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  • Practice Slip Due:

    Items to note this week, December 6 – December 10:

    Items to note this week, December 6 – December 10:

    Practice slips are due Monday – December 6! – 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! 

    Congratulations to the 7th/8th grade Jazz band for your excellent performance for the annual Kiwanis Pancake breakfast on Saturday!  You all are awesome!!!

    6th grade Band:   (FYI – Our first concert is on Tuesday, December 14)
    Try working as far ahead in your book as you can get.  Remember to always play with a good tone and great rhythm!!! There is a real nice solo on page 34 in your book that you should start working on.
    Pieces to practice: “First Concert March”, “Holiday Sampler”, “March of the Spartans”, “Eagle Summit March”, “Intensity” & “Affirmation”.
    You will play the first four listed above for the winter concert on Tuesday, December 14.  Be sure to have black and white concert clothing.

    7th and 8th grade Bands:  Both bands will get new music this week.  Keep working on the pieces for the winter concert as well!
    7th – Parade of the Tin Soldiers, Fireburst Fanfare, The Great American Frontier, Christmas Canon
    8th – Cantique De Noel, Forest Brook Overture, The Impossible Machine & Caribbean Christmas

    7th/8th Jazz Band I:  The students have four pieces to be working on “I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You”, “Pico De Gallo”, “Do Nothin’ ’til You Hear From Me”, “Heat Miser”, “Jingle Bells”, “Angels We’ve Heard” & “Drum Boogie”.  Sound clips are available on our website for most of the pieces as well.
    We will perform “Heat Miser” & “Angels We’ve Heard” on the winter concert.
    John Clayton will visit our class on Thursday, December 16, 7:30am and work with our group for an hour.  This is an incredible honor. – read about him here – http://www.johnclaytonjazz.com/

    7th/8th Jazz Band II:  The students should be working on these pieces – “Steam Shuffle”, “Discover the Blues”, “Tricky Sticks” & “One Eyed Jack”.

    Extra Credit: Check out the events calendar on our website – calendar
    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:

    December 14 – Winter Band Concert – All LMS Bands (first one for 6th grade!) – 7:30pm, LMS Gymnasium

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