The 2017-18 Band Handbook and Fall Letter will be posted soon. Once you've read the letter, please print, fill out, sign and return the last page of the handbook to the directors. The 2016-17 info is below.
2016-17 Fall Letter
August 25, 2016
We are gearing up for another FABULOUS year of BAND! All band members in grades 4 through 8 will need to download the Oak Grove Band Handbook for 2016/17 It is available on the Band web page. Please print, fill out, sign and return the last page of the handbook to the directors. Here are the details for the start of Band:
The following schedule will begin Tuesday, September 6th.
JAZZ BAND • Jazz Band rehearses on Tuesday and Thursday mornings beginning at 7:30 a.m. Students are expected to arrive no later than 7:20 a.m. to warm up and prepare for rehearsal. Jazz Band is open to all Symphonic Band members, and any other students who play guitar, bass or piano.
The following schedules will begin Wednesday, September 7th.
CONCERT BAND (Grade 5) • Concert Band rehearsals take place Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings beginning at 7:30 a.m. Students are expected to arrive no later than 7:20 a.m. to set up and prepare for rehearsal. Please order the method book (Essential Elements 2000, Book 2) now if you have not already done so. Concert Band rehearses on the stage.
SYMPHONIC BAND (Grades 6, 7 and 8) • Symphonic Band rehearsals will take place Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings beginning at 7:30 a.m. Students are expected to arrive no later than 7:20 a.m. to warm up and prepare for rehearsal. The Symphonic Band Students - (6th, 7th, & 8th grade students who have studied two years minimum) study from one of three books we rotate through each year. This year (2016-17), the band will play through the Total Musicianship book published by Kjos. This book is no longer available, but will be provided to the students by the school.
BEGINNING BAND • Beginning Band is open to all 4th Grade students and any 5th Grade students who have not played an instrument. Recruitment night is on Monday, September 12th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Band Room. This is the time for parents to learn about options for instrument rentals or purchases and to learn about band procedures and expectations. One parent (no children, please) must attend this meeting. Full rehearsals will take place on Thursdays from 12:00 till 12:30. We will begin lessons and full rehearsals the week of September 28th.
Band concert and event dates are listed on the 2nd page of this letter.
Please mark your calendars now. It is imperative that you make plans now, at the beginning of the year, to fully participate in all of your group’s scheduled events. It is extremely important for all players in the group to be present at the performances, so schedule the dates now to avoid conflicts later. Thanks in advance for your continued support and encouragement. Your help is essential to the band program, and it is greatly appreciated. We look forward to seeing you at our concerts.
Dave Jones and Logan Farris
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