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Weekly Newsletter - May 22nd, 2022


LAST WEEK! Congrats to all the students for making it through another year. We're already planning for next year, and I'm very excited to be a part of it.

Chipotle Restaurant Night

We have a summer-time restaurant night fundraiser with Chipotle. Its going to be on Tuesday, June 14th, from 4PM - 8PM. The band program gets 33% of the sales from this, so be sure not to miss this one. For the details and the flyer download, see the Restaurant Nights page.

Chaperones

As we are wrapping up this year of band, we are already planning for next year. If you are planning on being a chaperone at any point next year, we would like to know that as soon as possible. In order to begin the process of getting an unsupervised volunteer background check, we have to get a list of names in to Mr. Sandoval, and we'd like to do that before the end of the school year. We don't know what the entire process will look like, but we do know the first step. So, if you are planning to chaperone, please send a note to Anne and Robby Claspell at secretary@eldorado.band ASAP. We are also budgeting for reimbursement for background checks next year, and when that process is finalized, we will let you know how to request reimbursement. We do ask that if you are going to apply for this background check, and are going to need to be reimbursed, that you plan on chaperoning multiple times to make the best use of our financial resources toward this. If you have any questions, let me or Anne know.

Student Accounts

The end of the year is coming, so please do your best to get your student accounts paid and current. I sent out statements today, so double check that you do not owe any fees due on the account. You can also see your student account in Charms. Let me know if you have any issues getting in to Charms.


Go Eagles!

JD


And now a word from Mr. Dubbs...


Happy Sunday! I hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend. Thank you to our student leaders for their time and participation in our leadership camp this weekend. We learned a great deal from working with Mr. Allen, our guest clinician, and I know our leadership team will do a great job with implementing new ideas with our students this coming year. Many thanks to Mrs. Claspell for getting supplies needed for this workshop and providing food for all of the students!


We made it to the last week of school! Woohoo!!!!! Just a few reminders before we close shop for the year...


-NO ZERO HOUR THIS WEEK


-Students who have school instruments must check those in and/or out for the summer with me. Most have done that already.


-Section leaders should be getting a list with contact information for their sections this week. Further instructions will be given about when to reach out to our new students.


-Make sure you have ALL calendar dates for the summer and next school year in your calendar. They will be posted on the Google calendar soon but in the meantime, the calendar is attached to this email.


-Students who are having academic issues this semester MUST talk to me before Thursday. In particular, if a student is taking summer school, we need to know that.


-Concert Band final will take place this Tuesday. Jazz Band Final Projects will be presented during their jazz band classes this Monday.


-Percussion - Next meeting on June 22. Further ones in July will be posted soon. The drumline will be set by early July.


Have a great last week! See everyone at BAND CAMP IN JULY!!!


WE ARE ELDORADO!


Mr. Dubbs

Weekly Newsletter - May 15th, 2022


Almost there.......

A few things from the boosters, but pay attention to Mr. Dubbs' notes below - there is a lot in there.

Chaperones

As we are wrapping up this year of band, we are already planning for next year. If you are planning on being a chaperone at any point next year, we would like to know that as soon as possible. In order to begin the process of getting an unsupervised volunteer background check, we have to get a list of names in to Mr. Sandoval, and we'd like to do that before the end of the school year. We don't know what the entire process will look like, but we do know the first step. So, if you are planning to chaperone, please send a note to Anne and Robby Claspell at secretary@eldorado.band ASAP. We are also budgeting for reimbursement for background checks next year, and when that process is finalized, we will let you know how to request reimbursement. We do ask that if you are going to apply for this background check, and are going to need to be reimbursed, that you plan on chaperoning multiple times to make the best use of our financial resources toward this. If you have any questions, let me or Anne know.

Student Accounts

The end of the year is coming, so please do your best to get your student accounts paid and current. I sent out statements today, so double check that you do not owe any fees due on the account. You can also see your student account in Charms. Let me know if you have any issues getting in to Charms.


Go Eagles!

JD


And now a word from Mr. Dubbs...


Congratulations again to our senior band students on your graduation from high school! Mr. Snowden and I are very proud of you, thank you for your service to the EHS band, and wish you all the very best in the future!


Thank you very much to our band students for great performances at our senior assembly and graduation ceremony. I received many great comments from teachers and spectators alike. Thank you as well to our chaperones for your assistance on Friday.


Here is our schedule for the week:

MONDAY: No zero hour


TUESDAY: No zero hour


WEDNESDAY: Zero hour for all students continuing next year. We will be reading through the marching show music. Since percussion placements have not taken place, you are welcome to join and listen to the woodwind and brass students play through their parts.


THURSDAY: No zero hour


FRIDAY: Zero hour for EVERYONE at 6:45am. You will take your final exam this morning.

LEADERS AND DRUM MAJORS:

Leadership camp:

3pm to 4:30pm-All leaders

4:30pm to 7:00pm- Drum Majors only


SATURDAY: Leadership Camp-

All leaders- 8am to 3pm


Monday, May 24: Zero Hour

Students who have a school instrument must check instruments back in. If a student is continuing in band next year, they may check them back out at this time as well. All instruments must be cleaned whether they are being checked in or back out.


Tuesday, May 25 - Friday, May 26: NO ZERO HOUR


*IMPORTANT* Attached to this email is the band calendar for next year. It will be added to the Google Calendar very soon as well. PLEASE NOTE all performances and make sure there are no conflicts. We need a firm commitment FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR from everyone that is participating in band next year. We cannot have individuals let us know over the summer, during or after band camp, or even after the 1st semester, that they do not want to continue. We need commitment! Our band looks strong next year and we are excited about the opportunities we have


ALSO, students who do not meet NMAA academic eligibility requirements by the end of this semester, will not be guaranteed a spot on the field for the field show this fall. That means having at least a 2.0 and no F's. We have spoken with students about this and the importance of everyone making sure that they are eligible and reliable members of the group. (Incoming freshmen students are exempt from this rule).


I hope everyone has a great week! Keep studying for your finals.


WE ARE ELDORADO!


Mr. Dubbs

Weekly Newsletter - May 8th, 2022


Getting close to the end... Congratulations to all the graduating seniors!

A few things to keep in mind as we wrap up this season.

Graduation Ceremony

The non-senior band members will all be performing at the graduation ceremony on Friday, 5/13. Students will need to wear black dress pants and white dress shirts for this performance. Also, we still need a couple parents to chaperone that event - use the link below to volunteer.

Graduation Ceremony Chaperone Signup

Painting With A Twist Fundraiser

Thanks to all that came out for the Painting With A Twist fundraiser. We all had a great time, and raised over $700 for the band!


Yearbooks

If you still haven't purchased yours, they are still for sale on the band store - click on the link below to order.

Band Store - Yearbooks


Student Accounts

The end of the year is coming, so please do your best to get your student accounts paid and current. I sent out statements last week, so double check that you do not owe any fees due on the account. You can also see your student account in Charms. Let me know if you have any issues getting in to Charms.


Go Eagles!

JD


And now a word from Mr. Dubbs...


I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend with family and friends.


Here is our schedule for the week:


Monday- NO ZERO HOUR


Tuesday- Zero hour for all wind ensemble and symphonic band students. Concert band only students are welcome to join.

*All newly appointed section leaders, officers, and drum major candidates will be participating in the EHS band 8th grade night. Be at the band room no later than 5:45pm, wearing a band t-shirt or ELDORADO attire. We should be done around 7:30pm.


Wednesday- Zero hour ONLY for ALL students who are continuing in the EHS band next year. We will have drum major auditions/voting for our candidates.


Thursday- zero hour for all students.

Please make sure all woodwind, brass, and percussion students are dressed in your graduation band attire for our honors assembly this day. (White dress shirt, boys can wear a dark colored, solid tie, black dress slacks, long black dress socks, black dress shoes…Girls, no excessive heels on shoes. Girls may also wear a knee length skirt or lower. This is not the best option for clarinet or saxophone students.


Friday-No zero hour!


Short schedule at school. School is dismissed at 11:30am. Please bring a sack lunch. Students must be in graduation attire and ready to load the buses for Tingley Coliseum by 12:15. We will return to EHS as approximately 4:30pm. Have a ride waiting for you.


Looking ahead…

Student leaders for next year will be meeting for a leadership camp on May 20 and 21. The schedule will be as follows:


May 20-

3pm to 4:30pm, all leaders

4:30pm to 7:00pm, drum majors


May 21-

8am to 3pm, all leaders


Have a great week! Congratulations, Seniors!


WE ARE ELDORADO!


Mr. Dubbs

Weekly Newsletter - May 1st, 2022


A big thanks to all that came to the band banquet today to celebrate all the hard work from the past year. I had a great time, and it was great to see all your faces.

A few things to cover this week...

Uniform Return

Uniform turn-in will be on this coming Wednesday after school. Please make sure you get all the uniform pieces together and bring them in on Wed.

We do need a 8-10 parents to help facilitate the turn-in, from 2:15 - 3:45 that afternoon. If you can spare a bit of time to make this process as smooth as possible, sign up using the link below.

Uniform Turn-in Volunteer Signup


Graduation Ceremony

The non-senior band members will all be performing at the graduation ceremony on Friday, 5/13. Students will need to wear black dress pants and white dress shirts for this performance.

Also, we need a few parents to chaperone that event - use the link below to volunteer.

Graduation Ceremony Chaperone Signup

Painting With A Twist Fundraiser

Last chance to signup for the Painting With A Twist fundraiser happening on this Thursday, May 5th. This is a fun, family event where we can get together as a community and have some fun, support a local business, and make some money for the band program as well. See the Painting With A Twist page for all of the details and the link to register.


Yearbooks

Another quick thank you to Brenda Stehling for making these happen this year, along with Bill Rager for taking the pictures. I think the yearbook turned out great.

If you still haven't purchased yours, they are still for sale on the band store - click on the link below to order yours.

Band Store - Yearbooks


Student Accounts

The end of the year is coming, so please do your best to get your student accounts paid and current. I sent out statements this evening, so double check that you do not owe any fees due on the account. You can also see your student account in Charms. Let me know if you have any issues getting in to Charms.


Go Eagles!

JD


And now a word from Mr. Dubbs...


Thank you to those who were able to join us for today's band banquet! Many thanks to our booster board for putting this wonderful event together and everyone that made this possible!


One note regarding the banquet, please note that Cameron Galdony's name was not listed as a section leader for the drumline in the yearbook. We are sorry for this miscommunication. This is NOT an oversight of the Stehling family who put this wonderful yearbook together.


THIS WEEK:


Monday: NO ZERO HOUR

JAZZ BAND SENIORS WILL TAKE THE FINAL THIS DAY.

Percussion Practice: 5pm to 6pm


Tuesday: Seniors Only at 6:45am. You will take a senior final, turn in all concert music (erased), and for those who have a school instrument, you will turn these in (already cleaned). THIS WILL BE THE LAST ZERO HOUR DAY FOR SENIORS.


WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY: Zero hour for Freshmen, Sophomore, and Junior Students for Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band Students ONLY. We will collect spring concert music and pass out music for graduation. Winter Guard will be working on basic skills for the remainder of the week.


NEWLY APPOINTED SECTION LEADERS...Please let me know ASAP if you are free to attend a possible section leader and drum major clinic on May 20 and 21. In addition, new leaders should plan on being at our band 8th grade night on May 10th (5:45pm for leaders, to 7:30pm).


More information will be out soon about the remainder of the month and our rehearsal schedule.


Thank you all for your continued support!


WE ARE ELDORADO!


Mr. Dubbs

Weekly Newsletter - April 24th, 2022


Yearbooks

Yearbooks are for sale! They are available on our band store - click on the link below to order your yearbook. They are $20. We plan to have them available before the banquet, so it will be best to order yours before then.

A HUGE thanks to Brenda Stehling for making this happen this year, on a very tight timeframe. ALSO, another HUGE thanks to Bill Rager, who has been taking pictures for us all year, for helping Brenda by providing all the memories.

Band Store - Yearbooks


Band Banquet

Don't forget our band banquet next Sunday, May 1st at the Sheraton. Tickets are no longer for sale, so hopefully you were able to get yours in time. You dont need to bring your receipt email or anything... We have a list of all tickets purchased. You'll simply checkin at the table using your students name(s). Please show up at 11AM, as lunch will be served at 11:30.

Painting With A Twist Fundraiser

We will be doing the Painting With A Twist fundraiser again this year on Thursday, May 5th. This is a fun, family event where we can get together as a community and have some fun, support a local business, and make some money for the band program as well. See the Painting With A Twist page for all of the details and the link to register.


Student Accounts

The end of the year is coming, so please do your best to get your student accounts paid and current. The last statement email was sent on 4/18 and shows the fees due on the account (if any). You can also see your student account in Charms. Let me know if you have any issues getting in to Charms.


Go Eagles!

JD


And now a word from Mr. Dubbs...


It's concert week!!! There are two EHS concerts and one special concert opportunity for everyone to attend. Also, we will be completing section leader/drum major interviews this week. Thank you to all those that applied for these positions. Jazz auditions will be completed this week and results will be posted by Friday. Finally, our band banquet will take place on Sunday. Please note the following schedule for the week...


