Week At-A-Glance 4/26 thru 5/2

Jazz Night 2021 — Friday, 4/30, 7:00pm, SME Auditorium.

Due to COVID restrictions we will be following a similar format to our March Concert/Symphonic Band Concert:

  • All attendees must RSVP, four family members (over 10 years old) permitted. Fill out RSVP form here
  • All attendees must fill out a COVID-19 check-in QR code upon entering the building
  • Seating will be limited and distanced.
  • A few parent volunteers to assist with check-in and seating would be appreciated
  • Schedule: 7pm — Blue Notes Jazz Ensemble. 7:30pm — Jazz Combo. 7:45pm — Blue Knights Jazz Ensemble
  • Call time for Blue Notes: 6:30pm, Blue Knights: 6:45pm

4th Annual SME Mattress Sale — Sunday, 5/2 10am-5pm

  • STUDENTS: Sign up for pep band shifts! Please sign up for a 2-hour (or more) slot to bring attention to our event.
  • PARENTS: Yard Signs are available — targeting those who live in high-traffic areas (near major intersections, parks, shopping centers, etc).
  • Do you have a business or church where you can help advertise? We will send home additional yard signs with your student
  • EVERYONE: Please share this event! We need more interaction on Facebook & Social Media. Thanks for your help!
  • Informational Flyer
  • Visit the Facebook group and RSVP!

Band Leadership Team for 2021-2022

  • Last chance to sign up! The most important part of a band program is the student leadership team. We need your help! Drum Majors, Section Leaders, Librarians, and more… Please fill out your applications here: https://forms.gle/SSspJXsYNNA59Usu8

Instrument SafariMay 13th 5:00-7:00 PM

This is an important event to recruit elementary band and strings students for next year! What we need: 

  • 5-7 students willing to “demonstrate” each group of instruments for elementary school students – Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet and Trombone only. 
  • 10 students to be runners, traffic assisters, sign makers, etc. Also, if anyone is interested in making us a graphic of the safari “map” please let us know!
  • Sign up here: https://forms.gle/SiQu6J6bjDKGb2kW9

Symphonic & Jazz Band Placement Auditions for 2021-2022

  • Materials have been posted to Canvas. All current students grades 8-11 will complete a basic audition. Students wishing to make Symphonic Band or the Blue Knights Jazz Ensemble will complete a more advanced audition.
  • Audition videos will be due 5/7/2021

Students: Week-At-A-Glance Information

Symphonic Band:

Monday : 

  • Warm-up (Habits book): tone & technique, rhythm, TOS
  • Focus: Molly on the Shore, Mystery on Mena Mtn. Low Brass sectional w/ Mr. W
  • Remote Students – Follow along with rehearsal, finish Prescott videos


  • Warm-up (Habits): Tone & Technique, TOS scale chorales 
  • SIGHT READ new music; review Mystery on Mena Mountain, Molly on the Shore
  • Remote Students – Work on Prescott Videos asynchronously 


  • Full Rehearsal of all concert pieces
  • Remote Students – Follow along with rehearsal

Concert Band

Monday : 

  • Warm-up (Habits of A Successful Musician, Chorale Book, Bb Sequence) 
  • Full Rehearsal – Folk Dances, Rites of Tamburo, Romanesque 
    • Brass Sectional with Mr. Wahlstrom
  • Remote Students – Follow along with rehearsal 


  • Warm-up (Habits of A Successful Musician, Chorale Book, Bb Sequence) 
  • Full Rehearsal – Rehearse Romanesque, Folk Dances 
  • Remote Students – Work on late work and placement audition material asynchronously 


  • Full Rehearsal – Warm-up, rehearse Folk Dances and Rites of Tamburo, minor scales practice 
  • Remote Students – Follow along with rehearsal

Blue Notes Jazz Ensemble

  • Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: Preparation for jazz night 2021 (April 30): Big Swing Face, Creole Love Call, Caravan, Gentle Rain
  • Remote students — follow along with rehearsals asynchronously
  • Auditions for initial placement in Blue Knights-Blue Notes are due 5/7. Materials posted in Canvas

Blue Knights Jazz Ensemble

  • Tuesday/Thursday: Preparation for Jazz Night 2021 (April 30): Cheesecake, Spain, C-Jam Blues, Struttin’ With Some BBQ, Tiger of San Pedro
  • Remote studentsNeed to be in rehearsal for all or part of rehearsals this week if you are performing on Jazz Night
  • Auditions for initial placement in Blue Knights-Blue Notes are due 5/7. Materials posted in Canvas

Music Theory

  • Tuesday/Thursday: Sibelius tutorials, composition/arranging project. Review ear training
  • Friday: Review all, composition project work