Thursday, April 6, 2017

Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony Wednesday before school rehearsal April 19th

Hi All,
Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony will have a Wednesday morning rehearsal  on April 19th  starting at 8:15. This rehearsal is to prepare for our performance at the Eastshore Region Band Festival on April 20th. Please be in your seat ready to play at 8:15. Late musicians cause a big disruption just trying to maneuver to their seats through 90 people!

I will open the doors at 7:45 am if you need to drop off your student early.


There is a sign up genius link in the right hand column under parent volunteers for folks to sign up for the breakfast team.

Thanks Everyone!
Ms. S.
PS have you turned in your permission slip for the festival?

Friday, January 20, 2017

Solo and Ensemble Festival March 11th.


Solo and Ensemble Festival is on March 11th at Pine Lake Middle School. Paperwork for entries is now available under “Maywood Documents” and then “Solo and Ensemble”. This event is optional.
Please read the attached letter under Maywood Documents" for more information. If you are playing a solo you should be working with a private instructor. They will or already have helped you select a piece of music. If your solo requires a piano accompaniment you must make arrangements with a piano player. I can help you find one. All paperwork for entries must be turned in by January 31st

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Wednesday before school rehearsals for Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony

Please remember that Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony members have before school rehearsals tomorrow, Wednesday, January 4th and next Wednesday January 11th. These rehearsals are to prepare us for our PLU visit on January 12th.

The before school rehearsals begin at 8:15 in the Maywood band room. I will open the doors at 7:45 if you need to drop off your student early.

The Breakfast Team spots are filled. Thanks to everyone who is providing food for our rehearsals!

We still have 3 chaperone spots open for our trip to PLU on Thursday, January 12th. Please click on the link in the right hand column to sign up.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Enjoy your well deserved break.

Please take some time to practice over the break in order to retain everything we've been working on.

6th graders are focusing on pages 19 and 20 in their Essential Element book and their three new concert pieces.

Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony are memorizing #170 in their Essential Technique book and working on Songs of the Whalemen, Forgotten Heroes and the first two movements of the Holst 1st Suite. These are the pieces we will be taking to PLU on January 12th.

Symphonic Band students are working on 7 new pieces. We will be narrowing those down for our concert.

Friday, December 9, 2016

No Instruments today

No Instruments today Friday December 9th due to late start. We will be listening to some amazing concert band music.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Congratulations on a Successful First Concert

Thank you all for your excellent performances at our first concert on November 17th.
We had 6 ensembles so it was a long evening but full of wonderful music.
Thanks to our special guests, Mr. Tanner and the Liberty Jazz Band.

Our next concert is March 7th.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

MusicFirst is ready

Music First Logins are now ready.
MusicFirst is provided to all music students by the district.
Students have their first assignment in MusicFirst and it is due on October 14th. We will be going over it in class. All students are to complete an All About Me Letter and submit it through MusicFirst. This will help me learn about all my students and make sure they are up and running on MusicFirst.

Login instructions: Go To


Student Login
User name:  first four of last name first three of first name two digit grad year followed by isd
(eg. JackLor19isd)            Lori Jackson graduates in 2019

Password:  their student id – also known as other id (I believe it’s the number on the ASB card) followed by ISD (eg. 0880736ISD)

If your last name has only three letters you only use those. If your last name has only two letters you only use those.
(eg. AnBet22isd)              Beth An graduates in 2022.