Soon the 8th Graders will be scheduling for their classes for 9th Grade. We of course are so proud of our 8th graders and how much they’ve grown over the years and want to see them all continue pursuing their love of music at the high school level. This decision can be intimidating for some and we want to do what we can to help ease minds and answer any questions. Ms. Roussel, band director at EA, came to talk with the kids today and gave them the following information in a handout. Please feel free to contact me or Ms. Roussel at email@example.com if you have any questions about high school band.
FAQ and Helpful Hints
East Ascension High School Band
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I encourage my child to participate in the E.A. Band?
For several reasons, most important being that the Band at EA is a close-knit group of extremely successful and hardworking students who can help your child make a smooth transition into high school…which can be a very intimidating experience for 8th graders! We are a family here in the EA Band program!
Are there academic advantages to my child being in band?
YES…studies have proven that test scores rise proportionately higher with the length of time spent studying music in school, and our Band program has a history of outstanding students who place at the top of their class!
I’m not sure whether I will like band or not. What should I do?
All students are encourage to – at the very least – try band for the summer band practices. Most students find once they try it and get over the summer camp experience, they love it!
Can my child participate in the Band and sports at E.A.?
Our Band students participate in every sport at E.A., and we make it work! We will communicate with the coach and “share” the students without allowing him/her to become overwhelmed. We promise, IT WORKS!!
How does marching band help students earn P.E. Credits?
Students will earn all of their P.E. Credits and ARTS required for graduations by being in the band at EA for four years.
Does E.A. Band take trips?
Yes! Every year all the bands at EA take trips to District and State Festival! Every other year, we take bigger, out-of-state trips. We encourage everyone to go on the band trips, and we do fundraisers to help offset the costs.
Important EAHS Band Information!
Drumline and Colorguard Auditions
Summer Band Dates
Students and Parents – sign up for text notifications for all things EA Band. We use this frequently, and it is a great way to stay in touch with what is going on!
Summer Private Lessons
EAHS Band Contact Information
Director of Bands – Patti Roussel – firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Band Director – Brett Storms – email@example.com
Assistant Band Director – Leah Schmidt – firstname.lastname@example.org
Band Room Phone #: 225-391-6132
Band Website: www.eahsband.com