After our final marching performance this Wednesday, November 7th @ 7:00pm we have a quick turn around to prepare for our SHS Winter Band Concert scheduled for Tuesday, December 11th @ 7:00pm.
I would like to schedule a couple after-school sectionals with our high school band students. Sectionals offer the unique opportunity for students to receive individual assistance with their band music and to additionally help the section as a collective improve their particular music for a concert cycle. During sectional time I also have an opportunity as the educator to identify and brainstorm various ways I can help each section and/or student improve. Having scheduled after-school sectionals is something that is very common for band programs as it helps band students learn and allows our ensemble to grow and improve!
Please see the attached schedule for November & December. You will notice each instrument section is only scheduled for (2) two one-hour after school sectionals prior to our Winter Band Concert on Tuesday, December 11th.
For these sectionals to be worthwhile and to have the greatest impact on our growth I ask and expect that we prioritize attending to these sectionals. I’m sure there will be concerns with work schedules, other school commitments, and transportation. I am communicating these dates now so we can mark them in our calendars and workout all necessary logistics (including notifying our employers) that allow us to all attend our sectional times.
I am understanding that your time is extremely valuable and you are all busy young adults. I feel I have proposed a scheduled that is realistic and attainable for us all. I encourage all students and parents/guardians to contact/communicate any questions you may have regarding the above information.
Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions/concerns.