March 21, 2013

Posted: March 21, 2013 in Uncategorized, Weekly Information Blog

6th Grade Band Fine Arts Festival April 16 –

I am excited to announce the 6th Grade Band will be combined with the bands from Shawswick and Oolitic to perform at this year’s NLCS Fine Arts Festival. The festival will be at the BNL Performing Arts Center from April 15 – 18. The 6th grade band will perform on Tuesday, April 16. The students will ride buses to BNL the morning of the performance to rehearse together for the concert that night.  That night the students will report to BNL at 6:30 pm to prepare for the concert at 7 pm. Permission forms and more information were passed out this week in class. Here is a link to the information and form.

After School Lessons –

I am available many days after school for free lessons. We have 8th grade students working on BNL Jazz Ensemble auditions and 6th grade students working on the Fine Arts Festival music. There are often playing tests for all the bands during class time. The lessons are available until 4:00 and I can help our students on whatever they need help with. After spring break I’ll be available after school on Mon. 4-1, Thurs. 4-4 and Fri. 4-5.

Butter Braid Project to Wrap Up April 5 –

I can’t begin to express my gratitude for all the effort shown on this last fundraiser. The sale went very well and the profit will really help our students and program. We would like to have the  project wrapped up and money turned in by Friday, April 5. Thanks again for all the continued help and support. I appreciate it and the students appreciate it oo.

8th Grade Period 5 Wins Latest Rehearsal Challenge –

The 5th Period 8th Grade Band held on to win the latest rehearsal challenge. The 7th and 8th grade bands earn points for group work ethic, concentration and effort. Individual tardiness, talking and lack of effort lower the ensemble’s daily score. Here are the results:

Period 5 8th Grade Band: 57 points

Period 4 8th Grade Band: 54 points

Period 6 7th Grade Band: 38 points

Period 7 7th Grade Band: 32 points

Upcoming Concerts at Indiana University –

One of the best music schools in the world is just 18 miles up the road. The concert bands at IU offer free concerts and they are a great way to spend the evening. Our students would learn a lot by going to these concerts. If you ever have a free night consider attending an IU concert.

Here are some upcoming opportunities:

Mar. 26 the IU Concert Band and Symphonic Band perform at 8:00 in Auer Hall.

Apr. 2 the IU Wind Ensemble performs at 8:00 in the Auer Hall.

Have a great  spring break!


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