I hope everyone had an enjoyable and refreshing Christmas break and a great first week back! We are hitting the ground running this semester preparing for MPA and the AISA state festival. After yesterday's and today's rehearsals, I am feeling confident!
1. Concert Band Camp
Remember that our Concert Band Camp is next weekend. Back in July, I planned it for this weekend, but I changed it because of the Disciple Now retreat also happening this weekend. We will rehearse Friday the 17th until 6:00 and Saturday the 18th from 9:00-3:00. Chili lunch will be provided on Saturday! The Band Council is feverishly compiling boocoodles of fun and exciting games and activities for us to do both days. Let them know if you have an awesome idea. They are also open to average ideas.
Last call for anyone signing up to audition for All-State! MONDAY is the absolute LAST day to bring me your $10 fee. Auditions are Feb. 1 at TCHS.
3. Materials for Class
I'm pretty sure most students already have these things. I will check to see that you have them in class on Friday the 17th for a grade. -2 points off your daily grade (10 pts) for each item you are missing. I let you know you needed these things before we got out of school for Christmas.
1. Bread bag (long empty bag that a loaf of bread comes in - no bun/roll bags) - Percussion does not need
2. PVC breathing tube that I handed out Thursday or that you have from last year. Get it clean enough to put in your mouth. - Percussion does not need
3. Solid black 1" binder - Do not write on or decorate. I will give you a label for your name.
4. 8 section dividers for your binder, labeled and in this order:
-- PASSOFFS - empty for now
-- HOMEWORK - empty for now
-- FLOW STUDIES - purple sheets (percussion leave this section blank for now)
-- TECHNIQUE WARMUPS - white scale sheet & green sheets
-- R.R.P. (Rhythmic Rest Patterns) - yellow sheets
-- CHORALES - pink sheets
-- CONCERT MUSIC - white sheets
4. Text Message Reminders
Parents, if you are not on my text reminder list, text @201314band to (415)702-3522 and follow the instructions. It is very easy and FREE!
Students, text @201314ban (no "d") to be added to the student list.