Tournament of Roses T-Shirt  Delivery Schedule!

Tournament of Roses T-Shirts will be in and ready for distribution Friday Night - 12-19-14!!!

Come by the band hall between 6-8 pm Friday night, or 12-2 Saturday to pick up your pre-ordered Tournament of Roses shirt!

The boosters will have additional spirit items available for last-minute Christmas gifts.  And the school has a few Tournament of Roses Programs ($10 - cash or check to RRHS-Band)

December 9, 2014

Clearing up some confusion on Tournament of Roses memorabilia....

 

  • Tournament of Roses Video Sales - $25   for the first video - $20 for each additional video.  Orders are due 12/18.  Click  HERE - to download the video order form.
  • HERE'S THE ONE WITH THE BIG TIME CRUNCH!  Tournament of Roses T-Shirts!  DEADLINE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER is MIDNIGHT TONIGHT- (Wednesday, 12-10).   To receive your shirt before the trip - you must contact Lori Conerly before midnight tonight at lorilconerly@yahoo.com.  You can make your payment one of two ways:  If paying by credit card, you can contact Renee Acosta before  10 pm at 512-788-1817 and she will take your order over the phone.  If you are paying by cash or check (or credit card) - you can meet Lori at the bandhall  between 7-8 a.m. Friday morning.  All t-shirts must be pre-paid.  Short sleeved shirts are $15 - Long Sleeve - $18.

The delay has been a hold up in the licensing and copyright offices - Cheers to our Spirit Sales Team and Rock Sports for hanging in there and getting this done!  And thank you for your patience and understanding!

Click HERE to download the t-shirt order form.


Dragon Band Hits HIGH Note at Region Band Auditions

The Round Rock High School Dragon Band had a very successful weekend at the 2014 Region Band auditions that were held on December 5th and 6th at Cedar Ridge High School. 22 students from the Dragon Band advanced to Region band, and 12 of them advanced to Area. Congratulations to everyone on a job well done!


Reminder: Dragon Band Booster Meeting is Tuesday, Dec. 9th - Volunteer Appreciation Reception!

Hello Dragon Band Families!  Join us Tuesday night for a brief booster meeting followed by our Volunteer Appreciation Reception.  It's Tuesday, December 9 at 7:30 in the RRHS Band Hall.  The Booster Board is providing treats and refreshments for the volunteers.  Please RSVP here.   Click here for the agenda.

Spirit Wear Souvenir items must be turned in to the office by  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10 to assure delivery before the trip.  Click here for the order form.  

You can turn in your order form for your Tournament of Roses Video at the meeting... click here for the order form (Deadline is 12-18).

We hope to see you on Tuesday night.

Congratulations, Rock Drums!

The Rock Drums drumline competed this weekend at the Lonestar Classic, and put on a great show! In addition to their amazing performance, the Rock Drums 'Cymbal Chicks' came away from the competition with the 'Cymbal Caption' award. The following write-up was submitted by Lauren Hall:

"This weekend at the Lonestar Classic was a truly amazing experience for the cymbal chicks. This season was really tough because their music and visuals were so demanding and really pushed their limits. They took everything I threw at them head on and far exceeded my expectations. It was such a joy to watch them receive the award for best cymbal line. It was well deserved. These six girls have been so wonderful to work with and I have enjoyed watching them grow not only as musicians but as beautiful young ladies!"

Congratulations to Rock Drums on an amazing season, and congratulations to the 'Cymbal Chicks' for their stellar performance!
Go Rock!


Tournament of Roses BandFest Schedule Has Been Posted

Hello Dragon Band families. The 2015 Tournament of Roses BandFest schedule has been posted online. Here is the performance schedule:

Monday, December 29, 2014 - Session 1

1:00 pm Gates Open

1:30 pm Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band and Herald Trumpets Pasadena, CA

1:55 pm Robert E. Lee High School Mighty Rebel Band Midland, TX

2:15 pm Walton High School Marching Raider Band Marietta, GA

2:35 pm Cypress High School Centurion Imperial Brigade Cypress, CA

2:55 pm Cavalcade of Bands Honor Band Harrisburg, PA

3:15 pm The Tournament of Roses Salvation Army Band Los Angeles, CA

3:35 pm Escuela Secundaria General #5 Manuel R. Gutierrez Xalapa, Veracruz, Mex


Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - Session 1

9:00 am Gates Open

9:30 am Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band and Herald Trumpets Pasadena, CA

9:55 am Round Rock High School Dragon Band Round Rock, TX

10:15 am Lakota West High School Marching Firebirds West Chester ,OH

10:35 am Helsinger Pipegarde Elsinore Girls Marching Band Hornbaeck, Denmark

10:55 am Temple City High School Temple City,CA

11:15 am O'Fallon High School Township Marching Panthers O'Fallon, IL


Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - Session 2

1:30 pm Gates Open

2:00 pm Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band and Herald Trumpets Pasadena, CA

2:25 pm Los Angeles Unified School District Honor Band Los Angeles, CA

2:45 pm Koriyama Honor Green Band Koriyama, Japan

3:05 pm Maui High School "Saber" Marching Band Kahulhi, HI

3:25 pm Legacy High School Marching Band Broomfield, CO

3:45 pm Blue Springs High School The Golden Regiment Marching Band Blue Springs, MO

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you purchased either the Full Fan Package or the Inclusions Fan Package, a ticket for your entry to the BandFest event where Round Rock will be performing is included. If you did not purchase either of the fan packages and wish to order your BandFest tickets, it is HIGHLY recommended that you order them ASAP as tickets do sell out quickly. To order your BandFest ticket, visit the URL below:

http://store.sharpseating.com/merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=ssos&Product_Code=BF&Category_Code=

When selecting a date from the right side of the screen, select Dec 30th - 9:30am from the dropdown.


