Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Is it spring yet??

Boy, I don't know about you, but I am certainly ready to be done with winter!!  Thankfully, it's feeling a bit more like springtime in the music department as we shift into more spring-like activities.

4th Grade Parents:  PARENT RENTAL NIGHT for students interested in starting a band instrument will be held NEXT MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 10.  You should plan to attend EITHER the 5:15pm meeting held at Ossipee Central School OR the 7:00pm meeting held at Crescent Lake School in Wolfeboro.  At this meeting, representatives from Music & Arts in West Falmouth, ME will be available so parents and students can rent instruments, purchase lesson books and supplies, and even have an old/used instrument looked over by a certified instrument repair technician.  Please refer to the 2 notices sent home last month for more information, and find copies of those notices here on the blog on Instrumental Lessons AND Instrument Rentals tabs above.

5-6th Grade Instrumental Parents:  As the 4th graders start their band instruments, "veteran" band students should expect a change in their lesson schedule beginning next Tuesday, March 11.  We will hopefully settle into a new schedule relatively quickly, but thank you all for your patience and flexibility as we work to find a schedule that will fit our program from now until June.  Band students should be hard at work on their band music right now.  We have familiarized ourselves with most of the pieces in our folder, but now comes the real work:  the nitty-gritty, roll-up-our-sleeves kind of work that is required to LEARN the pieces now (instead of cramming for them at the end of April!).  Please make sure you have a reliable practice routine in place at home, especially while we are getting to be in between sports seasons at the moment!

NDS Chorus Members:  The lyric sheet for the spring concert pieces is finally finished and you should have received your paper copy this week.  I have also just linked it to the NDS Chorus Practice Guide tab, too, so if you lose your paper copy, you can find another one there!

Think spring, everyone!  Think spring!!

Mrs. Johnson  :)

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