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Skyview Middle School Band Information Night (for new 6th graders) Thursday , May 16, 2013 5-7p.m . Skyview Band Room **Students DO NOT NEED PREVIOUS MUSIC/BAND EXPERIENCE TO PLAY!!***. BAND!!.
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Band Information Night
(for new 6th graders)
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Skyview Band Room
**Students DO NOT NEED PREVIOUS MUSIC/BAND EXPERIENCE TO PLAY!!***
Please come and learn about the Skyview Band Program, try out instruments, and ask questions. Students and parents are encouraged to attend.
If you have questions, please contact Rafaelita Almazan, Skyview Band Instructor at 495-1149 x4259 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Skyview Middle School Band Program
As a sixth grade student of Skyview Middle School, your child will be eligible to participate in the Skyview Band Program. Participation in band can provide for your child an important means of positive, creative personal expression. In this class, the child will develop greater self-confidence and responsibility, and will come to a better understanding of the rewards of group effort. It can also serve as an opportunity for a unique type of social interaction.
The Skyview Band Program aligns all instruction, selection of music, methods and supplemental material with the Colorado Model Content Standards for Music. Through performance and study all students will learn basic music elements and gain appreciation for a life-long love of music.
To Purchase Band Equipment, use either Meeker Music or Grainer Music
here in Colorado Springs! Both of these retailers have rentals to use as
well as a rent to own option. These retailers can equip your student with
everything that he or she needs for music here at SMS. They can also be
used for private lessons and music supplies throughout the year!
MAIN STORE113 East Bijou St.80903-1407Phone 719-471-8940Fax 719-471-8946Toll Free 800-228-8819Hours 9:30-6:00
4460 Barnes RoadColorado Springs, CO 80917(719) 574-2001 10-7 Monday-Thursday10-6 Friday10-5 Saturday
Graner Music North8674 N. Union Blvd.Colorado Springs 80920(719) 579-766510-7 Monday-Thursday10-6 Friday10-5 Saturday
North Store3604 Hartsel Dr.80920Phone 719-534-9919Hours 9:30-6:00
Band classes meet as an enrichment class during the school day. Each student is expected to provide his/her own instrument and music books, and pencils for the secondday of class.
These instruments are offered in band instruction for 6th grade students at Skyview Middle School:
Alto or Tenor Saxophone (limited amount)
Percussion (special guidelines required)
Students wishing to play percussion must have a minimum of 2 years of piano instruction and have a signature from their piano instructor on their registration form. No exceptions will be made – please speak with Ms. Almazan!
Percussion: Percussion students will need a bell kit for 6th grade with a drum practice pad/snare drum.
**ALL PERCUSSION – You will be asked to pay a one time $25 instrument fee for use of school percussion equipment throughout the year!! **
Skyview Middle School Band
2013-2014 School Year
must be returned to
Skyview Middle School
May 17th, 2013.
Forms received after this date cannot be assured registration for band classes.
Band is a full year enrichment class. Students and parents are asked to commit for a yearlong experience.
Check with a local music store if you have questions about brands or quality.
Brands not accepted for Skyview Program: First Act, Borg, Simba, or any instruments manufactured by warehouse stores.
An instrument in good working condition
Essential Elements 2000 Method Book for your instrument (for entire school year) &
Flute: cleaning rod, cloth handkerchief
Clarinet and Saxophone: at least four #2 reeds in good working condition at all times, cork grease, cleaning swab, plastic reed guard
Trumpet, French Horn, Baritone: valve oil, cleaning ‘snake’, mouthpiece brush
Trombone: slide oil or ‘super slick’, cleaning ‘snake’, mouthpiece brush
Percussion: percussion bell kit, drum sticks and bell mallets
Identification on the outside of the case
Folding music stand for home practice SMARTMUSIC QR
**SMARTMUSIC Subscription HIGHLY recommended - $36/yr!!**
*INTERNET CONNECTION RECCOMENDED BUT NOT NECESSARY!*
The school supplies supplemental music and storage for instruments
**STUDENTS WILL ALSO NEED A PACKAGE OF 10 PENCILS FOR THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS!!**
*Kind and Honest
*Strive for Academic Excellence
*Positive Role Model
*Committed to Home Practice (120 minutes per week minimum)
with any questions about band
and how it can benefit your child,
you, and your relationship
Phone: 495-1149 x4259