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Music Pages for Bigelow Middle School.
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(updated June 26, 2016)  Please scroll all the way down the page because I keep adding things.
Dear Parents and Students,
     Thank you all for another terrific year!  Next year has lots of surprises and new things that are being planned, and I'm looking forward to it.  I hope that all of you have a restful, happy, and musical summer

Greg Livingston
FOR SEPTEMBER 2016, please do not bring instruments to school until I say so!  

The first day of school will be a Day 1, which is a regular class for Concert Band (6th grade).  We will spend the first few class sessions getting organized, learning names, developing our routines, and laying out the sections.  This is better done without instruments.

The second day of school will be a Day 2, which is the 7th & 8th grade Symphonic Band.  We will not be playing that day; most likely, we will play the following Monday but I will announce this in class.

The third day of school will be a Day 3, when Orchestra meets.  This is one of the few classes at Bigelow containing all three grades.  What I said above for band is also true for the Orchestra, and I will tell the kids when to bring their instruments.

Until then, this is a GREAT time to get instruments repaired, adjusted, and ready for another school year.
Please visit the individual page for your child's class or ensemble.
UPCOMING CONCERTS!  (also, please see the Upcoming Concerts page on this site)
Is your child on the Notereading Honor Roll?  Ask...?
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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