Welcome to back OGMS! Students will not need their instrument until Monday 8/14. This week we will be going over classroom procedures, the band handbook, and assigning band lockers. Please email Mr. Chilson with any questions.
The spring concert announcements have been attached to the Online Forms and Docs page of the website for your convenience. They will also be sent to you in an email today and a hard copy will be given to your student during class tomorrow. Please let Mr. Chilson know if you have any questions or any conflicts as soon as possible.
Today students will be receiving a letter about ABODA with a finalized itinerary and official permission form. A digital copy of this document can be found in the Online Forms and Docs page under the 8th grade section. Please email Mr. Chilson if you have any questions.
This is just a reminder about the 8th grade concert next week. This concert with be at Catalina Foothills High School. Students should arrive at 6:30 pm in order to get warmed up and take attendance. Please leave instrument cases in vehicles. A copy of the letter that went home in January can be found in the Online Forms and Documents section of this website.
This post is to let you know that concert letters about the December 13th concert are going home today (Monday 11/14). If your student doesn't given itc to you yet please ask them for it. Also if your student needs to miss for any reason please let me know as soon as possible.
This is just a reminder for parents and students that we will be starting quarter 2 scale tests next week. Students can choose from either concert C, G, D, or Db. In order to get a 3, students must perform all of the correct notes in the correct order at 120 bpm in eighth notes. In addition, students can receive above and beyond credit for playing the scales faster and memorized (more details in ParentVue). Tests can be made up for full credit either before school, during lunch, or after school on Friday.
We have just completed our second playing test. Parents are strongly encouraged to check students grades on these tests and have students make up any grades that are below a 3. Students can do make up testing during lunch (after they have eaten) or before school.
Students will not need instruments next week. We will be working on assigning lockers and going over beginning of the year school stuff. Please feel free to email Mr. Chilson if you have any questions.
Congratulations on finding the new band website. Please check out the band calendar for next year which can be found in the Band Calendar page. Also feel free to download the 7th and 8th grade scale packets and warm ups for your instrument. Have a great summer and don't forget to practice.