Band Update 2/14

Posted by Stephanie Linville on 2/14/2020

See below for specific updates
Jazz band
The Honor Roll assembly has been rescheduled for next Tuesday, so we will have rehearsal for full Jazz Band on Tuesday at 7:45 am before we set up for that performance. We also have the elementary school recruitment trip on Wednesday, and I will need students here again that day at 7:45 so we can do a run through and load the bus in time to leave.  Students should wear polos for those performances, but can change afterwards if they want. I'm attaching the itinerary for that day as well as the permission form that came home yesterday to this email.  We also will be walking over to Southwest Elementary next Friday to perform for them between 1:30 and 2:30.  We will wear polos for that performance as well.  There will be no jazz band on Thursday because of all the performances next week.
Festival students
Because Monday has now become a student day, we will have after school Festival rehearsal on Monday.  We had a great rehearsal yesterday, and I SOOOOO appreciate how promptly everyone was picked up and how many eighth graders we had present.  These rehearsals will be very helpful in our efforts for the district MPA (Music Performance Adjudication) festival in March.  I'm attaching the itinerary for that day to this email as well as the permission form that is coming home today.  Festival rehearsals will be each Monday and Thursday from now until March 23.  Recordings of the pieces are on my website, so students should be listening to them at home to help with their practice.
Seventh Grade
We will have a playing test on Monday and Tuesday on #128 from the book.  We've been working on this in class and students should do well as long as they are continuing to work at home on this exercise.  Students will also need their copy of book three, Essential Technique for Band, by February 24.  Here's a link to the clarinet book so you can see what the book looks like.  Please make sure to order the correct book for your child if they do not play clarinet.
Sixth Grade
We will be having a playing test on Monday and Tuesday on #106 from the book.  We have made great progress on this exercise this week and students should practice on it at home to make sure they're prepared for the test next week.  We will also have a notebook check on Tuesday, so please remind your child to have his or her notebook in class every day and to ask for any missing handouts if they do not have everything they need.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns and visit the website to keep up on things happening in band.