PSMS BAND UPDATE: Week of August 10 2014
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SOUSA HONOR BAND AUDITION MUSIC IS HERE
The audition music for the KS Sousa Honor Band is now availalble. Download from Assignments and Handouts link . The KS Sousa Honor Band is a state-wide "all-state" band for the top musicians in grades 6 - 9 from across the entire state of Kansas. The audition music is rigorous, and must be played at a very high level to have a chance at being accepted. Nothing less than your best will due. Feel free to download the music and get working on it! Auditions are to be recorded and submitted with a comleted application and $7.00 audition fee to Mr. Aubrey by October 15th.
WHEN DO I BRING MY INSTRUMENT TO SCHOOL?
Students WILL NOT need to bring instruments the first day of school. They will be given further instructions as to when they will need to bring them once they come to class.
Here is a really good TEDed Lesson about what playing an instrument does to your brain function.
FIREWORKS IN YOUR BRAIN
Researchers have found that playing an instrument is the equivalent of putting your brain on a crossfit workout, strengthening neural connections and making you better at pretty much everything.