Dear Lopez Band Family,
We are so excited to see/meet all our band students tomorrow for the first day of school! It is going to be a great year full of new experiences and excitement for your student as they participate in band throughout their middle school years. We look forward to guiding them both musically and personally! Things to know so all students are prepared for band:
Wednesday, Aug 10: No instruments or supplies. We will be going over Lopez school procedures, checking rosters and providing every student with a brand new band binder. Students should bring band binder home everyday as there will be forms to read/sign, handouts and practice material throughout the year. This binder will be the way to stay organized for band all year long!
Thursday, Aug 11: Lockers issued before school beginning at 7:45am. BOTH NEW AND RETURNING MEMBERS MUST SIGN A LOCKER USAGE AGREEMENT AND WILL RECEIVE A NEW LOCKER FOR THIS SCHOOL YEAR. Bring instrument, binder, and all supplies, EXCEPT for the folding music stand. This should remain at home for home practice. STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT BEEN THROUGH THE INSTRUMENT SELECTION PROCESS WILL NOT RECEIVE A LOCKER UNTIL THE INSTRUMENT SELECTION IS FINALIZED. Beginners will not be taking instruments home until directed to do so by the band directors. New students to band will begin the instrument selection process if not yet assigned an instrument. Once a student has completed this process, they will be sent home with a supply list and placed in the correct class period for that instrument.
Friday, Aug 12: Continue locker checkout and instrument selection process for new students.
A few other general announcements:
Aug.15-19: Students who have been assigned to play a school-owned instrument will be receiving the instrument plus a rental agreement form sometime during the 2nd week of school. Please do not send the $30 rental fee in yet. Mrs. Powell will send an email when the instruments/forms are ready.
Parents, thank you for going over these procedures with your child so they are confident of what to do for band these first few days of school. Please note that I will be out of the office from Thursday, Aug. 11 – Monday, Aug. 15 and will not be available to answer emails. We ask that you please check with your child first with any questions as they are receiving information and procedural training in class for band.
Thank you for reading this along with your child! We want every band student to begin the year with confidence and excitement! We look forward to beginning the road to EXCELLENCE on day one tomorrow!
Mrs. Garza, Mrs. Powell
Lopez MS Band
“Excellence Begins Here!”