Remington Middle School - Band - Introduction
School Band Introduction
2011-2012 School Year
Band Students and Parents:
Welcome to a new and exciting
year in the Franklin music program. I am looking forward to meeting each and
every one of you. I would like to take this time to explain our band program
and my expectations for the students. At the Remington Middle School
there will be two bands, the Concert Band and the Symphony Band.
The Concert Band is a band whose primary focus will be refining the basic
skills of the young musicians. This band is for students who have played for one year or who would like to learn a new instrument this year. The Symphony Band is for the
more advanced students who have played previously. Both of the bands will
rehearse every other day in the twelve day cycle during X Period. The Concert
Band will rehearse on the even cycle days and the Symphony Band will rehearse
on days the odd cycle days. In addition to these regularly scheduled band
rehearsals, the students will have sectional rehearsals, (small group lessons
organized by the instrument type). These rehearsals will be held during class
time on a pull-out basis. Students will be excused from one class per week to attend
the sectional rehearsals. This scheduled on a rotating basis so that the
students will not miss the same class each week.
All of this hard work and
commitment during rehearsals will contribute to the success of two
concerts during the school year. This year due to budget cuts the concerts will be held during the school day. These concerts will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will be approximately one hour in length. The dates of these concerts can be found on the band calendar page of this website. Performances are very positive experiences which
give students the chance to display their talents.
It is important to be prepared
for all rehearsals to create the best environment for learning. A commitment to
daily practice outside of school will help to create this environment Students
should practice two hours per week outside of their band rehearsals and
lessons. Each student should strive to be the best musician they can be.
Please review the enclosed
calendar and syllabus then sign and return the contract by Wednesday, September 14th. I am excited to be a part of the Franklin Band
Program and I look forward to a great year ahead. May the year be filled with
Director of Music Franklin
October 24, 2011
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