Notes from the Band Room #1

September 6, 2015

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

Please follow the lesson schedules carefully this week. Due to the holiday, NWEA testing and the 7th grade field trips, teams may not be scheduled on their regular lesson days! Copies of the lesson schedules are in the band room. Digital copies will be posted to Schoology. Please bring your iPads to rehearsals this week to get our class code.

Tuesday - ALL 8th grade band musicians
Wednesday - Pathfinder band musicians
Thursday - ALL 6th grade band musicians
Friday - Galaxy band musicians

New Website

Attea has a new website this year.
The fine arts team section can be accessed here: website
Please check to see the rehearsal calendar and for updates from all the fine arts teachers.


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!

Links & Information

Each week I like to share an article about music education or an interview with an Attea graduate. It's a chance to show Attea musicians and parents the unlimited benefits that instrumental music education provides for our students.

This week is a link from PBS.