PSMS BAND UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF 4/20/14
Monday 4/21 B Day
6th Grade Practice Log #17 DUE THIS WEEK!
7th Grade Results-Based Practice Recordings 7 &8 due this week!
8th Grade marching clinic @ BVHS 6 - 8pm (wear sneakers!)
Tuesday 4/22 B Day Early Dismissal
7AM - Panther Jazz rehearsal
ALL students WILL bring instruments!
7pm - Panther Jazz @ Take Five Coffee + Bar 151st & Nall
Wednesday 4/23 A Day
BV 8th Grade Band Festival @ BVWHS 9am - 12pm (PSMS plays at 9am)
Thursday 4/24 B Day
7AM - Panther Jazz rehearsal
KU Clarinet Choir plays for 2nd hour 7th Grade Band! (no instruments today)
Friday 4/25 A Day
6th Grade - No band classes / no instruments (class field trip all morning)
April 22nd - Panther Jazz Band - Take Five Coffee+Bar @ 7pm
April 23rd - BV District 8th Grade Band Festival 9am - 12pm @ BVWest HS
April 28th - Panther Jazz Band - Jazz Night @ BVHS 7pm
May 3rd - Music Dept. trip to St. Louis Music in the Parks (7th & 8th Grades)
May 12th - Spring Band Concert (ALL BANDS) @ PSMS 7pm
May 23rd - 6th Grade Band tour to feeder elementary schools - TBD
7th Grade "RESULTS - BASED PRACTICE"
Students need to have their 2 assignment recordings turned in to Mr. Aubrey by Sunday evening each week. Look for the next week's assignments to be listed on the student view calendar on
of that week listed at "WEEKLY OVERVIEW". PLEASE make sure you label what your recording is in the subject area of your email. Also - please state your name and what you are playing on your recording!
BV BAND FUNDRAISER 4/21 @ SONIC on 151st St.
April 21st - BV Band Fundraiser at Sonic on 151st St. 5 - 8pm band kids will be working for tips. Look for the kids in the black BV Band polo shirts! Contact Mrs. Harwood
for more info.
"FRASER FEST" - Sunday May 4th
Alex Fraser is a former PSMS band student and BVHS senior. Over spring break he was in an swimming accident that has left him paralyzed. His life and his family's lives will be forever changed. Join the community as we rallying around the Fraser Family and wrap them with love and support!
Announcing FRASER FEST - a fundraiser for Alex Fraser on Sunday, May 4th at Llywelyn's Pub in Overland Park. Come show your support for Alex and his family and enjoy an afternoon or evening, or both of some great local bands. Bands featuring present and past students from Blue Valley High School will play from 2p - 5p, and a couple of adult bands, including Mike Fraser's band, will be on stage from 6p - 8p.
Tickets will be on sale this Saturday at the BVHS Carnival and during lunch next Wednesday and Thursday in the BVHS Commons. Some tickets are also available at Llywelyn's. Tickets are $10 for each session - Thanks for supporting Alex's Angels
DID YOU SEE THIS?
A high school senior from Long Island was accepted to ALL EIGHT Ivy League schools, as well as Duke - and also every other college he applied to. Besides scoring a 2250 on his SAT, critics say his application essay really stood out. His college applicant essay was published by the New York Post. Check it out!
KC YOUTH SYMPHONY AUDITIONS
Are you looking for an additional playing opportunity during the school year? Want to play in a symphony setting with strings? Then the KC Youth Symphony might be for you! Click
for more information about the KC Youth Symphony and audition requirements!
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SUMMER MUSIC CAMPS ARE AROUND THE CORNER
Each summer there are several excellent music camps held throughout the immediate area as well as across the entire country. As I receive information about them, I will be sure to post them here. ANY of these camps would provide your child with an excellent opportunity to explore their musical pursuits even further, and give them something to keep them playing during the summer:
K-State Summer Music Camp
University of Kansas Midwestern Music Camp
Fort Hayes State High Plains Music Camp
UMKC Jazz Camp
KCKCC Jazz Camp
Washburn University Total Percussion Camp