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  • Fall activities

                Happy Halloween! I am writing this letter to keep you informed about things that are going on soon in band/orchestra land.

    Practice cards – For every month, there is a corresponding practice card. You can print them out from the practice card tab above and your child gets music money for turning them in. They are a great way to keep track of where we should be at throughout the year so we don’t fall behind.

    Playing tests – On the week of October 30th, there will be playing tests for everyone. Here is what your child is expected to know:                   You have a lot of time to prepare, please don’t wait until the last minute.

    Beginning Band - #27 Good King Wenceslas

    Beginning Orchestra – #43 Mozart Melody

    Advanced Band – #83. (Concert Bb Major) Scale, Arpeggio and Chords

    Advanced Orchestra – #92. Can-Can – A (melody) line

    Concerts – Our fall concert is just around the corner! Both band and orchestra will have a concert on the 7th of November at Columbine High School in the gym at 7:00PM.

    Concert schedule:

    Beginning students arrive at 6:15 in the band room – Leave cases and coats in the band room – bring instrument, stand, music to gym.

    Advanced students arrive at 6:30  in the back of the gym (behind curtain) – Leave cases and coats in back of gym, Bring instrument, stand, and music to the front of the gym.

    6:45 – String tuning

    7:00  – Concert


    Item checklist for concert:

    __Instrument / Music    __Music stand     __Band/Orchestra t-shirt (or black shirt if you don’t have one) and black pants or skirt.


    Extra rehearsal:

    On Wednesday November 1st, I’ll be holding an extra rehearsal in the Columbine High School band room to prepare for the concert the following week. Here is the schedule for that:

    4:00 – 4:45 Beginning Band

    4:45 – 5:30 Beginning Orchestra

    5:30 – 6:15 Advanced Band

    6:15 – 7:00 Advanced Orchestra

    Posted Oct 18, 2017, 9:15 AM by Gregory Gates
  • Handbook added
    The handbook with Expectations, Schedule, Calendar and Supply List has been added to the Downloads page.
    Posted Aug 25, 2017, 9:25 AM by Gregory Gates
  • First day of class!
    Advanced students just need to show up on the first day of band/orchestra class. Your start date is below. Click on the 2017-2018 Weekly schedule Link to see when your classes will be this year.

    8/30 Leawood and Normandy
    8/31 Dutch Creek and Columbine Hills
    9/1 Governor's Ranch
    Posted Sep 12, 2017, 10:51 AM by Gregory Gates
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