September 25, 2018
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alright students!

today – we need to talk about upcoming things.

saturday october 6th – 12 pm.  BRANDON – DO YOU SEE THIS?  please be in the band room at 10 am.  game should be done around 2:30 pm or 3.

no school monday the 8th

parades october 20th and 21st.

-20th –  4:30 pm call downtown.  must arrange transportation.  parade is 6-8 pm and is awesome

-21st – 11 am call at Lane.  parade starts at 12 pm .  done at 2 pm.  right down roscoe village.

parade music? drumline rehearsal wednesday?  friday special concert? band forms and catching up with rentals, shoe rentals, inventory, grades, etc

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LT Homecoming – one for the ages

September 24, 2018
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hey! i had fun.  almost too much fun.


-pep rally.  thanks for those that helped a lot.  you know who you are.  i walked in the building at 5:48 am.

-school song!  #yes

-friday night mr. veren and i both had different gigs.  stayed up super late.  got to lane no problem the next day.  set up some new things.  feeling good.  i loved the outfit i had on.  haters are going to hate.

-game – great time or greatest time.  we went over to say hey to LP because that is what you do when guests are in your house – you welcome them.  it is called “kindness.”  pause for a few off the mark comments on this.

-i had to go get the command center.

-SENIORS – i am more proud of you than ever! majorette captains, flag captains! THANK YOU!  when homecoming is early it is a challenge.  this was not a bad show.  adam, cordell, izuli, bernie. wow.  came through in the clutch.

-haters are going to hate.  i ask you – all of the sudden you care about band now?  what about all the other times some of you never showed up to rehearsal and/or cared?  you are going to criticize what i am doing?  lets focus on sounding good first! so help me if i take some time to chat with parents and enjoy myself.  i am sorry that other people wanted to talk to me and that i looked like a boss and had a saber.  we played before the game, we marched in, we played the national anthem, we gave the break between 1st and 2nd to LP, we played a show at half-time, we played between 3rd and 4th and we played at the end.  if we played a ton during the 1st half i felt there was a chance we would have lost all our juice!  during 3rd quarter i thought we needed a brief rest! it was sunny and we were right in THE SUN!!  asia felton had to ask her boyfriend to a dance!!  ALSO, we don’t really play a lot during the game.  the offense has REQUESTED THAT WE DON’T PLAY WHEN THEY HAVE THE BALL!! ALSO, WHEN THE BAND IS ALL THE WAY TO ONE SIDE, LIKE WE ARE, IT IS HARD FOR THE REST OF THE SEATING TO HEAR US!! When LP is on the other side the music comes right toward us.  I had a non-band student tell me that they could hear the other band more.  i said thank you.  i paused, and was about to explain to him the concepts of physics but made a judgement call and felt he was not worth my time.  could we have played more – yes.  could we have played less – yes!!  at the same time we were getting destroyed! we didn’t have much to celebrate! you know?  some other seniors in the band just left and walked around! some of them took their uniforms off.  haters are going to hate.

-so i ask of you – why?

-last football game (for some of you) is october 6th.  what do you want to be your last memory of football games to be?

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last saturday practice

September 15, 2018
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-run all repertoire, including the national anthem.

-band members must check their uniforms and confirm that they are 100% fine with Mr. Flygt.  band members must also complete shoe form.

-are there any tunes that we want to run all together (flag, majorettes, band)? from this list (2nd line? crusher, heart of steel, shout it out, spottie, varsity anthem, O, cash, spin, say my name, go lane go).

-this morning you can have the time to do what you need to do majorettes and flags.  band we will run all of our tunes multiple times, hit hips and can’t hold us, and double check uniforms.

-this afternoon will be a little different.  we are going to take a break like 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm.  at 1:15 could drumline rehearse somewhere outside O (spot check repertoire). we are painting 9 lines on the front lawn (30 – 30) and will have the hash marked.  we will be practicing our routine on the lawn from at least 3-5.  we need to walk through a few drills first and then get through can’t hold us.  this is the first time we have painted lines and i am not sure if it will take less or more time.

-next week is spirit week! i am proud of you all.  thank you.

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objectives today

September 8, 2018
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  1. lots of fun last night! thank you! thank you mr. veren! thank you mr. breen!!  brief discussion
  2. band: we need to memorize all of our music.  we will hit everything multiple times
  3. majorettes and flags: lets make sure we are listening to our captains!!! THEY ARE THE BEST!!  we need to make sure we have the beginning of go lane go, the standard repertoire, anything else?
  4. today lunch will be 12:15-1:15 pm.  outside we will at least go until 5 with a small chance of ending early.  we need to walk through our entrance and practice our entrance.  we need to practice the parking lot sequence and going through the gate. then outside we will perform hips and can’t hold us many times.
  5. anything else?

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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.