Ms. Gibson's Bands
August 29, 2015
EG 6th & RPEMS 8th BAND NEWSLETTER
Online Practice Journals - For Eagle Glen
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Eagle Glen 6th Grade Performance Schedule
May 6th @ 7PM RP South HS Gymnasium
Remind 101 for Eagle Glen Band
Eagle Glen Book for Beginning Band
RPEMS Book for 8th Grade Band
If you order(ed) one on your own, please make sure it is for your child's particular instrument.
Remind 101 for 8th Grade Band
8th Grade to Perform National Anthem -- For RPEMS
Schedule for the Day:
2:40 -- 8th grade students head to band room to warm-up/rehearse
3:55 -- Head to RPEMS football field and set up for performance
4:25 -- Perform National Anthem
4:30 -- Head back to band room
4:30 -- Parents pick-up students
*Band students should plan on bringing a snack for after school. I will give them time to eat, if they wish.
7th & 8th Grade Jazz
7th & 8th Grade Chamber Ensembles
8th Grade Band Schedule -- For RPEMS
Sept 22 -- Perform Pre-game for 1st RPEMS Home Football Game
Dec 4 -- After School Rehearsal 2:40-4:00PM
Dec 7 -- After School Rehearsal 2:40-4:00PM
Dec 10 -- After School Rehearsal 2:40-4:00PM
Dec 11 -- Intermediate Tour -- All Day
Dec 11 -- 8th Grade Band Concert @ 7PM (RPEMS Gym)
Feb 17 After School Rehearsal 2:40-4:00PM
Feb 18 -- After School Rehearsal 2:40-4:00PM
Feb 19 -- After School Rehearsal 2:40-4:00PM
Feb 22 -- 8th Grade Band Concert @ 7PM (RPEMS Gym)
Feb 27 -- 8th MS Festival @ Blue Springs HS Time: TBD
Apr 16 -- 7th/8th Solo/Small Ensemble Event @ RPEMS Time: TBD
Apr 28 -- After School Rehearsal 2:40-4:00PM
May 2 -- After School Rehearsal 2:40-4:00PM
May 4 -- After School Rehearsal 2:40-4:00PM
May 5 -- Band Extravaganza at RP South HS Time: TBD
May 7 -- Worlds of Fun MS Festival (All Day Event)
Ms. Gibson's Schedule
9:00-11:15AM Eagle Glen Intermediate
11:30-2:15PM RP East Middle School
2:30-5:30PM RP South HS
Ms. Gibson's Band Nerd Bio
Originally from Kansas City, MO, I moved to a rural community where I grew up on a farm with every farm animal you could imagine. Growing up on a farm taught me so much responsibility and also gave me a strong sense of the importance of life in general. My grandmother, who lived with us, insisted that I begin taking piano lessons when I started 2nd grade, she must have had some premonition about me. Those piano lessons did the trick because in 6th grade I knew I was going to teach others about music. Since that fateful Saturday morning out in the country, the day of my first piano lesson with Ms. Kay, my life has been completely full of music every since.
Piano is my first instrument, but flute is my second and what I played in band from the get-go! I've played in many bands and lots of places since I began this crazily awesome journey and have been a teacher for almost 15 years. I went to college at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO. A few years into teaching I traveled to Chicago to study at one of the best schools for music education called VanderCook College of Music. I do have a passion for learning, so much that recently I started my Specialist Degree in administration last Spring.
Well, that's enough about me. But, let me leave you with this...I want you to know, as parents, your child is incredibly important to me. While I may not know all of them personally yet, I make knowing your child my goal throughout the year. My philosophy in teaching is to build relationships with kids and through that I believe students will learn more, faster and become incredibly successful. If you ever have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I want to work with you and your child, not against you. Always contact me with concerns and I'll do my best to resolve them.