Monday, May 9, 2016

News from the Band Room

Wind Ensemble
8th Grade Wind Ensemble members are invited to perform with the Liberty Symphonic Band on the June 2nd Liberty Band concert. More information including the music will follow.

Wind Ensemble has had two very successful events. They performed at the Eastshore Region Large Group Festival on April 21st and received a superior rating. This past Wednesday they traveled to the University of Puget Sound and worked with Dr. Gerard Morris. Students had a tour of the campus, ate in the student union, had a rousing game of soccer and attended the University Pop's concert.

6th and 7th grade band members
6th and 7th grade band students are completing a playing test on the chromatic scale and a short etude. For 6th graders this test will be used as information for placement in next year's Wind Ensemble. For 7th graders this is a regular playing test.

All students renting Maywood instruments
Last day for instruments will be June 8th. All Maywood rentals must be returned by that date unless you plan to use the instrument over the summer and the following year. 6th and 7th graders, if you are keeping your Maywood will need to pay for part or all of next year's rental fee and make sure your instrument is repaired with Matt Schneider over the summer if necessary. The repair fee will be added to the Maywood repair bill unless the repair is above and beyond your original rental fee.

8th graders you must return your Maywood rental and contact Mr. Tanner if you need to rent from the high school.

If you still owe part or all of your 2016 rental fee please pay by the 1st of June. Students who have not paid will be issued fine slips.

7th and 8th grade percussionists
If you still owe your 2016  percussion maintenance fee please pay by the 1st of June. Students who have not paid will be issued fine slips.

Supplies Needed

The band students have depleted the classroom supply of pencils, valve oil, and trombone slide cream. Please consider donating one of these items to our cause:-) Students who are playing a brass instrument should have their own supply of valve oil or slide cream at school. All students should have their own band pencil.
The classroom items are supposed to be for emergency situations only.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Incoming Freshman letter from Mr. Tanner

Hi All,
Mr. Tanner has posted a letter of information for incoming freshman band students. You can access the letter by clicking here.
Incoming Freshman band letter

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Jazz Lab Thursday

Jazz Lab meets this week on Thursday. If you have been attending regularly please be there. We only have 4 more sessions this year.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Liberty Wind Ensemble Auditions May 19th

For those 8th grade band members wishing to audition for Liberty Wind Ensemble the link for your materials and instructions is 
We will be holding auditions after school on May 19th. 
Please sign up with Ms. Sunmark for a time slot.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Second Band Concert This Thursday!

Hi All,
Our second concert of the year is this Thursday, March 17th, here at Maywood. We will need help moving equipment to the gym at 5:30 pm. The goal is to be set up by 6:15 and have our pictures taken for the yearbook. If you are able to arrive at 5:30 please send me an email. All percussionists should plan to be here at 5:30 as well. 
Everyone else should be here by 6pm. 
Concert clothing information can be found in the handbook or in the email I just sent through Family Access.
We will also need help moving everything back to the band room after the concert. All percussionists must help move their equipment back as well.

Ms. S.