PSMS BAND UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF 4/13/14
No School - Teacher Professional Development Day
Tuesday 4/15 B Day
6:45am Jazz Band
6th Grade Practice Log #16 is now past due!
Wednesday 4/16 A Day
7th Grade field trip forms & lunch money due (details were emailed home Friday 4/11)
Thursday 4/17 B Day
6:45am Jazz Band rehearsal
9am BV District 7th Grade Band Festival @ BVHS
Friday 4/11 A Day
It's festival season! If your student needs new reeds, oil, lubricants or other supplies (reeds especially), please don't wait until the last second to replace them. Like a pair of tight shoes, it takes several times of using the reeds before they break-in and play properly - fresh out of the box reeds don't respond or play well. Local music stores have reeds in supply. VanDoren & Mitchell Laurie make good quality clarinet and saxophone reeds (Mitchell Laurie only makes clarinet reeds). Let me know, or ask your private instructor, if you have questions!
April 17th - BV District 7th Grade Band Festival 9am - 12pm @ BVHS
April 22nd - Panther Jazz Band - Take Five Coffee+Bar @ 7pm
April 23rd - BV District 8th Grade Band Festival 9am - 12pm @ BVWest HS
April 28th - Panther Jazz Band - Jazz Night @ BVHS 7pm
May 3rd - Music Dept. trip to St. Louis Music in the Parks (7th & 8th Grades)
May 12th - Spring Band Concert (ALL BANDS) @ PSMS 7pm
May 23rd - possible 6th Grade Band tour to feeder elementary schools - TBD
7th Grade "RESULTS - BASED PRACTICE"
Students need to have their 2 assignment recordings turned in to Mr. Aubrey by Sunday evening each week. Look for the next week's assignments to be listed on the student view calendar on
of that week listed at "WEEKLY OVERVIEW". If students would like to come in and record at school (especially percussionists who don't have all the instruments they need at home) they are welcome to do so - I have a recorder that they can use as well. **Students cannot download the Weekly Overview attachment from an app on a smartphone (at least ipods/iphones), I do believe.
BV BAND FUNDRAISER 4/12 @ SONIC on 151st St.
April 12th - BV Band Fundraiser at Sonic on 151st St. 2pm - 5pm band kids will be working for tips. Look for the kids in the black BV Band polo shirts! Contact Mrs. Harwood
for more info.
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7th & 8th GRADE MUSIC DEPT. SPRING TRIP
Payment #3 ($25) for students and Payment #2 ($40) for chaperones is PAST DUE. All trip payments should be in by no. Student total = $105, Chaperone total = $80. Please communicate with Mr. Aubrey if you are delayed in making final payments.
2014 SOUSA HONOR BAND PARTICIPANTS
All ordered pictures and CD's were given to participants this week in class. If you don't have it - ask your student!
KC YOUTH SYMPHONY AUDITIONS
Are you looking for an additional playing opportunity during the school year? Want to play in a symphony setting with strings? Then the KC Youth Symphony might be for you! Click
for more information about the KC Youth Symphony and audition requirements!
Is there a parent / guardian who is a web designer that can help Mr. Aubrey create a template for weekly email updates to help them look more organized and easier to read? Let me know! firstname.lastname@example.org
SUMMER MUSIC CAMPS ARE AROUND THE CORNER
Each summer there are several excellent music camps held throughout the immediate area as well as across the entire country. As I receive information about them, I will be sure to post them here. ANY of these camps would provide your child with an excellent opportunity to explore their musical pursuits even further, and give them something to keep them playing during the summer:
K-State Summer Music Camp
University of Kansas Midwestern Music Camp
Fort Hayes State High Plains Music Camp
UMKC Jazz Camp
KCKCC Jazz Camp
Washburn University Total Percussion Camp