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    2023-24   Band/Orchestra Performance Schedule                                                                                                            

     

    September 5 Tues/Friday-- 5 min welcome for 6th grade exploratories

    • September 11th-Sept 29 6th grade recruitment begins

    • September 26th 6th grade band/choir/strings beginning week

    • December 5th      CMS Holiday Band Concert 6 pm

    • December 12th     CMS Holiday Strings Concert 6 pm

    • March 9 Dist 1 solo/ensemble festival

    • March 13-14 / 20th  Large Group Festival band/orchestra

    • May 7th  (Tues)      Spring Strings concert (all strings) 6 pm

    • May 14th (Tues)     Spring Band concert (all bands) 6 pm

    • May 15th         Elementary Tour (Adv. Band, Adv. Orch and Choir)

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    • What You Will Need For Music Class:

      • An instrument AND a technique book when required. (see below)

      • A 3 ring binder with plastic protector sheets (for sheet music)

      • a pencil

      • An agenda

    • The expectations of musicianship are:

      • Progression of skills demonstrated by practice and regular skills tests.

      • A commitment to ALL concerts and performances

      • A desire to be EXCELLENT!

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    • Technique Books: 

    • 6th grade band students           “Sound Innovations” book 1

    • 7th grade Intermediate band students     “Sound Innovations” book 1 (continued)/book 2 

    • 8th grade Advanced band students              “Sound Innovations” book 2

    • 6th grade string students          “Sound Innovations” book 1,

    • 7th/8th grade Advanced Orchestra                    “Sound Innovations” book 2

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    • Practice record expectations:  Students should complete a total of 20 minutes of individual practice per school night.  This should be recorded in daily detail and submitted to the instructor each Friday via schoology.

      • Late practice records will be processed according to school late work policy.

    • Performance expectations:  Scheduled concerts are expected and graded as per district policy.  Please make every effort to support our ensembles with your participation. Additionally, an occasional class playing test may be required.