• SOLANA BEACH SCHOOL DISTRICT BEGINNING BAND:

    ATTENDANCE: It is critical that students make every effort to attend every band rehearsal. Beginning Band students will be working with instrument specific coaches for the first few weeks of band and missing classes will impair the student’s ability to keep up with the class. Please contact Robyn Glasson at robynglasson@sbsd.net or 858-705-3734 if your child will be absent.

    AT HOME PRACTICE REQUIREMENTS: Students in the beginning band are expected to practice 20-25 minutes a day 5 days a week minimum.  Students that are not practicing their parts will first receive a warning. If they still do not practice they will be asked to observe, but not participate in the class. Students need to complete any band assignments in a timely manner. Attending band class does not count towards practice time. 

    MUSIC: Beginning Band students will be provided the Essential Elements for Band, Book 1, for their specific instrument to use for band. Students will be provided with music to print and audio clips to listen to and play along with. Their parts need to be printed, punched, placed in a 3 ring binder and brought to all reherasals. It is essential to have a pencil at all rehearsals.

    INSTRUMENT CARE AND ACCESSORIES: Please make sure that your child’s instrument is in working order. If it needs repair, please contact the music store you rented it from. Most students rent from Bertrand’s Music at 858-780-1812.  Please make sure you have an instrument care kit. If you play clarinet or saxophone, please always have a box of reeds on supply. Students need a tuner and a metronome. These can be smartphone apps or stand along devices.

    CONCERT ATTIRE: Students will be provided with a band t-shirt to wear for all performances. Please pair the band shirt with BLACK pants or long skirt. Students should wear BLACK shoes and socks when performing.

    COMMUNICATION: Detailed emails will be sent to band parents regularly. Please be sure that we have your current email address and that the information in the emails is shared with students right away. We will also communicate with students directly using Google Classroom.

     

    SOLANA BEACH SCHOOL DISTRICT ADVANCED BAND:

    ATTENDANCE: It is critical that students make every effort to attend every band rehearsal. Please contact Robyn Glasson at robynglasson@sbsd.net or 858-705-3734 if your child will be absent.

    AT HOME PRACTICE REQUIREMENTS: Students in the advanced band are expected to practice at least 30 minutes a day 5 days a week. Students that do not practice will be asked to observe, but not participate in the class. Students need to complete any band assignments in a timely manner. Attending band class does not count towards practice time. 

    AT HOME PRACTICE APPROACH: 1) Play your part all the way through along with the recordings sent as best you can. 2) Circle the sections that you are having trouble with. 3) Practice those sections slowly with a metronome until you can play them along with the recording. 4) Write in any fingerings/note names etc. in sections where you need them.

    MUSIC AND SOUNDCLIPS: Advanced Band students will be provided with music to print and audio clips to listen to and play along with. Their parts need to be printed, punched, placed in a 3 ring binder and brought to all reherasals. It is essential to have a pencil at all rehearsals.

    INSTRUMENT CARE AND ACCESSORIES: Please make sure that your child’s instrument is in working order. If it needs repair, please contact the music store you rented it from. Most students rent from Bertrand’s Music at 858-780-1812. Please make sure you have an instrument care kit. If you play clarinet or saxophone, please always have a box of reeds on supply. Students need a tuner and a metronome. These can be smartphone apps or stand along devices.

    CONCERT ATTIRE: Students will be provided with a band t-shirt to wear for all performances. Please pair the band shirt with BLACK pants or long skirt. Students should wear BLACK shoes and socks when performing.

    COMMUNICATION: Detailed emails will be sent to band parents regularly. Please be sure that we have your current email address and that the information in the emails is shared with students right away. We will also communicate with students directly using Google Classroom.