Elkhart Middle School

MS Band Newsletter

Elkhart Middle School Band
Elkhart Beginner Band
October 2018 Newsletter
 
To try to keep you guys informed of what's going on in the Middle School band hall (besides a LOT of noise!!!), I'll be using this page to relay some information.  As usual, any trip itineraries and other major announcements will still be placed on the band home page of this website, but I will use this space to elaborate on some details.  Should be fun.  If my upkeep of the HS Newsletter is any indication, I'll only be about a month behind on this one...here's to procrastination!!!
 
Middle School Band
8th Grade Band (4th Period):  All Cookie Dough Fundraiser order forms and money are due on Wednesday, October 3!!!  Don't forget!!!
 
We will have another pep rally on October 11...for homecoming!!!  MS Pep Rallys start at 12:15pm...come on down.
 
The MS Bands also play for the HS Community Wide pep rally in the stadium on October 12.  We will have over 150 band members for that pep rally...should be crazy!!!
 
You may have heard a silly phrase recently.  "Band Karate!"  We are starting a series of fundamental technique studies that the kids will need to work on independently and play off to us at a high level...when they accomplish a set of etudes, they will earn their belt.  There are 9 levels of lines that end with their "Black Belt".  It's kind of fun...and should facilitate instrumental and musical growth OUTSIDE of what we do in class.  Hiiii----yah!!!!
 
Lastly, the 8th grade band members are invited to play with the HS BIG RED Band for the last home football game...Friday, October 26 vs. Crockett.  This is an optional performance opportunity for them.  It's usually really fun!!  We will meet in the MS Band Hall at 6pm for the game, and they will be released immediately after packing up after the game.  If you need/want them earlier than that, just let me know. 
 
7th Grade Band (3rd Period): 
All Cookie Dough Fundraiser order forms and money are due on Wednesday, October 3!!!  Don't forget!!!
 
We will have another pep rally on October 11...for homecoming!!!  MS Pep Rallys start at 12:15pm...come on down.
 
The MS Bands also play for the HS Community Wide pep rally in the stadium on October 12.  We will have over 150 band members for that pep rally...should be crazy!!!
 
You may have heard a silly phrase recently.  "Band Karate!"  We are starting a series of fundamental technique studies that the kids will need to work on independently and play off to us at a high level...when they accomplish a set of etudes, they will earn their belt.  There are 9 levels of lines that end with their "Black Belt".  It's kind of fun...and should facilitate instrumental and musical growth OUTSIDE of what we do in class.  Hiiii----yah!!!!
 
 
Beginner Band
All Cookie Dough Fundraiser order forms and money are due on Wednesday, October 3!!!  Don't forget!!!
 
You may have heard a silly phrase recently.  "Band Karate!"  We are starting a series of fundamental technique studies that the kids will need to work on independently and play off to us at a high level...when they accomplish a set of etudes, they will earn their belt.  There are 9 levels of lines that end with their "Black Belt".  It's kind of fun...and should facilitate instrumental and musical growth OUTSIDE of what we do in class.  Hiiii----yah!!!!
 
 
 
J. Wes Canaday, Jared Autrey & Katherine May
903-764-8524