Notes from the Band Room

Week of October 4, 2021

Fall Band Concert: Tuesday, October 5

We are so excited to finally be able to present a concert for the first time since February of 2020. Here are the details:

When: Tuesday, October 5, 2021at 7:30 pm **TIME CHANGE**

Where: Prairie View Gymnasium

Who: Prairie View 6th and 7th grade bands

Report Time: All students need to report to their warm-up location no later than 7:10 PM on the night of the concert. We will warm-up and head to the stage as a group so it is very important that students arrive on time and ready to go.

What do I wear? There is no band uniform this year. Students should dress nicely for concerts. Please avoid clothing that has rips, tears or holes. Please also make sure that any writing on shirts is school appropriate.

Attendance: Concert attendance is a Sun Prairie Area School District Music Department proficiency statement and does appear on each student’s report card. Students are expected to stay at Prairie View for the entire concert. Once the 6th grade band has finished performing, students will be seated in the audience to listen to the 7th grade band before being dismissed for the evening. Please get in touch with Mr. Quaglieri ASAP if you have a scheduling conflict.

Concert Seating

Since the fall concert will take place in the gym, audience seating will be on the bleachers. Please see the diagram of the concert setup below to help you determine where to sit while students warm up.

Additionally, we ask that the ground area in front of the bleachers is kept clear to allow student musicians and audience members with disabilities room to sit.

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Fall Concert Webcast

In order to promote social distancing and to expand our audience, all band concerts that take place at Prairie View are streamed via YouTube live.The webcast will be available at one half hour before the concert starts. Please share this link with any and all music lovers in your life!

Additionally, a recording of the performance will be available on the PVMS Band YouTube channel for the remainder of the year. We will send a direct link to this video once it is available.

Concert Attendance Policy

Concerts are an extension of the band classroom and the learning that takes place every day. Music was created to be shared and not performed in isolation (or in the band room only). For this reason, we need to perform for an audience in order to share the wealth of learning that has taken place. This sharing helps the students to bring closure to the learning process and also propels them towards the next step in the journey.

Student participation in concerts is vital to the success of all the students involved. Please make every effort to have your child be a part of these experiences. Sporting events/practices and other extracurricular activities are not acceptable reasons to miss a performance. We are happy to talk to coaches & organization leaders to help navigate scheduling concerns as long as we have prior notice. If you have a reason to miss any performance, please contact your teacher as soon as possible prior to the concert date.

Family/Caregiver Conferences

We would be happy to meet with you over Zoom during Family/Caregiver Conferences on Thursday and Friday, October 7th & 8th. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Mr. Quaglieri, please use the link below to sign up for a fifteen minute time. You can also drop in at anytime using the Zoom link below, however, priority will be given to those families who have scheduled a conference.

If you are unavailable during the scheduled conference times but would still like to meet with us, please reach out and we will be happy to schedule an alternate appointment.

Jazz Band is Starting Soon!

Jazz band is a key part of the band program in Sun Prairie and a unique ensemble offered to all students enrolled in band at Prairie View. Since sixth grade jazz band was not offered during the 2020-2021 school year, we will be offering a combined jazz ensemble for all students in sixth and seventh grade band this year.

Additionally, students who have already received at least one year of prior instruction on string bass, guitar, and piano are invited to be a part of the rhythm section. If your student is interested in a rhythm section instrument, please have them get in touch with Mr. Quaglieri.

Jazz band will meet after school on Fridays and an activity bus will be available to bring students home after rehearsal. There will be an informational meeting for all interested students after school on Friday, October 15. Anyone who would like more information is encouraged to attend this no-obligation meeting.

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Get In Touch!

If you have ANY questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of us:

Mr. Quaglieri

6th Grade Large Group

6th & 7th Grade Small Group

(608) 520-0122 (Google Voice-Text Message)

(608) 834-7839 (Office)

Mrs. Gleason

7th Grade Large Group

6th & 7th Grade Small Group

(608) 834-7825

Prairie View Middle School Bands

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