Notes from the Band Room #21

February 7, 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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GEF Recital Night & IGSMA Solo/Ensemble Contest

Congratulations to all our band performers at the 11th Annual GEF Recital Night! I am hopeful the clinicians offered you ideas to improve your pieces and your overall musicianship.

Yesterday a number of our band musicians also performed at the IGSMA Solo/Ensemble Contest! I will give you your score sheets during your lessons this week. Students who scored in the Division I or Division II range will also get a medal. They all did a wonderful job. In fact, all Attea band students who performed earned a medal! Congrats!

Saanya & Reva - flute duet: Division I

Ashleigh - trumpet solo: Division II

Matt, Veronika & Kelsy - clarinet trio: Division I

Jack & Julia - percussion duet: Division I

Caroline - clarinet solo: Division I

Josie - flute solo: Divison I

Josie, Sara & Jordan - flute trio: Division I

Ashleigh, Michael & Sophie - trumpet trio: Division II

Bailey & Emily - trumpet duet: Division II

Lucy - baritone solo: Division II

Benji - alto sax solo: Division II

Kevin - alto sax solo: Division II

Amanda, Stephanie, Jack & Emily - brass ensemble: Division I

Julianne, Morgan, Mia, & Caelee - flute quartet: Divison I

Ben, Kevin & Elizabeth - mixed trio: Division II

Kareena & Katrina - flute duet: Division I

Dina & Ariella - percussion duet: Division I

Stephen - oboe solo: Division I

Michael - trumpet solo: Division I

Camille, Cole & Amy - clarinet trio: Division I

Delaney & Lucy - baritone duet: Division I

Bridget & Caroline - clarinet duet: Division I

Ethan - alto sax solo: Division I

Gavin & Rayan - percussion duet: Division I

Lucy, Delaney & Justin - brass trio: Division I

Kevin, Sangbum, Benji, Ethan - sax quartetL Division I* (PERFECT SCORE!!)

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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!