Monday:

Zero hour for Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Winter Guard.


Tuesday:

Zero hour for Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Winter Guard

*EHS Jazz Band Concert - 6:30pm in the PAC. This will feature all three EHS Jazz Bands. (Call time for the concert will be 6:00pm. Please make sure student uniforms are clean and in good condition).


Wednesday:

Zero hour for Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Winter Guard. Dr. Chad Simons, Associate Director of Bands at UNM will be visiting zero hour to discuss playing opportunities at UNM.

*SPECIAL CONCERT OPPORTUNITY* The UNM Symphonic Band and Albuquerque Concert Band will present a concert at 7:30pm at Popejoy Hall. (FREE TICKETS are available to our students for this concert, however, I will need to know by this Monday how many each student will need). Mr. Sanks conducts the Albuquerque Concert Band, Mr. Snowden will be playing in this concert, and I will be a guest conductor with the UNM Symphonic Band. In addition, the UNM Symphonic Band will feature Dr. Jeffrey Brooks, Professor of Clarinet at UNM. WOW...he is an AMAZING musician!


Thursday:

Zero hour for Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Winter Guard.


*SPRING BAND CONCERT at 6:30pm in the PAC. This will feature our "Everlasting" Winter Guard, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, and special student guest musicians from UNM.


Friday:

NO ZERO HOUR!!!!!


Sunday:

Band Banquet at the Sheraton Uptown - 11:30am to 2:00pm. (Please arrive by 11:00am to check-in and find a seat so we can begin on time). A HUGE thank you in advance to Mr. Dencklau and other parent volunteers for helping organize this special event. We look forward to celebrating this year with all those who purchased tickets for this event. REMEMBER, this is a special event and no jeans or shorts should be worn.


We hope to see many of you at the events this week!


WE ARE ELDORADO!


Mr. Dubbs

Weekly Newsletter - April 18th, 2022


Yearbooks

Yearbooks are officially for sale! They are for sale on our band store - click on the link below to order your yearbook. They are $20.

A HUGE thanks to Brenda Stehling for making this happen this year, on a very tight timeframe.

Band Store - Yearbooks


Band Banquet

Buy tickets in our band store (Band Store - Band Banquet) - $25 a piece (no charge for graduating seniors/children 4 & under, but please add $0 tickets for them when ordering so we have accurate counts). Be sure to include the Student Name(s) and if there are any special dietary needs, what type and how many.

Additionally, there is an opportunity for those that are able to donate to the band banquet to help the board cover expenses for the event.


Board/Committee Positions

I know I have had this in the newsletter for a while now, and while I have had a few positions filled, but we still have a number of important roles that need to be filled.

I want to be upfront on this - next year we are planning on being back to a full band calendar, including a marching season trip and a spring trip. We cannot effectively run this program without the board positions filled, and most, if not all of the committee positions.

Filling these positions is CRITICAL to a successful band program, so PLEASE consider if you are able to serve in one of them. This program can not run effectively without a ton of parental support. Please take a look at our boosters Open Positions page for details on what positions we still need, and what is involved for each of those positions. If you have any questions on any of the positions, please let me know. We are looking to fill these ASAP, so there is time for knowledge transfer, shadowing, and the ability to include new people in the planning sessions for next year.

Painting With A Twist Fundraiser

We will be doing the Painting With A Twist fundraiser again this year on Thursday, May 5th. This is a fun, family event where we can get together as a community and have some fun, support a local business, and make some money for the band program as well. See the Painting With A Twist page for all of the details and the link to register.


Go Eagles!

JD


And now a word from Mr. Dubbs...


I hope everyone had a nice extended weekend and Easter holiday. Please note the schedule and announcements for the week. The Wind Ensemble, Screamin' Eagles Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, and Winter Guard will be performing at the Fine Arts assembly on Wednesday.


Tuesday:

NO REHEARSAL FOR WIND ENSEMBLE AND SYMPHONIC BAND. COLOR GUARD WILL MEET.

ZERO HOUR - Section leader and drum major interviews will take place. Students should have signed up for a time outside the band room door. More times are available on Thursday if students did not do this yet.

AFTER SCHOOL - Jazz Auditions for Saxophones and Trombones. Students will sign up when they arrive and audition in that order.


Wednesday:

ZERO HOUR -

Wind Ensemble must arrive dressed in concert uniforms for the fine arts assemblies that day. (Don't forget your bow tie and LONG black dress socks). Students that are in both Wind Ensemble and Screamin' Eagles will wear their Screamin' Eagles uniform. We will begin setting up at 6:45am.

Symphonic Band will have regular rehearsal at 6:28am

Winter Guard will also be preparing for the assemblies.

AFTER SCHOOL -

Drum Major clinic 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Percussion practice - 5:00pm to 6:00pm


Thursday:

NO REHEARSAL FOR WIND ENSEMBLE AND SYMPHONIC BAND. COLOR GUARD WILL MEET.

ZERO HOUR -

Continued section leader interviews. Students should have signed up for a time outside the band room door.

AFTER SCHOOL -

Jazz Auditions for Trumpet and Rhythm Section members. Students will sign up after school and audition in that order.


Friday:

ZERO HOUR -

Regular zero hour for Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Winter Guard.


Next week....

Tuesday, April 26 - EHS Jazz Concert at 6:30pm

Wednesday, April 27 - EXTRA CREDIT CONCERT (Albuquerque Concert Band and UNM Symphonic Band at Popejoy Hall - 7:30pm)

Thursday, April 28 - EHS Band Concert at 6:30pm

Sunday, May 1 - Band Banquet at 11:30am (Sheraton Uptown)


Have a great week everyone!


WE ARE ELDORADO!


Mr. Dubbs

Weekly Newsletter - April 10th, 2022


A lot of information this week - please be sure to read through everything. There are a number of important dates coming up soon that Mr. Dubbs elaborates on below...

Yearbooks

I sent an email yesterday stating that yearbooks would be senior-only... That was incorrect. We will be selling yearbooks for all students this year - be on the lookout for ordering information very soon.

Senior parents, please get those items in the email to Brenda by Wednesday, April 13th.


Uniform Cleaning

We haven't had a mandatory cleaning yet for uniforms, but now is the time to have all of the uniforms cleaned. Please get your uniform cleaned ASAP, and parents please text a picture of the receipt to Mr. Claspell at 505-234-6299 or email it to uniforms@eldorado.band by APRIL 18th.


Band Banquet

You should have received an email on Friday regarding the band banquet. Here are the details again:
Date/Time: Sunday, May 1st, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM - checkin begins at 11
Where: Sheraton Uptown
Tickets: Buy tickets in our band store (https://eldoradoband.revtrak.net/band-banquet/#/list) - $25 a piece (no charge for graduating seniors/children 4 & under, but please add $0 tickets for them when ordering so we have accurate counts). Be sure to include the Student Name(s) and if there are any special dietary needs, what type and how many.

Additionally, there is an opportunity for those that are able to donate to the band banquet to help the board cover expenses for the event.


Board/Committee Positions

I know I have had this in the newsletter for a while now, and while I have had a few positions filled, but we still have a number of important roles that need to be filled.

I want to be upfront on this - next year we are planning on being back to a full band calendar, including a marching season trip and a spring trip. We cannot effectively run this program without the board positions filled, and most, if not all of the committee positions.

Filling these positions is CRITICAL to a successful band program, so PLEASE consider if you are able to serve in one of them. This program can not run effectively without a ton of parental support. Please take a look at our boosters Open Positions page for details on what positions we still need, and what is involved for each of those positions. If you have any questions on any of the positions, please let me know. We are looking to fill these ASAP, so there is time for knowledge transfer, shadowing, and the ability to include new people in the planning sessions for next year.

Painting With A Twist Fundraiser

We will be doing the Painting With A Twist fundraiser again this year on Thursday, May 5th. This is a fun, family event where we can get together as a community and have some fun, support a local business, and make some money for the band program as well. See the Painting With A Twist page for all of the details and the link to register.


Go Eagles!

JD


And now a word from Mr. Dubbs...


I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. Here is the schedule for the week and important upcoming dates as well.


As Mr. Dencklau stated, please order your band banquet tickets by the date requested so we can plan accordingly for this event. It is a very special occasion and we want to celebrate our students and all of their successes this year.


ZERO HOUR: We will have zero hour each day this week EXCEPT WEDNESDAY. The Juniors are taking the SAT test that day and there will be no regular classes that day.


Important dates:

April 13 - Drum Major Clinic (2:30pm to 3:30pm) - Percussion clinic 5pm to 6pm

April 19 - Section Leader Interviews (ZERO HOUR...sign up sheet out soon)

Jazz Auditions after school - Saxes and Trombones

April 20 - Drum Major Clinic (2:30pm to 3:30pm) - Percussion clinic 5pm to 6pm

April 21 - Section Leader Interviews (ZERO HOUR...sign up sheet out soon)

Jazz Auditions after school - Trumpet and Rhythm Section

April 26 - EHS Jazz Band Concert 6:30pm in the PAC

April 27 - EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY (UNM Symphonic Band - 7:30pm at Popejoy Hall)

Mr. Dubbs - Guest Conductor

April 28 - EHS Band Concert 6:30pm in the PAC

April 29 - Drum Major Auditions 6:30am in the band room (All students will play the National Anthem and a pep tune. Have your music.)

May 1 - Band Banquet 11:30am to 1:30pm

May 2 - Percussion clinic 5pm to 6pm

May 6, 7 - Percussion camp 4pm to 6pm each day

May 10 - 8th Grade Night 6:30pm in the band room. (Newly appointed section leaders and drum majors are required to attend.)

May 13 - Graduation (required for all 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students. Rehearsal schedule will be out soon.)


More dates will appear down the road. Returning students...PLEASE NOTE THE BAND CAMP DATES THAT WERE ANNOUNCED QUITE SOME TIME AGO. See the band calendar at www.eldorado.band. ALSO, all students must be eligible by the end of this semester to have a spot in the fall marching show.


FYI... our 3 marching competition dates will be as follows:

September 17 - Bands of America Regional Competition (Las Cruces)

October 15 - Zia Marching Band Fiesta (UNM)

October 22 - Pageant of Bands (Rio Rancho High School)


Have a great week! Juniors, good luck on your testing this Wednesday.


WE ARE ELDORADO!


Mr. Dubbs

Weekly Newsletter - April 3rd, 2022


Winterguard Invitational Thank You

I want to thank all the parent and student volunteers that helped make this event a success. And congrats to our team for an outstanding performance.

Board/Committee Positions

I have had a few positions filled, but we still have a number of important roles that need to be filled.

I want to be upfront on this - next year we are planning on being back to a full band calendar, including a marching season trip and a spring trip. We cannot effectively run this program without the board positions filled, and most, if not all of the chair positions.

Filling these positions is CRITICAL to a successful band program, so PLEASE consider if you are able to serve in one of them. This program can not run effectively without parental support. Please take a look at our boosters Open Positions page for details on what positions we still need, and what is involved for each of those positions. If you have any questions on any of the positions, please let me know. We are looking to fill these early so there is time for knowledge transfer, shadowing, and the ability to include new people in the planning sessions for next year.

Band Banquet

Band banquet is coming. More details to come this week

Painting With A Twist Fundraiser

A reminder that we will be doing the Painting With A Twist fundraiser again this year on Thursday, May 5th. This is a fun, family event where we can get together as a community and have some fun, support a local business, and make some money for the band program as well. See the Painting With A Twist page for all of the details and the link to register.


Go Eagles!

JD


And now a word from Mr. Dubbs...


Congratulations to the EHS "Everlasting" Winter Guard and to their instructors, May Souriyangyong and Autumn Marie, on their outstanding performance and first place award in their class at the EHS Winter Guard Invitational we hosted yesterday! We are very proud of all of your accomplishments this semester. Congratulations as well to all of the students who participated in winter guard solo and ensemble events as well. Great job to all!


Many thanks to all of the parent and student volunteers for your assistance with making this event run so smoothly! A HUGE thank you to May and Autumn for all of the work they did behind the scenes in preparing for this event. I know the winter guard community around our state is very appreciative of our hosting this event.


We have a very busy week ahead of us! Here is the schedule:


Monday - NO ZERO HOUR (Many of our juniors will be participating in the Rube Goldberg Day).


Tuesday - Zero hour for Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band


Wednesday - Zero hour for Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band

Also...Our first clinic for drum major candidates will take place from 2:30pm to 3:30pm in room M4.

5:30pm to 6:00pm - All percussionists returning next year, incoming students as well, will be meeting to go over clinics, auditions, etc.


Thursday - Zero hour for Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band


Friday - Zero hour for Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band


Jazz Band audition material is now available in the band room. The auditions will take place on Tuesday, April 19 and Thursday, April 21. There is an information sheet that is posted in the band room that all students participating in jazz should take note of. If anyone is still interested in playing in a jazz band next year but did not put it on their registration card, I can help in making that change! Our jazz groups are terrific! (No experience necessary)


Section Leader and Drum Major essays are due by April 24. In addition, all candidates will be doing a brief interview during zero hour on April 19 and April 21 during ZERO HOUR. We will have a sign up sheet for those days.


