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Band Updates (updated 9.5.18)
Music Education * Orchestrating Success




CURRICULAR BAND INFO

OPEN HOUSE HANDOUT
Click HERE to view
*Updated 8.29.18


2018-2019 BAND GUIDE
This handbook is our reference for all classroom performances, policies and expectations.  Please take time to read it.  

*IMPORTANT NOTE*
There were two dates that were incorrect for pep band-specifically football.  Please download this updated version including the corrected dates. 

*Updated 9.7.18


2018-19 EVENTS
All Concerts and Events for the 2018-19 school year are now able to be viewed below.

*IMPORTANT NOTE*
There were two dates that were incorrect for pep band-specifically football.  Please download this updated version including the corrected dates.  

*Updated 9.7.18


STUDENT/PARENT INFORMATION
All students in band are requested to submit the information on the link below.  It simply includes best options for contacting both the student and their parents.  

*Updated 8.29.18


INSTRUMENT RENTAL FORM
Students in band who need to use a school provided instrument during the school year will need to complete the form below and pay a rental fee for each instrument used.  Please click on the link and complete the form.

IMPORTANT!  You can also pay online by going to the link below.  Make sure the rental form then goes to the drop box in the music commons area.

For online payment instructions, Click Here
For online payment, Click Here

*Updated 8.29.18


STUDENT INSTRUMENT INFO
All PERSONALLY OWNED INSTRUMENTS stored in the instrument storage lockers will need to be on file with Mr. Campbell in the music office.  Please take a moment and complete the form below. 

*Updated 8.29.18



"REMIND" FOR BAND
Students and Parents are asked to join the texting "Remind" service for our classes and activities.  Text the code below to (612) 223-7452.

Varsity Band: 
@SRRVB1819 to (612) 223-7452;

Concert Band:  
@SRRCB1819 to (612) 223-7452;

Jazz Ensemble I: 
@SRRJE1 to (612) 223-7452;

Jazz Ensemble II: 
@SRRJE2 to (612) 223-7452;

Concert Band Officers: 
@SRRCBO1819 to (612) 223-7452

Varsity Band Officers: 
@SRRVBO1819 to (612) 223-7452
*Updated 8.29.18


COMMUNICATION
The band program at SRRHS is dedicated to offering you important information through a variety of communication options.  Please consider "connecting" yourself to any or all of the options below:

Twitter:  @srrhsband
Facebook:  SRRHS Bands (group)
Remind:  (see codes above)


SMORE NEWSLETTER
About once a month, Mr. Campbell sends home a band newsletter using a service called Smore.  It is a dynamic format that allows links, information updates and easy viewing of text and photos.  By submitting your email address on the student information form (text box above) you will automatically be included in all newsletters this year.

Updates to those receiving the newsletter will be made between trimesters.  You will be asked to update your information due to email addresses changing, providers changing, etc. 


CONCERT BAND OFFICERS 18-19
Nathan Wollak, President
Elayne Lampe, Vice-President
Claire Maurus, Secretary
Myleen Parks, Ryan Burgardt Librarians
Jordan Smith, Social Director


VARSITY BAND OFFICERS 18-19
To Be Determined

EXTRA CURRIC. IN BAND



Jazz Band and Pit Orchestra Audition Lessons
(come in for help preparing your audition!)

Dates: September 10, 11 and 12
Options:  Large Group Instruction from 7:30-8:10 am in the band room;  Individual instruction from 3:30-5:00 pm in the band room.

Link to sign up for a lesson time is HERE.



Jazz Band and Pit Orchestra Auditions
(sign up for a 10 minute audition time slot)

Dates:  September 13, 14, 17
Options:  Before school from 7:20-8:10 in the band room; After School from 3:30-5:10 in the band room.

Link to sign up for an audition time is HERE.


Jazz Band Audition Material
Download and practice the following material for your audition.  Please attend the group lesson sessions before school and/or the individual lesson slots after school for guided practice.  Then, sign up for an audition slot.

Alto Sax-HERE
Tenor Sax-HERE
Bari Sax-HERE
Trumpet-HERE
Trombone-HERE
Piano-HERE
Electric Bass-HERE
Trap Set-Demonstrate the following patterns:
Swing, Rock and Ballade style playing.



