"Notes" from Band
Week of: 10-7-18
New This Week
Fall Concert: Tuesday, October 8
Report Time: All students need to report to their warm-up location no later than 6:30 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.
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. Furthermore, any absences must be submitted to Mr. Quaglieri in writing prior to the day of the concert and will be made up on an individual basis.
Concert Dress: Students must wear black pants and their Prairie View Bands dress shirt to the concert. Students need provide their own black pants; your student my grow into more than one size this year so it may be best to avoid an expensive pair. Black shoes are encouraged but are not required.
Seating: For your convenience, you may find your seat in the audience after you drop off your student. Please try to save seats near the ends of rows and toward the back for guests who may need a more easily-accessible location.
Webcasting: All band concerts that take place at PVMS are webcast for friends and family members who are out of town. The webcast will be available at www.spbb.org/pvms one half hour before the concert starts. Please share this link with any and all music lovers in your life!
Shirts are Here!
Concert shirts will be handed out to all students who had paid for one when we placed the order in September. If your student did not receive a shirt, we will let them borrow one for the upcoming concert. Please contact the main office ASAP or go on Infinite Campus parent portal to make a payment ($18) so we can order one for our December concert.
7th Grade Jazz Band
7th Grade Jazz is open to any instrument.
Rehearsals are on Tue & Thursday mornings from 7 am - 7:35 am in the PVMS Band Room
A sign-up sheet will be located at the front of the band room this week.
The first rehearsal will take place on Thursday, Oct 17 for rhythm section members (piano, drum set, bass, and guitar).
The first full rehearsal will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 22.
Performance dates can be found on our band calendar (link at bottom of newsletter) and will be shared again when jazz begins.
Current Information from Previous Newsletters
Sun Prairie Honor Bands
The Sun Prairie Honors Band for 7th and 8th grade students will meet for a festival on November 16th, 2019. This ensemble serves students from several school districts in southern Wisconsin. It is a one day commitment for participants. Prairie View band students can audition for the ensemble following directions here.
Just the process of preparing for the audition will help your child make great gains in their playing. This is an excellent opportunity for Prairie View students to sit side by side with the strongest players in our area. Students who have been a part of the group in the past have enjoyed how this experience has stretched them musically and allowed them to meet new people who are also in band. Please contact Mrs. Gleason if you have questions!
Lesson Academy Registration is Still Open!
Registration for this fall is now open! Time slots for lessons are filling quickly. To sign up, please fill out the registration form on the Lesson Academy main page. You will then follow instructions to contact your child's teacher to schedule a time for your child's lesson. Registration will close Wednesday, October 2nd by 8:00pm.
October 8: Fall Band Concert at PVMS
October 16: Sun Prairie Honors Band Recordings Due
Prairie View Middle School Bands
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