WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5th-NOVEMBER 9th
– GET OUT AND SELL FRUIT! PACKETS ARE NOW DUE NOVEMBER 16th!!! SEE INFORMATION
– 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
– 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
– 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 PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER.
December 7th – Pullout for ALL band students during 4B – Winter Concert Dress Rehearsal in
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)