The Grady Middle School Bands are featured on the HISD Photo of the Week Gallery! The students pictured are just a fraction of the 90 students that traveled to San Antonio to perform at the Music Across Texas Festival on May 11, 2013. The Advanced and Beginning Bands gave their best performance of the year and received excellent comments from the adjudicator. Way to go Grady Gator Band!
The Grady Middle School Bands are in the final stretch of preparations before their performances in San Antonio on Saturday, May 11th. Here are a few friendly reminders...
Final Rehearsal (Required!) - Friday, May 10th
Beginning Band 3:30pm-4:15pm
Advanced Band 4:15pm-5:15pm
Watch the Weather and pack accordingly!
Regardless if it is raining or not, we are still going to San Antonio. The show must go on! Six Flags Fiesta Texas provides some information about what happens if it rains in their FAQ.
What to bring on Saturday for the trip:
Instrument, Music, Misc. (reeds, valve oil, sticks, mallets, etc.)
Band T-Shirt (required, wear it for the entire trip!)
Khaki Shorts or Skirt (required for performance)
Cell Phone (not required, but helpful)
Spending Money for Souvenirs, Games, or Extra Food
Jacket, Hat, Sunscreen, Change of Clothes (for an emergency), Etc.
Comfortable shoes (no flip flops)
Backpack with your clothes and misc. items (no large bags or suitcases!)
Pillow and/or Blanket for the bus ride
Snacks (for the bus ride, Six Flags does not allow outside food to be brought into the park)
Water (stay hydrated!)
G Rated Movies on DVD (nothing PG or higher, put your name on your DVDs)
A MINDSET READY TO ACHIVE YOUR BEST PERFORMANCE!
What not to bring:
Anything that is not required for the trip that you don't want stolen or lost
Swimsuit (you won't need it, the water park is off limits)
Large Bags or Suitcase (we're not staying overnight!)
Stereo Speakers (headphones on the bus!)
Messy Snacks/Food (no sticky or potentially spill-able foods!)
Be On Time!
Check-in is 7am on Saturday, May 11th in the Grady MS Commons
Check-in with your chaperone throughout the day on time to avoid consequences!
Be ready to give your best performance by meeting your chaperone on time at the main entrance at 3pm!
Avoid being charged bus overtime fees by meeting your chaperone at the end of the day at 8:45pm!
Have your ride ready to pick you up at Grady MS at 12am!
Show your chaperone and teachers respect by meeting their expectations.
Avoid Mr. Hall's VIP group by staying with your group at all times!
Represent Grady MS well through your actions and words. You are in the public eye this weekend!
Contact your chaperone, Mr. Hall, or Six Flags Security if you need help.
Eat healthy and stay hydrated throughout the day!
Give your best performance on stage!
Be safe and follow the rules/expectations to have the most fun!
Please arrive a bit early, but no later than 6:45am. We will need your help organizing a few items before we depart on Saturday. Thank you!
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Mr. Hall is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Music Education degree. He has taught music for 17 years in the states of Illinois, Indiana, California, and Texas, and he has been the Director of Bands at Tanglewood Middle School since the fall of 2010.