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NEW STUDENTS!!!

posted Sep 4, 2014, 11:51 AM by Eric Sikorski

Mr. Sikorski is currently accepting sign-ups for band this year. Please click here if you need the forms or more information about music lessons. 
Band is open to students from ALL grade levels and does not require any experience to join. AND best of all...the school will provide the instruments and all the materials you need!! 

If you want to learn more about all the instruments, click on the links tab above. There is a page devoted to each instrument with websites and videos you can check out.

New this Year ----> Remind App!

posted Sep 4, 2014, 6:33 AM by Eric Sikorski   [ updated Sep 4, 2014, 6:34 AM ]

New this year, I will be using the app "Remind" as a way of being able to communicate quickly with students and parents. It uses text messaging, but does not provide any contact information (mine or yours). This means that everyone's phone number or e-mail address stays private. I will be using this to remind student's of upcoming rehearsals, events, etc. It also will allow me to provide last minute updates in the event of changes (a few of our performances are outside and subject to weather). It is just a way to provide information as it only works one-way (you can't reply to any messages). 

I will still continue to update the website regularly and send out e-mails occasionally through the year. If you are interested in joining, please click the link below or see me for a handout. 

https://www.remind.com/join/selectba


Please know if you decide to change your mind, it is very easy to remove you from the list. 

Random Videos

posted Jan 7, 2013, 8:41 AM by Eric Sikorski   [ updated Sep 8, 2014, 5:48 AM ]

Music lesson reminders

posted Sep 27, 2012, 11:36 AM by Eric Sikorski   [ updated Jan 2, 2013, 8:48 AM ]

 For ALL students taking music lessons - please remember to bring the following items to EVERY lesson.
  • Instrument (except percussionists)
    • Clarinets and saxes - always have two reeds in good condition
    • Brass instruments - valves/slides should be oiled at home
  • Band folder - with all handouts/papers/etc.
  • Music Lesson Book (if you received one)
  • Practice Assignment Log
  • PENCIL (pens are not allowed in music) - I highly recommend putting two pencils in your instrument case.
If you can't attend your lesson - be sure to call Mr. Sikorski in the beginning of the period so he can schedule a make-up lesson if possible. 
 
Practicing
- Students should be practicing at least five (5) days every week at home.
  • First year students should spend about 15 minutes practicing each day.
  • Select band students should spend about 20-25 minutes each day.

- Use your practice assignment log to make sure you are practicing the right material each week.

THE MORE YOU PLAY YOUR INSTRUMENT - THE BETTER YOU WILL GET!!!

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