Woods Creek Cubs Band Page
Our Winter Band Fest at Lundahl M.S. on Feb. 11, 2020 was a huge success! The excitement was at it's height and the students played wonderfully! It was fun for the 5th grade Band students to see the Middle Schoolers perform, and the Middle Schoolers had fun seeing and reminiscing about their 5th grade year in band! Music is universal - and ageless! Such fun!!
Great job to all who participated at the Dist. 47 Solo/Ensemble Festival on Sat., Feb. 8 at Hannah Beardsley M.S.! These students selected a piece, practiced it well, and then performed it in front of a judge! The students got the judge's comments, a certificte and a blue ribbon for participating! But most of all they got...BETTER!
This takes courage and dedication - so kudos to ALL!!!
I am SO glad you decided to join band this year! Get ready for a whirlwind of fun! You will learn everything you need to know to play the instrument of your choice and join together with your classmates in playing some awesome band music!
Learning to play an instrument is an experience that will last your whole lifetime! The friends you make, the discipline you work on, and the skills you develop, ALL contribute to the character and brain growth you gain while learning something that is absolutely FUN! No doubt about it, researchers are finding out what we've suspected all along...MUSIC, specifically learning to play an instrument, makes you smarter! It works both sides of the brain at the same time, increasing and connecting the synapses in your brain! Parents, thank you ahead of time for your support of your child's band adventure! (I will be including some "helpful hints" as we go along, as I know it can be a little daunting at times.)
Band students will receive ONE Small group lesson (called Technique Class) each week. The schedule rotates, so students will not miss the same subject each week in the classroom. Students were each given a hard copy, but you can also find the schedule on this website, telling you what time for your technique class each week.
Students will ALSO have TWO FULL BAND REHEARSALS before school on Monday and Wednesday morning each week. Students should arrive by 8:00 am and rehearsal ends at 8:45 am, so students can put away their instruments and chairs and make it to their classroom on time for school to start.
If you are new to the school, or are just getting signed up for band, parents, please make sure students have their instrument, music stand and book ready for that first lesson. Please email me if you are not sure how to go about that. I will be happy to help you: firstname.lastname@example.org
Excited? Me too! I can't wait to start! Hold on to your hats...As I said it will be a whirlwind of fun!