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Common Times" Weekly Newsletter 2/7-2/11

Upcoming Events

Greetings Wildcat Band Family,

The beautiful snow was an absolute blessing this week. There is just something about the stillness that comes with a fresh blanket of snow on the ground that helps to recharge your batteries! I was impressed with our students' diligence in attending google meets (97.33% attendance in all band classes for the week) as well as the recordings students turned in (70% turned them in within 30 minutes of the meet being over and another 12% got them turned in by Friday afternoon.) This is just one of the many reasons band students are THE BEST students!

8th Grade Band - please remember that we will NOT have sectionals this week but will have a full band rehearsal on Tuesday 3:45-5:30pm with special guest Mr. Tim Hendrix, Director of Bands at BHS! Then we will have the opportunity to work with the one and only, Mr. W Dale Warren, Senior Wind Band Conductor and Professor of Music at the University of Arkansas, will join us Wednesday during class.

Stay healthy, stay well and have a band-tastic week!

-Mr. Jones


Homework Assignments this Week

Click the arrow next to a class to expand the homework for the week. Not everything is required to record or turn in for a grade. This is simply a list of items students should be working on during their practice sessions throughout the week to continue growing on their instrument and to be prepared for class.


Student need to complete their weekly practice record consisting of 4 days of practice for 20 minutes each. It is important student complete it correctly and turn it in on time. Practice records will not be accepted more than 1 class day late for credit. Concept Checks and Sectional Assignments will not be accepted more than 2 weeks after the due date for credit. Students who are sick for multiple days are excused from band assignments with a doctor's note turned in to the school for the week they are out.

7th Grade High Winds (1st Period)

8th Grade Band (2nd Period)

7th Grade Low Brass (3rd Period)

7th Grade Clarinets (6th Period)