PSMS BAND UPDATE: Week of December 12
Congratulations to everyone involved in our concert this past Thursday evening! It is also such a neat experience to witness musical transformation from year to year, right on display for everyone to see and hear! Best of luck to our 6th Grade Beginning Band on their recital this coming Monday morning!
Mr. Aubrey will be gone 12/14 - 12/16, attending a music education conference in Chicago, IL. Mr. Sager will be our guest teacher those days. He is a wonderful musician and our students will enjoy working with him.
- A Day
9:30am - 6th Grade Beginning Band recital 6th Grade Pod
- B Day
7am - Jazz Band (last rehearsal before break)
- A Day
- B Day
NO morning jazz rehearsal today
- A Day
December 10 - 6/7/8 Holiday Carol Music @ Town Center
December 12 - 6 Beginning Band Recital 9:30am - 10am @ 6th Grade Pod
January 19 - 8th Grade Band @ BVHS Spaghetti Concert details TBA
January 20 - 21 - KS Sousa Honor Band @ KU (selected students)
6th GRADE INTERMEDIATE BAND CLASSES
Practice Log #8 is due.
This week we will work on some fun holiday music, as well as have opportunity to play lines for Band Ninja.
6th GRADE BEGINNING BAND
Practice Log #8 is due
6th Grade Beginning Band recital is Monday, December 12 at 9:30am - 10:00am in the 6th grade pod. Family members are welcome to attend!
We will also work on p. 10 in our method book #29 - 35. Some holiday music will also be handed out for students to work on their own over break!
Practicing every day for 10-15 minutes is expected! Work on PERFECTING 1 line per day with a good tone and proper counting and timing.
7TH GRADE BAND
-Begin your playing session with a warm up. This is important to warm up your body, instrument, and focus your mind. The "Daily Routine for Band" or the Chop Builders in the method book are good options.
Book 2 -
p. 42 Concert B-flat Chromatic Scale (French Horns use the hand-out)
p.43 Concert E-flat Major Scale / Arpeggio / 3rds
*if you have not finished and played off your assessment, you need to make an appointment with Mr. Aubrey to make this up!
We will also work this week on the holiday song pack that was handed out in class on Friday, along with lines from p. 13
8TH GRADE BAND
Concert A-flat Major Scale Studies
Sheet Music -
Stars and Stripes Forever (For BVHS Spaghetti Concert in January!)
HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS
As we move into the holiday season, don't forget your student musician! There are many things - big and small - that can make a difference in their enjoyment and success as a musician. Here are some gift ideas:
- upgrade instrument or mouthpiece (
consult me or a private instructor about this before purchasing) See last week's email for details.
- private lesson sessions
- concert tickets to the KC Symphony, jazz artists, visiting groups and artists
- music books - pop music, movie theme music, TV show theme music (Look at Amazon . com for many, many options on this)
- musical instrument stand specifically designed each instrument.
- metronome / tuner (apps for tablets / phones work great and are less expensive)
- accessories - instrument stand, music stand, stand light, new reeds, clarinet / sax mouthpiece patches, valve lubricants, slide lubricants, polishing rags, name tags, mutes, B.E.R.P. for brass, etc.
HOLIDAY CONCERTS FOR YOUR FAMILY
Other than our school music concerts this month, there are many other opportunities for holiday music that your entire family will enjoy. Here are some that I am aware of, but there are many others if you do a little research!
Fountain City Brass Band - Dec 10th @
Manheim Steamroller - Dec 10th @
Nutcracker Ballet - Dec 3 - 24th @
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King - Dec 10 & 11 @