5th Grade Band
Student Participation is Crucial - Please Save these Dates!
All Dates for the 2017-2018 School Year:
** BAND RECRUITMENT DAY **
Thursday, October 17, 2017 – High School Auditorium
During School Hours, Students Are Bussed to the High School
** BAND SIGN-UP NIGHT **
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 – Luther Elementary School
3:15 -7:00 - Open House Format
Brief Informational Meetings will be held at either: 3:30 or at 6:00 pm, both students and parents should attempt to attend one of the informational meetings if possible.
A Spanish Speaking Interpreter will be available from 5:30-6:30 pm as well.
General Beginning Band Information:
Band will be introduced to the 2017-2018 Fifth Grade Students on October 17, 2017 in the High School Auditorium. After students see the presentation, they have the opportunity to try playing each of the band instruments one-on-one with Mrs. Gary. Next, all interested students are invited to come to the Band Sign-Up Night with their parents (dates and times listed above).
** BAND PARENT NIGHT **
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 – 6:30 pm, High School Auditorium
The 5th Grade Band Parent Night gives students a chance to showcase what they have learned in their first few weeks of lessons. Valuable information including helpful practicing tips, practice/concert expectations, descriptions of other music department events (fundraisers, field trips), and more is explained to parents. This is the first opportunity students from each elementary school have to sit on stage together as a "full-band."
** POPS CONCERT **
Sunday, February 18, 2018 – 2:00 pm, High School Gymnasium
At the 5-12th grade POPS Concert, students perform several “popular music” selections which can include music from movies, famous pop songs arranged for band, and more. This is the only concert that features all band students district-wide on one "stage," and students perform several pieces all together. This fundraiser concert has a $3 per person admission fee, a HUGE basket raffle, and tasty refreshments for sale.
Each Elementary School Hosts an
** ANNUAL ART NIGHT EVENT **
(Students only participate at their own school’s event)
Luther: Thursday, March 8, 2018 (Arts Festival)
Barrie: Thursday, March 15, 2018 (Art & Learning Fair)
Rockwell: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 (Arts Festival)
Purdy: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 (Arts Festival)
** 5th GRADE BAND & ORCHESTRA COMBINED CONCERT **
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 – 6:30 pm, High School Auditorium
This combined 5th grade band/orchestra concert is a wonderful showcase of the progress students have made since starting their instruments earlier in the year. Students have the opportunity to participate in small group solos, and several combined pieces are performed. Student attendance at this concert is very important. Students love this final concert of the year!