Last week section leaders met with the directors and drum majors to review procedures and have a mental walk through of the new show. Then they practiced the music in order to be ready for full band practices which began Aug. 3. Practices will run from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. until Aug. 12, when they will be held from 4-7 p.m. On Aug. 19 the band will hold their annual exhibition for parents and community members from 5-6 p.m. at the practice field.
School begins for GWISD students on Aug. 24. Practice will be after school from 4-7 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays. On Wednesdays sectional practice will take place from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.. Thursdays the band will practice from 4-5 p.m.
This year the UIL marching contest will be Oct. 17. Details will be announced as the date nears. The band boosters are busy stocking the concession stands and preparing for a busy season. There are many exciting events for the 2009-10 school year.
The first Band Boosters meeting will be Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. in the band hall. All band parents are invited to attend.