We hope that you are going to find opportunities during this winter break to spend time with family and friends and recharge your batteries as we bring 2018 to a close and gear up for 2019! The students were handed their selections last week/this week for the next big target - Concert Music Performance Assessment in late February! This is where our students will be evaluated on their stage performance as well as their sight reading (music literacy) ability before a panel of judges. Students were also issued their music for their Solo and Ensemble performances which they should be preparing on an individual basis - this will take place in early February.
This week students will be given calendars for the Spring semester. This hard copy is from our online Google Calendar but printed out for your convenience so that you may reference it, write on it, and use it for future planning. Coupled with this calendar was a letter that went over specific items that may be a little different than that of years past so we intentionally point them out so that everyone is on the same page. In addition to those notes, the Summer dates were released for all Camps. These dates and times, (like everything on our calendar) could potentially fluctuate but when/if those changes occur – our ONLINE calendar will always be updated with the latest information – so, when in doubt, the online calendar is the one everyone should go by if there is ever conflicting information as we will not continue to re-print hard copies every time a change is made.
All wind players have something assigned to them on Smart Music so please make sure these are completely in a timely manner – do not wait until the last minute! Some students did not complete their scale assignments by Friday’s deadline, even though they were given almost 2 months to complete these tasks. Please make sure you are doing your part to improve and get better so that we can all reap the benefits. Parents, we encourage you to follow up with your students about completing their SM assignments. If you do not have the ability to complete these assignments at home please make sure you are coming into the band room to complete them on one of our available stations! Students are encouraged to come before school begins, during lunch or from another class (if they’ve completed their work) or after school!
(Symphonic Band has all 3 pieces, Wind Symphony only have 2/3 assigned)
Please remember that our Disney Trip payment for January is due right when we return! You are encouraged to take care of this early through RevTrak – the link is on our home page of the website.
If anyone would like to listen and/or download the recordings from our Winter Concert of the Symphonic Band or Wind Symphony you can find them on our CONCERT BANDS page - click Band Information/Concert Bands
As always, if you have any questions please communicate with us via email and we will be glad to help you! Have a great winter break!
CR & CG