6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Bands

Welcome to Middle School Band!

In band we will be working on music reading skills, rythmn skills, and an overall understanding of their individual instruments. I strongly encourage instruments to go home on weekends and holidays for practicing. Please make sure instruments return for next band class.
To all woodwind students and parents;our reed supply is limited. Please try to go to your local music store or online to pick up some reeds for your child. The brand we use is Rico Reeds. The size should be 2 1/2 or 3.

Mark the Calendar:

Winter concert is Tuesday, December 12,2017 and the Spring Concert is Monday ,May 14, 2017.  Report time will be 6:30. concert starts at 7:00pm.  Please get ready for the concerts by having your concert clothes ready. You will be required to wear a solid white top, solid black pants, black socks and black dress shoes. No capris, skirts, dresses, shorts, sneakers. this is a concert and the attire should be appropriate. This concert attire will be the same for all concerts throughout the year.

Concert Dress for All Concerts:

White dress shirt or blouse, black dress pants (NO skirts, capris or dresses), black dress shoes, black socks.
Your student will be given a biweekly quiz and a quarterly test. These are primarily performance. They will be quizzed/tested on scales and parts of the songs we are working on. The tests may also have theory worksheets on the terminology that we are using and the reading of music. Your students will also be graded on their participation in class. The participation grade is readiness ( having their instrument), music, attendance and overall participation and attentiveness. Participation in the concerts will also count as a test grade.
If you have any questions about the concerts or schedules, please write to me at dbense@barnegatschools.com.
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