Lakewood Area Bands

Creighton MS, Belmar, Eiber, Glennon Heights, Slater, South Lakewood


March 2016

Practice Cards Online!

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


Newsletter 3/28

Elitch’s money is due by Friday April 1st!
Our annual trip to Music in the Parks at Elitch’s is coming up quick!  It’s going to be a blast and a half, so we’d like to see everyone in the music department there.
The total cost is $40.  This payment is $20 if you made the first payment back in October.
*If your student will have a season pass (purchased prior to the trip on May 13th), the total cost is $16.
Small Ensemble Concerts
Monday April 4th @7:00pm – Concert band is just ONE WEEK away from performing their small group pieces!  Lots of polishing to be done throughout this week and then the dress rehearsal and performance next Monday.
Monday April 11th @7:00pm – Symphonic band small groups
Reminders for both performances:
– Students should plan to wear their concert attire (black pants/shoes/socks and Creighton polo)
– This project has a total of 7 assignments associated with it.  Students should be well-rehearsed and present themselves professionally on stage.
– The band room is available before and after school if groups want to rehearse outside of class.
– Please be respectful of other groups and stay for the length of the concert.

Okay, there’s one last thought for students…
The Rockies game on April 28th is a privilege for the school to be invited and for students to attend as representations of our program (especially those performing the anthem).  If a student has D/IEs in three or more classes, is a behavior issue for any of their teachers, or is having attendance problems, this privilege can be taken away.
As a music department we have an amazing opportunity to perform front and center, it would be awful to miss out on such a great experience!

Newsletter 3/16/16

Upcoming information…
Elitch’s Final Payment
Coming with your student by the end of this week will be a permission slip that also shows what is owed for their Elitch’s trip.  The due date is Friday April 1st!  We cannot take late payments and we don’t want anyone to miss out!  It’s going to be a great trip and should be a fun way to start tying up the end of the year.
So look for that and if you have questions or concerns, please feel free to email me.
Spring Break Bonus Practice!
Practice cards for this week (3/14-3/18) will be due Tuesday the 29th.  During the week of Spring Break, I will not require a practice card.  However, students can earn some extra or make up some practice card points by turning in another card for the time between 3/19 and 3/28.
I am trying out an online form for practice cards, so they can be submitted by 3/28 through this form:
or the printed version I attached to this newsletter
Small Ensemble Concerts
Monday April 4th 7:00pm – 7th grade small ensembles perform (Concert Band)
Monday April 11th 7:00pm – 8th grade small ensembles perform (Symphonic Band)
Students have chosen groups and music to prepare and perform for you on these fun evenings!  There will be a variety of music selections and instrumentation that is sure to be enjoyable.
Rockies Game
Symphonic Band along with Symphonic Orchestra and Advanced Choir will be performing the national anthem at the Rockies game on April 28th!  This is an excellent opportunity for Creighton students and is quite daunting too.  Students need to have their parts memorized and sounding great for our mass group to represent Creighton and Jefferson County Public Schools as best we can.
Information is being sent home from other classes about the requirements to attend the day’s activities and baseball game.

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