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Phone #: 402-659-2618 
School #: 402-933-3915

Saddlebrook Band Announcements

The Omaha Public Schools will be on Winter Break December 25th - January 8th. School will resume on Tuesday, January 9th.

CONGRATULATIONS to all the band students on a very fine performance on the Saddlebrook Winter Program! The student's hard work was evident considering they have only been playing their instruments for three and a half months! THANK YOU to all the parents/guardians and other family members who attended the program to support all of the musicians at Saddlebrook! It is my hope that each band student will find an appropriate place (like a gathering of family or friends) over Winter Break to perform some of the tunes we played on the Winter Program... 

Practice is an essential component to building any skill. Learning to play a band instrument is no exception. Beginning band students should be practicing about 10-15 minutes a day (total of about 60-80 minutes per week). Students should keep track of their practice time on the band calendar. 

Are you confused about what day your child should bring their instrument to school for band lessons? Trust me- you are not the only one! To help students and parents remember to bring their instruments on the correct days I will be using the Remind app this year. Please see the letter in the SADDLEBROOK BAND DOCUMENTS section at the bottom of this page for instructions on how to sign up for this email/text message reminder service. Signing up is completely voluntary but may be a great way to help you and your child plan more efficiently for band lesson days.

Feel free to contact me at any time with any questions you have about band lessons.

-Mr. Cosby

Saddlebrook Band Schedule

Band lessons today
Start Date/Time:
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
End Date/Time:
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Recurring Event:
Recurring Event Every 1 week(s) on Tuesday until 12/19/2017 (total 4 events)
Normal Priority
Owned by Cosby On Thursday, November 9, 2017

Saddlebrook Band Documents

 Title Description
Band Registration FormDownloadPlease fill out this form and return it to school if your child wants to play a band instrument at Saddlebrook.
Overview of Band LessonsDownloadThis document outlines the basic concepts that are taught in the elementary band program at Saddlebrook.
Band Calendar- January/FebruaryDownloadThis calendar will help students remember when to bring their instrument to school for band lessons. Please post this calendar in your home to help your child remember! Students will also keep track of their practice time on this calendar.
Information about REMINDDownloadThis letter explains all the details you need to know to use the REMIND app to receive email or text message reminders about band lesson days.
The Principal's Own Achievement ProgramDownloadThis document explains the achievement program and how students move forward in rank as they learn more skills on their instruments. There are also bonus achievements that can be learned (outlined on the 2nd page).
Rank Advancement ChartDownloadThis is the chart students will use to keep track of their rank advancements and bonus achievements for the Principal's Own Achievement Program.
1st Quarter Band NotesDownloadThis letter is to keep parents/guardians informed about band lessons. Information about conferences and the Winter Program is included in this letter.
Folk Song Medley- slower versionDownload 
Folk Song Medley- faster versionDownload 
Good King Wenceslas- slower versionDownload 
Good King Wenceslas- faster versionDownload 
Jolly Old St. Nick- slower versionDownload 
Jolly Old St. Nick- faster versionDownload