Week 10 - October

Last minute update from Music For All - Bands of America..

Urgent update for parents, boosters and fans attending the Bands of America Super Regional Championship in San Antonio, Oct. 31-Nov. 1 regarding on-site ticket prices:

Click here for updated pricing.  

Hey Band Families - 

 

This is THE  big week!  ITS BOA WEEK... and a lot more!

Congratulations to The Dragon Band for a couple beautiful performances at Heroes Stadium this past weekend!  Marching band is a form of art - and it is designed to move and inspire.  Your performances really gave the audience a treat!  Nice job!    It was a great warm up for next weekend, and the BOA - San Antonio Super Regional!   DRAGON BAND:  IT'S TIME!!!  

(Please scroll to the bottom for information!)


It's Homecoming Week! - Parade and Pep Rally

This year's homecoming has taken on a whole new twist.  This year's homecoming parade will be Wednesday, October 29 beginning at 5:00 at the Duck Pond and wandering it's way through Round Rock West till they make their final destination... Dragon Stadium....  T There, the celebration will continue with a giant community pep rally - complete with Band, Choir, Ballet Folklorico, Football, and more.   Don't miss it!  he parade route and all the details can be found at thedragonnation.com.   

Band students will be allowed to wear their mums on Wednesday to celebrate the week!


FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL - 

Once you hurry back from San Antonio - you are bound to be HUNGRY!!!  Come out early and enjoy the Dragon Nation's Last Pre-Game Tailgate of the Season - 5:00 p.m. Sharp!  Our football boosters have quite a talented group of parents who provide a great tailgate before every home game.  The Dragon Nation is invited to join in.  Everyone is welcome!!

This week's menu is complete with  Brisket - Sausage -Mac and Cheese - Potato Salad and more!

What a great way to start a fun night!

HALFTIME SHOW - 

The band will not be marching their show at half-time this weekend - to allow the Homecoming Court celebration.  

AFTER THE GAME - IT THE FIRST EVER DRAGON BAND CAR RAFFLE DRAWING!!! (see below)

NEEDS DURING THE GAME:

We still need a few volunteers to staff the concession stand that night - as you can see - it is going to be BUSY - and we are going to need folks willing to stop by and help out.  The sign up is not filled at this moment - there are quite a few openings.  If you happen to wander by the concessions on Friday night - and see that they are swamped, feel free to check in and help 'em out!  This is our last regular season concession stand!  If you'd like to sign up for a shift click here!


CAR RAFFLE - DRAWING WILL BE HELD FRIDAY NIGHT AFTER THE FOOTBALL GAME!!!

Friday Night, we will have our first car raffle complete - and one of YOUR tickets is going to be the winning ticket!  

We have sold about 2100 tickets to date.  The goal is to pass 3,000 tickets sold... Lets do it!

The FINAL ticket turn in date is Tuesday, October 28 from 6 - 7:15 pm in the practice rooms in the hallway adjacent to the band hall.

                        ALL TICKETS - SOLD OR UNSOLD -              

         ARE TO BE TURNED IN AT THAT COLLECTION DATE.  

 ·   Just a reminder - tickets are    $20 each or 6 for $100

If you have any questions, please contact Alison Shoepe at ashoepe@gmail.com or 512-573-6252 (call or text).   

There will be a few tickets available for sale at the Pep Rally and then again during the first quarter of the football game Friday night... 


But -

The big thing this week  is

 BOA  - SAN ANTONIO!


This is the week our students work for ALL YEAR!   And it's here!  The band will be arriving early Friday - ready and on the field ready to practice at 7:00 a.m.  As always - lets get 'em there early and ready to go!  Their meals will be provided throughout the day.  (breakfast tacos at 9:30 - Chick Fil A at 2:30 and Pokejo's turkey sandwiches before the game).  The boosters will provide a snack bag as well to get them through the day!

It's a Prelims - Finals type competition.  We will be performing in the Friday Prelims - and then heading back to San Antonio Saturday for the finalist announcements a  After announcements the finalists' schedules will be announced.  (Separate tickets will need to be purchased for Prelims and for Finals).

Their performance time is 1:00 in the Alamodome on Friday and Finalist announcements will be made at 4:45 on Saturday.  Finalist performances begin at 7:15.  

In San Antonio - our regular pit/podium and prop crews will be there, but working with several "holes".  Please - if you have time before our performances - run out to the parking lot and lend a hand!  As with all BOA competitions, we are working on a tight timeline - as we have to move in - assemble - perform - store and move out on a very regimented schedule.  Extra hands are always welcome.  


Loading Crews:

 Props will be loading the trucks Thursday afternoon at 5:00.  As for the rest of the equipment - we will be loading the trucks early Friday morning at the school and our designated unload time is 11:30-11:50.  The staging area will be located on the south side of the arena.  You will receive a text message from your team leader with specific instructions and we will attempt to update this sight as soon as information becomes available to us!

DONT FORGET TO COME BACK AFTER THE PERFORMANCE AND HELP US GET THOSE TRUCKS LOADED AND OFF THE SITE :)

If you get emails throughout this weekend - please bear with us!  There's vital information that needs to get out - and in a time crunch -(and using phones - instead of computers) it is less complicated to send to ALL.  If you are not in San Antonio - clearly - you are excused from answering the call! 

THIS IS GOING TO BE A GREAT WEEKEND FOR THE DRAGON BAND!  HOPE YOU CAN MAKE IT OUT TO CHEER THEM ON!


If you can't make it to the Alamodome this weekend -  Check out this message from Music For All...  There's information on the livestream and more....   at musicforall.org.  

As exciting as all BOA Championships are, Super Regionals take it to the next level! The Bands of America Super Regional Championship at San Antonio, presented by Yamaha, is just days away. We hope that you and the band are as excited about it as we are! 

Here are a few things we thought you’d want to know about before the event. Please forward this email on to your fellow boosters to share this information with them.  

Live Webcast of the Super Regional at San Antonio

There’s nothing that compares to being there to cheer on your band, but those who cannot be there in person can still enjoy the 2014 Bands of America Championships online. This weekend's Super Regional will be webcast live. All Regional, Super Regional and Grand National Championships performances will be available to subscribers on demand (post-event, the week following the event.)  Click here for the link.

There are two options to watch the Live Super Regional Webcast: The Live Premium plan subscription gives access to all four of the Super Regional Live Webcasts (St. Louis, Atlanta, San Antonio and Indianapolis) and Grand Nationals Live Webcast, in addition to the full library of On Demand videos. Live Webcasts are also available as Pay-Per-View shows, to watch single events (for example: one Super Regional, just Grand Nationals). 


San Antonio Super Regional Live Blog - We are taking our online coverage of this season's Super Regionals to the next level with our Super Regional Live Blogs! The Live Blog is just another way for fans to join the conversation during the San Antonio Super Regional. Thanks to our friends at TXBands.com and IndianaMarching.com for lending their talents as bloggers and providing excellent commentary for those in the stands as well as those at home!

Same Day, On-Site Ticket Deals 
Music for All wants to help make our championships affordable for everyone with special ticket discounts for individuals. We hope you'll take advantage of these special discounts for children 10 and under, youth 11-18, college students, seniors and active duty military.  These ticket discounts are only available at the ticket window on the day of the event at all BOA Regionals and Super Regional Championships. You can get discount and regular priced tickets on site at the event.