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NEW DAILY BAND SCHEDULE FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR!

...............................4th GRADE BAND.......................................

We will begin the 15 minute band lessons next week. Your students will need to bring their instruments, band books and practice charts to lesson each time we meet. (If your student has not received their band book, they will receive their band book at their first lesson.) I have attached the band schedule to this email. 

2:45 and 3:00 LESSON GROUPS:
We had a large number of students that signed up for the 3:00 time slot.  Because of the large number of students signed up for these times, those students will receive lessons EVERY OTHER WEEK.  I have labeled these students as "Group A" or "Group B" on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  I have tried to make this less confusing by writing down the dates in which those students would attend lessons.  If you have any questions about these times, please let me know and I will help you out!

LUNCH/RECESS GROUP LESSONS:
For those students that have lunch lessons, you will come to the band room as soon as you are dismissed for lunch.  If you you BUYING your lunch, stop at the cafeteria before you come to the band room to get your lunch.  If you are bringing a SACK lunch, come straight to the band room.  There will be a table in the back of the room for you eat your lunch at.  Be sure to bring your instrument.  If you have a game that you want to bring, you may do so.  I will have movies and karaoke set up to keep you busy while we take turn having lessons.

PULLED FROM AN ACADEMIC CLASS FOR LESSONS:
If you are pulled from an academic class for lessons, your class work will be monitored by your teacher.  It is very rare that band students have trouble keeping up in class during band lesson time.  However, if it does become a challenge in the classroom, your teacher will contact me and let me know that we need to change your lesson time.

STILL WANT TO SIGN UP FOR EXTRA 15 MINUTE LESSONS?

ALL STUDENTS TAKING 15 MINUTE LESSONS WILL NEED TO TURN IN A SIGNED PRACTICE CHART EACH WEEK WHEN THEY ARRIVE TO LESSONS.  If the practice chart is consistently not completed or not signed by a parent, the student will be dismissed from 15 minute lessons.  Students will also be dismissed if they are not attending their lessons regularly because they have forgotten their instrument or have forgotten to come to the band room. (Many students have had success by purchasing watches with alarms and then setting the alarm to go off 5 minutes before their lesson time.  If you choose this method, please be sure to show your kiddo how to turn off the alarm so it does not distract the class.) If a student has been dismissed from lessons, they can sign up for lessons during the following quarter (grading period), provided that there is a slot available.  If there is not a time slot available, they will be put on a waiting list.



.........................5th, 6th, 7th and 8th GRADE BAND..........................
During the 2018-2019 school year, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade band will take place during LAB every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday throughout the school year.   All Middle School Band Students are expected to attend a 15 minute lesson that will occur during their encore time once a week.  These extra 15 minute lessons (that only occur once a week), will begin in September. I schedule will be sent home once the schedule has been approved by teachers and administration.


..............................................STAGE BAND.........................................................
Rehearsals are every Monday (during LAB - 8:03-8:33).  Sectionals will take place on Monday's before school from 7:30-8:00.  Sectionals mean that only the saxophones will meet OR only the trumpets will meet...etc.  Once we get closer to a performance, everyone will attend the 7:30AM rehearsal.  All schedules will be emailed directly to parents. 

...............................................ROCK BAND..........................................................
Rehearsals are every Wednesday and Friday from 7:30AM-8:00AM.  



.....................BAND CALENDAR FOR 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR........................
              
WOLF BRANCH CONCERT BAND

FLUTES
Payton Asunskis
Olivia Pereda
Abby House
Ava Mentzer
Sophie Padgett
Brianna Ha
Bernice Zhao
Elizabeth Fayette
Paige Gehrig
Hanna Lee
Emalee Fruechte
Elise Melinder
Emma Behrmann


CLARINETS
Erin McVey
Hannah Gingrich
Emma Simpson
Nicole Chao
Ava Krause
Noah Belland
Samantha Fayette
Sage Brown
Kadyn Baker
Kendall Chism
Dani Burton
Jasmine Sarabia

BASS CLARINETS
Sonia Mentzer
Jackson Glidden


ALTO SAX
Elliot Dahm
Sam Haake
Charity Cobb
Anna Maxim
Nick Miller
Ella Behn
McKenzie Campbell
Brooklyn Jouett
Jack McCoy
Avery Gansauer
Annika Melinder
Ayush Ghody
Jered Conway
Ben Stewart
Owen Kelly

TENOR SAX
Megan Dahm
Janessa Sydow

BARI SAX
Peter Walker

TRUMPET
Clayton Lehr
Quinn Peck
Carissa Mackin
Charlie Zamarron
Samuel Yee
Aidan Lang
Elijah Griffin
Jesse Papagno
Carson Snow
Corbin Zeisset (percussion also?)


FRENCH HORN
Mya Lynn
Rebecca Yee

TROMBONE
Lily Willett
Lucy Cruz Oyola
Connor Mackin
Vikram Kondogunta

BARITONE
Brennan Peck


TUBA
Eli Kenemore
Cai Kenemore
Austin Dyer

UPRIGHT/ELECTRIC BASS
Warren Zeisset

PERCUSSION
Braden Schnarre
Carter Schnarre
Noah Peters
Abby Christ
Max Ziegler
Kelsey Williamson
James Kannewurf
Gavin Mollett
Brooklyn Jouett 
Janessa Sydow

           




SEPTEMBER
Monday, September 10 - Stage Band auditions.  Everyone arrive at 7:30AM so that we have time to get through both pieces. Both written Music and a recording is available on Google Classroom for both "Welcome to the Jungle" and "April in Paris."

