It’s A Great Day!!
I am so excited to be the Apache Band Director for the 2016-2017 school year! I am positive that the band will be doing great things this year.
We will continue working through the Essential Elements of Band book (7th grade is in book two, 8th grade in book three). These books help us to develop the fundamental skills needed to perform music. I encourage the students to use the Essential Elements Interactive website that comes with the book. There are multiple recordings availiable on the website, worksheets, videos, and exercises that will help us grow as a band.
Students will be doing practice logs that are to be signed and turned in every other Monday. Students are required to practice a total of 80 minutes a week and are encourage to practice more than the required time. We will work hard this year to become on band, not 21 or 22 individual perfomers. We can not progress as a group if individuals are not putting their time and effort into the music. By completeing practice logs, we can achieve much more in the band room!
September 15, 2016 – Football Game (8th Grade Band)
September 28, 2016 – Auditions for KSMEA are due
October 6, 2016 – Football Game (7th and 8th Grade Band)
October 13, 2016 – Football Game (7th and 8th Grade Band)
October 31, 2016 – Pet and Spook Parade (8th Grade Band)
November 5, 2016 – KSMEA Concert in Dodge City
November 12, 2016 – Auditions for 5 States in Guymon, OK
December 10, 2016 – 5 State Concert in Guymon, OK
December 13, 2016 – Holiday concert at SMS
February 17, 2017 – Liberal Band Festival at LHS
February 28, 2017 – Pancake Day Parade (8th Grade Band)
March 3, 2017 – MSWAC League Music Festival in Dodge City, KS