Our motto for the next few days of band is, “Never settle for ‘good enough.'” Students are identifying areas in the music that can still be better and we are fixing them one at a time. I remind the students, “If you want to be the best, you can’t settle for mediocrity.” I have been so impressed with the students this quarter. The 7th graders sound really great — their phrasing is pretty amazing in Festival and in Chalumeau. In 8th grade, the students watched a video of themselves performing the pregame show. They have identified areas of the show that they can fix for the performance. 6th graders have been doing the same sorts of activities in class — listening to recordings of themselves and identifying areas of improvement.
You won’t want to miss our band concert on Monday, October 5 at 7:30 PM. Students need to arrive in time to warm-up at 7:00 PM. Students need to wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, their band shirt (I will pass this out in class on Friday), and they need to tuck in their shirt (I suggest a belt, but not required). The concert will be about 45 minutes with a reception following.