Remember not to forget to order your tickets for this year's Brooks Jazz Night, hosted by BRAVO!, on Friday, April 8th @ 7:00 p.m. in the GBMS Auditorium. Tickets are $5 students 16 yrs./under and $8 adults and can be purchased online through the band blog or by calling the BRAVO! Hotline at 708-524-5621.
This event is featuring our very own Brooks Jazz Lab Band and Jazz Ensemble with guest artists, Rob Parton and the Rob Parton Big Band. The day's events will start at 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. with free clinics from members of the Rob Parton Big Band: Rob Parton & Roger Ingram (trumpets), Mark Colby (saxophones), Tom Garling (Trombones) and Bob Rummage (Drumset/Rhythm Section). These clinics were made available through grants from E.K. Blessing, Jupiter Band Instruments, Conn-Selmer, Inc., Yamaha, and Music & Arts Center.
Music & Arts Center will also have an instrument display set up for students and their families to try out intermediate and professional level instruments in our Commons from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity for those students that are continuing through high school. There will be representatives there to help out and answer any questions families may have about these instruments.
Parent Volunteers: Thank you to all those parents that have offered to volunteer for this event! If there are any parents that would like to help out please contact Mr. Barnard at firstname.lastname@example.org
Practice Records: Week 4 is due on Monday 4/4. Week 5 Practice Records will also be collected as extra credit. Even though we are coming on spring break, students need to remember that our jazz concert is the following week and the spring repertoire list is much more demanding with marching band with the 7/8 graders.
6th Graders: Alfred Book 1: Unit 4 Ear Training and Unit 4 Review from Alfred Music Theory Bk 1.
7th/8th Graders: No music theory due to our marching band schedule.
6th graders just finished up their scale testing and will receive this week material for our next performance assessment. Both of these assessments, along with other performance assessments will be used for band placements for the 2011-2012 school year.
All 7th/8th graders should of completed both their scale test and performance assessment prior to Spring Break. Any student that has not accomplished either assessment will need to make this up and can schedule a time after school on Mondays or Wednesdays. All performance assessments for 2010/2011 school year will be used as part of the overall assessments for next school year's band placements for the our 7th grade band students.
Jazz Lab Band:
Monday & Friday rehearsals 8:00 - 8:50 a.m.
Tuesday & Thursday rehearsals 8:00 - 8:50 a.m.
Brooks Jazz Night, Friday!
All jazz students are encouraged to wear their Brooks Jazz T-Shirts during the day!
2:45 p.m. All jazz ensemble members will need to report to the auditorium with instruments and music for a rehearsal clinic with Rob Parton, and other clinicians.
3:30 p.m. All Jazz Lab Band members will quietly come into the auditorium to watch the rest of the Jazz Ensemble clinic.
4:00 p.m. All jazz students will break into section specific clinics in the following rooms.
Trumpet Clinic w/ Rob Parton & Roger Ingram (Room D110)
Trombone Clinic w/Tom Garling (Room C105)
Saxophone Clinic w/ Mark Colby (Room D105)
Rhythm Section Clinic with Bob Rummage (Auditorium)
5:00 p.m. Dinner Break in the Commons
5:30 p.m. Music & Arts will have an instrument display with step up and professional model instruments for students to try out. All students need to have an adult with them if they would like to try out any instruments.
6:30 p.m. All jazz students report to D110 to warm up/tune up.
7:00 p.m. Concert starts with Jazz Lab Band followed by the Jazz Ensemble. All students and their families are encouraged to stick around and watch the Rob Parton Big Band perform on the second half of the concert. Members of the Jazz Ensemble will perform with the Rob Parton Big Band during the second half of the concert.