"Notes" from Band

Week of: 4-8-19

New Information

This Week's Lessons

Due to mouthpiece testing, Band O'Rama, and WSMA Middle Level Honors Auditions this week, lessons will be held for 7th graders only. 6th graders are still more than welcome to come in to practice and receive help before school, after school, and during lunch recess.

Band O'Rama: Monday April 8

Band O'Rama will take place on Monday, April 8 at 7:00 PM at the High School. Here are some notes:


  • Instruments need to be brought home after school on Monday. The band room will not be open after 4:00 PM.
  • Horn, Euphonium, and Tuba players should plan on bringing their home instruments. We will not be transporting these instruments from Prairie View.
  • 6th graders will warm-up in the choir room and 7th graders will warm-up in the foyer outside the Performing Arts Center.
  • Students should arrive no later than 6:30 PM dressed in their concert uniform. Drop off is at door 3.
  • The high school gets very busy at 6:30 PM so we strongly recommend arriving early.
  • We will store cases in the men's dressing room (7th grade) and the women's dressing room (6th grade) to avoid too much clutter in the warm-up room.
  • After the conclusion of the concert, please plan on meeting your student in the commons to avoid congestion in the back hallways.

7th Grade Tour: Wednesday, April 24

On April 24, 7th graders will be performing at Horizon, Westside, and Creekside. Here are a few things to keep in mind:


  • This is a field trip during the school day. Students should check with their teachers ahead of time to find out what they will miss; they are responsible for all make-up work.
  • Students should come to school on Friday dressed in their band polo & black pants. There will not be time to change.
  • We are highly encouraging students to leave phones and valuables in their lockers as the nature of this trip provides many opportunities for misplaced belongings.
  • Concert Band and Jazz Band will be performing so students need their supplies for both ensembles.
  • We will be eating at the East Towne Mall food court. Students should either bring money, pack a lunch, or let us know this week if they would like to purchase a bagged lunch from the school kitchen to eat instead.

Summer School Opportunities!

7th Grade Jump Start

Band Jump Start is a SPASD Summer School Offering. The class is designed to welcome the incoming 7th graders to a new year of band at Prairie View Middle School. The Band Jump Start class is three days: Tuesday, August 20 through Thursday, August, 22, 2018 from 1-3 pm each day.


To register, please fill out the form linked below. You do not need to register through the summer school website for this course.


There is no fee for this course and no bus transportation provided. Please contact one of us if you have any questions.

Summer Concert Band

Summer Concert Band (for students currently in grades 6, 7, 8, and 9) is an opportunity for students to continue learning about and creating music through performance in band. This is a class for students who love to play a band instrument and work with others to create music. Students will learn a variety of music and prepare for a performance at the end of each session. Current Grades: 6-7

Session 1: (6/24 – 7/11)

Session 2: (7/9 – 7/31)

Period: 2 (9:20-10:35 am)

Course Fee: $10

Summer Jazz Band

High Energy and loads of fun! That’s what Jazz Ensemble is all about. Join us for an opportunity to improve your playing, learn how to improvise or improve your improvisation, perform multiple jazz styles, and dive into jazz history. We’ll be listening to and learning from the jazz legends. This course is open to any middle/upper middle school music student.

Current Grades: 6–9

Session 1: (6/24 – 7/11)

Session 2: (7/15– 7/31)

Period: 1 (8:00-9:15 am)

Course Fee: $10

Saxophone Start-up

At the end of May we will have interested 6th grade band students try out for saxophone. A summer school class is offered to transition students over to this new instrument. If you think your child is interested in saxophone next year sign them up for this class. This will hold a spot for your child on the bus if they plan on using school transportation. If your child is not selected for saxophone it is easy to just drop the class. The only students we allow into this class are the ones selected for saxophone in May. The course will be offered Session 1 (6/24- 7/11) during period 1 (8:00-9:15 am). More information about saxophone will be shared in May.
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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

Monday: Band O'Rama Concert at SPHS (6:30 PM Arrival Time)

Tuesday: 7th Grade Jazz Band (6:55-7:35 AM), 6th Grade Jazz Band (3:00-4:00 PM)

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

Thursday: 7th Grade Jazz Band (6:55-7:35 AM), 6th Grade Honors Band (3:00-4:00 PM)

Friday: No 6th Grade Jazz Band, WSMA Middle Level Honors Auditions at PVMS

Upcoming Dates

April 8: Band O'Rama Concert at SPHS

April 24: 7th Grade Band Tour

Questions?

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

mequagl@sunprairieschools.org

520-0122 (Text Message)

834-7839 (Office)


Ann Sederquist

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

aeseder@sunprairieschools.org

834-7825

Prairie View Middle School Bands

“Move beyond the notes to cultivate a life long passion and drive for creativity, curiosity, and community through a vision of students as accomplished learners and evolving musicians in pursuit of artistry