NORTH BAND NOTES

January 11-15, 2016

GREAT FIRST WEEK AND ALL-REGION SUCCESS!!!

We had a fantastic first week back to school! There were some tired kids (and directors) at times, but everyone has been working hard and has had a terrific attitude about diving in to our spring programs. The focus now is on learning our ensembles for the Chamber Music Festival in February and our spring contest music for later in the spring. Many students are also hard at work on a solo for the Chamber Music Festival. All of this (and more) will be discussed in detail at our Spring Parent Meeting tomorrow evening (details below!).


We also had a long but fun weekend at All-Region this weekend! Our North students represented their band, school, and families exceptionally well at all times. The clinicians and other directors were in awe of their behavior and their ability to learn a concert full of music in a short amount of time. I can honestly say that in my 17 years of teaching, this was among the very best All-Region weekend's I've been a part of: the students were courteous, on time everywhere they needed to be, positive despite being exhausted, and played incredible concerts last night! We consider ourselves very fortunate to be able to work with these young people every day, and we look forward to them contributing to our band rehearsals those things which they learned from their clinicians and each other this weekend.

SPRING BAND PARENT MEETING

Monday, Jan. 11th, 6:30-7:30pm

1820 North Floyd Road

Richardson, TX

Join us as we discuss the spring calendar in great detail. It helps immensely if everyone has at least one family member present, so that everyone receives the information the same way. If for any reason you are unable to attend, please let us know and pay extra close attention to our weekly announcements, as well as stay up to date with our Google calendar, which is on the band website.


We will also have sign-ups for volunteer opportunities throughout the spring, so bring your calendars!

SECTIONALS THIS WEEK

We'll be on a "normal" schedule this week! Our focus will be almost entirely on "section" material, so please be sure and attend YOUR sectional. Also, remember that any missed sectional must be made up, so please communicate with us if you have an unavoidable conflict with a scheduled rehearsal.


SYMPHONIC 1

MONDAY

3:45pm - Horns

TUESDAY

7:00am - Low Brass

3:45pm - Saxes

WEDNESDAY

7:00am - Flutes and Oboes

3:45pm - Clarinets

THURSDAY

7:00am - Trumpets

3:45pm - Bassoons

FRIDAY

7:00am - Percussion


SYMPHONIC 2

MONDAY

7:00am - Oboes

3:45pm - Horns

TUESDAY

7:00am - Clarinets

3:45pm - Flutes

WEDNESDAY

7:00am - Percussion

3:45pm - Low Brass and bassoons

THURSDAY

7:00am - Saxes

3:45pm - Anyone doing a solo or duet who is NOT in private lessons

FRIDAY

7:00am - Trumpets

Let's have a great week!

We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow! Enjoy the rest of your weekend and let's have another amazing week!