News for November/December:
On Monday, November 21 Poinsettias will be delivered for students to pick up. Students may pick up poinsettias between 1:41 and 4:00 on Monday.
Parents who are interested in chaperoning the trip to Washington, DC need to e-mail Mr. Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, November 22.
On Tuesday, November 29, 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.
On Thursday, December 1 we have our rehearsal for the Festival Of Lights Parade from 2:30-5:00 PM
On Friday, December 2 we have the senior dinner. We are in need of senior parents to help with this event. Seniors in good standing will be given information regarding the senior dinner on Monday, November 28.
On Saturday, December 3 we are decorating the auditorium from 9-3. From 12:00 – 3:00 we will be having our December Marching Band party. We will be performing in the Festival Of Lights Parade that evening.
All returning band members need to take a picture of themselves in their concert uniform and show it to Mr. Hall by Monday, December 5. All new members, choir members, and freshmen band members need to bring in their uniform and show it to Mr. Hall by Monday, December 5. Please remember that all forms must be turned in to be able to perform.
On Tuesday, December 6 we have Prism Concert Section rehearsals for the whole band from 2:30 – 4:00.
On Thursday, December 8 we have the dress rehearsal for the Prism Concert from 2:30 – 5:30 PM.
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. 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.
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 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.