While there are no band performances scheduled during 3rd quarter, it is still a very busy time of year for band students! Beginning band students are working on learning dynamics and slurs on pages 16-17 in their Sound Innovations books. Advanced band students are working on playing in various different keys with many different rhythms and styles on pages 30-34. Also, students have started learning sheet music that will be performed at the Benson/Central Area Concert later on this spring. Students should have received Conquest already. They will receive The Great Gate of Kiev in the near future.
In order for students - beginning and advanced students alike - to borrow this sheet music, a Permission to Use Sheet Music form must be signed by a parent/guardian and returned. This form must be returned before any sheet music can be loaned to any band student. CLICK HERE to download a copy of the Permission to Use Sheet Music form.
ATTENTION ADVANCED BAND STUDENTS: It is time for Sound Innovations, Book 2! Book 2 looks exactly like book 1, but it is red instead of blue. It should cost about $9.00. We plan to start on book 2 on February 12th- thank you for making sure to have book 2 by the beginning of February.
Practice is an essential component to building any skill. Learning to play a band instrument is no exception.
Beginning band students should be practicing about 10-15 minutes a day
(total of about 60-80 minutes per week). Advanced band students should be
practicing about 15-20 minutes a day (total of about 80-100 minutes per
week). Students should keep track of their practice time on the band
calendar. The next practice check is scheduled for Wednesday, February 14th.
confused about what day your child should bring their instrument to
school for band lessons? Trust me- you are not the only one! To help students and parents remember to bring their instruments on the correct days I will be using the Remind app this year. Please
see the letter in the HARRISON BAND DOCUMENTS section at the bottom
of this page for instructions on how to sign up for this email/text
message reminder service. Signing up is completely voluntary but may be a
great way to help you and your child plan more efficiently for band
Feel free to contact me at any time with any questions you have about band lessons.