Monday, June 13, 2011

Announcements for Fall Semester - 2011

We had a great performance at TEACH Night. Beside the snafu with the keyboard being changed to a different key, and the pianist not knowing it, everything went well. He certainly handled the situation well!

Thanks to all that donated toward the director's gift cards. With your donations, I was able to buy a variety of cards.

It is time to think about next semester so keep an eye on this site for updates and new information as it becomes available.

We will have a date where students can come and try different types of instruments, like we had last year. That date hasn't been determined yet - I am hoping for a Friday in early August.

All the Encore groups will begin meeting on September 9th. Auditions, to move up to another level of orchestra or band, will be held in mid to late August. The audition piece is one that the student chooses and should demonstrate the level they are able to play at.

This coming year, we will be adding a percussion ensemble - led by Emily Bachert, a KU music major. This will be a fun group, and a way to learn rhythms and read percussion music. No prior percussion experience is required and those who already play percussion are encouraged to enroll. The age/grade level for participants is still being considered. Contact me or watch this site for more information.

Hope you are all enjoying your summer.