Patrick Marsh Middle School Band
This Week in Band at PMMS (Sept 19-23, 2016)
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Band Lesson Academy Update
The Band Lesson Academy will begin Thursday, Sept 29.
Only 3 flute spots and 3 horn spots remain. However, if you are still interested in taking private lessons don't despair! Simply hop on the Band Lesson Academy page of the Band Website and find a private lesson teacher at either PVMS or CHUMS. You can contact those teachers directly to find a lesson time. Don't forget, regardless of what school you take private lessons at you will first need to fill out the online form found on the website.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE: Band Lesson Academy @ PMMS Letter
HOW TO SIGN-UP? To sign-up for lessons, please register on the main Band Lesson Academy page (http://www.spbb.org/spbblesson-academy.html). Once you have completed this Mr. Gleason or the private lesson teacher will contact you to set up a specific lesson time.
UWEC Trip - More Chaperones Needed!
How Much Should My Child Practice?
Rather than bore you with a long explanation in writing, I created a video that basically goes through what we will discuss in class. I hope that you find it interesting and useful...especially when discussing practice with your young musician. The video is about 10 minutes long. Thanks for taking time to watch it this week!
7th Band Trip to UWEC - Oct 6
What? 7th Band Trip to UW-Eau Claire
When? Thursday, Oct 6, 2016 (7:40 AM to 8:30 PM)
Why? There are many goals for this trip:
To learn how to travel as a group representing our district, school, and band program.
To receive feedback from two of the state’s leading collegiate music educators.
To work with and listen to talented collegiate musicians both in sectionals and in the full ensemble allowing us to grow in “sound” and “musicianship”.
Uniform? We will wear our band uniform all day. Black band shirt, black pants, socks and shoes.
Trip Cost? $12 (Coach bus) Cash or checks (payable to “PMMS”) to Mr. Gleason by Thur, Sept 29. **Please note - students will also need money for a fast food dinner at Oakwood Mall.
Lunch? We will eat lunch at the beautiful Carson Park in Eau Claire. Students will have the option of bringing their own sack lunch or requesting a school box lunch if they typically get school hot lunch. ALL 7th band students need to “register” their lunch option online by Thur, Sept 29 (even if they are bringing their own lunch): https://goo.gl/forms/OxIP7WaiYDlGjGWm1 Students with other special dietary restrictions should note that on the online form.
Dinner? We will eat at the Oakwood Mall Food Court for dinner. The food court has the following options:
Dairy Queen, Charley’s Philly Steaks, Dhimiters (Gyros), Kobe’s Japanese, Melts and Cheese, Orange Julius, Rocky Rococo, Stir Fry 88, Subway, and Taco Johns. Your child could also bring a sack “dinner” if they would prefer that.
Chaperones? Mrs. Haraldson, Mr. Luessman, Mr. Leising (student teacher) and I will be attending this trip, but we need 7 or 8 parent/guardian chaperones. I’m also looking for one parent willing to drive and follow the bus (in case we have a sick child, etc). If interested in chaperoning, fill out this online form: https://goo.gl/forms/CEvoZ8Z0osQt7Bnu2
Other? Wi-fi will be available on the bus. Phones and personal electronic devices will be allowed on the trip, however the device is the student’s responsibility. Use of the device during our time on the UWEC campus is strictly prohibited. The only spending money needed on this trip is for the student’s dinner. Instruments and music should be clearly labeled with the student’s name.
Oct 6 Itinerary
7:35 am - Load Instruments onto Buses (as you arrive to school)
7:40 am - Attendance/announcements
8:00 am - Depart Sun Prairie
11:15-12:00 - Lunch at Carson Park (School Box Lunch or Student Sack Lunch)
12:15 pm - Arrive at Fine Arts/Bands warm-up
12:30 pm - 2nd Hour PMMS Band Perform/Clinic
1:15 pm - 5th Hour PMMS Band Perform/Clinic
2:00 pm - PMMS Sectionals with Symphonic Band Members
3:00 pm - Wind Symphony - Side by Side
4:30 pm - Eat at Oakwood Mall Food Court
7:40 pm - I 90/94 Rest Area by Portage
8:30 pm - Arrive at PMMS
Sun Prairie Middle School Honors Band
Going on its thirteenth year, the SPMS Honors Band is a wonderful opportunity for your young musician. The honors band is a one day event taking place at Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School on Saturday, November 19th from 8:30 am-8 pm Students need to complete a recorded audition to be considered for the honors band. Honor Band Information can be found on the SPBB.org website or by clicking HERE and audition requirements can be found HERE. Audition recordings are due October 19th. Online registration opens October 1st on the website. Mr. Gleason and Mrs. Haraldson will help interested students get ready for the audition.
THE WEEK AHEAD
Tuesday, Sept 20 (Day 1)
Wednesday, Sept 21 (Day 2)
Thursday, Sept 22 (Day 1)
Friday, Sept 23 (Day 2)
** A Rare Quiet Week! Enjoy!!
September 29 - Band Lesson Academy Begins -2:00-5:00 PM.
September 29 - UWEC $12 and Lunch Choice Due.
October 6 - 7th Band Trip to UWEC
October 11 - Fall Band Concert (6th Grade 6:30 PM, 7th Grade 7:30 PM)