Mr. Danridge, our student teacher, had his last day with us on Friday, Mar. 11th. He will be going on to finish his student teaching at Currie High School. We wish Mr. D the best and will miss having him around!
BRAVO PREVIEW: is on Tuesday, 3/15 in the morning for 5th grade students in our feeder schools. The jazz ensemble and all 6th grade band students will be a part of this event, performing in the auditorium. Students will miss only their 1st period classes on that day.
BROOKS JAZZ NIGHT: Friday April 8th
Just right around the corner will be our annual Brooks Jazz Night, featuring our Jazz Lab Band, Jazz Ensemble and guest artists' Rob Parton and the Rob Parton Big Band at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 students 16/under and $8 for adults and can be purchased online. There is a link on the upper right hand side of the band blog.
All of our jazz students will be involved in some clinics starting at 3 p.m. with Rob Parton and some of members of the Rob Parton Big Band. More information on these clinicians will be available soon. The clinics will conclude at 5 p.m. and a pizza dinner will be available for our jazz students so they do not need to rush home between the clinics and the concert.
Practice Records: Week 2 of our 3rd Trimester Practice Records are due on Monday 3/14. Students do not need to fill out Week 1.
6th Graders: Alfred Essentials of Music Theory, Bk 1, Lessons 14-16, Worksheet 4-1 due by Friday, 3/14.
7th/8th Graders: will need to have their band instruments with them all week. Rhythm worksheets will be passed out throughout the week and will need to be completed and turned in no later than Friday, 3/14. Concert Band: Rhythm Worksheet 19, Symphonic Band: Rhythm Worksheet 23.
Tuesday: Rehearsal 8:00 - 8:50 a.m. in auditorium, BRAVO Preview performance in
Thursday: Rehearsal 8:00 - 8:50 a.m. in D110
Jazz Lab Band:
Friday, rehearsal 8:00 - 8:50 a.m. in D110
Oak Park Middle School Jazz Camp: Dates are now set for Aug. 1st - 6th @ Julian M.S. with Mr. Kanwischer & Mr. Barnard. Information pamphlets should be available soon!