Mr. Barnard will be out this Wednesday-Friday attending the Illinois Music Educators Conference in Peoria. Mr. Barnard will be performing for the Conferences Opening Concert with the Air National Guard Band of the Midwest/United States Air Force Band of Mid-America on Wednesday evening and representing the USAF Band Program and attending workshops the remainder of the week.
Reminder of our Annual Pasta Night and Music Showcase on Saturday, Feb. 26th. Flyers were passed out last week for family members to make reservations for the dinner seatings if they would like to participate in the family dinner. Remember to make reservations for either the 5:00 p.m. or 7:15 p.m. dinner seatings since the Band Showcase will be in the auditorium at 6:00 p.m. that evening.
Tickets are $8 students, $10 adults and $40 families up to 6 people. Reservations may also be made online by clicking on the link on the upper right hand corner of this blog. More information regarding performances are on the previous posting. Please contact the BRAVO office at 708-524-5621 if you have any questions regarding dinner reservations or volunteering.
Practice Records: Since Mr. Barnard will be out most of the week it has been decided to turn in both Week 9 & Week 10 Practice Records next Monday, 1/31.
Music Theory: Wed./Thurs.
6th Graders: Alfred Music Theory, Bk 1, Lessons 10-12, Activity Worksheets 3-1, 3-2.
7th/8th Graders: Will start a month long unit on the history of Jazz. Students will view an abbreviated video of Ken Burn's JAZZ video on Wed. and Thurs. covering Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and the Swing Period. Students will also listen to recordings from Armstrong, Ellington and Benny Goodman and complete worksheets while watching the video. There will also be an in class listening assignment. Students and families are encouraged to check out the Ken Burns JAZZ link from PBS on the right side of the the blog.
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES: Thurs., Feb. 3rd
This Friday, students will be putting together their materials from all of their classes in preparation of parent teacher conferences next week. Since Mr. Barnard has students from several different teams, families are encouraged to stop by from 1-5 p.m. or 6-8p.m. for a quick conference to go over your child's progress in band if there are any concerns.
Jazz Ensemble: Rehearsal on Tuesday only this week.
Jazz Lab Band: No rehearsal this Friday due to Mr. Barnard being out of town. Next week we will rehearse on Monday 1/31 and Friday 2/4.