Welcome to the
Wind Ensemble!

Director: Sara McGarry
Assistants: Casey Alvarado, Billy Leo
Period: 5th
Conference Period: 11:00 – 11:46 AM
E-Mail address: Sara.McGarry@austinisd.org

Sectional Schedule

The sectional schedule for the school year is as follows. Variations to this schedule may be announced in class, so good listening in class is a must!

Please continue to monitor your child’s home practice to include a minimum of 15-20 minutes every evening, and offer positive support and encouragement. Feel free to call or drop by whenever there is a question, concern, or just to visit a rehearsal.

Reminder about practicing…

Find a goal to achieve during each practice session. Whether it’s memorizing one of the 12 major scales, or working on your fingerings on a chromatic scale, or perhaps improving your range (both upper and lower), or just working on the details of our Pep Band music, your “quality practice time” will give you the extra confidence you will want to have when we gather again for our first Wind Ensemble rehearsal in August. The most important aspect of you playing your instrument is to have fun doing it! As you are improving your musical skills, you are gaining confidence, and with confidence comes a greater enjoyment of making music. Isn’t that why you joined band in the first place?!

Day Time Instrument Room Teacher
Monday
a.m.*
Tuba
803
Mrs. McGarry
a.m.*
French Horn
805
Mrs. Alvarado
a.m.*
Sax Family
716
Mr. Leo
Tuesday
a.m.*
Flute
803
Mrs. McGarry
a.m.*
Clarinet
805
Mrs. Alvarado
a.m.*
Bassoon
716
Mr. Leo
Wednesday
a.m.*
Trumpet
803
Mrs. McGarry
Thursday
a.m.*
Trombone / Baritone
716
Mrs. McGarry
a.m.*
Percussion
805
Mr. Leo

*Morning sectionals take place from 7:25 am-8:10 am on the respective day.

Uniform Information

  • Black tuxedo pants
  • White long sleeved tuxedo shirt (white buttons, wing collar, pleated front panel)
  • Solid black socks/hose and solid black shoes
  • Bow tie and vest (to be provided)

Wind Ensemble students need to have their formal uniform by early November. Men’s Warehouse in Sunset Valley has been very kind to agree to measure, order, and hem tuxedo pants and tuxedo shirts for a very low price. From September 1st-20th, they are set up to measure your child for their tuxedo pants and tuxedo shirts. They have kid sizes available as well so the clothes fit properly. Pants can also be hemmed free of charge and the order is tax free as well! Only the Men’s Warehouse in Sunset Valley is prepared for our orders, so please only go there.

Men’s Warehouse                                Tuxedo Shirt: $19.99
Sunset Valley                                        Tuxedo Pants: $24.99
5207 Brodie Lane Suite 135
Austin, Tx 78745
512-891-0679