• 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 23rd.  Those performances include an in-school concert at 9:15am for Bridge Valley students and staff, and an evening performance at 7:15pm for family and friends. In order to sufficiently prepare for the concerts we will be rehearsing before school on the following dates:

     

    PLEASE NOTE, not all students are required to come on each date, some are only for specific instruments.

     

    REHEARSALS

    Thursday, March 17th  -           (Trumpets, Trombones, Baritone, Tenor Sax)     7:30 – 8:30am

    Thursday, March 24th -           (Flutes, Oboes, Clarinets, Alto Saxophones, Horns)     7:30 – 8:30am

    Thursday, March 31st   -           (Percussion)                                                                 7:30 – 8:30am

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

    Thursday, April 21st     -           (EVERYONE)                                                             7:30 – 8:30am

    Thursday, April 28th     -           (EVERYONE)                                                             7:30 – 8:30am

    Thursday, May 5th       -           (EVERYONE)                                                             7:30 – 8:30am

    Thursday, May 12th     -           (EVERYONE)                                                             7:30 – 8:30am

    Thursday, May 19th     -           (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

     

     

     

    Acknowledgement/Signature Page

     

    *Please sign and return this page to Mr. Robinson at student’s next lesson

     

    For the student:

     

    I _________________________ have read the above expectations, will attend all scheduled rehearsals, have all materials, and will be cooperative at all times.

     

                                            Signed ___________________________________

     

     

    For the parent/guardian:

     

    I have read the above expectations and will encourage my child to fulfill his/her obligations to the band.

     

                                            Signed ___________________________________

     

    Please write down your e-mail address neatly so that I can contact you in case of change or cancellation.

     

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