ALL 5th/6th students need to bring this half-sheets of staff paper to class T/Th this week, as we will be writing short songs in class. If you don't have those half-sheets, you may struggle. Bring your required materials to make making music much much merrier! :)
REMEMBER that the past FIVE WEEKS worth of Practice Times are due THIS Monday, December 17, and are for 25 points! Students should have a grand total of 375 minutes to earn all 25 points.
Points earned will be based on the number of points practiced (using a comparitive cross-multiply-and-divide equation N/375 = ?/25 where we solve for ? by: N * 25 / 375 = ?, then round to the nearest whole number). For example, if Suzy Q practiced 250 minutes, her score is calculated as follows:
250 * 25 = 6250
6250 / 375 = 16.66
Suzy's score will be 17/25
Please remember to turn them in monday! Thanks, and have a great weekend!
Well, it’s that time of year again. . .
Time for the 5TH AND 6TH BANDS AND CHOIRS WINTER CONCERT!!!!! This note is just a friendly reminder that this year’s Winter Concert is Wednesday, December 12, with a start time of 7:00pm, and that all 5th and 6th grade students are required to attend as part of both their Band and Chorus/Music grades. This year’s Winter Concert should be a lot of fun, and I hope you are looking forward to it as much as your students and I are. The following information is important, with some new and some review, including a reminder on attire and call time information.
Call times are important to get the groups’ voices and instruments warmed up, thinking about the concert, and focused. It is also a time for last-minute reminders, announcements, etc. It is important that ALL students are on-time, in the room, and ready to go at these times to help the evening run smooth and keep everyone organized and focused. Call times to warm up, with students meeting in the band/chorus room upstairs, will be as follows:
6:10 – 6th Grade Band
6:20 – 5th Grade Band
6:30 – 6th Grade Chorus
6:40 – 5th Grade Chorus
6:55 – All in seats
7:00 – Concert Begins!
And, as was sent home in the August letter with the concert date on it, the concert attire is as follows: 1. A solid Red, Black, or White shirt (NO stripes, patterns, etc, please). 2. Good pants (no rips, holes, tears, please) and 3. Good shoes. If acquiring any of these has been or will be a problem, please see Ms. Simmons immediately.
Thank you so much for taking the time to review this information. I think it is safe to say that your students are excited to show off what we have been taking time to work on for you, and I hope you are just as excited to see and hear what they can do. If there is ever any question or concern about anything relating to the concert, please do not hesitate to contact me via the information below. Thanks again, and I’ll see you Wednesday, December 12, at 7:00pm, for the 2012 Winter Concert!
Benjamin A Schweizer
5 – 12 Bands and Choirs Teacher
Cuba CUSD #3
MHS Phone: (309)785-5023 x1214
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Mr. Schweizer will be at the MHS for conferences both tonight and tomorrow. If you would like to meet with me during this time, come see me in the MHS gym tonight, or in my classroom in that building tomorrow. I would love to see some parents and/or students in this time!
CONGRATULATIONS to the following 5th and 6th grade students selected to perform with the 2012 Illinois Music Educators Association All-District Festival Elementary Chorus on November 3, 2012, at Western Illinois University!
More information about transportation, dress code, and schedules will be out to each of these students VERY soon! Congratulations again!
Just a reminder to all 5th and 6th grade parents/students wanting to be a part of the 2012 IMEA All-District Elementary Chorus on Saturday, November 3, that Permission Forms are due THIS THURSDAY (9/27)
Selection takes place around October 1, once all nominations are in, and I will inform students and parents of who has been chosen from Cuba to attend just as soon as I know. Students will need nice clothes for the concert on November 3. This is a great experience, especially for those talented young singers wanting to audition for choirs and other music opportunities later on.
TODAY from 4:00 - 6:00pm, a Music Shoppe rep will be with Mr. S in the GS cafeteria! Come sign up for band, get started on the instrument rental/purchase process, order all your necessary materials, and get set for a great experience in BAND! Hope to see lots of students here!
If any student/parent is interested in purchasing a trumpet, Beth Simpson is selling her Conn Ltd. silver plated trumpet (very good horn) for $375 (VERY good deal!). She can be reached at email@example.com or (309)789-6759. This is a great trumpet, one that would be good for any 5-12 band student to have! See pics below.
ALL Permission Forms are due BY August 28!!! These are for ALL 5th/6th students, whether interested in band or not!