Showing posts from August, 2018

5th Grade Band Starts Friday!

This coming Friday, August 31, we will kick off this year's 5th grade band with an assembly for all band students.  Information packets will come home with the kids.

Here is an electronic version of what you will be receiving
You can sign up your child for band by returning the attached form to their homeroom teacher, but if you are reading this online, please take the time to fill out the following google form instead:

5th Band Registration Form


Parent Meeting:
I would like to have at least one parent of each band member attend the parent meeting on Tuesday, September 11, 7pm, in the FHS cafeteria.

All band members and parents should also be signed up for the REMIND, the official place to stay informed at all times about what's going on in the 5th grade band.

5th Band Remind - Sign Up

Band Supplies 2018-2019

The music department no longer sells supplies nor places orders to music stores. The finances and logistics have just become too cumbersome. Band members in grades 6-12 are responsible for being prepared for every class with their own supplies. My recommendations from experience are listed below. Vandoren reeds are, on the whole, 1/2 grade firmer than others, so be sure you ask me which strength is right for you before you order.

I will no longer be providing tenor and baritone sax reeds free of charge. Students playing these instruments will be provided an instrument to play free of charge, but are responsible for purchasing their own reeds.

You can always buy supplies from your local music dealer:

Buckeye Brass and Winds - Map
Music Arts Centers - Locations

Your may also choose to order online, especially if you have something like Amazon Prime.

Here are the recommended supplies for brass/wind/percussion players (and links to these items)

Clarinet reeds:
Rico Royal Reeds (Amazon)

5th Grade Band Starts Soon!

Hey there, 5th grade parents! Did you know that 5th grade band starts soon?

You will receive a LOT more information in the coming weeks, but here is a rundown of the important dates for this year's 5th grade band:

Friday, August 31 - Assembly for all 5th graders during specials

September 4-7 - Fittings for interested students (I do these myself)

Tuesday, September 11 - 7pm meeting for parents of all 5th band members

Week of September 17 - Classes begin. Students have band once per week.