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    For The Week Of: December 18th

     
    Ensemble Rehearsals
    Monday...........................Concert Band
                                          Wind Ensemble
                                          Purple String Ensemble
                                          Gold String Ensemble
     
    Tuesday..........................Concert Band
                                          Wind Ensemble
                                          Purple String Ensemble
                                          Gold String Ensemble
                                           
     
     
    Announcements
    Concert Attire:
    Luther Park Assisted Living..............Full Concert Uniform (Black Bottoms/White Collered Shirt/
                                                               Cummerbund & Bowtie - Wind Ensemble & Gold Strings)
    UM Intermediate School..................Full Concert Uniform (Black Bottoms/White Collered Shirt/
                                                              Cummerbund & Bowtie - Wind Ensemble & Gold Strings)
     
    UM Primary School.........................Jeans/Black Music T-Shirt
     
    Performances
    Luther Park Assisted Living
    December 18, 4:00 PM....................Wind Ensemble/Concert Band/Gold & Purple String Ensemble
     
    UM Intermediate School Performance
    December 20, 9:15 AM/1:45 PM.......Wind Ensemble/Concert Band/Gold & Purple String Ensemble
     
    UM Primary School Performance
    December 21, 9:30 AM....................Wind Ensemble/Concert Band/Gold & Purple String Ensemble 
     
     
    DRUMMERS TRANSPORTATION ALERT:
    State Law prohibits large instruments: Percussion Learning Kits (Drums) on school buses. Please be reminded that it is the parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to transport drums ("PLK") to and from school on lesson days. In extenuating circumstances, special arrangements can be made for drum pick-up/drop-off via the IS office (7:30 AM - 3:30 PM).
     
     
    ALL STUDENTS SHOULD BRING THE FOLLOWING TO EACH LESSON:
    - Instrument
    - Lesson Book
    - 1 inch 3 ring binder (no filler paper)
    - Pencil
     
     
    PARENT/GAURDIAN REMINDER:
    All weekly practice logs should be checked and signed.
     

    Qualifying for a Performing Ensemble
    The required skills/standards are as follows:

    All students must be able to proficiently (independently)

    _____ Demonstrate self-control and appropriate listening skills.

    _____ Demonstrate proper developing technique. (Instrument hold, sitting/standing position, posture)

    _____ Produce a quality developing characteristic tone for the following*:

             *Winds: Play five pitches/notes (the first five taught pitches).

             *Percussion: Play quarter, eighth note values. Count quarter, half, whole rest durations.

             *Strings: Play D, E, F#, G, A, B, C#, D. Open G and E strings.

    _____ Read/identify/play the mentioned pitches using quarter, half, whole value durations.

    _____ Demonstrate independent playing skills for a large group setting through duets.

    _____ Maintain a steady beat.

     

    In an Effort to "Go Green"
    We will post announcements and needed paperwork (i.e.- rehearsal calendars, lesson rotation calendars, emergency announcements) on our UMIS "Music Bulletin Board" Web-page. We suggest that you copy and paste the above link for a direct link to this page.  We urge you to book mark this page and check it on a weekly basis (Sundays are best) so you can stay best informed. We will update the bulletin board on Fridays and occasionally on Sunday evenings. You will be able to check the bulletin board for rehearsal cancellations in the event of inclement weather. By keeping in touch with the "Music Bulletin Board," you and your child will be well informed and up to date. 
     
    Transportation Alert 
    State Law prohibits large instruments: Baritone Horn, Percussion Learning Kits (Drums), French Horns, Bass, Cellos, and Tubas on school buses. Instruments that can safely rest on a student’s lap will be permitted. Be aware that parents/guardians will be responsible for the transportation of larger instruments. In most instances, with the exception of drums, U.M.I.S. can accommodate transportation conflicts by providing a “back-up” instrument for in-school use. It will be the parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to transport drums ("PLK") to and from school on lesson days. In extenuating circumstances, special arrangements can be made for drum pick-up/drop-off. Parents/Guardians are advised to take this information into consideration in the instrument selection process. 
     
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    Students' weekly assignments are notated on their weekly practice log
     
    Please monitor students' practice habits and sign the log prior to their lesson
    Practice logs should remain in the binder for the entire year
     
     
Last Modified on December 15, 2017