Pit Orchestra Audition Material
Download and practice the following material for your audition.  Please attend the group lesson sessions before school and/or the individual lesson slots after school for guided practice.  Then, sign up for an audition slot.

Violin*-HERE
Viola*-HERE
Cello*-HERE
Flute-HERE
Oboe-HERE
Horn-HERE
Guitar-HERE
Bass Guitar-HERE
Trap Set-Demonstrate the following patterns:
Swing, Rock and Ballade style playing.
Percussion-HERE

*We can synthesize the sounds for these instruments using a keyboard piano.  If you can play the part on piano, we would love to have you as a part of our Pit Orchestra!





Music Listening Contest!  If you are interested in starting a team or being a part of a listening team, or you don't know what it is and you want more information, go here!  

NEW INITIATIVES IN BAND

INSTRUMENT UPGRADE LIST
There is a risk in purchasing an instrument without the guidance of a band director, a repair specialist or a music store.  The music store stands behind their instruments with quality assurances.  The repair specialist has seen a wide variety of brands that don't stand up well under normal use and those that are a good investment of money.

The list below is one that Band Directors across the nation have had a chance to review and support.  If you see an instrument on eBay or Craigslist and you wonder if it is a good value, please review this document as a starting point.  



COLLEGE HONOR BANDS
University of St. Thomas

Date: Monday, October 15, 2018

Grades: 9-12

Cost: $10

Nomination Deadline: Monday, October 1

Additional Details: students are selected by director nomination, lunch and dinner are provided

https://www.stthomas.edu/music/events/upcoming/honor-band.html

University of Minnesota, Duluth

Dates: November 2-3, 2018

Grades: 9-12 (juniors and seniors are preferred)

Cost: $25, payable at registration on Nov. 2, plus housing

Nomination Deadline: October 15

Additional Details: students are selected by director nomination, housing is at a Duluth area hotel

https://sfa.d.umn.edu/about/departments/department-music/music-news-events/honor-band-festivals/senior-high-honor-band

Winona State University

Dates: November 2-3, 2018

Grades: 9-12 (juniors and seniors are preferred)

Cost: $40, includes on-campus lodging and meals

Nomination Deadline: September 24

Additional Details: students are selected by director nomination. Nomination materials have been mailed out to all MN high schools. Please contact Dr. Melanie Brooks for more information: https://www.winona.edu/music/melanie-brooks.asp

University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI

Dates: Saturday, November 3, 2018

Grades: 9-12

Cost: $35, payable at registration on Nov. 3

Nomination Deadline: Wednesday, September 26

Additional Details: students are selected by director nomination, there are two bands for grades 9-10 and 11-12

https://www.uwec.edu/academics/college-arts-sciences/departments-programs/music-theatre-arts/stories/festivals/

Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter

Dates: November 4-5, 2018

Cost: $30, payable via online registration once accepted

Nomination Deadline: October 5, 2018

Additional Details: students are selected by director nomination, overnight stay at Gustavus Campus

https://gustavus.edu/music/bjorlingmusicfestival/

.St. Olaf College, Northfield

Dates: November 10

Grades: 9-12

Cost: no cost

Nomination Deadline: October 22

Additional Details: students are selected by director nomination, five student max, work premiered by guest conductor/composer, Carl Holmquist

https://wp.stolaf.edu/music/st-olaf-festival-of-bands/

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Dates: February 8-10, 2019

Grades 10-12

Cost: $150 (stay at home) to $190 (stay at hotel near Minneapolis)

Audition Deadline: Thursday, November 1

Additional Details: Audition required, 3 to 5 minutes of recorded literature, 2 contrasting selections.  Director recommendation is required.

https://cla.umn.edu/music/research-creative-work/community-programs/high-school-honor-band

Concordia College, Moorhead

Dates: April 5-7, 2019

Grades: 9-12

Cost: ???

Audition Deadline: Friday, January 18

Additional Details: Audition required, two 2 minutes of recordings of contrasting literature

Guest conductor, Carl Holmquist

https://www.concordiacollege.edu/music/performances-and-events/honor-band-2/




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