Please check here often for messages and updates!
Welcome to the Junior Band Site!
Mr. Kyle Nurse, Band Director

Rehearsal Schedule
Junior Band: Monday & Wednesday, 3:30pm - 5:00pm in Room 102

Please download and read the outline with your parents:

Test Schedule

posted Mar 31, 2017, 9:40 AM by Kyle Nurse

Day & Time



Monday – ½ rehearsal

Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, Basses (no tuba)

Flutes & Clarinets



Tuesday @ lunch



Wednesday @ lunch


Wednesday after rehearsal


Friday @ lunch

Percussion, Tubas, Oboe


Final Performance Test

posted Mar 22, 2017, 3:10 PM by Kyle Nurse

Please read the attached PDF.

The tests will be on the week of APRIL 3 - 7.  A full schedule will be determined next week.

Smart Music Logins

posted Feb 27, 2017, 12:27 PM by Kyle Nurse

Attached are your logins for Smart Music.  You do not need to log in to Gmail ever, just Smart Music.

Here is the login website:



posted Jan 17, 2017, 7:31 AM by Kyle Nurse

Attached is the outline and rubric for the next Performance Test.

1. Only play "Donkey Riding" in its entirety
2. If you cannot record at home, come see me ASAP to set up a time.
3. DUE DATE = Friday, January 27th
4. Do not leave this to the last minute as technical difficulties can arise


posted Jan 11, 2017, 3:05 PM by Kyle Nurse

Attached is the outline for the Concert Critique Assignment.  Below is the link to access the concert recordings from your Google Drive.  Remember that we played first, but you are welcome to watch the other performances at your leisure.

Please email me with any questions!


Upcoming Dates of Importance

posted Jan 11, 2017, 8:08 AM by Kyle Nurse

1.     Concert Critique = Wednesday, January 18th @ 3:30pm

a.    Read instructions very carefully

2.     Next Test = January 23 – 27

a.    I will post a sign up sheet for your test.  Times will be during band rehearsals AND at lunch

b.  Times may also be during your music class...

3.     Recording Session = Februrary 6 – 8

a.    In lieu of a “rehearsal concert”

b.    Attendance is MANDATORY

4.     MusicFest = Saturday, February 25 à Hillcrest HS, arrive @ 1pm

a.    Mark it in your calendars NOW if you haven’t already

New Year Motivation :)

posted Jan 6, 2017, 1:22 PM by Kyle Nurse

Hi y'all,
I hope everyone has been having a fun and relaxing holiday with a little bit of practicing mixed in!  

Quick Reminder:
WE ARE HAVING REHEARSAL ON MONDAY!!  So please make your usual transportation arrangements.  We will be getting back into the swing of things with Donkey Riding, Horkstow Grange, some sight reading, and some fun activities! 

Please be prepared as you would any rehearsal.  MusicFest is only 7 weeks away: Saturday, February 25th!  Those weeks are going to fly by.  We had about 10 weeks together for our first concert, so we are going to have to work extra hard to be ready for MusicFest.

Here are some New Year motivations for you :) 

Sun Dance - Ticheli <-- goals???
Breathing Gym <--- how to work on breathing and breath support... VERY IMPORTANT!

See y'all in a few days ready to make wonderful music again!

Horkstow Grange uploaded

posted Dec 9, 2016, 5:01 PM by Kyle Nurse

Hey y'all,
Please print off the sheet music for Horkstow Grange for Monday, December 12.  Clarinet 3 assignments have been posted with the PDF.  This is an extremely important part so many of the clarinets have been put on it.

Thank you,

PS check your email for a more exciting version!

New Piece and Chair Placements

posted Nov 11, 2016, 11:39 AM by Kyle Nurse

**IMPORTANT** Please print off your part for "Donkey Riding" and be ready to play it for Monday.  Being ready to play means you have learned the notes at rhythms ACCURATELY at a slower tempo and you have LISTENED to the recording several times!

Congratulations to everyone for completing your first Chair Placement Test at CB!  There will be more this year and in the years to come and EVERYONE approached it with great professionalism and did the best they could.  It was very refreshing to hear everyone play individually and notice how much work had been put into the pieces :)  Great job to everyone!

If you were unable to see the chair placement list posted outside the music room door, it is uploaded below.  Reminder to the section leaders: we will be having a meeting on MONDAY @ LUNCH!  Please bring your food and it will be brief.

Congrats again :)

Expectations for the Long Week...

posted Oct 31, 2016, 3:08 PM by Kyle Nurse   [ updated Oct 31, 2016, 3:11 PM ]

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