M. S. #7
December 16, 2010
Jazz Band at Harborside
Congrtualtions to all the Band and Choir Students that performed in the 4th Annual Spring Recital. I want to say that all of you were GREAT! Hopefully the Spring Concert will be twice as better!
Beginner Instrumental Program: Anyone can participate in the band program as a beginner. Recruitment happens the first full week of school. The school has a few instruments to offer but does appreciate students who are able to rent or purchase an instrument. They are given one lesson a week. This lesson is rotated so the student does not miss the same class two weeks in a row. They will tested on a regular basis. Once they have passed all tests, they will be invited to join the Concert Band.
Concert Band: Everyone that has passed all tests are invited to play in the Concert Band. This group performs in the Holiday/Winter Concert and the Spring Concert. Sometimes they are asked to perform for other activities during the year.
Jazz Band: All students that wish to join the Jazz Band must pass an audition to join. Auditions are held twice a year. One is in November and one is in June. This group is an incredibly busy group. They are asked to perform not only for many of the school functions but also many celebrations and concerts outside of the school.
Performances: We have many performances throughout the year. We have a Holiday/Winter Concert, Spring Concert, Spring Recital, Pep Rallies, Charitable events, Music and All That Jazz (a district wide concert), Band Festivals etc.
We are very proud of our Performing Arts Students. They work very hard to maintain high standards and excellence. They strive for this through their own goal. We don't give them limits. They set these standards not their teachers. We just guide them.