• Bridge Valley Concert Band

    Before School Rehearsal Information

    Dear parents and students,

    The band students have begun preparing for our spring concert performances on Monday, May 18th.  Those performances include an in-school concert at 9:30am for Bridge Valley students and staff, and an evening performance at 7:30pm for family and friends. In order to sufficiently prepare for the concerts we will be rehearsing before school on the following dates (please note which instruments are required to come on each date):

     

    REHEARSALS

    Friday, March 13th      -           (Flutes, Oboes, Bells, Clarinets, Saxophones)                7:30 – 8:30am

    Friday, March 20th       -           (Trumpets, Trombones)                                              7:30 – 8:30am

    Friday, March 27th       -           (Percussion)                                                                 7:30 – 8:30am

    Friday, April 3rd          -           (EVERYONE)                                                             7:30 – 8:30am

    Friday, April 17th         -           (EVERYONE)                                                             7:30 – 8:30am

    Friday, April 24th         -           (EVERYONE)                                                             7:30 – 8:30am

    Friday, May 1st             -           (EVERYONE)                                                             7:30 – 8:30am

    Friday, May 8th            -           (EVERYONE)                                                             7:30 – 8:30am

    Friday, May 15th          -           (EVERYONE)                                                             7:30 – 8:30am

       

              EXPECTATIONS

    I wish for each student in the band to have an enjoyable, productive, and meaningful experience applying the skills learned in weekly lessons to make music together. To ensure that each student has the best experience possible certain expectations and requirements are necessary during morning rehearsal time. Please review the following criteria, then detach, sign, and return the acknowledgement below.

    1. Preparation:

    Each student must practice his/her assigned music at home, make it a homework habit.

    1. Materials:

    Each student must have his/her instrument, band folder with music, and a pencil.

    1. Etiquette:

    Once the conductor (Mr. Robinson) takes his place in front of the band, all instrument playing and conversation must stop, and students are to go to resting position. We will then warm up and tune before rehearsing the music. All students are expected to be cooperative, attentive, and on their best behavior at all times.

    1. Clean Up:

    At the conclusion of rehearsal, everyone is expected to help put away chairs and stands.

                Good attendance at morning rehearsals is essential to the success of our spring concert. Since band rehearsals are before school students will need to get a ride to Bridge Valley. Please drop off students in the back of the school by the gym between 7:25-7:30am. Please note the cones and traffic patterns around the back of the school for the safety of the students.

     

    *If there is a delayed opening due to inclement weather the morning rehearsal will be cancelled.

     

    Thank you for your support! Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any and all questions.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Mike Robinson

    Band Director

    msrobinson@cbsd.org

     

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    We have read the above information regarding before school band rehearsals and the expectations of good attendance, being prepared and being cooperative.

     

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