Thursday, March 5, 2015

Message from Ms. Sunmark

Hello Everyone,
Thanks for coming out to our concert on Wednesday and for those of you who couldn't be there I made the announcement that I would be taking a leave of absence from the band room for some time. I am having significant issues with my ears and I need time to heal. The district is on board to make the necessary acoustic adjustments in the band room as well. We don't have a clear time line but I am assuming it will be at least three months before I can come back full time.

Deborah Kovach will be the interim band director and I have every confidence in her. She has already had the opportunity to work with the Maywood band students. She will be sending out an introductory message to all of you.

I will continue to help coordinate the program so do send me your emails. I WILL be at solo and ensemble this weekend and am looking forward to hearing those of you who are performing. I will also be taking the 8th grade on the PLU field trip in May. I may also be taking the 8th grade to festival in April. I'll keep you posted on that.

I have received your emails about grades, instrument needs, and music selection suggestions. I'll be getting back to you all next week. I'm still supporting you all, just from a distance:-)

Please keep in touch. I miss you all so much.
Ms. S.

Friday, February 27, 2015

March 4th Band Concert

March 4th Maywood Middle School Band Concert 
at Liberty Performing Arts Center 
Call time for musicians is 6:00pm
Concert begins at 6:30pm

6th grade band will meet in the choir room
7th and 8th grade band will meet in the band room

Concert clothing is the same as last concert. Please follow the band dress code. Jazz Band is not performing on this concert so just wear your regular outfits 7th and 8th graders. 

I will be asking for parent helpers. Please email me if you are available to help organize the students. 
I'll need 2 parents for each grade level and 2 for crowd control in the auditorium

The kids are well prepared and it's going to be a great evening of music

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

In Class Playing Tests and Smartmusic Tests

In Class Playing Tests and Smartmusic Tests are now assigned for 6th and 7th grade band. 8th grade to follow shortly.

6th grade in class test is #91 The Banana Boat Song,
6th grade Smartmusic tests are Shaker Hymn - due on January 23rd
                                                  Northridge Overture - due on February 6th
                                                  Morpheus - due on February 13th

7th grade in class playing test is a choice between #80 and #85. #80 is worth 10 points and #85 is worth 10 plus 5 extra credit points as it is in the key of Concert Ab and a bit more difficult.
7th grade Smartmusic test is Joyful Journey measures 1-41 - due on January 27th.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Winter Break Celebration

Hi All,
This is just a reminder that tomorrow (Thursday) is our Winter Break celebration. Please remember your gift if you are participating in the white elephant gift exchange. Please remember to bring the food item or plate/napkin/fork item you were assigned. I will not be answering emails to remind you what you were assigned:-) No instruments tomorrow or Friday unless you are in jazz band. Happy Holidays Everyone!
Ms. S

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Smartmusic tests for all classes have been assigned

Smartmusic tests for all classes have been assigned and are due by December 19th. Look for your email letting you know which piece is assigned for your class.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Parent volunteers are needed for help at our concert on November 18th.

Please see the link in the right hand column for parent volunteers. Click on this link to sign up!

We need parent volunteers to supervise students in the warm up rooms and help them get to the stage when it's time to perform. 3 for 6th grade and one each for 7th and 8th grade. We also need 3-4 parents to help with programs and getting audience members seated. You would need to be at the Liberty Performing Arts Center by 5:45. Once the programs are handed out and students are either seated in the auditorium or on stage you can join your family in the auditorium.
Please make sure they save you a seat:-)

DATE: 11/18/2014 (Tue 5:45PM - 6:30PM)

LOCATION: Liberty Performing Arts Center

Friday, November 7, 2014

First Maywood Band Concert Tuesday November 18th at LHS Performing Arts Center

Hi Everyone,

This is a reminder that we have our first concert on Tuesday, November 18th at the Liberty High School Performing Arts Center. All band students are required to attend and should be in their warm up room in the Arts Center by 6pm. The concert starts at 6:30pm. Seating is limited so please consider just inviting immediate family members. We will have one section reserved for music students so they can watch the other groups as they are performing.

Please review the "What to Wear" document in "Maywood Documents" (right hand column).  I've made two minor updates. 7th grade boys should wear a white long sleeve button down shirt. 7th and 8th grade girls may wear open toed shoes. All other information is the same as you read in the band handbook at the beginning of the year. Please take the band dress code seriously.

And please email me if you any questions or concerns about the concert.

Ms. S.