Spring Concert Program

Click here to access the Spring Concert Program

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Hawaiian Falls

June 1st is our annual band/orchestra party to Hawaiian Falls.  This event is for all band and orchestra students and their families.  We hope to see you all there. (Students must be academically eligible to participate in this event)

Hawaiian Falls Form The forms and money are due back by May 16th (end of the day)

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Solo Contest Results

Solo Contest
Saturday, April 30th @ Fowler MS
RESULTS<–click (four pages)
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Note: Results posted between 30-45 mins after performance time.
You will get judge’s comment sheets and (if applicable) medals from your directors on Monday.

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Wester Band Spring Competitions and Festivals

Below is the Wester Band Spring Competition and Festival Schedule (updated with results):

Thursday, March 3:  The Concert Band attended the UIL Concert and Sightreading Competition and received a I (Superior rating).

Saturday, April 2:  The Symphonic Band attended the Peak Music Festival at the Murchinson Performing Arts Center in Denton.  They received a First Division (Superior) Rating, Best in Class and Best Middle School Band of the day.

Wednesday, April 6:  The Symphonic Band attended the UIL Concert and Sightreading Competition and received a I (Superior rating).  Click here to access the recording from UIL.

Friday, April 22:  The Beginner Band attended the Sandy Lake Music Festival and received a First Division (Superior) and Best in Class Award.

Wednesday, May 18:  The Symphony Orchestra (Symphonic Band and Orchestra, combined) attended the Peak Music Festival at The Murchison Performing Arts Center and earned a First Division (Superior).

Friday, May 20:  The Concert Band attended the Peak Music Festival at Wakeland High School and earned a First Division (Superior).

Congrats to all the Wester Band students on their accomplishments this year!!

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Hey 5th Graders!!

If you missed our Instrument Carnivals, it’s not too late!  Contact Mr. Smith (smithb@friscoisd.org) or Mrs. Black (blackmj@friscoisd.org) to schedule an appointment to try the instruments.

For more information about beginning band, instruments and the screening process, click here.

We are so excited to meet you and can’t wait for you to be in our program next year!!

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Band Handbook and Medical Release/Photo Release Form

Please View the UPDATED (as of 8/22) Band Handbook

Band Handbook 2015-16

Please print, fill out and turn in the following forms to Mrs. Black:

Handbook Acknowledgement Form

Medical and Photo Release 2015-2016

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Locker Info

All locker numbers and combos can be found in CHARMS.  Watch the tutorial below:

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Wester Band How-To Videos

 

See our other How-To Videos:

How to use Remind

How to use CHARMS

How to use the CHARMS app

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Awesome Free Resource

It has come to our attention recently that a terrific resource has been made available in PDF form for music students.

It is called the Arban Method for Trumpet. The exercises in the book can be played by any and all treble clef instruments despite the fact that it was written specifically for Trumpet players.

If your student would like to use this as a supplement to their regular practicing, then they can download the PDF’s and practice to their hearts content. The book is divided up into 5 different downloads and is over 300 pages long in total. We suggest that you just play it off of your device.

We are not using this for performance or a grade, but just offering up whatever tools we can find to help your students play their best.

http://arbanmethod.com/free-pdf-download-of-arban-method/

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Wester Band Youtube Channel

Click here to check out the Wester Band YouTube Channel.

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