Items to note this week, February 22 – February 25:
HelloÂ LMSÂ Band parents/students:
Items to noteÂ thisÂ week,Â February 22 â€“ February 25:
Practice slipsÂ are dueÂ Tuesday â€“ February 22!Â – 40% of the grade!
This practice guide should be read by both parents and students!Â A truly helpful tool for setting goals for musical advancement!
Excellent Job to all Junior All-State students who performed at theÂ MENC All-Northwest Conference in Bellevue this past weekend!Â You all sounded SPECTACULAR!!!Â A huge thank you to the parents for getting their children there for the full day of rehearsals and the culminating concert in the evening.Â I was so proud of these kids!!
6th grade Band:
We will continue working toward our March 15 concert goal.Â Practice all of the pieces and work your own personal â€œtoughâ€ spots, itâ€™s different for everyone.Â We will work through pages 24-27 this week so practice every night!Â There wonâ€™t be a test piece this week, however keep up the practice on page 43!Â Also, always keep working through page 37, Accent on Scales and the solo page!
Pieces to keep in your folder for a performance in the spring: “First Concert March”, “March of the Spartans”, “Eagle Summit March”, â€œIntensityâ€ & â€œAffirmationâ€. â€œWhen the Saints Go..â€ is new so try really hard to work on the fingerings and rhythms to make it sound great fast!Â Try working as far ahead in your book as you can get.Â Remember to always play with a good tone andÂ great rhythm!!!Â Also, work on â€œDonaÂ Nobis Pacemâ€ and â€œHighland Marchâ€ both used for small group playing.Â Try to get together with friends and play through them for family and friends.
6th grade Jazz Band will start Monday, February 28 at 7:30am.Â This band is open to all 6th grade band students and will meet on Mondays and Fridays to get ready for our concert on May 19.Â Percussionists wanting to join must have a set of brushes.Â Please do not purchase the â€œSteve Gaddâ€ model brushes.Â
7th and 8th grade Bands:
7th â€“ Continue working onÂ Windemere Overture, Aladdin, Seasons of Change, Miniature Overture, Talons of Fire,Â FireburstÂ Fanfare, The Great American Frontier â€“ You have other music already and we will continue to work on those pieces as well.Â There wonâ€™t be a test piece on Thursday.Â Start working through all of your scales with a flatted 3rd and 7th our harmonic minor scales.
8th â€“Â Continue working on Canadian Trilogy, Themes from Harry Potter, Rites of Tamburo, Forest Brook Overture, The Impossible Machine â€“ You have other music already and we will continue to work on those pieces.Â There wonâ€™t be a test piece on Thursday.Â Start working through all of your scales with a flatted 3rd and 7th our harmonic minor scales.
7th/8th Jazz Band I and II:Â The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival is on Thursday this week!Â You all will sound awesome if you focus.Â I am very confident that the judges will enjoy your performance!Â If you need to take a look at the itinerary that was sent home last week or if you need to print another assumption of responsibility form please visit http://dev-lms-band.audibleim.com/ and click on the pdf above our logo.
Extra Credit:Â Check out the events calendar on our website
( http://dev-lms-band.audibleim.com/news/other-events/Â ).Â Your child is able to earn up to 100 extra credit points for attending a concert and typing a critique.Â
Here are the criteria – http://dev-lms-band.audibleim.com/extra-credit/Â
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February 23 â€“ Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival â€“ Jazz Band 2 â€“ Wednesday â€“ bus leavesÂ LMS at 7am!
February 24 â€“ Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival â€“ Jazz Bands 1 & 2 â€“ Thursday – bus leavesÂ LMS at 11:30am!
March 15 â€“Â LMS Almost Spring Concert â€“ 6th Concert Band & 7th/8th Jazz Band 1 & 2 â€“ 7:30pm, Commons
March 17 â€“Â SEWMEA Large Group Festival â€“ 7th & 8th Concert Bands & 7th/8th Full Orchestra â€“Â LMS Clarkston, school day
Thank you for your support of theÂ LMS Bands!Â