WHAT IS BAND?
Band is our opportunity to get together and play as a large group. We will begin the year by playing tunes by ear, and our first concert will be a showcase of those. In February, we will start reading traditional band charts; we'll perform those in the Spring.
WHEN DOES BAND MEET?
Rehearsals will take place during the after-school activity period; 3:05-3:40pm. Students can take a late bus home or be picked up by a parent. If you are picking up your child, you must sign them out in the office.
Jefferson Road: Every Monday, starting October 28th, 2019.
Mendon Center: Because the MCE band is so large we will split the group in half for rehearsals. After-school band rehearsals begin on Wednesday, Nov 6th OR Fri, Nov 8th. Students will find out which day they have band in by the beginning of October.
Mendon Center combined band rehearsals: In order to prepare for our January and May concerts, ALL students will rehearse on several Wednesdays prior to our January and May concerts. These full band combined rehearsals will meet on Dec 18th, Jan 8th, 15th, 22nd, April 22nd, 29th, May 6th and May13th. There will be NO Friday rehearsals during those weeks.
Rehearsals: It is important that ALL band members attend our weekly rehearsals. If you wish to be part of our team, then it is important to be a reliable, responsible, active team member. If you have a doctor's appointment and you must miss a band rehearsal, please notify Mrs. Regan via email. No-shows are not permitted.
Concerts: Concert attendance is also required. Please mark the dates on your family calendar and be proactive with any conflicts that might occur, particularly with spring sports.
- Jefferson Road: Winter Concert, Tuesday, Jan 28th; Spring Concert, Tues, May 12th
- Mendon Center: Winter Concert, Thursday, Jan 23rd, Spring Concert, Thursday, May 14th
Winter Concert, Tuesday, January 30th, 7:00pm
Spring Concert, Tuesday, May 12th, 7:00pm
Flag Day Performance, Friday, June 13th, 10:00am
Winter Concert, Thursday, January 23rd, 7:00pm
Spring Concert, Thursday, May 14th, 7:00pm
Concert attendance is mandatory unless you are ill.
Please consult your sports calendar and notify coaches of any conflicts.