Thursday, January 18, 2018

NTI Day 1

Hi band families,

I hope everyone is doing well.  I'm just touching base about NTI for band today.  I will call or text the students I usually have on Thursday with specific instructions.  If your child normally has band on a day when we do an NTI then, their assignment for me is to practice for 15 minutes and log it in the practice log in the front of their book.  If your child doesn't have their instrument at home, they can work on instead and either email me their result or print them off.

If your child doesn't have band today, practice is optional, but I will give double band bucks for anyone who practices on the snow days, so even if it isn't you child's day, I still encourage them to practice 15 minutes.

1st years are working on the following lines out of the book: 26, 29, 30, 34.

2nd years are working on Cousin Louie (sheet music), number 56, and Banana Boat Song on pg 21.

Take care and happy practicing!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017


The band concert is tonight at 7 PM in the GCHS PAC.  Students need to be there at 6:30 PM and wear all black.  

There will not be after school practice Today or Wednesday.

Central will not have in school band Wednesday.

We will be back on regular schedule next week.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Concert and Practice information

The Elementary Band Concert is Tuesday, December 5th at 7PM in the GCHS PAC.  Students need to be there at 6:30 PM and wear all black.

There is an extra after school band practice for 1st years on Friday, 12/1 from 3:30-4:20 Pm at GCMS.

There is an extra after school practice for 2nd years on Monday, 12/4 from 3:30-4:20 PM at GCMS.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Band Concert

Winter Concert

The Graves County Elementary Band Winter Concert will be Tuesday, December 5th at 7 PM at the GCHS Performing Arts Center.  Students need to meet in the high school band room at 6:30 PM. (Park on the back side of the high school and enter through the large double doors.)

Students will need to wear ALL BLACK DRESS CLOTHES.  If you are not able to provide your child with black clothes, please let me know ASAP, so I can get them some.  We will not have after school band the day of the concert.  I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at the concert!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Concert Information

Students are working to prepare music for the Winter Concert on December 5th.

1st year students: songs 15-19, 22-24,27

2nd year students: Jingle Bells, Jolly Old St. Nick, and We Three Kings

Friday, October 27, 2017

No after school band on Hallooween

We will not have 1st year after school band on Halloween.  Wingo will still have in school band.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Auction time

We've had a really good week with band so far.  Most of the kiddos remembered their instruments which is hard after a break.  If your child is having a hard time remembering on their day, try having them set a reminder on their device (if they have one), or on your phone.

Next week I will be bringing some small prizes to in school practice that they can buy with their band bucks.  I will also auction off a few bigger prizes at after school band next week.  I will do this several times this year, so if they don't have enough yet, they can just keep saving.

When they practice at home, have them write their practice minutes down on the chart in their book; this will earn them 5 bucks for every 15 minutes. I tried to pass out note flash cards to all first years this week.  Doing flash cards can count as practice minutes too.

I'm really enjoying working with these students this year.  Please keep encouraging them to practice and to bring their instruments on the correct day.

Have a great weekend!