this week in band

FEBRUARY 12 – FEBRUARY 16

Events this week:                                                                                                                    Monday 2/12 — LGPE Band 4:30-5:45 pm                                                          Tuesday 2/13 — Flute Choir 8-8:40 am                                                          Thursday 2/15 —  Drum Practice 4:30-5:45                                                         Friday 2/16 — LGPE Band 4:30-5:45 pm 

6th Grade Band:  Students will be reviewing band book lines 49-47 and demonstrating performance skills on 49-51-52-54. Please make sure you are seeing your student practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week and weekend to support their progress.

7th Grade Band:   Students will be asked to demonstrate individual performance skills on 16th note exercises from band book lines 50-55, 64-68, and 70-72 as well as concert band pieces. Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your child practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week and weekend to support their progress.

8th Grade Band:  Students will be asked to demonstrate individual performance skills on Huron Bay March, Dorian Dreamscape, and Flight of the Thunderbirds.  Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your child practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week and weekend to support their progress.

this week in band

FEBRUARY 5 – FEBRUARY 9

Events this week:                                                                                                                    Monday 2/05 — LGPE Band 4:30-5:45 pm                                                          Tuesday 2/06 — Flute Choir 8-8:40 am                                                          Thursday 2/08 —  Drum Practice 4:30-5:45                                                         Friday 2/09 — LGPE Band 4:30-7:00 pm 

Events next week:                                                                                                                    Monday 2/12 — LGPE Band 4:30-5:45 pm                                                          Tuesday 2/13 — Flute Choir 8-8:40 am                                                          Thursday 2/15 —  Drum Practice 4:30-5:45                                                         Friday 2/16 – LGPE Band 4:30-7:00 pm

6th Grade Band:  Students will be reviewing band book lines 40-41-42 and demonstrating performance skills on 46-47-48-49. Please make sure you are seeing your student practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week and weekend to support their progress.

7th Grade Band:   Students will be asked to demonstrate individual performance skills on 16th note exercises from band book lines 50-55, 64-68, and 70-72. Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your child practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week and weekend to support their progress.

8th Grade Band:  Students will be asked to demonstrate individual performance skills on GMEA scales, chromatic scale studies from memory, and our new concert music.  Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your child practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week and weekend to support their progress.

this week in band

JANUARY 22 – JANUARY 26

Events this week:                                                                                                                    Monday 1/22 — Jazz Band 4:30-5:45 pm                                                              Tuesday 1/23 — Flute Choir 8-8:40 am                                                          Thursday 1/25 —  Drum Practice 4:30-5:45                                                         Friday 1/26 — Band Family Potluck Supper 6:30-7:30 pm   

Events next week:                                                                                                                    Monday 1/29 — Jazz Band 4:30-5:45 pm                                                              Tuesday 1/30 — Flute Choir 8-8:40 am                                                          Thursday 2/01 —  Drum Practice 4:30-5:45                                                         Friday 2/02 – Band Pizza Jam! 4:30-6:30 pm

6th Grade Band:  Students will be asked to demonstrate individual performance skills on band book lines 33-34-36-37 and 40-41-42. Please make sure you are seeing your student practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week and weekend to support their progress.

7th Grade Band:   Students will be asked to demonstrate individual performance skills on 16th note exercises from band book lines 50-55 and 64-68. Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your child practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week and weekend to support their progress.

8th Grade Band:  Students will be asked to demonstrate individual performance skills on GMEA scales, chromatic scale studies, and our new concert music.  Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your child practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week and weekend to support their progress.

this week in band

JANUARY 16 – JANUARY 19

Events this week:                                                                                                                    Monday 1/08 — Jazz Band 4:30-5:45 pm                                                              Tuesday 1/16 — Flute Choir 8-8:40 am                                                          Thursday 1/18 —  Drum Practice 4:30-5:45                                                         Friday 1/19 — Potluck Supper POSTPONED until 1/26

Events next week:                                                                                                                    Monday 1/22 — Jazz Band 4:30-5:45 pm                                                              Tuesday 1/23 — Flute Choir 8-8:40 am                                                          Thursday 1/25 —  Drum Practice 4:30-5:45                                                         Friday 1/26 — Band Family Potluck Supper 6:30-7:30 pm

6th Grade Band:  Students will be asked to demonstrate individual performance skills on band book lines 33-34-36-37 and 40-41-42. Please make sure you are seeing your student practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week and weekend to support their progress.

