Recital Night!

Thursday, February 16th, the MEB presents our Recital Night!

Students will perform a variety of solo and small ensemble throughout the evening from 5-8 PM. Detailed schedule will be posted soon.

Spaghetti Dinner

Our boosters will also host a Spaghetti Dinner, with proceeds benefiting the upcoming band events. Advance dinner tickets are only $8 if purchased by 2/8! Send cash or check (made out to CHS Band Boosters) to the band hall, or use Zelle or Cashapp:

Pre-sales will close after Wednesday, 2/8. A limited number of plates will be available at the recital night for $10 each.

 

 The MEB has several performances coming up! Please read carefully.

Friday, 10/7 – football game at Chisholm Trail HS

3:00 call time for run-through. Report in full uniform with jacket, MEB/MYNWA under. Bring full uniform with gloves, hat, gauntlets.

7:30 kickoff at CTHS

Saturday, 10/8 – USBands Burleson

Uniform:

Report in standard MEB shorts/Pandora shirt. Carry full uniform w/green fire or statue shirt and gloves. No hat or gauntlets.

Schedule for the day:

7:15 doors/gates open
7:30 MELT call time (minimal setup)
7:45 everyone call time/ runthrough on the lot
8:45 pack/load truck
9:30 load buses/depart
10:00 arrive stadium/unload trucks
11:10 moving to warmup
12:15 performance

12:45 reload truck/lunch

1:30 move to stands as a group

4:30 awards ceremony

5:00 snack provided in the lot – prep for finals

Evening schedule TBD based on finals schedule – first finals performance is 7:15, warmup would be 6:25 at earliest

After finals performance – dinner in the lot, return to stands for finals awards

10:00 finals awards
~10:30 back to the buses
~11:00 unload at school
~11:30 dismissed

Tickets:

Performers get free admission to the competition. Spectator tickets are $15.67 in advance, $20 on the day of. Purchase here:

https://usbands.org/events/details.php?ID=528&month=04

Monday, 10/10 – Rehearsal

5-8PM, in the CHS stadium, Varsity and prop crew only.

Tuesday, 10/11 – UIL Marching Competition – Saginaw HS

 

Uniform:

Report in standard MEB shorts/MYNWA shirt. Carry full uniform w/green fire or statue shirt and gloves. No hat or gauntlets.

Schedule for the day:

7:45 doors/gates open
8:00 MELT call time (minimal setup)
8:15 everyone call time/ runthrough in the CHS stadium
9:15 pack/load truck
10:00 load buses/depart
10:45 arrive stadium/unload trucks
12:00 warmup
12:45 move
12:55 gate
1:00 performance
1:15 reload truck/lunch (provided)
~3:15 arrive CHS/unload/dismissed

 

Homecoming Week

Homecoming week is also UIL week – we will be VERY busy! Details will be added to this page as they come available.

10

Monday

No school this day. Rehearsal from 5-8 – varsity and prop crew only.

11

Tuesday

UIL contest day! Expect an early call time in the morning.

12

Wednesday

Regular school day.

13

Thursday

Bring your uniform to school

7:00 AM rehearsal as usual

After school – Homecoming parade and pep rally. Details to follow.

14

Friday

Homecoming football game vs Paschal

Band will perform pregame

Homecoming court announced at halftime (band plays background music)

15

Saturday

Clinic rehearsal in the morning – details TBD

Homecoming dance in the evening – optional/on your own

 

US Bands Crowley is this Saturday, 10/1!

Uniform:

Report in standard MEB shorts/MYNWA shirt. Carry full uniform w/green fire or statue shirt.

Schedule for the day:

8:00 doors/gates open
8:15 MELT call time (minimal setup)
8:30 call time/stadium runthrough
9:30 pack/load truck
10:15 load buses/depart
10:30 arrive stadium/unload trucks
11:00 lunch provided (McAlister’s box lunches)
12:10 moving to warmup
1:30 performance

2:00 dismiss students on first volunteer shift

4:15 – second shift report to their location – all other students back to our section in the stands
4:30 awards ceremony
5:00 dinner served at our parking lot location (Rosa’s Cafe)

Evening schedule TBD based on finals schedule – first finals performance is 7:15, warmup would be 6:25 at earliest

10:30 clean up crew volunteers report
10:45 finals awards
~11:00 back to the buses
~11:15 unload at school
~11:30 dismissed

Tickets:

Performers and volunteers get free admission to the competition. Spectator tickets are $15.67 in advance, $20 on the day of. Purchase here:

https://www.showpass.com/22-dallasregional/

Summer Band Checklist

summer band rehearsals begin soon!

