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Pops Concert Details

posted Feb 26, 2015, 9:06 AM by Eric Sikorski   [ updated Feb 26, 2015, 12:04 PM ]

Attached are the details and permission slip for the upcoming Pops Concert. 

Please return permission slips by Tuesday, 3/10.

Select Band Rehearsals

posted Jan 5, 2015, 10:02 AM by Eric Sikorski   [ updated Feb 26, 2015, 12:05 PM by Eric Sikorski ]

Here is a run-down of the next few weeks:

- Tuesday, 3/3 - Rehearsal - (Yes, this is a PARCC testing day)
- Tuesday, 3/10 - Rehearsal - (Yes, this is also a PARCC testing day)
- Tuesday, 3/17 - Rehearsal
- Wednesday, 3/18 - Rehearsal at VHS South (in the cafeteria) - Report time: 6:15. Rehearsal ends at 7:30. 
- Thursday, 3/19 - POPS CONCERT - 7:00 pm. Report time: 6:30. At VHS South.





Check this video out!

posted Dec 22, 2014, 11:38 AM by Eric Sikorski

Please take a few moments to check this out - the U.S. Air Force Band (with strings and vocalists) performing a "flash concert" at the Smithsonian. They play "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" (most of you will recognize this) and "Joy to the World". Simply amazing! 

https://www.youtube.com/embed/-cKE8pyfcZc


Spring Concert - Save the Date!

posted Dec 1, 2014, 6:35 AM by Eric Sikorski

Please save the date of Thursday, June 4th for our annual Spring Concert. The concert will begin at 7:00 pm. More details to follow...

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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