Congrats 8th Grade!

Congratulations to the 8th grade band for their Excellent performance at the Los Osos band festival on Saturday March 9, 2019. They performed well on the stage and that continued into the sight reading room.

In the sight reading room, we were given music that we have never seen before. After getting to chat about it for 4 minutes, the students performed the piece for another music judge. He proceeded to compliment us on the task. They scored an Excellent from this judge as well.

Thank you parents!

Thank you parents for being a part of the day. Thank you to the parent chaperones for helping us move around the many locations. Thank you parents that attended and were a great audience. Thank you to the parents that supported us with water donations.

Congrats 7th grade!

Congratulations to the 7th grade band who scored an “Excellent” on their Festival on March 6. Out of three judges, one of them scored us a “Superior” and the other two “Excellent”. They students were complemented on their performance in the clinic room following their performance.

The judges praised the students on how professionally they were dressed and how well they were behaved during the performance.

Thank you parents!

Thank you parents that made sure your child had all their clothes, materials, and lunch. Thank you parents that donated water. Thank you parents that drove out to be a part of our audience.
Thank you parents that helped chaperoned, we could not have made it through all the rain without you. Please share your pictures with me. (anewland@csd.k12.ca.us) Thank you!

In recognition of their Excellent performance, FORM and the Music Department will purchase pins from the Southern California Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA) that displays the Excellent score. These pins can be worn on the students’ collar for their future performances, then be added to their high school Letterman jacket.

March in Music class

March 6: 7th Grade Festival (see separate instructions). All other classes have a sub. No instruments needed.

March 8: trimester 2 honor roll parties during band, no instruments needed

March 9: 8th grade Festival. (see separate instructions)

March 11: Pep band YearBook Picture after school, wear shirts.

March 12: Normal Pep band practice After School.  Canceled due to Drama performances.

March 13: no after school. FORM meeting. Evening Drama production.

March 14: After School open practice.

March 15: Modified Day. School dismissal 12:24. Instruments go home for Spring Break.

December Details

-Friday, December 14: grades pause for progress report grades. All tests need to be completed by this day to reflect on your grade.

Monday, December 17: SHIRTS!!! We will distribute during class.

Tuesday, December 18: Class performances

  • Wear new shirts with blue or black jeans.
  • Schedule

-Period 2 (9:20-9:40)

-Period 3 (10:20-10:40)

-Period 4 (12:20-12:40)

-Period 5 (1:00-1:20)

  • Doors will open 5 minutes before for seating. Parents will need to sign in with Lobby guard, so they will need some extra time before.

Wednesday, December 19:

-7th/8th all music will be collected, and new music will be distributed

-6th new pass offs will be assigned

(Instruments can go home today and stay home for the break.)

Thursday, December 20: Day off (continue movie)

Instruments go home. 200 points for break. (The door will be locked on Friday)

Friday, December 21: Mrs. Newland absent

-Modified schedule, only 30 minutes per class period.

-Worksheets with the substitute, they will be due at end of period.

(instrument closets will not be open)

Merry Christmas, see You in the New Year!

Class performances

Tuesday, December 18

Each band period will put on a little performance for selected classes in the MPR.

parents are invited to attend. Please be prepared to check in with Lobby Guard ahead of schedule.

Times are as follows: Doors will open 5 minutes prior.

Period 2- 7th grade band  9:20-9:40 am

Period 3- 6th grade band 10:20-10:40 am

Period 4- 6th grade band 12:20-12:40 pm

Period 5- 8th grade band 1:00-1:30 pm

New band shirts will be distributed on Monday.

Students will wear New shirts with blue or black jeans.

Grading will be 100 points in total. Behavior, following directions, participation, and dress code.

Fall Concert Nov. 14

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 6 pm in the Multipurpose room

Arrive Times

6th grade: 4:40 Room 40

7th grade: 5:00 Room 32

8th grade: 5:00 Room 41

Students should be dressed in their Formal Concert Attire: see page.

Free concert- please be aware of small children that may disrupt the performance.

Parent Representative for FORM

We are looking for a parent representative for the Friends of Ruth Musser meetings.

Meetings are once a month on the 2nd Wednesday at 3 pm in the library.

The next meeting is Wednesday November 14. 

This parent will be the communication between the band program and the parent organization. You would help program family nights, and other fundraisers. You would help communicate the band events to the parent club and out to band parents.

Please email or call Mrs. Newland if you are interested.

Thanks!