UPDATE: "Band Rocks" t-shirts have been ordered! (Order forms for these t-shirts were given to students on Thursday, Jan. 24th.) I should know the exact price for each shirt in the next week or so- information about the exact money owed for shirts will be sent home with students who ordered them.
5th grade band students are continuing their work on their sheet music! This sheet music won't take the place of working out of the Sound Innovations book, but will supplement the concepts we are learning in a fun and interesting way. This music will also be performed toward the end of the school year at the Northwest Area Concert on Monday, May 6th at Benson HS. More information will be send home at a later date about the area concert, but for now each student needs to turn in their Sheet Music Permission Form- this form was sent home with band students on January 30th- CLICK HERE if you need to download another copy of this form. Please know that sheet music can NOT be given to students until the permission form is signed by a parent or guardian. Band students are working Attack of the Slide Trombones, Anasazi, Academic Festival Overture and Power Rock.
6th grade band students are so close to finishing Sound Innovations, book 1... this means it is time for 6th grade students to purchase Sound Innovations, book 2. It looks exactly like book 1 but has a red wave across the front instead of a blue wave. We plan on starting book 2 in early March- please purchase it at a local music store or online by this time. 6th graders are also working on solos/small ensembles as they prepare for several performances in April and May.
With all of the above things to learn, 5th grade band students should be practicing at home at least 15 minutes each day and 6th grade band students should be practicing at home at least 25 minutes each day. The next practice check day is scheduled for Tuesday, March 5th. This means the instrument needs to go home after band lesson days and come back to school again on the next band lesson day. Harrison provides shelves in the entryway leading to the stage for band instrument storage during the school day. Band students should place their instruments on these shelves (smaller instruments on the high shelves/larger on the lower shelves) and NOT in their classrooms. All band students should also make sure to bring their book (Sound Innovations), a pencil, and their band folder every day.
Feel free to contact me at any time with any questions you have about band lessons- my contact information is on the left below these announcements.