Band Newsletter

Week of September 19, 2016

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Weekly Assignments

Week of September 19th

  • Students should practice assembling / dissembling their instruments.
  • Students should practice Exercises 9, 7, 5, 3, & 1 alone and with the recording. (Play along tracks are online. See the front of your student's method book for information. You can also get a free CD.)
  • Students will be learning 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 this week in class.
  • Students should also play along with a mirror so that they can monitor their embouchure and hand positions.

PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!


STUDENTS WILL BE RECEIVING A PRACTICE LOG TO CHART THEIR PRACTICE AND PROGRESS!

App Store Download

Go to your app store and download a free "metronome." A metronome app is an extremely useful tool that helps students play their music to the steady beat. DOWNLOAD ONE TODAY!!!

REMINDER!!! Please complete and return the last page of the handbook!

BAND POLO SHIRTS

You may purchase your student a black band polo now through Thursday, October 6th. Your student has an order form. All students will wear their black band polo for concerts and band events.


You may also purchase a polo if you would like to support the band. You may choose a black or white polo. In addition, you may purchase your student a white shirt; however, he/she will not be able to wear it during concerts or band events.


Shirts can be worn to school any day of the week as it is a uniform shirt; however, I would rather band students limit wearing their shirt to Friday's so that the shirt will last the entire school year.


Shirts are $15.

ACCESSORY KIT UPDATE

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Accessory Kits

If you purchased an accessory kit from Mr. Wilcher, they are finally on their way. We had a bit of "mess up" with the order. Students should receive their kits no later than Thursday as the items are currently in Kansas and have shipped. I apologize for any inconvenience.


If your student needs a book, I have ordered extra. Please let me know. Books are $9. All students should purchased an accessory kit should have received their band book.

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Ridge Road Elementary Band @ West Laurens
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