Also, please be reminded of the following performances down the road.

- April 26, Spring Jazz Concert-6:30pm in the PAC

- April 28, Spring Band Concert-6:30pm in the PAC

- May 13, Graduation - 12:00pm to 4:30pm at Tingley Coliseum


Thank you all for your support! Have a great Week!


WE ARE ELDORADO!


Mr. Dubbs

Weekly Newsletter - March 27th, 2022


Welcome back! Hope everyone had a great, relaxing spring break.

Winterguard Invitational/Showcase

This is a big week for our Winterguard. There is a showcase on Tuesday night, 3/29, 4-7 PM in the Eldorado Gym - there will be performances by our Winterguard and some other schools in the region, as well as some solo & ensemble performances.

Also, the annual Winterguard Invitational is this coming Saturday, 4/2, at 3PM. This is the biggest event for the Winterguard for this semester. Come out and support our guard!

Board/Committee Positions

I'm still including this here as even though we've had some parents offer to take on a few of the open board/committee positions, but we are still looking for a number of people to fill more for the upcoming school year. Please take a look at our boosters Open Positions page for details on what positions we still need, and what is involved for each of those positions. Filling these positions is CRITICAL to a successful band program next year, so PLEASE consider if you are able to serve in one of them. This program can not run effectively without parental support.

Band Banquet Survey

Thanks to all that have filled out our survey for the band banquet. I will be looking through the results and will be sending out details on the event hopefully sometime this week. If you still wish to fill it out, and haven't yet, you can do so with the link below.

Band Banquet 2022 Interest Survey

Painting With A Twist Fundraiser

We are doing the Painting With A Twist fundraiser again this year. It will be on Thursday, May 5th. This is a great, family event where we can get together as a community and have some fun, support a local business, and make some money for the band program as well. See the Painting With A Twist page for all of the details and the link to register.


That's it. Have a great Spring Break!

Go Eagles!

JD


And now a word from Mr. Dubbs...


I hope everyone had a restful and enjoyable spring break! We have many things around the corner so please take note of all the events as we close this school year and prepare for next year.


Applications and details for section leader and drum major positions will be available this Tuesday. We are looking for positive, responsible, and hard working students to be a part of our leadership team. Stop by the band office on Tuesday to get a form from me or Mr. Snowden.


We will have zero hour each morning this week for Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band. Winter guard students will receive clarification from May regarding your schedule this week.


Speaking of winter guard, our group has a big week ahead of them. They will perform their show Tuesday night at EHS gym as an exhibition performance with several other schools. Our group performs at 6:30pm.


This Saturday, April 2, we are hosting the EHS Winter Guard Invitational. We are in need of student volunteers to be judge runners, guides for visiting groups, running sound, etc. Students can sign up on Monday morning to help out and will earn lettering points for their work that day.


All returning and incoming percussion students for next year’s marching band will have a meeting on April 6 at 5:30pm in the band room. The meeting will last no longer than 30 minutes and parents are welcome/encouraged to stay to hear the information.


Jazz band audition music will be out later this week. In addition, audition dates will be announced at the same time. I will communicate with all students who are not currently in a jazz band and to incoming 9th grade students as well when it is available and make sure everyone has access to it.


We are also beginning to prepare for graduation, spring concerts, the band banquet, and setting up meetings for incoming freshmen students. As Mr. Dencklau stated, please take a moment to fill out the banquet interest form so we can plan accordingly for that event.


We look forward to seeing the students this week!


WE ARE ELDORADO!


Mr. Dubbs

Weekly Newsletter - March 20th, 2022


Not too much this week, as it is Spring Break! But a few things I wanted to stay on top of, so please bear with me and read through these announcements...

Winterguard Invitational

We have our annual Winterguard Invitational coming up on the evening of April 2. This is a great opportunity to support color guard groups from around the city. It does have some volunteer needs to man the welcome tables and sell concessions, so if you have a few hours to spare on that evening, please sign up using the link below.

NOTE: This event takes volunteers from more than just Winterguard parents - so please try and see if there is a time slot that works for you so we can support this very important part of our band program. We only have 3 out of the 19 needed volunteers for this event so far - please consider if you can give a few hours of your time that day to help out our great color guard program.

Winterguard Volunteer Signup Genius

Board/Committee Positions

I'm still including this here as even though we've had some parents offer to take on a few of the open board/committee positions, but we are still looking for a number of people to fill more for the upcoming school year. Please take a look at our boosters Open Positions page for details on what positions we still need, and what is involved for each of those positions. Filling these positions is CRITICAL to a successful band program next year, so PLEASE consider if you are able to serve in one of them. This program can not run effectively without parental support.

Band Banquet Survey

The band banquet is on May 1st. This past week I sent out a survey - if you or someone from your family has not yet filled out the survey, please do so ASAP so we can nail down ticket prices for this event.

Some notes from feedback so far...

  • This will be a lunch-time event, not an evening event. We are aware of the AYS concerts in the afternoon and evening, and this event should be done before all of those.

  • We will not be charging for tickets for 4 and under, but please include them in your count so we have a total number of people.

  • This is absolutely for color guard families as well - they are an integral part of our band program!

  • Please make sure that only one member of each family is filling in the survey as multiple submissions for the same family will make it difficult to get accurate numbers

Band Banquet 2022 Interest Survey

Painting With A Twist Fundraiser

We are doing the Painting With A Twist fundraiser again this year - in-person this time! It will be on Thursday, May 5th. This is a great, family event where we can get together as a community and have some fun, support a local business, and make some money for the band program as well. See the Painting With A Twist page for all of the details and the link to register.


That's it. Have a great Spring Break!

Go Eagles!

JD


No word from Mr. Dubbs... SPRING BREAK!


Weekly Newsletter - March 13th, 2022


Congratulations to all the concert ensembles and their great performances this past week at MPAs. Everyone has been working very hard, and its great to be recognized for all that hard work. Also, a big thanks to our chaperones and Briana Wiseman for coordinating pizza for the kids both nights.

Winterguard Invitational

We have our annual Winterguard Invitational coming up on the evening of April 2. This is a great opportunity to support color guard groups from around the city. It does have some volunteer needs to man the welcome tables and sell concessions, so if you have a few hours to spare on that evening, please sign up using the link below.

NOTE: This event takes volunteers from more than just Winterguard parents - so please try and see if there is a time slot that works for you so we can support this very important part of our band program.

Winterguard Volunteer Signup Genius

Board/Committee Positions

We've had some parents offer to take on a few of the open board/committee positions, but we are still looking for people to fill more for the upcoming school year. Please take a look at our boosters Open Positions page for details on what positions we still need, and what is involved for each of those positions. Filling these positions is CRITICAL to a successful band program next year, so PLEASE consider if you are able to serve in one of them. This program can not run effectively without parental support.

Band Banquet

The band banquet is on May 1st. Things are coming together - be on the lookout for a Google Form coming out this week to help us gauge interest. It will be very important that you fill that form out when I send it out as it will help us plan with the venue and determine ticket prices.

That's it. Have a great week!

Go Eagles!

JD


And now a word from Mr. Dubbs...


Band Families,


Happy Sunday! Congratulations to the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band for all receiving superior ratings (the highest rating an ensemble can receive) at the District 7 MPAF (Music Performance Assessment Festival) last week! All of the students had outstanding performances and we appreciate the effort they put into their festival music this year. Many thanks to our parent chaperones both days for taking the time to join us and make sure the students were safe and had what they needed. Thank you as well to Brianna Wiseman for arranging the pizza delivery each day. Again, well done, students!


Here is the zero hour schedule this week:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday- We WILL have zero hour for wind ensemble, symphonic band, and winter guard each day! Winter guard will continue to prepare for upcoming shows, including the EHS Winter Guard Invitational. Band students will be working together on pep tunes for our assembly on Wednesday morning.

***ALL WOODWIND AND BRASS STUDENTS....BRING YOUR FLIP FOLDERS FROM MARCHING BAND

***You can wear the color shirt that will represent your class at this assembly (freshmen-orange, sophomores-green, juniors-yellow, seniors-pink, or you can wear your band t-shirt).

*Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will be listening to adjudicator's comments, filling out a festival review sheet, and turning in music on THURSDAY.

FRIDAY - NO ZERO HOUR!!!


Looking ahead...

Information will be out soon for students interested in applying for section leader and/or drum major for the 2022 Marching Season. Applications will be out the first week of April.


DRUMLINE/PIT STUDENTS - (incoming 8th graders included) will have a meeting sometime in the early April to set up audition/rehearsal times in preparation for the fall. Stay tuned for details.


Band Banquet!!! We will be sending out a Google Form soon to get an idea of how many students/family members will be attending our band banquet on May 1. The form will also help us determine final ticket prices. This annual event is a special time in which we have a wonderful meal, celebrate the accomplishments of the year, hand out a handful of awards to students, and say goodbye to our senior class. It will be held at the Sheraton Uptown (Menaul/Louisiana). This is a dress up event.


Graduation Band - ALL STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT SENIORS WILL BE PLAYING IN GRADUATION BAND! Eldorado's graduation is on Friday, May 13 at 2:30pm (Tingley Coliseum). Band students will be bussed to this event. The attire will be white dress shirt, black dress pants (girls may wear a black skirt - knee length or lower), black dress shoes. Anyone wearing dress pants must wear long black dress socks. The itinerary will be as follows:

12:00pm - Load truck/get in performance attire

12:30pm - Depart for Tingley Coliseum

12:50pm - Arrive at Tingley, unload, prepare for dress rehearsal

1:30pm - Dress rehearsal with graduates

2:30pm - Ceremony

3:30pm - Load truck/buses

4:00pm - Depart for EHS

4:30pm - Arrive at EHS


Other information...

The Screamin' Eagles Jazz Band (Jazz 1) recently did a recording that I submitted as part of an application for the International Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, held in Chicago each December. These students most likely already told their families. We will not hear the result of that application submission until mid-April. While it is very competitive to be selected to perform for this conference, I would like to thank our students for the work they put into recording their music and give a TREMENDOUS THANK YOU to David Galdony for taking the time to come and record/videotape our band. You are very much appreciated!


Next year, we are looking to take the EHS band/color guard to California for our spring trip! We would like the band students to participate in an amazing recording studio workshop that is offered at Disneyland. The color guard would also participate in an event on that trip as well. More details to come. We hope to have all students return with us next year for this terrific trip!


Have a great week and a HAPPY SPRING BREAK!!!


WE ARE ELDORADO!


Mr. Dubbs

Weekly Newsletter - March 6th, 2022

A lot to cover this week, so please read carefully.

MPAs

Our MPA are this week! We will be serving the kids pizza before getting on the bus to go to MPAs. More on the schedule from Mr. Dubbs below.

A big thanks to our chaperone volunteers that have signed up to help us with this event. All of the chaperone slots have been filled!

Winterguard Invitational

We have our annual Winterguard Invitational coming up on the evening of April 2. This is a great opportunity to support color guard groups from around the city. It does have some volunteer needs to man the welcome tables and sell concessions, so if you have a few hours to spare on that evening, please sign up using the link below.

Winterguard Volunteer Signup Genius

Spring Cleaning – Cage Cleanup

Our storage room is backed up with 2 years of clutter during all of this limited schooling, and is in dire need of a cleaning. We would like to have it cleaned out before uniform returns so we have the space to manage that process. If you are able to help us spend a couple hours to clean it out on Friday afternoon, March 11 @ 3:30, you can sign up using the link below.

Cage Cleanup Signup Genius

Board/Committee Positions

We've had some parents offer to take on a few of the open board/committee positions, but we are still looking for people to fill more for the upcoming school year. Please take a look at our boosters Open Positions page for details on what positions we still need, and what is involved for each of those positions. Filling these positions is CRITICAL to a successful band program next year, so PLEASE consider if you are able to serve in one of them. This program can not run effectively without parental support.

Band Banquet

The band banquet is scheduled to be on May 1st. Things are coming together, so be on the lookout for more details coming soon, but save the date. This is a great opportunity to come together as a community and celebrate the hard work these kids have put into this season.

That's it. Have a great week!

Go Eagles!

JD


And now a word from Mr. Dubbs...


Band Families,


It is festival week for our Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band. All members of those groups should have their permission slip turned in NO LATER THAN TOMORROW (Monday, March 7). The schedule for those days will be as follows:


Zero Hour Schedule For The Week-

Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band - Zero hour for members of those ensembles on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. NO ZERO HOUR ON THURSDAY OR FRIDAY.


Winter Guard - Zero hour on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. NO PRACTICE ON THURSDAY.


This MONDAY, March 7:

Screamin' Eagles students should come to school in their jazz uniform. We will be doing one more recording but will not have time to change into uniforms before we record. A HUGE thank you to David Galdony for helping us record our festival selections.


Also, our drumline students will be filming a music video at Rich Ford. Please make sure you are dressed in all black and have your instrument with you when you meet there at 3:15pm.


FESTIVAL ITINERARIES:

Tuesday, March 8 - CONCERT BAND

*Bring your concert uniform to school with you.

