Reynolds MS Band

Week of October 13

Date Change!!!! Now Friday, October 23rd Symphonic Winds All Region Masterclass

Symphonic Winds Masterclass

ATTENTION!!! Date change to Friday October 23rd.

3:45pm - 6:00pm. Pick up time is 6:05 pm in the library loop.

Thank you for your flexibility on this! This will allow for more students to be in person :)

Jazz Rehearsal 3:45-5:00 DATE CHANGE to this Friday after school

Jazz Band has been moved to this FRIDAY, October 16th

(no rehearsal this Wednesday)

It is also CANCELLED for next Friday, October 23.

Thank you for your flexibility with how things are currently.

Calendar for reference.

Reynolds Band Fall Concert - October 21st 6:00pm (Symphonic Winds & Concert Band 1)

Reynolds Band Family,

Wow! Can you believe it is October! and we have our first concert of the year. This concert is only for Symphonic Winds and Concert Band. The Fall Concert will be outside at the Reynolds Stadium. We ask that families wear masks and social distance in the stands. The students will be sitting down, social distanced, in chairs on the track performing for everyone. We would LOVE for all virtual students to perform with us too! Performing is what we prepare for and it is a huge reward for the students. Call time for students to be dropped off at the gate is 5:30 pm. The performance will begin at 6:00pm. Uniform is Band T-Shirt or Band Hoodie, long jeans and closed toed shoes.

There will be NO Beginning Band students performing at this concert, however we welcome ALL students to come and listen. See you there!!!!```

Beginning Band Practice Record is now YELLOW and 30 minutes each day

Beginners Weekly Practice Records

Practice Record Time has increased to 30 minutes each day for full credit. This is the only minute increase that we will do. 30 minutes is the average time to practice for muscle memory and retention of material to be learned.

Link to practice record:

Band Olympics for Beginning Band has started!!!!

Beginning Band Olympics have begun!!! This a wonderful way for students to be competitive and earn colored badges as they progress. Students will be recognized at the Spring Concert in May too!

Each selection can be found in your essential elements book or on pages given to you by your director. When practicing each line, set your metronome to 72 BPM. For the first semester, band Olympics will be performed individually and in small groups during class. As the year progresses and time allows, we will start to allow for Band Olympics to be performed independently for a band director. Once you have passed off the selection, stickers will be placed on the band hall sticker chart and the online spreadsheet. Once you have passed all of the selections in one level, you will become an Olympian of that color level and receive a zip tie, in the color that matches your pass off, to put on your instrument case handle. Olympians will be recognized at the end of the year.

Band Google Classrooms

All of the Reynolds Band Google Classrooms are going strong. Please make sure that your student receives alerts when things are added so they are informed.

Reynolds Band Form and Charms info

We still have a handful of parents that need to complete the band form and pay fees. Instructions are below. Thanks so much!

Forms and Fees info

Please get this done ASAP.:) Below are the links to fill out the required forms. Charms is also required to double check all information, to order from the "STORE" extra t-shirts and Hoodies and to pay the band and PISD instrument fees. Cash and Checks may be written out to PBBC and turned into the band hall payment box next to the band offices. Charms does keep up with a payment ledger for each student.

If you have Charms questions please mail Mr. Koch.

If you would like a payment plan please request one from Mrs. Parr.

Links are below:

Charms Instructions Handout

When we resume any activities that involve travel, ALL students must have the Band forms completed to travel and participate in the events.

Upcoming Events

October 16 Jazz Band Rehearsal 3:45-5:00

October 21 Symphonic Winds and Concert Band 1 Fall Concert

Reynolds Stadium

Call Time: 5:30 pm

Concert Start Time: 6:00 pm

Uniform: band t-shirt or band hoodie, long blue jeans , & closed toed shoes

October 23 Symphonic Winds Masterclasses @Reynolds 3:45-6:00

October 28 Jazz Band Rehearsal 3:45-5:00

Reynolds MS Band Calendar

Check here for more events and times