This will probably be my last e-mail using the old contact list. If your child is not going to participate in the music program and you would still like to receive e-mails, just let me know & I'll keep you in the loop.
I'm excited to have a few new students who signed up at orientation. I had an incredible compliment tonight when one parent said the main reason she enrolled her child in Our Lady of Mercy School this year is because of the music program.
Thank you to those parents who helped remind your child to practice & remain faithful in attendance. I can push, motivate and kick dead horses all I want but, it's not until others catch the vision and understand the investment required to achieve greatness that anything really starts to happen.
This Thursday is our "parent meeting" combined with the "booster meeting". We will be meeting in the band room at 6:30 pm on August 6th. The first 30 minutes (or so) is designed to be informational for the new band parents. I would like everyone there to show their support as well as to share your encouragement & wisdom.
We will then conduct our usual booster meeting from 7-8 in which I invite all of your input and participation. If you can't make the meeting, please remember to say a prayer, don't forget to check the blog & ask your child what was announced at school.
The schedule for the first week of school is:
Tuesday after school:
Refresher course, Anyone who wants to come
(review, practice session, etc. like a make-up session)
Wednesday after school:
Drums, percussion, drum line & drum set
Thursday after school:
Color guard, letter carriers, drum major & majorette
Friday after school:
All other instruments, keyboard, guitar, sax, trumpet, flute, clarinet, trombone, French horn, baritone, tenor sax, bass clarinet, tuba, etc.
Open to all students
This schedule will be the first week of school only.
The twice-a-week class schedule will start the second week of school.
I will post the weekly schedule once everyone is signed up.
Please let me know if there's a day or time in which you'd like me to avoid scheduling your child's class.
Only students who have played an instrument for at least one school year need to bring their instruments and a prepared piece for a short try-out this first week.
God has been good to me,