Band Room Care, Etiquette, Safety and Class/Rehearsal Procedures

Here are a few things we need to address in regard to the band room as we move through the year: 

I  Storage & Floor Space

  • Please don't leave your instruments on the floor. We now have places to put them. You may use either the storage shelves (flutes, clarinets, alto saxes, trumpets, tenor saxes & trombones) or the storage room (bass trombone, euphoniums, baritone saxes). Concert tubas may remain on the floor until, by some chance we can get the tuba wall cradles installed
  • Marching brass should be returned to the school and placed in the large storage shelves (mellophones & baritones) or atop the storage shelves (trumpets)
  • Please don't leave backpacks, hoodies, coats, jackets, etc. in the band room for more than a day. Anything left for more than a few days will be thrown away

II  Food/Lunch

  • If I reopen the room for lunch, please make sure you clean up after yourself which includes putting the music stands back in the correct position after you use them as lunch tables
  • If I reopen the room to "civilians"  (non-band members) for lunch, please remind them of the above and to be respectful of our room and equipment, including our music stands

III  Health/Safety (COVID-19)

  • Always wear a mask when in the band room and always have a standard, flute or wind-player mask when we play/rehearse. If you've lost your marching band mask, then you can buy your own wind player or flute masks online as we have less and less of them to offer as replacements
  • Always have your bell cover in place whenever we play/rehearse

IV  Class/Rehearsal Procedure

  • Step One:  Enter the room, get your instrument/music folder and set up your stand according to the day's instructions on the dry-erase board
  • Step Two:  Perform a quick warm-up (winds), then do your primary tuning
  • Step Three:  We'll do our full-ensemble warmups, after which winds will perform a secondary tuning
  • Step Four:  Repertoire rehearsal 
  • Step Five:  Return your instrument or sticks/mallets and music to the appropriate storage spot

Please remember that it's your personal responsibility to adhere to all procedures and protocols. Being in an ensemble is way more than playing notes.


Lessons Wednesday & Thursday (periods 3,4 & 6)  

Jazz Force & Tuba Christmas

If you're interested or know of someone who is interested in being part of a jazz band performance for the upcoming (Dec 21) concert, please let me know before the end of this week. The following parts need to be covered:

  1. Alto Sax 1 & 2 Tenor Sax 1 & 2, Baritone Sax
  2. Trumpet 1, 2, 3 & 4
  3. Trombone 1,2,3 & 4
  4. Piano 
  5. Bass
  6. Guitar (must be an experienced player, with jazz/rock experience)
  7. Drums (must be an experienced drum kit player, with jazz/rock experience)

If you're interested in being part of a "Tuba Christmas" type performance for the upcoming (Dec 21) concert, please let me know before the end of this week. The following parts need to be covered:

  1. Tuba 1 (high)
  2. Tuba 2 (low)
  3. Euphonium/Baritone 1 (high)
  4. Euphonium/Baritone 2 (low)

Trumpet and Mellophone players can participate as we have Euphonium/Baritone books written in treble clef. That means you can use a baritone or euphonium but read trumpet/mello fingerings.

I'll need to know by the end of school this Friday

December Schedule:

Starting this week, we'll be moving full-time into preparation for the Winter (Holiday) Concert. The concert will be live in our auditorium on Tuesday, December 21st at 7:00 pm .

The program order will be as follows:

1. Orchestra
  (Brief break)
2. Chorus
  (Brief break)
3. Band

Seating in the auditorium will be socially-distanced (similar to the seating for the fall production) and masks will be required for all attendees and performers. 

All wind musicians will be required to use bell covers as well.

I will share the seating/safety specifics with everyone, once the staff and administration reach a consensus.

Lessons              Week of: Nov 29 - Dec 3, 2021 

Period  Mon






Flutes Trumpets


Clarinets Horns




All Saxes
All Low Brass




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