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5th grade BAND & ORCHESTRA

 
 

Valentine Elementary School

5th Grade Band 2017-2018


Welcome to the new school year! I am excited to invite all new and returning students who love to sing to come join band! Our main goals for band this year will be:


  • Play and perform with joy!
  • Promote excellent musicianship and instrumental sound
  • Extend our abilities to read music
  • Reach out to the community to share our gifts
  • Meet new and old friends, and most importantly, have FUN!

Rehearsals

Every Thursday & Friday

3:00 – 3:50 PM

Room 405 – At HMS


First Rehearsal will be on Thursday, September 14, 2017


Registration

Registration form (see attached above) must be signed by both student and parent. Forms are due by September 21, 2017. Forms may be turned in to Dr. Mc D or the School Office.


Attendance and Expectations

Students are welcome to attend the first rehearsal without registering. Band is a big commitment, and I want the students to have an idea what they are signing up for. They are committing to come to band, on time, every Thursday AND Friday whenever school is in session. If your child is well enough to be at school, then he or she is expected to attend band practice. Multiple unexcused absences or tardiness may result in dismissal from band or exclusion from performances. If your child is going to miss rehearsal, please email me in advance with your child’s name, grade level, school (Valentine or Carver), and reason for the absence. I will do my best to keep you updated on band activities.


Performances

Bands will perform in the Holiday Program in December, the Spring Concert, as well as other school-wide events throughout the year. As soon as concert dates are set, you will be notified.



If you have any questions, the best way to reach me is by email. Looking forward to meeting you!


Sincerely,

Dr. Mc Daniel

Music Director, SMUSD Elementary, HMS

bmcdaniel@smusd.us

 

Valentine Elementary School

5th Grade Orchestra 2017-2018

 

Welcome to the new school year! I am excited to invite all new and returning students who love music to come join orchestra! Our main goals for orchestra this year will be:

 

  • Play and perform with joy!
  • Promote excellent musicianship and instrumental sound
  • Extend our abilities to read music
  • Reach out to the community to share our gifts
  • Meet new and old friends, and most importantly, have FUN!

 

 

Rehearsals

Every Tuesday & Thursday

2:10 – 3:00 PM

Room 405 – At HMS

 

First Rehearsal will be on Tuesday, September 12, 2017

 

Registration

Registration form (see attached) must be signed by both student and parent. Forms are due by September 19, 2017. Forms may be turned in to Mr. Folsom or the School Office.

 

Attendance and Expectations

Students are welcome to attend the first rehearsal without registering. Orchestra is a big commitment, and I want the students to have an idea what they are signing up for. They are committing to come to orchestra on time every Tuesday AND Thursday whenever school is in session. If your child is well enough to be at school, then he or she is expected to attend orchestra practice. Multiple unexcused absences or tardiness may result in dismissal from orchestra or exclusion from performances. If your child is going to miss rehearsal, please email me in advance with your child’s name, grade level, school (Valentine or Carver), and reason for the absence. I will do my best to keep you updated on orchestra activities.

 

Performances

Orchestras will perform in the Holiday Program in December, the Spring Concert, as well as other school-wide events throughout the year. As soon as concert dates are set, you will be notified.

 

 

If you have any questions, the best way to reach me is by email. Looking forward to meeting you!

 

Sincerely,

Mr. Folsom

Music Director, SMUSD Elementary, HMS

rfolsom@smusd.us