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  • Practice Slip Due:

    Items to note this week, October 11 – October 15:

    Items to note this week, October 11 – October 15:

    Practice slips are due Monday – October 11! – 40% of the grade!
    This practice guide should be read by both parents and students! A truly helpful tool for setting goals for musical advancement!

    The October newsletter is available here.

    If you haven’t done so yet, please check to see that your child’s concert clothing fits (Black pants or skirts/dresses, White shirts and Black socks/hosiery and Black shoes). Black pants and shoes will also be worn for the marching band performance at the UI Homecoming parade October 23 (7th/8th marching band).

    There is a new instrument care page that I created on our website. Every woodwind and brass player should check this out!!

    6th grade Band: This band is sounding amazing – it all has to do with the amount of practice they are putting in!!!
    The test piece for this Thursday is the top line on page 37 “Bb major scale”. You will play this scale going up only. I would like it to be no slower than half notes.

    7th and 8th grade Bands: Practice the 6 chorales with corresponding scales, Parade America, Takin’ Care of Business (memorized), Land of the Free, El Toro, WSU Fight Song, March Del Mar, Kitty Hawk March, Honor March & Marche Militaire (8th only). There should be quite a bit of practicing going on at home. Two weeks until our first concert!

    We will also take a test over the “G” concert scale on Thursday this week!

    I have most of the assumption of responsibility forms back but there are a few still out. If you need another, they are located on our website or you can get another from Mr. C on Monday.  All of these forms and information are on our website here.

    7th/8th Jazz Band: The students have three pieces to be working on “I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You”, “Pico De Gallo” & “Do Nothin’ ’til You Hear From Me”. Sound clips are available on our website as well.

    Remember that our first performance is at the WSU Jazz Festival on November 3 during the school day. More information will be coming when I receive it.

    Also, remember that this class starts at 7:30am. Most people are making it on time but there are a few chronically late students. Parents please help them to get out the door. Thanks!

    Jr. All-State (8th grade only): All but one of the recordings have been made and uploaded to the WMEA main server. All we do now is wait for the results.

    Wednesday, November 3 Notification of acceptance/registration information emailed to teachers

    Tuesday, November 30 Early bird postmark deadline of registration forms and all fees for early mailing of music. We will make every effort to mail music prior to December vacations.

    Friday, December 10 Final Postmark deadline for registration forms and all fees ($10 late processing fee per student after this date). Alert: this date will not be extended for any reason, including potential inclement weather.

    Monday, January 3 Mailing of music to teachers/schools begins (for those not meeting early mailing deadline)

    Saturday, February 19Junior All-State in Bellevue

    Every once in awhile I will add a link to the Watch, Listen, Learn portion of our website. This is mostly Youtube stuff so if you don’t want your child to use this program don’t pass it on. However, the links that I post are really inspiring to both younger and older musicians alike. Take a look – Watch, Listen, Learn

    Extra Credit: Check out the events calendar on our website – here.  Your child is able to earn up to 100 extra credit points for attending a concert and typing a critique. Here is the criteria.

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    Upcoming events:

    October 21 – This is our annual March in October Concert featuring the 7th/8th grade marching and concert bands. (7:30pm – LMS gymnasium)

    October 23 – The 7th/8th grade marching band will march in the UI Homecoming Parade in Moscow. (Saturday morning)

    November 3– 7th/8th Jazz Band will perform at the WSU Jazz Festival (school day – Kimbrough Concert Hall)

    Thank you for your support of the LMS Bands!
    Mr. Covill