Band Concert Dates 2018-2019
Please put this paper on your refrigerator or bulletin board for future reference!
All dates in BOLD are required for a grade. All dates that are italicized mean they require admittance through an audition to participate. Only dates with your ensemble name or “all bands” are actually required for your group.
Friday October 5- All 8th Graders Farmer Pride Pep Band Invitational @Jeffco Stadium 4:00PM
Monday October 15- All County Audition Registration Deadline see website for details
Monday October 22- All Bands Concert @ WRHS 7:00 PM
Monday November 12- All County Band Auditions @ Creighton MS 4-6 PM
Late November-Early December- Casa Bonita Team Building Trip Details TBD
Tuesday December 18- All Bands Concert @ Everitt MS 7:00 PM
Wednesday January 16- All County Rehearsal (only students who won auditions)
Friday January 18- All County Concert @ West Bowles Community Church 6:00 PM
Thursday March 7- All Bands Festival Field Trip During School @ GMHS
Wednesday March 13th- Futures Band Concert @WRHS 4:30-8 Concert @7:00
Thursday April 4- Wheat Ridge Area Solo and Ensemble Festival Details TBD
Wednesday May 1- All Bands Concert @ Everitt MS 7:00 PM
Thursday May 9 or May 16 - Elitch’s! (depends on Sea Camp and other factors)
Concert Attire: Royal blue polo Everitt Music Shirt (or just a regular royal blue polo shirt), nice black pants (no jeans or leggings please), nice black shoes and socks.
Attendance Policy: Students are required to attend the concerts. These concerts are the final assessment and culmination of all the work done in class. Missing a concert will result in losing a letter grade. Excused absences will be allowed to complete a make up assignment. Excused absences include: illness, planned out of town trip with advance notice to Mrs. Reardon, a family emergency (ie. death in the family, hospitalization of someone in the immediate family etc.) Sports events/practice and lack of transportation are not excused absences. Choir concerts are curricular for school and should you need help talking to coaches Mrs. Reardon is happy to help. Also we can help arrange transportation with some advance notice. Please call Mrs. Reardon’s voicemail, remind message or send an email to excuse a student from the concert.
Make up assignments for missing the concert can be found on mrsreardonmusic.weebly.com.
Mrs. Reardon’s Contact Information:
Some information and reminders you might find useful! :)
For Parents Only Night!
Please come enjoy some spaghetti and conversation with me THIS Thursday September 13 at 6:30PM. The purpose is to get to know you and enjoy some adult time together. Please bring a side, app, or dessert (or not that's fine too!) to share.
RSVP so we know how much food to order by MONDAY evening please! If you forget its ok come anyway!
If for some reason the link doesn't work for you please email me directly to RSVP. That's fine!
Remind is a completely free text and email service for schools. It allows me to send you messages via my phone or the computer but doesn't share anyone's contact information with anyone else. It also will allow you to text me as well.
This can be a great tool especially with upcoming due dates and events. Remind will also probably be the most effective way for you to get a hold of me as it texts my phone. My schedule is pretty tight some days and I often don't get to my email until later in the day. If you have an urgent question remind is the way to go!
Click on your school's mascot to register for the correct class!
As always if you have questions please contact me! You may also browse my website and possibly find the answers you need there too!
Hello Symphonic Band Families!
Hello Concert Band Families!
Hello 6th Grade Band Families!
I'm SO excited to get to work with your kids this year! They are so bright, polite and excited so far, they make me super excited for this year.
I wanted to touch base with you all because I'm sure you've been hearing things about what's been going on in my class and I want to make sure we can streamline the process of getting started as well as make sure you have the correct information about where we are headed.
First of all I know there was a lot of anxiety about seeing "Beginning Band" on the schedule. Unfortunately I do not have control over what they call my classes so I want to assure you we will be picking up where these guys left off last year. The name of the band is actually going to be called CADET BAND.
Secondly, you may or may not have had your student come home excited about switching instruments! I want to explain the rationale and exactly what was said in class.
Rationale: When these guys showed up in my class if you look at the instrumentation we have a whole lot of clarinets and not a lot of much else. Unbalanced instrumentation in beginning band is ok because everyone is playing the same thing, but as we progress and get better at our instruments, each one gains more independence and therefore each instrument becomes more important to the group. It's important to have a balanced group of musicians to maximize the sound and experience for everyone. There are also instruments we need that were previously unavailable to beginning band students. I've spent the last couple days showing the kids some of the options for instruments and explaining what we need and why. Right now it's kind of like we have a football team with only quarterbacks, we need to learn some new positions so we can be effective!
That being said, I am not requiring anyone to switch. Some students I've encouraged to expressly not switch instruments even because of what they play. Also I completely understand that families have made a financial commitment and also some kids just really like the instruments they started on. That is all fine, no one has to change. I am also open to allowing kids to try an instrument for a concert cycle and then make a final decision. Each concert cycle is about 8 weeks. If this is the case we can work out an arrangement for the instrument rental.
To streamline this process I am going to send home instrument rental forms. If a student returns with a signed form I'm going to assume you are giving them permission to play a new instrument. Another option if you are renting from the music store is to talk to them about switching your rental. More often than not they will work with you to move your accrued payments to the new instrument. If your student wants to play something like a bass clarinet, bari sax, tuba or bassoon, I recommend starting with a school instrument first before investing yourself.
Please feel free to email me with any questions. Another resource is the Elementary Page on my website as it has information for kids starting new instruments. Found here:
I'm so looking forward to meeting you on Thursday! I will also try to keep regular communication through email newsletters (hopefully not always this long).
Coming up next time:
Information about For Parents Only Night!
Casa Bonita and other field trips!
Concert Calendar and Remind