Notes from the Band Room #9

December 14, 2014

This Week In Band

You can always check the morning rehearsals on our website: calendar
iPad users can sync the band calendar to the iCal app! Here it is: BOC Calendar

ALL bands will rehearse/set-up on Wednesday morning before the Holiday Assembly.
There will be NO morning rehearsal or lessons on Thursday or Friday (Mrs. Reatherford will be attending the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic).

The first day back after Winter Break will be an L Day.
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Attea Band Alumni!

Introducing this week's Flyer Band Alum: Katrina Rodriguez!
Attea Graduation Year: 2007
What instrument did you play at Attea? Clarinet and Bass Clarinet
Did you play at GBS? Yes, clarinet, bass clarinet and oboe. I was a section leader senior year.
Favorite Memory?
I remember in 8th grade when we went to the state competition how excited and nervous we were. The best part of the competition was going to eat at Old Country Buffet afterwards!
Where do you go to college? Butler University
What do you do?
I am a senior elementary education major with a licensure in early childhood, along with minors in English as a Second Language, Early Childhood, Reading, and Mild Intervention. I am currently finishing up my first semester of student teaching in a preschool classroom. I'm involved in Greek Life and I am currently finishing up my second year on our executive council.
What are your plans for the future?
To hopefully find a job, either in Indianapolis or aboard and eventually return to school to receive my masters and doctorate.
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Toys For Tots & Holiday Spirit Week!

Attea Fine Arts Students and Student Senate will be collecting toys for the

Marine Toys For Tots Drive.

Please bring a new/unopened/unwrapped toy for a child (newborn through 14 years). Deliver the toy to the collection boxes in the Fine Arts hallway. Toys will be accepted until December 17.

We will present our school’s donations to the Toys for Tots organization at our annual Holiday Assembly on December 17.

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Holiday Assembly

Attea's annual Holiday Assembly will be on Wednesday, December 17 @ 8:30AM. All the band, choir and orchestra students will performing holiday favorites and lead a holiday sing-along for the entire school. Parents are welcome!

New Lesson Schedules

Second trimester lesson schedules have been posted to our Schoology courses. There are also hard copies located in the INFO TOWER in the band room.
Please follow these schedules carefully, as the lesson groups are your ensembles for GEF Recital Night.

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!