June 20, 2016

6TH GRADE BAND

I’m looking forward to seeing you guys this year!!  We will go from not even knowing how to open our instrument case the right way to playing in a concert in December!!

How well you do is up to you.  I will give you the information and teach you what to do.  Your effort will make the difference between class being fun and class not being fun.  Your success if based on how much you put into it at home.

I’m excited about having another great year with my band kids!!!!

Bring your instrument the 2nd day of school and we will make sure you have a place to put it!!!

I will be sending home a sheet with information on how to sign up for remind.com  the first week of school.  You will get texts that help remind you of the dates and information that you need to know for events this year.  Please sign up for it.  I promise not to send too many texts.  Share with family as well so that they know about dates coming up.

PERFORMANCE DATES FOR 2016-2017

 

Winter Concert – Sunday Dec. 11. 2016  2:00PM Harrison Co. High School Auditorium  1:00PM warm up  (we will also have an opportunity to prepay and eat a Fazoli’s spaghetti/fettucini dinner prior to the concert)

Band Assessment – March 15, 2017 Singletary Center for the Arts Lexington  KY.  I will know about times as we get closer to the date.  Students will go on a school bus.  I will be sending info home.  I would love for parents to try and come and watch the kids!

Spring Concert – Sunday May 7, 2017 2:00PM Harrison Co. High School Auditorium  1:00PM warm up  (we could possibly have an opportunity to prepay and eat a Fazoli’s spaghetti/fettucini dinner prior to the concert)

What do I wear for the performances?  White short sleeved polo shirt, Kahki pants that go to the ankle, dark dress shoes/boots, dark belt, dark sock.  No tennis shoes.  Students need to give me heads up early if they are not able to get these clothes.  You will not be allowed on stage without the proper attire.  I will help.  Do not try and wear tennis shoes.  I have a box of shoes that kids can borrow from if needed.  Please follow my guidelines.

Students must fulfill all of these obligations in order to get the pizza party at the end of the year.  This will also figure in to whether they will remain in band the next year.  Please attend and participate in all events.

I’m looking forward to making great music and having a great time!!!!  Have a wonderful rest of the summer!!

7th & 8th Grade Band

I hope that everyone is having a great summer!!!!

Remember to bring your instrument and music the first day of school.  I’m looking forward to seeing you guys again and making great music!!!

Go ahead and put these days on your calendar for the school year.  I sent them out to everyone who had signed up for Remind.com last year.

PERFORMANCE DATES FOR 2016-2017

Students will be given the opportunity to audition for All District Band that will be held at Kentucky State University.  Please encourage your child to work on the music with me after school and record an audition!  The performance is usually the first week of January but the auditions are in November.  It is so much fun!!!

I will be sending in names for EKU Honor’s Band this year.  They will choose based on the instrumentation needed and we will go to EKU early on a Saturday in Dec. and students will work music and perform that night!!  I will let students know if I am sending their names in and also if they are chosen.  I think it is the first week in Dec.

Winter Concert – Sunday Dec. 11. 2016  2:00PM Harrison Co. High School Auditorium  1:00PM warm up  (we will also have an opportunity to prepay and eat a Fazoli’s spaghetti/fettucini dinner prior to the concert)

Mandatory Rehearsal – Saturday March 11, 2017 9:00AM-3:00PM  Harrison Co. Middle School (Come in the brown bandroom door on the side)  Lunch is provided.  This is our only chance to work with professional musicians on your instruments and get ready for our band assessment.  DO NOT SCHEDULE ANYTHING OVER THIS REHEARSAL.  WE ONLY HAVE ONE REHEARSAL A YEAR!!!

Band Assessment – March 16, 2017 Singletary Center for the Arts Lexington  KY.  I will know about times as we get closer to the date.  Students will go on a school bus.  I will be sending info home.  I would love for parents to try and come and watch the kids!

Spring Concert – Sunday May 7, 2017 2:00PM Harrison Co. High School Auditorium  1:00PM warm up  (we could possibly have an opportunity to prepay and eat a Fazoli’s spaghetti/fettucini dinner prior to the concert)

What do you wear to all of these events?  Black Dress Pants, Dark Belt, Dark Dress Shoes, Dark Socks, White Long Sleeved Dress Shirt that buttons from bottom to top.  You will wear a bow tie/cross over so it needs to button at the top.  Women may wear a mans shirt if needed.  Contact me early if you need help with getting the proper clothing. No tennis shoes!!!!!!!!  Please do not try to wear tennis shoes.  I have box with shoes you can borrow.  You will not perform with me if you do not wear the proper clothes.  I will help you if you need help.

STUDENTS WHO DO NOT FULFILL ALL OF THESE REQUIREMENTS FOR BAND WILL NOT GO TO OUR FIELD TRIP AT THE END OF THE YEAR IN LEXINGTON.  PLEASE REMEMBER THIS AS WE GO THROUGH THE YEAR.

WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A GREAT YEAR!!!!  I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN AUGUST!!!

We will have a new remind to sign up for next year.  Parents, students, grandparents, and even family friends can sign up and they will get reminders of performances for this year.  I promise not to overuse and send too many texts.  I’ll send that home the first week of school.  Please sign up for this.  It will make your life so much easier!!!