Jazz band is canceled after school today as I have to attend a band association meeting after school. I apologize for the late notice.
The bands will follow the regular rehearsal schedule next week:
Tuesday, May 4th: Grade 7 Early AM Band
Wednesday, May 5th: Grade 8 Early AM Band and Jazz Band from 3:15-4:15 pm
Thursday, May 6th: Grade 9 Early AM Band
*EWS Band program application forms have been sent to Eliot River, Central Queens and Englewood. If you know of any grade 6 students who are interested in applying to be in the grade 7 band program next year, please let them know that the application form link has been e-mailed to parents by the administration at each elementary school. PDF (printable) copies of the application form are also available.
Thanks and have a great weekend!
- Hi everyone
The band students and I are very excited to share our spring concert with you today. An e-mail with a link to the concert has been sent to you through SAS. Students also have access to the link in their Google Classrooms.
The theme of the concert was TV and Movie Themes, and I know you will recognize most of these classic tunes!
Thank you to Isaac Williams for providing the audio and video recordings and thank you to Eithne Brydon for writing and presenting the introduction to the grade 9 performance of Dark Ride.
Enjoy the show!
Tuesday: Gr. 7 Early morning band
Wednesday: Gr. 8 Early morning band for Woodwinds only, Jazz Band from 3:15-4:15
Thursday: Gr. 9 Early morning band
The grade 7, 8 and 9 band students will be recording a spring concert in the gym on Thursday morning. The concert link will be shared with students, parents and teachers next week.
Students are reminded to bring their band instruments, music, and uniforms on Thursday morning and to come prepared to change into uniforms quickly (wear black pants and white shirts to school if possible).
We aren’t sure exactly how long it will take to record each group, especially with sanitizing in between sessions, so we will call each band to the gym as soon as we are ready for them. The approximate times are listed below.
Approximate Recording Times
7:45-8:45: Grade 9 Band (extra time for set-up)
9:00-9:45: Grade 8 Band
9:45-10:30: Grade 7 Band
10:30-11:15: Jazz Band
Grade 8 percussion class is canceled for today after school.
Grade 8’s will have an introductory percussion session with David MacDonald during EWS Band Day on Friday.
We are headed into a short but busy week for the EWS band students. Students are reminded to bring band instruments and music on Friday. Uniforms are not required. Mr Nabuurs, Mr. Fitzgerald and Mr. MacDonald are really looking forward to working with the students and I hope it will be a fun learning experience for everyone.
Here is our rehearsal schedule for this week:
Tuesday, April 6: Grade 7 Early AM Band
Wednesday, April 7: Grade 8 Early AM Band, Jazz Band from 3:15-4:15pm
Thursday, April 8: Grade 9 Early AM Band
*Extra help after school from 3:15-4:00 pm (Please let Mrs. Peters know in advance if you are staying)
Friday, April 9: EWS Band Day:
Early AM Band for Grade 8 BRASS only
Period 1: Grade 9 Brass workshop
Period 2: Grade 8 Woodwind workshop
Period 3: Grade 9 Woodwind workshop
Period 4: Grade 9 Percussion workshop
Period 5: Grade 8 Percussion workshop
All participants will receive an ice cream treat during the day. Please see Mrs. Peters before Friday if you have any food allergies. Thanks!
Have a safe and fun March Break! See you on Monday, March 22nd 🙂