*Load large instruments on the truck at the end of first period.

2:25pm - School bell rings

Students will eat pizza in the band room and then change into concert uniforms (DON'T FORGET LONG BLACK SOCKS)

3:10pm - Depart for Atrisco Heritage Academy

4:00pm - Arrive at Atrisco

4:30pm - Warm Up

5:00pm - Perform

5:30pm - Sightread

6:00pm - Load truck, depart for EHS

6:45pm - Arrive at EHS (HAVE YOUR RIDE WAITING FOR YOU)


Wednesday, March 9 - WIND ENSEMBLE, SYMPHONIC BAND

*Bring your concert uniform to school with you.

*Load large instruments on the truck at the end of zero hour.

2:25pm - School bell rings

Students will eat pizza in the band room and then change into concert uniforms (DON'T FORGET LONG BLACK SOCKS)

3:10pm - Depart for Atrisco Heritage Academy

4:00pm - Arrive at Atrisco

4:30pm - Symphonic Band Warm Up

5:00pm - Symphonic Band Performs

5:30pm - Symphonic Band Sightreads

6:00pm - Wind Ensemble Warm-Up

6:30pm - Wind Ensemble Performs

7:00pm - Wind Ensemble Sightreads

7:30pm - Load truck, depart for EHS

8:15pm - Arrive at EHS (HAVE YOUR RIDE WAITING FOR YOU)


*District Festival (MPA) is free and open to the public. Families and friends are welcome to come watch our performances. All students must travel to and from Atrisco together on the buses. Students are expected to be on their best behavior at all times and follow all instructions by directors and chaperones. DO NOT bring airpods with you!


Saturday, March 12:

EHS Winter Guard will perform their show at La Cueva. Details will be announced later this week.


Looking Ahead...

We have a school assembly on Wednesday, March 16!!!!! As we have done in the past the marching band and color guard will play/perform for the student body in the gym as students are entering. Therefore, we will be working on some of our pep band tunes from the fall on March 14-16 during zero hour and first period classes. We are excited to get the opportunity to do this again. Woodwind and brass students should have their flip folders with them those days.


Best of luck to all of our groups. We hope you have a great week!


WE ARE ELDORADO!


Mr. Dubbs


Weekly Newsletter - February 27th, 2022


Pre-festival/MPAs

Our MPA pre-festival concert was this past Thursday, and it was great to hear all of our feeder schools perform, as well as our 3 concert bands. Everyone did great, and I'm sure they'll do well at the MPA performances coming up on March 8/9. A more detailed schedule for that week is outlined below by Mr. Dubbs.

We still need 2 chaperones for the Concert Band MPA event on March 8. Use the link below to volunteer to chaperone.
Concert Band MPA - March 8


Panda Express Restaurant Night

We have another restaurant night with Panda Express this Wed. March 2. This is a great opportunity to support this business and your Eldorado band program at the same time. It runs all day, and we receive 20% of the sales for the day. We have a flyer available on the Restaurant Nights page of our website - bring the flyer with you to show to get credit for the band, or there is a code you can use if you want to order online and pickup.


Board/Committee Positions

We've had some parents offer to take on a few of the open board/committee positions, but we are still looking for people to fill more for the upcoming school year. Please take a look at our boosters Open Positions page for details on what positions we still need, and what is involved for each of those positions. Filling these positions is CRITICAL to a successful band program next year, so PLEASE consider if you are able to serve in one of them. This program can not run effectively without parental support.


That's it. Have a great week!

Go Eagles!

JD


And now a word from Mr. Dubbs...


Band Families,


MPA (Music Performance Assessment) festival is around the corner! Thank you all for your support at our pre-festival concert last Thursday. We look forward to putting the final touches on our music as we prepare for next week. Here is our schedule for the next two weeks...


Zero Hour schedule this week (February 28 - March 4)

We will have all Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Winter Guard members meet each day this week. We will review adjudicator comments from pre-festival last Thursday, continue to work on our festival selections, and will review and work on the sightreading process for each group.


Winter guard will also meet each day this week, as they continue to prepare for their festivals in late March.


Here is the schedule for next week (March 7 - 11):

Monday - Zero Hour for all groups.

Tuesday - Zero Hour for all groups.

CONCERT BAND PERFORMS AT MPA (Atrisco Heritage Academy)

2:25pm - last school bell rings

Students report to band room to eat and change into uniforms (pretty quick turn around)

3:10pm - Load Buses/Depart for Atrisco Heritage

4:00pm (hopefully earlier) arrive, unload truck

4:30pm - warm-up

5:00pm -perform

5:30pm-sightread

6:00pm - load truck/depart for EHS

7:00pm - arrive at EHS

Wednesday - Zero Hour for all groups

Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band perform at MPA

2:25pm - last school bell rings

Students report to band room to eat and change

3:10pm - load buses and depart for Atrisco

4:00pm - arrive/unload

4:30pm - Symphonic Band warm up

5:00pm - Symphonic performs

5:30pm - Symphonic Band sight reads

6:00pm - wind ensemble warm up

6:30pm - Wind ensemble performs

7:00pm - Wind ensemble sightreads

7:30pm - load truck/ depart

8:30pm - arrive at EHS

Thursday and Friday -

No Zero Hour for Wind Ensemble or Symphonic Band

WINTER GUARD WILL STILL MEET

Friday (March 11) - JAZZ BAND 1 will be recording during class in the PAC. Please make sure you have your concert attire.


Band students...Please make sure your uniform is hung up and not wrinkled. If it does not look good, please get it to the dry cleaners this week.


WE ARE ELDORADO!


Mr. Dubbs


Weekly Newsletter - February 21st, 2022


Jazz Festival

This years Jazz Festival was a resounding success. I want to give a huge thanks to our Jazz Festival chairs, Monica Orr and Beth Whiston for all the work they put into organizing and running the event. I want to thank all of our business sponsors who donated money and food to the event as well. I also want to thank all the parents that showed up to volunteer, the students that worked various shifts, and the judges - all of whom we could not have done without.

There were lots of great jazz groups that performed, and our 3 jazz bands performed amazingly - so congratulations are in order for all those students who put in lots of hard work culminating in those great performances.


Pre-festival/MPAs

Our MPA pre-festival concert is this coming Thursday. All of our feeder middle schools will be performing as well, so this is a great community event. We will have Eldorado Spiritwear available for sale in the lobby during the event.

Also we are still in need of 2 chaperones for the Concert Band MPA event on March 8. Use the links below to volunteer to chaperone.
Concert Band MPA - March 8


Panda Express Restaurant Night

We are going to do another restaurant night with Panda Express on Wed. March 2. This is a great opportunity to support this business and your Eldorado band program at the same time. It runs all day, and we receive 20% of the sales for the day. We have a flyer available on the Restaurant Nights page of our website - bring the flyer with you to show to get credit for the band, or there is a code you can use if you want to order online and pickup.


Board/Committee Positions

We are still looking for people to fill a large number of board and committee positions to fill for the upcoming school year - please take a look at our boosters Open Positions page for details on what positions we still need, and what is involved for each of those positions. Filling these positions is CRITICAL to a successful band program next year, so PLEASE consider if you are able to serve in one of them.


Band Banquet

Be on the lookout for details coming soon on our end-of-year band banquet. It will be a wonderful time to celebrate our students' hard work for the year. This will be the first time we've been able to do this in 3 years so we are very excited to have this opportunity.


That's all I have. Have a great week!

Go Eagles!

JD


And now a word from Mr. Dubbs...


Band Families,


Congratulations to all 3 EHS Jazz Bands for receiving a rating of superior at the Albuquerque/UNM Jazz Festival this weekend! They all gave great performances! In addition, Cameron Galdony was named the Outstanding High School Drummer of the festival and Bodhi Davis was named the Outstanding High School Soloist! Congratulations!


Many thanks Monica Orr and Beth Whiston for coordinating a lot of the festival details! They were absolutely amazing with gathering parent volunteers for the event. Elizabeth Strot helped with many details behind the scenes as well. To all of the parents who assisted them, we cannot thank you enough for your time and energy you donated to this event. They include, Kathleen Ballingall, Kathleen Tilgh-Smith and Neal Smith, Eileen Lewis, Susanne Sikora, Anne and Robby Claspell, Cheryl Somerfeldt Wagner, Jeremy and Stacy Dencklau, Jay Gilson, Jill Suo-Anttila, Monica Manginell, Connie Burt, Kathleen Bryson, April DeAngelo, Sharon Vocale, Stacey Snowden, Farley Gutierrez, and Christine Bourgeois. If anyone stepped in at the last minute to assist and I did not mention you, we truly appreciate your help as well.


In addition, a big thank you to David Galdony for recording the performances for each school. We also had assistance from former band parents Susan Bowdoin and Mandy and Daron Peters.


Along with our terrific EHS Band Booster Board, I would like to thank The UNM Department of Music and Glenn Kostur, Director of Jazz Studies, and of course our individual and local business sponsors for supporting this event. Our sponsors were:

Baum's Music, Critical Networking, A.R.M. Pest and Weed, Fully Promoted, Jason and Bree Dencklau at Coldwell Banker and Legacy, The Strot Family, Heather Lucero at Serna Insurance, A.K.K.A. Karate USA, Il Vicino, Travers Mechanical, Albertsons Market Juan Tabo and Candelaria, and Discount Tire. THANK YOU!!!


Moving forward, we have our pre-festival MPA (Music Performance Assessment) concert on Thursday evening beginning at 6:00PM. Report time for our students will be 5:45pm in our concert uniforms. The order of groups will be:

Hoover M.S. - 6PM

Jackson M.S. - 6:25PM

Eisenhower M.S. - 6:50PM

EHS Concert Band - 7:15PM

EHS Symphonic Band - 7:40PM

EHS Wind Ensemble - 8:05PM

*We will need assistance from all percussionists to help put equipment away after the concert and students who assist with chairs and/or stands may earn lettering points.


ZERO HOUR SCHEDULE THIS WEEK:

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday - ALL GROUPS WILL MEET FOR ZERO HOUR

THERE WILL BE NO ZERO HOUR FRIDAY!!!


Festival/MPA Schedule in March: (Atrisco Heritage Academy)

March 8 - Concert Band

March 9 - Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble

*We will depart each day at 3PM. More details will be sent out next week.


Thank you all for your continued support! Have a great week.


WE ARE ELDORADO!


Mr. Dubbs


Weekly Newsletter - February 13th, 2022


Jazz Festival

It's here! This week is Jazz Festival week. We still have a few more parent volunteer slots - please consider snagging one of these last few.

  • Thursday - 2 for apparel sales - 3:00-5:30 PM

  • Saturday - Registration/Checkin - 10:30 AM-1:30 PM

  • Saturday - 1 more for cleanup crew - 4:00-6:00 PM

Jazz Festival Signup Genius

More Jazz Festival details from Mr. Dubbs below.


MPAs Are Coming

Our MPA music performance assessments are coming up on the evenings of March 8th and 9th. Chaperone signups are below.

Concert Band MPA Signups

Symphonic/Wind Ensemble MPA Signups

Uniforms - please take the time now to ensure that your uniforms are in good performance condition. If they are excessively wrinkled or have developed some interesting odors, please make an effort to get them cleaned so the band looks (and smells) its best for these upcoming performances.


Board/Committee Positions

I sent out an email this past week regarding open board/committee positions. We have a large number of positions to fill for the upcoming school year - please take a look at that email and seriously consider joining our team.


That's all I have. Have a great week!

Go Eagles!

JD


And now a word from Mr. Dubbs...


Band Families,


It is jazz festival week!!! The Albuquerque/UNM Jazz Festival will take place on Thursday (afternoon/evening), Friday, and Saturday! Many thanks to all of the parents who have worked behind the scenes to help with this event and thank you to those who have volunteered to help out this week as well. Speaking of volunteers, we still need a handful of student helpers to assist this weekend. There is a sign up sheet in the band room.


You can find the link to the jazz festival program here:

https://www.eldorado.band/jazz-festival


Best of luck to the EHS Jazz Bands on their performances this weekend. Please come out and support them if you can.

Jazz 3: Friday, 8:45am

Jazz 2: Saturday, 8:20am

Jazz 1: Saturday, 2:25pm


We have a slightly different zero hour schedule this week:


Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday: ALL STUDENTS


Thursday: Students who are helping with the jazz festival (jazz students included) will meet at 6:45am to go over all details of the festival.


Friday: NO ZERO HOUR


If students signed up to work a shift during hours of the school day on Friday, they will get an eagle absence. However, if they are not in good standing in classes, they will not be able to participate and we will have to find someone to cover that shift.


Looking ahead...

February 24 - Pre-Festival concert at EHS

Report time for all students will be 5:45pm. The schedule is as follows:

Hoover MS - 6:00pm

Jackson MS - 6:25pm

Eisenhower MS - 6:50pm

EHS Concert Band - 7:15pm

EHS Symphonic Band - 7:40pm

EHS Wind Ensemble - 8:05pm


Students are still in the process of getting registration cards signed and turned in for next year. It is our sincere hope that everyone plans on continuing in the Eldorado Band. If they are not continuing, please come see me so we can plan accordingly for the year.


