This is your weekly MUSIC DEPARTMENT update!
We are entering Music Ensemble Placements time! Are you ready? I'll be listening to all current members of the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band as well as 8th graders.
These auditions make me excited for next year's band! Looking at numbers alone, it looks like we will have two FULL SIZE ensembles. Next year is looking up!
Band Families-- please be sure to read up on this information pertaining to the band field trip:
March at- a- glance
Music Ensemble Auditions Begin – March 28th
Leadership Monday! – March 28th- 3pm to 5pm
Colorguard Clinics – March 28th- 5pm to 6:15pm
Colorguard Clinics – March 30th- 2:45pm to 4pm
Wind Ensemble Rehearsal – March 31st- 3pm to 5pm
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 $1000 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:
Please have read: "The Relationship Bank Account" and "Habit 4- Think Win- Win"
Be Ready to Talk About your Baby Steps
Colorguard Clinics- 5pm- 6:15pm
Majorette Mandatory Parent Meeting @6:00pm
Colorguard Clinics- 2:45pm- 6:15pm
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Arrive
Wind Ensemble Rehearsal CANCELLED
No Activities Scheduled
Jacksonville University Jazz Fest
12:15pm Call Time
12:30pm Bus Leave
Approx Return Time: 5:30pm
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 is ONE birthday this week!
Happy Birthday, Olivia Lowther (3/28)!
Let's have a great week everyone!
And GOOOOOO WILDCATS!