Sunday, November 22, 2009

School Daze -11/22/09

Hi Everyone,

Well, this week is a short week but filled with many things to do. What else is new.!?!
Let's back track just a little.... I usually keep everything positive in these blogs but I need to start with a major concern of mine. Last week, 1st quarter grades were distributed and as many as 30 band students are failing Competency 3 - the only reason - they didn't hand in their critiques.
Parents, please remind your students to have these handed to me by Tuesday the 24th of November for at least 80% (if the critique is a 100%). Also, many students are not handing in their practice logs - some are two weeks behind. Again, these logs represent comp. 2 and comp 3.
Practice logs can be found on this website. Look under "practice logs" and find the right date :-)
The practice log for this week 11/23-11/29 will be different. If you come to the tree lighting ceremony on Friday 11/27 just mark "TREES" in that box, you will also receive a chit - this replaces any practice log in quarter 2 for 100 points. You will also notice that the Saturday box is filled in as you are receiving credit for both the parade and the practice log that day.

I noticed that the Salem Parade is still on the schedule FYI - Alvirne will not be marching in that parade! on November 29 - maybe next year :-(

Leaf raking is coming to a close today but the jazz band still has two more projects Wednesday and Friday. There maybe a couple of openings as not all the Jazz Band students are raking so please check in with me if you would like to join the Jazz Band raking party.

Saturday November 21, 2009- 23 music students from Alvirne High School auditioned for the New Hampshire Music Educator's Spring All State Festival.
This year there were 1250 music students throughout the state vying for a select number of seats and vocal parts.
Thank you to the following students for taking pride in their music education and going above and beyond the school day. Ryan Caron (tenor voice), Tony Clements (tenor voice), Anthony Condo (Trombone), Brittany Decker (alto voice), Paige Devlin (soprano voice), Peter Dubois (bass voice), Katelyn Egan (Bassoon), Brad Fernald (bass voice), Jake Galloway (Trumpet), Kyle Garnick (Baritone Horn), Shawn Gould (Bari Sax), Jared Hyam (bass voice), Ashley Iannaco (soprano voice), Devin Lyman (soprano voice), Katie Masson (alto voice), Eric Mealey (tenor voice), Samantha Migneault (soprano voice), Taylor Morin (alto voice), Meghan O'Keefe (Clarinet), Cindy Richard (alto voice), Matt Sidilau (Trombone), Phillip Skinner(Violin), and Cassandra Strokus (soprano voice).

Band seating will be posted tomorrow

Mr. B