7th Grade Band:   Students will be asked to demonstrate individual performance skills on 16th note exercises from band book lines 50-55 and 64-68. Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your child practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week and weekend to support their progress.

8th Grade Band:  Students will be asked to demonstrate individual performance skills on GMEA scales, chromatic scale studies, and our new concert music.  Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your child practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week and weekend to support their progress.

this week in band

JANUARY 8 – JANUARY 12

Events this week:                                                                                                                    Monday 1/08 — Jazz Band 4:30-5:45 pm                                                       Mon-Fri 1/08-1/12 — Potluck Supper Performance Sign Up                     Tuesday 1/09 — Flute Choir 8-8:40 am                                                            Thursday 1/11 —  Drum Practice 4:30-5:45

6th Grade Band:  Students will begin with an in-depth warm up and review of all playing fundamentals. They will be asked to demonstrate individual performance of their first 7 notes and all band book exercises on page 10. Please make sure you are seeing your student practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week and weekend to support their progress.

7th Grade Band:   Students will begin with an in-depth warm up and review of all playing fundamentals. They will review band book exercises 24-25-26 and work on all 16th note exercises from lines 50-60. Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your child practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week and weekend to support their progress.

8th Grade Band:  Students will begin with an in-depth warm up and review of all playing fundamentals, There will be a daily review of scales and chromatics, a new set of rhythms charts to incorporate, and new music to read.  Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your child practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week and weekend to support their progress.

IN BAND THIS WEEK

WELCOME BACK! HOPE YOU HAD A WONDERFUL BREAK!

JANUARY 4 – JANUARY 5

Events this week:                                                                                                                     — No Before or After School Practices this week —

Events next week:                                                                                                                    Monday 1/08 — Jazz Band 4:30-5:45 pm                                                       Mon-Fri 1/08-1/12 — Potluck Supper Performance Sign Up                     Tuesday 1/09 — Flute Choir 8-8:40 am                                                              Thursday 1/11 —  Drum Practice 4:30-5:45

6th Grade Band:  Students will do a 2-day warm up and review of all playing fundamentals and band book exercises. Please make sure you are seeing your student practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week and weekend to support their progress.

7th Grade Band:   Students will do a 2-day warm up and review of all playing fundamentals, band book exercises, and start looking at some new music. Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your child practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week and weekend to support their progress.

8th Grade Band:  Students will do a 2-day warm up and review of all playing fundamentals, band book exercises, and start looking at some new music.  Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your child practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week and weekend to support their progress.

this week in band

DECEMBER 11 – DECEMBER 15

Events this week:                                                                                                    Monday 12/11 — Jazz Band 4:30-5:45 pm                                                            Wednesday 12/13 — Fundraiser Delivery!!                                              Thursday 12/14 – Drum Practice 4:30-5:45

Big Congratulations go to Caleigh Williams (8), Jaimon Palmer (8), Madison Jackson (8), Erick De La Torre (8), Julian Squire (8), and Orwin Requeno (7) for their performance at the UGA Middle School Music Festival in Athens last week.  Their concerts were outstanding and Garrett was well-represented by them. Again, congratulations!!

6th Grade Band:  In the band book, students will work on pages 8 and 9 and on several of our holiday songs. Please make sure you are seeing your student practice these most nights of the week and weekend to support their progress.

7th Grade Band:  In the band book, students will review lines 20-30 and learn lines 33-40 working on new time signatures. Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your child practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week and weekend to support their progress.

8th Grade Band:  Students will continue to develop chromatic and sightreading skill this week. Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your child practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week and weekend to support their progress.

this week in band

DECEMBER 4 – DECEMBER 8

Events this week:                                                                                                   Monday 12/04 — Jazz Band 4:30-5:45 pm                                          Tuesday 12/05 — Flute Choir 8-8:40 am                                                                Thursday 12/07 – No Drum Section this week                                           Thu-Sat 12/07-09 UGA Middle School Honor Band in Athens

Events next week:                                                                                                    Monday 12/11 — Jazz Band 4:30-5:45 pm                                          Tuesday 12/12 — Flute Choir 8-8:40 am                                                              Thursday 12/14 – Drum Practice 4:30-5:45

These students are heading to the University of Georgia Middle School Music Festival in Athens on Thursday.  Congratulations              Caleigh Williams (8), Jaimon Palmer (8), Madison Jackson (8), Erick      De La Torre (8), Julian Squire (8), and Orwin Requeno (7)! 

