This semester has flown by fast!!! We've given some great performances and we are looking forward to next semester. Here's some information on what to expect:
Instruments MUST go home
Please take your instrument home on Friday! This needs to be done for several reasons: you need to practice, instruments can't be practiced if they are left in the band hall, you need to practice, you'll miss your instrument if you don't have it, you need to practice, you know you want to start working on all that music you received in class this week, you want to practice, and...you should want to practice.
BONUS!!! Anyone that comes back from break and can play all 12 major scales (Green exercises for percussion) with no mistakes will get a prize!
The final practice report of the semester is due on Thursday. They will resume in January. While we are not requiring you to practice, we really think you should.
Sectionals will resume on Tuesday, January 7. We will follow the schedule below until the start of track season. When track begins, we will make necessary changes.
Flute - Mondays 4-5pm
Oboe - Mondays 4-5pm
Bassoon - Tuesdays 4-5pm
Clarinet - Tuesdays 4-5pm
Saxophone - Wednesdays 4-5pm
Trumpet - Mondays 5-6pm
Horn - Wednesdays 4-5pm
Trombone - Tuesdays 5-6pm
Euphonium - Tuesdays 5-6pm
Tuba - Tuesdays 5-6pm
Percussion - Fridays 4-5pm
On Sunday, January 26, you will have the opportunity to go for free to the Meyerson Symphony Center and hear the Lone Star Wind Orchestra perform. More information will come in Janaury, but prepare to go to this awesome concert!
Our small ensemble recital is Friday, January 31. This is a unique performance because the music is challenging and you perform in small groups. Start working on this music now as we do not spend a lot of class time or sectionals on this; the performance is based on your own preparation. You will also complete a Music History research project for this performance.
Other upcoming performances
Our Mid-Winter Concert is Tuesday, February 11.
Solo and Ensemble is Saturday, March 1.
The band directors of Region 7 are still working out the details, but the All-Region Band Clinic and Concert (that was missed due to the ice storm) will be on Tuesday, January 21. More specific information will be available in January.
We hope you have a great break and a wonderful holiday season! We are looking forward to 2014 and the music we will make. If we haven't mentioned it yet, you only have about a dozen more days of 2013 to practice; make the most of that time!