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LMS Handbook 2013-2014

LMS Handbook 2013-2014

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Band Handbook2013-2014
 
 
Lovinggood Middle School Bands
3825 Luther Ward RoadPowder Springs, GA 30127(678) 331-3015
“Soaring on the Wings of Success” 
Dear Parents,It is our pleasure to welcome you to another exciting year with the Lovinggood MiddleSchool Band program. As we enter our 8
th
year in existence, we would like to extend avery special welcome to those students and parents that are joining us for the very firsttime. We believe that you will find this year fun, exciting and full of wonderfulexperiences!Please take the time to review the contents within this handbook. Enclosed you will findextremely important information regarding rules and regulations, grading policies,required uniforms and calendars, as well as forms needed to be turned in for participationin band. Please keep this handbook as a reference guide throughout the year in the eventyou have questions concerning the logistics of the Lovinggood Band Program.We are excited about this coming year! With hard work, dedication and the help of your student, I am sure we can continue molding the Lovinggood Band Program into anorganization that will bring pride to our parents, students and community. If you have anyquestions regarding the Lovinggood Band Program, please feel free to contact us.Musically Yours,Joe Heiberger Michelle KoenigDirector of Bands Associate Director of BandsLovinggood Middle School Lovinggood Middle SchoolJoseph.Heiberger@cobbk12.org Michelle.Koenig@cobbk12.org 
 
 
Course Descriptions
th
Grade Beginner Band 
The Beginner band is comprised of 6
th
grade students. Prior experience is not necessaryas students are taught all fundamental elements of instrumental music includingembouchure, tone, reading and technique. Beginner classes are divided into separateclasses of like instruments (clarinets, flutes, trumpets, etc.). Beginner students will perform as a class at the end of the year at the spring concert. By the end of their 6
th
gradeyear, students are expected to know 4-6 major scales (full range), chromatic scale (fullrange), all eighth note and sixteenth note rhythms, 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 time signatures aswell as demonstrate reading abilities commensurate with a 6
th
grade level.
th
Grade Bands
The 7
th
grade bands are split into two different ensembles containing full instrumentation.Each ensemble will have several opportunities to perform at solo and ensemble contests,GMEA All-State and Honor Bands, Winter and Spring Concerts as well as ensembles(Percussion, Brass, etc.). Students will continue the development of musical skills,flexibility exercises and sight reading. By the end of their 7
th
grade year, students areexpected to know 6-8 scales, chromatic scale, syncopated and compound rhythms, 6/8time signature as well as demonstrate reading abilities commensurate with a 7
th
gradelevel.
8
th
Grade Bands
The 8
th
grade bands are split into two different ensembles containing full instrumentation.Each ensemble will have several opportunities to perform at solo and ensemble contests,GMEA All-State and Honor Bands, Winter and Spring Concerts and ensembles(percussion, Brass, etc.). Every 8
th
grade student will also have the opportunity to perform with the Hillgrove High School Marching Band at a High School football game!Students will continue the development of musical skills, flexibility exercises and sight-reading. By the end of their 8
th
grade year, students are expected to know 8-12 scales,chromatic scale, all rhythms, all time signatures including 2/2 as well as demonstratereading abilities commensurate with an 8
th
grade level.

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