Summer band begins in just a few weeks! These rehearsals are mandatory for MEB members.
 July 18-21 – drumline and colorguard intensive camps
July 27-August 10 – all MEB
Times vary depending on day and group. For a detailed calendar, please see:
http://mightyeagleband.org/calendar/

Here’s a checklist to prepare yourself for summer band:

  • Spend some time outside! We will be outdoors quite a bit.
  • Be active every day! Structured workouts are great, but not necessary. Go for a walk, play sports, climb on the playground at the park, anything to get your body moving.
  • Play your instrument! Tuesday rehearsals will continue until the start of summer band, please attend if you can. At home, play whatever music makes you happy! Music packets with fundamentals and show music are here:
    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1B0G6URabo_Yl3OkRWQvhVSr2aRxdin89?usp=sharing
  • Wear light, loose-fitting athletic clothing. Shorts and short-sleeve shirts highly recommended.
  • Wear athletic shoes – no sandals, Crocs, or similar. 
  • Bring your instrument/mouthpiece/sticks/guard equipment
  • Bring appropriate oil/grease/reeds
  • Bring sunscreen!
  • Bring water. You will receive a MEB water jug on the 27th.
  • Ensure your band fees are up to date. Attire will be distributed on the 27th to those who have paid their attire fee. You can check your account via Charms. School code is CrowleyHSBand, password is your student ID.
    https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/parents.asp?username=CrowleyHSBand

Summer band is a lot of work, and a lot of fun. The juice is worth the squeeze!

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the appropriate director:

Colorguard – Mr. Wessels – jacob.wessels@crowley.k12.tx.us
Percussion – Mr. Danforth – danforth@crowley.k12.tx.us
Other questions – Mr. Dunning – christopher.dunning@crowley.k12.tx.us

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone again!

 

Disney 2023

The Mighty Eagle Band is heading to Disney!

This trip is optional – all MEB students in good standing are invited to participate.

Trip dates: April 21-24, 2023. Itinerary includes plenty of park time, a performance workshop, some group activities, and all meals included.

We will need parent chaperones to assist on the trip. Chaperone pricing is the same as student pricing.

Your $50 (per person) deposit secures your spot on the trip. Deposits are due no later than 5 PM on August 24th.

Detailed cost info and registration can be found here:

https://greenlight.groupcollect.com/go/chsb23orl

 

Denton DCI Show July 21

 

Join us July 21st at the Denton DCI show – see your favorite drum corps up close and in person at the UNT Apogee Stadium! Group tickets are only $30 (must be purchased in advance). Meet at the band hall at 5:00 PM, bus transportation provided, expect a late night. Current students, future students, Class of 22 seniors, and their parents are welcome to join.

To purchase – send cash or check (to Crowley HS Band) to the band office, or purchase through RevTrak:

https://crowleyisdtx.revtrak.net/campus-items/high-schools/chs-crowley-high-school/chs-band/#/v/dci-denton-2022

Participating groups:

The Academy – Tempe, AZ

Blue Knights – Denver, CO

Bluecoats – Canton, OH

Boston Crusaders – Boston, MA

The Cadets – Allentown, PA

Carolina Crown – Fort Mill, SC

Colts – Dubuque, IA

Mandarins – Sacramento, CA

Phantom Regiment – Rockford, IL

Santa Clara Vanguard – Santa Clara, CA

 

 

May Camp Wrapup

Thanks for a great May Camp! We are looking forward to the summer!

Parent Volunteers

Many thanks to our parent volunteers who helped with uniforms, food, water, and all of the little details that made things smooth! Special thanks to our booster board and Mrs. Patricia Tran who headed up the uniform fitting process.

Summer Rehearsals

Summer music rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, June 7th and continue throughout the summer.

All band students are invited to music rehearsals from 6-8 PM in the CHS band hall.

All colorguard students are invited from 6-8 PM at CHS. Mr. Wessels will send out more details soon.

Drumline schedule from Mr. Danforth is here.

Tuesdays through July 26th are optional, but highly recommended. Please come if you are in town!

Mandatory drumline camp is July 18-21st.

Mandatory colorguard camp is July 18-21st.

Mandatory band camp for all is July 27-August 10th.

Music Packets

If you need another packet from May Camp, they are posted to Google Drive.

 

Parent Info Packets

Parent info, physical forms, calendars, and medical forms can be found in the parent packet.

 

 

Pandora’s Lament

Check out the teaser for this fall’s marching show!

Video credit to Corey Hunzeker.

 

 

 

Have A Great Summer!

 

 

 

 

 

May Camp 2022

May Camp 2022 – for all incoming students

May Camp is required for all members of the band, new or returning. Students will learn marching fundamentals and music for the fall marching show, try on uniforms, and order supplies for the fall. We have designed this experience to prepare you for success throughout the fall season. May camp attendance determines how many spots we will write for the fall field show, it is important that you attend camp to be counted! Saturday will conclude with a short parent meeting at 3:00 PM, followed by a student performance.

Friday, 5/13, 5:00-9:00 PM
Buses provided from HFS and RAMS
Dinner provided

Saturday, 5/14, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Lunch provided

Saturday – all parents please attend the meeting at 3:00 PM.

Crowley HS Band Hall

The band hall is located at the BACK of the building. Enter through the Crowley 9th Grade campus and park in the teacher’s parking lot. 

Enter the double doors marked “FINE ARTS.”