Wednesday, September 5 - Rock Band Auditions Begin at 7:30AM in the Band Room.  
    Female Vocal audition pieces:  "Havana" and "Feel it Still" (Vocal music does not need to be memorized for auditions, only for performances.)
    Male Vocal Audition Pieces:  "Brown Eyed Girl" and "Counting Stars"
    Instrumentalists: Bring a pencil and be ready to make cuts.  
    All Music can be found on Google Classroom.  If you have not yet gained access to the Rock Band Google Classroom and you plan on auditioning for
   Rock Band,   please let me know as soon as possible so that I can help you access music.

Friday, September 7 - Rock Band auditions continue in the band room.


Friday, September 28 - Wolf Branch Fall Festival (Mr. and Mrs. Pockets)
                            

OCTOBER
Monday, October 8 - ILMEA auditions at Mascoutah Middle School
        Jazz Band Auditions: April in Paris and improvise over the 12 bar blues in the key of F (Jamey Aebersold)
        Concert Band Auditions: cycle 3 etudes and scale sheet 
                          link to the scale ILMEA Jr. High Scale Sheets:  https://www.ilmea.org/site_media/filer_public/2014/06/12/ilmeajuniorscales.pdf 
Wednesday, October 31 - Middle School Band performs Ghostbusters in the Elementary School costume Parade. Students may wear costumes!

NOVEMBER
Saturday, November  3- ILMEA Jazz at Belleville East High School
Friday, November 9 - Wolf Branch Veterans Day Program
Saturday, November 17- ILMEA Concert Band at Belleville West High School
Friday, November 23 - Belleville Santa Parade
     Excused absences:
      Erinc McVey
      Eli Kenemore
      Cai Kenemore
Monday, November 26 - Belle-Fair Festival. It is our year to host. Pontiac has graciously offered to host since there is not room in our building! Select Band
                                         students will attend.

DECEMBER
Wednesday, December 5 - Winter Concert (Students arrive at 6:30/Concert Begins at 7:00)
Tuesday, December 11- Recital at Grand Manor (6:00PM-6:45)PM) - Select students only
Sophie Padgett - flute solo
Ava Krause - clarinet solo (YES) We wish you a Merry Christmas
Noah Belland - clarinet solo  (YES)
Nicole Chao - voice "I'll Be home" - Meghan Trainer
Sonia Mentzer - Bass Clarinet Solo
Sam Haake - Alto Sax solo  (MAYBE - DEPENDING ON SPORTS SCHEDULE)
Ella Behn - Alto Sax solo - (YES) What child is this
Nick Miller - Alto Sax solo   (YES)
Megan Dahm - Tenor Sax solo
Clayton Lehr - Trumpet solo (YES)
Quinn Peck - Trumpet solo
Elijah Griffin - Trumpet or voice solo
Mya Lynn - horn solo or piano
Brennan Peck - Baritone solo
Austin Dyer - tuba solo
Cai Kenemore - tuba solo (YES)
Eli Kenemore - tuba solo (YES)
Noah Peters - vocal solo (YES...WAITING ON SPORTS SCHEDULE)
Abby Christ - vocal/piano solo
Charity Cobb - Vocal solo 
Carissa Mackin -voice solo (YES)
Lucy Cruz Oyola - piano solo  - (Christmas Time Is Here)

Saturday, December 15- Winter Festival (Middle School Band Performs)



JANUARY
Monday, January 8 - 8th Grade Band Feeder Festival at Belleville East


FEBRUARY
Saturday, February ???- Solo and Ensemble Contest



MARCH
Saturday, March 2 - Wolf Branch auction at Gateway Classic Cars Banquet Hall




APRIL
Friday, April 26 - Six Flags Music Festival 
     8:30   Load Busses for Six Flags (Everyone Rides the Bus)
     9:45   Arrive at Six Flags
    11:00  Warm-up in Miss Kitty's Saloon 
    
11:30  Perform in the Palace
    12:00  Dismissed to play in the park...once all equipment is loaded
      5:00  Meet at the fountain outside of the park
      5:15  Bus departs Six Flags
      6:15  Bus arrives at Wolf Branch (Students riding the bus home are expected to help unload the equipmet)


MAY
Spring Concert





JUNE
F4th Grade Band Camp

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Linda Tessereau,
Aug 24, 2017, 9:03 AM
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Linda Tessereau,
Aug 28, 2017, 8:57 AM
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Linda Tessereau,
Jan 18, 2017, 7:49 AM
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Linda Tessereau,
Aug 24, 2017, 9:04 AM
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Linda Tessereau,
Aug 24, 2017, 9:04 AM
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Linda Tessereau,
Aug 29, 2017, 8:37 AM
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Linda Tessereau,
Aug 24, 2017, 9:05 AM
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Linda Tessereau,
Aug 25, 2017, 7:54 AM