Reagan Band Celebrates Exciting News

Reagan Band Celebrates Exciting News

Submitted By Cathy Reed

 

As the school year winds down for most students and teachers, the Reagan Band is already looking ahead to the 2018-2019 school year. After their Spring Band concert on May 15, the band dove right into preparing for the fall season with Mini Band Camp.

Mini Band Camp is held every year and allows the directors and current band students to help teach incoming members how to march and play some of the popular music that the band performs in the stands during football games. The highlight of the camp is the closing concert. Students get to show off for family and friends what they’ve accomplished in just a few days’ time.

Recently, the Reagan Band program received two pieces of incredibly exciting news! First of all, the Wind Ensemble was accepted to perform in December at the 2018 Midwest Clinic in Chicago, IL. They are the second band ever invited from San Antonio in the 72-year history of the conference (the other was in 1983) and the first ever from NEISD! This is an international event with bands and orchestras attending from across the world to perform. Secondly, the band found out they will be marching in the 2019 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! It has been an exciting few months for the Reagan Band!

On June 11, the band will say goodbye to its seniors as they graduate from Ronald Reagan High School. This group of seniors has had some wonderful opportunities and successes come their way during their time with the band. Their legacy will remain for years to come, and while they will be missed, Reagan Band wishes them continued success and the best of luck in their future endeavors!

Once again, Reagan Band would like to thank to all of the companies, local businesses, families, and friends who sponsored and supported the band during the 2017-2018 school year! Several amazing sponsors have helped attribute to the band’s success this year. The band hopes to continue these partnerships throughout the 2018-2019 school year. If you or your company would like to become a sponsor of Reagan Band or if your restaurant would like to host a benefit night for the upcoming year, please email rbassociationfundraising@gmail.com.