There will still be Jazz Lab Band rehearsal at 8 a.m. Those families that cannot get transportation to rehearsal and must rely on bus service can be excused.
Periods 5, 8, 9 Students need to bring instruments and music for regular rehearsals. There is no 3rd period due to the 1/2 day schedule.
PASTA NIGHT, Sat. Feb. 26th:
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.
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: 5:45 p.m. C Wing Hallway
Student 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 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.
Volunteers: Mr. Barnard will need parent volunteers to help out with student supervision for Pasta Night. We will need 2-3 parents per band to help out with supervision and attendance. These parents will still be able to hear their child perform during the band Showcase. If you are able to help with supervision please email Mr. Barnard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, the BRAVO advisory board will need help with volunteers with the Pasta Dinner fundraiser. If you would like to volunteer please contact Tina Reynolds at email@example.com or Daphanee Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Practice Records: Since Mr. Barnard was out most of last week, students need to turn in Weeks 9 & 10 on Monday, 1/31.
Because of the two snow days we will resume music theory next week!
PERFORMANCE SKILLS TESTING:
6th Graders will be performing the following major scales in Concert Pitch for memory (due the week of Feb. 28th- Mar. 4th): Bb, Eb, F, Ab, C and perform Eb Chromatic Scale not for memory. These scales may be found in the Standards of Excellence Bk 2, pages 42-43.
7th/8th Graders will be performing all 12 major scales through the Circle of 4ths (due the week of Feb. 28th - Mar. 4th).
Jazz Lab Band: Rehearsals on Monday and 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)
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)