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  • Practice Slip Due:

    Items to note this week, May 2 – May 6:

    Hello LMS Band parents/students:

    Items to note this week, May 2 – May 6:

    Practice slips are due Monday – May 2! – 40% of the grade!

    6th grade Concert Band:
    This week we will work through more pages in the book and start working on more music for our next concert in May. Each section will receive another piece kind of like Dona Nobis Pacem to practice. This week’s test is over #1 on page 38, percussion – Wakely’s Warm-up. You will receive two new pieces this week which will be played for the Lentil Parade before school starts in the fall. Parade America & Gitchi, Gitchi Goo! Accent on Scales and the solo page should be played too!

    6th grade Jazz Band:
    Practice “Switch-a-Roonie”, “Willo’ Wisp”, “Time to Go” and “Leap Frog”.

    7th grade Concert Band:
    Continue working on 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. You will receive two new pieces this week which will be played for the Lentil Parade before school starts in the fall. Parade America & Gitchi, Gitchi Goo!

    8th grade Concert Band:
    Continue working on 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. You will receive two new pieces this week which will be played for the Lentil Parade before school starts in the fall. Parade America & Gitchi, Gitchi Goo! You will also sight read selections from Ashokan Farewell and possibly Lord of the Rings music.

    7th/8th Jazz Band I:
    Work on “Woodchoppers Ball”, “Leap Frog”, “In the Mood”, “Swing Machine” and “Tuxedo Junction”. I will see about more of the older swing style charts. Great job everyone!!

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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/

    Follow us! Keep up to date on what’s happening with the LMS Bands – Facebook and Twitter are mainly tools for parents to use to keep up with us while on the go! We’ve done it! We have over 100 likes on Facebook. Please let people know about our page for information pertaining to the program and let’s try to get to 200 likes.

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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