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Blue Flyer #54 November 5, 2018

A Request from NECC

North Eaton Christian Church would like students to perform Holiday music. If interested, talk to Mr. B!

What's coming up!

  • 11.8- Pitch Tendency Charts Due (If you lost it, there is a version in GoogleClassroom)
  • 11.9- Smart Music Assignment #1 Due
  • 11.13- Marching Band Banquet - 6pm APR

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!

7th period?

When Concert season begins, we notice that both bands have rehearsal 7th. 11/12 Band will rehearse until 11:45 then put their instruments and music away properly and then proceed to the APR and wait for 8th period lunch. 9/10 Band will eat lunch 6th period, then stay in the APR for 7th until 11:40 in which they are to proceed to the instrument room and grab their instruments and wait for 11/12 band rehearsal to finish, then proceed to the rehearsal space for the rest of 7th and all of 8th.

November Calendar

We need volunteers! Click HERE to sign up to volunteer for our different Friday night opportunities!

concert season is here! be prepared!

Some programs wear tuxedos or polos or white dress shirts for our Concert Season uniform but here at Midview we require every student to wear a plain black button down long sleeve dress shirt, plain (no pattern) black dress pants, black dress shoes (flats), plain black dress socks, and plain black dress belt. Please do not interpret this. We will need this for our December Holiday/ Evening with the band concert!

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)

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), do only 2 attempts on the 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.

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!

Check Google Classroom for the Forms to fill out if you are interested. Only there serious musician may apply.

Know the Schedule!

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

We need volunteers!

Hey Parents! In order for the program to be successful, we need your help! We need parental volunteers for most of our upcoming events! Click HERE to help!

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!

We will no longer have a concert in March this year. 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!

Jesse McCormick is our featured professional French Horn Artist! Click HERE for his bio page!

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!

Remind

Get REMINDer texts so you don't forget!

ENTER THIS NUMBER: 81010

TEXT THIS MESSAGE: @mhsblue

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

Images thanks to Jeff Barnes Photography!

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