School #: 531-299-2020
Practice Assignment- Last Updated on Tuesday, January 7th
REMINDER: Always use a metronome when practicing!
TOTAL PRACTICE TIME = 15-20 minutes
Welcome back from Winter Break! I hope your 2020 is off to a great start!
students will be going on a field trip to the
Holland Performing Arts Center to hear the Omaha Symphony's Concerts for
Youth on Thursday, January 23rd. Students will leave Saddlebrook
around 10:15 and return to the building around 12:45 (students will eat a
late lunch on this day). All students must return the permission slip
that was given out on Tuesday, January 7th. CLICK HERE if you need to download another permission slip.
quarter begins band students are starting on Level 2 in their
Sound Innovations books. Their goal is to complete Level 2 by the end of
3rd quarter. They should be focusing their practice on pages 11
and 12. Students who are looking for a challenge can begin working on
Formative assessments are given on a regular basis during the band class, but writing down your practice minutes on the calendar, having your parent's sign it and returning it on practice check days also serves as a formative assessment. The next practice check day is Friday, January 24th. Remember that the expectation is that band students are practicing around 15 minutes each day, 6 days a week.
Are you having a hard time remembering when to bring your instrument to school? No problem- I can help you with that! If you sign up for the Remind app you will receive a text or email (your choice) the evening before each band class. This really helps most families remember when to bring the instrument to school. CLICK HERE for information on how to sign up for the Remind app.
Feel free to contact me at any time with any questions you have about band at Saddlebrook- my contact information is in the box on the left of this page.