Advanced Band

2nd Trimester Playing Tests
Students must complete a playing test this trimester, which will factor heavily into their grades on their report cards. Here is the section you have to play:
The Tempest
Flutes: measures 32-44
Oboe: measures 36-53
Clarinets: measures 1-20
Bass Clarinet: measures 53-68 and 77-79
Alto Saxophone: measures 45-66
Trumpets: measures 56-68
Horns: measures 45-66
Trombone/Baritone: measures 53-68 and 77-79
Percussion: Snare 35-49 and Bells 40-48

December Newsletter - Emailed 12/14

I thought the students did a wonderful job at the Area concerts! Please view the following "Thank You" note from Mr. Ford, the director at Dakota Ridge High School:

Once again, I encourage students to play a small holiday concert for their families over break! There are a few songs in the book, but your child can find more songs online by typing "free sheet music (instrument) (song name)" into Google. In class, we are working ahead in our books until students get new sheet music after winter break. It is important that students continue to practice every day (even though our next concert isn't until April) to ensure progress. We will finish book 1 and students will most likely NOT be required to get book 2 this year.

An important note about school-owned instruments: My substitute at the beginning of the year unfortunately didn't follow the process for checking out school-owned instruments, so I am trying to tie up those loose ends now. If your child has a school instrument, I gave them a contract this week. If they don't have it, please let me know and I'll email it to you. Please return signed contracts to me before Winter Break!

I hope everyone has a wonderful winter break, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year!