Save the Date: The Band & Orchestra Winter Concert will be Wednesday, January 15th at 6:30 p.m. in the Pine Multipurpose room. Instrumental Schedule 10/14 Monday: Percussion 7:45 a.m./ Clarinet & Saxophone (recess) Tuesday: Trumpet & Trombone Wednesday: Violin & Viola Thursday: Cello & Bass Friday: Flutes Google Classroom Codes: Band: n7dv50w Orchestra: iwgsufn
If you have decided that your child would like to play an instrument, that is great! We can’t wait to get started. Here is what you need to do next: 1. Complete the information on the attached syllabus and return to Mrs. Bird ASAP. (You can print one out below) 2. Come to band or orchestra on your assigned day WITHOUT your instrument from 11:35 to 12:00 (during recess) next week: Monday 9/16: Clarinet Tuesday 9/17: Trumpet & Trombone Wednesday 9/18: Violin & Viola Thursday 9/19: Cello & Bass Friday 9/20: Flute During this class, students will be shown where to store their instruments, how to sign in to band class, instrumental procedures and they will receive a practice assignment for the first week. 3. Contact a music store to rent your instrument right away, the stores can and do run out of instruments. If you rent through Rettig or Music & Arts, you may order online and they deliver to Pine. All students need Essential Elements Book 1. Ask for a folder when you rent. Be sure to purchase the items required to care for your instrument (see attached syllabus or information packet). 4. On Thursday, September 26th we will have Beginning Band First Lesson Night from 6:30 to 7:30PM at Pine. Students will divide into instrumental groups and have a one hour beginning lesson with an expert teacher. They will learn how to assemble and care for the instrument as well as making their first sound. This event is required as we will cover a multitude of basics that are difficult to tackle in our 25 minute band class. 5. During the week of September 30th, we will begin lessons with our instruments, following the same weekly schedule above. We will combine and have “full band” (flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone) on Monday & Tuesday and “full orchestra” (violin, viola, cello bass) on Wednesday & Thursday for the last few weeks before the winter concert on January 15th at 6:30PM. After the concert we will go back to once per week lessons. We will make the switch to Full Band M/T and Full Orchestra W/Tr shortly after we begin the second semester. If you have any questions please call Pine and leave a message or email email@example.com . Be sure to include your child’s name and homeroom teacher with all correspondence. Please see my website www.mrsbirdsmusicpage.weebly.com for more information. Looking forward to a great year of instrumental music!