Bancroft Band

Red Book (8:10) Assignments

For April 23 - Page 22, exercise #90 - YOUR ENTRANCE TICKET TO BAND

Practice: Page 23: exercises #92 thgough #98

Blue Book (7:30) Assignments

For April 23 - Page 21 - #94 through #96

Calendar - 2018-2019

Band Class - Blue Book (second year), Tuesdays, 7:30-8:10 AM, Red Book (first year), Tuesdays, 8:10-8:50 AM

Band Events:

  • Tuesday, December 11, "Winter Informance" - 8:00-8:40AM - Music Room, Bancroft Elementary School
    • Family and friends are invited to a demonstration of our band class, to get an idea of how things are progressing, and how we spend out time in before school band. There is no special dress for this event; just typical school clothes.
  • Tuesday, March 26, "Andover Schools All-Bands Night" - 7:00 - 8:30 PM - Collins Center, Andover HS
    • Concert, Jazz, and Marching Bands from the Andover Public Schools will perform in this "vertical" concert. This will be the beginning band kids' first concert, as they join the members of all five elementary school bands to make one big wonderful band. They will then be treated to a performance from the middle and high school bands that lie ahead of them in the future. Always an exciting and joyous evening. Students will need to report to the Collins Center for a pre-concert dress run-through starting at 5:45pm. Students should wear "concert black" outfits.

The schedule is as follows:

    • 5:45-6:45pm – Elementary Bands will be on stage for a dress rehearsal
    • 7:00pm - Concert start
    • 8:30pm (approximate) – Concert is concluded.
    • Your duties for the concert:
      • Be dressed in proper attire!
      • Arrive of rehearsal with enough time to be ready to play at 5:45!
      • Have all your equipment and music with you, and keep good track of it all night!
      • Be prepared enough to enjoy your performance!
      • Be an excellent, respectful, and attentive member of the audience!
      • Be sure to leave with everything you brought!

As is always our policy, it is the expectation that students remain for the entire concert, as this is as much about hearing our fellow musicians play, and glimpsing into the future, as it is about performing ourselves.

Percussionists – be sure your equipment is labeled, as it will spend some time out of the case and is subject to being confused with that of other percussionists.

  • Tuesday, May 28, "Bancroft Spring Concert" - 7:00 - 8:15PM - Cafeteria, Bancroft Elementary School
    • The band will share a concert with the Orchestra Orff Ensemble to round out a great year! Concert black is the dress for this event.