I am very excited to get started making music with our beginner musicians! We will begin with instruments on Monday, August 12. All students need to have their instruments and should have paid their band fees by this date in order to remain in band! Also, Students don't need to bring their instruments until Monday.
Included in band fees is their beginner band book, containing all the music they will need for 6th grade. Play-along tracks are available on our website at http://www.cmsmustangband.com/6th-grade.html. I hope students are able to utilize these fun play-along tracks in their weekly practice. (Yes! Students should be practicing at home!)
6th Gr. After-School "Sectional" Help Sessions:
We will be hosting several after-school help sessions for each instrument. These are optional, but HIGHLY recommended, and I am going to strongly encourage our 6th graders to attend as many sessions as possible for their instrument. These sessions are the reason why our beginners are so successful so quickly. Since our band classes are very large, it is our opportunity to isolate the instrument groups to help them get a solid start. We bring in 7th and 8th graders to pair up with the 6th graders and help mentor them for even more one-on-one attention.
Students report to the band room when the bell rings at the end of the day. Pick-up in the back parking lot by the band room at 4:00 pm.
For many of you band is a new experience for you and your child. I invite you to attend our first Band Parent Meeting (Booster Meeting) on August 29 at 6:30 pmin the bandroom to get more information. Meanwhile, please email if you have any questions!
- Pay Band Fee ASAP on our band website OR OSP
- Order Band Polos (mandatory for Oct concert) on our band website
- Order Sweatshirts (optional but can be worn to school) on our band website NO LATER THAN AUG 23
- Read & Sign our Band Concert online: http://www.cmsmustangband.com/handbook.html