THE BAND PROGRAM 2012 - 2013
THE BAND PROGRAM2014 - 2015Dave MessickBand DirectorWilde Lake Middle School
2BAND CLASSESFull Band Rehearsals Every Day50 MinutesEmbedded In The Academic ScheduleWind Ensemble RepertoireSection Rehearsals Once A Week50 MinutesPull Out Schedule From All Classes5 Week R0tataionGrading PolicyFull Band Participation40%Sectional Participation25%Performance Assessments25%Home Practice10%
4Come To Class With:AgendaInstrumentMusicBlue bookPencil5Practice MethodWarm UpRepertoireCount and ClapName the NotesFinger and NamePerformHome PracticeAll students are expected to practice a minimum of 6 days a week.
There is no time requirement for practicing!
Students will complete the weekly practice chart based on the success of each practice session.
Practice charts must be signed by a parent in order to be valid for credit.
7Dennis Mercer5/16/12Momma MercerBlue Book P. 10Mini & TonicBlue Book P. 10Scale Pattern 1
Blue Book P. 10Major Scale
NONONOYESNONOYESYESNOYESYESNOYESYESYESYESYESYESRequired MaterialsAll Students Must Have the Book Foundations for Superior Performance
Smart Music OR Korg TM-409Smart MusicStudents can read their sheet music for Band on the computer screen.Students play along with professional recordings of the piece.Program tells the students which notes were played correctly and which were wrong.Program detects intonation and rhythmic inaccuracies.Mr. Messick can monitor student activity with the program!SMART MUSIC Software for Band
PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENTSMonthly Playing Tests On Material From the Syllabus
Quarterly reflections on professional, community, college, or high school instrumental performances.
Concert UniformsThe Blue performing arts shirts are to be worn at all performances this year.The type of pants/skirts will be determined based on the level of formality of each performance.KhakisJeansBlackAll students are to buy a Blue performing arts shirt.Order forms are found on the band website.Shirts are $16.Orders will be collected the 1st week of school.19Private LessonsWe live in an area rich with musical resources
Visit the resources tab on the band website to find the howard county private teacher list20G/T Band & All StateInformation is located under the G/T Band and All State tab on the WLMS Band Website.
Please encourage your child to audition if he practices consistently and shows a moderate level of responsibility.
Mr. Messick will give the final nomination.
Extra Credit is awarded to students who take auditions.21201122
Solo and Ensemble FestivalALL STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE.
One great performance opportunity.
Students gain teamwork skills and refine their performance skills through the preparation for this event.
Extra Credit is awarded to students who participate.24Helpful HintsThe best times to ask Mr. Messick a question are first thing in the morning or last thing in the afternoon.
The Band Room should be the first stop in the morning and the last stop in the afternoon. Instruments are kept in the Band Room, not in lockers.25Parents: photocopy your kids music at first sight of it. (This will save time in the event your child loses his music.)
Take out a rider on your insurance policy if you own the instrument and it is of substantial value.
Encourage your kids to practice and perform for the family often.
26Performing Arts Boosters27wlmsband.weebly.comVisit Today!Entry Level Instruments
FluteEtude Model EFL 100 Student Flute$150
TrumpetEtude Model ETR 100 Student Trumpet$150
TromboneEtude Model ETB 100 Student Trombone$150
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Retail Stores to Rent & BuyBills Music743 Frederick RoadCatonsville, MD 21228(410) 747-1900www.billsmusiconline.com/
Chuck Levins Washington Music Center11151 Veirs Mill RoadWheaton, MD 20902(301) 946-8808www.wmcworld.com/
Retail Stores to Rent & BuyStus Music ShopMaryland 140Westminster(410) 848-7585www.stusmusic.com/
Stus Music Shop723 Baltimore BoulevardWestminster(410) 848-7586www.stusmusic.com/
Retail Stores to Rent & BuyCoffey Music31 East Main StreetWestminster, MD 21157(410) 876-1045www.coffeymusic.com/
Menchey Music Services, Inc.2444 Broad AvenueLutherville-Timonium(410) 453-6635www.mencheymusic.com/
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Practice ChartName_____________________________________ Date___________________
Assignment Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Maryland 201 All State Junior Band
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