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    Masterclass Sectionals are in full swing for  7th/8th grade GOLD and BLUE band! 

    The sectionals count as a participation grade for the week and are very beneficial to help the kids prepare for All Region band.  

    Check the Masterclass schedule under COURSE INFORMATION! 

    If you can't make your specific masterclass please find an alternate one to attend and

    Mrs. Adams will give you something to work on during that time.


    THANK YOU to everyone for getting those Band forms/fees in. I will be sending out an email to update the status on your forms - some are missing a couple of items.  OUR SUNNYVALE MIDDLE SCHOOL T SHIRT is HERE! Here is a pic of our t shirt for the 2018 - 2019 year! 

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    Band Happenings this week:   

    Beginner Band:

    We are continuing to learn how to count our rhythms while having great posture and tapping our foot.  This week we are reading the music staff as we play our music!  Can't wait to teach the kids this week how to play their first familiar songs - "merrily we roll along" and "Hot Cross Buns"

     **PRACTICE CARDS will be due ON WEDNESDAY, OCT 17!  

    Blue/Gold Band:

    Continue to review rehearsal expectations.  Work on producing good tone/blend with each other. 

    We will be rehearsing new warm up techniques and chorales.  We will be reviewing and working on the following scales:  Bb, Eb, Ab, and F.  Let's see who can pass off some more of their scales to become the SCALE NINJA!  Music will include stand tune music for football game as well as concert pieces for Blue Band to sight read.

     **PRACTICE CARDS will be due ON WEDNESDAY, OCT 17!  

    Don't forget to check masterclass schedule and SUBMIT ALL PLAYING TESTS IN BY FRIDAY TO AVOID ZEROS ON A TEST GRADE!


    OFFICIAL CALENDAR has been posted under the calendar tab.  Be sure to print it out and hang it up at home. :)






    Keri Adams

    Sunnyvale ISD

    SMS Head Band Director



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