last day of february

February 28, 2017
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yesterday, up date:

  1. look online
  2. what if you…
  3. when a special guest and co-worker are in the room how should you behave?
  4. money is a hard topic to discuss but lets be realistic about a few things

varsity band: majorette meeting, tardiness, samba, going forward, important dates (4/19, 4/21, 4/22, 5/25, 6/2 or 6/9).  lets see this through till the end

repertoire and schedule: samba – discuss.  crazy in love, toast to lane tech, if you want to be a warrior, one more selection (fire, lucky)

beginning band – new tunes! volunteers for march 4th

jazz band – to be free

percussion – samba and ewe discussion

drumline: today.  here is the order for saturday

9:50 John L 10:00 Nicky 10:10 Cr’Shon 10:20 Pope 10:30 Rahmeir 10:40 Alex  10:50 Deshawn 

12:00 Adam 12:10 Teagan 12:20 MA 12:30 Marco 12:40 Deven 12:50 Cordell 1:00 Harry 1:10 Bryan 1:20 Cinthia 1:30 Daisy


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today is going to be a great day

February 21, 2017
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one of the best things i look forward to every year: extremely long first periods with some amazing students!!  #blessed

this week: SAMBA (2/22 7 pm) TASTE 2/24 U of C 2/25

wednesday 7 pm pizza @ 4048 w. armitage.  earplugs!

friday be in the auditorium @ 3:40 pm.  we perform at 4:10.  wear pep band shirt and jeans

saturday 1414 E. 59th street.  3:15 pm.  International House.  food provided.  free to the public.  event is 2-5 pm.  wear pep band shirt and/or hoodie.  we play at 4 pm.

today after we samba for a while we will break into study hall.  i will need the band room to work with steppers and some other people need time for meetings.  drumline is today!!

samba repertoire:

call and responses

congo medley (intro, groove 1, groove 2, transition, ijexa, ending)

ciranda (groove 1, groove 2)

baiana groove

samba (3,5,6, and more?!) WHAT!! – MORE?!


only for current seniors, juniors, sophomores that have been in band for 2 years.

on a loose piece of paper put your name, current year, and honest assumption if you have or have not lettered in previous years.  consult list of events and previous winners.

flag meeting next monday.

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this week: musical

February 13, 2017
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varsity band – 1) start together with brief conversation 2) majorettes leave at 8:10 3) run chant then flags leave 4) band runs repertoire (hit a few spots of apache, 7 nation army, taste of lane tech, bugay)

beginning band – warm-ups, up to hi mi and fa, mambo cubano

jazz band – horn sectional and led zeppelin/james brown

percussion – in the band room. review recordings and review songs.

MUSICAL: Saturday Night, if you want to view the ACT 2 after the basketball game you can come into the balcony.  

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february is here!

February 8, 2017
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drumline – march 4th: just like last year.  must perform “the moose is loose” and “bugay.” performance test is a saturday and will be scheduled by the end of today.  $15.

musical opens next week.

beginning band – LETS GO!!! 

new cheer:  my name is Enzo Amore and I am a certified G and a bonified stud and you can’t teach that, and this right here, this is big cass and he’s 7 foot tall and you can’t teach that, ba da boom, reallest guys in the room – how you doing?  I am a smack talker skywalker and I got a micsaber for a hater and what do you know? we got a couple a haters….a couple haters? ………….you two are so ugly…tears run down the back of your head to avoid your face how you doing…WE DIDN’T COME HERE TO PLAY NO GAMES. Well, Let me tell you something…I got the gift of GAB and the gift of JAB, I ain’t done, listen up, you better think twice because that’s two more thoughts than you had all day….  Big Cass will serve you two slop jalops breakfast anytime of the day, just like IHOP…. it seems like you don’t like what he’s saying…how bout you come over here and do something about it?  no….? THERES ONLY ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE YOU AND I’M GONNA SPELL IT OUT FOR YOU…. S…..A…..W…..F….T………SAWFT!!!!!!!!!


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varsity band update

February 1, 2017
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i hope finals are treating you well.  students that need to work on the final may do so.  everyone else (except drumline) will have free time after our meeting.

meeting objectives:

  1. unload van (after meeting)
  2. discuss upcoming basketball games (i will be in the musical)
  3. the month of february (TASTE and more)
  4. letter ceremony february 21st
  5. review tentative schedule for 2nd semester.  this is going to fly by.  BE ON TIME.
  6. highlight wednesday night rehearsals (and soundcloud), drumline playing test march 4th, march 9th concert, last wednesday in march, april (SPRING BREAK), carnaval (19th, 21st, and 22nd).  May ?, June concert and senior banquet, drumline camp and band camp
  7. how can we best help one another
  8. flag and majorette daily sign in
  9. school song recording project
  10. drumline rehearse the moose is loose

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A Music Educator with a strong love for percussion. At Lane Tech we work on building confidence and proficiency in music. You can reach me at aflygt@cps.edu. Be sure to follow us on twitter!!! @LaneTechHSMusic. THIS IS NOT A COMMUNICATION AVENUE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS.