Notes from the Band Room #24

April 26, 2015

This Week In Band

You can always check the morning rehearsals on our website: calendar (make sure to refresh your screen)
iPad users can sync the band calendar to the iCal app! Here it is: BOC Calendar
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As we head into the end of the school year, please make sure these important dates are on your family's calendar:
May 19: Spring Band Concert @ 7PM
May 27: End of year celebration ~ band/orchestra/choir field trip to the Brewers Game! (more details to come soon!)
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The Wind Ensemble earned a First Division Rating at IGSMA State Contest this weekend! We will review the judges comments at rehearsal on Wednesday morning. A big thank you to Mr. Wojcik for helping us prepare and directing.

Band is on Schoology

All kinds of important and fun things are shared with your children through Schoology: IGSMA Schedules, recordings of our band pieces, homework, etc. Using your parent access code, make sure you're checking out all we're up to in the band room.

Don't Abandon Your Instrument This Summer

It's February: time to plan your most musical summer, yet!
Make music and new friends this summer by signing up for camp.
My favorite music/band camps are:
U of I: ISYM
UW Whitewater
UW Madison
Illinois State
Blue Lake

Or sign up for private lessons. It's a great way to improve on your instrument. Lessons are offered through GBS and local music stores. If you need some recommendations, please email me.

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!