Hello and welcome to the monthly beginning band update!
If you didn't already have it saved, you can find most information about beginning band here at my website. The weekly sectional schedule can be found here, barring any last minute changes, as well as any updates I send out via email. Also - most paperwork I hand out can be found here as well.
We officially started band last week and I saw everyone at least once - some lucky individuals I saw twice. :) Once we get going a little more regularly, please encourage your child to practice daily. The only way to get better at something new is to practice it - something I have talked about with the band kids. However, hearing it from someone else always helps!
We have two performances in beginning band, please put them in your calendars now and I'll send out reminders once they get closer:
Monday, Dec. 18 - Meadowbrook Christmas Program @ CM (Starts at 7pm)
Tuesday, May 8 - 5th-8th Grade Band Spring Concert @ CM
(Starts at 7:30pm)
More details (call time, what to wear, etc.) will come out closer to the date!
This year, we are utilizing BAND KARATE! This is a motivational tool meant to encourage your child to practice and to continue growing at their instrument. I'll be passing out more information about this throughout the week - please ask them about it!
I think that's it for September. Remember that I only see your child in band twice a week, but we learn SO MUCH in those two half hours. All of the kids seem super excited to get going - as am I!
Please let me know if you have any comments, questions, or concerns.
Musically yours --