Welcome to 4th and 5th Grade Band!

  

4th Grade Band!

Elementary Band Lessons begin on 9/14/2017

 

UNE Full Band Rehearsals: Thursdays on the stage 

 

Liberty Full Band Rehearsals: Tuesdays on the stage

 

VCE Full Band Rehearsals: Wednesdays on the stage 

 

**You will need your instrument, lesson book, and music folder for Full Band rehearsals and lessons.**

 

5th Grade Band!

Elementary Band Lessons begin 9/14/2017 

 

UNE Full Band Rehearsals: Thursdays on the stage 

 

Liberty Full Band Rehearsals: Tuesdays on the stage 

 

VCE Full Band Rehearsals: Wednesdays on the stage 

 

**You will need your instrument, lesson book, and music folder for Full Band rehearsals and lesson days. 

Instrument Rental Information

  • City Music Center: www.citymusiccenter.com 1-800-526-4593 
  • Rockland Music, located in the Kohls Shopping Center on Route 59 East in Nanuet: 845-624-5470
  • Peter Bannon, another local instrument rental supplier: 845-358-8227

What does my child need?

1) An instrument! Instrument rentals are available from:

  • City Music Center online at: www.nemc.com  1-800-526-4593 (City Music delivers instruments to the school) 
  • Rockland Music, located in the Kohls Shopping Plaza on Route 59 East in Nanuet, NY: 845-624-5470
  • Peter Bannon, located in Nyack, NY 845-358-8227

2) A lesson book: Our lesson book is Essential Elements For Band, Book 1. Lesson books exist for every band instrument, so be sure to get the book that matches your child’s instrument.

3) Clarinet and Saxophone players will need:

  • Rico Reeds, Strength #2 for 4th Graders, Strength # 2 1/2 for 5th Graders. A box of 10 reeds should last students the whole school year. 
  • Cork grease
  • Instrument swab
  • Saxophone players should also look into a padded neckstrap to ease the weight of holding the instrument

4) Trumpet and Euphonium/Baritone players will need valve oil.

5) Trombone players will need slide oil. 

6) Percussion players will need: drum sticks and a practice pad.

7) It is recommended that all music students have a music stand for home practice.  

Bandapalooza Permission Letter

Hello Band Families, 

Attached you will find the permission slip for your child to participate in the All-District Band Festival, Bandapalooza, which will take place on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Nyack HS

Please fill out and return by Wednesday, April 11thI will give the students hard copies of the permission slip as well. 

As always, feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns: kjohnsen@nyackschools.org 

 2_2nd Annual Bandapalooza Festival - Google Docs.pdf 

2nd Annual Bandapalooza!

The Nyack Public Schools Band Department is excited to inform you of a special performance event that will take place for our band students this spring.

BANDAPALOOZA 2018! - April 25th  @ Nyack High School

This band festival will involve participation and performances by all band students in the district. Students will have the opportunity to perform music both with their own ensemble, as well as collaboratively with students from all grades. This festival will present Nyack band students with an excellent opportunity to share their knowledge and skills with their peers in new and exciting ways!

As our music staff prepares for this event, please take note of some important details: 

April 25th - 2018 - NYACK HIGH SCHOOL

5:15pm Elementary and Wind/Jazz Ensemble Students Arrive

5:45pm Middle and High School Students Arrive

6:30pm Doors Open

7:00pm Concert begins in the NHS Gymnasium

 

There will be no fees associated with this event. No transportation or meals will be provided. Please note that this festival is considered a concert event, and will be a required performance for all students. Middle school and high school students will receive a grade as part of our spring curriculum.

 

We are very excited to share with you the musical journey our students will make this spring. All questions may be directed to your child’s band director.

 

Musically yours,

 

Kristen Johnsen

Rebecca Perlman

Brendon Lucas

Michael Humphrey

Band Director, 4-5

Band Director, 5

Band Director, 6-8

Band Director, 9-12

kjohnsen@nyackschools.org

rperlman@nyackschools.org

blucas@nyackschools.org

mhumphrey@nyackschools.org

 

Coffee House- Friday April 20th!

MusicWorks Raffle Baskets!