Our 9th grade class is large...over 80 students. Nine additional 9th grade percussionists in their class.
All classes are preparing for our Fall Concert (Oct 1st). We hope to see you there supporting your student as they perform for the first time this year!
We have given a lot of information to the students and have pointed out that the band website is LOADED with important information. We have also asked everyone to sign up for the "Remind" text service. We will send important updates and reminders through this service. We also sent an e-mail home with this info.
We are strongly encouraging private study for every instrumentalist. We can bring teachers on campus after school, but we need to provide enough students to create a studio for them that is cost and time efficient (typically 4-8 students per teacher). Currently only about 20% of our program takes lessons. We need to increase this to the 45-50% level soon! Conservatory signups are on this site.
We are also encouraging students to sign up for District Honor Band , and if they feel ready, the GMEA All State Band auditions. We should get around 125 students registered...again, find the link on this site and sign up soon.