Practice cards, due at the beginning of each week, can now be entered online!
The link will remain the same (I collect submissions after they are entered each week) through the end of the school year:
and can always be found on the site here: Practice Cards
*Paper copies are also still an option and can be picked up in class or printed here: Printed Card
Lakewood Area Music Festival – Wednesday Feb. 10th 7:00pm @CMS
Our annual festival featuring Lakewood HS, Creighton MS, and five elementary schools. This is the big band concert of the year and is sure to be a great evening! Have a nice reminder of where it all began and where your students will go when they get into high school band.
Students arrive at 6:30pm
Students need to have their CMS polo shirt, black pants, music, and instrument. If you have a folding stand at home you would be okay letting the elementary kids use for this concert, please label it and bring it with on the day of the concert! Thanks!
*If your student needs a polo shirt (didn’t have one last semester, lost it, etc.), please send me an email and $15 so we can have it ready prior to the festival.*
Audition music will be handed out in class soon.
The Symphonic Band will perform at 8:00am for an audience and clinician who will provide a group rating along with working with the band members to improve our sound and skills! After the performance we will stay and watch other groups before heading back to school.
I will send out an itinerary soon, but anticipate students arriving at Creighton around 7:00am to gather instruments and hop on the bus to Green Mountain.
*We would love to have 3-5 parents come along as chaperones/cheering squad, so look for a sign-up when the itinerary is sent out!
A reminder to students to fill out practice cards weekly and turn them in at the beginning of each week!
If a practice card is a missing assignment, here are some options to fix that grade:
– Turn in an extra practice card the next week or any week after that
– Come in after school to practice and I will sign off on that time (I am here 99.9% of the time)
– Ask Mom or Dad nicely to send me an email to verify your practice time for that week
We’re aiming for 2 hours of weekly practice!
Thanks for your support! Have a musical Monday!
With the weather, the Concert Band/Strings and Jazz Band performance this evening is canceled. Since we’ve been preparing, we will hopefully put on a performance during class time tomorrow (8:30-9:21) with the concert band and strings groups. I will send out details later tonight when I know.
Thanks to the Symphonic Band and everyone who came to Lakewood last night! It was a wonderful concert and I hope your students are excited about continuing band in high school!
Last, please be careful on roads if you have to be out and about today, I was out for a little bit and it’s really treacherous.