St. Hugo’s Band

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4th Grade Beginning Band
Clarinet/Saxophone- Monday, 12:20 pm – 1:00 pm
Flute- Wednesday, 12:20 pm – 1:00 pm
After School Band- Wednesday, 3:35 pm – 4:15 pm
Trumpet/Trombone- Thursday, 12:20 pm – 1:00 pm
Percussion- Friday, 12:20 pm – 1:00 pm

5th Grade Concert Band
Woodwind- Tuesday, 1:05 pm – 1:45 pm
After School Band- Wednesday, 3:35 pm – 4:15 pm
Brass/Percussion- Thursday, 1:05 pm – 1:45 pm

6th Grade Symphonic Band
Woodwinds- Monday, 10:00 am – 10:40 am
Brass/Percussion- Tuesday, 10:00 am – 10:40 am

After School 6th-8th Gr. Band- Tuesday, 3:35 pm – 4:15 pm

7th & 8th Grade, Jr. High Band
Full Band- Monday, 2:35 pm – 3:15 pm
Full Band- Tuesday, 2:35 pm – 3:15 pm

After School 6th-8th Gr. Band, Tuesday, 3:35 pm – 4:15 pm

Supplies Each band student will need the following items:

• Instrument from Anderson Music, Marshall Music, school, or home
• Music Book Essential Elements 2000 with CD/DVD
• Swab- (clarinet/saxophone/oboe)
• Reed Guard with at least 2 good reeds- (clarinet/sax/oboe/bassoon)
• Cleaning Rod- (flute – comes with instrument)
• Valve Oil- (trumpet/horn/baritone/tuba)
• Slide Oil/Cream- (trombones)
• Polishing Cloth
• Music Stand
• Pencil
• ID tag

Music Tuition The cost for learning a band instrument is $200.00 a year for your first student, $180 for any additional students. Please fill out a Band Registration form tonight and return it to Mr. Pacifico if you have already done so. Tuition can be paid now by check to St. Hugo or it can be placed on your tuition bill.

Practicing
August – October: 10-15 minutes each day, five days per week
November – June: 20-25 minutes, five days a week.
Please mark the practice log sheet in their music book with the number of minutes practiced each day and both parent and child initial it at the end of the week.

Grading
Assignments/Quizzes = 20 pts each
Daily Participation = 20 pts per day
All Performances = 200 pts each

Commitment Being in band is a family commitment!
Each student has shown a desire to play an instrument, now YOU as parents, have to work with me to help them progress properly. We must support and teach them self-discipline, pride, self-esteem, responsibility, the will to learn, and the drive to always want to do their best! You can start now by taking them to the Detroit Jazz Festival at Hart Plaza in Detroit or Arts, Beats and Eats in Pontiac during the Labor Day weekend. Remember – keep musical variety in their lives!

Note: All students joining band have to make a one-year commitment, meaning that each player must stay in band for one full year before switching to a different instrument or dropping band.

In order to develop the ability on an instrument, we have to remember an important fact; playing an instrument is: 10% talent 90% EFFORT!

Teamwork learning to work and perform with others towards a common goal: creating music. Over the years of playing, I hope this will help develop a fine appreciation for quality music, which should last a lifetime!

Lessons Students are highly encouraged to supplement their weekly band classes with after-school lessons. Please see the private lesson form for more details.

2017-2018 Tentative Music Calendar v1

Thank you for your continued support and we hope you enjoy the sounds of your students,

Mr. Michael Pacifico, Director of Bands & Vocal Music PreK-8
Band Office: 248-283-2150 • michael.pacifico@sthugoschool.org