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  • Summer music camp!

    Summer Instrumental Music Classes 2017


    Classes begin on Tuesday June 6th--Friday June 9th,

    and continue Monday June 12th --Friday, June 16th.

                It’s just about time to break out the shorts and put the coats away! We are now filling classes for this summer’s music program. Classes will be held at Ken Caryl Middle School. Classes are open to all students who will be in grades 5th through 8th next fall. The last Friday June 13th will be a concert for all the members and their families! Registration will be at Music and Arts on Bowles just west of Pierce from 10:00 – 11:00 AM on Monday June 5th. If you have already turned in the registration form below and you already have all of your supplies, you do not need to attend the first Monday.

    The classes being offered and the times they will meet each day are as follows:

    Beginning Band                          10:00 – 11:00 AM

    Intermediate/Advanced Band          11:00 – 12:00

    Beginning Orchestra                   10:00 – 11:00

    Intermediate/Advanced Orchestra     11:00 – 12:00

    Download the full document HERE

    Posted Mar 6, 2017, 7:30 AM by Gregory Gates
  • Concert coming up!
    An opportunity has presented itself to have a concert in February! It is late notice, so if you already have plans, please let me know so I can excuse your child. 

    Place: Ken Caryl MS
    Date: Thursday, February 9th

    Band Concert Schedule:
    Beginners arrive at 5:00
    Advanced students arrivea t 5:15
    Concert starts at 5:30

    Orchestra Concert Schedule:
    Beginners arrive at 6:30
    Advanced students arrive at 6:45
    Concert starts at 7:00

    Black music shirt (or black shirt if you don't have one)
    Black pants (or as close as you can get)
    Black shoes (or as close as you can get)

    Folding music stand (If you have one)

    Posted Jan 29, 2017, 8:45 PM by Gregory Gates
  • November news

    Parents,                                                                                                                                   October 24, 2016

                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 cards tab 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 you don’t fall behind.

    Playing tests – On the week of Nov 9, 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 – Already did their test

    Advanced Orchestra – #124 G major study

    Concerts – Our fall concerts are just around the corner! Both band and orchestra will have a concert on the 7th of November.  If your child is in beginning or advanced band, your concert is at 5:30PM. If your child is in beginning or advanced orchestra, your concert is at 7:00PM.  Both concerts are at Columbine High School in the gym.

    Band Concert schedule:

    Beginners arrive at 5:00

    Advanced students arrive at 5:15

    5:30  – Concert


    Orchestra Concert schedule:

    Beginners arrive at 6:30

    Advanced students arrive at 6:45

    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.


    I look forward to seeing you at the concert!


    Gregory A Gates

    Posted Oct 24, 2016, 7:40 AM by Gregory Gates
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Playing Test

  • Playing Tests 2016-2017

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    Posted Feb 8, 2017, 12:11 PM by Gregory Gates
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