Again, we have a great marching show picked and hope for not only a day trip to Las Cruces but also going on a spring trip to Disneyland! We have made great strides this year and look forward to continuing that progress.


I hope everyone has a great week!


WE ARE ELDORADO!


Mr. Dubbs


Weekly Newsletter - February 6th, 2022


Lots to cover this week - please make sure you read it all!


Jazz Festival

We've been given the green light for Jazz Festival by the administration!

Thanks again to all those that have sponsored, or secured sponsors, for the event. Students should have had the opportunity to sign up for helper slots at school. Parents, we still have some open slots available to help out - use the link below to find a place to help out

Jazz Festival Signup Genius

The Jazz Festival website, with schedules, sponsors, programs, and judge information will be up soon.


MPAs Are Coming

Our MPA music performance assessments are coming up on the evenings of March 8th and 9th - more details from Mr. Dubbs below. There will be some chaperone opportunities for those two days for those with active background checks with APS - be on the lookout for a Signup Genius link in future communications. The pre-festival concert will also be coming up on Feb 24th.

On that note, even though it is still a little bit away, please take the time now to ensure that your uniforms are in good performance condition. If they are excessively wrinkled or have developed some interesting odors, please make an effort to get them cleaned so the band looks (and smells) its best for these upcoming performances.


Student Accounts

You should have received your February student account statements this past week. Please take some time to review your students' accounts and do your best to get those accounts current. It's important to remember that direct charges, such as marching/jazz uniform fees, all-state audition fees and solo & ensemble fees are costs that are fronted by the boosters and need to be paid as soon as possible to help the organization recover those costs. Please contact the treasurer at treasurer@eldorado.band (or simply reply to the statement email) if you have any questions.


Booster Meeting

Just a reminder that we have our monthly booster meeting this coming Tuesday night, at 6:30 PM. This will be virtual - you can get the Google Meet code off of the band calendar at https://www.eldorado.band/Calendar.


That's all I have. Have a great week!

Go Eagles!

JD


And now a word from Mr. Dubbs...


Band Families,


We are beginning to sign registration cards for next year! Please know that we want EVERYONE who is not a senior to be with us again next year. We have an exciting year planned and want everyone to be a part of that and keep our tradition going.


If anyone is interested in JAZZ BAND, sign up for it! It does not matter which one you put down on the registration card, as we will have auditions in April and then students will be placed in the appropriate group. Do not be nervous about the audition, as EVERYONE WILL EARN A SPOT IN JAZZ BAND BASED ON THEIR AUDITION.


As we look to next year, we hope for more and more normalcy with regards to school activities, etc. That being said, we hope to have a marching band competition day trip to Las Cruces and a spring trip to California. We will see how things look. (Fingers crossed)


Parents, we will be looking to fill some very important positions on our booster board and volunteer committees next year. Be on the lookout for more information from Mr. Dencklau coming this week. We cannot operate our booster program without you.


The Albuquerque/UNM Jazz Festival is around the corner (February 17-19)! We are excited to have our 3 jazz groups performing as well as welcoming almost 40 bands from around the area. Thank you to those parents who have signed up to help. SPEAKING OF HELP...we will be needing some more student volunteers to help run the festival. All jazz band students are required to sign up for at least 1 shift (more if you like), but we also will need help from other students. Those who sign up can earn points toward earning a band letter. The band lettering form is on the band website under FORMS. THE STUDENT SIGN UP SHEET IS IN THE BAND ROOM ON THE WHITE BOARD.


Jazz festival performance times for our jazz groups:

February 18, Jazz Band 3- 8:45am (warm up at 8:20am, clinic at 9:10am)

February 19, Jazz Band 2- 8:20am (warm up at 7:55am, clinic at 8:45am)

February 19, Jazz Band 1- 2:25pm (warm up at 2pm, clinic at 2:50pm)


ZERO HOUR THIS WEEK:

Monday - All students

Tuesday - Woodwinds

Wednesday - All students

Thursday - Brass/Percussion

Friday - All students


Looking ahead...


Pre-Festival at EHS. Report time for all Eldorado students will be 6:00pm IN FULL CONCERT UNIFORM. If your uniform is not in great shape, please have it cleaned before this performance. We will be joined by the Eisenhower, Jackson, and Hoover Symphonic Bands.


DISTRICT MPA (Band Festival) at Atrisco Heritage Academy

Tuesday, March 8: EHS Concert Band

We will load buses at 3pm and should be back to EHS by 7pm.


Wednesday, March 9: EHS Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble

We will load buses by 3pm and should be back by 8:30pm.


**BOTH PRE-FESTIVAL and DISTRICT MPA are REQUIRED EVENTS FOR ALL BAND STUDENTS!!!


Thank you for your continued support! Keep pushing, students. This is the last week of the grading period!


WE ARE ELDORADO!


Mr. Dubbs


Weekly Newsletter - January 30th, 2022


Jazz Festival

Thanks to all those that are sponsoring our Jazz Festival this year, and to those that went out to find those sponsors.

Next step is volunteers. We need a number of parent volunteers to help the festival run smoothly. There are a number of different opportunities, so please go to the Signup Genius link below and find some way to help out.

Jazz Festival Signup Genius


That's all I have right now - Jazz Festival is taking all of our attention right now.

Have a great week!


Go Eagles!

JD


And now a word from Mr. Dubbs...


Band Families,


We shared our fall marching show with the students last Friday morning. For those who may have missed the meeting, our show is entitled, "Flight 2022". It includes music by The Steve Miller Band, ELO, Lenny Kravitz, George Gershwin, Joe Sample, and AC/DC. We think it will be a great show for our students, audiences, and adjudicators, and look forward to starting it at band camp.


Speaking of band camp, we have our dates set! PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW.


July 20 - Section Leaders and Drum Majors

July 21 - Freshmen, New Marchers, Section Leaders and Drum Majors - 8am to NOON

July 22 - Freshmen, New Marchers, Section Leaders and Drum Majors - 8am to 4:30pm

July 23 - ALL MEMBERS - 8am to NOON

July 25 - 29 - ALL MEMBERS - 8am to 4:30pm

August 1 - ALL MEMBERS - 8am to 4:30pm

August 2 - ALL MEMBERS - 8am to NOON / Parent Meeting and Student Performance - 6PM


PERCUSSION and COLOR GUARD -

We will most likely add a couple of meetings for those who are in town in the middle of the summer.


We mentioned to the students that we are looking to recruit more color guard and percussion (yes, percussion) from the student body. No experience necessary, as we have terrific instructors to help the students! If anyone has friends wanting to participate and be a part of our marching band (drama students, orchestra, etc), please let us know. It won't conflict with their schedule!


Registration cards will be distributed soon and we welcome all students to sign up for our jazz bands next year. Everyone can participate and no experience is necessary. There will be an audition in early April and everyone WILL be placed in one of our three ensembles. If you don’t play a traditional jazz instrument, please see me about what options may be available. Remember that jazz students must be in marching and either Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, or Concert Band.


Please note, if students in first period concert band pass that class, they will not need to take it next year. Those students will be in Wind Ensemble or Symphonic Band after marching season. That will allow for another elective. Possibly jazz band…


We have a regular week for zero hour classes.

Monday - All students

Tuesday -Woodwinds

Wednesday - All students

Thursday - Brass / Percussion

Friday - All students


Thank you very much for all those who are sponsors or were able to find sponsors for the jazz festival next month. We will be having students sign up for work positions this week for the festival. More details to come!


WE ARE ELDORADO!


Mr. Dubbs

Weekly Newsletter - January 23rd, 2022


Jazz Festival

We are still very hopeful on the Jazz Festival happening on Feb 17-19. Please do what you can to seek out sponsors for this event. Any sponsorships that come through will carry over to next year if for some reason we cannot do the festival this year, so anything you all can do to bring the community together for this event will be very helpful. Also, be on the lookout for volunteer opportunities soon. This event will take a number of parents stepping up to help us make it a success.

8th Grade Night

This event has been changed to a virtual event, but if you have an upcoming 9th grader - please take part in this and show your interest in the band program and other opportunities at EHS. This event has been postponed into February - more to come.

Band Lettering Form

There was communication this week regarding lettering in band. As Mr. Dubbs notes below - please see him or Mr. Snowden if you have questions on the form or the process.


Have a great week!


Go Eagles!

JD


And now a word from Mr. Dubbs...


Band Families,


We have a fairly light week. Zero hour schedule will be as follows:


*Winter guard will meet daily

Monday: All Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band students will meet.

Tuesday: Woodwinds only for both groups will meet.

Wednesday: All students will meet. (Percussion will be with Ryan Merrill)

Thursday: Brass and percussion students for both groups will meet.

Friday: All Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band students will meet.


Thank you to those who have secured sponsorships for the jazz festival we are hosting next month. We will have more information out soon about job assignments that will need to be filled by students for the festival.


If students have questions about the lettering form that was sent out last week, please let me or Mr. Snowden know.


WE ARE ELDORADO!


Mr. Dubbs

Weekly Newsletter - January 17th, 2022


Jazz Festival

We are moving forward with being able to have Jazz Festival on Feb 17-19. With that in mind, please do what you can to get sponsorships for this event. These sponsorships are key to making this event a success for the community, and our band program. Extra special thanks to Monica Orr and Beth Whiston for all their work so far. Lets help them get this to the finish line.


Note that the 8th grade night coming up has been changed to an online event.


Have a great week!


Go Eagles!

JD


And now a word from Mr. Dubbs...


Band Families,


We hope that everyone had a safe and healthy extended holiday weekend. As of now, we are still planning on hosting the Albuquerque/UNM Jazz Festival on February 17-19. We will keep everyone updated on changes (if any) that may take place in the coming weeks. In the meantime, we appreciate everyone's efforts in getting sponsors for this event. A tremendous thanks to Monica Orr and Beth Whiston for all they are doing in helping plan for this festival. Information regarding sponsorships was emailed out last week.


Our zero hour schedule for Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will be as follows:

TUESDAY: Woodwinds (Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band)

WEDNESDAY: ALL STUDENTS (percussion will be working with Ryan Merrill)

THURSDAY: Brass and Percussion (Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band)

FRIDAY: ALL STUDENTS (Dr. Simons from UNM will also be visiting us that morning).

*Winter guard will meet each day and still have practice Tuesday after school.


8th GRADE NIGHT (UPDATE): The administration has changed the EHS 8th grade night on January 24 to be an online event. We realize this is a short turn around but if any student has time and is interested in putting together a two minute recruitment video for us to show that night, that would be great! If anyone could assist with this project, please have it emailed to me at dubbs@aps.edu by Sunday, January 23. Thank you.


Please let me know if you have any questions. I hope everyone has a great week!



WE ARE ELDORADO!


Mr. Dubbs

Weekly Newsletter - January 9th, 2022


Getting back into a rhythm.

The first week back from break is under our belts, and we're getting back into a rhythm. Spring semester band events are ramping up, even though all-state and jazz all-state conferences were canceled. There is a deadline below from Mr. Dubbs regarding Solo & Ensemble - please make sure to heed that if you are interested in participating.


Jazz Festival

The board, along with our Jazz Festival chairs Monica Orr and Beth Whiston, are actively planning the 31st annual Albuquerque/UNM Jazz Festival coming up in February. This is a big event, and takes a lot of planning. Be on the lookout for more details and volunteering opportunities.


Have a great week!


Go Eagles!

JD


And now a word from Mr. Dubbs...


Band Families,


I hope everyone had a great weekend! While we were disappointed to see the all-state and jazz all-state conferences canceled, our students have begun discussions about possibly putting together special performances with our EHS band students who were selected for those ensembles. We will work on plans for this in the near future.


As stated in last week's email, we will begin a new zero hour schedule for wind ensemble and symphonic band this week that will last through our district MPA (Music Performance Assessment) festival.


Mondays: All students

Tuesday: Woodwinds Only

Wednesday: Woodwind and Brass Only(Percussion will be working with Ryan Merrill)

Thursday: Brass and Percussion Only

Friday: All students

*Winter Guard will continue to meet each day.


Solo and Ensemble: This event will take place Saturday, February 1 at Rio Grande High School. If you are interested in participating in this event, we need to know by this Wednesday, January 12, so we can get you registered. (I extended the deadline from last Friday to this Wednesday). FYI, students' Charms accounts will be charged $5 per event for registration/participation fees.


Marching Band Section Leaders and Drum Majors/Drumline Students/Winter Guard: The EHS 8th Grade night will be on Monday, January 24. The event starts at 5pm in the CTE building. This is a chance for 8th grade students to see all of the activities and clubs our school has to offer. We will have the drumline performing in the courtyard, color guard performing in that area and also by the CTE building, and the student leaders talking with students/families at our designated table in the CTE building. I am asking that those students put that date on your calendar (4:30pm to 6pm). More details will be given to you soon. Thank you in advance for your help!



WE ARE ELDORADO!


Mr. Dubbs

Weekly Newsletter - January 3rd, 2022


Happy New Year!

I truly hope everyone enjoyed their break, and took the time to rest and recharge for the spring semester. I don't have anything to cover today, but Mr. Dubbs has plenty below.


