Welcome to Spring 2018!

Happy 2018! I hope you had a wonderful winter break with family and are ready for the new year. The Spring semester contrasts nicely with the fall with a variety of music festivals, concerts and field trips focused on concert music! For many, it will be a relief from the intensive Marching Band season. Below is a tentative schedule. Please take a moment to review and notify me ASAP of any major scheduling issues. I hope to have a finalized schedule out soon!

The Spring after-school schedule is quite different with a focus on developing musicianship for band and orchestra, and choreography for dance. Band students are required to participate in at least one afterschool ensemble with one rehearsal per week. String and selected band students will begin working in the Symphony Orchestra this week. Rehearsals are every Wednesday from 3:45pm –5:30pm. Students not in Symphony, participate in either the Woodwind or Brass Choir, with Brass Choir on Mondays, and Woodwind Choir on Thursdays.  Percussion students not enrolled in the Indoor Drumline program should speak with Dylan Campbell about ensemble placement. Choirs will not meet this first week, but a special concert percussion master class for all band percussionists will be held this Thursday, January 11 from 3:45 pm –5:30pm. Dance Team will begin working on the spring show and continue to meet every Monday and Wednesday after school from 4:00pm – 6:00pm begining this week.

This semester the Band & Dance team will have playing and performance projects turned in online before each 5-week grading period through schoology. It is imperative students’ problem solve any technical issues accessing schoology now! If you have never logged onto schoology please do so ASAP. Students are required to reset their password every six months or will be locked out of their account.

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