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Band News - Term 1, Week 4

BAND NEWS – Term 1 Week 4

Monday was an exciting day for around 70 students in Year 3 as they collected their instruments and music books ready to commence their journey in the Wahroonga Public School Band Program. Many of the students had their first tutorial this week, learning how to put their instrument together and starting to play their first notes. The four bands and tutorials for all students will be in full swing next week, rehearsals and tutorials as follows:

Monday:

·         Beginner Band rehearsal on the silver seats under the COLA adjacent to the Burns Road Band Room – arrival time 7:50am for a rehearsal from 8:00am – 9:00am

·         Concert Band rehearsal in the Burns Road Band Room - arrival time 7:50am for a rehearsal from 8:00am – 9:00am

·         Tutorials for students in Year 3 and 4 during the school day

Wednesday:

·         Beginner Band rehearsal in the Burns Road Band Room – arrival time 7:50am for a rehearsal from 8:00am – 9:00am

·         Intermediate Band rehearsal on the silver seats under the COLA adjacent to the Burns Road Band Room - arrival time 7:50am for a rehearsal from 8:00am – 9:00am

·         Tutorials for students in Year 5 and 6 during the school day

·         Stage Band rehearsal in the Burns Road Band Room – arrival time 3:20pm for a rehearsal from 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Thursday:

·         Intermediate Band rehearsal on the silver seats under the COLA adjacent to the Burns Road Band Room – arrival time 7:50am for a rehearsal from 8:00am – 9:00am

·         Concert Band rehearsal in the Burns Road Band Room - arrival time 7:50am for a rehearsal from 8:00am – 9:00am

Beginner Band:

Beginner Band students should have received their instruments and music books/folder by now. Students should please see Kate or Kylie in the Burns Road Band Room if they do not have their instrument or music/folder.

Tutors should have been in contact with parents by now to confirm a tutorial time and place. There have been some changes to tutorial times and places due to Swimming or Enrichment clashes. Parents, thank you for continuing to check your emails and liaising with your child’s tutor in terms of tutorial times.

The very first Beginner Band rehearsal is on Monday 22 February on the silver seats under the COLA adjacent to the Burns Road Band Room. Students should arrive at 7:50am ready for a rehearsal from 8:00am – 9:00am. Beck Heather (Beginner Band Conductor) and Kate Spencer (Band Coordinator) will be there to meet and support the students. While the Monday rehearsals will be on the silver seats under the COLA adjacent to the Burns Road Band Room, the Wednesday rehearsals will be in the Burns Road Band Room. Beginner Band students should bring their instrument, music book and folder to all rehearsals.

Intermediate Band:

Intermediate Band is off to a great start. Students have been given the following music to practise: The Wahroonga Blues; A Syncopated Stroll; Over The Rainbow and Andalucia – students should be practising these pieces and take them to their tutors next week to work on.

Intermediate Band will continue to rehearse on the silver seats under the COLA adjacent to the Burns Road Band Room, on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Students should leave their bags at the top of the seats and unpack their instruments there to avoid congestion around the Burns Road Band Room.

The 2021 Musician of the Week trophy is awarded to a student who shows a respectful and positive attitude, a willingness to learn and to help others, punctuality and demonstrated musicality. The Musician of the Week receives a certificate, and the trophy to take home for the week. The 2021 Musician of the Week for Intermediate Band was awarded to Yuni K (Flute) for respectful behaviour and a positive attitude, for being well-prepared for the rehearsal; and for beautiful musical playing in Over the Rainbow. Congratulations Yuni!

Concert Band:

Concert Band students are working hard and sounding great! Home practise should focus on: Water Street March; Salvation is Created; The Beetles Forever; A Day in Space; and March of the Superheroes.

Concert Band will continue to rehearse in the Burns Road Band Room on Monday and Thursday mornings. Thank you parents for supporting your child being at school by 7:50am ready for an 8:00am sharp start.

The 2021 Musician of the Week trophy is awarded to a student who shows a respectful and positive attitude, a willingness to learn and to help others, punctuality and demonstrated musicality. The Musician of the Week receives a certificate, and the trophy to take home for the week. The 2021 Musician of the Week for Concert Band was awarded to Henry P (French Horn) for consistent effort and for always supporting and encouraging his fellow band students. Congratulations Henry!

Stage Band:

The next Stage Band rehearsal is on Wednesday 24 February.

Recorder:

Recorder tutorials commenced this week! Mrs Moor has sent emails to parents, confirming their child’s tutorial time. Recorder tutorials are being held in the Water Street Band Room. It’s not too late to join the Recorder Group! Enrolment forms are available from the school office.

Please do not hesitate to contact Kate Spencer or Kylie Lee in the Burns Road Band Room on the below details should you have any queries, or if your child would like to join the Band Program.

P: 9489 3086 E: kate.spencer14@det.nsw.edu.au