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They spent countless late nights practicing, tirelessly perfecting their tone, pitch, rhythm, articulations. They worked and worked, and on January 27, it all came together. On January 27, six Jesuit students performed at the Eisemann center as part of TPSMEA’s prestigious All-State Band. November 27 Application deadline. Each student recorded and submitted the two-state etudes. "I didn't feel too nervous because the...
The lights dim. The crowd quiets. The conductor raises his baton as the band, orchestra, and choir begin their final performance of 2017. On December 10th, groups hosted another successful Sounds of the Season concert with selections ranging from Silent Night to the Polar Express. Orchestra director Jane Chambers commented, “I, of course, am very biased, but I think all...
The crowd listens in awe as the music echoes throughout the room. The air fills with the sounds of the season, ringing vibrantly with joy. The smell of freshly baked cookies coming from the foyer combined with the holiday music reminded everyone that it’s that wonderfully festive time of year again. On Tuesday, December 5th, the Jesuit-Ursuline Ranger Band, along...
The pianist gazes out toward the audience - twenty, maybe thirty thousand members he presumes - and proceeds to take his seat at the glossy Yamaha piano. He slowly rolls his shoulders backward and exhales slowly, clearing his mind of distractions and focusing his attention solely on the sheet music that faces him. His fingertips gently touch...
Friday Night Life of a Band Member Everybody knows the football team’s routine every Friday night: have a good meal a safe distance from warm-ups, a light warm-up to get loose, a classic encouraging pre-game talk, and then charge onto the field to kick off the game. However, far fewer know the Friday night routine of a band member.  While the...
Taking place at Greenhill on October 23, the concert between schools ended with great success. It is traditional to have a concert at the beginning of the fall to welcome the cold season coming in. Jesuit, Ursuline, Cistercian, and Greenhill all intended to join in communion as they united to perform this fall concert. It alternates between Ursuline or Greenhill...
Music. It’s what has been bringing people together since people have existed, and it’s what brought people together on October 7 in Little Elm, Texas. There, the Jesuit Ursuline Ranger Band successfully performed this year’s halftime show “Freedom and Brotherhood.” “It is the judges' feedback that we focus on the most,” began Patricia Orendain, band booster president. “At the Little...
While most students at Jesuit and Ursuline are enjoying their last days of summer at pool parties or at the beach, over eighty dedicated students from both schools started their school year on August 3rd for the first day of Band Camp for the Jesuit-Ursuline-Ranger-Band, or JURB. “Band camp is definitely one of those big mysteries that a lot of...

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