5th Grade Band – Start of School

5th Grade Band Parents,

First of all, thanks for your help making our summer band practices
possible by arranging rides, managing schedules, and getting your students
to FT. We had a VERY productive 4 days and I think our new band students
are off to a strong start.

With school starting next Tuesday, here are a few announcements /
reminders…

-Students will NOT come to band at all on the first day of school next
Tuesday and do not need to bring their instruments in on the first day.

-Woodwinds (Flute, Clarinet, Sax) will have band on Mondays and Wednesdays
during flex time throughout the year. The first day they need their
instruments will be Wednesday, August 23rd.

-Brass and Percussion (Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, Percussion) will have
band on Tuesdays and Thursdays during flex time throughout the year. The
first day they will need their instruments will be Thursday, August 24th.

-On band days, students can bring their instruments into the band room in
the morning before school starts and use the shelves in the back of the
room to store instruments throughout the day.

-Students should put a ribbon or keychain on their case to make identifying
their instrument easier (many cases look alike).

-Trombone, baritone, and percussion students can elect to use a school
owned instrument at school and leave their personal instrument at home if
transporting the large instrument becomes a problem. The student will need
to bring their own mouthpiece or bell mallets (sticks) and music folder.
The student will just need to let one of the band directors know of their
intention to use a school owned instrument.

We’ll send out more info, including concert dates and band policies, next
week after we meet with the students during school.

Thanks!

-Adam Ladd
AW Bands

FT Bands Chicken BBQ Update

*AWBB Chicken BBQ*
Our final public performance of the year for the 5th and 6th grade bands
will take place at the annual bands Chicken BBQ on Saturday, May 20th at
the AWHS Main Gym. This is a fun performance where ALL bands from AW play
throughout the day and the Anthony Wayne Band booster organization
sells chicken dinners as a fundraiser. The 5th grade band performs at
6:00pm and the 6th grade band will perform at 5:00pm. Students should wear
their blue band shirt and whatever kind of pants/shorts/skirts they would
like on the bottom. Students who are unable to attend should have a parent
contact Mr. Ladd (5th grade) or Mr. Young (6th grade) as soon as possible.

*Chicken BBQ Report Times*
Students will report to the Auxiliary Gym (161) at the HS to assemble
instruments and prepare for the performance. See the attached map for help
finding the Auxiliary gym.
6th Grade: Report at 4:40pm to Aux Gym, Perform at 5:00pm in Main Gym
5th Grade: Report at 5:40pm to Aux Gym, Perform at 6:00pm in Main Gym

Students are officially free to go as soon as their performance is over,
but we would HIGHLY encourage the FT band students to stay after their
performance to hear the High School Symphonic Band or Symphonic Winds that
follow with performance at 5:30 or 6:30pm. This would be a great
opportunity for the younger students to hear our advanced high school
players and get some free musical inspiration. All performances are free
and open to the public.

Here is the full performance schedule for the Chicken BBQ…
2:00pm JH Jazz Band
2:30pm Royal Blue Jazz Band
3:00pm 7th Grade Band
3:30pm General’s Staff Jazz Band
4:00pm 8th Grade Band
4:30pm HS Concert Band
5:00pm 6th Grade Band
5:30pm HS Symphonic Band
6:00pm 5th Grade Band
6:30pm HS Symphonic Winds

*5th Grade FULL BAND Rehearsals*
In order to prepare for the chicken BBQ performance we are going to have
full 5th grade band rehearsals during the school day on Wednesday and
Thursday during the normal band FLEX-time next week (5/17 and 5/18). This
will mean that brass/percussion students will need to bring their
instruments next Wednesday (in addition to their normal Tuesday/Thursday
schedule). Woodwinds will need to bring their instruments on Thursday (in
addition to their normal Monday/Wednesday schedule).pdf icon AWHS-MAP.pdf

5/7 FT Band Update

We are back on our normal band schedule. Woodwinds: Monday and Wednesday.
Brass/Perc: Tuesday and Thursday. 6th grade full band on Friday. Students
need to make sure they have their instrument and music on the correct days.

*Friends and Patrons Fundraiser*
Friends and Patrons ends this week! Students should bring in their forms on
either Monday or Tuesday. The “Friends and Patrons” drive has become our
most profitable fundraiser and allows the boosters to keep 100% of the
proceeds. Donors have the option of having their name listed as a band
supporter in the Fall Sports program as well as the programs for all band
concerts for the 2017-2018 school year. You can find more information and
download the F&P form at awbands.com/support/donate/

Upcoming Performances
Saturday, May 20th: AWBB Chicken BBQ (5th grade band performs at 6:00pm, 6th
grade band performs at 5:00pm.)

Have a great week!

5/1 – FT Band Update

Here are a few reminders about current and upcoming FT Band Activities

*6th Grade Band Concert for 4th Graders*
On Friday, May 5th, the 6th grade band will perform a daytime concert for
the current 4th grade students from Waterville, Monclova, and Whitehouse
primary schools. This concert serves as the an introduction to band for the
4th graders and kicks off the instrument fitting process. 6th grade band
students need to make sure they have their instrument, music, and blue FT
band t-shirt (any pants/skirt are fine for this performance).

*Friends and Patrons Fundraiser*
Last week, the AW Band Boosters started their final fundraiser for the
year. The “Friends and Patrons” drive has become our most profitable
fundraiser and allows the boosters to keep 100% of the proceeds. Donors
have the option of having their name listed as a band supporter in the Fall
Sports program as well as the programs for all band concerts for the
2017-2018 school year. See the attached document for information about the
drive and how you can help.

You can also find information by visiting: awbands.com/
support/donate/

*Upcoming Performances*
Friday, May 5th: 6th grade band daytime concert for 4th graders (starts at
9:10am, not open to the public)

Saturday, May 20th: AWBB Chicken BBQ (5th grade band performs at 6:00pm, 6th
grade band performs at 5:00pm.)

Thanks and have a great week!

-Adam Ladd
AW Bandspdf icon Friends-and-Patrons-Packet.pdf

FT Band Week of 4/23

The 5th and 6th grade bands will not meet on Monday or Tuesday of this week
because of the altered school testing schedule. The bands will meet at
their normal days/times on Wednesday (5th WWs and 6th WWs), Thursday (5th
Brass/Perc and 6th Brass/Perc), and Friday (6th grade Full Band).

*Upcoming Performance*
Saturday, May 20th: AW Bands Chicken BBQ, 6th Grade @ 5pm, 5th grade @ 6pm

Thanks and have a great week!