Elementary Band

2018 Fall Band Parent Newsletter (September 7, 2018), Volume 1, Issue 1
Our newsletter is geared toward band parents with helpful information on concerts and advice on how to help your student have a successful band experience.

Elementary Band days & times:

Parkside:  Mon. & Wed., 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM, & during music class special.
Smith:  Thur. & Fri., 8:50 AM to 9:30 AM.
Schmitt:  Mon., Wed., & Fri., 8:25 AM to 9:05 AM.
Rockcreek:  Tues. & Thurs., 1 PM to 1:40 PM.
Taylorsville:  Mon. & Wed., 8:25 AM to 9:15 AM.
Clifty Creek:  Mon., Tues., & Wed., 1:00 PM to 1:35 PM.
CSA Fodrea:  Thur. & Fri., 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM
CSA Lincoln:  Thur. & Fri., 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM.
Richards:  Mon., Tues., or Wed., 9:20 AM to 10:10 AM (once per week) during music class.
Mt. Healthy:  Mon. & Wed., 12:20 PM to 12:50 PM.
Southside:  Mon. & Fri., 10:20 AM to 11:10 AM.

Elementary Band concert schedule:

Fall Concert:  Wednesday, OCT 3, 2018 at EAST Auditorium, 7:30 PM; band members seated at 6:30 PM.

Winter Concert:  Monday, DEC 17, 2018 at East Auditorium, 7:30 PM; band members seated at 6:30 PM.

Spring Concert:  Monday, MAY 13, 2019 at East Auditorium, 7:30 PM; band members seated at 6:30 PM.

December 17 Concert:

Song list for the December 17th concert:

#38 Jingle Bells

#39 My Dreydl

#78 Up On A Housetop

#79 Jolly Old St. Nicholas

First Christmas March

Rockin' The Housetop

You should start out by practicing about 10-15 minutes about 4 to 5 times a week –this will add up to about 1 hour.  If you find that you are not prepared for class, then add more time or days to your practice routine for the next week.

Also, the best resource you have is the website, www.essentialelementsinteractive.com  This is where you type in your book code (front inside cover) and you can play along with all of these songs from the book.

Another valuable resource is your friends.  Practicing with a more experienced band member will help you improve much quicker than practicing alone.  Ideally, it should be someone who plays your instrument, but you can play all of these songs with anyone from any of our BCSC elementary schools.


Helpful Videos:

How to oil trumpet or euphonium valves video.

How to stop squeeking on your clarinet video.

Wynton Marsalis speaks about practice and dedication video.

Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser speaks about the importance of music education video.