Fall activities

posted Oct 16, 2017, 12:08 PM by Gregory Gates   [ updated Oct 18, 2017, 9:15 AM ]

            Happy Halloween! I am writing this letter to keep you informed about things that are going on soon in band/orchestra land.

Practice cards – For every month, there is a corresponding practice card. You can print them out from the practice card tab above and your child gets music money for turning them in. They are a great way to keep track of where we should be at throughout the year so we don’t fall behind.

Playing tests – On the week of October 30th, there will be playing tests for everyone. Here is what your child is expected to know:                   You have a lot of time to prepare, please don’t wait until the last minute.

Beginning Band - #27 Good King Wenceslas

Beginning Orchestra – #43 Mozart Melody

Advanced Band – #83. (Concert Bb Major) Scale, Arpeggio and Chords

Advanced Orchestra – #92. Can-Can – A (melody) line

Concerts – Our fall concert is just around the corner! Both band and orchestra will have a concert on the 7th of November at Columbine High School in the gym at 7:00PM.

Concert schedule:

Beginning students arrive at 6:15 in the band room – Leave cases and coats in the band room – bring instrument, stand, music to gym.

Advanced students arrive at 6:30  in the back of the gym (behind curtain) – Leave cases and coats in back of gym, Bring instrument, stand, and music to the front of the gym.

6:45 – String tuning

7:00  – Concert


Item checklist for concert:

__Instrument / Music    __Music stand     __Band/Orchestra t-shirt (or black shirt if you don’t have one) and black pants or skirt.


Extra rehearsal:

On Wednesday November 1st, I’ll be holding an extra rehearsal in the Columbine High School band room to prepare for the concert the following week. Here is the schedule for that:

4:00 – 4:45 Beginning Band

4:45 – 5:30 Beginning Orchestra

5:30 – 6:15 Advanced Band

6:15 – 7:00 Advanced Orchestra