7th & 8th Grade - All students should be bringing their instrument and ALL supplies listed on p. 2 of the syllabus to class. Students should have completed their Charms update and turned in their signed syllabus forms. Ms. Holbrook will be following up with students who have not done so. Lastly, students using school-owned instruments will not be issued their instrument until the complete and return the appropriate paperwork. Students are playing everyday in class and failure to fully participate impacts a student's rehearsal skills grade.
This past week we began reviewing scales and learning new ones, passing out sheet music and on Friday, the Band Wars competitions began. Students formed teams and the first round of competition began with the Long Note Contest. In first period, George wowed us all when he showed us that he has taught himself how to circular breathe!! George may be busy teaching others soon as many other 8th grade students are interested in knowing he he does that.
Solo and Ensemble registration forms are also available in the band room or from the forms page of the website (scroll down!).