Notes from the Band Room #22

February 16, 2016

This Week In Band

You can always check the morning rehearsals on our website: calendar (make sure to refresh your screen). You can subscribe to the rehearsal calendar by clicking on the "+GoogleCalendar" button on the bottom right of the calendar.

iPad users can sync the band calendar to the iCal app! Here it is: BOC Calendar
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Lessons This Week

In an attempt to make-up for our lost time last week, ALL students will have a lesson this week. Please follow this schedule for lessons:

WEDNESDAY - Sixth Graders: follow the yellow schedule for 2/17

THURSDAY - Wind Ensemble Sectionals

8:30AM - WE flutes/oboe

9:00AM - Thursday group #6

9:30AM - WE clarinets

10:45AM - WE saxes

12:30PM - Thursday group #9

1:00PM - WE low brass

1:30PM - WE percussion

2:00PM - WE trumpets

FRIDAY - Symphonic Band Sectionals

8:30AM - SB flutes/oboe

9:30AM - SB clarinets

10:45AM - SB saxes

12:30AM - SB low brass

1:00PM - Friday group #1

1:30PM - SB percussion

2:00PM - SB trumpets

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Private Lessons - the next step

Many musicians find the single best way to improve on their instrument is to take private lessons with a professional. The Attea band website has been updated to include GBS teachers, as well as other area musicians.
The better you can perform on your instrument, the more fun you have while playing. It's a wonderful thing!!
Attea Band Website

Do you know Flyer Band Alumni?

If so, please ask them to email me ( to be featured in our interviews this year.


If your student is showing great interest in band and needs a musical challenge, please consider private lessons on bassoon or French horn. I can get you started, lend you an instrument and a beginning book, and recommend a private teacher. These instruments help complete the sound and balance of the ensemble.
Please contact me through email for further information.

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!