On Monday, December 5 we are providing desserts for our staff in appreciation of their support of the band. If you are able to, please bring in a dessert (store bought or homemade) Monday morning.
We are working on finishing the auditorium each day this week. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering!
On Tuesday, December 6, we have sectional prism concert ensemble rehearsals from 2:30-3:30 for all sections and Symphonic Band rehearsal from 3:30-4:30 PM. All students must have shown their uniform to Mr. Hall by the end of the day Tuesday. Please review the handbook for uniform information. Please remember that all forms must be turned in for students to be able to perform.
On Thursday, December 8 we have our dress rehearsal for the Prism Concert from 2:30-5:30 PM. Students are to be in concert uniform for the rehearsal.
On Friday, December 9 there is a performance of the Prism Concert during the school day from 10:15-12:15 for elementary school and middle school students. Students will report to the band room at the end of 1st block to change. Students will eat lunch after the performance. The evening performance is at 7:00 PM. Student report time is 5:45 PM for the concert and attendance time is 6:00 PM. Students should wear their concert uniforms to both performances.
On Saturday, December 10 there is a 2:00 PM performance of the Prism Concert. Report time is 12:45 and attendance time is 1:00 PM. For the evening performance at 7:00 report time is 5:45 PM and attendance is 6:00 PM. Students should wear their concert uniforms to both performances.
Solo and ensemble information needs to be given to Mr. Hall by Tuesday, December 13. Entries that require piano players must have the accompanist listed. Accompanists and their contact information are listed on the board in the band room.
Chaperone information for the DC trip will be sent out at the end of this week.
Students will perform their midterms during the week of December 12-16. Midterm assignments are below:
Jazz Band: A 12 bar improvised solo in the key of Bb, excerpts from music and G,C,F,Bb,Eb,Ab, and the Db major scales in addition to a two octave chromatic scale.
Concert Band: G,C,F,Bb,Eb,Ab,Db major scales and a two octave chromatic scale. Students will also play their solo and ensemble music for Mr. Hall at this time.
Symphonic Band: F,Bb,Eb,Ab major scales and a two octave chromatic scale. Students performing a solo and solo and ensemble should play their solo and ensemble music for Mr. Hall at this time.
Symphonic Winds: Bb, and Eb major scales. Students performing a solo and solo and ensemble should play their solo and ensemble music for Mr. Hall at this time.
Guard: Perform their solo and ensemble routine for Mr. Hall at this time
Percussion Ensemble: Perform solo and ensemble music for Mr. Hall at this time.
Chorus: Excerpts from the winter concert music and written and vocal exercises from the first seven units of the Essential Voice (the big book) book, volume 1.