Rock Drums to Compete at Dripping Springs Drumline Invitational

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Good afternoon, Dragon Band families! If you are looking for something truly exciting to do this weekend, our very own Rock Drums drumline will be competing at the Dripping Springs Drumline Invitational. The "Thunder in the Hills" competition will feature drumlines from schools all over Texas, including a few from the Round Rock ISD.

The Dragon Band performance time is scheduled for 4:45pm, so if you plan on going, get there early as you would not want to miss a beat! For complete event details, including the schedule, visit the  competition website at http://dsbands.org/dlcontest/index.html

Go Rock! Go Drums! GO ROCK DRUMS!


RRHS Dragon Band Takes the #ALSIceBucketChallenge

What do you do with 359 sweaty band kids, 3 band directors, and 362 bright orange "LET'S DO THIS" Home Depot buckets? You take the #ALSIceBucketChallenge

The Dragon Band, with assistance from the Jaillet family, took the #ALSIceBucketChallenge on Tuesday, August 19th and challenged the Cedar Ridge HS Band, the James Bowie HS Marching Band, as well as our friends in the Blue Springs Golden Regiment Band out of Blue Springs, MO..

According to www.alsa.org, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.  Approximately 5,600 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with ALS each year. The incidence of ALS is two per 100,000 people, and it is estimated that as many as 30,000 Americans may have the disease at any given time.

The Dragon Band will be taking donations at tomorrow night's Parent Preview Night at Dragon Band Stadium and will combine the donations with what was raised prior to the challenge. One large donation will be made to the ALS Association (www.alsa.org) and the amount will be announced at the conclusion of tomorrow night's event.

Our extreme thanks and gratitude goes out to the Jaillet family (www.mjsarmy.org), to The Home Depot (I-35 & Louis Henna - Round Rock), Bush's Chicken, Freddy's Frozen Custard, The Corner Bakery, and to all of the Dragon Band families for helping us pull off this tremendous feat. We could not have done it without you!

#mjsarmy #ALSIceBucketChallenge



Interested In Being a Dragon Band Sponsor?

The Round Rock Band Boosters is now accepting sponsorships for the 2014-2015 band season!  If your business or family would like to be a Dragon Band sponsor, click the "Be a Sponsor" logo to the left to look over our Sponsorship Packet to see which sponsor level fits your needs.  We have updated our sponsor benefits this year and have some great things to offer!  If you have questions on any level, or would like more information, please contact our Vice President of Fundraising, Alison Shoepe, at ashoepe@austin.rr.com or (512) 573-6252.  Thanks in advance for your time and consideration!


Announcement Regarding Travel From Pasadena

A short while ago, Mr. Mobley sent out an e-mail to all parents regarding the Rose Parade travel arrangements. The e-mail stated the following:

Hello All,

I've had about a dozen parents ask about traveling separately from the band either prior to our departure from Round Rock or after our return or both. I want to accommodate this request to the extent possible. I know folks are making plans so it's important that this information gets to you now. I apologize for any delay in this information reaching you, there were several items that needed to be determined before we could move forward with a clear decision. Please see the following points.

All students marching in the Rose Parade:

  • Must travel together to Pasadena
  • Must stay in the same hotel and adhere to the band's itinerary for the duration of the official school trip (Dec. 28 - Jan 1)
  • May (with attached required documentation) stay AFTER the official school trip has ended and travel back home with their parents
  • Will pay the same price for the trip regardless of potential extended stay

There are a few reasons for these decisions.

  • Students marching in the parade need to travel together to insure everyone's arrival
  • Those wishing to visit with friends and family and extend their stay absolutely can do so after the official trip has ended
  • The travel company has consistent per person costs. If students travel apart from the group and "piecemeal" the trip (pay for hotel and tickets but not charter bus or meals, etc...) the trip costs cannot be consistent-the price of some student's trips being reduced causing others to be raised.
  • Further, seats on the bus as we travel to, from and around southern California must be accounted for, regardless if that student is returning home with the group.

Thanks Everyone,
David Mobley

Mr. Mobley's email included a permission form to be completed if you intend on providing transportation for your student back to Round Rock from Pasadena. You can click here to download the form.


Download the Tournament of Roses Parade Information

If you did not receive a copy of the latest issue of the Dragon Band Boosters Newsletter that was handed out at the Winter Concert/Rose Parade Trip Meeting, you can download the digital copy by clicking on the newsletter image below.

Also available for download is the Student Trip Package and Itinerary, the Fan Package Information that Chris from Music Travel Consultants (MTC) presented at the Rose Parade meeting, and the Fan Package Itinerary for those who wish to know more about the fun things that will be included.

If you have any questions about the Fan Packages available, check out the Pasadena Trip FAQ on the Booster Facebook site: http://tinyurl.com/PasadenaFAQ

If you don't seen an answer to your question on that page, contact the Band Booster Information Officer, Rochelle Zimmerman at rochelle.zimmerman@gmail.com to have your question addressed and posted on the FAQ site.


Come On Out for BINGO and Help Raise Funds for the Band!

Did you know that you could play BINGO and support the Dragon Band? Well, you CAN! The Creekside Charity Bingo Hall (next door to Double Daves off CR 3406)  has been a tremendous support system for the Dragon Band. For more information about Dragon Band BINGO nights, click on the BINGO image to download the .PDF.


Round Rock Band Volunteer List Now Available

A complete list of the various volunteer opportunities is now available for everyone to access on the Volunteer page. Parents and students are highly encouraged to sign up for any of the volunteer opportunities posted on the page.

To find out more about the available opportunities, click on the Volunteer image to the right.