HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! BLUE FLYER #56 January 2019

Happy New Year!

Here is to a new and exciting year! In 2019 we hope to keep the momentum we started with our AMAZING Christmas Concert. The students did an outstanding job and we look forward to our concert in February at Cleveland State University and our Adjudicated Events in March! We need to make sure everyone stays up to date with all things Band so check out the Charms Calendar often!

What's coming up!

Log in to Charms and visit the calendar for specific details
Log in to Charms and visit the calendar for specific details

Remember to always check the website and Charms. Other forms of communication will happen to help remind you of upcoming events (and volunteer opportunities). The Charms Calendar is a great start! We also have Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Remind!


Want to improve your musicianship?

In downtown Grafton next to the Grafton-Midview Public Library there will be the Grafton Center of Musical Arts! They are having a "Meet the Teachers" Open House on Saturday September 29 from 9am-noon. This place is going to be awesome! Students of all ages can take private or group lessons AND they will have an opportunity to work with a qualified music on their instrument! Do you or your ensemble need to prepare for Solo and Ensemble Contest? Go here and get the instruction needed for musical success! Do you want to be a major in music in college? You MUST take private lessons NOW! Sign up with the Grafton Center of Musical Arts and begin your individual lessons today!

Private lessons are so essential for a musician. When they get one on one instruction they enjoy music performance more and have a better understanding of a quality performance. Click HERE to see the Benefits of Private Lessons (thanks to BandDirectorsTalkShop.com)

Pep Band

Hey Blue! The Marching Blue is never done! We must be ready for Basketball season! Every student is required to perform at 4 Pep Band events (each performance is 25 points). These 4 performances will be posted in the 3rd Grading Quarter. Students are to arrive at 6:30 in the Band room (however, you must sign up via Google Form).

On a side note, students are coming to Pep Band without music and it is evident that they do not have all of the music memorized correctly. PLEASE be prepared and have all of the music with you (either on your phone or in your flip-folio) when you come to Pep Band performances!

Smart Music

SmartMusic assignments are due on Fridays (Log in to SmartMusic to see specific dates). The expectation is to practice for 70 minutes over 7 days (SmartMusic records this automatically), you will need to do a scale, sight reading (you can only do 1 attempt on the sight reading assignment), and score an 80% or higher on the literature assignment. If for some reason you are not getting an 80% by the due date, submit your best percent and Mr. B will go in and listen to it. The minor issue of computer assessments is that it can be super accurate or it might not be so accurate. If Mr. B notices a low percent that is turned in, he will check it out right away. Remember, the percentage you get is NOT your actual grade. For example, an 80% in your concert literature is considered an A on your report card. If there are any questions, please email Mr. B.

You have until January 23 to have all Smart Music assignments completed or you get zeros! Please be responsible and get these done!

The Expectation

It is expected that all students practice 70 minutes a week. Smart Music records the amount of time you practice. Also, the Directors can recognize if a student is progressing properly or not. The expectation is that students must prepare their part at home so we can improve our ensemble sound in class. If you are learning your part in class, you truly are not contributing the way you are required. Let's push our amazing talents forward and prepare your parts at home!!!!

Solo and Ensemble Contest is coming!

For those who have signed up for either OMEA or Lorain County's (LoCo) Solo and Ensemble Contest should be practicing their solo EVERY day!

Know the Schedule!

Always know what's going on by looking at the Charms Calendar!

Midview Marketplace

Buy, and sell gently used Midview Band stuff! Check it OUT!

Band Handbook

The "Blue Book" has everything else that is needed to know about the program. Grading, Concert prep and more are here!

Check out our AMAZING website!

Our website has gone through some MAJOR upgrades! Check it often!

Concert Date Change!

Our next upcoming performance will be VERY special because we are performing at Cleveland State University with the CSU Concert Bands! The performance will be February 21 in Waetjen Auditorium!

Meet a professional Musician!

Christian Lindberg is our featured professional Trombonist! Click HERE for his bio page! (Check out the video at 2 minutes)

Upcoming performances in the area!

Other than performing in the Midview Band, it is HIGHLY encouraged to perform in other ensembles as well or attend concerts outside of the Midview District. Check out what Oberlin Conservatory, Baldwin Wallace, and Cleveland State have scheduled!

Band Boosters!!!!!!!!!

Parents! Also don't forget that we have a monthly Booster meeting! It's on the First Thursday of every month! Check the CHARMS CALENDAR for details! We would love for you to join us!

We have a Booster meeting this Thursday at 7!


Get REMINDer texts so you don't forget!



google classroom

All students are required to join the Band's Google Classroom. Parents, the students have spoken and look at Google Classroom the most out of other available options. However, Charms and the Website will continue to be the standard place for all info.

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Your 2018 Midview Marching Blue.....LOUD and PROUD

Have a question? Email Mr. B jbrunger@midviewk12.org

Band images were taken by Jeff Barnes Photography!


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