7th Grade Band



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    Posted Aug 27, 2020, 8:45 AM by Dennis Kozian
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  • 1st Day with Instruments, 7th Grade Bands The 8th grade band will begin playing in class on Thursday, Sep 3 or Tuesday, Sep 8.  Stay tuned for more info!
    Posted Aug 27, 2020, 8:45 AM by Dennis Kozian
  • 2019-20 Jazz Band Auditions Auditions of the William Short Jazz/Rock Ensemble will take place when we are back to in-person learning.  Stay tuned for more information.  Check out the audition music on ...
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Band Book

Our WMS 7th Grade students will use the Essential Elements-Volume 2 Method Book.  We will use the books all year, both in class and at home.  Books can be purchased at Marshall Music, Meyer Music or on Amazon.  



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Supplies

All 7th Grade Band Students Need 

the Following Items:

1.  An instrument in good working condition!

2.  Essential Elements Band Method - Volume 2 (can be 

purchased  at WMS - $8 winds/brass & $12 for 

percussion).

3.  A wire music stand to practice at HOME!

4.  PENCILS ARE PROVIDED TO ALL STUDENTS!!



In addition, plan on providing the following items both in class and at home:

FLUTE:  cleaning swab and rod (a handkerchief will do for a swab) & polishing cloth

CLARINET: 3 reeds in good condition (Mitchell Lurie #3 or 3.5, or, VanDoren V21 #3), cork grease, cleaning swab, mouthpiece brush

BASS CLARINET:  3 reeds in good working condition (LaVoz Medium), cork grease, cleaning swab, mouthpiece brush

OBOE:  3 reeds (Jones Brand medium are great), swab, reed case , cork grease, small water-tight container for water 

BASSOON:  3 reeds (Jones Brand medium are great), swab,      reed case , cork grease, small water-tight container for water 

ALTO SAX:  3 reeds in good condition (VanDoren #3 or 3.5), cork grease, cleaning swab, mouthpiece brush, neck cleaner, body cleaner (pad saver)

TENOR SAX: 3 reeds in good condition (LaVoz Medium), cork grease, cleaning swab, mouthpiece brush, neck cleaner, body cleaner (pad saver)

BARI SAX: 3 reeds in good condition (LaVoz Medium), cork grease, cleaning swab, mouthpiece brush, neck cleaner, body cleaner (pad saver)

TRUMPET:  valve oil, tuning slide grease (I use petroleum jelly), mouthpiece brush, snake and a soft cloth

FRENCH HORN:  rotary valve oil, tuning slide oil or petroleum jelly, mouthpiece brush and a soft cloth

TROMBONE:  slide oil or slide cream (I love super slick), tuning slide oil or petroleum jelly, mouthpiece brush, and a soft cloth

BARITONE:  valve oil, tuning slide oil or cream (I use petroleum jelly), mouthpiece brush and a soft cloth

TUBA: valve oil, tuning slide oil or cream (I use petroleum jelly), mouthpiece brush and a soft cloth

PERCUSSION:  See attachment at bottom of webpage!


Band Uniforms (Polo Shirts)

POLO SHIRTS! 

All of our 7th & 8th grade band students will be wearing special “WMS Band Polo Shirts” as part of our uniform.  The shirts will be worn at all performances throughout the school year.  The shirts are royal blue, with the WMS logo in embroidered in white.  We have used the same design since 2008.  All families who already have a used polo shirt at home will not be required to order a new one.  Please be sure the used shirt fits your child! 

 

HOW TO ORDER:  We will order polo shirts once we are back to in-person instruction!

7th Grade Band Spring Concert





2020-2021 Band Calendar


1st Day with Instruments-September 8

The 7th grade band will begin playing on Thursday, Sep 3 or Tuesday, Sep 8.  All students should have their instruments ready to go!!  I can't wait for our first virtual class/rehearsal as an 8th grade band!

Required Performances!

When we are back to in-person instruction, we have four required concerts:  

Thursday, December 18, NHS Auditorium, 7:00p

Tuesday, March 3, NHS Auditorium, 7:00p

Tuesday, Feb 23, Pre-Festival Band Concert, 7p, CHS Auditorium

Thursday, Friday or Saturday, March 11, 12 or 13, MSBOA Band Festival, Harper Creek HS

Tuesday,  June 1, NHS Auditorium, 7:00p  

March with the NHS Band!


Due to Covid-19, this event may not take place this year.  Stay tuned for more information.

Band Lockers & Locks

Band lockers will be assigned once we are back in to in-person instruction!

Jazz Band Auditions!

Students who attend WMS, CMS and NMS can audition for the jazz band once we are back to in-person instruction.

Audition music is available now!  You can download the music on the jazz web page, Google Classroom, or, see your band director!


Check out the Jazz Band Webpage for more info!


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