"Notes" from Band
Week of: 11-4-19
New This Week
This Week's Lessons
This week's lesson schedule is linked below.
6th graders are continuing to work from their lesson assignment sheets. Be sure to ask them what assignments they should be practicing at home!
7th Graders will have lessons as usual. They will be continuing with their lesson books, starting solos and working on Band Music. On Monday 7th grade students will be starting a composition project that ties in with one of the pieces we are currently studying. All the directions will be on Google Classroom and the project will be due on Tuesday, November 12. I can't wait to see what the students create!
Conferences Next Week!
Please note that we will be attending the Solo & Ensemble Festival Manager's Workshop at the Wisconsin Center for Music Education in Waunakee on Friday, November 15 and will not be in the building that day. Please contact us if you would like to meet and are unable to attend Thursday's conferences and we will be happy to schedule an appointment!
Current Information from Previous Newsletters
6th Grade Clinic Night
I will be writing this schedule in mid-November to allow time to publish it in the Winter Concert Program. If you have scheduling requests (i.e. need to go at a specific time) please let me know. It will be easier to selectively schedule students right away rather than going back and trying to move things around after the schedule is published.
Japanese High School Band To Visit Sun Prairie
The Sun Prairie Band Program is pleased to welcome 111 student musicians from Hikarighaoka Girls High School in Okazaki, Japan on December 17 and 18. This elite ensemble will perform at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago on December 19. The group will stay with Sun Prairie Band Families and rehearse at the high school. The band will also present a concert on Wed, Dec 18 (time TBD). I would encourage all of our band families to attend the concert.
Band Booster "Feed the Beat" Food Nights
Support the band boosters by eating out at these locations on these dates:
Day One - November 13th ALL DAY!! (does not include delivery)
ModPizza - December 10th 10:30am-9pm (Need 20 people to RSVP here http://bit.ly/2JsbB8x)
Mooyah - January 28th, 4-9pm
Part of the Band Booster's mission is to raise funds to support the activities of the Sun Prairie Band Department. In the past, they have supported us with lesson academy administration and scholarships, visiting artists, summer music camp scholarships, and more!
7th Grade Solo Project
- Everyone will be picking a solo to learn on their instrument that is appropriate for their development.
- The solos will come from the Wisconsin School Music Association(WSMA) festival list.
- Students will either be recording the solo in February or performing the solo at WSMA Solo/Ensemble festival on Feb. 8th at Prairie View.
Find Us Online!
Wednesday- Band Lesson Academy
Thursday-7th Grade Jazz Band Rehearsal (7:00 AM-7:35 AM)
November 16: SP Honors Band Rehearsal and Concert at CHUMS
December 5: Winter Band Concert at PVMS
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