PSMS BAND UPDATE FOR SUMMER 2014
Thanks for a great year! This has been a very enjoyable year for me personally as a teacher. What great kids I've had to work with!! This is a great tribute to great parenting who value effort, accountability, and hard work! I hope everyone has a great summer, no matter what "summer" looks like for you! I will be getting ready for the arrival of Baby Aubrey at the end of July! Thank you to so many for the well-wishes we've received! We are so excited!
CLEAN / SERVICE YOUR INSTRUMENT
Musical instruments in some ways, are very much like cars. They require regular maintenance and cleaning. They are not toys. The summer is a great time to make sure your instrument is cleaned and in top-notch playing condition. There are several repair technicians in the area that do a great job of servicing woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. Do this NOW instead of waiting until the day before school starts in August - this way you'll be ready for the first day of class! Always ask for a quote before having any work done. Here are names / contacts of local instrument repair shops:
Olathe Band Instrument 764-4159 www.olatheband.com (brass / woodwind)
Meyer Music 491-6636 www.meyermusic.com (brass / woodwind)
Harold Steinhard Dr. Note 913-648-2696 www.doctornote.net (woodwind)
BAC Horn Doctor 390-1776 www.bachorndoctor.com/ (brass)
Explorer's Percussion 816-361-1195 www.explorersdrums.com (percussion)
SCHOOL- OWNED INSTRUMENTS
If you have communicated with Mr. Aubrey about keeping your instrument over the summer, you are good to go. Several woodwind and brass instruments are being serviced and cleaned over the summer and the ones that are currently checked out to students will be back in a couple of weeks and ready for pick-up at PSMS. I will let you know via email when they return.
PRIVATE LESSONS / SUMMER MUSIC CAMPS
With any fine-tuned motor skill that requires repetitive motion (muscle memory), it's so important to keep that going so you are ready to go for next year. This helps keep your skills going and growing and helps you avoid weeks of rebuilding in August and September. At a minimum, get your instrument out every few days and play! PRIVATE LESSONS is a great way to do this - enhance your skills and keep growing as a musician with the aid of a professional musician by your side! See the attached list for instructors in the area.
BENEFIT CONCERT FOR ALEX FRASER FAMILY
There will be a benefit concert on June 7th for Alex that is being held at Rockhurst High School's Rose Theater. Renowned singer
, (Phantom of the Opera) who is the cousin of Alex's mom Chris, is giving a special one-night-only performance fundraiser performance for Alex! Contact Carol Sherman at email@example.com for tickets.