Important Reminders for the Week of June 5, 2017
- Concert Band and Wind Ensemble will begin their Playing Tests on Wednesday and Friday of this week. We will start with the Major Scale portion of the Final. Students are expected to play all 12 Major Scales using the pattern for All-District Auditions. They are to play a minimum of one octave at the District Tempo. Extra Credit will be given for additional octaves played without error. The second part of the Final Exam, the prepared pieces, will be performed during the scheduled exam block during the last week of school. All students are required to attend class during their assigned exam block.
- Percussion Class will take the first part of their Final Exam on Thursday of this week. They will play the snare solo, “Downfall of Paris”. The second part of the Final will be taken during their scheduled exam block. The second part of the exam consists of the mallet etude, “Sonatina.”
- Reminder…Friday is the deadline to submit paperwork and deposits for the 2017-18 Royal Brigade Marching Band. Only those students who have turned in their forms will be guaranteed a spot in the show for this fall. We have to send final numbers to the drill writer by the 9th in order to have the drill in time for Band Camp.
- On Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 6:00 PM, The Commonwealth Winds (an adult Wind Ensemble made up of High School and Middle School Band Directors, College Professors, and Freelance Musicians from the Richmond Area…including Mr. and Mrs. Leonard) will present a concert at Glen Allen High School in Henrico County. Admission is FREE. Any student who attends the concert will receive 20 extra credit points on his/her Final Exam. Students will need to get a program signed by Mr. Leonard at the concert and turn it in on Monday, the 12th.
Have a Great Week!! If you have any questions about upcoming events, please email me at CourtlandBD@gmail.com.