PSMS BAND UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF 3/9/14
Monday 3/10 A Day
Practice Log #25 is due for 7th Grade
Practice Log #14 is due for 6th Grade
3pm - 3:40pm 6th Grade COMBINED rehearsal after school in the band room
Tuesday 3/11 B Day
6:45am Jazz Band
Jazz Band plays for lunch 5th & 6th Hours
7pm South Area Band Festival @ BVHS 6th & 7th Grade Bands
(see previous emails for info on rehearsal times prior to the performance)
Wednesday 3/11 A Day
no percussion ensemble today
Jazz Band plays for assembly
No instruments for 6th grade
*all instruments should go home today!
No school for students
Friday 3/7 B Day
No school for students
- South Area Band Festival - (ALL 6th and 7th Grade Bands @ BVHS) This even includes ALL 6th and 7th grade band students. Please refer to emailed details sent home this past week.
COMBINED 6TH GRADE BAND PRACTICE
Due to all the recent snow days, we've missed nearly 2 weeks of 6th grade classes. In order to help us all better prepare for the South Area Band Festival, we are going to have a combined 6th grade band rehearsal Monday, 3/10 in the band room from 3pm - 3:40pm. Please make arrangements to be picked up!
ENROLLMENT FOR BAND NEXT YEAR!
Student enrollment forms for next year's 7th and 8th Grader are due next week! There are some differences, especially with 6th graders going into 7th grade, on how band classes work. Having band every day (instead of the rotating schedule in 6th grade) makes a HUGE difference in student achievement. If your child has been frustrated with their progress this year, encourage them to stick with it and hang on for 7th grade - they will be excited with what they are able to do this time next year!
Along with having band as a yearlong class, students
will still have
other options for additional electives. Sometimes there seems to be the mind-set that students don't have options for other electives if they take band, and that couldn't be further from the truth! Something to keep in mind is that while students sometimes fear that if they don't take all the electives offered in middle school they will never have the chance again, actually what is offered in middle school just scratches the surface of what students will have opportunities for in high school. Spreading out middle school electives or even waiting until high school for some electives may provide students with a lot more opportunities and experiences that they may never have had in middle school! With some careful planning, as well as clearly understanding all the options and facts, your child will have many quality experiences in a variety of subject areas.
If you have any questions regarding enrollment in 7th or 8th grade for next year, please let me know. I look forward to your child participating in our continued tradition of excellence in the Prairie Star Middle School Band Program!
7th & 8th GRADE MUSIC DEPT. SPRING TRIP
Payment #2 ($30) for students and Payment #1 ($40) for chaperones was due on FRIDAY FEBRUARY 28TH
. Several student accounts are outstanding at this time - especially 8th graders. Please try and take care of this before spring break. Final payments are due March 28th.