End of Year Events

posted Apr 12, 2016, 11:57 AM by Gregory Gates   [ updated Apr 12, 2016, 1:41 PM ]
Hi everybody!

It's time to start marking your calendars for end of year concerts. 

May 3rd (Tuesday) - Optional Rehearsal at Columbine High School (band room)
Beginning band 4:30 - 5:15
Beginning orchestra 5:15 - 6:00
Advanced Band - 6:00 - 7:00
Advanced Orchestra - 7:00 - 8:00

This is an optional rehearsal that will give students a change to rehearse together as a large ensemble to better prepare for the concerts the following week. 

May 10th (Tuesday) - Advanced band/orchestra tour through elementary schools.
On this day, the advanced band and orchestra will tour though all 5 Columbine elementary schools and play a concert for each one. The permission slip download) is due by April 29th. Students will need to bring a sack lunch and arrange for transportation to Dutch Creek and from Leawood at the end of the school day. The schedule is below.

8:45 – 9:15 Perform at Dutch Creek

9:55 – 10:25 Perform at Governor’s Ranch

11:00 – 11:30 Perform at Normandy Elementary.

11:30 – 12:00 Large group rehearsal in Normandy Gym.

12:15 – 1:00 Lunch at Weaver Park

1:15 – 1:45 Perform at Columbine Hills.

2:15 – 2:45 Perform at Leawood Elementary.

May 11th (Wednesday) - Orchestra Concert at Ken Caryl MS
Beginning orchestra students please arrive at 6:15
Advanced orchestra students please arrive at 6:30

May 12th (Thursday) - Band Concert at Ken Caryl MS
Beginning band students please arrive at 6:15
Advanced band students please arrive at 6:30

June 2nd through 17th - Summer Music Camp at Chatfield Senior High
The Columbine area is taking a year off from doing a summer music camp. However, I would like to extend an offer to the Chatfield summer music camp. For $60, you can attend as many or few classes as you would like. They offer beginning, intermediate, and advanced band, beginning and advanced orchestra, and jazz band. Here is the flier/registration slip (download). I highly recommend this camp, it is run really well and loads of fun!

Best,
Gregory Gates
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