All musicians are hard at work reviewing material and learning new skills in our small group sectionals. The focus of these classes is the expansion of individual music understanding. Students are learning to be independent music readers, as well as increasing their skill and facility on their instruments. Our concert band rehearsals are where we work as members of an ensemble to accurately interpret our band music. We practice not only our separate parts, but full band concepts like balance, blend, dynamic playing, tempo and style.
Our Jazz Bands are rehearsing every week and we are currently accepting new members to join our Training Jazz Band.
Performance Jazz is rehearsing Tuesday and Friday mornings and Training Jazz rehearses on Thursday mornings. All rehearsals begin at 7:15 a.m. and are held in the Mahoney Auditorium. The main office doors open at 7 a.m.--remember to sign in at homeroom first!
7th and 8th Grade Honors Auditions will be held on Tuesday, October 29th. An information notice has gone home. Students are encouraged to continue the great preparation on the audition material. Good luck!
Each of our grade level bands (6-7-8) will be featured at our Winter Concert to be held on Thursday, December 12th starting at 7:00 p.m. This concert and most of our other performances will be held back at the South Portland Auditorium, as the renovation project is progressing right on schedule. Please look for an important notice to come home with your children about one month prior to the concerts. This letter will contain updated information about arrival times, concert dress expectations and other news. Your support of all of our student musicians is appreciated!
************************************************Welcome to the Mahoney Music Program--we are glad you're here!
There are many ways to be involved in the study of instrumental music. Whether you are an experienced musician or just getting started, there is a place for you in band!
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