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SMARTMUSIC ASSIGNMENTS DUE NEXT WEEK
Last week, students were assigned their first SmartMusic assignment of the semester.
All students have a SmartMusic account, and have been given several lessons about how to use it. If they need a refresher:
Go to smartmusic.com and hit "Log In/Sign Up"
The username should be firstname.lastname
The email should be the student's school issued email
The password should be the same password that they use for their email - bwd###### (bwd followed by their lunch number), unless they decided to use their own created password.
Compatible devices are: iPads (must use Safari), Desktop computers, Most laptops (Mac or PC), Microsoft Surface, Chromebooks
If the student has no access to a device or no internet connection, they must communicate with a band director to make arrangments to complete the assignment. Students can always visit the band hall immediately after school to complete the assignment. If they are unable to come after school, students may be given the chance to complete the assignment during class, but only if they communicate their needs with a band director.
*STUDENTS WHO DO NOT COMPLETE SMARTMUSIC ASSIGNMENTS WILL RECEIVE A "0" TEST GRADE IN THE GRADEBOOK*
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. or Mrs. Yeats.
If you owe money to the band for flip folders/reeds, etc, you MUST have it paid by noon tomorrow, December 10th.
Students should bring money to a band director, but parents may get the money to the front office if it is in an envelope labeled with their name and "Band".
Students who do not pay money owed to the band program will be held from attending this Saturday's dance, as well as any upcoming "reward days".
Please contact Mr. Yeats if there are any questions about amount owed, etc.
The BMS Band Christmas concert is TONIGHT!
Students should arrive by 6:10 at the HS Band Hall.
Dress: current Brownwood Band shirt, jeans with no holes, closed toed shoes.
Concert begins at 6:30.
*The BISD Band will set out donation jars for the benefit of the Andrews HS Band bus tragedy. All funds collected will go towards funeral and medical expenses for those affected.*
The BMS Christmas concert is coming up soon!
Date: Tuesday, December 7th
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Brownwood High School Auditorium
Student call time: 6:10 pm at the High School band hall (across from FUMC)
Dress: Current Brownwood Band shirt (students should sign up for a shirt in the band hall if they do not have one), jeans with no holes, close-toed shoes.
Santa hats will be provided, but students may bring their own as long as it is a traditional red & white Santa hat.
Students are required to stay for the entire concert (no more than about 45 minutes).
This concert is worth several major test grades for the 3rd 6 weeks.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact a BISD Band Director.
All students MUST have their instruments at the school on Tuesday, August 24th for a grade.
Students who play school-owned instrument must have their Instrument Agreement form signed and turned in for their grade.
If you there are any issues with your student's instrument, you must contact Mr. Yeats as soon as possible.
ANNOUNCEMENT, 7/9, UPDATE 7/23
All students entering HS Band in the fall of 2021 should refer to the letter and calendar below in preparation for summer band activities.
Summer band participation is required in order to participate in HS Band.
All 8th grade students participating as band managers should observe the letter and schedule as well. The first day managers should come is Thursday, registration day. 8th grade band managers should come to as much of summer band as they can. On registration day, please come during the Freshman time slot if possible.
Please note that for the registration time, you are not required to come for the entire window of time.
See you soon!