We’re in the Home Stretch!

Kudos!
A huge Kudos goes out to the 6th and 7th grade bands for an amazing concert last Wednesday! A special note for the 7th grade band: Paul (lead guitar) from the Trashcan Sinatras says a special thank you for your performance of “All Night” and that it was magical! 🙂

8th/Jazz/Alum Concert Tuesday, May 9th
Our final concert of the year will feature our Jazz band, 8th Grade band, and over 40 ASMS Alumni! The concert will start at 7pm, but students will need to arrive at 5:30 for run-thru and tuning. Alum will join us for a run thru around 6:30. Dress is Jazz uniforms/Concert Uniforms. It is going to be an amazing concert that you won’t want to miss!

Slammer’s Game
Those students that signed up for the Slammer’s performance should report to the stadium at 6pm on the 1st base line. You MUST have your ticket to get in! (Those will be passed out when I receive them this upcoming week)

Promotion – 7th Grade Band
All information for Promotion has been sent home with students Friday/this upcoming Monday. Students need to report to PSHS Gym at 4:15, percussion at 4 pm to set up (we are using PSHS drums). Please have a ride at 6pm for your students outside the main entrance–we cannot wait for students to call for a ride. Students must bring their own instruments to and from PSHS and be dressed in their full concert band uniforms. Absolutely NO electronics will be allowed during the ceremony, as it will be distracting to the 8th graders and their families.

Instrument Summer Use/Return
Any student that is borrowing a SCHOOL-OWNED instrument for home use has received a form for summer sign out (6th and 7th grade). 8th graders and any student NOT using an instrument over the summer were given a paper with dates that their instruments need to be returned to the school by. Please adhere to these dates, as the school will be under construction again this summer immediately after school is out and inventory needs to be completed. If you have any questions, please e-mail me.

That’s all for now…I hope everyone has a wonderful week! 🙂

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Good afternoon Band Parents!  Hopefully all of you are staying dry! 🙂

Band Booster Meeting
Our next Band Booster meeting is tomorrow, Monday, at 6:30 pm at Timber Ridge Middle school.

6TH/7TH Grade Concert

The 6th and 7th grade concert is THIS WEDNESDAY, May 3rd, at 7 pm. Students need to arrive at 5:30 for rehearsal. Full band uniforms should be worn as well. If you need special assisted seating, please let me know. If you are a flute, oboe, or clarinet and have your own folding stand, please have it with you in case we need to use them. Names should be written on both the top and bottom pieces to  prevent getting lost/mixed up. If any parents are willing to help supervise in the gym prior to the concert, I would love to have you there. Please arrive with your students at 5:30pm.

8TH/Jazz/Alumni Concert

The 8th and Jazz concert is Tuesday, May 9th, at 7 pm. Students need to arrive at 5:30 for rehearsal. Full band uniforms should be worn as well. All Jazz Band members should wear their Jazz Band Uniform. If you need special assisted seating, please let me know. We have over 40 alumni that will be joining us for a few songs! It will be an amazing concert you won’t want to miss! If you are a flute, oboe, or clarinet and have your own folding stand, please have it with you in case we need to use them. Names should be written on both the top and bottom pieces to prevent getting lost/mixed up.

PROMOTION – 7th Grade ONLY

7th grade students will begin practicing for promotion during school immediately after our spring concert. Promotion is on Thursday, May 25 at PSHS (in the gym), and students will need to arrive in their seats at 4:15 pm. Percussion should arrive at 4 pm to help with equipment. Students must be picked up at 6pm. More information will be coming home after the concert regarding this.

SLAMMERS GAME:

If you have signed up to play the Slammers Game on May 16th and have NOT received your music via e-mail yet, please let me know as soon as possible! Music must be memorized, and we are doing the “sung” ending (the first one) as the choirs are singing with the bands. Tickets will be passed out in school the week prior to the game.

If you have any questions or comments, please let me know.

Have a great week!

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Good morning band parents,

A few people have come to me saying they are not receiving my weekly updates, even after having received them prior. I am not sure what the issue is, and I will do my best to see if the issue can be resolved. So instead of using our MS Outlook email client, I am sending this through our TAC in hopes that that will reach everyone.

SLAMMERS GAME:

Because of the aforementioned situation, I will accept Slammers orders through the end of the school day today. If you would like to attend but cannot pay on-line, please let me know how many tickets you will need ($2 each, and band members must have a ticket as well) and I will enter it for you. See our band website under the Forms tab for the flyer and more information: https://asband.wordpress.com

6TH/7TH Grade Concert

The 6th and 7th grade concert is NEXT WEDNESDAY, May 3rd, at 7 pm. Students need to arrive at 5:30 for rehearsal. Full band uniforms should be worn as well. If you need special assisted seating, please let me know. If you are a flute, oboe, or clarinet and have your own folding stand, please have it with you in case we need to use them. Names should be written on both the top and bottom pieces to  prevent getting lost/mixed up.

