December 20, 2019 - Band Updates

1. TODAY IS THE LAST DAY for Minnesota Trip Registration We hope you can join us on this year's cultural weekend trip to Minneapolis and St. Paul (open to all band, choir, and orchestra students).  Click here for enrollment details. 2. Jazz Cabaret Ticket Deadline 1/3  Make sure to get your Jazz Tracs tickets ASAP.  Don't miss it! 3. Last chance for Pep Band  There is only one remaining pep band this semester!  If you have not yet fulfilled your one pep band requirement for the semester, make sure to show up on January 7th at 6:30pm, or stop by an ASR (both halves) for a make-up. Also check out the pep band calendar for Semester 2. 4.  Don't forget Concert Listening  There are still a number of students who have not fulfilled their concert listening requirement for the semester.  The classical music scene tends to thin out in January.  Check out the Isthmus Calendar for some opportunities.  (Remember that anything in the jazz, classical, or world music genres counts.) 5.  Solo/Ensemble Registration  for the new online registration form for solo/ensemble.  A few details: 

  • All registration is now online!  Fees will be posted to FeePay after registration closes - no more bringing checks.

  • Participation at solo/ensemble festival is optional, but all students will be preparing at least one performance piece as part of class.  Block 6 and 7 will be preparing solos, Block 1 will be preparing ensembles, and students in Block 3 may choose either a solo or an ensemble.

  • If you are performing more than one event, please fill out a separate form for each.

  • All registrations are due JANUARY 7TH.  So don't worry if you're not quite ready to register - you can do it after the break.

--  Michael Ver Voort Music Teacher & Director of Bands  Middleton High School 

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