WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5th-NOVEMBER 9th

– GET OUT AND SELL FRUIT! PACKETS ARE NOW DUE NOVEMBER 16th!!! SEE INFORMATION
FROM BOOSTERS!

– CSO BRASS QUINTET IS IN RESIDENCE ON THURSDAY DURING 1B OF THIS WEEK! ALL
BAND STUDENTS WILL BE PULLED OUT UNLESS THEY NOTIFY SMITH OF NEED TO STAY IN
ACADEMIC CLASS.

– STUDENTS SHOULD BE LISTENING TO THE PROFESSIONAL ALL-STATE SOLO
RECORDINGS… LINK IS AVAILABLE ON THE HOMEPAGE OF WWW.BANDLINK.ORG AND
POSTED IN GOOGLE CLASSROOM.

– STUDENTS SHOULD BE PRACTICING ALL-STATE REQUIREMENTS AND WINTER CONCERT
MUSIC ON A REGULAR BASIS. PLAYING TESTS WILL BE ASSIGNED SOON FOR 2ND
QUARTER.

– CHAIR PLACEMENT AUDITIONS WILL BE DURING THE LAST WEEK OF NOVEMBER (AFTER
THANKSGIVING BREAK) DURING REGULAR BAND CLASS. THE AUDITIONS WILL SERVE AS
A MOCK AUDITION FOR REGION BAND AUDITIONS AND ALSO AS A PRELIMINARY CHAIR
PLACEMENT FOR THE SPRING. REGION BAND AUDITION RESULTS WILL ALTER THE CHAIRS
AS WELL AND SERVE AS A SECOND CHAIR PLACEMENT AUDITION.
UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS

November 26th-30th – Chair Placement Audition/Mock Region Band Audition pullouts during
class (Region Band Audition Requirements)

November 26th – Symphony Brass (Trumpets and Trombones ONLY) Sectional – 3:45-4:45)
MANDATORY FOR A GRADE FOR SYMPHONY TRUMPETS AND TROMBONES

December 1st – Chamber Music Performances at JICP (6:30-8:00pm) MANDATORY FOR A
GRADE FOR CHAMBER STUDENTS

December 7th – Pullout for ALL band students during 4B – Winter Concert Dress Rehearsal in
RMMT

December 7th – Afterschool Rehearsal/Winter Concert (Dinner will be provided)

December 10th-14th – Region Band Audition Help Sessions Afterschool (Signups will be posted
at the beginning of December)

December 12th – All-State Clarinet Masterclass with Joseph Eller (USC Professor of Clarinet)
from 5:00-7:00pm. EXTRA CREDIT for Clarinetists/Bass Clarinetists.

December 14th – Convocation Performance During School

December 19th-21st – SMITH TO MIDWEST CLINIC IN CHICAGO (Sub will be present)

Thank you for the Volunteer Chaperones that have signed up for the Chamber
Music Performances at The Festival of Lights!