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6th graders leading practice competition

The 6th grade band is leading the practice competition with an average of 4.56 cards turned in per student.  The 8th graders are close behind with 3.93 cards turned in per student and the 7th graders trail with 1.68 cards

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3 Weeks to Band Concert

The December 3rd band concert is three weeks from today! Today the 8th graders had sectional rehearsal over “Santa’s Fiesta!”  Congratulations to Koral Long and Toby King who were selected to participate in the North Central Kansas Music Educators Middle-Level Honor

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Wednesday

On Wednesday, the 8th graders continued with sectionals over “For Unto Us.”  They are on track to be able to play the entire song tomorrow.  They also spent some time working on “I Saw Three Ships.” The 7th graders made

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Tuesday

Today in class the band students continued to make progress on music for their concert.  The 7th graders had their playing test over line 171 from memory (Concert Ab Major Scale).  The 8th grade band had sectionals of “For Unto

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Third signature sheet due today

Students handed in their third signature sheet today.  The practice competition has finished its first week.  See the current standings here: Practice Competition. 7th graders finalized their songs for the concert.  They will be performing “Go Tell It On the

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Friday

The first week of the practice competition has been a success.  Many students have turned in cards signed by a parent after practicing at home.  Students were given a special “weekend” card for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  They can turn

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Musical chairs and feelings…

Today the jazz band was at Kansas Wesleyan University participating in a jazz festival.  The remaining students in 7th and 8th grade band came up with suggestions for what to do in class that would involve their instruments.  The 7th

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Practice competition heating up

The 8th graders turned in enough practice cards to take the lead over the lunch hour, but the 6th graders turned in more cards in the afternoon to regain their position at the top of the competition. Practice Competition In

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Practice competition off to a great start!

Several students turned in practice competition cards today and earned a piece of a candy and another card.  See the stats here:  Practice Competition With the band concert one month away (December 3) students are busy in class preparing music

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Practice Records and Signature Sheets Due

Today signature sheets and practice records were due in band.  Today is also the beginning of the band practice competition. 7th graders learned a new key signature, a new note, and a new scale (Concert C Major).  They also started

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