Mustang Band Memo

Week 25: March 1-7, 2021

Big picture

View this newsletter anytime at memo.cainmustangband.org

Upcoming Dates

3/4: RHHS Band Concert / 7PM / Rockwall-Heath High School PAC

3/5: End of T3

3/8-3/12: Spring Break

3/16: Band Aide Applications Due

3/31: Pre-UIL Contest / Times TBD / Rockwall-Heath High School

Weekly Sectional Schedule

Week 25 Adjustments

This week, the following sectionals have been adjusted:


  • Honors Band French Horns will have sectional Tuesday, 3/2 from 4:00 - 5:30
Big picture
Big picture

Stay in Band!

Music Makes Me Happy
Note: All videos recorded in 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic

Small Ensemble Contest Results

Congratulations to the 8 ensembles that earned a Division I - Superior rating last Thursday! The ensembles included:

  • Zachary Musson Flute Trio
  • Franco Villaescusa-Feuchter Saxophone Sextet
  • Cooper P. Brandy Low Brass Ensemble
  • Sarah Rodriguez Clarinet Quartet
  • Matthew Beem Clarinet Quintet
  • Avery Koziol Flute Quartet
  • Mateo Herrera Bassoon Duet
  • Claire Ewert Trumpet Quartet


In addition, two ensembles were awarded the Ensemble of Distinction award. This distinction is given to the best ensemble(s) of the entire contest. Those ensembles include:

  • Flute Quartet with Isabelle Cybela, Avery Koziol, Diana Orozco and Evelyn Middlebrook
  • Trumpet Quartet with Carter Brown, Claire Ewert, Kelvin Cruz-Reyes, and Alexis Bisbey


Bravo to all of the students for their incredible hard work!

Canvas/SmartMusic Assignments

This is for woodwinds and brass only.


This is the last week for new assignments on T3.

Mighty Hawk Band Future Freshman!

Eighth-grade band families: the time to be a part of the award-winning Rockwall Heath Band is now! Make sure to check out the Future Freshman Memo linked below for everything you need to know! If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Chris Loyd at christopher.loyd@rockwallisd.org

Jazz Band Corner

The next jazz band rehearsal is this Friday, March 5th. Rehearsal starts at 4:00 PM and will be over at 5:30 PM.


Rehearsal this Friday is for Jazz 1 ONLY. This is a change from the original schedule.


Here are the remaining Jazz Band rehearsal dates:


  • 3/5 (Jazz 1 Only)

  • 3/19 (Jazz 1 Only)

  • 3/26 (Jazz 1 Only - TCU Festival)

  • 4/9

  • 4/23

  • 4/30

  • 5/7

  • 5/14


We have info on our first Jazz Festival!


TCU Virtual Jazz Festival

Friday, March 26th (Student Holiday)

Call Time: 1:00 PM

Perform: 2:00 PM (via Zoom)

Dismissal: 3:00 PM


More info will be distributed at Friday's rehearsal!


If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Prior directly at preston.prior@rockwallisd.org

Big picture

Remote, Remote+, and Quarantine Learners (Reminders)

Big picture

Band Class Times

For students attending class via Zoom, we encourage logging on 2-3 minutes before the start of band class.


After logging on, turn on the video and mute the microphone. We encourage the use of headphones or powered speakers.

Big picture

'What should I do if my student is quarantined?'

If your child is directed to quarantine by the district or decides to self-quarantine as a precaution, we encourage you to take the following steps:


  1. Contact your child's band director via email - do not assume we know this information
  2. Make sure your child has their instrument and band binder, and make arrangements to pick up those items from school if they do not
  3. Make sure your child logs on to Zoom via the link in Canvas daily and participates in class for the duration of their quarantine
  4. Students in Honors and Symphonic bands must attend sectionals online via Zoom. The links can be accessed inside the band Canvas page in the 'Zoom Phonebook' link.
  5. Only consider cleaning or sanitizing the instrument if your child shows symptoms; if so, PLEASE follow the link below for cleaning your child's instrument SAFELY

Need band supplies FAST and EASY? Consider Brook Mays!

Brook Mays music store of Dallas is the official instrument supplier of the Cain Mustang Band program. We are incredibly fortunate to have the amazing and talented staff at Brook Mays on call for all of our program needs, including supplies and repairs.


This partnership also extends to ALL of our Cain Band families! If you need supplies for your child's instrument, you can easily order those items and have them brought directly to Cain Middle School at no additional cost! The process is easy:


  1. Place an order before Wednesday at 9AM
  2. Make sure to mention Cain Middle School
  3. Items will be delivered to Cain on Wednesday


If you have any questions, you can contact our Brook Mays representative, James Sky-Eagle Smith at (903) 918-2896 or jamesskyeagle@brookmays.com

Instrument Supply Lists

Click the button above for our official list of supplies for each instrument. Contact your child's band director if you have any questions.

Click here to enroll your child in Private Lessons!

Since lessons are virtual, they can start at any time, even before the first day of school! Sign up today before spots run out!

Visit the band website!

The latest news, calendar, and information about the Mighty Mustang Band.

Contact the Mustang Band

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us! We will make every effort to return your call or email within 24 hours.


Band Hall Hours

  • M-F: 7AM - 5:30PM

The Cain Mustang Band is a PROUD feeder of the Rockwall-Heath Mighty Hawk Band!

Big picture