Upcoming Tests (9/17)
Students have an upcoming performance test on Thursday, September 21st, on exercise 31 in their books. Students should be practicing at home for this test.
Students will also have a written test on Thursday, September 21st. It will cover notes that have been taken in class.
Upcoming Test (9/13)
Students have an upcoming performance test on Friday, September 15, on exercise 19 in their books. Students should be practicing at home for this test.
Intermediate Band (6th period)
Homework for the entire school year: Students should practice your instrument for 1 HOUR every night, including nights that you don’t have band as a class and weekends. Parents, if your students are not bringing their instruments home then they cannot be doing their homework. Please encourage your students to practice so that they will get better quicker and be able to perform with the band. Other assignments will be posted as they are given to the students.
Tutoring: Tutoring sessions are held Mondays after school until 4:00pm. Parents, please make sure to pick your students up on time or arrange for them to carpool with someone else. Students may using tutoring time for the following things:
- Receive additional help on troubling music theory concepts.
- Receive additional help on notes and rhythms when playing their instrument.
- Extra time to practice their instruments and music being worked on in class and at rehearsals.
Rehearsals: Rehearsals for intermediate and percussion students are Tuesdays and Thursdays after school until 4:00pm. Parents, please make sure to pick your students up on time or arrange for them to carpool with someone else. During rehearsals, intermediate students will:
- Prepare music for a myriad of performances throughout the school year.
Supplies: The following supplies are needed every single day in class. The students need these supplies in order to succeed.
- Essential Elements Book 2 for the child’s instrument
- Supplies for their instrument (reeds, valve oil, etc.)
- Flip folder and lyre (only if student plans to march)
Band Fee: There is a band fee of $40. This band fee helps to purchase new music for the students to perform at concerts, football games, parades, and other events, as well as helps to pay for transportation to get to the performance venues. In addition, the band fee helps to get the instruments cleaned in the summer so that they can be working properly and used the next year. If a student’s band fee is not paid, he/she will not be allowed to perform with the band.