Ready to Rumble!
This is what our stage looked like just prior to our Spring Concert! We used a patriotic theme since our Finale was "America, The Beautiful." The audience Sing-Along was very inspiring!
Thanks to all the parents who came out in support of their children's music education. Our little program works hard to provide the best we can in the time allotted, and I am proud of what we can do. Several students from Audubon High School, including Mt. Ephraim alumni and Audubon friends, do a wonderful service by coming over to help fill in where needed. This provides a "clinic-like" experience for our 5-8th graders and also bridges the gap between Mt. Ephraim and Audubon High School. Thank you to all who stepped up to help out!
We are looking forward to next year with great excitement! It looks as if we will have more time in Mrs. Manion's schedule for Band and also Chorus! We anticipate a great in-coming class from Mrs. Egan's Mary Bray Band and an increase in the numbers in our Band. Jazz Band is buzzing along and should continue to grow. I am already working on concert dates and ideas for getting us "out of the building" to perform. A reinstatement of our Spring Trip will be proposed! More time for Band Lessons is being worked on. Details are up-in-the-air, but things are looking good!
I have asked our students to examine their individual commitment. Ask yourself this question: "What can I do to make my own performance better?" Practice regularly? Get a private teacher? Attend a summer band camp? Play throughout the summer? Get more organized in my Band Folder? Start working on my fingerings and scales? Make a personal commitment to sit down and learn this instrument?! DECIDE I WANT TO GET GOOD AT THIS! It just takes a decision. Do you want to ride out Band being a follower or a leader? Food for thought! :)
I hope everyone had a great time at the concert. Thanks again to all- I am so proud of our students! GREAT JOB!
This blog will be used for class updates, lists of assignments, links to music and technology events in our area and other news from Mrs. Manion's World. It is designed as an aid and may not be up-to-date. It does not replace attention in class.