Band Update – 12/17/18

Hi! Hard to believe it’s the final week of the semester isn’t it?!?!

Here’s our week:

  • Monday, December 17 – Percussion – 3:15-4:30pm
    • NO Jazz Band – 3:15-5pm
  • Friday, December 21 – Band Final Exam – 
    We do have a written exam! It’s nothing to be super stressed over, but please look over the study guide– Fall 2018 Band Final Study Guide
  • (12/21) Red Pep Band Game – 6:45pm, AHS. This is the last opportunity to get 25 points for the semester – either extra credit or to make up a missed game. 

We had lots of assignments due on Friday – they can still be turned in. All assignments must be in by the end of finals (11:20am) on Friday, December 21! Things that were due last Friday are:

  • 2nd Quarter Scale recordings – due Dec. 14
    2nd Quarter Playing Test recording – due Dec. 14
    Fine Arts Critique (youtube video) – due Dec. 14
  • All information is posted on Google Classroom, and the assignments can be done at school or at home! Each assignment is worth 100 points Every semester we see grades fall at the last minute because these assignments don’t get turned in. 

Pep Band is up and running!
*Pep band is a graded activity for all band students (25 points per game). We divide the band into two groups – Red Pep and Gray Pep, so they only attend half the games (5 games total) and can attend the other games for extra credit! We only have a drum set in pep band, so percussionists make up the time at the Monday after school percussion ensemble!

Band rosters are posted in the band room, and here’s the remaining pep band schedule:

Friday, 12/21 – 6:45pmRed
Tuesday, 1/8 – 6:45pmGray
Friday, 1/11 – 6:45pmRed
Saturday, 2/2 – 6:45pmGray
Tuesday, 2/19 – 6:45pmRed
Friday, 2/22 – 6:45pmGray

And that’s a wrap! As we said at the concert, it truly is an honor and a pleasure to work with your kids every day (and nights… and weekends…) They are truly a joy, and thank you for sharing them with us. This Christmas break is the longest we go in a year (12 days) without seeing band kids – enjoy it! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!