KML ESBP Parent Meeting - October 3, 2009


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KML ESBP Parent Meeting - October 3, 2009

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