Transition • 21 Novemeber 2014

I hope everybody has had a great beginning to their second quarter.

Middle School students were treated to a really fine presentation and performance from the Stiletto Brass Quintet last Thursday, Nov. 13. It surpassed my expectations of quality and the students enjoyed the performance and the way information was presented - I had a few students tell me it was the best concert they'd ever been to. Their performance was funded through a mini-grant I applied for through

This week, Jazz Workshop started our residency with Doug Little, local saxophonist and composer. Doug will be with us periodically throughout the remainder of this year and into the spring. His participation is funded by the Dakota Foundation for Jazz Education (DFJE). The DFJE is also bringing us a presentation from Joan Griffith on Dec. 2 - from 11:00-11:45 in the band room.

All assignments for Middle School are due on Tuesdays. We have had a few theory assignments, and importantly, next Tuesday, Practice Logs are due for the Middle School.  Students should be doing their best to practice 30 minutes a day. Effort creates ability!

Winter Concert 

When: December 9, 7pm - Concert should last about an hour
        • Student Call Time- ready to play by 6:30
Dress: Black & White
Where: LHUC, Gym
Who: 6,7,8 band and orchestra and Choir
What: Come hear works presented by 7th & 8th grade band & orchestra, 6th grade band & orchestra and choir.

GTCYS auditions!!! A great way to make more music!

Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, from my family to yours, please have a joyful and safe Thanksgiving Holiday break!

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