1. ALL school-owned instruments need to be returned by Monday unless you are keeping your school-owned instrument over the summer (let Mr. Aubrey know ASAP)
2. 8th Grade vests / bowties are due MONDAY 5/18 - make sure they are dry cleaned, in the bag, with the receipt attached to the bag.
3. ALL school-owned method books due Monday 5/18. (7th & 8th Grade)
4. 7th and 8th Grade concert / end-of-year reflections are due Monday 5/18
UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER
May 21 - Jazz Band plays for 8th Grade Farewell 8:10am - 8:30am @PSMS
One of the best ways to improve quickly and efficiently on your instrument is with the one-on-one instruction afforded through private lessons. Think of the teaching ratio as 1:1 rather than 1:39 (7th grade band this year). Sometimes having a "tutor" is viewed as having a deficiency in a subject area (i.e. Math tutor or a Reading tutor). In music, that is not the case at all!
While it can and will help struggling students, typically the best musicians in the band are the ones who are studying with a private instructor. Having this instruction will make a huge impact on your development from a musical skill / technical standpoint as well as cognitive standpoint - not to mention motivational and helpful in preparing for auditions, chair tests, and solo / ensemble festival!
If you are interested in learning more or would like a recommendation for an instructor, please let me know.
Try to get as much ortho work done over the summer if possible. This will GREATLY help your transition with braces / appliances when playing your instrument.
KU Music Academy
K-State Summer Music Camp -
UMKC Conservatory Jazz Camp
Fort Hays State Summer Band Camp
Washburn University Total Percussion Camp - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Washburn-University-Percussion/8962679841
Blue Valley Rec Summer Band Camp -
check out their summer programs for concert band and jazz band during the month of June
Future Jazz Camp -