D97 Instrumental Music Festival, Wed., Oct 19th at 7:00 p.m., OPRFHS Auditorium. This is a required event for all band students (Cadet, Concert, Symphonic and Wind Ensemble. Permission slips will be out very soon since we will need to take bus transportation for rehearsals with the Julian Middle School bands. If there is an important family conflict, parents must notify Mr. Barnard at least two weeks in advance of any performance and students will need to complete an alternative assignment no later than a week after any event. Parents may notify Mr. Barnard via email at email@example.com or with a written note with phone # for verification. It is very important that all students participate at these performances since we have been spending weeks preparing this music.
Boys: White button down dress shirt, black dress pants, black dress shoes, solid black neck tie.
Girls: White blouse top that covers shoulders, black dress pants, black dress shoes.
No jeans, t-shirts or gym shoes.
IMEA District I Auditions, Sat. Oct. 1st, Bryan Middle School, Elmhurst
Students that are registered to audition for the IMEA District I Jr. Honors Band, Choir, Orchestra, Jazz groups will receive information on Monday with their audition times and information about bus transportation to and from Oak Park. Parents that wish to take and/or pick up their student from the auditions must notify Mr. Barnard in writing in advance.
Any student that would like to come for help during their lunch period or after school should talk to Mr. Barnard to get a lunch pass or check for availability. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday after school Mr. Barnard can be available.
Audition results should be found out within the following week.
Portfolio Assessments: 1st trimester portfolio assessments will be accomplished this week for all band students. 6th graders will have portfolio assessments this Wednesday, 9/28 in class and all 7th/8th graders will have portfolio assessments throughout the week during their scheduled band sectional. A copy of the scoring guide on the portfolio assessments can be found towards the back of the Band Handbook.
Practice Record Journals (Due every Monday)
Week 5 Due Monday, 9/26
All students, 6th-8th grade are now aiming for 150 minutes a week for an A on the practice record.
Students need to have the Practice Record (outside cover) Practice Journal and Weekly Assignments and Goals filled out for full credit. Parents need to sign two signatures, one on the outside cover and one in the Weekly Assignments and Goals is required for credit.
Practice records that are not turned in on time do receive a 10 point penalty each day it is late and will not receive credit if it is not turned in within the week. Make sure that both the cover as well as the assignments and goals page are signed to receive credit.
Music Theory: (Wed.)
6th Graders: treble/bass clef notation supplement
7th/8th Graders: 16th notes/rests supplement
All students need to have their required Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory Book in order to complete this assignment in class. If students use their class time wisely, they will not have music theory homework. Students will need to show Mr. Barnard their completed work in class or by the next class day in order to be received on time. A late penalty of 10 points per day will be assessed to any late assignment.
STUDENT DATA FORMS/HANDBOOK CONTRACT & VIDEO PERMISSION SLIPS:
Thank you to all the students that have already turned in their Student Data sheets and Handbook Contract/Video Permission slips. Please check powerschool to see if you do have these forms marked as turned in. You should see a green check mark which will indicate that Mr. Barnard has received it and is on file.
Both forms are very important in order to have the most up to date information on contact information, instrument information and parental permission to use educational video clips as part of the band curriculum, per D97's video usage policy made last school year.
If you need a copy of any of these forms please contact Mr. Barnard for a new form.
Order forms for the "Brooks Jazz T-Shirts" will go out this week. All students in the jazz program will wear these t-shirts for jazz performances throughout the school year.
Jazz Ensemble (7th/8th Graders):
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. rehearsal
Thursday 8:00 a.m. rehearsal
Jazz Lab Band:
Friday: 8:00 a.m. rehearsal
All students that want to participate will need to have a signed permission slip in order to participate.
All jazz students, 6th-8th grade, will need to have the Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble book which will be used all three years of their jazz experience at brooks.
If students or families have any questions or concerns please contact Mr. Barnard at firstname.lastname@example.org.