Notes from the Band Room #29

May 31, 2015

This Week In Band

You can always check the morning rehearsals on our website: calendar (make sure to refresh your screen)
iPad users can sync the band calendar to the iCal app! Here it is: BOC Calendar
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Lessons This Week!

Due to NWEA's and the Awards Assembly, please follow this schedule for your band lesson:

Monday - 8th grade
follow regular schedule

Tuesday - Jigsaw
Groups 1 & 4 @ 8:30
Groups 2 & 5 @ 9:00
Groups 3 @ 9:30

Wednesday - 6th grade
Journey - Follow the schedule for 6/2
Omni - Follow the schedule for 6/5

Friday - Patriots
Groups 2 & 5 @ 8:30
Groups 3 & 6 @ 9:00
Groups 4 & 1 @ 10:00

Private Lesson Teachers

The BEST way to improve on your instrument is to study regularly with an expert on your instrument. I am working to update our private lesson teacher list. If you have someone you love, please send me their name/number/email address.

Don't Abandon Your Instrument This Summer

Check out the summer offerings at the Music Institute of Chicago and
Midwest Young Artists for camps and classes in our own backyard!

Make music and new friends this summer by signing up for camp.
My favorite music/band camps are:
U of I: ISYM
UW Whitewater
UW Madison
Illinois State
Blue Lake

Or sign up for private lessons. It's a great way to improve on your instrument. Lessons are offered through GBS and local music stores. If you need some recommendations, please email me.

Parents are invited to visit the band room.

Parents are encouraged to attend any rehearsal from 7:20-8:15 to see exactly how middle school band musicians learn and rehearse music. Even if your child is less than eager to practice at home for you, visitors will see how much our musicians love playing their instruments with a group. An audience makes it even more fun!