"Notes" from Band

Week of: 2-10-20

Saturday's WSMA District Solo & Ensemble Festival was a huge success and we are so proud of every single student who performed during the day. We would also like to thank all of the parents and families who volunteered their time and donated food to help make the festival work.

New and Updated Information

This Week's Lessons

This week's lesson schedule is linked below.

6th Graders: Will be working out of their method book and completing their band music assignments in SmartMusic.

7th Graders: Will be making sure their solo is recorded and cleaning up their band music.

Middle Level Jazz Festival: February 14 (7th Grade Jazz Band Only)

This year the 7th grade jazz band will participate in the Middle School Jazz Fest at Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School on Friday, February 14. Students will be participating in clinics and the event will end with a concert featuring the jazz ensembles from Prairie View, Patrick Marsh, and Cardinal Heights. Here's what you need to know!

  • We will leave school at 2:10 pm and take a bus to Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School. Students should bring their backpacks, instrument, music, and band uniform.
  • Students will be eating pizza for dinner. They should bring a snack for after our clinic.
  • Please bring in $4.00 for pizza. (cash only please)
  • We will all be performing at the end of the festival in the CHUMS auditorium. Concert begins at 6:30 pm.
  • Students will be wearing their band uniform for the performance. They should bring that to school with them on that day.
  • Following the 6:30pm concert, parents should plan on taking their child home with them.

6th Grade Band Club (Jazz & Beyond)

Band Club is open to 6th graders who want to explore different kinds of music on their instrument. We will begin by focusing on jazz but also a variety of other styles while also playing games and doing other music-related activities. Band club will meet after school on Thursdays and our first meeting will be on Thursday, February 20. Anyone currently in 6th grade band is invited to attend!

Questions? Be sure to let Mr. Quaglieri know!

Current Information from Prior Newsletters

Late Winter Concert: February 17

6th Graders: The 6th grade performance will begin at 6:30 PM. Students should arrive at Prairie View no later than 6:00 PM to warm-up and prepare for the concert.

7th Graders: The 7th grade performance will begin at 7:30 PM. Students should arrive at Prairie View no later than 7:10 PM to warm-up as a group.

All Students: Be sure to check that those black pants still fit! The concert will be webcast through the PVMS Band YouTube channel posted to www.spbb.org/pvms.

7th Grade UW-Whitewater Field Trip

What? On Thursday, February 20th the 7th grade band will travel to UW-Whitewater to participate in our annual band clinic with UWW Director of Bands, Dr. Glenn Hayes.

When? Thursday, Feb. 20. We will depart Prairie View at 7:45 am and return to Prairie View by 2:45 pm. Students should meet in the band room when they arrive to school.

Cost? The fee for the trip is $16. This includes student’s lunch on campus and the bus fee. Please turn money into Mrs. Gleason labeled with student’s name. Checks can be made out to Prairie View Middle School.

Uniform? Band Polo Shirt, Black Pants, Black socks, Black shoes (wear to school... no time to change)

Lunch? We will eat buffet style lunch on campus at Esker Dining Hall (lots of options). NO extra money is needed on the trip.

Supplies? Students will need to bring their instrument and their music in a folder with a pencil (put name on it!)

Other: Students, you represent our school, program, and community. Your very best behavior is expected at all times. RESPECT – listen when adults are giving you directions, be a good audience for other performers. Most importantly, have fun and learn! This clinic will help us to get better as a band!

Chaperones: We are looking for a few adult chaperones to join us on this fun trip. Fill out this form if interested! https://forms.gle/HeVyWexamr6HghUd9

Find Us Online!

The Sun Prairie Band Boosters have a FANTASTIC website that contains information about all things related to band in Sun Prairie. You can find the site by visiting www.spbb.org/pvms or by searching for “Sun Prairie Band Boosters.” Be sure to visit the Prairie View Bands page and the Prairie View Bands Blog throughout the year for updates, news, and resources. We also encourage you to check out the other schools’ pages to get an idea of just what band in Sun Prairie is all about.

This Week

Tuesday: 7th Grade Jazz Band (7:00-7:35 AM)

Wednesday: SPBB Lesson Academy (3:00-5:30 PM)

Thursday: 7th Grade Jazz Band (7:00-7:35 AM)

Friday: SP Middle Level Jazz Fest -Cardinal Heights (2:10-7:30 pm)

Upcoming Dates

February 11: WSMA Piano Solo Festival at SPHS

February 14: SP Middle Level Jazz Festival

February 17: PVMS Late Winter Concert at SPHS

February 20: 7th Grade Band to UW Whitewater


If you have ANY questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of us:

Matt Quaglieri

6th Grade Band, Jazz Band, and 6th and 7th Grade Lessons


520-0122 (Text Message)

834-7839 (Office)

Erin Gleason

7th Grade Band, Jazz Band, and 6th and 7th Grade Lessons



Prairie View Middle School Bands

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