BAND ANNOUCEMENTS

12/7 - 12/11

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Below are important changes to the Beginning Band after school schedule next week.


  • MONDAY, DECEMBER 14 – Full band today (3:25-4:00 p.m.)
  • TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15 – Full band today (3:25-4:00 p.m.)
  • THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17 – NO BAND (CANCELLED AND RESCHEDULED FOR MONDAY)
  • Snares will have their band lesson on Wednesday, December 16th.


There is an OPTIONAL performance on the morning of Friday, December 18th. Students will have the opportunity to play some holiday music for bus riders in the cafeteria. Donut holes will be offered beforehand as a little breakfast snack.


If your child would like to participate, they will need to be at school at 7:45 a.m. on December 18th. Students will need to enter the building through the music room doors (the alleyway next to the main entrance – door 28). PLEASE DO NOT USE THE MAIN ENTRANCE.


This is not a required performance.

WHAT DID WE WORK ON THIS WEEK?

Students are working on their weekly goals in addition to Jingle Bells and Good King Wenceslas. Both pieces will be showcased at our January 22nd band concert.


Students will also have the opportunity to play these pieces at a mini concert the morning of Friday, December 18th. More information was sent home with students today and is included above in IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS.


In full band, students are learning to keep a steady and stay together. In addition, we recently learned about a new time signature (2/4), breath marks, and duets. Some sections are starting to work on one or two more new notes.

KEEP PRACTICING!

Please continue to encourage students to practice 15 minutes every day at home. This practice time should be logged on your child's Bandy Land sheet. At least three squares should be initialed every week. I will be monitoring progress on this chart by dating where students are at each band lesson.


If your child is struggling with note names, please let me know. I can make flash cards to help them.


Students have 2 - 3 goals to work towards after every band lesson. These goals are circled and dated in their Essential Elements book. Students are expected to pass at least one goal at the next band lesson. Going ahead in the book is always encouraged if students feel they can successfully play their assigned goals.


Students should have quite a few songs down now. Ask them to do a mini concert for you! They are very proud of their accomplishments! :-)

AFTER SCHOOL BAND

Monday, Dec. 14th, 3:30-4pm

7650 Clarendon Hills Road

Willowbrook, IL

Band will meet December 14th to make up for the cancelled rehearsal on Thursday, December 17th. Please email me if your child is unable to attend.

AFTER SCHOOL BAND

Tuesday, Dec. 15th, 3:30-4pm

7650 Clarendon Hills Road

Willowbrook, IL

Please pick up students no later than 4:10 p.m.