8th Grade Percussionist:
The following is a list of the 40 basic rudiments. Monday you will receive a handout to use during warm ups with the band.
Treble Clef instruments can go practice their note reading skills by going to this website. This is the same website we use in class with the SmartBoard.
(Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, and Percussion students)
Remember: Every Good Boy Does Fine and FACE.
For Bass clef instruments you will use this link to practice your note reading.
(Trombone and Baritone students)
Remember: Good Boys Do Fine Always and All Cows Eat Grass
All JH band students should consider bringing in a binder so that they can keep their music for this year. Students will be receiving a lot of music this year along with supplemental material to help students throughout the year. A binder will give students an organized, safe place to keep music.
7th Grade Students
Instrument testing should be completed on Monday, all students will be aware of what they are going to be playing for the school year. At this time, it is looking like we are going to have a large and well-balanced Beginning Band. Students will be learning about rhythm and note reading during school while we wait for everyone to get their instruments.
8th Grade Students
Students that are going to be switching instruments will be doing so at the end of next week. Monday we will begin looking at some warm ups that we will use for the school year, and possibly even look at a few pieces of music.
Parents: Help keep your students organized by getting them a binder, signing up for REMIND, and adding this web site to your favorites. Also, any student that will be using a school owned instrument will have to turn in a completed School Owned Instrument Contract.
This is shaping up to be a great year, and everyone is very excited!
We hope everyone enjoyed their summer! This is an exciting year for the De Soto Band Program.
Green and White Band
Numbers in the Beginning Band are nearing 80! The band room is going to be packed for our Brass and Percussion class. To say that we are excited by this "problem" is an understatement. Over the next couple of days, we will be testing students and placing them on instruments. All students will know what they will be playing by Tuesday, August 18th.
DJHS Symphonic Band
Mr. Boyer is very excited to begin working with the 8th Grade Band. You will not need to bring in instruments until Monday. Tomorrow we will be discussing plans for the upcoming year, policies, and the band handbook.
Remind Text Messaging Service
At De Soto, we utilize the Remind Text messaging service. This service will be used to keep you informed of upcoming events in the program.
Green and White Band (Beginning Band)
To receive messages via text, text @dragons7 to 81010.
You can opt-out of messages at any time by replying, 'unsubscribe @dragons7'.
DJHS Symphonic Band
To receive messages via text, text @dragon8 to 81010.
You can opt-out of messages at any time by replying, 'unsubscribe @dragon8'.
Instrument Rental Night
Wednesday, August 19th
Our music dealer, Nottelmann Music will be in the band room for parents to rent or buy instruments. They will also have supplies like reeds, oil, grease etc. For parents that already have an instrument, it is advisable that you bring in that instrument to get it checked over and ensure that it is in good working order.
All students please check the Calendar of Events and plan accordingly.
Let's make this year the best year yet!
De Soto Bands