• Dear parents and students,

    The Butler Concert Band is beginning preparations for our spring concert performances on Thursday, June 4th.  Those performances include an in-school assembly for Butler students and staff, and an evening performance at 7:00pm 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 instruments are required to come on each date):

     

    REHEARSALS

    Wednesday, April 1st                -           (Flutes, Oboes, Bells)                           8:00 – 9:00am 

    Wednesday, April 8th                -           (Clarinets and Saxophones)                 8:00 – 9:00am

    Wednesday, April 15th             -           (Trumpets and Trombones)                8:00 – 9:00am

    Wednesday, April 22nd             -           (Drums)                                               8:00 – 9:00am

    Wednesday, April 29th              -           (EVERYONE)                                     8:00 – 9:00am

    Wednesday, May 6th                -           (EVERYONE)                                     8:00 – 9:00am

    Wednesday, May 13th             -           (EVERYONE)                                     8:00 – 9:00am

    Wednesday, May 20th               -           (EVERYONE)                                     8:00 – 9:00am

    Wednesday, May 27th               -           (EVERYONE)                                     8:00 – 9:00am

    Wednesday, June 3rd                -           (EVERYONE)                                     8:00 – 9:00am

       

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

             

    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. In order 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, 100 minutes per week makes a difference.

    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 Butler. Please drop off students at the atrium (gym/cafeteria side) entrance between 7:55-8:00am.

     

    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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