Terrence Kenny6-12 Director of Bandsterrence.firstname.lastname@example.org(605) 472-4520Hello all band parents and students. I have all important information and dates posted on my site. If you ever have a question, please feel free to contact me by e-mail at email@example.com or by calling the school!
6th Grade Band
6th grade band parents. All information for your students will be posted below. Practice is key for beginning band students! I can not stress this enough. Make sure your student is practicing at least 1 hour a week. I do check practice logs on each Monday to make sure they have logged at least an hour of practice time. Along with the practice, please sign at the end of each week to show that they have actually accomplished their 1 hour of practice. Student's lose all of their practice log points if they don't get a parent signature to show their hour of practice. I will make contact with parents if students are struggling to come to lessons or fulfill their practice time. We will be diving right into actual concert band music very soon and I am very excited! Please continue to encourage your student to keep up in class so that we can have an amazing year and make big progress towards Junior High band next year!
Middle School Band
Middle School band parents. All information regarding middle school band will be posted below.
Middle School band students have required lessons during school hours and they last roughly 20 minutes each. I encourage you to talk to your student and ask them how their lessons are going. Students are graded based on a few factors, the biggest being how prepared they are for their lessons. Students should be aiming for at least 1 hour of practice per week to be prepared for each lesson. Encourage and push your student to bring their instrument home and to practice. The success of our band depends on individual practice as much as group rehearsals. Students do have make-up opportunities for lessons they miss, but parents will be contacted if lessons are continuesly being missed. I'm excited to see what we can accomplish this year!
High School Band
High School band information will be posted below.
Please make sure you student is aware of all upcoming dates by using the music calendar that is linked on my website. A hefty amount of points are given based on attendance at pep band performances and it will hurt their grade if they are not in attendance. Important dates to be aware of will be posted below.
All-State preparation has begun and a handful of students will be auditioning this year. All materials need will be handed out soon. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding All-State band and I will be happy to answer them. Parents of students that are auditioning for All-State Band, please help to encourage students to keep up with practice, as it is key to being successful during the audition. I would recommed at least 1 hour of practice per week, if not more. I will be working with students individually at their own convenience. All-State is an amazing opportunity for students to perform with the best in the state and to play some awesome band literature that we normally would not get the privelage to work on in Redfield.