• Mill Creek Concert Band

    Before School Rehearsal Information

    Dear parents and students,

    The band students have begun preparing for our spring concert performances on Thursday, May 30th.  Those performances include an in-school assembly for Mill Creek students and staff, and an evening performance at 6:30pm for family and friends. To prepare for our performances, we will rehearse before school on the following dates:

     

    PLEASE NOTE

    * Some dates are for specific instruments only (the first 3 rehearsals), not the full band.

     

    REHEARSALS 

    Wednesday, April 3rd      -         (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax )                                       7:30 – 8:30am

    Wednesday, April 10th    -         (Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone)                         7:30 – 8:30am

    Wednesday, April 17th    -         (Percussion: Drums and Bells)                                   7:30 – 8:30am

    Thursday, April 25th        -        (EVERYONE)                                                             7:30 – 8:30am

    Thursday, May 2nd          -        (EVERYONE)                                                              7:30 – 8:30am

    Thursday, May 9th               -      (EVERYONE)                                                              7:30 – 8:30am

    Thursday, May 16th        -         (EVERYONE)                                                              7:30 – 8:30am

    Thursday, May 23rd        -        (EVERYONE)                                                               7:30 – 8:30am

    Tuesday, May 28th          -         (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 making music together as an ensemble. To ensure that each student has the best experience possible certain expectations and requirements are necessary during morning rehearsal time.

    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.

                Please sign and have your child sign the page 2 acknowledgment form, then have your child return it to me at their next band lesson.

                Since band rehearsals are before school students will need to get a ride to Mill Creek. Please drop off students at the GREEN DOOR entrance to the school, not the main office, between 7:25 and 7:30am. We will rehearse on stage in the cafeteria. Good attendance at morning rehearsals is essential to the success of our spring concert.

     

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

     

    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