A Note From Mr. Magee:

Dear Band Family,

First and foremost, I hope this finds you all healthy.  I wanted to give you some information on how we’ll proceed while we’re out of school.

The most important thing I can stress to you is that our number one goal during this time is to have fun with music and maybe get better and learn some new things.    No one should be concerned with grades.  

Teachers were given some guidance today and next week you’ll start to see more from them. Your teachers are going to get creative and you’re going to love it.  They’ll be helping you love their subject, not giving graded assignments or tests.

My current plan is to use the band website Colganband.com to help you find ways to keep playing and learning.  I understand that many of you don’t even have your instruments at home and I’ve asked if there’s a plan for that.  

For those who have their instruments, keep them handy.  If you have a stand for it, leave it there.  If not, leave your case open.  You’re more likely to play if you see your lonely instrument.  Do the fundamentals…breathe, sing, play!  All you need is a metronome and something that plays an F and you can do it.  Better yet, dress up like me and make a video of yourself leading the warmups.  Your friends will love it!  I’ll tweet it!  

Mr. Mills is working on a way to put all the free stuff you can do in one place.  He’s cool.  As a starter, did you know Sight Reading Factory and SMARTmusic are offering fee subscriptions?  If you’re playing a solo from one of our books, the accompaniment is probably there!

Look for stuff to roll out next week.

Any time any student or parent wants to reach out, I’ll be checking email all the time.  You know how I like the twitter @colganband 

Use music to relieve some stress.  Get creative.  Have fun.  Love each other.


(Updates will be found on the webpage under the "From the Director" tab as they become available.)

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Are you a senior who has decided to major in music?  The Band Boosters will award a $500 scholarship to two Colgan seniors who have declared their future studies in the field of music.  Click on the below button for the application.

DUE DATE: May 1, 2020 - No late applications will be accepted!

We will be changing our marching shoes next Fall due to many students having issues with the quality of the last shoes.  Take a look at your current marching shoes to see if you will need to replace them when we place uniform orders for the Fall.

The new shoes are a different brand so students will need to try on a sizing shoe before ordering.  We will have new sizing shoes available at the marching band kick-off meeting.

 

 

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