Concert and Symphonic Band - August 12, 2022

We had a fantastic first three days of school and are so excited about this school year! Our band kids are the best!

 

Band Parent Meeting


All band families should plan on attending the Band Parent Meeting on Tuesday August 16th. The meeting will begin at 6:30pm and will be held in a virtual format. We will email the link to you on Tuesday August 16th. Prior to the meeting, please review the 2022-2023 Band Handbook.

 

Symphonic Band Sectionals


Students in Symphonic Band will begin their weekly sectional rehearsals the week of August 15. Click here to learn more about sectionals.


The Symphonic Band Sectional Schedule is as follows:

Monday AM (7:30-8:15) - Oboes

Tuesday AM (7:30-8:15) - Flutes

Wednesday PM (3:55-4:40) - Trumpets and French Horns

Thursday AM (7:30-8:15) - Clarinets and Bass Clarinets

Thursday PM (3:55-4:40) - Trombones, Euphoniums, and Tubas

Friday AM (7:30-8:15) - Alto, Tenor, and Bari Saxophones

Percussion will receive their sectional date and time when Ms. Magee returns (next week)

 

Concert Band Sectionals


Students in Concert Band will begin their weekly sectional rehearsals the week of August 22. Mr. Jenson will send communication with the schedule next week. Click here to learn more about sectionals.


 

Private Lessons

We highly recommend all students in Symphonic and Concert Band sign up for private lessons, even if you were not enrolled last year. Private lessons are a great way to progress on your instrument with the assistance of a master teacher who plays that same instrument. While tutoring in a core class might only be to catch up or erase deficits in the learning process, private lessons are for everyone. Typically, the top musicians in the band program are ones that are in private lessons!

This is the time to sign up. Our teachers are in high demand and teach across several different campuses and districts. Lesson times are first come first serve, so sign up ASAP. You can sign up by reaching out to the lesson teachers directly via email, which can be found at our website HERE. You can also email Mr. Jenson at jensonm@friscoisd.org.

If you were enrolled in lessons last year, make sure you reach out to your lesson teacher to get on their schedule for this year.


 

Supplies


Most of our Concert and Symphonic Band students have all of their correct supplies for class. If your student does not, please refer to the following:

https://www.pearsonband.com/supplies All supplies can be ordered online through Williamson Music 1st, at any local music store, or even Amazon.

 

Upcoming events

(Click here to view the Pearson Band Calendar)


Tuesday August 16 - Band Parent Meeting (virtual - link will be sent on 8/16)

Thursday August 25 - Band Family Picnic

Thursday September 1 - All Region Masterclass (required for Symphonic Band, optional for Concert Band)

Friday September 9 - Middle School night with the Reedy High School Band and Frisco High School Band

Monday October 3 - Performance at the 8th Grade Football Game

Thursday October 6 - Band Movie Night

Friday October 14 - All Region Masterclass (required for Symphonic Band, optional for Concert Band)

Wednesday October 26 - Band Fall Concert


Conflict with an event? Email Mrs. Black at blackmj@friscoisd.org




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