Practice makes perfect!! Wow! She is awesome!
This year will be our 10th Annual Chili Cook-Off and how exciting that we will be holding it in our BRAND NEW BUILDING. The Chili Cook-Off section of the website is updated with new registration forms! Please visit the Chili Cook-Off tab for all documents related to the cook off!
Due to being in the new space, I will be holding a planning meeting on Monday, October 9 in the band room at 6:30pm. All parents interested in helping plan and coordinate the event are welcome. We will need a lot of volunteers, so any help is appreciated. Students will receive 2 forms and a parent letter this upcoming Monday to prepare for the event.
Have a great long weekend!
Beginning Band students will start learning basic techniques on mouthpieces and sticks starting Tuesday, September 5. Students should bring their mouthpiece (and reeds if clarinet/sax) in a sealed ziploc bag with their name on the outside. Students SHOULD not bring the whole instrument until instructed to do so. Percussionists should bring their sticks (rubber-banded together) and practice pad.
We will have a note quiz next Thursday, September 7 on treble and bass clef notes.
Why get one sneak peek, when you can have two? Check out the new commons area for students. Not only will students be here for group work, lunch, dances, and so much more, but this is also the new area for our Chili Cook-Off!! So much room where all participants can be in the same vicinity! This year's fundraiser will be awesome! Save the date: BCMS 9th Annual Chili Cook-Off- November 4, 4-6pm.
I hope everyone has had a rested summer and is as excited as I am to start our brand new school year. As we gear up for the first day of school, I wanted to send out some quick reminders for students. Please see your band section below for information regarding the first week of school! See everyone Monday!
Beginning Band (Band I)
Any one that rented instruments over the summer will receive their instruments the 1st day of school. Students may take the instruments home and leave them there for a few weeks. We will be learning some theory and mouthpiece information before playing our instruments.
Students will receive a handbook the first day of school. This will have all mandatory dates regarding the band program. Please read this information carefully and return it signed the next day!
I look forward to meeting all of our new band members.
Advanced Band (Band II)
Students returning to band should make sure that they have necessary materials for class as we will be playing the first day. Please check to be sure that you have plenty of reeds (at least 5), cork grease or valve oil, silk cleaning swab, drumsticks/mallets, and a folder for music.
We will be using the Standard of Excellence Book 2 this year for our daily method book. This is different from last year. Please be sure to pick up the level two book for your child's instrument. Please see the picture below so that you know which "color" to pick up. Scales Street Music in Reidsville and Moore Music in Greensboro have a good selection right now. Please pick them up as soon as you can!
I look forward to seeing everyone! I've missed you all.
Band I students (8th period) will be taking their Band II Placement Test this Friday, May 27. Students will be showing scales that they have learned throughout the year as well as their performance on 8 measures in a new piece. Students will have to make a 70 or higher on this playing test to move up. Below are the pieces to be performed.
Thanks! Mrs. Gauldin
Both bands will complete a playing test Wednesday, April 19 during class. Students should be prepared before class. Practicing at home is essential to making an excellent grade on a playing test! Please be sure your child is practicing at least 30 minutes a night!!!!
Both bands will complete a playing test this Friday, March 11 during class. Students should be prepared before class. Practicing at home is essential to making an excellent grade on a playing test! Please be sure your child is practicing at least 30 minutes a night!!!!