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6th Grade Parents and Students, As 6th Graders you have to opportunity to be involved in the coolest school activity ever--BAND!!!! Beginning Band is offered to student at both Lewis and Clark and McBride Elementary Schools this year and will begin on September 18th. If there is any interest at all in playing an instrument in band this is your chance!! Band classes will be held 2 days a week during the school year. The day of the week will depend on if students play a brass, woodwind or percussion instrument. Students are bussed from their elementary school at the end of the school day to the high school where band class will be held. Band students will be dismissed from class at 2:10pm on band days to get their instruments and get to the band bus. The bus will leave at around 2:15 and will arrive at the high school just before 2:30. Class is held from 2:30-3:15. After class students can be picked up by a guardian, walk home, or ride the bus home from the high school. They can even ride the bus to after school sports activities!! Band students can participate in band along with sports and other “after school” activities this year and for years to come! If you are interested in signing up for Beginning Band you need to….. 1. Parents: Fill out the attatched sign-up sheet and permission slip, officially authorizing your student to do band and to attend band classes all year. Without this form they are not officially signed up for the class. Have your child take it to school and bring it to our beginning band student meeting the afternoon of Tuesday, September 18th. This is their ticket onto the band bus for that day. Please look at the other side of this sheet for important dates related to instrument fittings, class schedule and instrument rental night. 2. Come to our Beginning Band Parent Information Meeting. It will be held on Tuesday, September 18th at 7pm in the St. Helens High School band room. At this meeting we will cover any and everything you need to know about doing band. It is important to attend this meeting so you are fully informed about band and can have all of your questions answered. The meeting will not take long! I look forward to speaking with you and to meeting you and your student soon!! Thanks, Noelle Freshner Director of Bands St. Helens School District firstname.lastname@example.org 503-366-7418 (office) Band Start-up Dates 2012-2013 Beginning Band Student Informational Meeting Tuesday, September 18th 2:30-3:15 at the SHHS Band Room Students will be bussed to the high school after school and will take transportation selected on their permission slip home that day, and for all other band days after. Beginning Band Parent Informational Meeting Tuesday, September 18th 7pm at the SHHS Band Room Beginning Band Instrument Fitting Schedule 2012-2013 Fittings will be held during our allotted band class time at St. Helens High School. At the fittings will meet with each student individually and let them try all of the instruments to find the one that fits them best. Please look at the dates below for your classes’ assigned day. Students will again be bussed to the high school for their fittings. If a student misses their assigned day they may attend a make-up day or you will need to contact Mrs. Freshner to schedule a fitting as soon as possible. Thurs September 20th Lewis and Clark Classes: Contreras and Henrie Friday September 21st Lewis and Clark Classes: Ray and Wheeldon Monday September 24th Mc Bride Classes: Hirning and Pieper Tuesday September 25th McBride Classes: Eidsness and make-ups Wed September 26th Fittings by individual appointment only* Thursday September 27th Both Schools: Make-ups for students who were absent or who may need 2nd attempt fittings All band students must have instrument fittings completed by Friday the 27th so they can be assigned to the appropriate instrument. *If for some reason a student misses or will miss their scheduled fitting date please contact Mrs. Freshner to schedule a fitting after school before the 27th deadline. Starting Monday, October 1st Band classes will be on the following schedule till the end of the school year. Monday and Tuesdays will be Brass Class for students who play trumpet, trombone, baritone or tuba. Thursdays and Fridays will be Woodwind and Percussion Class for students who play flute, clarinet, saxophone, or percussion. No band held on Wednesdays because of district wide early release and if there is no school in the district there is no band class that day. Instrument Rental Night with Beacock Music Co. Tuesday October 2nd from 6-8pm at the SHHS Cafeteria Parents can drop in during this time to do instrument rentals, buy band accessories, books and class materials. You can also rent and purchase online before this date. Beginning Band Sign-Up and Permission Slip Student Name: ______________________________________________________________ Student’s School: ______________________________________________________________ Student’s 6th Grade Teacher: _____________________________________________________________ ____ I give my child permission to join beginning band this year. I also give my child permission attend band class at St. Helens High School from 2:30-3:15 every band class day. Everyday my child will return home from beginning band each day by, ____ Riding a bus home from SHHS ____ Walking home from SHHS ____ Will be picked up each day from SHHS ____ Other: __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ Parent Name: ____________________________________Parent Email: ____________________________________ Parent Phone Number (Daytime): __________________________________ Evening: ____________________ Emergency Contact Person : __________________________________ Phone (Daytime) ________________ -This person will be contacted regarding transportation if for some reason a student misses their bus or is not picked up and we can not get a hold of a parent. Parent Signature: _____________________________________________________ Date: _______________ Anything I need to know about your student? (Special Needs, Musical Experience etc..) __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ This permission slip must be filled out and turned into Mrs. Freshner the Band Director on Tuesday, September 18th at the Beginning Band Class Meeting after school. This is your permission slip to get on the band bus!! If your student misses this deadline please contact Mrs. Freshner at email@example.com or 366- 7418 to get signed up.
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