Depoali Middle School Band Program - Daniel Barthel, Director
WHAT DO I DO FOR BAND CLASS & ASSIGNMENTS?
- All Students: sign in to the class video stream EVERY DAY at your class time. I will do announcements and attendance for all and then dismiss those who will practice this day. You will complete your practice assignment every other school day. Practice assignments can be found on the Band Learning Calendar.
No upcoming events at the moment.
'To-Do' List for those new to Band:
- Instrument rentals/purchase: complete the rental request form if you want to rent a school instrument. If you're going to rent/buy one on your own, you are welcome to do that as well. I'd be happy to check what you're getting before you purchase, just send me a link. Here's a link to more info about getting an instrument & a list of local music stores who rent instruments.
- Supplies: You’ll need to purchase supplies for your instrument. See the Band Supply List so you know what to get. You can purchase them through the band (cheaper/easier), in a store or online. Here are the supply order forms that you should send in with payment (you can print these at home and I have copies avaialble at school to send home as well):
- Band fee: All band fees are $10. Please send in with the form above.
ALL STATE BAND AUDITIONS (open to 7th & 8th graders)
-Overview: All State Band will be a virtual experience where students will have 2 practices with a guest conductor (on Zoom). Students will then practice on their own and video record a piece of music. Their video will be combined with videos from middle school band students from the entire state to make a full band performance that can be shared with friends and family. I am able to nominate 10 students so students will audition to earn their nomination into the group (they may not accept all nonimations but those nominated will receive exrta credit either way). Students will replace regular practice assignments with this project while it is going (a few weeks in February/March).
-Audition music: Exercises #185 and 85 from the Advanced Band Book. If Intermediate Band students are interested, please email Mr. B to get the music.
-Audition submission link: students will submit a video of their audition in Flipgrid using this link
-Auditions are due by 11:59pm on Friday, January 8th
Damonte Ranch PAC Program Auditions (for 8th Graders)
-Record your audition using this Flipgrid link and then copy the link to the video to paste into the PAC Audition form (next item in this list)
-Complete this audition form after you have recorded your audition (you'll need the link to your video to complete the form). This is due by Friday, January 22.
-Ask Mr. B if you have any questions.
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