Sixth Grade Band Bulletin

December 16, 2015

Outstanding Concert!!

Dear Parents

First, I want to say how proud I am of the students' performance last week. I was extremely happy with all parts of the concert. The students had a great after-school rehearsal the previous Thursday. They had a laser focus. That allowed us to get everything done early! The students carried that over to the concert. I was also very proud of the concert etiquette.

Three of the four pieces on that concert were some of the most advanced pieces ever played by our sixth grade bands at a first concert. More importantly, they were pieces of the highest caliber. Each piece presented various changes for the students. The students rose to the occasion each time.

I am very excited to present our next concert to you in March (Music in our Schools Month).

This newsletter will be short. As always, please contact me with any questions, concerns


Rob Buckley

Santa Band: FRIDAY, December 18

Sixth Grade Band members wishing to participate in our 2nd annual Santa Band need to sign up by Thursday.

Students need to be at school by 7:15

Students are welcome to wear holiday gear!

Students will not miss any class.

Upcoming Quizes

Scale Quiz: Due on January 14

F, Bb, and Eb Scales (all three back-to-back).

Students will complete via Screencastify

Students can currently go to google classroom and complete the scale quiz.

Tied Rhythm Quiz: Done in the 2nd lesson after returning from Winter Break

Students have a Tied Rhythms Worksheet (passed out 12/15)

Students will perform two out of three rhythms found at the bottom of the sheet on a note of the student's choice.

Dynamics Knowledge Assessment: Taken in class January 21

Written Quiz


This includes instruments kept at school because of a second instrument at home. The band rooms have routine maintenance done during long breaks and doors are often unlocked for several days.
Please have a wonderful and safe holiday season! I look forward to even better music making and music learning in 2016!