CARROLL MS BAND
MEET THE DIRECTORS:Nick Thomas Band director for 5 years. 2 years in CISD. Percussionist; have also taught beginning clarinet, french horn, euphonium, tuba and percussion. Bachelor in Music Education - University of North Texas Master of Educational Administration - University of Texas at Arlington A happy newlywed to his beautiful wife Denise ☺ Contact:Nick.Thomas@southlakecarroll.edu
MEET THE DIRECTORS:Sara Gustafson Band director for 4 years, all in CISD! Oboe player; woodwind specialist Bachelor in Music Education - University of North Texas Enjoys reading mystery novels, especially Agatha Christie Contact: Sara.Gustafson@southlakecarroll.edu
MEET THE DIRECTORS:Michael Oglesby Band director for 14 years. 1 year in CISD. Trumpet player; brass specialist Bachelor in Music Education - Southern Methodist University Master of Music - Texas Christian University Enjoys fishing and playing video games in his spare time Contact: Michael.Oglesby@southlakecarroll.edu
CMS BAND SCHEDULE There will be three 7th and 8th grade bands: Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Concert Band that will meet every day. Wind Ensemble - 5th Period Symphonic Band - 6th Period Concert Band - 8th Period Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band students will be required to attend one before or after school sectional each week.
SUPPLIESAll Bands 3-ring Black binder (1.5 inch works best) 8-Tab Subject Dividers 25-30 top loading clear sheet protectors Pencil Pouch Plenty of mechanical pencils (no pens) Highlighters (2-4 colors recommended) LockerMate style magnetic mirror (should fit in pencil pouch)
SUPPLIESWind Ens. & Sym. Band All students: Foundations for Superior Performance by Richard Williams and Jeff King. AKA: “The Blue Book” All students except percussion: Tuner & Contact Mic All Brass players except tuba: B.E.R.P. for your instrument *Book and supplies are used daily*
SUPPLIESConcert Band All students: Sound Innovations, Book 1 (Carroll MS Edition); buy the appropriate version for your instrument All Brass players except tuba: B.E.R.P. for your instrument *Book and supplies are used daily*
SUPPLIESWhere to Purchase Carroll MS Instrument Supplies may be purchased at: Bell’s Music Shop in Keller 536 B Keller Parkway, Keller, TX 762448, Store: 817.337.7900 Music 1st in Southlake 2100 Greenwood, Suite 200, Southlake, TX 76092, Store: 817.421.7608 Mr. E’s Music Store in Southlake 2105 Southlake Blvd. Southlake, TX. 76092, Store: 817.421.2324
COMMUNICATION! Email is the fastest way to get in touch. Mr. Thomas: Nick.Thomas@southlakecarroll.edu Ms. Gustafson: Sara.Gustafson@southlakecarroll.edu Mr. Oglesby: Michael.Oglesby@southlakecarroll.edu Band Hall phone: 817.949.5412 (Thomas) & 817.949.5499 (Gustafson) Band website: dragonband.wordpress.com
CHARMS Data management software: THE way to receive information about the band Website: www.charmsoffice.com Parent/Student Log in: dragons Student password: Student ID # (6-digit; add a Zero in front if only 5-digit)
SMART MUSIC Music learning software that greatly assists in practice and learning while at home Graded assignments and quizzes will be given throughout the year Website: www.smartmusic.com Download 2011 software update; there is a fee (~$25) Create or renew account and enroll in band class by searching for Carroll MS by zip code (76092) Be sure to create login with student so they remember it on their own
PRIVATE LESSONS • Private lessons are highly encouraged for all students. • Lessons are the best way to ensure success for your student on their instrument. • Lesson teachers are listed on the band website under “Private Lessons” or contact Mr. Thomas for more information.