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Note: This is only for the Beginning Band students/parents. This info is not for Intermediate Band, Concert Band or Jazz Band.

 

 


INTRO TO BEGINNING BAND.doc



 

BEGINNING BAND PACKET I PASSED OUT AT ORIENTATION OR FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

-includes info, band events, band fees, grades:

NEW- BB- calendar, fees, info beginning of the year.doc



Beginning Band Parent letter that will be sent home AFTER all evaluations
are complete and each student has been 'fitted' to an instrument:

letter to beg band parent after evals1.doc




IF YOU WANT TO BE IN BAND---- CHOOSE BAND AS YOUR #1 ELECTIVE!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Joining the Band Program is very simple. Either the student currently plays a band instrument or they do not. If the student does play an instrument, and did not go through my beginning band classes, then the student will need to audition for the Intermediate Band, advanced Concert Band and/or Jazz Band. If the student does not play a band instrument, then please take a moment to read the information below. Band starts at the beginning of the school year and all the students progress, at different speeds, through my system of teaching. At the start of the year I will evaluate all beginners and then offer my recommendations for instrument placement.  

 

   


 
*Required Instruments- Each student is responsible for making arrangements for getting an instrument. The bigger instruments will be provided by the school band. Below is a list of the band instruments that will be available through the Music Store. I hand picked these particular brands because they are very dependable for producing a great sound. These instruments should last through high school. If your family owns an instrument, please let me look at it to see if it needs any repairs, and to make sure it will blend with the other instruments. Listed with the brand is the other supplies that each student will need. Thank you.

 
Please click on the "INSTRUMENT BRANDS I REQUIRE" TAB FOR A LIST.
 
 
*I know this seems overwhelming. But, each student is starting from the beginning and most of the financial obligations are during this first year. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
 
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Band is one of many Electives. By "electing" to sign up for BAND, the student & parent commit to being at all rehearsals, performances, and/or scheduled events. There are State Standards that each band student is responsible for in the Band Class. All performances are a part of these standards / band curriculum and their attendance is needed.The Yellow Jacket Band Program participates in many events during the school day and several events throughout the year which take place during after school hours. Please be aware of this commitment when you sign up for Band.

 
 
 To be eligible for high school band, the student must complete the junior high band program, which include 2-3 years of experience. Due to the progressive "building block" curriculum, a student must be signed up for beginning band at the start of the school year. It is nearly impossible for a student, who has never played a band instrument in junior high, to be chosen for high school band. They simply do not have the experience needed for that level of performance. Every year is a building block upon the previous year. Your student must take advantage of this opportunity now! They cannot wait!