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  • Practice Slip Due:

    Items to note this week, May 16 – May 20:

    Hello LMS Band parents/students:

    Items to note this week, May 16 – May 20:

    Practice slips are due Monday – May 16! – 40% of the grade!

    6th grade Concert Band:
    This week we will work through more pages in the book (31, 32 & 33) and continue working on our music for the concert this Thursday, May19. We won’t have a test this week due to our concert schedule but next week’s test is over #3 on page 38, percussion – Cadence (on the back of the Parade America sheet). Accent on Scales and the solo page should be played every day as well!

    6th grade Jazz Band:
    Practice – “Time to Go”, “Willo’ Wisp” & “Switch-a-Roonie”. We’ll be on the stage on Monday morning for rehearsal! This is the last rehearsal for 6th grade Jazz Band this year. We’ve had an incredible few months and I’m sure the concert this week will be great as well!

    7th grade Concert Band:
    Continue working on Conquista, Equinox, Aladdin, John Williams Trilogy – Your test piece this week will be from the counting sheet. I will let you know on Monday which number specifically, percussion –Wakely’s Warm-up. Parade America & Gitchi, Gitchi Goo should be memorized this week!

    8th grade Concert Band:
    We will have combined rehearsals from 3:00-3:30 with the 7th/8th grade Orchestra on Tuesday, May 24th and Wednesday, May 25th in room 806.

    Continue working on Lord of the Rings, Ashokan Farewell, Concord Overture, Equinox, Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter, Lion King, Rites of Tamburo – Your test piece this week will be from the counting sheet. I will let you know on Monday which number specifically, percussion – Wakely’s Warm-up. Parade America & Gitchi, Gitchi Goo should be memorized this week!

    7th/8th Jazz Band I:
    Work on “Minnie the Moocher”, “Woodchoppers Ball”, “Leap Frog”, “In the Mood”, “Swing Machine” and “Tuxedo Junction”. This is the last week for Jazz Band rehearsals. We’ve had an incredible year and I’m sure the concert this week will be great as well!

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    Extra Credit: Check out the events calendar on our website

    ( http://dev-lms-band.audibleim.com/news/other-events/ ). Your child is able to earn up to 100 extra credit points for attending a concert and typing a critique.

    Here are the criteria – http://dev-lms-band.audibleim.com/extra-credit/

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    Upcoming events:

    May 19 – Spring Concert #1 – 6th grade Concert Band & 6th, 7th, 8th grade Jazz Bands – 7:30pm – LMS Commons

    May 26 – Spring Concert #2 – 7th, 8th grade Concert Bands, 7th/8th grade Orchestra & LMS Full Orchestra – 7:30pm – LMS Gymnasium

    Thank you for your support of the LMS Bands!

    Mr. Covill