This e-mail serves as a weekly update regarding what is going on in the band department. There are a few things that we'd like our families to be aware of.
Fall Fundraiser- Our fundraiser is ongoing through the end of next week. The 6th grade band is doing an awesome job selling their cards, keep it up! The funds raised will go towards the purchase of new instruments and equipment. The sale ends next Friday, 9/11. Please be sure to send all money collected and unsold cards back to school that morning.
Conferences-If you would like to schedule a conference please click the following links: Mr. Stankey or Mrs. Markiewicz Conferences are held on 9/29 and 10/8 from 4:00-7:30pm.
Remind- Please sign up for the 6th grade band Remind account. Text @6lmsband to 810-10 or text @6lmsband to (567)-432-4023 We will use this service for important updates and reminders.
Pay to Participate-The district charges a $25.00 pay to participate fee for students enrolled in the band. At this time many 6th grade students have not yet paid this fee. This fee should be paid to the main office, not the band office.
Other Fees- If you have not yet paid for your child's Essential Elements (EE) band book, please do so as soon as possible. The EE books are $8.00 each. Checks can be made out to Louisville Middle School. Woodwind players-be sure to keep a good supply of reeds with you. If you are getting reeds from the band office make sure you are paying for them. It's very easy to ask for a reed and forget to pay for it if you don't have the money that day. Plan ahead when it comes to buying reeds.
Practice Sheets-Are due at the beginning of each week. Make sure they are signed by a parent and list out what is practiced on each day and for how many minutes. Incomplete practice sheets will be penalized.
The students are off to a GREAT start so far. Hopefully you are starting to hear their improvement after just two weeks of lessons. As always, please contact us with any questions!
Enjoy the Holiday Weekend