I will be at the All-District Band clinic tomorrow with our students who made All-District Band, so I will have a sub in class. Please remind your children about the expectations for a sub when I am gone. Also, because of that, students will not need instruments in class tomorrow. There were also SEVERAL students who did not turn in practice sheets this week. The email to parents will be coming out later today, so, if you don't get one, that's a good thing. Please help your child to get off to a good start this quarter by making sure to turn in their sheets each week. Also see below for specific updates.
We will have Jazz Band on TUESDAY next week at 7:45 am for everyone. They will be playing for the 8th Grade Honor Roll Assembly that morning and we need to do a run through and move equipment to the gym. Students should wear polos to school but can bring something to change into if they don't want to wear it all day. After that, we will have Jazz Ensemble on Thursday morning at 7:45.
Deposits for Carowinds are due by February 7 (next Friday.) The deposit is $30, total cost is $80. Permission forms will be coming home soon. Rehearsals after school begin on February 13. Students should be picked up each Monday and Thursday at 5 pm. Any eighth grade students who can attend are strongly encouraged to do so, and I'm offering extra practice time to eighth graders as an incentive.
We are continuing to work in our book and take notes for the notebook. Students should have notebooks each day in class, and the first check for the quarter will be coming up soon. Also, 6th and 7th grade will be having Theory Day next Friday, February 7. They will not need instruments that day, but will need paper, pencil and notebooks.