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Happy August!

Well, it's almost here. The start of the new school year is already underway with back to school shopping sales, teaching assignments, and last minute summer reading projects not even close to being done. This summer has gone by quickly. 

This is just a friendly reminder from your friendly band director: 
  
  PLEASE PRACTICE YOUR INSTRUMENT!

School starts in just a few weeks and I have made a few changes for class. 
  • Chair selection will be points-based. This means in order to move up in your section, you will have to earn points. Each student will receive a printout of how they can receive points. To start the year, chair placement will be based on your term 4 playing quizzes (7th and 8th graders only). 
  • There will be a combined 7th and 8th grade honors band. It will be auditioned based and require mandatory after-school rehearsals. Please pay attention for auditions. 
  • Private lessons are in the works. I am currently working to finalize details to lessen the cost of private lessons and promote more student participation. 
  • REMIND101: If you have not heard of this yet, be sure to check it out. https://www.remind.com  You simply text a code to the supplied number and I can send out reminders to parents and students about upcoming events. This is going to be one of my primary means of contact throughout the school year. 
  • PARENT VOLUNTEER GROUP NEEDED: I will be working closely with a group of parents who are willing to make up the parent volunteer group. This group will be responsible for helping with fundraising opportunities, concert preparation and clean up, as well as chaperoning events when needed. Details to be released this fall. 
If you have any questions about any of the information above, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thank you for all your help and support in the fine arts here in Plymouth. 








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