Cadet Band 7 • Large Band class • Students may feel overwhelmed during the first two months of school • Students are encouraged to seek extra help to catch up on skills necessary to handle the band repertoire. • Helpful resources are available on the internet and in the RDMS music room.
Instruments • Students responsible for all supplies necessary for their individual instrument • Instruments need to be in good working condition at all times • Percussionists should have a drum pad or snare drum & sticks to practice on. • All instrument cases must be labeled with student name • Student needs to be prepared with instrument on all band and lesson days.
Skills Acquired in Band • Collaborative – students work as a team • Problem solving – How to make the music and individual instrumental parts sound better? • Higher Order Thinking – Analysis, synthesis, evaluation • Musical and behavioral discipline • Organization & Responsibility Students transfer skills to academic world!!!
Social Skills Acquired in Band • Students develop confidence! • Self Esteem improves • A sense of belonging develops – Students are part of the RDMS music family • Communication with students and teachers • Tolerance
Lessons • Students will have a small group lesson roughly once every 24 school days. • Students will have lengthy assignments to cover the long interim between lessons. • Students are required to bring their Rubank or Fresh Approach to the Snare Drum books and other supplementary materials to lessons.
Practicing • Practicing breeds success!!!! • Students should practice 30 minutes per day, five days a week • Set reasonable practice goals. A little time on the instrument is better than none! • Private lessons can really make the difference! A wonderful investment in learning. Contact Mrs. Zintel for teacher recommendations.
Bergen County Band • Auditions: October 10, 2013 • Applications due: September 26th • Fantastic opportunity for strong instrumentalists • Participating students perform more advanced repertoire • Students bring Bergen County Band experiences back to the RDMS band
All North Jersey Region I Jr. High School Band • Another outside ensemble opportunity • Auditions February 1, 2014 • Band students across the Northern New Jersey area grades 7-9 are eligible • Rehearsals and performance take place in February/March 2014
Cadet Band 7 School Wires • Course Expectations document • Rehearsal and performance schedules will be posted • Bergen County and Region Band information • Audio files for band repertoire are posted
Concerts • After school rehearsals in November/December – All students are expected to be present • 7th & 8th Grade Bands Combine for one musical selection at each concert • Two evening concerts • Dates: December 12th and May 15th
Break in the day! • Kids have fun in band • Music is great for the soul • Nice break from the academic world when students express themselves and develop their playing skills!
Communication • Students and parents can contact Mrs. Zintel at any time with concerns or questions. Email is great!!! • Students are encouraged to communicate if they are having any difficulties. Always better to talk things out!!!