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Monday Music Notes for 4/22

Monday Music Notes is a weekly post that is intended to remind everyone of upcoming events and due dates for the RBSMS Band and Choir. If you ever have questions, don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Schmidt. Monday, April 22nd - After School Practice until 3:30 p.m....

Monday Music Notes for 4/15

Monday Music Notes is a weekly post that is intended to remind everyone of upcoming events and due dates for the RBSMS Band and Choir. If you ever have questions, don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Schmidt. Monday, April 15th - After School Practice until 3:30 p.m....

Monday Music Notes for 4/8

Monday Music Notes is a weekly post that is intended to remind everyone of upcoming events and due dates for the RBSMS Band and Choir. If you ever have questions, don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Schmidt. Monday, April 8th - After School Practice until 3:30 p.m....
FBA Jazz MPA Results

FBA Jazz MPA Results

This past Thursday our Jazz Ensemble participated in the Florida Bandmasters Association Jazz Music Performance Assessment. Our Jazz Band was one of only two Middle School Jazz Ensembles to participate from Pasco, Hernando, and Citrus Counties! Our students did a great job and earned an Excellent rating (the 2nd best rating possible)! Below you can listen to the recordings from our performance.

Blues Machine

 

Hangin’ In

Solo & Ensemble Results

Solo & Ensemble Results

Congratulations to all of our band students who participated in the Florida Bandmasters Association’s Solo & Ensemble Music Performance Assessment. All of our students did a fantastic job. Students could earn a rating of Superior (best), Excellent, Good, Fair, or Poor (worst).

 

  • Lizandro Alzugaray (6th Grade) – Superior
  • Bailey Cross (6th Grade) – Superior
  • Diangely Cruz (6th Grade) – Superior
  • Katelyn English-Merle (7th Grade) – Superior
  • Yiting Gao (7th Grade) – Excellent
  • Lucas Gillespie (7th Grade) – Superior
  • Cadence Hagan (8th Grade) – Excellent
  • Joie Hall (7th Grade) – Superior
  • Ananda Howard (7th Grade) – Excellent
  • Brent Johnson (8th Grade) – Superior
  • Mika Nace (7th Grade) – Superior
  • Olivia Olleres (6th Grade) – Excellent
  • Ava Rogers (7th Grade) – Excellent
  • Collin Rood (7th Grade) – Superior
  • Jeriel Soto Rivera (6th Grade) – Superior
  • Angel Saavedra (6th Grade) – Excellent
  • Makynzee Speegle (6th Grade) – Superior
  • Larissa Sutton (8th Grade) – Superior
  • Anthony Texiera (7th Grade) – Superior
  • Alyssa Turmel (7th Grade) – Superior
  • Carmine Walser (8th Grade) – Superior

Chorus S&E Reminders

Don’t forget that Chorus Solo & Ensemble is tomorrow at John Long Middle School (2025 Mansfield Boulevard, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543). Our student’s performance times are as follows:

Hope Tackett – 11:15 a.m. with Ms. Peacock

Haley Batewell – 11:25 a.m. with Ms. Peacock

Jenitza Galarza – 11:35 a.m. with Ms. Peacock

Gwendolyn Pender – 11:45 a.m. with Ms. Peacock

 

Here are some tips to help you have a successful performance:

  • You should arrive 30-45 minutes early to check-in. Once checked-in, find your room, then go warm-up.
  • You should be at your solo room 10 minutes prior to your performance time. Don’t go in until the previous musician is finished with their performance. Don’t worry about your piano accompanist, she will meet you in your room!
  • Be sure to dress appropriately. Unacceptable performance attire typically includes Jeans, Athletic Shoes, T-Shirts, Flip-Flops, Short Skirts, Sandals, etc….
  • You will not receive your rating until later in the day (typically 10-20 minutes after your solo). Do not ask your judge. The host school usually posts everyone’s ratings near the warm-up room. Also, when you’ve finished performing and have received your rating, you are free to go home with your family! 
DO NOT LEAVE until you’ve seen Mr. Schmidt after your performance!
  • If you have any questions, Mr. Schmidt will be there to watch your solos and to help you.

Charms Update

Students & Parents – You can now download/print any missing copies of your Daily Warm-ups, Scales, Performance Objectives, Maintenance Tips, Jazz Listening Assignment, or Jazz Play-Along Tracks. Follow these directions to access them…

  1. Go to Charms (http://www.charmsoffice.com) and login.
    • School Code – RBSMSMusic
    • Password – Student ID#
  2. Once logged in, select “Handouts & Files”. From here you can access any file you may need to download/print.
  3. While in Charms, be sure to update your contact information, check our calendar, and submit your performance objectives.

 

If you have any questions or difficulty, please contact Mr. Schmidt.

Monday Music Notes for 1/21/19

Monday Music Notes for 1/21/19

Monday Music Notes is a weekly post that is intended to remind everyone of upcoming events and due dates for the RBSMS Band and Choir. If you ever have questions, don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Schmidt.

Monday, January 21st

– MLK Day – No School!

Tuesday, January 22nd

– Jazz Rehearsal from 3:00-4:30 p.m.

– All rehearsals count towards a students 3rd quarter grade.

Wednesday, January 23rd

– Group Yearbook Photos

– Concert, Symphonic, Jazz and Chorus need their band/chorus shirts for these photos.

– After School Practice until 3:30 p.m. (optional)

Thursday, January 24th

– Symphonic Band Rehearsal from 3:00-4:30 p.m.

– All rehearsals count towards a students 3rd quarter grade.

Friday, January 25th

– No After School Practice


Other Notes:

  • Students & Parents – Don’t forget to practice daily. In Band/Chorus we don’t have homework, but we do ask you to practice. Your practice goal should be 20-30 minutes per day (at least 5 times per week). If your student completes their practice homework, they’ll quickly improve. Students who do not will fall behind in class. If you or your student need information on how to create a practice schedule, please email me at bschmidt@pasco.k12.fl.us.
  • Parents – Don’t forget to login into Charms (charmsoffice.com) and sign-up to chaperone. We have a number of events coming up that we need chaperones for, such as:
    • Bowl-a-thon
    • Solo & Ensemble (band & chorus)
    • MPA (band, jazz band & chorus)
    • Founder’s Day Parade
    • USF Concert Trip (forms will be coming home soon)

Quote of the Day!

“I have said many times–if I hadn’t been exposed to music as a child I don’t think I would have been president.”

– Bill Clinton, President of the United States of America