Liberty Band News

April 11-15, 2016

Field Trip to LW West - Thursday!

Don't forget that the Liberty Band is going on a field trip to LW West to see their musical, Brigadoon. Permission slips and $2.00 were due by Friday, April 8. If you forgot to turn it in, please bring it to me first thing on Monday morning! Don't forget to turn it in, so you can attend the trip and see what you can be a part of when you get to West next year or the year after! Permission slip is attached to this email.

On Thursday, students should go to 1st period for attendance and then listen for an announcement to go to the buses for the field trip. All you need to bring on the field trip is yourself and a jacket/coat if desired. Please leave all other items at school.

When we get back, 8th graders will head to class and 7th graders can eat lunch in the band room. Please bring a sack lunch and drink.

Many hundreds of hours have gone into preparing the musical. Please make sure you are an attentive and appreciative audience member!

Students who are attending the field trip are responsible for all missed work. Please check with your teachers in advance to see what you will be missing.

Jazz Cafe Ticket Orders Due by WEDNESDAY!

All ticket orders for the Jazz Cafe (Jazz Band only) are due by Wednesday, April 13. The order form is attached to this email. Make sure to reserve your seats and get your ticket orders in on time. Thanks!

Directors Dash for Dollars!

Did you donate yet! Don't forget that Mrs. Clark is working hard to prepare for the Frankfort Half Marathon in support of the New Lenox Band Boosters! We would love for you to make a donation to our great program, so we can continue to provide quality music education experiences for our awesome band members! Please consider sending in a cash donation or donating online at:

Thank you for your support of the New Lenox Band Program!

Liberty Band Weekly Schedule

Monday, April 11 - Red Day

7am - 5th Grade Band

7:40am - Jazz Band

Tuesday, April 12 - Blue Day

No 6th Grade Band in AM due to PARCC testing at Oakview/Ridge

Liberty Band Sectionals - 8:30, 9:00, 9:38, 10:08. 12:41, 1:11

1:47pm - Liberty Band class

Wednesday, April 13 - Red Day

7:15am - Jazz Band

Jazz Cafe Ticket Orders Due!

Thursday, April 14 - Blue Day

No 5th Grade Band in AM due to PARCC testing at Oakview/Ridge

8:30am - Field Trip to LW West Musical

1:47pm - Liberty Band class

Friday, April 15 - Red Day

7am - 6th Grade Band

7th Grade HUGS Scholarship Due! (scholarship form attached)

What to Practice this Week?

Upcoming Events!

Friday, April 8 - LW West Brigadoon permission slip and $2.00 due

Wednesday, April 13 - Jazz Cafe ticket orders are due

Thursday, April 14 - Field trip to LW West to see Brigadoon

Friday, April 22 - Jazz Band performs at the Talent Show (during school hours)

Saturday, April 23 - Jazz Cafe for the Jazz Band at LW West (specific details to come and the ticket order is attached to this email.)

Friday, April 29 - Liberty Band performs for the Oakview and Ridge 4th graders - during school hours

Saturday, April 30 - Mrs. Clark runs the Frankfort Half Marathon to raise money for the NL Band Boosters - have you donated yet?

Sunday, May 1 - NL Loyalty Day Parade for the Liberty Band - (1:15pm - 3:00pm)

Instrument Spotlight of the Week: Flute

Flute Fun Facts!

Flutes have been in existence since prehistoric times. Prehistoric animal bones were used to make the first flutes. A cave bear thigh bone was found in 1995 in Slovenia that had two holes. It is believed to be used more than 43,000 years ago as a flute!

Most flutes are made of metal, but there are some that are made out of wood.

Flutes are handcrafted musical instruments and each instrument is slightly different from other flutes. The most different part of the flute is the head joint. Different head joints can change the sound of the flute and professional flute players often try many different head joints in order to find the one that gives them the best sound. Sometimes head joints are even designed specifically for a certain musician.

Please enjoy the video below from the US Army Field Band flute section:

Flute Fundamentals [HD]