January 13, 2017

Posted: January 13, 2017 in Uncategorized

Solo Times Have Arrived –

The performance times have arrived for our soloists. I shared these times with them today. Look for these performance times and more detailed information on procedures, warm-up times, and expected attire to come home next week.

After School Lessons for Solo & Ensemble –

I will be available next week after school for free solo & ensemble lessons. Solo and ensemble festival is January 28 at Bloomington High School North. Our students are welcome to practice in the practice rooms while I float around to help them. I plan to be available after school on Monday Jan. 16 until 4:00 pm, Tuesday Jan. 17 until 4:00 pm, Wednesday Jan. 18, and Thursday Jan. 19. Students performing at the upcoming Solo and Ensemble should try to stay some afternoon to rehearse solos or ensembles.

Percussion Tutoring at BNL – 

Mr. Jones will be available Tuesday evening, Jan. 17 to help percussionists with solos and other percussion techniques from 6:00 – 7:30 pm in the BNL band room.

Annual Butter Braid Sale Starting Jan. 17 –

Butter Braid time has rolled around again. This band fundraiser is the most anticipated and profitable fundraiser of the year. People are always asking about this sale. The kids are not required to participate, but if participants just sell 3 – 4 butter braids we will have a tremendous sale. It takes a lot of resources to keep a program of nearly 300 operating and this sale is a big part of meeting that need.

The sale will begin Jan. 17. Orders are due back to the band office by Feb. 3 and we anticipate delivery on, or near, Feb. 22. There is also a chance for sellers to earn a $1000 scholarship.

Indiana University Young Winds Program –

The 2017 Indiana University Young Winds program begins Jan. 28, 2017. 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. I can’t speak highly enough about this opportunity and the benefits of participating.

Young Winds will meet on Saturdays from 9 am to 11 am in the Musical Arts Center (MAC) on the IU campus.  The MAC is located on Jordan Avenue, one block north of 3rd Street. There is a $15 registration fee and $60 tuition fee.

January 28

February 4, 11, 18, 25

March 4, 25

April 1, 8, 15

Concert: April 22nd

More information is available at www.music.indiana.edu/precollege/year-round/wind/

Have a great week!

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