Month: January 2018

8th Grade Hollywood Trip Info/Chair Test Reminder

Good afternoon,

This Tuesday at 6PM in the high school band room will be our Hollywood trip informational meeting. This meeting is strongly encouraged for anyone who plans on attending the trip next year. The meeting will provide more details of the cost breakdown, payment plan and dates for travel. If you are unable to make the trip please consider sending someone else from your family to attend. 

If you are absolutely unable to attend the meeting then we will have link with a recording of it on YouTube the following day for you to watch.

If you are unsure about high school band and/or this trip we recommend coming in person on Tuesday so that the staff, band boosters and trip organizer can answer as many questions as possible.

Chair Test:

We have our next chair test on Tuesday the 16th. Please make sure that your student is practicing at home so that they will be prepared as possible. 

Chair tests are always for a grade and allow me to individually assess your student. It gives me an opportunity to help your student where they need it and to praise what their strengths.

After School Rehearsals:

These required rehearsals are once a week for your student and allow us to rehearse as a full band in preparation for Large Group Performance Evaluation. Please check our calendar for our rehearsal schedule. 7th Grade has their first on the 16th and 8th grade has their first on the 18th. All rehearsals end at 5PM and if we are able to dismiss early we will! Please assist me in navigating other clubs, appointments and activities so that you child can participate in all of them.

Thank you for your constant support in our band program and in your student’s music education. They are growing so much this year and I am having a blast working with them.

-M. Menendez

DHB Info

Good morning,

Below is information about District Honor Band that you will want to read through. We will bus the students down to DHB and will provide a hotel (with breakfast included). We will bus them to and from lunch and dinner. Students will need to be picked up and taken home after their concert on Saturday. I will provide more details as we get closer.

District Honor Band Information 2018

 

Good luck to our two students that are auditioning for All State tomorrow. We proud of you and are wishing you the best!

-M. Menendez