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SIMPSON MIDDLE SCHOOL

JAZZ BAND

2013-2014
 
Mrs. Paquette

 

Instruments need to be brought to school on Sept. 6.  Student’s names should be on both ends and inside the case.  Please use really sticky labels or tape.  Replace name labels throughout the year, as needed.  Keep a pencil inside the case at all times.

 

Supplies needed:  These should be kept in case, and replenished as needed.

All Saxophones – neck strap, swab, mouthpiece brush, cork

      grease, six (6) medium or #3 reeds (or stronger).  Bari Sax = 2 1/2.

Trumpet/Cornet, Baritone, and Tuba – valve oil, tuning slide grease, “snake”, mouthpiece brush, soft cloth.

Trombone – slide oil or cream, tuning slide grease, “snake”, mouthpiece brush, soft cloth.

Percussion  - Jazz Drum sticks.

Guitar and Bass – extra strings, picks.

 
 

Concert Dress Code

Jazz Band Shirt, Khaki dress pants, dress shoes (no sneakers).

 

********Students will need to wear this for all concerts**********

          Except the May concert, where they will wear concert black

          and white (so they don’t have to change between performances).

         
 

 

email:  Mary.Paquette@lcps.org

 

 

GRADING

This is not a graded class.  This class is considered “resource”.  Any practicing you do, outside of the school day, for this class counts toward your concert band practice slip.  Playing during the jazz class DOES NOT count toward your concert band practice slip.
 

 8TH GRADE JAZZ BAND PERFORMANCES





DATEEVENTLOCATIONTIME
Dec. 16
Concert - 7th grade band and 8th Grade JAZZ BANDauditorium7:00 p.m.




Dec. 19
7th grade assembly - 8th grade performanceauditorium9:00 a.m.




Dec. 30
Jazz Band Tour of Elementary Schools -- Evergreen, CatoctinLeesburgAll Day




Feb. 12
All District Jazz Band Auditions (for those who are interested)Broad Run HS6:00 p.m.












Mar. 20-22
All District Jazz Band (for those who were selected)Woodgrove HS9:00 - 5:00




Mar. 21
Loudoun County Jazz Band Festival/AssessmentWoodgrove HSAll Day












May 21
Concert - 8th grade concert band and JAZZ BANDauditorium7:00 p.m.













***Other dates may be added throughout the year.  The Jazz Band is

often invited to play at various events in the community.  


You will be notified of such invitations as soon as we learn about them.

 

Last Modified on September 10, 2013