Merry Christmas

Posted: December 20, 2011 in Uncategorized

Merry Christmas

First of all I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. I hope everyone has a chance to rest up over the break and spend some time with loved ones and friends.

Congratulations to Period 4

Congratulations to the Period 4 8th Grade Band. They won the rehearsal challenge for the 2nd nine week grading period. They had a great time at the celebration and worked hard to achieve the reward.

Pep Band to perform Jan. 10, 2012

The middle school directors have been asked to perform at a BNL Girls Basketball game on Jan. 10. The Pep Bands from Bedford MS, Oolitic MS, and Shawswick MS will be combined that evening to create one large ensemble. It will be a great way for our 8th graders to get together before becoming freshman next year. We’ll pass more information along to our 8th grade as it becomes available after break.

Pappa John’s Pizza Cards

The Pappa John’s Pizza Card sale for the Washington D.C. trip has started. The cards sell for $10 each and have stickers on the back for a free pizza and several special pizza deals. Only students performing on the Washington D.C trip are selling the cards and all the profits go straight to the balance of that student’s account. The first batch of cards are out and more cards will be available as they arrive. The sale will run through Feb.

Indiana University Young Winds

The 2012 Indiana University Young Winds program is about to begin and our students are invited to participate. It is a program designed for middle school instrumental students as a supplement to the instruction they receive in school. The program focuses on small-group lessons as well as a full band experience for students surrounding the Bloomington campus. It is a wonderful program. Many of our students have participated over the years and both of my children have been in the program. I can’t speak highly enough about this opportunity and the benefits of participating. More information is available in the band building and at www.music.indiana.edu/precollege/year-round/wind/. The program meets on Saturday mornings this spring and has a $75 fee.

After School Lessons

Free lessons are available most days after school until 3:30 each day.  Students need to let me know during  class that they will be staying and have made arrangements to leave at 3:30. I’ve had several students take advantage of the help. Solo and ensemble students should make sure to stay and pick out a piece for the festival in Feb. I will be available on Jan. 3, 4, 5, and 6th.

Have a great break, and hurry back!

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