Boltz BandsPhuong Nguyen, Director

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPDATES:


Slight Change to the 4th Quarter Schedule:

We’re making some slight changes to the two concerts at the end of the semester. They are still on the given dates, but we’re going to have different groups performing:
May 11 – 6th grade band/orch concert; 7pm @ Boltz
May 17 – 7th/8th grade band/orch/jazz/chamber concert; 5:30pm outside front lawn @ Boltz
These changes are indicated in your students' practice log sheets, so PLEASE ask your kids to see their practice logs and please sign them to show that you saw it.


New Practice Logs:

Use the following Google Form to log your practice:
https://docs.google.com/a/psdschools.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf7Rf4ZaexPiec5LjcOcda6eodIc5T0EowhV35TB98oUxy8rw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Remember: Log the practice time and dates for the PREVIOUS Monday through Sunday! The total time must add up to 100 minutes over four days!



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Sixth Graders: Standard of Excellence Accompaniment Recordings!!!!

Try playing your exercises out of the book with the accompaniment recordings located at this website:
http://www.kjos.com/band/soe_accomp.htm




Welcome to the 2016-17 Boltz Band Year!


Please check this site for updates on band happenings, information on classes, forms that your student may have missed, and to see pictures and videos of your students' work (coming soon!).

Donate to the Boltz Band Department!

The Boltz Bands are doing a donation drive to start the year, and we ask that you donate any amount you wish! 100% of the proceeds will go toward Boltz Band activities and equipment, including but not limited to:
- new instruments
- private lessons from professional musicians
- festival fees
- special concerts and activities
Feel free to send donations to school with your student at any time! All donations are tax deductible.

Concert Clothes Information

Students in ALL band classes are required to wear ALL BLACK dress clothes for our concerts. This includes a black dress shirt, black dress pants, black socks, and all-black shoes. Please do not wear: t-shirts, jeans, shorts, sandals, flip-flops, tank tops, or skirts or dresses that are higher than the knees.

We have a VERY LARGE selection of slightly used clothes that have been donated to the Boltz Music Department. If you would like to see what is available, please see Mr. Nguyen after school or during Advisory at least ONE WEEK BEFORE the concert. We have a lot of different sizes and we can probably find something that will work for you. Also, if you have used black dress clothes that no longer fit, please consider donating them to Boltz for other students to use. Thanks!



New: What Can I play in 6th Grade Band/Orchestra?



New: Instrument Cleaning Videos


Becoming a "Member" of the Boltz Bands Wiki

Thank you to those of you who have requested membership to the Boltz Bands Wiki. You do NOT need to be a "member" to view any of the material on this Wiki. Becoming a "member" means that you have the ability to add or change information that is posted to the Wiki. For this reason, only people that will be editing this Wiki will be granted "membership." Thanks!





Contact Mr. Nguyen with questions or concerns: dnguyen@psdschools.org