South Area Winter Concert
Wednesday, Dec. 10th, 7pm
801 Hanna Rd
The student will need to own: tuxedo shirt, black calf length dress socks and dress shoes.
The band will provide: tuxedo pants, tuxedo jacket, cummerbund, bow tie.
Students will need to go to Savii Formalwear in Chesterfield Mall to purchase their own tuxedo shirt. You may purchase a new shirt or a used shirt. The store has been in contact with our boosters and knows what you will need.
Tuxedo fittings will be on Dec. 4 from 6:00-7:30 and Monday, Dec. 8 from 6:00-7:30 pm. Your student needs to come to the band room on one of these nights to be fitted for a tuxedo. They signed up for a time during band, ask them which date they signed up for.
In class expectations:`
Monday through Wednesday in class: Both classes will focus on their percussion ensemble (Christmas Song or Christmas Medley) and then the concert band pieces: The Maelstrom, Festia, Loch Lomond and Star Trek. On Tuesday and Wednesday there will playing tests on these songs (100 points of Performance value). The Concert Wednesday night is an assessment in itself on "soft skills". Can the student be in the right place (South High Gym A), at the right time (Mr. Becker will let them know), wearing the right clothes (tuxes and formals), with the right equipment (whatever they need to perform the concert), playing the right way (demonstrating the techniques we have worked on all semester) (100 points of Concert Attendance value).
Thursday through Tuesday, the students will begin their Individual Skills Assessments where they will perform their small ensembles for the class individually. They are expected to set up their equipment and perform the assigned part with a metronome. Each student will perform on one of the following: The Winding River top - C, Alarm Top - E, Moonrise top - F or Sizzle top - E (100 points of Performance value)
On the Final exam day, Sec. 2 is Wed. Dec. 17 at 7:30 am; Sec. 1 is Thurs. Dec. 18 at 7:30 am, the student will have a short rehearsal and perform as an ensemble for their Group Assessment (100 Points of Performance Value)
Finally, the chop building assignment from the beginning of the year is due: Great Hands for a Lifetime Warm-up is to be performed for me by Dec. 19 at 12:00 noon. Many have already done this but don't forget!
Kristin's Last Winter CMS Concert
The Concert starts at 7:00 at the concert hall on Webster University's campus for those who cannot make dinner.
Its Pep Band Season!!!
Lots going on and much more on the way. Contact me with questions.
Hey? Are You Going to Florida?
Friday, Dec. 26th, 9pm
Orlando, FL, United States
Be at school on Mondays and Thursdays until the end of the semester from 5:30-7:00 pm to play your favorite Pirate tunes and take a walk outside in the cold with 50 of your best friends!