AFC MUSIC Newsletter

"Where words fail, music speaks." Hans Christian Anderson

Hello Music Families!

I am hoping that this newsletter helps keep our music families informed about all that is happening for our young musicians! Despite all the obstacles this year, our AFC students are MAKING music!! In these newsletters I hope to share some of our daily experiences, celebrations, and all the things we are looking forward to.


I'll try to include a little news from the various grades and ensembles--and even the Drama Club that I have been advising this year.


As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns ddeter@afcschools.net.


Happy Music Making,

Mrs. Deter

Leadership Teams

High School Band and Choir are working in Leadership Teams to recruit for Band and Choir at all levels, improve the organization in our music library, create social committees, develop apprentice conductors, and have a knowledgable crew that can help with all our music equipment.


The students that volunteered for these positions are earning Silver Cord hours. I love seeing their commitment to making our music program a vital part of school and the larger community!

Music Booster News

Please follow the link to read Josh Stone's letter of introduction and invitation to all parents to join our Music Boosters!

So many great reasons to make music!

How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins

Featured Ensemble: JH Band

With the flooding in gym, we have rearranged ourselves into small groups, "houses"--named after some of the big composers: Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, and Brahms. Our houses provide balance across the instruments and all students are ready to "swing in" if another student is absent. It won't be long, and we will be heading outside to play in the parking lot. Let's hope this early Spring really lasts!!

Awards

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3rd & 4th Quarter Learning Expectations

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Mrs. Deter

Contact me anytime! I LOVE talking about music, our students, and all the plans for our music program!