Go Eagles!

JD


And now a word from Mr. Dubbs...


Band Families,


Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable holiday season with family and friends. We are looking forward to a great semester and wish all of our students the very best as they start back up at school this week.


I would like to officially welcome Mr. Dencklau as our new Booster President and thank him for not only stepping into that role but covering the treasurer duties for the remainder of the semester as well. Many, many thanks again to Mr. Bowdoin for helping with the transition next semester.


Please note the following reminders and announcements...


ZERO HOUR: Tuesday (tomorrow) will be zero hour for Wind Ensemble and Winter Guard ONLY. THERE WILL BE NO SYMPHONIC BAND, AS MR. SNOWDEN WILL BE OUT ON TUESDAY.

We will then have zero hour for the rest of the week with all groups. Please note the zero hour schedule for the coming weeks later in this email.


Concert All-State Students: You should have all received an email from NMMEA with instructions regarding the conference this Saturday at UNM. Please let me know if you have questions about that schedule. I'm looking forward to seeing you all participate in that terrific event!


Jazz All-State Students: You will receive information about your conference soon from Mr. Finn, President of the New Mexico Jazz Educators. Don't forget to have that day blocked off on your calendar for Saturday, January 22 at UNM.


Marching Band Section Leaders and Drum Majors/Drumline Students/Winter Guard: The EHS 8th Grade night will be on Monday, January 24. The event starts at 5pm in the CTE building. This is a chance for 8th grade students to see all of the activities and clubs our school has to offer. We will have the drumline performing in the courtyard, color guard performing in that area and also by the CTE building, and the student leaders talking with students/families at our designated table in the CTE building. I am asking that those students put that date on your calendar (4:30pm to 6pm). More details will be given to you soon. Thank you in advance for your help!


Solo and Ensemble: This event will take place Saturday, February 1 at Rio Grande High School. If you are interested in participating in this event, please let me or Mr. Snowden know by Friday.


Winter Guard: Our color guard instructor, May, began a color guard club at Hoover last semester! We are excited and very lucky she has agreed to start a group at one of our feeder schools!


Of course, we are always looking for new members to join our current team. If anyone has friends that would like to learn how to dance, spin flags, etc., please let us know ASAP!


Our winter guard will have a one-day camp on Sunday, January 16 from 8am to 4pm in the gym. May will send out more details regarding that to all of those students and families.


Our winter guard invitational will take place on April 2 in the gym! This event is a chance for local groups to come and perform for an audience as well as get feedback from adjudicators. We will need parent and student volunteers for that.


Albuquerque/UNM Jazz Festival: We are THRILLED to be back hosting the annual Albuquerque/UNM Jazz Festival on February 17, 18, and 19! How can you help? WE NEED SPONSORS! Sponsors will help offset the costs of the festival and ensure that all expenses are covered. If you know of a business, doctor, dentist, etc. that would be willing to be a sponsor for this event, please reach out to our jazz festival chairperson, Monica Orr. (craftymonica@att.net).


ZERO HOUR SCHEDULE (beginning on January 10): This schedule for wind ensemble and symphonic band will be used until spring break. It will allow us to focus on specific sections and address details in the literature we will be playing.


Mondays: All students

Tuesday: Woodwinds Only

Wednesday: Woodwind and Brass Only(Percussion will be working with Ryan Merrill)

Thursday: Brass and Percussion Only

Friday: All students


Again, this begins on January 10. To clarify...

Woodwind students will have zero hour M, T, W, F

Brass students will have zero hour M, W, Th, F

Percussion students will have zero hour, M, W, Th, F

*Winter Guard will meet every day in the auxiliary gym.


Calendar, Emails, Etc.: Please make sure you continue to read all email announcements and have dates of upcoming events on your personal calendars. If you have specific questions, you can send them to me (dubbs@aps.edu). We will have information and time frames out soon for our pre-festival performance on February 24 and our district band festival (MPA) next month.


Thank you all for taking the time to read through this information. Again, we are excited to be back working with the students and look forward to a positive and productive semester!



WE ARE ELDORADO!


Mr. Dubbs

Weekly Newsletter - December 12th, 2021


Greetings from your new Band Boosters President.

As JP said last week, he has officially retired as the band booster president. My name is Jeremy Dencklau, and I'll be taking over for him. I can't begin to say how grateful I am to him for sticking around an extra semester to help us recover from last year. I know I have some big shoes to fill, and I will be doing my best to continue making this organization great and providing extraordinary support to this band program.

Poinsettias/Luminarias

I want to thank everyone who helped make our annual poinsettia and luminaria fundraisers a great success. Everyone who purchased items, hauled poinsettias, ordered materials, built luminarias... It takes a concerted effort to make these happen each year, but it makes great money for the organization, so thanks to all.

One more week to go!

This week is finals week, so good luck to all the students as they study and prepare. You've all worked very hard this year so far, so take the time to finish strong and then rest well during your upcoming break.


I hope you all have a restful holiday break. Enjoy the time with family and friends and rest up from a busy, but productive semester.

Go Eagles!

JD


And now a word from Mr. Dubbs...


Band Families,


Congratulations to our students for their performances at the jazz and concert band concerts! We are very proud of the work they put into preparing those performances and we hope you enjoyed them. Thank you very much for joining us!


Thank you as well to those who were able to help us build luminarias yesterday! We appreciate your support with this important fundraiser.


Thank you to JP and Susan Bowdoin for hosting the booster holiday party yesterday! I hope everyone had a great time and we truly appreciate them hosting the event. Again, their service to this organization over the last nine years is truly appreciated and we can't thank them enough for everything they have done!


As explained in the email from Thursday, the zero hour final was given this past Friday. All other finals for other band classes will take place tomorrow (MONDAY). The regularly scheduled final exam times for band classes throughout the week may be used to study for other classes.


PLEASE BE REMINDED THAT THERE IS NO ZERO HOUR THIS WEEK. All instruments, color guard equipment, etc. must be taken home on MONDAY. The storage room will be locked Tuesday through the last day of the semester.


I hope everyone has a wonderful, safe, and restful holiday break! See you in 2022!


WE ARE ELDORADO!


Mr. Dubbs

Weekly Newsletter - December 5th, 2021


Welcome to December!

There's a lot going on this week, so please read through this entire message so you don't miss anything..

First up, Poinsettias are still being delivered as we speak. If you have time to assist TODAY with the last few batches, please reach out to Jennifer Lange at fundraising@eldorado.band.

We will have Poinsettias available at the Wednesday concert in the PAC if you didn't preorder. Bring cash, check or card and stock up!

Also at Wednesday's concert we will have Spirit Wear available with a special flash sale of 10 letterman jackets for a ridiculous price. Those will go quick!


Luminaria Build is this coming Saturday, December 11th. ALL students are needed at Eldorado at 9:00 AM - 12:00 to help build the Luminarias. We could use a few adults to come help out as well if you have time to come join in. It will be chilly Saturday morning so dress accordingly and we will have coffee and hot chocolate available.

If you ordered Luminarias you may come to school and pick them up between 10:30 and 12:00.

***If you have been helping fold Luminaria bags, we need you to bring them folded and ready to Wednesday's concert. And Thank You for helping!


This Saturday is the annual Booster Christmas Party hosted by Susan and I! Leave the kids at home and come enjoy some holiday cheer with the Board and your fellow boosters on this Saturday evening from 6-10pm. Hit this Evite Link with your RSVP.

This is the end of my time as your Booster President here at the end of a very busy semester and my last newsletter to you. Jeremy Dencklau is stepping up as your Board President and you are in great hands with him and the rest of your rock star board! I'll sign off by saying these years as an Eagle Band Parent go quickly. Get out there and volunteer with the band and soak up the time with your amazing band students!! Many thanks to our fantastic Band Directors Mr. Dubbs and Mr. Snowden for letting my hang out all these years!

Happy Holidays, and Go Eagles!!

JP


And now a word from Mr. Dubbs...


Band Families,


It's concert week! We hope you can join us for some terrific performances that our students will be presenting this week. Here is our schedule...


MONDAY: Zero Hour for all groups


TUESDAY: Zero Hour for all groups (Winter Guard will be in the PAC for zero hour)

JAZZ BAND CONCERT AT 6:30pm in the PAC

All jazz band students will need to report to the band room, in full uniform, no later than 6:00pm.

All students will also be required to stay for the entire performance and will be assigned to put away specific equipment. The order of groups will be:

EHS Jazz 3

EHS Jazz 2

EHS Jazz 1

UNM Jazz Band 2

*We are happy to welcome UNM Jazz 2! In addition, we encourage all students who are not in jazz bands this year to come support our current jazz students. Those students can earn lettering points by getting a program, writing a paragraph about what they heard at the concert, and turning it into me the following day by Thursday.


WEDNESDAY: Zero Hour for all groups (Wind Ensemble needs to arrive early to set up in the PAC)

WINTER BAND CONCERT AT 6:30pm in the PAC

Concert band students must be set up in the orchestra room to warm up by 6:00pm. Symphonic and Wind Ensemble students not in that group, must report to the band room by 6:00pm and be in the PAC by 6:15pm to watch the concert band perform. All students are required to stay for the entire concert and help put equipment away.


*If you could bring a box of candy canes or other individually wrapped treats to share as people leave the concert, we would appreciate it. In addition, if you would like to bring a pair of socks or some canned goods for those in need, we will be collecting those and getting them to organizations to share with people in need. There will be tables out in the lobby for you to place those items. Thank you!


THURSDAY: NO ZERO HOUR


FRIDAY: ZERO HOUR FINAL FOR ALL ZERO HOUR GROUPS AT 6:45am. After that, Mr. Rombach-Kendall, Director of Bands at UNM, will be speaking with all students who made CONCERT all-state groups this year.

ALL INSTRUMENTS SHOULD GO HOME THIS DAY OR MONDAY FOR THE WINTER BREAK. YOU WILL NOT NEED THEM DURING FINALS WEEK.


SATURDAY: Luminaria Assembly at EHS - 9:00am. LETTERING POINTS WILL BE GIVEN TO ALL WHO CAN HELP. MORE HANDS MAKE THIS GO QUICKER!!!

TUBA CHRISTMAS - Informational flyers are attached to this email.


Looking ahead...

*THERE WILL BE NO ZERO HOUR FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 13

*Concert Band and Jazz Bands will be taking their final exams on Monday, December 13 in class, as I will be at a conference the remainder of the week. Please make sure you are there to take those exams.

*Please try to attend our feeder school winter concerts and support those programs.

Jackson Middle School Winter Concert - December 9, 6:10pm in the Jackson Gym

Hoover Middle School Winter Concert - December 14, 6:30pm in the Hoover Gym

Eisenhower Middle School Winter Concert - December 13, 6:30pm in the Eisenhower Gym


Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to getting back to playing in January for a great spring semester!


WE ARE ELDORADO!


Mr. Dubbs

Weekly Newsletter - November 28th, 2021


Hello Band Families!

With the long weekend behind us, it's time to focus on December! More celebration to come...

First up, Mr. Claspell needs Your help with Uniforms this week! This week we need 6 volunteers each day, Monday through Friday after school. Come give us a hand distributing Concert Uniforms. Here's a Sign Up Link so you can pick the days that work for you. THANK YOU!!

Next, Luminarias and Poinsettias are still on the Band Store for sale! The pre orders have been a big help and we've got plenty of both to sell still! Share that link with friends and family and help us make this year a big one for our band!

Last from me, our annual Booster Christmas Party! Leave the kids at home and come enjoy some holiday cheer with the Board and your fellow boosters on Saturday, December 11th from 6-10pm. Hit this Evite Link with your RSVP so we know who's joining in this year. We want all of our Band Boosters to come celebrate whether you volunteered for every event, one event, or you just made sure your Band Student made it to zero hour!!

Have a great week!

JP


And now a word from Mr. Dubbs...


Band Families,


I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving holiday!


We have a regular schedule this school week and zero hour classes will meet each day.


Our concerts are right around the corner. The jazz concert is on December 7 at 6:30pm in the PAC. This concert will feature all three EHS Jazz Bands as well as our guest group, UNM Jazz Band 2!!! Jazz band shirts and ties have been ordered and will be here in time for the concert. Uniform charges have been added to these students’ accounts.


Our winter band concert will take place on December 8 at 6:30pm in the PAC. This concert will feature the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble. Students will be fitted this week for concert uniforms and will be wearing those for performances for the remainder of the year. The only charge for that uniform will be the tuxedo shirt that all students wear. Students will be required to wear long black dress socks and black dress shoes. Most students wear their marching band shoes. If anyone has questions about this, please send a note to myself or our uniform coordinator, Mr. Claspell, at uniforms@eldorado.band.


Regarding our winter concert on the 8th, we usually have students bring cookies to share with everyone at this concert. Given the current situation with health guidelines, etc, we thought it would be a fun idea to have all students bring a box of candy canes or other individually pre-packaged treats to share instead of cookies. When the concert is over, students and families are welcome to take a treat with you.


In addition, we will be collecting canned goods and/or socks for those in need this holiday season at this concert. We will take all of these donations to local groups in need.


