Category Archives: PerformingArts

SCHEDULE of Performances

Here is a schedule of the major activities for the Junior High Band:

Jr High Performance Schedule 2019-2020

(Click on the link)

A pdf copy of the schedule for the season is posted above.  You may also use find dates on the school’s master digital calendar.  You can use the filter to find just the Junior High Band Schedule.   It WILL NOT contain the Pep Band performances during the first quarter.

Our FIRST PERFORMANCES are as a Pep Band for the Varsity Football games.  Weather permitting, the Band will play at all HOME Varsity Football games.  The first game is the 2019-20 season is on September 6, followed by another game the following week on September 13.   After a week away, there is another home game on September 27.  The season then concludes with two home games back to back on 10/11 (Homecoming) and 10/18.

Our next performance will the Christmas Season Concert on December 15, beginning at 3:00 p.m.

Jazz Band – Junior High

GENERAL INFORMATION concerning the Junior High Jazz Band can be found in the following document:
Jazz Band JH General Information


Year-specific information will be found here as it becomes available:

Starting Date:  Class is starting first week of November (tentative).

Performance Dates for 2019-2020:  (subject to change)

Christmas Concert   December 15, 2019 (same as Concert Band)

Platteview Contest   March 27, 2020  (same as Concert Band)

Variety Show   April 4 & 5, 2020

Jazz Concert   May 12, 2020


Class, Here are some listening demos:



“April In Paris”


“The Way We Were”

Work Song,  then two versions of I’LL JUST PRETEND
At the Hop

Ain’t Misbehavin’

Ain’t Misbehavin’



Course Information

CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR RULES:    Classroom Behavior Guidelines

This document lists rules for conducting oneself in the classroom.



     Goals, Objectives, Expect JR HI

The course description, goals, and objectives for JUNIOR HIGH BAND, as well as Class Standards and Expectations, can be found in this document.


INFORMATION PACKET (Jr High) and; 7th Welcome Letter:    Info Packet & Seventh Letter

This Document contains a wealth of information pertaining to the Junior High Band Program, including grading procedures, travel information, lessons, school horns, and more. It begins with a welcome letter to 7th graders and is intended as an explanation of the program for junior high students and their parents.


PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES:    Performance Objectives

The Performance Objectives for Junior High Band for 3rd and 4th Quarters are described in this document.


SCALE REQUIREMENTS for Junior High:    Scale Assignments JH

The assigned scales for each quarter for JUNIOR HIGH BAND, along with the required number of octaves for each scale, are listed in this document


**Current Assignments** for Junior High:

PERFORMANCE GOALS:  Concert on December 15th

Recurring Assignment:  Practice Sheets due on Monday of each week.

WarmUps and Technique Development:  Warmups 1,2;  Easy Slurs;  Chromatics, 5-Step Scale Pattern; Slurs D.      Other exercises as selected.

Songs to be prepared:  Do You Hear What I Hear?, Christmas Classics, Holiday Cheer, A Candlelight Carol

Written Assignments and their Due Date:




Band: Elementary


Special Announcements or Updates….

Contest time is approaching!!

Some of the 5th and 6th graders will perform as soloists, and all the 6th graders will perform as a class at the Malcolm Music Contest on March 20.

Please click on the link for Travel Info, etc.  When it becomes available

Info Sheet….

What’s happening in Class!


We are continuing to work on our technique, our note accuracy, and our endurance.  We are discussing and starting work for our solos to be presented by some of our members at the Malcolm contest on March 20.


We are beginning to work full time on our concert band selections for the Malcolm Contest.  We also need to be getting to work on our solos.

Online Resources!

For extra help, new information about your instrument, etc., check out the online links on the first page of the JUNIOR HIGH BAND section of this website.