@PSMSBand PSMS BAND UPDATE: Week of August 24th
Parents / Guardians & Students,
· Extra credit recording assignment due for 7th & 8th Grade; email to email@example.com
MONDAY - B DAY
· 6th Intermediate WW / Brass - p. 17 ALL - review p.40 Warmup 1A
· 7th Grade - p.2 Review; moving on to p. 3 ALL; "The Tempest"
· 8th Grade - p. 10 / p.62 Concert B-flat studies; "BVHS Fight Song", "Star Spangled Banner", "Louie Louie"
TUESDAY - EARLY DISMISSAL A DAY
No instruments for 6th, 7th, 8th Graders. Technology Day
WEDNESDAY - A DAY
THURSDAY - B DAY
FRIDAY - A DAY
TUESDAY 8/26 EARLY DISMISSAL (A DAY)
Students WILL NOT need to bring on this early release date. We will be looking at some technology items in class instead of playing instruments today.
CONTRACT / STATEMENT OF CONCENT
Friday 8/22 the back page of the Band Handbook (Contract / Statement of Concent) was due for 6th Grade Intermediate Bands, 7th Grade and 8th Grade Bands. Please make sure this is turned in if you have still not done this. Make sure all information is completed as well, and if you need help finding serial numbers on your instrument, Mr. Aubrey is happy to help in class.
Students should be able to find their weekly band assignments on their calendar in Student Vue. That will begin this week.
6th GRADE BEGINNING BAND
Students are in the process of testing out instruments in class. This process will hopefully conclude next week, and then information will be sent home with your student as to what instrument they will play as well as the next steps to take to get going in band.
6th GRADE PRACTICE LOGS
Intermediate Band 6 th Graders should have now started their practice logs. Parents, you might want to take a look at the packet and have them explain to you how to fill it out…that will help reinforce our work in class.
7th GRADE and 8th GRADE RECORDINGS
All recordings must be turned in not later than Sunday night of the week they are assigned. If they are late they will be declined. Grading these / giving effective feedback is a monumental task; therefore assignments turned in late will not be accepted
KS SOUSA HONOR BAND AUDITION
The audition music for the KS Sousa Honor Band is now available. Download from Assignments and Handouts . 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 completed application and $7.00 audition fee to Mr. Aubrey by October 15th.
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). Having this instruction can make a huge impact on your development from a musical as well as cognitive standpoint. If you are interested in learning more or would like a recommendation for an instructor, please let me know.