Dear Band Families,
We hope you have had a fantastic start to your new year! We wanted to reach out and give you a few quick updates from the directors.
As the “shiny and new” wears off the instruments, it is imperative that your students continue to practice daily. We are learning more difficult skills at this point in the semester, and those who are not practicing outside of class time will have a larger risk of falling behind.
Please make sure your students have the proper supplies. If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact your child's director.
We are starting to endorse private lessons. These are a fantastic way for students to get weekly, one-on-one help on their instrument. Whether the student is advancing very quickly on their instrument and needs more of a challenge than the daily classwork, or the student may be struggling in some areas, private lesson curriculum will be directed toward your student's needs. These will come at an additional cost, but are very beneficial! Please contact your student's director if you are interested. We have outstanding private teachers who are fully endorsed by the directors.
SAVE THE DATE!!!! These were given out at the beginning of the year, but please make sure they are on your calendar. We understand how busy weekends can be, so please be aware of these dates. :)
SATURDAY, April 6th--Solo Performance Opportunity at Mustang High School (About a 30 minute commitment for each student. Specific time requests will be honored if possible). This is NOT required, but highly encouraged. More information to follow soon.
SATURDAY, April 13th--Band Festival at Deer Creek Performing Arts Center (Time TBD, but will be required for a grade). More info to come! Spectators are welcome to attend!!
SATURDAY, May 4th--SPRING BAND CONCERT!!! You will not want to miss! This is required for a grade. (Time TBD) Spectators welcome! Concert will be at the MHS Events Center.
We will send out times, itineraries, and more information as soon as we can!!
*We will also be performing at Meadow Brook on Wednesday, February 13th to recruit 5th grader's for next year's band!! The recruitment concert will be at 9:30 AM in the cafeteria. It will be a short performance, probably only 15 minutes or so. Students will be excused from their classes.*
*We are also hoping to take a field trip to the OKC Philharmonic, but that is still in the works. Stay tuned!*
Thank you for being such supportive band parents!
Mrs. Tracy (contact for Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute, Percussion) firstname.lastname@example.org Mr. Chai (contact for Trumpet, Trombone) email@example.com Mr. Ozinga (ccontact for Percussion) firstname.lastname@example.org