Our beginning band students have been working hard to master their first notes on their instruments so I am excited to announce that it is time to put the band together!
Junior Band will rehearse every Monday morning before school at 7:45AM starting Monday 17 May. Students are advised to arrive 5 to 10 minutes earlier to set up and be ready to play by 7:45pm.
Student attendance will be recorded and as this dimension of the instrumental music program is compulsory, it is expected that all students attend each weekly rehearsal punctually. Just like a sports team - every player is important!
In band, students will be learning the basic fundamentals of large ensemble playing such as; following a conductor, laying within a section of musicians (teamwork), functions of different instruments in an ensemble and applying knowledge obtained in their lessons in setting of a band.
Students should bring their regular equipment to band as they normally would to lessons (method book, instrument, oils/grease. Etc.) as well as their band folders.
If you have any further questions regarding Junior Band, or if your child is absent due to illness or other circumstances please contact me via email (email@example.com) or leave a message on the office absentee line.
Alicia Wilson, Instrumental Music Teacher