Welcome to 6th Grade Band!
Each band student has an assigned major scale and Essential Elements book work. In lessons and full rehearsals we are also working on Rey's Theme, Solar Storm, Entry of the Nobles, Kernkraft 400 and Moai.
After our Spring Concert on April 17th we will begin Marching Band for our Memorial Day Parade in May. This will involve four after-school rehearsals. More information is to come.
General information about our program can be found in our band handbook:
Group lessons last one half-hour per week, on a rotating schedule. The schedule is sent out to the students via Google Classroom every Monday. Students are expected to check the schedule and come at their assigned time unless they have a test or quiz in class. Missed lessons can be made up for full credit until the end of the quarter.
Students need to bring their Essential Elements book from last year, their instrument, a pencil, and a binder pocket for holding that pencil.
If your child plays a reed instrument, please make sure he or she has a handkerchief swab, reed guard, and the proper reeds. In 6th grade I recommend Rico Royal 3's for clarinet, and 2 1/2's for alto saxophone. It is cheaper and more convenient to buy a box of 10 than to buy them a few at a time. All of these items can be purchased from Quinlan and Fabish (they will deliver them to me) 708-654-4111, or from Melody Mart in Homewood 708-798-5500.
Jazz Band meets after school one hour a week, staring in early October. Students will need to qualify in order to participate.
If you have questions, feel free to contact me at email@example.com or at 708-647-5474.