Band News for Oct. 29

The grade 9 band students represented East Wiltshire in a very positive way this afternoon during their workshop with Dr. Dale Lonis at Bluefield! He used all kinds of interesting techniques to inspire them to perform at a higher level. Ask your child to tell you what they learned if you get a chance!


Tomorrow night is concert night! The students and I are really looking forward to sharing some of the music we have been working on together since September.

All band students are responsible for bringing their own instruments and music to the concert at Bluefield, so instruments must go home with students at the end of the day.

Parents of band students who have an extra instrument that they keep at home for practicing (tubas, baritones, French horns and bari sax) are reminded that these students should bring their home instruments to the concert. Students should also bring their mouthpieces as we don’t have any spares for some instruments. Thank you for your help with this!

The white long sleeved t-shirts for the band uniforms arrived today. These will be distributed to grade 7 students (and grade 8’s and 9’s who ordered new sizes) tomorrow. Students should already have their band vests, and they are asked to wear black pants and dark shoes and socks to complete the uniform.

Students are asked to arrive at Bluefield for the concert by 6:30. The concert will begin at 7:00 and we expect it to be about an hour and 15 minutes long. Students are asked to please stay until the end of the concert to hear our hosts perform if at all possible!

I look forward to seeing all of you tomorrow night at Bluefield!