Notes from the Band Room #29

April 10, 2016

Mark Your Calendars!

The IGSMA State Festival is Saturday, April 23rd. Both Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble have qualified!

The detailed schedule and permission slip is attached to this email.

Our Spring Band Concert is on Thursday, May 19th at 7:00 PM. Invite your families, friends and fans :)

Summer Band Camp

We have eight students confirmed for the UW-Whitewater Middle School Band Camp! This qualifies every student from Attea for a $20 discount. Join your friends at UW-W or pick another fun music camp.

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Middle School Band Camp

Illinois Summer Youth Music (ISYM)

Midwest Young Artists Summer Programs

State Summer Symposium

UW-Madison Summer Music Clinic

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp

This Week In Band

You can always check the morning rehearsals on our website: calendar (make sure to refresh your screen). You can subscribe to the rehearsal calendar by clicking on the "+GoogleCalendar" button on the bottom right of the calendar.

iPad users can sync the band calendar to the iCal app! Here it is: BOC Calendar

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IGSMA State Information

Both Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will be performing at the IGSMA State Festival on Saturday, April 23 at Park Campus in Round Lake.

Symphonic Band - Warm up @ 8:10, Performance @ 8:40-9:20

Wind Ensemble - Warm up @ 10:00, Performance @ 10:30-11:10

Permission slips are attached to this email.

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Private Lessons - the next step

Many musicians find the single best way to improve on their instrument is to take private lessons with a professional. The Attea band website has been updated to include GBS teachers, as well as other area musicians.
The better you can perform on your instrument, the more fun you have while playing. It's a wonderful thing!!
Attea Band Website

Do you know Flyer Band Alumni?

If so, please ask them to email me ( to be featured in our interviews this year.


If your student is showing great interest in band and needs a musical challenge, please consider private lessons on bassoon or French horn. I can get you started, lend you an instrument and a beginning book, and recommend a private teacher. These instruments help complete the sound and balance of the ensemble.
Please contact me through email for further information.

Parents are invited to visit the band room.

Parents are encouraged to attend any rehearsal from 7:20-8:15 to see exactly how middle school band musicians learn and rehearse music. Even if your child is less than eager to practice at home for you, visitors will see how much our musicians love playing their instruments with a group. An audience makes it even more fun!