Elementary Band

2019-2020 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. (updated 8/2/2019)
Taylorsville:  Mon. & Wed., 8:20 AM to 9:05 AM.
Clifty Creek:  Mon., Tues., & Wed., 1:00 PM to 1:35 PM.
CSA Fodrea:  Thur. & Fri., 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM. (updated 8/2/2019)
CSA Lincoln:  Thur. & Fri., 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM. (updated 8/2/2019)
Richards:  Mon., Tues., or Wed., 9:20 AM to 10:10 AM (once per week) during music class and Thursday 1:00 PM to 1:25 PM (all students).  (updated 8/7/2019)
Mt. Healthy:  Mon. & Wed., 12:45 PM to 1:15 PM. (updated 8/2/2019)
Southside:  Mon. & Fri., 10:20 AM to 11:10 AM.

2019-2020 Elementary Band concert schedule:

Fall Concert:  Wednesday, OCT 2, 2019 at North Auditorium, 7:30 PM; band members seated at 6:30 PM.

Winter Concert:  Monday, DEC 16, 2019 at North Auditorium, 7:30 PM; band members seated at 6:30 PM.

Spring Concert:  Monday, MAY 11, 2020 at North Auditorium, 7:30 PM; band members seated at 6:30 PM.

     *The Spring Concert was originally scheduled to be at East H.S.  We have changed it to North H.S. as of 10/3/19.

Concert Dress Code for Students:

Concerts are dress up event, and attention to detail helps make the evening even more prestigious and important for everyone involved. Pants: khaki or dress, short or long, skirts and dresses are also fine as long as they go below the knee when seated. Shirts: a collar shirt, polo shirt, button down shirt, sweater, or blouse, ties are fine for boys and girls. Dress shoes or your best shoes are recommended. Things to avoid: jeans, t-shirts with large logos, etc. on them, sweatpants, leggings, jeggings.

Play-along Tracks for Beginners:

This is a valuable resource that comes with the beginning band book you purchased.  Inside the front cover is a unique code that gives students FREE access to the audio tracks for every song in the book.  Practicing with these tracks is motivating and helps students learn their music faster and more easily.  *For oboes and horns, the tracks are only available for the "full band" section of the book.

Extra Online Help for Beginners:

The FREE www.musictheory.net site includes several helpful lessons and exercises that will really help students learn their music faster and more easily:

   First lesson:  How to read the music staff
   Interactive note identification:

        for trombone and euphonium

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.