8th Grade Band



This Week in Band!

  • 1st Day with Instruments, 8th Grade Band 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
  • 1st Day with Instruments, 6th Grade The 6th grade band will begin playing in class on Tuesday, Sep 8 or Wednesday, Sep 9.  Stay tuned for more info!
    Posted Aug 27, 2020, 8:46 AM by Dennis Kozian
  • 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 the Jazz Band web page or on Google Classroom!
    Posted Aug 27, 2020, 8:47 AM by Dennis Kozian
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Polo Shirts - Ordering Information

POLO SHIRTS WILL BE ORDERED ONCE WE ARE BACK TO IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION!  We are using the same shirt/uniform as in past years!



Uniiforms

The 8th Grade Band Students will wear the following at all band concerts:

  1. WMS Band Polo Shirt
  2. Black Dress Pants or Black Skirt
  3. Black Socks or Leggings
  4. Black Dress Shoes

Supplies

All 8th Grade Band Students Need 

the Following Items:

1.  An instrument in good working condition!


2.  "Sound Innovations" Intermediate Method Book-

this can be ordered on Amazon or through Marshall

 Music 



3.  A folding/portable music stand to use at home 

during virtual band class.



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!





2020-2021 Band Calendar

1st Day with Instruments

The 8th 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!


More info will be coming home soon!


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!