Seventh Grade Concert Band

Contact:  Mr. Swallow                         
****PLEASE consider eating with all of the band parents on Monday, November 13. Even though the 7th graders will play later that week, this would be a GREAT way to help support the music programs in the UNIT 5.
posted 10-18-17

****Please put all of the performance dates for the entire year on your calendars. You will receive warm up times for the first concert closer to the performance date.
Posted 10-18-17

Calendar of Events - See Calendar link on left side bar for performance dates!

Music and instruments should be coming home EVERY weekend. Band/choir students should being bringing them home on Thursday nights and 5 day band students should be bringing them home on Friday. With the buses as overcrowded as they are, it is imperative that the choir students take them home on Thursday. Please be aware that as a 7th grader, concert dress is black pants, white shirt and black shoes. No leggings, 'eggings of any kind. Thanks.  10-18-17

Here is what the 7th graders should be working on over the weekend:
The Phantom Brigade March-- Beg. to the end
Childhood Hymn-- Beg. to the end
Ghosts in the Graveyard -- Beg. to the end

Some students have been waiting for me to go over the music with them one note at a time. We have been working on new rhythms, new time signatures but new notes are something that the students must look up, review, and mark on their own. Several of the students have "forgot" how to count. Please ask them to show you their notes for class. Most have written these things inside their folders. Others have made some poor choices and haven't written anything down. The first concert will be here before they know it.

PLEASE use the recording links listed below as a resource to help you play while at home.
posted 10-18-17

Here are links to the music for our first concert. Click on the "listen" icon for the recording to come up.       posted 10-18-17

The Phantom Brigade March

The Phantom Brigade March was given to the band by composer Kevin Kaisershot. Kevin attended Chiddix Junior High back in the 70's and graduated from Normal Community HS. He visited with the bands last spring and donated almost $1,000 worth of music.