Erin Moriearty firstname.lastname@example.org
A Letter to Students and Parents
Welcome to another great year of band at LMS! Participation in music ensembles is a fantastic way of encouraging self-expression,
creativity, critical thinking, teamwork, leadership, aural proficiency, and so many other skills essential for building a well-rounded individual!
Not only will students be learning how to perform on their specific instrument in large and small ensembles, they will be learning and creating music from throughout history
and around the world, composing their own pieces, listening to great musicians, improvising, and so much more!
We have some amazing opportunities this year!
Im incredibly excited to kick off the school year with another great group of students!
Take a few minutes to look through this handbook. It provides some very important information for this year in band. Please sign electronically sign
and return the Policy Approval Form (page 10) by Friday, September 1st. If you have any questions, dont hesitate to email Mrs. Moriearty at email@example.com! Otherwise,
I look forward to seeing you all at Back-to-School-Night!
Table of Contents
Classroom Policies and Expectations.3 Grading Policy..4 Private Lesson Information..5 Area Music/Repair Stores.5 Extra-curricular Performance Opportunities6 Concert Dress7 Instrument Information.7 Tips for Efficient Practice..8 Calendar of Events.9 Contact Form..10
Classroom Policies and Expectations
We are a community that relies on the participation and attendance of all members.
Attendance at all events, both inside and outside of the school day, is mandatory.
All concert performance and other event dates will be announced at the beginning of the school year. If a student has a conflict with an event, they must contact Mrs. Moriearty with a note from a guardian at least
one month in advance of the conflict.
Participation and Practice
Excellent attitude, effort, participation and preparation are essential! Make the commitment.
There is always something to be practiced for rehearsal! If youre not sure what that is, check the blog on the webpage or email Mrs. Moriearty. I recommend 15-45 minutes a day, four to six days a week
(depending on grade level and goals). See page 8 for some tips on getting the most out of your practice.
1. Respect others. 2. Only touch and play your instrument. 3. Do not chew gum or eat in the band room. 4. Only water is allowed as a drink. 5. Be in your seat, ready to play or complete your DO NOW activity, at the beginning of rehearsal and stay in your seat (unless instructed otherwise) until dismissed. 6. Try your best!
Verbal Warning Contact Parents
Note on Report Card Detention
Referral to Office Suspension from
All students must have the following at each rehearsal:
4. Band Notebook and Method Book (see page 7)
5. Appropriate Supplies (valve oil, cork grease, extra reeds, sticks, etc.)
6. LMS Planner (to note assignments/important dates)
Complete musicianship requires performance skills as well as a great deal of knowledge and ability to critically think about and evaluate music and subject matter associated with it. Therefore, students will be participating in a wide range of activities designed to assess their comprehensive knowledge of and skills in music. An outline of the grade allocation and breakdown for each semester can be seen below.
Keep in mind that I encourage students to make up/redo most work (especially playing tests) throughout
the grading period. Redos and make ups stop 2 weeks before the end of the grading period.
If, at any time, there are questions about student grades, parents should feel free to call or email and set up a conference to view the students portfolio of work.
For Each Semester: Practice: 10% Homework, Practice Journals, Do Now Activities, etc. Formative Assessment: 40% Daily Playing Tests, Sight-Reading, Rhythm-Clapping, Quizzes, Self/Peer/Ensemble Evaluation, etc. Summative Assessment: 50% Written Tests, Major Playing Tests (including concerts), Projects, etc. Grading Scale: A = 90 100% B = 80 89% C = 70 79% D = 60 69% F = 59% and below
Tutor Times I am here before school most days from 7:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m.
and after school some days from 3:45 p.m. 4:30 p.m. HOWEVER:
Tutor times are best set up in advance by email due to my many after/before school responsibilities (LMS jazz bands, concerts, commitments with my other school, MELT, faculty meetings, etc.)
All students are highly encouraged to take private lessons on their instrument. These lessons allow for more one-on-one time than a large group rehearsal. Students are able to move at their own pace and
concentrate on areas in which they may be weak or areas in which they are especially interested. Below is a list of recommended instructors for each instrument.
Name Instruments Taught Phone Email Malia Van Rooy Flute (303)514-5722 firstname.lastname@example.org
Emma Shubin Flute (585)704-5751 email@example.com
Alaunde Copely-Woods Flute (720)406-8722 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristen Puster Flute (720)878-6611 email@example.com
Steven Maijala Oboe (256)566-2496 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason Olney Clarinet (208)339-4090 Jason.Olney@gmail.com
Karen Dusek Clarinet (303)378-3942 KarenDusek.email@example.com
April Johannsen Clarinet (303)746-0683 www.apriljohannesen.com
Christopher Harmon Clarinet (719)502-9787 Chha4568@colorado.edu
Kellan Toohey Clarinet (303)981-2940 firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Maisonpierre Clarinet, Saxophone (303)786-9540 email@example.com
J.D. Little Saxophone (940)395-6770 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Grant Larson Saxophone (701)866-6802 email@example.com
Heath Walton Saxophone firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie Doctor Saxophone (708)941-7771 Stephanie.email@example.com
Dave Camp Clarinet, Saxophone (303)995-7212 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cathy Pai Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone (303)472-2100 email@example.com
Derek McDonald Trumpet (303)656-1412 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tyler Richardson Trumpet (602)370-5958 Tyler.email@example.com
Margaret Romero Trumpet (303)437-7149 firstname.lastname@example.org
Terry Sawchuck Trumpet (prof. at CU) (303)492-8649 Terry.Sawchuck@colorado.edu
Dawn Kramer Trumpet (303)898-4827
Derek Lewis French Horn (617)823-4645 email@example.com
Johanna L. Burian French Horn (812)272-5973 JohannaLBurian@gmail.com
Michael Scheimer French Horn (412)526-0801 firstname.lastname@example.org
Devon Park French Horn (303)514-2876 email@example.com
Meredith Healy Euphonium, Trombone, Tuba (469) 607-8824 firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Vaughn Euphonium, Trombone, Tuba (607)341-6018
Ryan Van Gilder Trombone (303)345-5435 email@example.com
Mason Jackson Trombone (970)509-9804 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jack Hoeksema Euphonium, Trombone, Tuba Jackhoeksema23@yahoo.com
Danielle Chollet Euphonium, Trombone, Tuba (303) 661-0787
Chris Beers Percussion (720)837-5410 email@example.com
Alex Heaton Percussion (802) 779-6408 Alexheaton111@gmail.com
Colin Spear Percussion (303)956-0055 firstname.lastname@example.org
Don Newby Percussion (303)665-0256 email@example.com
Steve Turney Percussion (303)903-4165 firstname.lastname@example.org
Aaron Bagby Percussion email@example.com
Kevin Keith Percussion (989)600-8074
Rocky Mountain Center for the Musical Arts
All (303) 665-0599 200 East Baseline Road,
Area Repair Stores
Rocky Mountain Music Repair (303) 955-8064 555 Burbank Street, Unit Q, Broomfield Travis Band Instrument Repair (303)413-0054 3101 28th St, Boulder