Weekly Newsletter - March 26th, 2023

Well - back to it this week!  I hope everyone was able to take some time to rest and relax this week...  A quick couple of reminders from me, but then a bunch from Mr. Dubbs below.


The yearbook pre-order deadline is tomorrow MARCH 27th.

To order go to (Select Not Listed/Applicable for Grade/Teacher)

If you have any questions, please send them to Beth at 

Spring Trip

For those going on the spring trip, there is a MANDATORY spring trip meeting on April 11th at 6:30 PM in the PAC.  We will be going over all the details of the trip during this meeting, so you must be there to receive that information.  It is on the Band calendar.

Go Eagles!


And now a word from Mr. Dubbs...

Parents and Students,

I hope everyone had a restful and enjoyable spring break!  Mr. Snowden and I are looking forward to working with the students again this week.  It is a very busy month, so please make sure you have all events on your calendar.  Remember to refer to your band Google calendar as well.

Jazz Band Audition Music - Audition music for jazz bands will be available this TUESDAY!  I will be sending this to the middle school students as well so they can distribute this to the students who are auditioning for these groups.

Audition times:

Students currently in jazz bands and are auditioning for next year will audition during their jazz class on April 18 (Jazz 2 and 3) and April 19 (Jazz 1).  Students not currently in a jazz group will audition those same days after school.  This will be on a first come first serve basis.

ALL STUDENTS AUDITIONING WILL NEED TO SIGN UP OUTSIDE THE BAND ROOM DOOR SO I HAVE AN IDEA OF HOW MANY ARE AUDITIONING FOR NEXT YEAR'S JAZZ BANDS.  (I will have middle school directors send me students' names of those who will be auditioning.) 

Please let me know if anyone has questions.

Lettering Forms

Students interested in applying for a band letter or bar must have band lettering form filled out by Friday, April 14.  There will be no exceptions for late forms.  You can download the form from the Forms page on the website, or from this link:

Solo and Ensemble -

Students participating in Solo and Ensemble must sign up outside the band room door no later than THIS MONDAY, March 27!  All students performing a solo must have the name of their accompanist.  (They extended the previous deadline).  The district officers will have the schedule out to teachers by Monday, April 3.  Let us know if you have any questions.

Drum Major/Section Leader/Officer Auditions -

Information will be out in the next 2 weeks for those interested in applying/auditioning for leadership positions (drum major, section leader, and officers).  In addition to there being a written component for all positions, there will be several clinics for drum major candidates.  Once we have dates for these confirmed, we will announce them to interested students.  Please note, students have been auditioning for these positions all year based on your attitude, performance, cooperation, attendance, academics, and work ethic!!!

This Week -

Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Winter Guard will have zero hour rehearsal EVERY DAY this week.

Tuesday - Winter Guard will practice from 3pm to 5pm

Wednesday - Winter Percussion will practice from 2:30pm to 4:00pm

THESE GROUPS WILL BE PERFORMING ON SATURDAY, APRIL 1, AT THE LA CUEVA WINTER GUARD INVITATIONAL.  More details about this performance will be given to them through their instructors.  We will also email out their performance times so you can go support these great groups.

Looking Ahead

April 3 - All jazz saxophone students will attend a clinic by Mr. Rob Wilkerson from 4pm to 6pm in the band room.  Students from UNM will be joining us as well.  Albuquerque native, Rob Wilkerson,  who is an amazing saxophonist that is now based in Las Vegas, NV.  He has toured and performed with Michael Buble and performed with many other world-class musicians.  Students who are not saxophonists are welcome to attend as well.

April 7- No School (Vernal Holiday)

April 10 - No School (Easter Monday)

April 11 - MANDATORY trip meeting (parents and students) for those going on the California trip on April 20.  6:30pm in the PAC.


April 15 - Prom

April 20-23 - Spring trip to Arizona/California

April 25 - Spring Jazz Band Concert - 6:30pm in the PAC

April 27 - Spring Band Concert - 6:30pm in the PAC

April 29 - Band Banquet - 12:00pm at the APS Berna Facio Building (Comanche and Louisiana)

May 16 - EHS Graduation, 2:00pm at Tingley Coliseum - Report time will be 12:00pm (Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band students will be required to perform for graduation.  Attire will be white dress shirt, black dress pants/girls may wear a black skirt-knee length or lower, and black dress shoes).

Thank you for your continued support of the Eldorado Band!  Let's have a strong finish to the year.


Mr. Dubbs