Weekly Update (2/22- 2/25)
This is your weekly MUSIC DEPARTMENT update!
If you haven't already, please check out the below letter!
I'm so proud of everyone for helping to put on this event! It went so well!
This week we have the Pre MPA Concert (Tomorrow) and Wind Ensemble has a visitor on Thursday!
Wind Ensemble! Concert MPA is coming soon! Please make sure to stay on top of your individual part!
January/ February at- a- glance
Wind Ensemble Rehearsal -- February 24th- 3pm to 5pm
Wind Ensemble MPA Dress Rehearsal – March 1st- 3pm to 5pm
Chorus Lunchtime Performance-- February 22nd
BCHS/ BCMS Pre MPA Concert-- February 22nd- 6:30pm
FBA High School Concert Music Performance Assessment—March 3rd- 5th
Things to Note 🎵:
Music Ensemble Auditions
Music Ensemble Auditions which will determine placement in Wind Ensemble for the 2022-23 School Year will begin March 28th. The number of musicians in Wind Ensemble will stay about the same and most students entering the band next year will be placed in Symphonic Band as a result. This is good news for both ensembles! Wind Ensemble will be very competitive, and Symphonic Band will increase dramatically in size! Requirements for this audition will come out in February, but students can prepare by working on the following Scales in 2 octaves All State Pattern: G, C, F Bb, Eb, Ab, Db.
Band Booster Scholarships
Now available are the Band Booster Scholarship Applications! One Scholarship is for any student in our Band Program who would like to go to a summer music camp! All Drum Major Candidates are required to apply for this option, but all my students are encouraged to apply. The money from this helps to pay for a trip to a summer music camp of your choosing. Summer Music Camps are a life- changing experience where you can learn how to become a strong musician and make great friends with students from across the state. For more info about the scholarship, click the link below.
The other scholarship is the Senior Scholarship which is $750 for any Senior going off to college or to a trade school. This money can be used to offset the cost of any books, tuition, or school supplies. This is the EASIEST scholarship for any band senior to apply to, and applications are due April 1st, 2022. For more info, click the link below.
Leadership Book 2022
If you are interested in Leadership, you will need to purchase the book "7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" by Sean Covey. Every year, Leadership uses a text to learn to understand leadership concepts. Leadership Mondays begin on Monday, March 7th from 3pm to 5pm. Students must attend all Leadership Mondays to be considered for a position.
Please read the following chapters by each date:
March 7th- "Get in the Habit" and "Paradigms and Principles"
March 14th- "The Personal Bank Account" and "Habit 1- Be Proactive"
March 21st- "Habit 2- Begin with the End in Mind" and "Habit 3- Put First Things First"
March 28th- "The Relationship Bank Account" and "Habit 4- Think Win- Win"
April 4th- "Habit 5- Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood" and "Habit 6- Synergize"
April 11th- "Habit 7- Sharpen the Saw" and "Keep Hope Alive"
After School Activities this Week:
No School Today
BCHS/ BCMS Pre- MPA Concert- 6:30pm
4:00pm Call Time
No Activities Scheduled
Wind Ensemble Rehearsal (Mr. Jonathan Peters Visits Us!)- 3pm to 5pm
Johnathan Peters is the Director of Bands at St. Augustine High School in St. Augustine, FL. The St. Augustine High School Band has frequently earned Superior ratings in Marching and Concert under Mr. Peter's Direction.
No Activities Scheduled
By the way, I base birthday announcements on what I can see on the Band App, so if you would like to be recognized for your birthday on the weekly announcements, please make sure your Birthday is set to PUBLIC on the Band App.
According to Band App, there are no birthdays this week... 😔
Let's have a great week everyone!
And GOOOOOO WILDCATS!