Welcome Back to School!

We are excited to begin the 2019-2020 school year and we hope all of our musicians are as well!

As you prepare for the first week, here are a few reminders:

  • Attention 6th Grade Band Students! Have you registered for this year’s “Band-a-Palooza”?
    At Palooza, you’ll rehearse with other 6th grade band students, participate in a masterclass on your instrument, play in a small ensemble, play team building games, and get to know the Jr. High with a building scavenger hunt, eating lunch in the cafeteria, and “locker practice”! We’ll end our day with an “ice cream social” for you and your family.
    Band-a-palooza is open to all “incoming 6th grade” band students with one year of playing experience (beginning band in 5th grade).
    Parents, there is no cost to participate, but please register your band student here:
    Questions? Email Miss Anderson.
  • Band students will need their instruments for their first scheduled band class! 7th & 8th Grade Bands meet on days 1 & 3 of the rotation, 6th Grade Band meets on days 2 & 4 of the rotation. IMPORTANT: Tuesday, September 3 is the first student day but will NOT count as a regular day in the rotation! That means 7th and 8th graders will need to bring instruments on WEDNESDAY (9/4) and 6th graders will need to bring their instruments on THURSDAY (9/5). Please check to make sure you have all necessary supplies– working reeds, valve oil, etc… and that your instrument is in good working order. If you need to have the repair technician take a look, you can drop your instrument off with Miss Anderson on Thursday, August 22.
  • Attention Jazz Musicians (or ASPIRING jazz musicians!): Jazz Band auditions will held the week of September 9-13. There is a Jazz Audition Workshop on Friday, September 6. We’ll go over the audition process and work on the audition materials. This workshop is optional. You can find all of the audition materials on the Jazz page of this website. Good luck as you begin your audition preparations!
  • All musicians and parents: please check out the BJH Music Events calendar! This is the most accurate listing of scheduled music events. Please note that not ALL events involve ALL music students!   🙂  

We look forward to seeing everyone soon! 

-Miss Anderson and Mrs. Tarleton

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