Hello! April is nearly upon us and I cannot believe how quickly this year has flown by! I hope this post finds you all well and ready to wrap up this school year. It has certainly been a wild ride. I am attaching the Beginning Band calendar for the month of April. Please look over it to make sure you know when your student needs his/her instrument.
PLEASE NOTE: The Spring Concert is on May 1 at 3pm. This is a requirement for all students in band and choir! Groups performing include: Concert Band, Concert Choir, 6th Grade Band, Beginning Band.
Also, Concert Choir and Concert Band members are REQUIRED to attend graduation (5/22) as we will be performing. The practice for Graduation is Saturday 5/21 at 9 am. This is also a requirement for both band and choir members. There will be a couple of extra rehearsals scheduled for the week before to help us prepare. I will share those dates with you as soon as I can.
Students have up to 1 month before a concert and up to 2 weeks before a scheduled rehearsal to submit a conflict with an event. Conflicts MUST be approved through me or absences will count as zeros. I have attached a conflict form that your student can fill out so that we have a clear understanding of the conflict/absence. These groups function in a very similar manner to athletic teams - we cannot perform to our full potential if a team member is missing. So, for the same reason games are important, concerts and major rehearsals are held at a greater level of importance with musical groups.
Thank you for your understanding! Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have!
mendon Unity Music department