Mokena Meteor Music
May 31 - June 6, 2019
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRADUATES
You will be missed.
“You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!” -Dr. Seuss
Important Information from the Music Department!
Please be sure to read it in its entirety as it is updated regularly.
BAND REGISTRATION HAS ENDED!! If you missed the deadline, please contact Mrs. Bussean as soon as possible so get your child on the roster for next year.
As summer begins, many instruments get tossed into a corner or put away in a closet. Please make sure your child is practicing regularly over the summer months. There is an article below about the importance of practice over the summer. Please read the article and discuss with your child. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ANY INSTRUMENTS AT THE SCHOOL OVER THE SUMMER!
Summer is also a great time to get in some private music lessons. There is information below about finding a teacher for your child.
Summer Band will begin on Wednesday, June 26 from 9:00 - 10:00 in preparation for the 4th of July Parade. Summer Choir begins on July 22 from 10:00 - 11:00. The summer band/choir schedule can be found on our department website here: https://www.mokenameteormusic159.org/summer-bandchoir-2019.html or our main calendar can be found here: https://www.mokenameteormusic159.org/calendar.html
If you have any questions over the summer, please reach out to me via email. I will be checking my emails often.
Have a great summer!
School Owned Instruments
Practicing Over the Summer? Yes! You Should!
Remember placement assessments will take place the first week of school for junior high band students! Practice, practice, practice!
We are looking for parent(s) to coordinate Dine and Earns for the next school year. We have someone who will show you how to do it!
We are looking for parent(s) to help run fundraisers! If you are interested, please let us know. We typically run four IBA fundraisers (one in each quarter) and our main general fundraiser - the pie sale. We would love your ideas.
PARADE HELP! We need parents to help with the 4th of July parade. If you are available to walk along side the band and give students water, please let us know..
There are many volunteer opportunities listed in Charms. Log in to your account and click on the volunteer icon to sign up!
Drum Major Auditions
Auditions will be held on Monday, July 1 during Summer Band rehearsal. We will go over commands on Thursday, June 27 during rehearsal. Please have a whistle available, if possible.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Bussean.
Fourth of July Parade
Junior High Band Audition Information
Students have already received the scale and etude excerpts that they will be performing for the audition. If your child did not receive either of these items, please have them contact their director. These auditions will take place at the beginning of the school year and students will submit their best video to a Google form. We will have outside judges ranking the students and they will be placed in the appropriate ensemble. This is not something that the students should stress about, but they should take it seriously. If a student chooses not to submit a video, they will be placed in Concert band.
In December, students will have the opportunity to submit another video for the possibility to move to Symphonic band if their ability level determines that that is an appropriate placement for them.
Audition music can be found here: https://www.mokenameteormusic159.org/junior-high-band-audition-music.html
If you have any questions, please contact your child's director.
Private Music Lessons
EVEN A FEW LESSONS OVER THE SUMMER WILL BE BENEFICIAL TO YOUR CHILD.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Bussean or Ms. Beekman
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Music Booster Meeting - June 24, 2019
6/5 - Last Day of School
6/24 - Music Booster Meeting 7:00 pm at Post Game Pub and Sedona Grill
6/26 - Summer Band 9:00 - 10:00 am
6/27 - Summer Band 9:00 - 10:00 am
7/1 - Summer Band 9:00 - 10:00 am
7/2 - Summer Band 9:00 - 10:00 am
7/3 - Summer Band 9:00 - 10:00 am
7/4 - 4th of July Parade (Volunteers Needed)
7/15 - Summer Band 9:00 - 10:00 am
7/16 - Summer Band 9:00 - 10:00 am
7/17 - Summer Band 9:00 - 10:00 am
7/18 - Summer Band 9:00 - 10:00 am
7/22 - Summer Band 9:00 - 10:00 am
7/22 - Summer Choir 10:00 - 11:00 am
7/23 - Summer Band 9:00 - 10:00 am
7/23 - Summer Choir 10:00 - 11:00 am
7/24 - Summer Band 9:00 - 10:00 am
7/24 - Summer Choir 10:00 - 11:00 am
7/25 - Summer Band 9:00 - 10:00 am
7/25 - Summer Band/Choir Concert 6:00 pm