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Band message 8/8/20

August 8th 2020

Hope everyone had a good summer and getting ready for the new year, whether that is in person or virtually.For my former 8th graders NOW FRESHMEN!!![*]I still feel like there was no closure, no goodbye and for that I am truly sorry!  Good luck and stay safe [*]I also have quite a few left over belongings that can be picked up this next week. See below for times Ms. Rhodes and I will be available! [*]There are still quite a few instruments out and at this point we need them turned in to clean and distribute to the c ...Continue Reading

End of the year band update

May 22nd 2020

Thank you parents for getting your children through the most confusing, strange, frustrating time I'm ever been through.  Let's hope our country, state and schools can get back to normal in the fall!!!Grades- grades are done and now posted.  Please know that they don't completely reflect your child's playing ability, but more the effort and participation throughout this time.  Many students did great and really improved.  Many students needed to repeat exercises several times, but did eventually make ...Continue Reading

Last 2 days...

May 19th 2020

Good evening parents!This is just a reminder to everyone that all assignments for band class are due by midnight Thursday, May 21.  We will put the final grades into Skyward Friday, May 22.Skyward-[*]As of now Skyward is up to date based on all assignments turned in today by 6pm.  I posted an announcement to each class as I got the grades done for that class. (anything turned in since then has not been graded) [*]I have left the 7th grade quiz as is in hopes to get more students to take it or retake it for a h ...Continue Reading

Band Update 5/17/20

May 17th 2020

Thank you to all the well-wishers to my speedy recovery.  I found myself a bit on the ill side last week that continued into this week.  It was NOT anything major, but annoying just the same!  I'm finally feeling back to myself and have had a couple of much more productive days.Next week: Is completely catch up!  Get as much done as you can by Thursday, May 21 at midnight.  After that Canvas assignments will be locked and we have to have grades done by Friday at 4pm. (Please don't wait until the ...Continue Reading

Band Update 5/10/20

May 10th 2020

2 more weeks left!!!Zoom meetings this week: Monday & Wednesday at noonMonday:Join Zoom Meetinghttps://zoom.us/j/93239634314?pwd=cGhUTU1Cc3VsRk9QZmRHSGtjY21Wdz09 Meeting ID: 932 3963 4314 Password: 012322Wednesday: Join Zoom Meetinghttps://zoom.us/j/97273905733?pwd=dm5PTXRPbWcvcWRKNXBEYUtENk9QUT09 Meeting ID: 972 7390 5733 Password: 011062Beginning Bands (periods 2, 4 & 6)- 2 more check-offs this week.  You should have 16 done by the end of this weekAdvanced Bands (periods 1 & 5)- Move to scales th ...Continue Reading

Band Update 5/3/2020

May 3rd 2020

Only 3 more weeks remaining for this school year!Instruments- still no information. I have sent another e-mail to Mr. Linch hoping he can convince the higher officials that when the Shelter In Place is over May 15 that we can have some kind of system to retrieve instruments and 8th graders with school instruments need to turn theirs in.  I will let you know as soon as I know.Check-offs- 2 more check-offs this week.  Some students were doing a great job at the beginning and are now slowing down and not quite on ...Continue Reading

Band Update 4/27/20

April 26th 2020

No word yet as to when we can get back into the building to retrieve personal belongings, including instruments.  This also pertains to 8th graders who are currently renting a school owned instrument and will need to turn it in at the end of the year.  As soon as I know anything I will let you know and get word out there.7th grade course selection- There was a bit of confusion this year with band selection for next year.  All students will be put in a band class unless a parent has talked to me about not ...Continue Reading

Band update 3/20/20

April 19th 2020

Greetings and hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy.  Hopefully even though we're confined now until May 1, maybe we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel!Instruments- Paige's Music is somewhat open for repairs or purchases.  It is by appointment only and no contact.  You do need to schedule an appointment on-line www.paigesmusic.com or by phone 317-842-2102.  Due to the extention of shelter in place we will not be able to enter the building to get instruments until May 4 now.  ...Continue Reading

Band Update for 4/13/20

April 11th 2020

I hope everyone is staying safe & healthy!!! I miss the daily contact with students and hope we get through this quickly and safely!Paige's Music has opened up to on-line orders.  Starting Tuesday they will be doing curbside, no contact assistance.  I'm not completely sure how much service that means, but I belive if you are renting from Paige's that repairs and loaners will be taken care of.  The phone lines will be open and you can call for information.  I hope this helps some of you.Announceme ...Continue Reading

Band Update 4/5/2020

April 5th 2020

I sit here trying to figure out what to say during this time.  There are truly no words that I can say that will make much difference.  The week of the shut down I was preparing students to think about it, get instruments home... we all acknowledged that yes, we'd love to have an extra 2 week vacation.  As we left that Thursday afternoon we were preparing for a concert.  The stage is still set up waiting for that concert.  Not in a million years did I think that would be the last time I would se ...Continue Reading
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