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Notes Week 2

Week 2

We are continuing to move forward! The first weeks of band SEEM to move very slowly for the student, sometimes they do not realize how much they are actually doing! We have to make sure everyone is set up properly with good playing habits so they can be successful later on. We continued to work on posture, embouchure, playing our first notes, tapping our foot with a steady pulse, and lessons 1 & 4 in their Five Minute Theory book.

We emphasized the importance of the 3Ps in band:

Repair Tip

It is best not to try and fix any repairs on your own or let anyone besides a properly trained repair technician attempt to fix an issue on your instrument. Attempting a fix on your own could lead to further issues with the instrument that wouldn't have been there before! When in doubt, bring it to your band director so they can tell you if it needs to go to the shop.

If your child does not have their instrument and supplies, please visit a music store to take care of this soon. We don't want your child to fall behind!

Students should be taking their instruments home daily to practice.

Students click the link below to practice your note names! See how many note names you can get correct in 1 minute, then try to beat your score!

When you are happy with your score screenshot it or take a photo and send it to Mrs. Rogers. Don't forget to include your name in the subject line!

You chose to be in the band and play an instrument—GOOD CHOICE!

Band Registration—to be completed by Tuesday, September 4

Please read the handbook and complete the online registration by clicking the buttons below.

If you would like to pay the band fees in person, please come to the band registration night, Tuesday, September 4 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the SCIS band hall. Or contact Elizabeth Rogers to make other arrangements.

We still need families to sign up!

Click your child's instrument button to sign up for Remind! If your child has a phone, they can sign up for the important reminders/announcements as well.

Main Event Social!—Money and form due by Tuesday, Sept. 4

Don't miss out on this fun social event! Sign up before midnight on Tuesday, September 4!

Friday, September 21 is our social event at Main Event. This is not a required activity, but it will be a lot of fun, you won't want to miss it. Online form and money due Tuesday, September 4. For more information click the links below.

When: Friday, September 21, 5:30-8:00 p.m. Where: Main Event – Plano, 3941 Central Expressway, 75023 Who: YOU!! *Please note this is an OPTIONAL event – not required! Included in your $21 ticket price is: • unlimited bowling and shoes • unlimited laser tag • billiards • 2 slices of pizza and a soft drink • 1 play FUNcard each ($10 value)

High School Band News

The goal of the LHS band is to satisfy the emotional and artistic needs and talents of our students with music making while building the intellectual and problem solving skills that can only be learned in a group activity. —Paul Heuer, Director of Bands

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See you next week!

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