8th Grade Band

Welcome back for another exciting year of music! In 8th Grade we continue our musical journey, which includes several rewarding performances, beginning with a performance with the high school marching band! I look forward to making music and I hope you do too!

****Keep checking this site for important information about 8th Grade Band! Also please make sure to check the calendar of events to plan for the year, as well as some fun and interesting music links!

Below are items you need for class to start the year:

  • Instrument
  • Several working reeds for woodwind players
  • Superior Bands in Sixteen Weeks by Quincy C. Hilliard (You can find it at a local music store)
  • Tradition of Excellence Book 2 (Blue Book) for your instrument (You should still have this from last year)
  • Three Ring Binder
  • Divider Tabs for your binder
  • Hole Reinforcement Labels for your binder
  • Pencil
  • Paper for your binder


Please Click the following link to take the survey:


Friday, October 12, 2018

****Rehearsal with the High School Marching Band: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 6:30 PM****

****FIRST PERFORMANCE: October 12, 2018 (Football Game Performance with the High School Marching Band)****

The 8th Grade Band students will perform with the Bay High Rocket Marching Band during pregame (6:40 PM) of the varsity football game. Students should arrive at the high school band room by 6:00 PM on Friday, October 12, 2018. Students will perform pregame, and then they will remain with the marching band until the beginning of the fourth quarter of the game when they will be dismissed to their parents to enjoy the rest of the football game. When students are dismissed they are responsible for their instruments. Students will have the opportunity to return their instruments to the high school for the remainder of the game. After the game, the high school will be open for approximately 30 minutes for instrument pick-up.

This year students will also have the opportunity to work with the high school students during a rehearsal on Tuesday evening, October 9, 2018, at 6:30 PM at Bay High School.

During the third quarter, students will receive a snack courtesy of Bay Music Boosters!!!!

**Please see the "Information Documents and Handouts" section below for a copy of the reminder letter about the performance.**

Recordings for Marching Band Performance

Please use the following recordings to help you practice:

Click the following text to hear a recording of “Shout it Out.”

"Bay High Fight Song"

02 Bay High Fight Song.m4a

"Bay High Alma Mater"

Bay High School Alma Mater.m4a

"The Funk"

The Funk 2017.mp3

SmartMusic Sign-Up/Computer Lab Activity

Please click the following link to go to the SmartMusic Website to create your SmartMusic account:

Smart Music Registration

While you are creating your account make note of the email address that you use, and your password. To help you remember your login information please click on the following link and complete the form:

Smart Music Information Form

Informational Documents and Handouts:

Handbook 2018-2019.pdf
Private Lesson Letter 2018-2019.pdf
8th Grade Band Marching Band Performance Reminder 2018-2019.pdf
Band Hero (Star Challenge Levels).pdf
Band Hero Progress Tracker (Star Challenge Levels).pdf
Binder Assignment.pdf
Binder Assignment Rubric.pdf