In addition to the weekly band lessons, we will be holding fifth grade full band rehearsals in the Senior High School Band Room on Tuesday afternoons from 3:15-4:15. These rehearsals will be held every week school is in session starting Tuesday, November 6, 2018 and continuing through Tuesday, May 7, 2019. We are all very excited to get the full band together in one room and see what it sounds like!
These rehearsals are very important to the students’ musical development as we teach many concepts that are not covered in the weekly lessons. In the after school full band rehearsals we combine all the students to prepare for our concerts. Therefore, it is absolutely necessary for the students enrolled in the fifth grade band program to attend all of the rehearsals. Please try to avoid after school appointments on Tuesdays as the students miss a significant amount of material when they are gone. Wrestling coaches will instruct students also involved in wrestling to attend band on Tuesdays and wrestling the other days.
Transportation to the high school and to home will be provided by the school district. Buses will leave Schiesher before the regular dismissal time and take the students from Schiesher to the Senior High School for the 3:15 rehearsal. Two Fifth Grade Band buses will take the students to appropriate neighborhood bus stops after rehearsal. The bus service after the rehearsals will also include those students who normally walk to Schiesher. They will be bused to appropriate intersections near their home in the Schiesher area. If your child goes somewhere other than your home address after school (after-school care, Grandparents house, etc…) please contact me as soon as possible so I can set up an appropriate route. Parents have the option of picking up the students after rehearsal as this will be a faster way home. The two activity buses do take some time due to the large routes.
The Fifth Grade Band will present their first Concert on Wednesday, December 19th at 6:30 p.m. at Schiesher. We will be doing a combined concert with the Schiesher choruses. Invite all the relatives and bring your video cameras for this entertaining first performance!