Volunteers: Mr. Barnard is looking for parents to help supervise our 6th grade band for the Band Showcase. We will need parent volunteers available at 5:30 p.m. to approximatley 6:30 p.m. to help supervise before the performance and make sure that instruments are packed up and put away after the performance. You will still be able to hear your child perform their portion of the concert. If you are able to help with supervision please email Mr. Barnard at email@example.com.
Also, the BRAVO advisory board will need help with volunteers with the Pasta Dinner fundraiser. If you would like to volunteer please contact our BRAVO Secretrary, Daphanee Lewis, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Families, do not forget to make reservations for the Pasta Dinner fundraiser for the Annual BRAVO Pasta Night and Music Showcase. All band families that would like to participate should make reservations for either the 5:00 p.m. or 7:15 p.m. seatings since the Band Showcase is at 6:00 p.m. The 5:00 p.m. seating will feature small ensembles from our Symphonic Band and the 7:15 p.m. seating will feature our Jazz Ensemble. To make reservations online click on the link on the upper right side of the band blog. All dinner reservations must be made in advance.
The Band Showcase will feature our 6th grade bands, Concert Band and Symphonic Band in the auditorium. We are encouraging all band members and their families to stay for the band showcase to help support our students. The report times for these ensembles will be the following:
6th Grade Bands: 5:30 p.m. D110
Concert Band: 5:45 p.m. D105
Symphonic Band: 6:00 p.m. C Wing Hallway
Students need to leave valuables with a family member (i.e. cell phones, electronic devices, purses, etc.). Only coats and instrument cases should be left in the warm up areas.
Boys: White button down dress shirt, black solid necktie, black dress pants, black dress shoes.
Girls: White blouse top w/sleeves, black dress pants or black skirt that is knee length, black dress shoes.
Jazz Ensemble members will discuss if we will be changing into our Brooks Jazz T-Shirts.
2nd Trimester Outside Concert Summaries: Students don't forget to turn in your Outside Concert Observation forms w/parent signature and attached program or ticket stub no later than March 1st. If students have not attended any event to accomplish this requirement may use the following during Pasta Night.
4:00 p.m. Orchestra Showcase
5:00 p.m. Symphonic Band Small Ensembles (for students not performing).
6:15 p.m. Choral Showcase or Jazz Ensemble (for students not performing).
Outside Concert Observation forms may be printed from this blog by clicking on the link just under the Pasta Night Ticket reservation link.
Practice Records: Week 12 is due on Monday
6th Graders: In preparation for our upcoming performance, Music Theory will be postponed until after Feb. 26th. Students should complete and turn in any late work for 1/2 credit.
7th/8th Graders: Wed. will finish up the Ken Burns JAZZ: Bebop and complete activity worksheet and turn in at the end of class. Students will also have a listening activity worksheet due during the class period.
PERFORMANCE SKILLS TESTING:
Mr. Barnard did not take into effect that ISAT Testing is the last week of 2nd trimester. Therefore, all scale testing will take place the week of March 8th (beginning of 3rd trimester). All 7th/8th graders that have not taken care of their previous performance assessments during sectionals due to attendance must need to accomplish them no later than this Friday, 2/18.
Jazz Lab Band: Friday this week 8:00-8:50 a.m.
Jazz Ensemble: Rehearsals on Tuesday and Thursday 8:00-8:50 a.m.
Jazz Ensemble performance for Black History Month Assemblies (2/24) added rehearsal on
Tuesday 2/22 after school until 4:30 p.m.
Jazz Ensemble performance for Pasta Night @ 7:15 p.m. (2/26)
Jazz Ensemble performance for the D97 Art Show at OPRFHS @ 6:00 p.m. (3/9)
JAZZ NIGHT w/ Rob Parton Big Band (both Jazz Lab and Jazz Ensemble) @ 7 p.m. (4/8)
PING Fundraiser @ Fitzgeralds (Jazz Ensemble) Sunday (4/17) Time TBA