Notes from the Band Room #4

September 27, 2015

This Week In Band

Can you believe we have a five day week with a regular lesson schedule?! Please follow those yellow lesson sheets carefully. Attendance at lessons is SO important.

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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Jazz Band Continues TOMORROW!

Jazz Band rehearses each Monday after school from 3:00 to 4:05. Membership is open to all band and orchestra members.
Passes will be given to those students who need to take the late bus home after rehearsal.

New Website

Attea has a new website this year.
The fine arts team section can be accessed here: website
Please check to see the rehearsal calendar and for updates from all the fine arts teachers.

Mark your calendars - GBS Homecoming is October 17

The GBS Homecoming Parade is our first performance. It is on Saturday, October 17. Permission slips and detailed information will be sent home this week.

GBS Band Day


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!