• Terrence Kenny
    6-12 Director of Bands
    terrence.kenny@k12.sd.us
    (605) 472-4520 
     
    Hello 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 terrence.kenny@k12.sd.us 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 are approaching the end of the year and are hard at work on our contest music and solos. Make sure your student is working on their solos at home. As them to play for you to see how comfortable they are with it. Our Contest Concert is here at the school on Thursday, April 11th. We then will be headed to Holgate MS in Aberdeen on Saturday for our contest. 

     

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  • 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!

    Dates

     

    We are approaching the end of the year and are hard at work on our contest music and solos. Make sure your student is working on their solos at home. As them to play for you to see how comfortable they are with it. Our Contest Concert is here at the school on Thursday, April 11th. We then will be headed to Holgate MS in Aberdeen on Saturday for our contest. 

     

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  • 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.  

    Dates

    We have been prepping our large group contest music and will be doing our contest concert here at the school on Monday, March 25th. This will be followed by our large group performance at the Johnson Fine Arts Center in Aberdeen on Wednesday, the 27th. 

     

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