6th Grade Band:  Students will be learning a new warm up series where they will concentrate on tone and breath support. In the band book, students will work on pages 8 and 9. Please make sure you are seeing your student practice these most nights of the week and weekend to support their progress.

7th Grade Band:  Students will add a new set of warm ups broadening their range of key signature warm ups. In the band book, students will review lines 20-26 and learn lines 27-30. Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your child practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week and weekend to support their progress.

8th Grade Band:  Students will add another set of warm ups in a new key and continue chromatic scales exercises. Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your child practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week and weekend to support their progress.

in band this week

NOVEMBER 27 – DECEMBER 1

Events this week:                                                                                                   Monday 11/27 — Jazz Band 4:30-5:45 pm                                          Tuesday 11/28 — Flute Choir 8-8:40 am                                                                Wednesday 11/29 – Fundraiser Turn-In Day!!                                   Thursday 11/30 – Drum Section 4:30-5:45 pm

Events next week:                                                                                                    Monday 12/04 — Jazz Band 4:30-5:45 pm                                          Tuesday 12/05 — Flute Choir 8-8:40 am                                                                Thursday 12/07 – No Drum Section this week                                           Thu-Sat 12/07-09 UGA Middle School Honor Band in Athens

Six of our Garrett students will be attending the University of Georgia Middle School Music Festival in Athens in December.  Big applause goes to  Caleigh Williams (8), Jaimon Palmer (8), Madison Jackson (8), Erick De La Torre (8), Julian Squire (8), and Orwin Requeno (7). 

6th Grade Band:  Students will be learning a new warm up series where they will concentrate on tone and breath support. In the band book, students will work on pages 8 and 9. Please make sure you are seeing your student practice these most nights of the week and weekend to support their progress.

7th Grade Band:  Students will add a new set of warm ups broadening their range of key signature warm ups. In the band book, students will review lines 20-26 and learn lines 27-30. Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your child practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week and weekend to support their progress.

8th Grade Band:  Students will add another set of warm ups in a new key and continue chromatic scales exercises. Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your child practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week and weekend to support their progress.

this week in band

NOVEMBER 13 – NOVEMBER 17

Events this week:                                                                                                       Monday 11/13 — Band Fundraiser Kick-Off!!                                       Monday 11/13 — Jazz Band 4:30-5:45 pm                                                            Tuesday 11/14 — Flute Choir 8:00-8:40                                                                 Thursday 11/16 — 7th Percussion 4:30-6:00

THURSDAY 11/23 – HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

Events next week:                                                                                                    Monday 11/27 — Jazz Band 4:30-5:45 pm                                          Tuesday 11/28 — Flute Choir 8-8:40 am                                                                Wednesday 11/29 – Fundraiser Turn-In Day!!                                   Thursday 11/30 – Drum Section 4:30-6:00 pm

Eight of our Garrett students that have been invited by The University of Georgia Bands to attend the Middle School Music Festival in Athens in December.  Big applause goes to  Caleigh Williams (8), Jaimon Palmer (8), Madison Jackson (8), Erick De La Torre (8), Julian Squire (8), Princess Baka (8), Adrianna Mason (7), and Orwin Requeno (7). 

6th Grade Band:  Students will be learning a new warm up series where they will concentrate on tone and breath support. In the band book, students will work on pages 8 and 9. Please make sure you are seeing your student practice these most nights of the week and weekend to support their progress.

7th Grade Band:  Students will add a new set of warm ups broadening their range of key signature warm ups. In the band book, students will review lines 20-26 and learn lines 27-30. Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your child practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week and weekend to support their progress.

8th Grade Band:  Students will learn their full chromatic scale for their instruments and will add another set of warm ups in a new key. Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your child practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week and weekend to support their progress.

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