Last week's performances were so much fun and everyone did a great job! It is incredible to think of how much you have learned since the end of August. Now we are looking to next semester and how much more you can learn by the end of the school year. 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, and...you should want to practice.
BONUS!!! We have rocket launchers! The student in each class that can play the most mini scales (found on Steps) when we return in January will earn rocket launcher (or large candy bar; your choice). Percussionists can compete by working on Two to the 8th Power. The percussionist that can play this at BPM=116 with no mistakes will earn the 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.
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!
Solo and Ensemble is Saturday, March 1.
Our Mid-Term Concert is Thursday, March 6. Due to some scheduling conflicts, the date of this concert may have to be moved to Tuesday, March 4.
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!