Well, weather has affected us again! The music directors of the SWCL have decided that with the last bout of weather to go ahead and cancel the High School Music Festival that was going to be held at Galena. With the busy schedules of all the schools in the league, it is almost impossible to reschedule such a big event. I know that the HS students and I will be disappointed to not perform, but that is how this year has been. I am going to try and schedule a mini preview concert for the HS band sometime at the beginning of April to get at least one performance in before state. Enjoy Spring Break that starts Saturday!
Mar 06 2014
Attached is the Sponsorship Letter for our annual Car Show T-Shirt. We will be accepting sponsorship spots till they are all filled. Please let me know if you have any questions! firstname.lastname@example.org or 417-221-7811
We will go ahead and have the Band Booster meeting tonight. Please be careful if you are going to venture out. Meeting starts at 6:30pm
Mar 02 2014
School is out in Clever on Monday. School messenger is not cooperating with Dr. Henson so help spread the word. Be safe!
Feb 28 2014
Due to the potential storm this weekend, we will not have 6-8th grade Jazz Band practice on Monday. Please be safe this weekend.
Click here: SWCL Music Contest bus schedule 14 HS Galena
Please follow the link for all of the information for the High School SWCL Music Festival. March 8 is the day for the event and we will follow the schedule as posted. All family and friends are encouraged to watch. Please let me know if you have any questions. email@example.com
For those that have kids in the band buddy program, I thank you for allowing them the opportunity to be a part of it. It is great to see the interaction of students in a working environment. With the schedule the way it has been this year with snow days, we have not had many weeks of buddies.
With about two thirds of the older kids starting spring sports next week, it makes it very hard to continue on in the spring.
After spring break I will be setting up times to work with students on SWCL material for the end of April.
Thanks again for all of your support for the kids of the Clever Band program!
Here is a rundown of some of the things happening with the Clever Bands this week:
Tuesday: HS Pep Band — report time is 6:10pm
Thursday: HS Jazz during advisory
Regular Thurs. Band Buddies
Friday: NO 6-8 Jazz (these practices will be moved to Mondays starting next week at 7:00 am)
In the Classroom:
5th grade: 5th grade is on a field trip on Tuesday and will not have band on Wednesday due to an SWCL Music meeting. We will have band on Thursday. There will be Thursday buddies as scheduled and next Monday as well. It has been a little crazy working around the snow days, but these guys are doing well so far. Encourage them to keep practicing at home on the weekends and breaks!
6th grade: These guys are working on two tunes right now for the spring and will be getting a third tune sometime this week. Thursday, the class will be doing assessments on the prepared pieces.
7th/8th grades: These guys are working on two difficult tunes right now for the spring. Thursday, the class will be doing assessments on the prepared pieces.
HS Concert: Only 13 more in class rehearsals before HS SWCL on March 8 at Galena. The Concert band is working on preparing two pieces for SWCL and they will start assessment on Thursday. There are 14 solos and small ensembles that have been working very hard as well.
HS Jazz: The Jazz Band has been working during advisory time to prepare two pieces for SWCL as well.
SWCL March 8 is for HS students only, it is open to the public and I encourage family members to come watch. Solo and small ensembles will be getting feedback to help them improve before Districts which is March 25 at Hollister, MO.
Please let me know if you have any questions, firstname.lastname@example.org or 417-221-7811
There will be no Band Buddies and MS Jazz Band this week due to some shifting of the schedule. We will resume Band Buddies for Thursday next week, there will not be any next Monday since we are out of school.
Feb 10 2014
There will be no Band Booster meeting tonight due to the conditions of the roads, our next meeting will be March 3.