Friday, April 24, 2015

Wind Ensemble Reigns Superior at Eastshore Region Band Festival

Wind Ensemble received a superior rating under the direction of Deborah Kovach at the Eastshore Region Band Festival 

Students were inspired by their clinic with Mariko Lane

Lunch at Red Robin

Steffano enjoys his bottomless rootbeer floats

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wind Ensemble to perform at Eastshore Region Music Festival on April 23rd

Wind Ensemble will travel to Beaver Lake Middle School to perform at the Eastshore Region Music Festival on Thursday, April 23rd. Ensembles from Mercer Island, Snoqualmie and all other Issaquah middle schools will also be performing.

Maywood's performance time is 9:20. We will stay to watch other groups and then depart for lunch at Red Robin at 11:30!

We still have room for 2 chaperones to join us. Please click on the link in the right hand column to sign up. There should be room to ride on the bus or two chaperones can carpool.

Permission slips will be coming home soon.

Wind Ensemble will also be traveling to the University of Puget Sound on May 6th which is a Wednesday. More information will be coming but plan now to be dropped off at school at 7:00 am. The bus will leave the parking lot at 7:25 with or without you! We will be returning by the end of the school day.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Good Luck MMS Spirit Band

Good Luck at the Talent Show MMS Spirit Band. We admire your dedication to putting on a great performance. Someone please video tape the performance so we can post it on the website!

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