KML ESBP Parent Meeting - October 3, 2009Presentation Transcript
Band Parent MeetingOctober 3, 2009
The Whole Band Experience The pieces of the pie of your child’s band program: Saturday Bands Individual Lessons Summer Band Camps Solo Festival Spring Award’s Day FVL Festival Trip Other performance opportunities
Saturday BAnds The fun of making music with other children A chance to develop friendships with other children Reinforcement of skills taught at individual lessons Unique learning opportunities through ensemble playing
Individual Lessons Learn the fundamentals of playing an instrument One on one instruction that focuses on the needs of the student
Summer Band Camps More educational opportunities in small ensembles and as a full band A chance to develop friendships with other students in the band program
Solo Festival A chance for students to perform individually on their instrument Critique of their performance and development from another music educator
Spring Awards Day Meet and play with students in the high school program A fun day celebrating the accomplishments of the past year A chance for students to get to know each other outside of regular band activities
FVL Festival Trip Opportunity to play for a panel of judges and receive feedback Listening to bands within their own age group Learning and displaying personal responsibility on a performance day trip Another chance for students to get to know each other outside of regular band activities
Other Performance Opportunities Church and chapel opportunities WELS Summer Band Camp Other school activities
Important Dates December 5 – Dress Rehearsal December 5 – Winter Concert 7 PM – arrive 6:15 PM March 13 – Solo Festival April 16 – Family Music Festival – All bands perform. April 30 – Spring Jazz Concert May 1 – Dress Rehearsal May 4 – ESBP Spring Concert – 7 PM – arrive at 6:15 PM May 7 – Spring Awards Day May 8 – Maverick and Mustang Band Trip
Concert Dress Code Winter Concert, Spring Concert, and Jazz Concert Girls Black shoes. Black appropriate length skirt or pants – No jeans or skirts above the knees. White blouse—sleeves should cover the shoulder. Boys Black shoes and black socks. Black pants – No jeans White dress shirt or polo. Family Music Fest and Festival Trip We will announce a dress code.
Fall Fund Raiser Pizza and Cookie Dough Starts on October 17 Orders are due on November 14 Pick up and payment is on December 5 Fund raiser packet will come home from rehearsal Funds help support the band program
Helping Your Child Succeed
THE C.P.U. Illustration
The Influences on a Child
Student, Teacher, Parent Roles Student – Have Fun. Be a Kid. Learn. Parent – Set your child up for success. Manage, encourage positively, and keep the child organized. Teacher – Knowledge of subject, leadership, motivation, teach to the student’s learning style and ability.
Practicing at Home is… Reviewing the Practice Log They should start practicing by looking at their assignment and goals. This is found in the practice log. Mastering the Skills We are Learning Songs and exercises should be repeated. One or two songs or exercises mastered is better than five or six done poorly. Specific practice skills are taught in lessons. Practice Time Goal 5-6 days a week – 15 – 20 minutes each day practiced The student should record the amount of time practiced.
Encouraging Your Child Take an Interest in your Child’s Progress Go through the Practice Log with your student. Ask them to show you what they should be working on. Practice Time and Preparation Work with your child to find a good daily practice time. Stress the importance of practicing for the sake of improving. Be Your Child’s Number 1 Fan!!! Be a positive encourager. Help lead your student to proper choices. Ask your child to show and explain to you what they have been working on. Ask them how their lesson went that day. Encourage them to be open and honest with their teacher. Give Positive, Constructive Feedback. I like the way your instrument sounds. I can really tell how you have improved. It is great to see you being responsible for your instrument and practicing. I am glad that you are enjoying being in band. Could you play a song for me?