Get your taxes done AND help the MGP!!!


For every NEW client the MGP will earn $20!  (a new client is anyone who didn't use HR Block LAST YEAR, even if they did in year's past)

Take the flyer and give to your HR Block professional.  It doesn't matter if you are getting a refund or have to pay!

Please pass this on to friends and family across the country.  Our goal is $10,000 (500 referrals)!

Click here for the flyer

UIL Concert Band Morning Rehearsals


We will begin Concert Band Morning Rehearsal for our UIL program beginning the week of February 16th.  All practices are on the CHARMS calendar.  Please arrive by 6:15am to warm-up and tune, so we can begin right away at 6:30pm.  These rehearsals are a weekly participation grade.  Unexcused absences will result in not being allowed to participate in UIL.  If you have morning athletic activities please discuss with Mrs. Murphy beforehand so she can work out a fair schedule with your coach.

1st Band: check the CHARMS calendar (1st week Friday only; 2nd week Thurs/Fri; 3rd week Wed-Fri; 4th week and on Tues-Friday until UIL)

2nd Band - Tuesdays & Thursdays (Percussion start February 24th)

3rd Band - Wednesdays (Percussion start Feb 18th)

Click here for the CHARMS Calendar.

Required Performances:

  • Pre-UIL Concert - Thurs, March 19th @ 6:30pm in the AHS Auditorium
  • UIL Concert & Sight-reading Contest - All 3 bands - Tues, April 7th @ Boswell HS Times TBA

Parents - All 3 bands have some really fun, exciting, challenging, and beautiful music this year for UIL!!!  Please make plans to come to the Pre-UIL Concert to check it out.  Also, parents are welcome at the UIL Contest.  Admission is free.

All-State Band Results


History has been made this weekend!  FOUR Azle Band students have made the Texas All-State Band.  This is the highest individual achievement a band student can earn and takes over 5 months of dedicated work to achieve.  This achievement will most definitely earn them college scholarship money for the future.

Congratulations!! We are so proud of you!!

Mackenzie Austin, Bb Clarinet
Jacob Derting, Trombone
Brady Carlson, Trumpet
Grace Villalpando, Alto Clarinet

Area Students audition in Abilene

Congratulations to the following students for making Area.  They will travel to Abilene to audition for the All-State Band January 9-10.

Top Row: Mackenzie Austin, Jacob Derting, James Carrizosa, Dawson Tetts, Devon Oliver, Brady Carlson, Savannah Shafer, Matt Derting
Bottom row: Grace Villalpando, Gabby Martinez, Lydia Bazan
 

Solo and Ensemble Sign Up Deadline Jan 16th

UIL Solo and Ensemble sign up deadline is Friday, January 16th.  Please turn in your entry form and money to Mrs. Murphy.  $8.50 per solo or ensemble entry (per person) and $50 for piano accompanist.  Checks made payable to AHS Band.  Click here for a link to the sign up form.

Not receiving Band emails?

Make sure you email address is correct in your CHARMS account.  I get many emails returned because of old or misspelled email addresses.  Log in to your student's CHARMS account to update email, phone, & mailing information:

www.charmsoffice.com
Enter - Parents/Students/Members
School Code - AzleHSBand
Student Area Password - Your Student's School ID # (unless you changed it)
Still having trouble? Email Mrs. Murphy for help.

Circus Show is Success at BOA and Birdville Competitions

Congrats to the MGP on their success at the BOA and Birdville Marching Contests!  2nd place in their class at BOA.  2nd place in their class at Birdville, plus Most Outstanding General Effect, Most Outstanding Percussion, and Most Outstanding Colorguard.  6th place Overall in Finals against other 5A & 6As.






Jazz Band All Region Congrats!

Congratulations to Brady Carlson, Jacob Derting, and Dawson Tetts on making the All-Region Jazz Band!  Great job and good luck at Area!

AHS Band Box Account

We keep a lot of information electronically so that we save paper and students have easy access to information.  Our AHS Band "Box" Account has itineraries, music, drill, mp3s, six weeks syllabi, and much more! 

Click this link to go directly to our AHS Band Box Account:
https://app.box.com/s/chwoa0zxppucs1zdo6z3

The best thing to do is to sign up for a FREE Box account - www.box.com
1. Sign up for a free account
2. Then after being logged in - click on the link above and click +Join Folder to get updates
3. LASTLY, you can download the Box app to your smart phone/iPad and login to always have access to our folder.
(you have to follow the step in order and make sure you join the folder to have it connected to your account)

Band Text Messages

SIGN UP TO RECEIVE TEXT MESSAGE UPDATES:
  1. Sign up to receive text messages about important MGP info.
  2. Text the code below to this phone number - 469-208-4473
  3. You will receive a confirmation text back and be asked to text your name to complete the signup.
  4. To UNSUBSCRIBE: Text "unsubscribe @code" to stop texts from a specific class; Text "stop" to unsubscribe from ALL classes.