Scoggins Band Newsletter

Week of October 13

Newsletter Highlights

This week's newsletter contains the following, links are clickable:


  • Spirit Gear Order Deadline Extended to THIS FRIDAY!!
  • Stay TUNED!!!
  • Candy
  • Grades
  • Beginning Band Practice Requirements
  • Advanced Band Practice Requirements
  • Amazon Wish List-Donations for the band program

SPIRIT GEAR ORDER DEADLINE EXTENDED TO THIS FRIDAY!!

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First Performance of the Year for Advanced Bands!!

We will be dropping our 1st performance of the 2020 school year with our Advanced Bands very soon on our social media platforms. Please make sure you like and follow our pages @scogginsband to be one of the first to see this spirited project!!

CANDY!!!

While out and about if you would like to pick up a bag of candy to donate our students would much appreciate it! We use this as rewards for our "Grandaddy Champions". Also keep an eye out for gluten and peanut free items so we can have viable options for all of our students!


Thank you!

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
  • Staff Wars
  • Count Me In
  • Mouthpiece Work
  • Tone Stabilization
  • Articulation
  • First Notes



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.

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.

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!

Limited Retired Spirit Wear Hoodies Available!

Hoodies can be purchased via our Charms Online Store for $30. Once orders are confirmed we will reach out to schedule pick up from Scoggins. At this time we have a limited number available.


Current sizes are available:

Youth Large

Adult Small

Adult Medium


New Spirit Wear can be found at the top of this newsletter.

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Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, October 13- Band Booster Meeting via Zoom @5:30pm email Mr. Davis for link

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.