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Instrumental Music Highlights

Ms. Jenna Stamper, Band Director

Music Notes from Ms. Stamper


Students are hard at work preparing for their Spring Concert!  Please be sure to mark your calendars with the date listed below.  

Important Dates:

CONCERT REHEARSAL SCHEDULE: Students must have their instruments at school on the dates below:

ELEMENTARY REHEARSALS:

1. 4th and 5th grade combined strings rehearsal before school: Wednesday 5/17/17

             *  5th grade strings will not meet on Thursday 5/18 before school

             *  4th and 5th grade band meet at normal before school times for rehearsals

2. All 1st grade violin practice: Monday 5/22/17 (During recess)

3. All 2nd grade violin practice: Monday 5/22/17 (During recess)

4. All 3rd grade strings practice: Wednesday 5/24/17 (During recess)

 

SECONDARY REHEARSALS: 

1. 6-8 grade strings and 7th/8th percussion: Meet Monday 5/15/17 during 1st period

2. 6-8 grade band: Meet Tuesday 5/23/17 during 4b/4c

 

SPRING CONCERT: 5/24/17     Strings start at 5:30pm         Band starts at 7:00pm 

Location: High School Gym

Concert Attire for Band:  White shirt, black pants or skirt (All band students in grades 4-8 will wear this every year at their Spring concert.) 

Concert Attire for Strings grades 1-3: Nice Spring outfit (no jeans)

Concert Attire for Strings grades 4-8: White shirt, black pants or skirt (String students will wear this every year for their Spring concert)

LAST DAY OF PULLOUT BAND AND STRINGS LESSONS: Friday 6/2/17

 

Cancelled Ensembles/Lessons:

BEFORE SCHOOL ENSEMBLE CANCELLED ON 5/24/17 (4TH GRADE) & 5/25/17 (5TH GRADE)

Due to the concert we will be canceling before school for band and strings on the day of the concert and the following day.  Enjoy the extra sleep!

 

End of year information:

BEFORE SCHOOL ENSEMBLES STRINGS CLUB AND JAZZ BAND END OF YEAR CELEBRATIONS:

Each year we acknowledge the extra work outside of the school day that students in before school ensembles and after school clubs have done.  We will have snacks and play games on the last day we meet.  Please mark the following dates if your child is involved in one of these groups:

Jazz band club: End of year celebration and last meeting is 5/26/17

4th grade before school band & strings: End of year celebration and last meeting is 5/31/17

5th grade before school band & strings: End of year celebration and last meeting is 6/1/17

1st grade strings club: End of year celebration and last meeting is 6/5/17

 

* Students and families are welcome to send treats if they would like but it is not required.

WHAT TO DO WITH INSTRUMENTS OVER THE SUMMER?:

It is strongly recommended that students who wish to continue with band and/or strings in the 2017/2018 school year keep their instruments over the summer.  Students can take lessons or just play their instruments whenever they would like! 

For families who are moving or need to return or replace an instrument please contact Ms. Stamper for more information on what to do with your instrument.

 

ALL INSTRUMENT NEEDS WILL NEED TO BE DONE BY JUNE 2.  After this date families will work directly with Quinlan & Fabish or their instrument supplier.  Please do not leave instruments at school over the summer.

 

Summer Lessons: 

Interested in continuing lessons over the summer?  Listed in the link provided are contacts or recommended institutions to consider:

Lesson teachers

2016/2017 Year Long Schedules and Resources :

Before and After school Clubs & Ensembles (Meet Weekly all three trimesters):

Start: Week of 9/12/16                                                    End: Week of 5/29/17 (1st grade strings end 6/5)

4th grade before school ensemble: Wednesdays 7:15-8:00 am (Drop off between 7:00-7:15 at HS Gym Lobby)

5th grade before school ensemble: Thursdays 7:15-8:00 am (Drop off between 7:00-7:15 at HS Gym Lobby)

Beginning strings club ( less than 1 year playing the instrument): Mondays 3:10-4:00 (Will get students after school at 3, Parent pick up is at 3911)

Secondary Jazz Band Club: Tuesdays 2:30-3:30pm & Fridays 3:30-4:30pm  

 

Enrollment form:

Band and String Students and Families (Grades 1-5):

Use the link provided to print off the enrollment form and turn in to the Elementary School Main office with the form and fee.  All checks should be made out to St. Benedict Preparatory School.  Please write that the check is for band and/or strings program.

Instrumental Music Enrollment Form

 

Trimester 3 Lesson Schedule:

Lesson Schedule

 

Quinlan & Fabish Website:

qandf.com