Hi, hey, hello!
Welcome to November! Personally, one of my favorite months because it includes some of my favorite weather and my favorite holiday: Thanksgiving!
First off, congratulations to Brayden Shirley for auditioning and being selected for the ILMEA District 6 Jazz Festival! He rehearsed with others who auditioned and were selected this past Saturday at Belleville East High School and performed Saturday night. It was a wonderful concert and I'm so proud!
Order forms with payment are due MONDAY! I have to input the order and submit it so that delivery can be on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Pick up will be in the auditorium from after school until 5pm. Do I have a parent volunteer to help supervise this? Please let me know!
Fine Arts Boosters - Mattress Fundraiser
On Saturday, December 15th, the Fine Arts Boosters will be holding a mattress fundraiser at CM! We really need YOUR help to pull this fundraiser off: there isn't a lot of set up to do to ensure that this fundraiser is a success, but the most important job is to communicate what is happening to our community and families! Please come to the meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13th at 6pm to find out how you can help one of our biggest supportive groups!
If you are attending the Legally Blonde field trip to McKendree University on Thursday (Select Tri-M, Drama Club, and Choir students), please meet in the auditorium at 8:30am. Dress nice and bring $$ for lunch after the musical is done!
We had 26 students show up for our first jazz band rehearsal! I hope this number continues. Jazz band will be every Friday from 3pm-4:30pm unless notified by me. Please join the Jazz Band Remind if I didn't already add you to it: Text @cmjazz19 to 81010.
The schedule is HERE. Work is NOT an excuse to miss pep band!
Over the next two weeks, we will continue working on our Christmas concert music - ensuring that we are playing correct notes, rhythms, and expressive qualities, but also make sure that we are attuning to the ensemble. What is the most important part? With an accompanying line, shouldn't we still follow the melodic intent? We will also jump into pep band music!
Monday, Nov. 5
- Butter Braid order forms with payment due
Wednesday, Nov. 7
- Tri-M Board Meeting (7:30am)
- Tri-M Meeting (2:40pm)
Thursday, Nov. 8
- Legally Blonde, the Musical Field Trip (Select Students)
Friday, Nov. 9
- Jazz Band (3pm-4:30pm)
Monday, Nov. 12
- NO SCHOOL!
Tuesday, Nov. 13
- Fine Arts Booster Meeting (6pm)
Wednesday, Nov. 14
- Butter Braid Pick Up (2:30pm-5pm)
Friday, Nov. 16
- Jazz Band (3pm-4:30pm)
Saturday, Nov. 17
- ILMEA District 6 Band, Choir, and Orchestra Festival (select students only)
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me!
Musically yours --
Updates will go out weekly to all band parents and students. If you're not receiving these updates, double check Miss Davis has the most up-to-date email address for you!