Miller Maverick Band

UPCOMING EVENT:


DEC 14 - HONOR BAND REHEARSAL AT TAYLOR HS PARENT PICK UP @ TAYLOR 8:00pm

DEC 15 - HONOR BAND REHEARSAL & CONCERT @ TAYLOR HS

Students need to arrive at Taylor by 12:45pm for rehearsal (Drop off in the back Auditorium Entrance)

Concert Begins at 3:00pm in the Taylor HS Auditorium (Parents park in the back Auditorium Parking lot)

DEC 18 - ADVANCED BAND REHEARSAL (4:00 - 5:30pm)

DEC 19 - ADVANCED BAND WINTER CONCERT @ MILLER INT 6:30pm

Students need to arrive by 6:00pm.

Students can dress nicely, and wear Holiday attire.


DEC 14-15 HONOR BAND SCHEDULE

Int. Honor Band Schedule 2018.pdf

AFTER SCHOOL REHEARSAL PERMISSION FORM

Fall Afterschool Rehearsal Permission Letter.pdf

INSTRUMENT INSURANCE APPLICATION

Instrument Insurance Application.pdf

ELECTIVE A/B CALENDAR

201809141024.pdf

REMIND MESSAGING: ENTER THE TEXT PHONE NUMBER - 81010

5TH GRADE: Enter the code @f4kdde in the message line, then send.

6TH GRADE BEGINNERS: Enter the code @dk879 in the message line, then send.

ADVANCED BAND: Enter the code @f3b6ab in the message line, then send

BEGINNER BAND INFORMATION

CLASS EXPECTATIONS: Students will not be graded on ability. They will be graded on responsibility. They must bring all materials needed to class, and they must always try their best.

DAILY SCHEDULE: Your child will only come to band every other day. It is their responsibility to bring the items on the correct day. Your child’s grade will be lowered if they do not have what they need to succeed.

NEEDED ITEMS: Students will need a 3 ring binder, a pencil, a band book, an instrument, and any accessories needed to make the instrument play properly.

MUSIC KNOWLEDGE TEST: Beginner band members must have a basic knowledge of music before we begin with instruments. During September, we will learn note names, rhythm values, symbols and vocabulary. They will take a written test to prove that they understand this information. Once they pass the test with an 85%, they will be cleared to begin working with their instrument. Students will have as many chances as they need to retake and pass the test

T-SHIRT: T-shirts can be ordered starting on Monday October 29 for $10.00 cash or money order. T-shirts are required because they will be worn at performances.

INSTRUMENT RENTAL: H&H MUSIC has quality instrument for rent. They will visit Miller every week to repair and bring supplies. Contact them at 281-578-6542

SCHOOL OWNED INSTRUMENTS: Miller does have instruments that students can use. An insurance form must be completed with $30.00 cash or money order before the instrument is issued to the student. The student will not receive the instrument until the music knowledge test is passed.

BOOK: Rhythm Master Book 1 is sold at H&H Music. Please make sure that you know what instrument your child will be playing before you purchase the book.

FIRST CONCERT: Because we meet only every other day, it will take some time to prepare for a concert. Our first concert is scheduled for March 7th at 6:30pm, in the Miller Cafeteria.

REMIND: Remind is an easy way to get up to date information on events and activities through text, on your phone.

5th GRADE BEGINNING BAND

Text the message@f4kdde to the number 81010

6th GRADE BEGINNING BAND

Text the message @dk879 to the number 81010

Once you send this text you are connected in the group messaging service. You will receive updated information throughout the year.

CONTACT RESOURCES: jeffrey.gegogeine@aliefisd.net 281-531-3430

ADVANCED BAND INFORMATION

CLASS EXPECTATIONS: Students will not be graded on ability. They will be graded on responsibility. They must bring all materials needed to class, and they must always try their best.

DAILY SCHEDULE: Your child will only come to band every other day. It is their responsibility to bring the items on the correct day. Your child’s grade will be lowered if they do not have what they need to succeed.

NEEDED ITEMS: Students will need a 3 ring binder, a pencil, an instrument, and any accessories needed to make the instrument play properly.( Reeds, Grease, Drumsticks, Mallets, Valve oil etc.)

T-SHIRT: T-shirts can be ordered starting on Monday October 29 for $10.00 cash or money order. T-shirts are required because they will be worn at performances.

BAND DAY: All 6th grade band members will be able to participate on a field Trip during the school day on October 4th to Crump Stadium to watch the High School bands perform. Please wear your band shirts on that day.

PARENT VOLUNTEERS: Parents will be needed to help chaperone our field trips.

Please consider completing the Alief Volunteer Application to get clearance to help.

follow the link: https://volunteer.aliefisd.net/Webapplication12/

INSTRUMENT RENTAL: H&H MUSIC has quality instrument for rent. They will visit Miller every week to repair and bring supplies. Contact them at

281-578-6542

SCHOOL OWNED INSTRUMENTS: Miller does have instruments that students can use. An insurance form must be completed with $30.00 cash or money order before the instrument is issued to the student. Students must take extremely good care of the instrument. The director can ask for the student to return the instrument if he feels that it is not being cared for properly.

WINTER CONCERT: Our winter concert is scheduled for December 13th at 6:30pm, in the Miller Cafeteria. We may also perform at the West Oaks Mall in December.

ALIEF INTERMEDIATE HONOR BAND: Band members can audition for an opportunity to represent Miller Intermediate while performing a concert with members form all 6 of the Alief Intermediates. The concert is at Taylor High School on December 15.

SOLO & ENSEMBLE: Students are encouraged to perform a prepared musical piece for a judge in early February. They will receive a score and possibly earn a medal.

REMIND: Remind is an easy way to get up to date information on events and activities through text, on your phone.

Text the message @f3b6ab to the number 81010

Once you send this text you are connected in the group messaging service. You will receive updated information throughout the year.

About the band director

BAND DIRECTOR: Jeff Gegogeine

25 Years teaching High School, Middle School and Intermediate band.

This is my 5th year at Miller Intermediate. My beautiful wife, Julie and I have two wonderful daughters, Kaylee 13 and Lindsey 11. It is my pleasure to serve the great community of Alief. My only purpose is to provide every student a path to success.