On Saturday, November 4th, 52 members of the Cedar Valley Band tryout for spots in the Region Band and Region Orchestra. This is the culmination of 3 months of hard work where students had to place in the top 10% of all band students in Round Rock ISD, Georgetown ISD, Pflugerville ISD, Manor ISD and Hutto ISD. The lucky handful that finished on top of their sections (top 2%) earned spots in Region Orchestra.
We’re very proud of all the students who tried out today!
The following students earned spots in the Region Band (asterisk denotes Region Orchestra as well):
Flute: Carrisa Keng, Neha Tatti
Oboe: Jennifer Kim*, Aubrey Younger
Clarinet: Erin McBride, Siyaa Arora, Olivia Contello, Cole Ritchie
Bassoon: Mollie Garrett, Helen Jun
Bass Clarinet: Nikit Arya
Alto Saxophone: Jake Brown
Bari Saxophone: Toba Akande
Trumpet: Hayden Tucker, Quinn Birt, Skye Iley, Caleb Fant, Parker Grizzle
Horn: Hannah Werchan, Grace Sorensen
Trombone: Jesse Fahlsing*, Elizabeth Veraa
Euphonium: Ronald Zheng, Brindley Gable, Jackson Ivan, Drew Kennedy
Tuba: Aaris Dennington
Percussion: Karina Tumewu*, Evan Campbell
Congratulations to these students and all their hard work!
Morning sectionals start at 7 AM and will end at around 7:45 AM. To enter the school, you will need to come in the nurse’s door, labeled B2, before 7:10, when the door is locked. Afternoon sectionals will begin at 3:45 PM and end and around 4:30 PM.
Tuesday AM: Flute and Oboe
Tuesday PM: Trumpets
Wednesday AM: Horns, Alto and Tenor Sax
Thursday AM: Clarinets
Thursday PM: Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, Bari Sax, Tuba, Trombone, and Euphonium
Friday AM: Percussion
If you have any questions or concerns, please let Mr. Bonathan know.
Beginning Monday, October 30th, sectional times for students in the Honors Band will be as listed below.
During these sectionals we will be focusing on SWIRLING PRISMS, MY SHOT, and IMPACT.
FLUTE & OBOE (Alvarado) Tuesday 7:00-7:50 am
CLARINET (Alvarado) Wednesday 3:40-4:30 pm
ALTO SAXOPHONES (Alvarado) Monday 3:40-4:30 pm
FRENCH HORN (Botkin) Tuesday 7:00-7:50 am
TRUMPET (Botkin) Wednesday 7:00-7:50 am
TROMBONE, EUPHONIUM, TUBA, TENOR SAX, BARITONE SAX, BASS CLARINET, BASSOON
(Botkin) Thursday 7:00-7:50 am
PERCUSSION (Botkin) Monday 3:40-4:30 pm
We have video from the Festival of the Bands performanace of the RRHS and associated middle school bands playing Jai Ho. Thanks to Tim Gee for sharing this with us!
Today you should begin to document your practice for a grade. To access the practice log, go to https://roundrock.musicfirstclassroom.com/login
We recommend that you bookmark that page!
Password: studentID# (no s)
The practice log should appear on the left side of your dashboard. Enter minutes/what you practiced/what you accomplished and click SAVE PROGRESS.
At the end of the week (Thursday night or Friday) you can add up your minutes and click FINISH AND SUBMIT.
The grading scale is listed at the bottom. 10% off for any day less than 4 that you practice, 10% off for everyday that the practice log is late.
WARNING: If you click FINISH AND SUBMIT before you’re ready to turn in your practice log, you will no longer be able to access it!
Email us if you’re having problems logging in or you have any questions.
UPDATE: One of our enterprising students has made a tutorial on how to log in to MusicFirst. Watch the video below!