IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND FORMS

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND FORMS

Band Handbook 19-20 AMS.pdf
  • Ankeney Band Handbook - Due to the nature of a band class, there is a fair amount of information that is unique to our class as opposed to a normal math or reading class. Please take a moment to review our band handbook to ensure you and your child understand our policies, procedures, etc.


Handbook Signature Form 6th Grade 19-20 AMS.pdf
  • 6TH GRADE Handbook Signature Form - On the first day of school, your student will receive a copy of this form. It should be signed and returned to school by FRIDAY, AUGUST 23RD - This counts as their first "quiz" grade and should be an easy A :-)
Handbook Signature Form 7th8th Grade 19-20 AMS.pdf
  • 7TH & 8TH GRADE Handbook Signature Form - On the first day of school, your student will receive a copy of this form. It should be signed and returned to school by FRIDAY, AUGUST 23RD - This counts as their first "quiz" grade and should be an easy A :-)
Practice Chart AMS.pdf
  • Practice Charts - Practice charts are a weekly grade for 6th and 7th grade students. It is a communication tool we use to ensure parents, student, and teacher all know how much a student is practicing. If a student starts to struggle on their instrument, their practice chart is one of the things we can look at for information to help them. Practice charts are submitted EVERY Thursday. They MUST be completed and signed by a parent to receive credit. As a reminder, emailed or late charts are NOT accepted. Additionally, students receive credit for having a parent signature, even if they practiced zero minutes that week. If your student has lost his or her chart, you can download a new one HERE or make one by hand.

IMPORTANT DATES

Below is a list of important dates for the school year. Required events are indicated with an asterisk (*). Per the band handbook, concerts/performances are a REQUIRED part of a student's grade in band and attendance is required. Please add these dates to your calendar now so you can avoid schedule conflicts.

There are a few events that are optional (e.g. rental meetings, solo and ensemble) although students are highly encouraged to participate. Additionally, this calendar does not include events for extra-curricular ensembles such as jazz band or percussion ensemble but they will be added as we schedule them.

  • August
  • *28th OR 29th – Instrument Rental Meetings for 6th grade parents – 6:30 PM at COY (must attend one of the two nights)

October

  • *11th – High School Band Night for 8th grade students – after school until approx. 6:30 PM
  • *30th6th grade band concert at the BHS Auditorium – 7 PM (report by 6:30)

November

  • *12th7th and 8th grade band concert at the BHS Auditorium – 8 PM (report by 7:30)

February

  • *12th6th grade & jazz band concert at the BHS Auditorium – 6:30 PM (report by 6)
  • *12th7th & 8th grade band concert at the BHS Auditorium – 8:00 PM (report by 7:30)
  • 15th & 16th - OMEA Honor Band for select 7th & 8th graders
  • 27th, 28th, & 29th - Weekend of Jazz at the BHS Auditorium

March

  • 28th - Solo & Ensemble for select 7th and 8th graders

May

  • *8th – Mini Camp for 8th grade students – after school until approx. 9 PM*
  • *14th6th grade & jazz band concert at the BHS Auditorium – 6:30 PM (report by 6)
  • *14th7th & 8th grade band concert at the BHS Auditorium – 8:00 PM (report by 7:30)
  • 15th or 16th – OMEA Band and Choir Contest at BHS (7th and 8th grade)