Thank you all for your support and have a great week!


WE ARE ELDORADO!


Mr. Dubbs


Weekly Newsletter - November 21st, 2021


Hello Band Families!

Looks like our Luminaria and Poinsettia fundraiser is off to a great start this year ! Thank you all who are supporting the band for the holidays!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours this week. Be safe if you're traveling.

That’s all from me, have a great week!

JP


And now a word from Mr. Dubbs...


Band Families,


The following band students will be performing a concert with the district 7 honor band today: Mina Gentry, Sydney Snowden, Ryan Dencklau, Nick Orr, Tye Munoz-Andrada, Alex Knigge, Justin Williams, and Cameron Galdony. We are very proud of the work they put into this performance this weekend and wish them the best of luck. Due to safety guidelines, only two immediate members of their families will be allowed to attend in person. However, the following is a link where where anyone can watch the performance livestream. The middle school honor band begins at 3 PM and the high school honor band will follow.


https://sites.google.com/aps.edu/district-vii-honor-band-progra/home


Conferences will be taking place on Monday and Tuesday of this week. I sent a link out last week for anyone that may like to meet regarding their child's progress in band. If you feel the need to have a discussion with me, please let me know and we can set up a Google Meet.


Our concerts are right around the corner. The jazz concert is on December 7 at 6:30pm in the PAC. This concert will feature all three EHS Jazz Bands as well as our guest group, UNM Jazz Band 2!!! Jazz band shirts and ties have been ordered and will be here in time for the concert. Uniform charges have been added to these students’ accounts.


Our winter band concert will take place on December 8 at 6:30pm in the PAC. This concert will feature the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble. Students will be fitted next week for Concert Band uniforms during classes and will be wearing those for performances for the remainder of the year. The only charge for that uniform will be the tuxedo shirt that all students wear. Students will be required to wear long black dress socks and black dress shoes. Most students wear their marching band shoes. If anyone has questions about this, please send a note to myself or our uniform coordinator, Mr. Claspell, at uniforms@eldorado.band.


Regarding our winter concert on the 8th, we usually have students bring cookies to share with everyone at this concert. Given the current situation with health guidelines, etc, we thought it would be a fun idea to have all students bring a box of candy canes or other individually pre-packaged treats to share instead of cookies. When the concert is over, students and families are welcome to take a treat with you.


In addition, we will be collecting canned goods and/or socks for those in need this holiday season at this concert. We will take all of these donations to local groups in need.


Thank you all for your support! We hope you have a terrific and safe Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family.


WE ARE ELDORADO!


Mr. Dubbs


Weekly Newsletter - November 14th, 2021


Hello Band Families!

I don't have much for you this week except to say that this coming Friday, November 19th is our deadline for pre orders for Luminarias and Poinsettias. Share our Band Store link with family and friends and encourage them and get some Luminarias and Poinsettias ordered!

That’s all from me, have a great week!

JP


And now a word from Mr. Dubbs...


Parents and Students,



I hope everyone had a great weekend! We do not have a huge amount going on this week.


Wind ensemble, symphonic band, and winter guard will meet at zero hour each day this week. These classes start at 6:28am. It is important that we start right on time. Students must be in their seats and ready to go. All percussionists should arrive early and allow time to set up all of their equipment.


We are working very fast with all groups to prepare for our winter concerts next month. Daily attendance is extremely important given the lack of rehearsals we have. Also, if any band student does not have the Foundations for Superior Performance book, please get a copy by Friday of this week. This is available at Baum's Music. Please let me know if anyone has issues in getting this by that date.


Congratulations to the following students who will be participating in the District 7 Honor Band this coming weekend at Cibola High School:


Mina Gentry

Sydney Snowden

Ryan Dencklau

Nicholas Orr

Tye Munoz-Andrada

Justin Williams

Cameron Galdony


*These students should already have the schedule for Friday, Saturday, and the concert on Sunday. If you have questions about that schedule, please let me know asap! Best of luck to them!


We will be holding off for a later date for the December 3 jazz fundraiser concert. The Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra was supposed to be performing at that concert but has not been performing lately due to current mandates. Again, we will look at a date for that in the spring.


Our WinterJazz concert will still be on December 7 at 6:30pm. I am excited to announce that UNM Jazz Band 2 will be guest performers that evening!


Our concert bands (wind ensemble, symphonic band, concert band, and winter guard) will perform on December 8 at 6:30pm.


I hope everyone has a great week!


WE ARE ELDORADO!


Mr. Dubbs


Weekly Newsletter - November 7th, 2021


Hello Band Families!

It was great to see everyone at the Marching Band Award Ceremony yesterday! Many thanks to Board and our Directors for making it happen, and of course for our amazing students for a great performance!

Nothing big from me this week. We will soon transition the newsletter over to Jeremy, your new Board President. Stay tuned!

Last thing from me this week, don't for get to head over to the Band Store and get your Luminarias and Poinsettias ordered!

That’s all from me, have a great week!

JP


And now a word from Mr. Dubbs...


Parents and Students,


Thank you all again for joining us yesterday at the marching band awards ceremony. Again, we appreciate everyone’s support and effort throughout the marching season this year. It was a wonderful way to finish our season.


We will continue with zero hour auditions this week. Students who have not auditioned should already know what day they come in. They should arrive before 6:28 AM, warm up in a practice room, and then will be brought into the audition room.


Due to the Veterans Day holiday on Thursday, we will start our zero our bands on Friday. Results for sections that have already auditioned and those auditioning this week will be posted in the next few days. Again, all students are receiving a grade for performing this audition. Given the short amount of time until our winter concerts, we will be working very fast on learning our music.


If any students knows on an EHS that is not in our program and is interested in participating in Winter Guard, please have them come and see us. That group will continue to meet zero hour as well as Tuesday afternoons. We would love to have more students involved in that program.


Here is our schedule for this week:

Monday: B day

Tuesday: B day

Wednesday: A day

Thursday: No School

Friday: A day


I hope everyone has a great week!



WE ARE ELDORADO!


Mr. Dubbs


Weekly Newsletter - October 31st, 2021


And so Bandtober comes to a close…

If you thought things would settle down now, it only gets more fun from here! Welcome to Concert Season!

First up though, a reminder that this next Saturday, November 6th at 12:00 PM we will be celebrating out amazing band students at the annual Marching Band Awards Ceremony. We’ll see you in the Gym.

Students, you’ll be turning in your marching uniform, shirt and bibs. No need to clean, just bring them to the awards ceremony for turn in.

Parents, we need 8 volunteers to help with uniform turn in right after the awards ceremony. Just jump in and help on Saturday.

Next up, let’s talk Winter Guard. Color Guard kicks off their Winter Guard Season and we need family members interested in working on their planning committee. We’ll have a WG Committee kick off meeting on Tuesday, November 9th at 6pm (right before the November Booster meeting. If you’re interested, come join in!

The Holidays are coming! Which means you should be pre ordering your Luminarias and Poinsettias TODAY!! Go to the Eldorado Band Store and order yours today. The students will have a build event in early December and you can pick up your order then, or have it delivered! Make the place festive and help the band with a great fundraiser!

That’s all from me, have a great week!

JP


And now a word from Mr. Dubbs...


Band Families,


Thank you for your support and participation at the "Halloween Game" this past Thursday. It was great to see our students in costume and having a good time! This is our last regular game of the season. However, if our team has a playoff game in town, we will most likely be attending that game pending events we have on the band calendar. Stay tuned!


Students who are auditioning for concert or jazz all-state groups, must sign up for a recording slot outside the band room door asap! THE ALL-STATE FORM THAT WAS HANDED OUT MUST BE SIGNED BY A PARENT IN ORDER TO AUDITION. Although there is no school on Tuesday, we have a handful of audition times available that day for those who may not want to stay after school on Wednesday or Thursday. (JAZZ BAND AUDITIONS will take place during jazz band class times).


Here is the schedule for the week:


Monday, Nov. 1 - We will be recording a few concert all-state auditions during zero hour.

MIDDLE SCHOOL TOUR! We are on a B schedule on MONDAY. After our first period class, students will report to the band room. If students need to turn something into a class for the day, they can do that before we leave. Also, make sure that you stay ahead of things and find out assignments you will be missing.


Attire...please wear band t-shirts, letter jackets, or other EHS attire, jeans (NO HOLES), and tennis shoes!

All woodwind and brass students should bring their flip folders. We will play our marching show but will play a few pep tunes as well.

All students are expected to display their best behavior at all times, wear masks while on the buses, and be great representatives of our school and program.


Tuesday, Nov. 2 - No School, HOWEVER, concert all-state audition times are available in the morning. Make sure you sign up.


Wednesday, Nov. 3 - Zero hour for trumpet auditions - wind ensemble and symphonic band.

Jazz 1 All-State Auditions - During Class

Concert All-State auditions - After school (must sign up outside the band room for a time)


Thursday, Nov. 4 - Zero hour for trombone, euphonium, tuba auditions - wind ensemble and symphonic band

Jazz 2 and Jazz 3 All-State Auditions - During Class

Concert All-State Auditions - After school (must sign up outside the band room for a time. This is the last day for auditions).


Friday, Nov. 5 - Zero hour for clarinet/bass clarinet auditions - wind ensemble/symphonic band


Looking ahead...


The week of Nov. 8 will be as follows...

Nov. 8 - B Day (flute/oboe/horn auditions - zero hour)

Nov. 9 - B Day (saxophone auditions - zero hour)

Nov. 10 - A Day (Percussion audition - zero hour)

Nov. 11 - NO SCHOOL (Veterans Holiday)

Nov. 12 - A Day (first day of wind ensemble/symphonic band)


*NOTE ABOUT AUDITIONS* Auditions will be blind. A monitor will escort each student into the room. Results will be based on the performance of the audition material and groups will be balanced based on the needs of each ensemble.


Best of luck to all of our students in their auditions. Let us know if you have any questions.


WE ARE ELDORADO!


Mr. Dubbs


Weekly Newsletter - October 24th, 2021

Happy Sunday Band Family,

Congrats to all of our students for all their hard work and achievement this last week. It has been jam packed and they've done a great job!

A huge thank you to all of you who helped make Bandtober happen!! Chaperones, Food and Fun, Hydro Crew, Pit Crew, Uniforms.... THANK YOU ALL!!!

I'll keep it brief this week as Mr. Dubbs has a lot to share. Thursday Football. New Spirit Wear!

Don't forget you can go to the Band's Store to pre order Luminarias and Poinsettias.

More to come.. Have a great week!

JP


And now a word from Mr. Dubbs...


Band Families,


Congratulations to the EHS marching band for their terrific performances in both preliminary and finals competition at the Zia Marching Fiesta yesterday. The band placed second in class 3A and received the outstanding music award during preliminary competition. They were also chosen as one of 10 finalist bands to perform in the evening and ended up with the 10th place award. Mr. Snowden and I could not be more proud of how they performed, how they conducted themselves as students, and the progress they made throughout an interesting marching season. We are proud to say that the Eldorado Band is back!


A huge thanks goes to our parent chaperones, water crew, pit crew, and to Mrs. Wiseman and her family for setting up lunch and dinner for the students! We truly appreciate your time in supporting our students and staff, not only at this event but throughout the season.


Thank you to our amazing marching band staff! Mr. Sanks, Mr. Owen, Mr. Christmas, May Souriyangyong (color guard), Autumn Marie (color guard), Ryan Merill (percussion), Josue Hernandez, and Rachael Baca. We truly appreciate their time and expertise with teaching and guiding our students on and off of the field. We are very lucky to have them!


Speaking of our marching season, here is what we have left...


Thursday, October 28 - Football game at Milne Stadium. This is our "Halloween Game". Section leaders should have communicated with sections what each section will be dressed as for this game. There will be no field show, but we will be playing pep tunes in the stands throughout the game. IF ANYONE NEEDS ASSISTANCE WITH A COSTUME, PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP.


Monday, November 1 - Marching Band Middle School Tour!!!

Since our 8th grade night was canceled (TWICE), we were fortunate to set up a middle school tour during the school day. WE WILL BE CHECKING GRADES TO SEE IF STUDENTS ARE IN GOOD ACADEMIC STANDING TO ATTEND THIS TOUR. We will be traveling to Hoover, Jackson, and Eisenhower by school bus. We will leave around 9:15am and will return before school is out. More details will be out soon about the attire for this event.


Saturday, November 6 - Marching Awards Ceremony - 12:00pm. (front ensemble will set up at 11:30am). All woodwind and brass students will arrive by 11:15am for shirt distribution and warm-up. We will perform our marching show in the courtyard for families, as well as pass out awards. After that, those who wish to play dodgeball in the Auxiliary Gym may do so for an hour or so. (Those who wish to do that will of course need to wear masks). We will also be taking a picture of the band in full uniform at this event.


This Tuesday, 10-26, at 3:00pm, the color guard will be taking inventory of equipment. May will have more details out soon about the schedule for Color Guard for the rest of this semester and Winter Guard plans for the spring.


Zero Hour: This is what we have coming up...


