The Winter Concert was great!!! Thanks for everyone’s efforts and thanks parents for encouraging your children to practice and get prepared!!!!
I’ve decided to scrap the practice journals this nine weeks and rely on student performance tests for grades. Students were given a section of music when we got back from our break. They were given a date and are expected to record this music in class on their assigned day. I will listen to the recording after school and assign grades. A new section will be assigned for the next week.
I am hoping that students will begin to practice more. We have a lot of work to do before band assessment in March. Possible snow days could put us behind so everyone needs to dig in and do a great job.
I’ve ask all students to take their instruments home every day in case we have a snow day.
I will be staying after school on Tuesdays for 6th grade woodwinds and Wednesday for 6th grade brass and percussion starting this week. 7th and 8th graders may stay on Thursdays for extra help. We will finish at 4:30 and you can pick up your child in the front of the building.
I have also spoken to Don Wilson Music in Lexington and they will be selling fold up stands for practice. They come in Black, Blue, Green and Pink. You may send in 10.00 to order. I will run it through the school account so you can make checks to HCMS.
Let me know if you would like to order one.
Check the dates for the rest of the year on the back of this letter. We need to finish strong!!!!
HCMS BAND CALENDAR 2016
Please put this on your calendar.
Saturday March 12, 2016 9:00AM-3:00PM HCMS
LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED.
March 15, 2016 – Band Assessment Lexington, KY
I will send home information when I get it.
Starry Night Dress Rehearsal:
Friday April 22, 2016 from after school
until 4:30 at HCHS Auditorium.
Starry Night Performance:
Saturday April 23, 2016
Warm up 6:00PM. Performance at 7:00PM
Sunday May 15 , 2016
Spring Concert 2:00PM/Warm up 1:00 HCHS Auditorium
(A Fazoli’s Spaghetti dinner fundraiser will occur before the concert, ticket orders will be taken weeks prior)
What do I wear to these events?
White long sleeved dress shirt that buttons from top to bottom. Black dress pants, dark belt, dark socks, dark shoes. (No tennis shoes!!)
8th Grade Only: 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony will be announced when the Principal has the date. All 8th grade band students will be performing for this event. We will not have 7th graders perform unless we need a fill in instrument.
Failure to meet all of these requirements will forfeit your trip to Gatti-town!! You must attend every event.