8TH/Jazz/Alumni Concert

The 6th and 7th grade concert is Tuesday, May 9th, at 7 pm. Students need to arrive at 5:30 for rehearsal. Full band uniforms should be worn as well. If you need special assisted seating, please let me know. We have over 40 alumni that will be joining us for a few songs! It will be an amazing concert you won’t want to miss! If you are a flute, oboe, or clarinet and have your own folding stand, please have it with you in case we need to use them. Names should be written on both the top and bottom pieces to prevent getting lost/mixed up.

PROMOTION – 7th Grade ONLY

7th grade students will begin practicing for promotion during school immediately after our spring concert. Promotion is on Thursday, May 25 at PSHS (in the gym), and students will need to arrive in their seats at 4:15 pm. Percussion should arrive at 4 pm to help with equipment. Students must be picked up at 6pm. More information will be coming home after the concert regarding this.

If you have any questions or comments, please let me know.

Have a great week!

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Band “Notes” Week of 04.09.17

**PLEASE NOTE** Even though it is not listed on the schedule, there WILL be a Jazz Band Rehearsal TOMORROW, April 10th.

Band Camp Scholarships
All entries for the band camp scholarships are due NO LATER THAN THIS FRIDAY, April 14th. Please visit https://plainfieldbandboosters.org/scholarship for the application and more information

Joliet Slammers Game
Information was sent home via email for the Joliet Slammers Game taking place on Tuesday, May 16, and can be found under the “Forms” section of this website. Please sign up on-line using the information provided within the form. Deadline to order tickets is April 22nd.

6th and 7th Grade Concert
Wednesday, May 3rd, 7pm.
Students are asked to arrive at 5:30 for tuning and warmups.
Information is posted under the “Forms” tab

8th, Jazz, and Alumni Concert
Tuesday, May 9th, 7pm
Students are asked to arrive at 5:30 for tuning and warmups.
Information is posted under the “Forms” tab

7th Grade Promotion Performance
7th graders will perform the processional and recessional for Promotion on Thursday, May 25th. More information will follow in April. Because this is a ticketed event for the graduates, parents of non-graduates will not be able to stay.

As always, if you have any questions, please e-mail me!

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Happy Spring!

I hope everyone had a most wonderful spring break! We are in the home stretch now, preparing for our last concerts and promotion!

**PLEASE NOTE** Even though it is not listed on the schedule, there WILL be a Jazz Band Rehearsal next Monday, April 10th.

Band Camp Scholarships
All entries for the band camp scholarships are due NO LATER THAN April 14th. Please visit https://plainfieldbandboosters.org/scholarship for the application and more information

Joliet Slammers Game
Information was sent home via email for the Joliet Slammers Game on Tuesday, May 16, and can be found under the “Forms” section of this website. Please sign up on-line using the information provided within the form. Deadline to order tickets is April 22nd.

Percussion Ensemble Rehearsals–7th Grade Percussion ONLY!
On Friday mornings at 7:10, there will be rehearsal in the band room for the Samurai 7th grade percussion ensemble that will be performed at the concert on May 3rd. Please make every effort to attend BOTH rehearsals, on April 7th and April 21st!

6th and 7th Grade Concert
Wednesday, May 3rd, 7pm.
Students are asked to arrive at 5:30 for tuning and warmups.
More info coming next week!

8th, Jazz, and Alumni Concert
Tuesday, May 9th, 7pm
Students are asked to arrive at 5:30 for tuning and warmups.
More info coming next week!

7th Grade Promotion Performance
7th graders will perform the processional and recessional for Promotion on Thursday, May 25th. More information will follow in April. Because this is a ticketed event for the graduates, parents of non-graduates will not be able to stay.

As always, if you have any questions, please e-mail me!

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My apologies if any of you received a post from my other WordPress site–For whatever reason, as I was logged into my other site, it decided to post to ALL of my sites multiple amounts of times. I have since worked out the issue.

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Band Notes This Week!

A HUGE thank you to all those who have extended their generosity and donated shoes! We are finished with our shoe drive now, and have had an overwhelming amount of success from Aux Sable!

Spring break is quickly approaching, and for those of you not travelling, please make sure your student continues to practice–our concert is less than 6 weeks away!! I can’t believe it’s that close already!

6th and 7th Grade Concert
Wednesday, May 3rd, 7pm.
Students are asked to arrive at 5:30 for tuning and warmups.
More info coming in April

8th, Jazz, and Alumni Concert
Tuesday, May 9th, 7pm
Students are asked to arrive at 5:30 for tuning and warmups.
More info coming in April

Band Camp Scholarships
All entries for the band camp scholarships are due NO LATER THAN April 14th. Please visit https://plainfieldbandboosters.org/scholarship for the application and more information

Joliet Slammers Game
Information was sent home via email for the Joliet Slammers Game on Tuesday, May 16, and can be found under the “Forms” section of this website. Please, if possible, sign up on-line using the information provided within the form.

7th Grade Promotion Performance
7th graders will perform the processional and recessional for Promotion on Thursday, May 25th. More information will follow in April. Because this is a ticketed event for the graduates, parents of non-graduates will not be able to stay.

 

I hope all of you have a most wonderful Spring Break! 🙂

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