2018-2019 PRUSD 4th and 5th Grade Band
Important Information and Dates
Alta Sierra August 17 8:05am - 8:30am
Cottage Hill August 21 8:20am - 8:50am
Band Information Night
4th & 5th Grade Parents August 23 6:30pm Mag Gym
6th - 8th Grade Parents August 23 7:30pm Mag Gym
4th & 5th Grade Instrument Fittings (by appointment)
Monday August 27 2:30pm - 4:30pm Magnolia Music Room
Tuesday August 28 2:30pm - 4:30pm Magnolia Music Room
Wednesday August 29 2:30pm - 4:30pm Magnolia Music Room
Thursday August 30 2:30pm - 4:30pm Magnolia Music Room
Friday August 31 2:00pm - 4:00pm Magnolia Music Room
The band program will take place on the Magnolia campus this year for both Cottage Hill and Alta Sierra students. Free transportation will be provided to and from class (Alta Sierra students will be picked up at Alta Sierra and transported to Magnolia). Both Cottage Hill and Alta Sierra students will be free to use the buses that leave from Magnolia at 3:15pm.
Classes will run as follows: Monday - Thursday 2:25pm - 3:15pm
There will be no band on minimum days.
Introductory Period (September 4 - November 15)
This period of time is designed to provide beginning band students the most possible time with Mr. Richardson. To achieve that, band class will begin by dividing the students into homogeneous instrument groups (Flutes, Clarinets, Trumpets, Trombones). The schedule is as follows:
Flutes September 4*, 10, 17, 24; October 1, 15, 29, November 5, 13* (Mondays except for * days)
Clarinets September 4, 11, 18, 25; October 2, 16, 30; November 6, 13 (Tuesdays)
Trumpets September 5, 12, 19, 26; October 3, 17, 31; November 7, 14 (Wednesdays)
Trombones September 6, 13, 20, 27; October 4, 18; November 1, 8, 15 (Thursdays)
This schedule will continue through November 15, 2018. Please note that there will be no band during non-school days as well as the minimum days on 10/8-10/12.
Families Period (November 19 - December 6)
This period of time is designed to start the process of integrating the band. To achieve that, band class will begin to be two days a week according to instrument families (Woodwinds & Brass). The schedule for this period is as follows:
Mondays & Wednesdays Woodwinds
Tuesdays & Thursdays Brass
This schedule will continue through December 6, 2018. Please note that there will be no band during non-school days.
Families + Full Band (December 10 - May 30)
This period of time is designed to provide both practice within instrument families as well as cohesion as a full band. During this period, band students will receive 3 days of band per week. The schedule is as follows:
Tuesdays Full Band (ALL STUDENTS)
Thursdays Full Band (ALL STUDENTS)
This schedule will continue through Mid-May, 2018. Please note that there will be no band during non-school days or on a snow day if it is implemented (April 22).
Band will conclude for the 2018-2019 school year on Thursday, May 30.
Lead up to Spring Concert (2 week period)
Leading up to the spring concert, it will be necessary for the band students to get additional practice in preparation for the big event. To achieve that, band students will be practicing four days a week during this period. The schedule is as follows:
Monday - Thursday Full Band (ALL STUDENTS)
As the dates for Spring Concert have not been set, we cannot give the exact dates at this time.
If you have any questions regarding band, please email Mr. Richardson (firstname.lastname@example.org).