Mustang Band Memo

Week 31: April 19-25, 2021

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Upcoming Dates

4/19: RHHS Audition Materials Released

4/20: 7th Grade STAAR Writing Reschedule

4/22 - 4/23: MAPS Testing

4/27: Marching Percussion Audition Clinic / 4:30 - 6:30 PM / RHHS

5/1: Percussion Solo & Ensemble Contest / RHHS

5/4: Marching Percussion Audition Clinic / 4:30 - 6:30 PM / RHHS

5/11: Marching Percussion Audition Clinic / 4:30 - 6:30 PM / RHHS

5/15: Cain Solo Contest (Winds)

Honors Band Schedule

There have been a few small tweaks to the schedule this week due to the re-schedule of STAAR testing. Those changes are highlighted in yellow.
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Symphonic Band Schedule

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Class Schedule this Week

As we enter STAAR testing, we will use this space to keep you updated on when band has class each week. If a date is not listed, then it is a normal schedule.


Tuesday 4/20

Honors Band: 12:30 - 2:06 PM

Symphonic Band: 2:09 - 2:39 PM

Concert Band 1: 2:42 - 3:12 PM


Friday 4/23

Honors Band: 11:44 - 1:18 PM

Symphonic Band: NO CLASS

Concert Band 1: NO CLASS

Cain Band Earns Multiple Sweepstakes at UIL Contest and a Historic Concert Band Performance

Congratulations to all of the students in Honors Band, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band 1 for an impressive showing at this year's UIL Contest.


This past Thursday, all three bands performed for adjudication. The Concert Band started the day. This is the first time Concert Band has competed in UIL since 2015! While they did not earn a sweepstakes, they received Division II (Excellent) ratings for both the stage and sight-reading portions. Furthermore, they received the highest ratings out of all the bands in their classification.


Symphonic Band also performed and received straight Division I, Superior ratings from all judges earning the coveted Sweepstakes award. This is the 2nd consecutive Sweepstakes for Symphonic Band.


Honors Band concluded the day and also received straight Division I, Superior ratings from all judges earning the coveted Sweepstakes award. This is the 20th Sweepstakes award for the band.


We are so incredibly proud of all of the students and appreciate all of the support from our band families! We also want to give a massive thank-you to Brad Pyatt for driving the trailer all day and Julie Stamper for arranging a special surprise for Honors Band upon their return on Thursday. We also want to personally thank all of the amazing parents who helped Julie.

Concert Band - Excellent Ratings

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Symphonic Band - Sweepstakes!

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Honors Band - Sweepstakes!

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Solo Contest Rescheduled - May 15th

The Cain Middle School Band solo contest for woodwind and brass students has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 15th at Cain Middle School. This is a change from the first two scheduled dates of May 1st and May 8th.


More details about Solo Contest will be given to students and families after UIL contest.


Note: This does NOT affect the Percussion solo contest. That will still occur on Saturday, May 1st.

Jazz Band Corner

The next jazz band rehearsal is this Friday, April 23rd. Rehearsal starts at 4:00 PM and will be over at 5:30 PM.


Here are the remaining Jazz Band rehearsal dates:


  • 4/23

  • 4/30

  • 5/7

  • 5/14


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

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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

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.

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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!

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