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(updated December 21, 2014)  Please scroll all the way down the page because I keep adding things.

WHAT'S GOING ON THIS WEEK?
The 6th and 7th grade classes are well into our Melody unit.  The 6th graders are playing recorders and working out of the Essential Elements book, and the 7th graders are playing traditional tunes on the tin whistle.  Kids are welcome to bring their own recorders or tin whistles from home if they like.

THIS WEEK'S INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLES (December 22-23)
Monday-Symphonic Band will be visited by Richard Labedz, NNHS
Tuesday- Jazz Band Parade at 8AM; Orchestra

The next ensemble rehearsal will be for the Concert Band, on Monday, January 5, 2015.  Please don't forget your instruments that day!

Please visit the individual page for your child's class or ensemble.
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MARY POPPINS THEATER ORCHESTRA- a signup sheet is on the whiteboard outside the auditorium.  Rehearsals will be on Mondays from 3-4, starting in January.
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JUNIOR DISTRICT FESTIVAL- the information has been updated for 2015.  Please go the Junior District page.
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Is your child on the Notereading Honor Roll?  Ask...?
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Each instrument case MUST have a nametag on it!

Each child will be expected to play our ensemble music to the best of their ability. Please help your child set up a good routine as early as possible. Your child will need a metronome, a music stand, and a quiet place in the home for practice. Percussionists will also need a practice pad, and a stickbag for their
drumsticks and mallets.

Please note the concert dates on the Music Department Dates page, and make sure they get written on the family calendar.  Unlike elementary school, your child will receive a report card grade for Band or Orchestra.

DON'T MISS A CONCERT!  Students in band and orchestra receive a report card grade.  The concert is their term assessment.  Excused absences include illness or injury, and urgent family business.  Anything else is considered an unexcused absence.  If a student misses a concert for an unexcused reason, he or she will be called to the music room to play through the program in order to demonstrate preparation for the class, or, the report card grade will drop.

You can reach Mr. Livingston by...

or telephone- 617-559-6828

or by fax-  617-552-7752

(but email is best!)






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