4/16/18 KNIGHT BAND NOTES-BEGINNER BAND
*Itinerary & ‘What to bring’-just for your information, put it on your refrigerator 😉
*Medical/Permission-DUE Wednesday, April 25th.
*Chaperone-due ASAP, if interested, we LOVE and NEED chaperones!
*Self-Medication, in their original packaging DUE MAY 1st.
*The Spring Festival Performance and Trip is Saturday, May 5.
*Students must be academically eligible to participate
*Parent chaperones are welcome! Please complete and turn in the chaperone form asap. You can pay the chaperone ticket fee online, just use the ‘trip link’ and specify that it is for the chaperone ticket in the informational box (or you can send cash or check (made payable to KLMS Band).
*The festival performance at New Braunfels HS is also a free performance. You may follow the buses, invite friends/family to come and watch the concert for no fee. (We will also be performing the same music and more at the Spring Concert in May).
*Check your child’s Charms Account to see the balance due for the trip and any other fees you may have outstanding. You can pay online (see below) or send cash or check (made payable to KLMS Band).
Charms Log in: www.charmsoffice.com School Code: klmsband Password: (should be your student’s school ID, email us if you need it to be reset).
Band and Trip Fees Can be Paid Online:
Click the link below. (Check your child’s Charms account to see what they owe).
Final Exam/Band Auditions:
*End of the year auditions/final exams will begin April 23. Audition material can be found here: Audition Material.
Mr. Jyring (our percussion coordinator) has produced an album!
Click here!: https://jyrinki.com/
We will be talking to the students about summer camp opportunities. This is a GREAT way to motivate your young musician to continue their practice over the summer months. Most major universities around the state (and the country) have some kind of band camp during the summer. I am providing links to the registration/information websites for some band camps if you would like to find out more about them.
Pflugerville ISD (this will be a day camp at Pflugerville HS) June 11-14: More information soon!
Texas State University (San Marcos) http://www.txstate.edu/bands/camps.html
University of Texas-Austin https://lmc.music.utexas.edu/
Baylor University http://www.baylor.edu/busmc/
Texas Tech https://www.depts.ttu.edu/music/ttuboc/
Angelo State University http://www.angelo.edu/dept/arts/music/camps.php
University of Texas-San Antonio http://music.utsa.edu/index.php/camps/middle-school-band-camp
University of Houston http://www.uhbands.com/cougar-band-camp/
We are continuing “Scale-Kwando!” This is a fun way to introduce the scales students will need to master to be successful on their end of the year final/audition. Students can earn ‘belts’ for each scale they master.
We continue preparing our Schlitterbahn Contest Music!!! By ‘contest’ we mean that the students are going to be adjudicated (judged) by a panel of 3 judges. They will be observing instrumental music concepts, like tone production, balance, and blend. At the conclusion of the contest they will give us a rating based on the quality of our performance. Our goal is “Superior” ratings, the best you can get!
Check your band calendar!!
April 23-27 (Mon-Fri): 2018-2019 KLMS Band Auditions
May 1 (Tuesday): Beginner After School Rehearsal; 3:45pm-5:30pm
May 3 (Thursday): Beginner After School Rehearsal; 3:45pm-5:30pm
May 5 (Saturday): Beginner Band Festival Trip; Schlitterbahn!
May 21 (Monday): Beginner After School Rehearsal; 3:45pm-5:30pm
May 22 (Tuesday): Beginner Band Spring Concert; KLMS Gym; 6:30pm
BAND STORE IS ONLINE!!