10-25 Thru 11-1: The band room will be open each morning for individual practice. As stated in previous emails, all students will be auditioning for zero hour groups, including concert band students. Students who are not currently in concert band will be placed in either Wind Ensemble or Symphonic Band based on their audition. Pending audition results, some concert band students may earn a spot in one of those ensembles as well. Every student will earn a grade for this audition.


All students must have bell covers (flutes must have flute masks). Most students should have these from last year. If anyone does not have these materials, we need to know asap.


No school on 11-2 due to election day.


Zero Hour auditions will begin on 11/3.


Regarding bell covers for wind instruments, Mrs. Claspell is organizing a crew of parents to make some new covers for our students. If you sew or would like to help, please reach out to her at secretary@eldorado.band.


We appreciate your continued support of our program! Enjoy the rest of your day!


WE ARE ELDORADO!


Mr. Dubbs


Weekly Newsletter - October 17th, 2021

Happy Sunday Band!


Congratulations to our amazing Students!! And thanks to all of you who helped support yesterday's event!


And now a word from Mr. Dubbs...


Parents and Students,


Congratulations to the marching band on receiving 2nd place in class 5A at the 41st New Mexico Pageant of Bands yesterday! Congratulations as well to our percussion students and their instructor, Ryan Merill, for receiving the Outstanding Percussion section award for class 5A. We are very proud of all the students in the marching band and the work they have put into the show thus far. We look forward to seeing the improvements they will make this week as we push toward the Zia competition.


Thank you very much to our marching band staff, chaperones, parent helpers, and those who volunteered to work at POB. Your time and effort in making this a smooth and successful event are very much appreciated.


Congratulations as well to our concert band and jazz ensembles for their fall concert this past Wednesday! You all did a great job and it was a thrill to see you back on stage again.


Here is the schedule for this week...


*STUDENT ASSIGNMENT FOR WOODWINDS AND BRASS (DUE WEDNESDAY) IS IN THE GOOGLE CLASSROOM. You will record and submit your playing of the ballad and closer for the marching show. Instructions are in the classroom. Code for that class if you are not in it is: egtkend. Percussion and Guard are receiving assessment grades based on your performance in rehearsals.


Monday: Woodwind and Brass sectionals in the courtyard from 2:35pm to 3:15pm. Please make sure you all have your music, as we will be taking our comments from Pageant of Bands and using them to improve music for District MPA and Zia.


Tuesday: District MPA Marching Assessment at Milne Stadium. This is a free event and open to the public. The itinerary is on the following link: https://www.eldorado.band/Calendar. Please keep in mind that we will not have our regular Tuesday rehearsal due to this event. If you are not going home between the last school bell and report time, please have all of your uniform parts with you in your garment bag when you get to school. A couple of practice rooms will be available for all garment bags. MAKE SURE YOUR GARMENT BAG IS LABELED WITH YOUR NAME. Allow time that morning to store your uniform and get to the field on time for rehearsal.


Wednesday: If your instrument was on the truck from Tuesday's performance, please arrive to zero hour early to unload it from the truck. We will need to start rehearsal on time!


Thursday and Friday: Regular zero hour rehearsal


Saturday: ZIA!!! Please see the itinerary at the following link. It is a long day! We wish all students the best of luck!

https://www.eldorado.band/Calendar

The following information below is from the UNM staff and Zia officials. Details about ticket prices can also be found at the following site. https://www.unm.edu/~bands/Zia_marching_Fest.html


*The stadium will charge $7 for parking. This is only payable by credit/debit card.

*In fact, no cash is accepted for tickets or concessions either--card only.

*University Stadium has also instituted a "clear bag policy." Below are their requirements:

*All patrons who choose to bring bags into the game must abide by the clear bag policy

*Clear Bags may be no larger than 12”x6”x12”

*If patrons do not have a clear bag, they may bring in a gallon-sized freezer bag

*Palm-sized clutch purses or wallets do not need to abide by clear bag policy

*Non-clear medical bags are permitted and subject to inspection

*Diaper bags are permitted if entering with a child but are subject to inspection

*Seat cushions without arms or pockets are permitted

*Backpacks, fanny packs, printed pattern bags, reusable grocery bags, mesh or straw bags, duffle bags, or large totes (larger than 12’x6’x12”) are NOT permitted

*If you choose to bring in a blanket, the blanket must be carried in separately and not placed in the clear bag

*If your bag gets turned away at the gate due to not following clear bag policy, you will need to return it to your vehicle, as we have no area to store it

*Patrons are encouraged to leave all bags at home to speed up the entry process into the stadium


Looking Ahead...

Wednesday, October 20 at 6:30pm - Eisenhower Middle School Band Concert in the EMS gym. Students may bring in a program and 1 paragraph about the concert for lettering points.


Thursday, October 21 at 6:30pm - Hoover Middle School Band Concert in the HMS gym. (IMPORTANT) Mr. Kelly has invited any alumni (others may join as well) to play at the concert. He needs to know by MONDAY (tomorrow) of anyone that might be able to play so he can get the music to you. I will find out logistics about what to wear, etc. from him. Thanks for your consideration and support! Students may bring in a program and 1 paragraph about the concert for lettering points.


Thursday, October 21 at 6:00pm - Jackson Middle School Concert in the JMS gym. Students may bring in a program and 1 paragraph about the concert for lettering points.


Thursday, October 28 at 7:00pm - Football Game at Milne Stadium. This game was initially set for October 30 and was rescheduled. This is our "Halloween Game". Students will be dressing up in a Halloween costume (sections will decide a theme) and be playing pep tunes in the stands. We WILL NOT be performing the show that evening. Report time is 5:45pm at Eldorado.


*EHS PARENTS - If you sew, we need your help!!! We will be purchasing some material for new/improved bell covers for wind instruments. We have a pattern that seems fairly easy to follow. We will have a sign-up soon for this. Thank you in advance for your help!


ZERO HOUR AUDITIONS FOR WIND ENSEMBLE AND SYMPHONIC BAND - Music will be available on Tuesday for zero hour ensembles. As stated in previous communications, all woodwind, brass, and percussion students will be performing this music for me and Mr. Snowden. See the band calendar for the days of these auditions. More information about the zero hour schedule after Zia will be out later this week.


District 7 Honor Band - Congratulations to the following students who after being nominated, were selected to participate in the District 7 Honor Band! Mina Gentry, Sydney Snowden, Ryan Dencklau, Nick Orr, Tye Munoz-Andrada, Alex Knigge, Justin Williams, and Cameron Galdony.This event will take place on Nov. 19, 20, and 21 at Cibola High School. (These students have all received information about this weekend).


Thank you all for your continued support! We appreciate you!


WE ARE ELDORADO!


Mr. Dubbs


Weekly Newsletter - October 10th, 2021


Happy Sunday Band Family! It's GO TIME!!


It's a big week for our Eldorado Band and that means it's a big week for our VOLUNTEERS!! WE NEED YOU! Pageant of Bands is an all day event that takes volunteers from every band that participates. Eldorado is one of the largest bands to participate in POB so we are required to have a great deal of volunteers. This year we need 45 volunteers, and right now, we are in need of at least 25 more!! Please help our Band out this weekend by volunteering for a shift or two. You can SIGN UP HERE.


Coming up in the next few weeks for Chaperones; District Marching Music Performance Assessment and Zia Marching Fiesta.


You should have received an email about Pre Orders for POB patches, pins and tickets. Please make those purchases by TOMORROW by 5pm. You can visit the Band Store Here.


Coming soon at this week's football game - New Spirit Wear! Come visit the table and stock up!

Also coming soon, Christmas which means our annual Luminaria and Poinsettia Sale! Pre order yours on the Band Store Today!


Not getting the Texts? Log into Charms and make sure you add everyone's cell phone so we can reach you.

Forgot what was in the newsletter? Remember you can find this and all past newsletters on the website at https://www.eldorado.band !


Have a great week Eagles and Good Luck at POB!

JP


And now, a Word From Mr. Dubbs,


Band Families,


I hope everyone had a terrific fall break! Here is our busy schedule for the week…


Monday: October 11

Zero Hour for all students

After School (2:35pm to 3:15pm) - Brass and Woodwind Sectionals (all should be there unless you are an athlete and have a game).


Tuesday: October 12

Zero Hour for all students

Marching Rehearsal (3pm to 5:15pm) - All students should be there unless athletes who have a game. We will be cleaning all parts of the show.


Wednesday: October 13

PSAT - SOPHOMORES and JUNIORS WHO SIGNED UP. NO REGULAR SCHOOL DAY AND NO ZERO HOUR.


Fall Band Concert: 6:30pm in the PAC. This will feature our Concert Band and our 3 jazz bands! Report time for students will be 6pm. The attire for this concert for all groups will be band t-shirt (tucked in), jeans (no holes), and tennis shoes. We will be distributing concert uniforms in the coming weeks after marching season and making decisions on jazz band uniforms as well.

* All students in this concert are required to stay and support all of the groups. In addition, everyone will be required to help put equipment away when we are done.

* Please do not forget that in addition to students wearing masks and bell covers on instruments, that all guests must wear a mask while inside the building. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


Thursday: October 14

WEAR YOUR BAND T-SHIRT ON THIS DAY

Zero Hour for all students

After school practice at Wilson Stadium 3pm to 5pm

*All students must have a ride over there and will need to be picked up when we leave the game. Have your uniform pants, long black dress socks, marching shoes, with you in your garment bag.

Boosters will provide dinner for students in the south parking lot of Wilson Stadium.

We will then use the Manzano High School music building to change and prep for the game. (STUDENTS MUST WEAR A MASK IN THE APPROPRIATE MANNER WHILE IN THE MHS MUSIC BUILDING. Again, have your uniform bag to store your school clothes. MAKE SURE YOUR UNIFORM BAG HAS A NAME TAG ON IT.


Regarding the game, this is our Rescheduled 8th grade night, where students from our feeder schools will be joining us in the stands. We need a positive and welcoming atmosphere for these students. We want them to have a fantastic time.


We are also visitors that evening and will sit on the east side of Wilson Stadium. We will be performing our show to the east side as well.


We will be leaving the game after halftime! Due to our not having zero hour on Wednesday and Pageant of Bands being on Saturday, we MUST meet on Friday morning to rehearse.


Friday: October 15

Zero Hour for all students! Drumline, Pit, Color Guard, and students that have instruments on the truck, should be there early so we can start on time.


Saturday: October 16

PAGEANT OF BANDS

(See itinerary on Band Website:)


Students, please make sure you have all music memorized and all students should be ready for a productive week! Good luck to our students!


WE ARE ELDORADO!


Mr. Dubbs


Weekly Newsletter - October 3rd, 2021


Welcome to BANDTOBER!!


It's a big month with our three big band events coming up: Pageant of Bands on October 16th, District Marching Music Performance Assessment on October 19th, and Zia Marching Fiesta on October 23rd. Good Luck Eagles!


Thanks to everyone who supported the California Pizza Kitchen fundraiser last week. We raised an easy $300 for the band!


Calling all volunteers!! (Yeah, that's you too...) I'll be raising this up a lot for the next couple weeks. We Need Many Volunteers to help out with Pageant of Bands.

Our commitment to POB this year is roughly 40 volunteers to help run the event. Grab a slot on our POB Signup Genius Page for as many shifts and jobs as you can! (You'll hear more about the individual jobs from our POB committee after you get signed up.


Not getting the Texts? Log into Charms and make sure you add everyone's cell phone so we can reach you.

Forgot what was in the newsletter? Remember you can find this and all past newsletters on the website at https://www.eldorado.band !


Have a great week!

JP


And now, a Word From Mr. Dubbs,


Band Families,


Thank you all for your flexibility with the football game on Thursday. The weather was certainly interesting but we appreciate everyone's willingness to adapt.


Students auditioning for all-state should have signed up already outside the band room. I hope everyone read the previous email from Thursday about the changes for the all-state events. If you have questions, please let me know. In the meantime, I will hopefully be sending out links soon with recordings of the etudes. Jazz recordings are already available at nmmea.com.


This week:

Monday: Zero Hour for all members

Afternoon woodwind and brass sectionals. Again, we are adding new visuals to the show so make sure you attend.


Tuesday: Zero Hour for all members

Marching practice from 3pm to 5:15pm. Everyone must attend unless you are an athlete and have a game.


Wednesday: Zero Hour for all members


Thursday and Friday: FALL BREAK...ENJOY! Reminder: We are not performing at the football game this weekend.


We have a busy couple of weeks ahead of us! Everyone's participation, attendance, and effort are extremely important as we enter our marching competitions for the next two weeks. Please be at every rehearsal, get lots of rest, and stay hydrated. (See the band website for our competition itineraries).


Finally, Mr. Snowden and I wanted to reiterate what we discussed with students at our zero hour meeting last Monday. If you see or hear of something going on in the band or at school that shouldn't be, it is your responsibility to let us know. We are here to help and support ALL of our students. If a student is not treating another student well, don't let it slide. Come to me or Mr. Snowden and let us know. If we don't know about it, we can't address it. Remember to be good humans!


Have a good week and a safe fall break!


WE ARE ELDORADO!


Mr. Dubbs