Elementary Bands 2019-20
Arrival (“call time”) is 6:29:33 PM. IF you can arrive 15 minutes early (6:15 PM) to help finalize any set up, please let us know.
*Please don’t arrive much earlier; we will not be ready for you
♫The Concert is a presentation of your learning. The directors and your fellow students are relying on you to be here.“I had a game” or “I had homework” are NOT reasons to miss a gig. Only emergencies or illness are.
Please inform your directors at least TWO weeks in advance with a reason if not attending.
♫All concerts are held at Evergreen Middle School, UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED. (“Plateau” or “Redmond”)
♫There’s not an Elementary Band Uniform, However Band members are encouraged to dress nicely!
♫Family members are encouraged to attend!
In the next week:
-We’ll finalize our songs and program
-ask for soloists and small ensembles (ANY music other than what we’re performing as a group)
-your student can come ANY and ALL Beginner Band days (M, W, Th), so they feel comfortable with the concert program.
Your student will need:
-Instrument (even if usually borrowing from the school) that you have rented for home practice
Percussion needs to bring your bell set; we’ll use the school’s snare drums).
Clarinets: Start 2-3 new reeds NOW, so you have choices not emergencies
Brass: Make sure everything’s oiled/greased.
-Music Stand if you have one. Make sure to label all the parts just in case in gets separated
-Band Book (Essential Elements for Band); Make sure your name’s on the cover, and also inside.
Parents: If the parking lot gets full, you can park on 228th, or over at Dickinson.
Eric T. Peterson, Director of Bands; Cross Country Coach
firstname.lastname@example.org; 425 936-2330 (Music Office)
Evergreen Middle School (Redmond); 425 936 2320
Elementary Band website: https://ems.lwsd.org/activities/elementary-bands
“Until One is committed, there is hesitancy…always ineffectiveness…Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it Now” -Von Goeth
EMS ELEMENTARY BANDS 2019-20 (updated 9/23/19)
*Welcome to Elementary BEGINNING (1st year) and CADET (2nd year) Band!
*We have a great program for 4th and 5th graders.
*Hopefully your student is as excited about joining us as we are teaching! (after 20+ years, I still get excited at the first note we play together!).
NOTE: This year, EMS hosts Alcott, and Dickinson/Explorer.
Baker, Rosa Parks and Wilder will have Elementary Band at Timberline MS. (https://wilder.lwsd.org/activities/elementary-band)
Mr. David Sloan (email@example.com) will be your Band Director.
Monday, Sept 23/
Beginning Band starts
EMS Band Room
2019-20 Elementary bands meet at Evergreen Middle School 8:05-8:30 AM
|-All Brass (Trumpet,
|Cadet (2nd year) Band||-Flutes
The first few days for Beginners we will barely get in, get seated, take roll, do some rhythmic activities, and show them how to get on the buses :-)
-So, they won’t really need their supplies, so if you’re waiting on an instrument or a book, they’ll be fine. ALWAYS ATTEND, EVEN IF YOU DON'T YOUR HAVE INSTRUMENT/BOOK.
-We’ll get going on that the next week’s classes.
Cadet Band will start playing right away.
Coming to EMS in the morning:
Mr. Beise and Mr. Peterson are here 7:20 AM at the latest
We have a new security system. The Doors will be open for Elementary Band arrival at 7:45.
Parents are responsible for getting students to Elementary Band in the morning.
PLEASE CARPOOL as much as you can; Buses to the Middle Schools are at capacity and can't accommodate the Elementary Band or Orchestra program students. Some of them arrive too late for 8:05 Elementary Band anyway.
Getting Back to School:
BUS: To Alcott, Dickinson will walk.
We look forward to meeting and working with you!
- What Instruments Can I Choose?
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Elementary Band Brochure 2019-20 (to be posted)
- Elementary Band On-line Sign up (this is a district webpage for ALL Elementary Band and Orchestra)
- Contact the instructors
- PAR Class Expectations and Concert Calendar Everything about Elementary Band! (this will be on Haiku/PowerSchool).
- Elementary Band Emergency information.