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January 4, 2012

Hello everyone,

Welcome back to school and I hope everyone had a great Christmas Break.  As the students return to a different band class format I just wanted to give a short explanation of what is going on.  Last year, prior to March, the students took several playing/audition tests.  These scores were then used to 1) place them on parts for marching band and 2) to place them into one of three concert bands by ability level.  These bands meet 1st, 2nd, or 3rd hours each day.  We now expose them to many different types of musical exercises, warm-ups, literature, and who knows what else.  All three bands will attend the Missouri State High School Activity Association State Band Festival in April held at Willard High School.  They will also have the opportunity to participate in solos and ensembles toward the end of March.

Our schedule does not slow down much in the spring semester at all.  The winter guards will begin competing soon, jazz ensembles are doing basketball games and jazz festivals beginning in February, and much more is on our plate.  Please go to link  Calendar/Date  above and you will find an updated schedule of events from now until next fall.

Take care,



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