Scoggins Band Newsletter

Thanksgiving Break Edition!

Newsletter Highlights

This week's newsletter contains the following:


  • Thank You From Mr. Davis
  • Beginning Band Fall Showcase
  • EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY
  • Mark Your Calendar- NEXT SPIRIT NIGHT- December 10 @ Marcos Pizza
  • Beginning Band Practice Requirements
  • Advanced Band Practice Requirements
  • Amazon Wish List-Donations for the band program

Thankful

As we head into this week off I hope each and everyone one of you are able to find some time to rest, and recharge.


Thank you to all those that have donated through our Amazon Wish list, and the deliveries of puppy pads we received over the past week. We so appreciate each and everyone of our Scoggins Band families.

Fall 2020 Beginner Showcase

Beginning Band Fall Showcase

We are so proud to present our Beginning Band Fall Showcase! Our students have been working very hard, and I hope this video serves as a keepsake for the start their journey.


Class Performances can be found at the following times:



  • Greeting from Mr. Davis- Beginning
  • Clarinet and Saxophone - :51
  • Double Reeds and Trumpet- 2:46
  • Percussion- 4:12
  • Trombone, Euphonium and Tuba- 12:40
  • Flute and French Horn- 14:46

Thanksgiving Extra Credit

We have 2 opportunities for students to earn extra credit:


Option 1- Transcribe your Ensemble Part into SmartMusic Compose, and share with your primary band director BEFORE November 30.


  • Click HERE for details on How to Use SmartMusic Compose
  • Percussion students will use Musescore by clicking HERE



Option 2- Use Upbeatmusic to record yourself playing multiple parts of your ensemble and email to your primary band director.


  • Click HERE for How To Videos on Upbeatmusic



Each option is worth a 100 in the gradebook(a GREAT way to makeup for a missed practice record or 2....)


Also your name will be put into a drawing for DoorDash lunch the week we return from school. We will select 1 Beginning Band Student, and 1 Advanced Band student. Both F2F and VA will be combined.


GOOD LUCK!

Big picture

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

Thursday, Dec. 10th, 10:30am-10pm

4100 Ridge Road

McKinney, TX

SPIRIT NIGHT!


Marcos Pizza

4100 S. Ridge Rd., McKinney 75070


The fundraiser is all day (10:30am - 10pm) for delivery or carryout, mention you are ordering on behalf of the Scoggins Band!

Beginning Band Practice Requirements

Students are expected to practice 10 minutes a day 5 days a week. We will increase practice time requirements throughout the year as we advance in ability. The following can count towards a students practice time:



  • Musicracer.com(No more than 3 minutes a day)
  • Staff Wars(No more than 3 minutes a day)
  • Count Me In
  • Essential Elements
  • SmartMusic



Students should simulate the structure established in class for their own practice session. Make sure they are sitting in a chair that does NOT have wheels or arm rests. The more frequently a child practice their instrument the quicker they will progress! After each practice session student MUST fill out a Google Form documenting their practice. Please note that a child must list what they practiced, as well as how long. In attempt to establish good habits documentation must occur on the day of the practice session. Students who submit multiple logs on one day will have a 5 point deduction for every late entry for a maximum weekly grade of 75. All submissions are due Sunday by midnight, and will count as a weekly grade.


Students can find the link to the Practice Log on their canvas page as well as the band website under students.

Practice Log Entry Form

Click the button to be directed to the Practice Log entry form.

Advanced Band Practice Requirements

Students are expected to practice for a total of 20 minutes a day 5 days a week. The break down of time should be 10 minutes in SmartMusic, and 10 minutes as free practice with or without SmartMusic. The following can count towards a students practice time:



  • Musicracer.com
  • Staff Wars
  • SmartMusic Assignments and Exploration
  • Fundamentals out of the Blue Book
  • Band Music
  • Private Lesson Assignments



Students should simulate the structure established in class for their own practice session. Make sure they are sitting in a chair that does NOT have wheels or arm rests. The more frequently a child practice their instrument the quicker they will progress! After each practice session student MUST fill out a Google Form documenting their practice. Please note that a child must list what they practiced, as well as how long. In attempt to establish good habits documentation must occur on the day of the practice session. Students who submit multiple logs on one day will have a 5 point deduction for every late entry for a maximum weekly grade of 75. All submissions are due Sunday by midnight, and will count as a weekly grade.


Students can find the link to the Practice Log on their canvas page as well as the band website under students.

Practice Log Entry Form

Click the button to be directed to the Practice Log entry form.

Amazon Wish List

If you would like to help support our classroom we have compiled a wishlist of items we would appreciate if were donated. This is not required and will be available the entire school year at the bottom of our newsletter. Thank you for taking a look and considering a donation!

Upcoming Events

  • November 23-22 - Thanksgiving Break

Like/Follow Us!

Please like and follow us on social media! We are on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @ScogginsBand


Our website www.scogginsband.com is a great resource to stay up to date.