Important Band Botice ♫
BAND PARENT HELP NEEDED
January 4, 2013
Dear Band Parents,
In an effort to provide tighter security and safety for our band members, we will be putting in place new procedures for early morning band arrival. The outside door will remain locked. We will have a band parent volunteer to monitor the door and allow student entry at 7:00 a.m. on band days. We will also have, when possible, a second parent to monitor the upstairs hallway while Mrs. Brown is in the classroom with the band set up and rehearsal.
If you can volunteer 30 minutes to help out on Thursday mornings on an alternating schedule with other band parents, please fill out and return the form below. Parent monitor/helpers should plan to arrive at 6:50 a.m. on band day to free up Mrs. Brown to set up the classroom prior to the 7:10 start. Parent monitors will be dismissed at 7:20 a.m.
When you drop off your child for band next Thursday, we will have a sign up schedule (calendar) available at the door for parent monitors to take turns, two adults per week.
Please sign up for a Thursday morning if you can help out. Any help is greatly appreciated.
All band members are reminded to arrive at 7:00 a.m. in order to allow time to set up and be seated and ready to start playing promptly at 7:10 a.m.
Congratulations to all band musicians on an excellent Christmas Concert!
If you did not yet receive your All-State audition time from Future Musicians, you may call the office (860) 342-4485 and speak to Mrs. Hernandez. Gala band letters for students on lesson 17 and beyond will be available from Mrs. Brown next week.
Best wishes to everyone for a healthy and peaceful new year!
BAND PARENT MONITOR FOR THURSDAY MORNINGS
I am available to take turns monitoring the doors from 6:50 – 7:20 a.m. for morning band rehearsals and will sign up on the calendar to help out. (Calendar will be available at the door on Thursday, Jan 11th, 6:50 – 7:20 a.m.)
Curious about Band? Come to our FUTURE MUSICIANS MEETING Thursday, September 6th 6:30- 7:30 p.m.
Cadet (beginning) Band starts on Thursday, September 13th Lessons will be held during school and full band will be held at 12:00 noon. Please bring any instruments, books and accessories you may already have to school that day for your lesson.
Advanced Band will meet on Thursdays at 7:10 a.m.beginning on September 6th. Lessons will also occur during the school day. Please remember to bring your instruments, books, sheet music and pencils on Thursdays. (Advanced Band is for students in grades 5-8 who have played in band before. Those who have never played should attend Cadet Band.)
Jazz Ensemble will meet on Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (During middle school recess) beginning on September 20th. (Jazz Band is for Book 2 level students, primarily grades 6-8.)
♪ Strike Up The Band! ♪
St. Joseph School, September 2012 edition
After an enjoyable summer, Mrs. Brown would like to wish everyone a great start to the school year! She is excited and eager to start new beginners on their instruments and continue with our accomplished returning musicians!Many exciting performances are being planned!Band rehearsals and group lessons will continue to take place on Thursdays of each week.Please refer to the band handbook and the paragraphs below for specifics to each band.
ENROLLMENT: If your returning band member is not yet enrolled with Future Musicians for this school year, he or she was given an enrollment form.Please select a payment plan and mail the form plus tuition and registration fee to theFuture Musicians office this week or bring it to school on September 6th.It is important for all advanced students to be enrolled by September 13th and all new students by September 20th.
PARENT MEETINGS: The informational meetings for potential new band families will take place onThursday, September 6th at 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. The meeting is necessary for parents of new beginners to learn about the program and expectations (curriculum, homework, report cards, scheduling, instruments, etc.).It is simply too much information to pass on in individual phone calls or e mails.Parents of non-beginners who are new to the program should also attend. A very important Band Open House for both Cadet and Advanced Band students and parents will be held on Thursday, October 18th, 6 - 7 p.m. for Cadet families, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. for Advanced families.Please plan to attend.
CADET(beginning) BAND: Cadet Band will meet each Thursday at 12:00 noon just after lunch and group lessons will occur during the day beginning on September 13th.Students should bring any instruments, books and accessories that they already own to school that day for their first lesson.
ADVANCED/JAZZ BAND:Advanced Band will meet at 7:10 a.m. each Thursday, starting September 6h. Please aim to drop off your child at 7:00 a.m.For the safety of your child, please see Mrs. Brown before leaving your child.Jazz Ensemble will meet each Thursday at 11:30 a.m. just before middle school lunch starting on September 20th. Jazz Ensemble is comprised of students who are in book 2 and beyond.If your child is eligible, they have received a Jazz notice.
FUTURE MUSICIANS REGIONAL BAND:Students who have completed Book 1 of the curriculum will receive a Regional Band Nomination Letter along with this newsletter, which needs to be signed by the parent and returned immediately in order to establish proper lesson groupings. Please return this letter even if your childcannot participate.Future Musicians Central Regional Band is being hosted by St. Bridget’s in Cheshire this year. It begins on Friday, September 28th with the concert on Saturday, October 20th at 1:30 p.m.
CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Our Christmas concert is Thursday, December 13th
♪HAVE A MAGNIFICENTLY MUSICAL YEAR! ♪