Springman Bands

Weekly Update #29

A Short But Productive Week!

It was a great week back from Spring Break! 6th and 7th grade students have been working especially hard on putting the finalizing touches on our Travel Through Time and International Music Tour music and information for our competition next week!


WEEK of APRIL 11th SCHEDULE


Monday, April 11th

- 7th grade band will rehearse at 7:25 AM

- ALL 7th graders have lessons today (see below for the schedule!)

- 8th graders have lessons today


Tuesday, April 12th

- 6th grade band will rehearse at 7:25 AM

- INTERNATIONAL MUSIC TOUR FINALE FROM 10:30 AM to NOON for 7th grade!


Wednesday, April 13th

- 8th grade band will rehearse at 7:25 AM

- ALL 6th graders have lessons today (see below for the schedule!)

- Jazz Band will rehearse from 3- 4 PM


Thursday, April 14th

- 6th grade band will rehearse at 7:25 AM

- TRAVEL THROUGH TIME FINALE FROM 9:30 AM to 11:20 AM for 6th grade!


Friday, April 15th

- 7th grade band will rehearse at 7:25 AM

- 8th graders have lessons today

6th Grade: Travel Through Time and Special Lesson Schedule Info

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We've finally made it! 6th graders have finished and reviewed all material for our "Travel Through Time" Unit which will be concluding on THURSDAY, APRIL 14th from 9:30 AM to 11:20 AM. Please remember, this is a REQUIRED in-school performance that will have a performance grade! The orchestra and band will go head-to-head in performance and trivia to see who the Time Travel Champions are!


Because of our special event on Thursday, all 6th grade lessons have been moved to Wednesday!


HERE IS THE 6th GRADE LESSON SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY, 4/13

8:30 AM - 6th Grade Flutes and Oboes

9:00 AM - 6th Grade Clarinets

9:30 AM - 6th Grade Saxophones

10:00 AM - 6th Grade Disco Trumpets

11:45 AM - 6th Grade Genesis Trumpets

12:15 PM - 6th Grade French Horns

1:30 PM - 6th Grade Trombones

2:00 PM - Thursday Group #9

2:30 PM - Percussion

7th Grade: International Music Tour and Special Lesson Schedule

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We've finally made it! 7th graders have finished and reviewed all material for our "International Music Tour" Unit which will be concluding on TUESDAY, APRIL 12th from 10:30 AM to Noon. Please remember, this is a REQUIRED in-school performance that will have a performance grade! The orchestra and band will go head-to-head in performance and trivia to see who the International Music Champions are!


Because of our special event on Tuesday, all 7th grade lessons have been moved to MONDAY.


HERE IS THE 7th GRADE LESSON SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY:

Noon - All 7th grade Trumpets

12:30 PM - All 7th grade Low Brass and Low Woodwinds

1:30 PM - All 7th grade Percussion

2:00 PM - All 7th grade Flutes and Oboes

2:30 PM - All 7th Grade Saxophones and Clarinets

Wildcat Jazz Band

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A friendly reminder that our Variety Show audition will be WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20th - rehearsal will let out early that day (3:30 PM).

Hot Weather, Cool Music!

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There are MANY fabulous summer music programs throughout Illinois and the Midwest. Some take place over the span of a week and may be overnight. Others are just a hop-skip-and-a-jump away.


Why should you send your child to a summer music program? HERE is why!


While you're at it, take a look at some of the amazing summer programs offered HERE.

From Midwest Young Artists...

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I am writing to ask you to encourage your students to audition for Midwest Young Artists Conservatory (MYAC) for next season during the month of April. We are currently scheduling auditions for all elementary, middle- and high-school students. We are looking for musicians on any instrument of any age who are interested in participating in MYAC during our school year program. We especially are looking for trombones, horns, bassoons, violas and basses. Please know we offer financial aid as well as merit scholarships for very advanced high school students.

MYA provides an opportunity for your students to grow even more outside the classroom and rehearsal so they can bring techniques and skills back with them and make your orchestras/bands/choruses sound even better! And as a reminder, MYAC requires students to participate in their school music programs, not something all other youth music programs require.

If you have a student of any level who you think would be interested in MYAC, please have them visit www.mya.org/audition to sign up. You, or they can always contact me with questions as well – allandennis@mya.org .

We are offering great summer options for students as well. We have revamped our jazz summer program with additional faculty and added incentives for students; have beefed up faculty for the Chicago Jazz Workshop; revised the offerings for the Chicago Flute Workshop; and will offer summer evening orchestras and jazz ensembles for students who remain in the area, might be going to summer school and still want to play on their instrument – no auditions necessary. For information about the summer programs, please visit https://mya.org/summer/