Tuba and Euphonium players are invited to participate in an annual tradition called Tuba Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 18th. The day will start in downtown Oak Park as we invade our local merchants and spread music cheer in the morning followed by training down to the Palmer House Hilton in downtown Chicago and participating in the official Tuba Christmas concert which will feature over 400 tuba, euphonium and sousaphone players from all over the Midwest. The concert is at 1:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Students interested in participating in Tuba Christmas will have rehearsals every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. in the band room. More information will soon follow.
Practice Records: Week 1 of our new practice records (Blue Card Stock) is due on Monday, Nov. 29th. Week 13 of the 1st Trimester practice records were due on Monday, Nov. 22nd and will be added towards the 2nd trimester grades.
Music Theory: Wednesday
6th Graders: Alfred Music Theory Book 1, Lessons 6-7
7th/8th Graders: Flat Key Signatures Supplement packet
All music theory assignments are due on Friday, Dec. 3rd.
2nd Trimester Portfolio Assessments:
Tuesday, Jan 11th
2nd Trimester Outside Concert Summaries:
Due by Monday, Feb. 28th
Jazz Ensemble: Rehearsals Tuesday & Thursday at 8 a.m.
Jazz Lab Band: Rehearsal on Friday at 8 a.m.
All students participating in the jazz program will need a Brooks Jazz T-Shirt for performances and may be purchased for $10. Please make checks payable to BRAVO.
Both Jazz Lab Band & Jazz Ensemble will be performing in the BRAVO Holiday Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 14th at GBMS Auditorium. Jazz Lab Band will be giving a preview performance starting at 6:30 p.m. followed by opening up the Holiday Concert at 7 p.m.