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5th Grade visit

posted by Eric Sikorski

On Monday 6/1 and Wednesday 6/3, we will be playing for the 5th grade visits. Please report to the band room at 9:30 am both days. Your teachers have been e-mailed. We will be playing Rocky and another song or two from the flip book (TBD). Make sure you have your flip book and lyres (if you use them). 

Spring Concert Info.

posted May 21, 2015, 8:06 AM by Eric Sikorski

Attached is the information sheet to be handed out at rehearsal on 5/28. Please e-mail me with any questions.

Band Rehearsals

posted Jan 5, 2015, 10:02 AM by Eric Sikorski   [ updated May 20, 2015, 10:00 AM ]

Next Band Rehearsals:
  • Wednesday, May 27th - Select Band
  • Star Spangled Banner
  • Party Rock Anthem
  • As I Gaze...
  • Flip Book music
  • Thursday, May 28th - ALL band members
    • Regal March - piece together, run-through
    • Dragonfire run-through and review - focus on dynamics and balance
    • El Pato Loco - run-through and review - focus on dynamics and balance; style
    • Ancient Hunters - run-through and review - focus on dynamics and balance; tempo






Remind App - text/e-mail notifications for Select Band

posted Sep 4, 2014, 6:33 AM by Eric Sikorski   [ updated Oct 16, 2014, 6:24 AM ]

If you have not already done so, please consider signing up for the Remind group. It only takes a minute!!

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 or e-mail and 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 (and parents) 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. 

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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