JMS Statesmen Band Weekly Update 10-29-18

JMS Statesmen Band Weekly Update 10-29-18


What's Happening This Week
• Mentoring Mondays: 4:15-5:30pm
• Monday: Dinner Ticket Voucher Money Turn In, AM/at lunch in commons
• Daily Practice in Band Room: 9:05-9:25am
• Weekly Tests: Due by Thursday/Friday (see below)
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Spaghetti Dinner Sales!
Students received ticket vouchers on Thursday/Friday this past week. Turn in days for monies collected (or to check out more tickets) are:
- Monday, Oct 29, Monday, Nov 5
*Turn in to table in commons before school and during lunch. Do NOT turn in money to front office!
*Prices are $5 per ticket (pre-sale), $8 at the door. Ticket vouchers unsold MUST be returned to

Spaghetti Dinner – Sign Ups
Donations: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B054BADAF2DA6FA7-spaghetti
Volunteering: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b054badaf2da6fa7-jmsband
**Many spots open!**
**Donations can be turned in to the band room (we will have a donation bucket). If you are donating anything, please make sure you make contact with our donations chairs: Dorothy Dearborn (Dinner supplies and donations - dearborn.family5@gmail.com), Pia Lord/Dawn Close (Silent Auction - familyofclose@gmail.com, pialord@gmail.com)

**New** Facebook Closed Group for Current Members and Parents/Guardians
We now have a closed Facebook group for all members and parents/sguardians to join to stay updated on sign ups, events, etc.
The link is: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1913544635350504

Band Wish List for Band Store
Student have been earning music money for various achievements. With this music money, band students can buy items from our band store. We are looking to supply our store with donated items. If you’re out shopping and happen to see something fun to send it, please consider donating:
1. Anything fun kids would like that is school appropriate (fun accessories, toys, candy, etc)
2. Gift card of various amounts ($5 is great!)
3. Music supplies: Music stands, valve oil, drum sticks, mallets, percussion bags, reeds, music folders, metronomes, note name flash cards, music games/Sudoku, etc.
Donations can be brought in to the band room to Ms. Kinion at any time.

Band Assignments & Tests
Students should be practicing the following at home DAILY. Our motto is “Amateurs practice until they get it right, professionals practice until they can’t get it wrong!”
Tuner apps: TE Tuner, Tuneable
Beginning Band
Tune using a tuner, 16 count rhythmic warm up, Fourth Study, New Note Study, Song Set #1-2, Fifth Study, Rhythm Unit 1: 35-end, Test: Any material listed above
Symphonic/Concert Band
All scales and chromatic scale, Rhythm Unit 4, Articulation/Technical Exercises from Book, All Music for Spaghetti Dinner: Regal Fanfare and March, Creepy Crawlies, Jurassic Park, The Buglers, New music for winter concert! Test will be on music.
Jazz Band
Bb and F Blues Scales, Improvisation in Bb & F (practice track available on youtube or JMS Jazz Band page on website), All Music for Spaghetti Dinner: Handclap, Jammin with Charlie:, My Dinner with Ronald. Test will be on music.
**Please have your child play through their assignments at home for you so you can monitor their practice!**

Middle School Conference Night – Nov 1st
Due to the MIHS Band Concert the same evening, Ms. Kinion will be unavailable for conferences. If you would like to conference, please contact the front office to make arrangements.


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Upcoming Dates
• Mondays: Band Mentoring 4:15-5:30pm @ JMS
• Spaghetti Dinner Ticket Voucher Money Turn in Days: Monday, Oct 29, Monday, Nov 5, Wednesday, Nov 7
• November 7: Spaghetti Dinner @ JMS
• November 8: All County Concert Band Audition
• November 15: All County Jazz Band Auditions
• December 11: JMS Band Winter Concert @ MIHS