This past Thursday the students welcomed our interim band director, Mr. Indig. Mr. Indig comes to us with over 30 years experience as a band director. I am thrilled that the students will have the opportunity to work with and learn from such a veteran music teacher!
Sunday 3/13 from 2:30pm – 7:30pm, the SUNY Purchase Percussion Department will be hosting a FREE day of clinics, concerts and demonstrations by some of the area’s most accomplished oboists and bassoonists. An informational flyer can be found under documents.
The NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) solo festival is a wonderful opportunity for your student to grow as a musician, gain confidence, earn the full 5 extra credit points, and possibly be selected to perform in an ensemble with the best band students in all of Westchester. To participate, students prepare scales, a solo and sight-reading. At the festival, students will perform for a judge who will give them a score and comments. This quarter, all band students will be learning a NYSSMA solo as part of their lesson homework (so if they are interested in participating in NYSSMA, or auditioning for Wind Ensemble (see below), they will have the necessary tools to do so). More information can be found under the documents/End of the Year Info.
Auditions for the 2016-2017 Wind Ensemble will take place 4/25 – 4/29 (Monday- Friday). Students wishing to audition should review the audition information sheet (attached) with you. If your student is interested in auditioning, I strongly suggest that they also participate in NYSSMA. The Wind Ensemble audition information sheet/permission slip can be found under documents and is also available in the band room. FORMS ARE DUE FRIDAY 4/1.
A fantastic opportunity for your child to experience a week (or more!) of musical study, surrounded by college level teachers, enthusiastic counselors, and new band friends from other towns, counties, and states! A huge variety of camps are available (both near and far!). An informational handout can be found under documents. Please contact Ms. Kluga with questions.