on Thursday November 8 here at TSMS in the evening. All other instruments and any one from phase 1 that is going on to Phase 2 are going to be headed to Aledo HS on Saturday October 10. Parents will need to pick their children form both events once they are done.

Thank you,
Dean Surface

TMIS 5th grade lesson correction

Posted by Dean Surface on October 29, 2018 in TSMS with No Comments


Hello W.E. families,

I am sorry to have to email agin, but I made a mistake on the days we are going to be at TMIS. I will paste the information below with the correction.

Wednesday and Thursday – TSMS band is teaching the 5th graders at TMIS about band and instruments. The band will be split in half and each student will only attend one day. The list of which day the students go on is HERE The Agenda for each day is HERE. Our goal is to be back to TSMS during 3rd period. Please note that Wednesday we will have normal sectionals and start to the day but Tuesday students will not. After school sectionals are still good to go both days!

So to sum up, Tuesday will be normal, Wednesday will be as planned on the doc, and Thursday will be no before school sectionals and Thursday students will go to TMIS for the morning. If your child does not have first period with us in Advisory then Mr. Trewitt will walk them over to join us once they are in band 2nd period.

Thank you
Dean Surface

TSMS Band Week 12

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


Hello W.E. Families,

This week is another busy one of making music and learning! Please look at the list by day for more info!

Monday – Morning sectionals are still on! No band council meeting due to concert after school! Concert info found here

Tuesday and Wednesday – TSMS band is teaching the 5th graders at TMIS about band and instruments. The band will be split in half and each student will only attend one day. The list of which day the students go on is HERE The Agenda for each day is HERE. Our goal is to be back to TSMS during 3rd period. Please note that Wednesday we will have normal sectionals and start to the day but Tuesday students will not. After school sectionals are still good to go both days!

Thursday and Friday – normal days, also it is the end of the six weeks.

If any students is missing work in a class they will not be going to TMIS. Please make sure to sign up to help us out with All Region Phase 1 next Thursday!

Thank you
Dean Surface