Knight Band Notes- Wind Ensemble 1/27/2020
This will be a fun week! The Hawk Band is going to join us during class on Tuesday!!
“Success isn’t always about the greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come. -Dwane “The Rock” Johnson
One of the highlights this semester is the “MidKnight Madness” event on February 21! We need lots of parents to join in on the madness!! Please click the link to sign up!
Volunteer HERE for MidKnight Madness!
This week we will not have pizza at after the evening rehearsal, but we will have treats after sectionals in the mornings. 🙂 Students will probably want a light snack before we begin rehearsal on Tuesday (Jan. 28) 4pm-6pm.
Please watch dates for rehearsals and performances. It is VERY important that ALL students attend ALL rehearsals (as full band rehearsals are meant to help us learn balance, blend and intonation within sections and the full band). Below is a link to the band calendar that the students were given in August. Please try to avoid major orthodontic appointments close to performances!
We are struggling a bit with our contemporary piece (Crystals). Have your student listen to the professional recording. This helps to create an ‘ideal’ image so they can balance and blend their parts more efficiently. They can access them on their Google Classroom account.
The district requires us to enter grades at the 9 weeks grading period progresses. The deadline for Music Mastery (all 9 cuts) is Feb. 19, but to encourage students to not wait until the last minute to try to pass everything off, we have entered the first two Mastery Cuts into the grade book. It is recommended that they pass them off on Charms (www.charmsoffice.com school code: ‘klmsband’ password: id unless changed). They may stay after school this Friday (1/31/20) if they would like to pass off some of their “music mastery” assignments with a director (they are also welcome to record this assignment on a voice memo app and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org )
Students will need their tuner/metronome every day in class!
SECTIONALS AND REHEARSALS
Reminder that sectionals will continue through UIL in March.
KLMS Band Remind:
Monday:Clarinet (@a7a9fa), Flute (@272882), Oboe (@238dea)
Tuesday: NONE (night rehearsal)
Wednesday: *Alto Saxophone (@2eh4d) and French Horn (@88226k)
Thursday:Trumpet (@1920wet) Clarinet (@a7a9fa), Flute (@272882), Oboe (@238dea)
Friday: (all lows) Trombone/Euphonium (@gk7fb9), Tuba (@ac3cbc8), *Low Clarinet (k3f47e), Bassoon (@ce22h9g), *Tenor/Bari Sax (@d4dh6c)
Every Tuesday(4-6pm) Students should bring a snack to eat before rehearsal
Sectionals (see schedule)
Sectionals (see schedule)
Every Tuesday! (4-6pm) Students should bring a snack to eat before rehearsal
19: Deadline for Music Mastery
21: MIDKNIGHT MADNESS!
25: Pre-UIL Performance (during the day at Connally HS)
3: Last Tuesday night Rehearsal
6: UIL Concert and Sight Reading Assessment
UPDATE-DATE CHANGE-MARK YOUR FAMILY CALENDARS!
Six Flags publishes their Season dates late in the calendar-year and they have rented out the park to a company on the day that we planned on going! The 7th/8th grade trip is NOT on Friday, April 24th to Six Flags. The 7th/8th grade trip IS on SATURDAY, APRIL 25TH to SCHLITTERBAHN in NEW BRAUNFELS.
The GattiTown lock-in has been rescheduled for March 27th (same times).