Basic High School Band
Wolfpack Regiment

400 N. Palo Verde Drive
Henderson, Nevada 89015
799-8000 ext 4040
Mr. Billy Skembos - Director
Mr. Matt McComb - Director
MaryKay Weishan - Band Aide
Fara Day - Parent Organization President


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Bandfest Week 2014

Here is the information that went home with students. Click here to print it out.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - Rehearsal & Parent Meeting
4:30-8:00 pm Normal rehearsal time on the football field
6:30-7:15 pm Required Henderson Bandfest Parent meeting in the band room ***If you cannot attend this meeting, please e-mail fara@basichighband.com, so that you can receive all the information from the meeting. Henderson Bandfest is a HUGE event we host with Coronado HS at Basic HS and we need ALL of the parent's help for this event. Please register with Fara Day to work the event.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - Open House
5:00 pm Call for Open House (In summer band uniform... jeans, Blue "Genesis" shirt, and Black Shoes
5:30 pm Warm-up in the quad
6:00-6:15 pm Band's first performance
6:15-6:30 pm Travel to classes with parents
6:30-6:45 pm Band's second performance
6:45 pm Clean-up, put things away, and travel to last few classes

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - rehearsal
4:30-8:00 pm Normal rehearsal time on the football field

Saturday, October 11, 2014 - HENDERSON BANDFEST
7:30 am Band room will be open
8:00 am Arrive for rehearsal
8:30 am Rehearsal begins on the football field
10:30 am Rehearsal ends - Eat some food and begin setting up for the competition
11:30 am Worker informational meeting with the Coronado band in the Theatre
12:00 pm Meeting finished - please report to jobs, if you're not working a job, please stay in the band room
2:00 pm The competition begins-if you're not working a job, you need to be in the designated area for Basic and Coronado band students (the faculty area during football games)
5:30 pm Jobs are complete
5:30-6:00 pm Eat a quick dinner (on campus) and get changed into your full uniform - if your job finishes at 5:30, it would be wise to eat BEFORE your job
6:00 pm Meet in the quad in complete uniform for a quick visual warm-up by the wall with the mural
6:17 pm Musical warm-up in Zone C
7:02 pm Move to the Gate for performance
7:22 pm PERFORM!!
7:35 pm Head back to the band room to get changed and then head back to the stadium for clean-up
8:00 pm Awards (Basic Band students should be back in the stadium by this time)
8:15 pm Clean-up time... Meet on the track on the 50 yd line for attendance and clean-up assignments. EVERYONE needs to help with clean-up. The quicker we move, the quicker we can go!
9:30 pm We're finished!

It's the moment most of you have been waiting for! The first competition is upon us! Even though we're not being placed, we're still being adjudicated and compared with the other bands. You are scored in five areas: Music, Visual, Percussion, Color Guard and General effect. People will be watching your every move and we want you to be as accurate as possible. Turn your brains on and make sure you don't "zone out." I'm extremely proud of the progress we have made this season, but now it is go time! The season will be over before you know it! Now that all of the drill is on the field, it is time for us to put the final touches on this amazing show. Have a great time and represent Basic High School with TONS OF PRIDE!!! -Skembos

Upcoming important events:

  • 10/7/14 Required Parent meeting @ 6:30 pm in the band room. We will be going over finances and Henderson Bandfest information.
  • 10/8/14 Open House-CT: 5:00 pm
  • 10/11/14 Henderson Bandfest (Competition #1) @ Basic HS ALL DAY
  • 10/17/14 Homecoming Parade and Game-Call is 3 pm
  • 10/22/14 Fall Band Concert for Wind Ensemble and the Advanced Jazz Band
  • 10/25/14 Summerlin Spectacular (Competition #2) @ Palo Verde HS ALL DAY
  • 10/31/14 Red Rocks Invitational @ Dixie State University-St. George, UT (Leave in the AM and return in the PM that day
  • 11/4/14 NEW DATE REHEARSAL FOR MARCHING BAND - No rehearsal on Nov. 5th.
  • 11/5/14 Parent meeting @ 6:30 pm in the band room. We will be wrapping up the marching season finances and talking about the remainder of the year.
  • 11/8/14 Las Vegas Invitational (Competition #4) @ Las Vegas High School ALL DAY
  • 11/15/14 Sounds Across the Valley (Last Competition) @ Sierra Vista HS ALL DAY
  • 11/25/14 Marching Band Potluck and Awards (Basic HS MAC-6pm)

Henderson Bandfest 2014
Hosted by Basic High School and Coronado High School Bands
October 11, 2014

The 20th annual Henderson Bandfest hosted by Basic High School and Coronado Bands at Basic High School. For a map, list of participating schools and list of judges please go to the WGASC/MBOS website. Handicap parking will be available in the bus/truck parking lot, please look for signs. Concessions will be available throughout the day. Arrive early and purchase an Air Grams. Air Grams are a great way to give a shout out to your loved one on this first day of marching band competition. This is a non CCSD sponsored event. Family Passes and District ID are NOT accepted. Any questions please e-mail MaryKay at the link above.

September 23, 2014

Wolfpack Regiment Marching Show GENESIS

Marching Band page has been updated with show music and music sound track.

August 28, 2014

Congratulations
2013 - 2014 Wolfpack Regiment!
2014 - 2015 Band Council

Drum Major: Emily Day & Steven Smith
Assistant Drum Major: Josh Bassett
Band President: Josh Bray
Percussion Captains: Justin Rollo & Bryson Knowles (Assistant)
Color Guard Captain: Tristina Hansen
Color Guard Lieutenant: Jenna Despres
Flute Section Leaders: Christian Perry & Nicole Romero (Assistant)
Clarinet Section Leaders: Josh Bray & Sean Cridland (Assistant)
Alto Saxophone Section Leader: Mikel Frey
Tenor & Bari Sax Section Leader: Christian Guerra
Trumpet & Mellophone Section Leader: Reanna Gardner
Trombone Section Leader: Nelson Corn
Baritone & Tuba Section Leader: Kyle McGowan
Pit Section Leader: Natalie Weckesser
Librarian: Kayley McGowan

June 16, 2014

Calendar Updated

Marching Band is the busiest time for the Wolfpack Regiment Marching Band. Mark your calendars so you can schedule family events that do not conflict with Marching Band. Every day of rehearsal missed takes twice as long to catch up. The band is only as good as attendance. It is difficult to have practice with missing students. If you have a conflict with the schedule please inform Mr. Skembos and fill out an absence form. Please do not expect Mr. Skembos or MaryKay to remember your schedule conflict without a form.

Parents we need volunteers for Band Camp, Football Games, Competitions and other events. Please contact Fara Day about volunteering. Thank you to all the parents who make this band a wonderful experience for the students.

July 7, 2013

Band Handbook

The Basic Band Handbook is available for download. Click on the Handbook button on the left to download the 2013/2014 Band Handbook.

August 24, 2013

Parent Alert

Parents you can check your child's band account by clicking on the Charms Music link on the left side of the page. You can also go to www.charmoffice.com . At the top right under the enter button you will click on Parents/Students/Members. Basic Band's School Code is BasicHSB. the Student Area Password is your child's student number. From the Student section you can view your child's band account and view how much is still owed to the band for fees. Any funds raised above this year's fees will carry over to the following year. Please take a moment to update your information in Charms so we have accurate contacts for you and your child.

February 14, 2014

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