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Weekly Notes 9/20/21



11:00, Fundamental Block (Set 9)

11:10, Visual Excercises (divide the beat, size of step, sno-cone, zigzag).

11:40, Pregame Requests, WT spell-out, SSB.

12:10, Halftime Requests. Part 5 focus.



11:00, Fundamental Block (Set 9)

11:10, Visual Excercises (divide the beat, size of step, sno-cone, zigzag).

11:40, Pregame Requests, WT spell-out, SSB.

12:10, Halftime Requests. Part 5 focus.



6:45 In uniform at the Stadium.

 We will play the fight song after the 125 Million Dollar goal Announcement. We are free to leave after that.



11:00, Fundamental Block (Set 9)

11:10, Pregame work, WT spell-out, SSB.

11:40, Halftime work. transistion focus.

12:10, In the stands.



11:00 am, Parents Day Luncheon at JBK Legacy Hall – Check in begins. Note: We dress nicely.

12:00 pm, Parents Day Luncheon begins.

3:45pm, Percussion and Flags arrive for 4pm rehearsal

4:30-4:45pm, Winds arrive for rehearsal

5:00pm, Rehearsal in Stadium 

5:45pm, Eat!

6:15pm, Plume time

6:38am Perform Pregame! 

7:00pm, Game Begins

Other Details:

  • Remain in your section during the game. It sounds and looks better.
  • Jackets – Please take care of your uniform. We know how to fold them. Do not leave jackets on the ground. 
  • Horns/Baritones – Bring Cases. School owned instruments should not be on the concrete or bleachers.
  • Trash: Much better last week!
  • Professionalism/WT Ambassadors –
    1) Perform at the highest level.
    2) Support the team. Always.
    Everything you do or say is seen as being done or said by the WTAMU Buffalo Band. We are WTAMU’s best ambassadors and we prove it at every performance.
  • We do not have the third quarter off. While you may go to a snack, only two per section, at most, ought to be gone from a section.

2021 Calendar of Events

Fall Semester

Date Time Event
Thursday, August 12th  4:00-6:00pm Percussion and Color Guard move into dorms 
Friday, August 13th 8:30am Percussion and Color Guard report for early band
Weekend, August 14-15th 4:00-6:00pm All other marching band students move into dorms
Monday, August 16th Early Band – Freshman, transfer students, and upperclassmen report
Saturday, August 21st 9:00pm Early Band Ends
Monday, August 23rd WTAMU Fall Semester First Day of Classes 
Monday, August 23rd 4:00pm Music Major Meeting in NRH
Thursday, September 2nd  Noon Launch on the Lawn
Thursday, September 2nd  5:00pm Pep group at Wendler's Tailgate Party
Thursday, September 2nd  7:00pm WT vs. Texas College 
Saturday, September 18th 11:00am Parent’s Day Luncheon  
Saturday, September 18th TBA WT vs. Western New Mexico (Parent’s Day)
Thursday, September 23rd   TBA Press Conference Performance
Saturday, September 25th TBA WT vs. Colorado School of Mines
Monday, September 27th  11:00am Auditions for Symphonic/Concert/University Bands
Saturday, October 2nd  8:00pm Exhibition Performance at the High Plains Marching Festival, Bivins Stadium, Amarillo
Monday, October 4th   11:00am First rehearsal for the Symphonic/Concert/University Band
Friday, October 8th 7:00pm Pigskin Revue
Saturday, October 9th  1:00pm Homecoming Parade
Saturday, October 9th TBA WT vs. Angelo State (Homecoming) 
Saturday, October 23rd  TBA WT vs. Texas A&M Commerce
Wednesday, October 27th  7:00pm Band Halloween Party
Saturday, November 6th  TBA WT vs. Midwestern State
Saturday, November 13th  TBA WT vs. Bethel College
Saturday, November 20th  TBD Possible Playoff Game
November 24 – 28 Thanksgiving Break 
Saturday, November 27th  TBD Possible Playoff Game
Monday, November 29th  4:00pm Showcase Recital in NRH
Tuesday, November 30th  4:00pm Showcase Recital in NRH
Wednesday, December 1st  University & Concert Band Concerts in NRH
Wednesday, December 1st  Symphonic Band Concert in NRH
Friday, December 3rd   All Day Dead Day
Friday, December 3rd   11:00am Band Christmas Party
December 4th – December 9th  Final Exams
Saturday, December 4th  TBD Possible Playoff Game
Saturday, December 11th  WTAMU Fall Graduation
Saturday, December 11th  TBD Possible Playoff Game
Saturday, December 18th    Possible Playoff Game – D2 Championship Game


This schedule is subject to change!

The marching band will arrive at the stadium two-hours prior to each game and rehearse 45 minutes prior to the start of the game.

Dates in bold are mandatory performances.


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Director: BJ Brooks
Office: N-260

Band Secretary: Tracy See
Office: NRH 1012