The excitement is brewing as the first day of school is finally upon us. We want to wish everyone a fantastic first day, and remind our band students to be leaders amongst the crowd in modeling kindness, making good decisions and being helpful to those around you tomorrow and throughout the school year.
In band this week, students do NOT need to bring instruments or band supplies on Monday. STUDENTS SHOULD BRING ALL BAND SUPPLIES AND INSTRUMENTS ON TUESDAY INSTEAD. A combination lock is also needed to store your band instrument and supplies in your band locker on Tuesday. Remember no key locks. Students who are renting school-owned instruments (oboes, bassoons, french horns, euphoniums/baritones, tubas), please bring the rest of the supplies you were responsible for, and you will receive instruments later on this week when we are ready to issue those out.
Each band student will receive a black band binder tomorrow that contains 3 divider tabs labeled to keep you organized throughout the year. Important first day forms will also be in the left front pocket of the binder. We ask that parents/students view, sign and return by Friday. Many of you have already filled these out at the band orientation meetings, but please double check the pocket forms once more just in case you may have missed one. PLEASE PURCHASE A PENCIL POUCH SPECIFICALLY FOR YOUR BAND BINDER AND HAVE AT LEAST TWO SHARPENED OR MECHANICAL PENCILS BY TUESDAY. We will instruct you on other small band items to keep in your pencil pouch as well to help keep you organized and prepared for class each day. Beginners should take home only the band binder after school on Monday, and advanced band students should take home instrument and binder to continue their home practice.
Any beginner that has not been fitted for an instrument yet, we will begin that process on the 2nd day of school. Students will try all the instruments to select the most natural fit for them, and then we will send a supply list home with all needed for band.
We will continue to keep you informed of all the band happenings throughout the year through this Charms email system. Again, we hope you all have an incredible first day, and we look forward to seeing you all tomorrow for your favorite part of the day… BAND!!!