Elementary Band

2019 Elementary Band Movie Night:

Join Judy Hopps, Nick Wilde, and Flash for our band movie night! Yes, we're showing Zootopia!!!
We're throwing a party and you are invited! 6th-grade band members only, from all schools: Who? Any 6th-grade Band Member Where? Northside MS Band Room When? Friday, February 8 4:45 doors open; pick up 7 to 7:15 We’ll start the movie at 5! Drop off/pick up at front of NMS Can I bring snacks? Sure; whatever you like to munch on during a movie! Can I bring a pillow, etc. to sit/lay on? Yes, highly recommended! The band room is carpeted, but you may want a blanket/sleeping bag to make yourself more comfy! See your band director for a permission slip... turn that in to your director, or bring to the movie night!

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.

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.

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.