Congratulations to all of our band students for a fantastic week of concerts and the St. Louis Music Tour this past weekend. We are proud to announce that our combined 7th/8th grade bands received an "Excellent" rating and was placed 2nd overall in the Music in the Parks National Music Festival in St. Louis! Even though we are only 9 days away from the end of the year there is still a lot of information to get out to parents. Please read through this blog for all the information you will need for the remainder of the school year!
Practice Journals: Week 11 is due on Monday, May 21st. This is the last week to collect all practice journals. No practice journals will be collected after May 25th.
Outside Concert Summaries: are due no later than this Friday, May 25th. If you are looking for any last minute concert opportunities there are two concerts this week, Tuesday Orchestra Concert and Thursday Choir Concert. Again, no concert summaries will not be collected after May 25th.
The 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony is next Thursday, May 31st at 7:30 p.m. in the OPRFHS Auditorium. The band program provides a group for this very important district event! The band that performs for this event consist of 6th & 7th grade volunteers from all of our bands. Students will report to the OPRFHS Auditorium (back stage) no later than 6:40 p.m. to set up and get ready for this important performance. The event will finish at approximately 8:45 p.m. Dress for this event is formal but students do not need to wear our standard black and white concert attire.
Students interested in being a part of the graduation band will need to sign up on the Graduation Band List located in the front of the band room! A one time combined rehearsal will happen on Tuesday, May 29th during 3rd & 4th periods. 6th graders will eat lunch at the beginning of 5th period and are encouraged to bring a sack lunch that day.
Congratulations the the Jazz Lab Band & Jazz Ensemble for a successful 2011-2012 school year! Last week wrapped up our rehearsals for the school year. Students interested in auditioning for next year's jazz ensemble should pick up an audition packet from Mr. Barnard before the end of the school year. 6th & 7th graders should hold onto their Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble books for next year.
LAST DAY FOR INSTRUMENTS FOR CLASS:
Tuesday, May 29th due to grade level field trips and our school wide PBIS activity on May 30th & 31st. Students will need to make sure that their band lockers are cleaned out by May 29th.