Sept. 21 - Band Buddy Night @ SHHS
Sept 25 - Family/Community Event
@ LBMS 5:00-7:00pm
Sept 27 - Homecoming pep rally @ LBMS
Thanks for visiting the Liberty Bell MS Band website. Please refer to this page often for updated information and events. You can also find documents to print/return on the following page
http://libertybellmsband.weebly.com/info.html or by using the Info tab above.
Feel free to communicate with me through email at any time. email@example.com
Join the band's remind system by texting @lbms7gband or @lbms8gband to 81010. This will allow you to receive reminders, updates, and information about band relates events, performances, and activities via text message.
The band room is open for students to practice after school each day. If your son/daughter cannot take their instrument home to practice or is not going to have the opportunity to practice once they get home - please encourage them to stay after school and get their practice time in for the day. I am available for assistance as needed, but most musicians just want to practice on their own or with some friends.
Band fees are $20.00 per semester. Checks should be made payable to Liberty Bell Middle School. This is our only source of funding and is used to purchase method books, equipment, accessories, and concert literature. Please get your fair share turned in as quickly as possible.
Students are expected to have their band notebook, pencil, music, and fully functioning instrument in class each day. Please help them to be prepared by making sure they have adequate materials. Contact me first before getting repair work done. I am happy to complete simple repairs for my students at no cost to you. If I cannot do the repair, then I should be able to provide a loaner until the repair can be done.
Your child's class participation grade and music participation grade will be impacted if they fail to bring all necessary materials to class. Being responsible and being prepared are two non-musical characteristics that are learned through being in band. Please check with your son/daughter often to be sure that they have what they need to fully participate in band each day.
Band students should attempt to practice every day. 20 minute sessions are recommended. Remember, it is more about consistency and routine than length of time. Three 20 minute sessions are far more productive than one 60 minute session. In addition, practicing should focus on difficult passages and new concepts. Work slowly and develop correct playing habits.