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Friday, February 27, 2015


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Welcome parents and students! Those of you who are not new to Swanson already know the school year offers many exciting and enjoyable Music Department activities and opportunities. For new Swanson families, there is a wealth of information to share, and you are in for a treat. Swanson band, orchestra, and vocal music students continue to amaze us with their level of musicianship.


UPCOMING EVENTS & DEADLINES      (Updated 2/11/2015)

(Click here to view the 2014-2015 Swanson Band Calendar)  (Updated 2/11/2015)


        February -  
-          Tues - Thurs, Feb 10 - 12:  W-L Band Auditions (*for rising 9th graders) @ W-L HS - 6:00 - 9:00 PM
                       *Tues, Feb 10: Woodwinds; Thurs, Feb 12: Brass & Percussion 
- Don't Forget!   Fri, Feb 13:  Final Payments Due for Spring Trips
-  Sat, Feb 14:  CANCELLED - Virginia Day of Percussion @ South Lakes HS - 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
                   -Students meet at Swanson at 8:00 AM - Unfortunately, Swanson had to cancel its performance at this concert.
                   -Web site:  http://community.pas.org/VirginiaDistrictofColumbia/new-item 
- Conductor Wed, Feb 18:  Yorktown HS Pyramid Concert (Concert Band - 6th & 7th Mod) @ Yorktown HS - 7:00 PM
                   -Students should meet at Yorktown HS at 6:00 PM in Black & White concert attire w/instruments & music) 
- Conductor Thurs, Feb 19:  Yorktown HS Pre-Assessment Concert (Wind Ensemble) @ Yorktown HS - 7:00 PM
                   -Students should meet at Yorktown HS at 6:00 PM in Black & White Cummerbund/Bow-Tie concert attire w/instruments & music)
- Don't Forget!   Fri, Feb 20:  Solo & Ensemble Forms Due to Mr. Norris
                   -Please make checks payable to Swanson Middle School
- Conductor Sat, Feb 21:  Arlington Public Schools Band Festival (Symphonic Band - 4th Mod) @ Wakefield HS - 10:30 AM
                   -Students should meet in the commons area in the front of Wakefield HS at 9:30 AM. We will then move to the Orchestra Room to warm-up.
                   -Students should wear Black & White Cummerbund/Bow-Tie concert attire.

March -
- Conductor Sat, Mar 7:  District XII/State Band Assessment (Wind Ensemble) @ Marshall HS
           -Students should meet at Swanson by 12:30 PM in Black & White Cummerbund/Bow-Tie w/instruments & music 
- Conductor Tues, Mar 17:  Junior Honors Band Concert (6th grade) @ Kenmore MS - 7:00 PM
Conductor Tues, Mar 24:  W-L Jazz Festival (Jazz Ensemble) @ Washington-Lee HS - 6:00 - 9:00 PM
            -Students should meet at Washington-Lee HS at 6:00 PM in Black & White Cummerbund/Bow-Tie attire w/instruments & music
            April -
- Conductor Sat, Apr 18:  District XII Solo & Ensemble Festival @ Rocky Run MS        
Conductor Tues, Apr 28: Yorktown HS Percussion Ensemble Festival (Percussion Ensemble - 2nd Mod) @ Yorktown HS (Time/Attire TBA) 
*Percussion Ensemble rehearsals every Wednesday after school from 2:30 - 3:30 pm
*Jazz Ensemble rehearsal every Tuesday from 2:30 - 4:00 pm


Nov -

- Wed, Nov12: Honors Orchestra Auditions (6th grade) @ Kenmore MS - 6:30pm (Registration); Early auditions available for Violins 4:00-6:00pm

- Tues, Dec 2: Honors Orchestra Auditions (7th/8th grade) @ Kenmore MS - 6:30pm
- Fri, Dec 12:  Winter Instrumental Music Concert (Orchestra and Concert Band) - Swanson (Auditorium) - 7:00pm


    Fall Events to be posted soon!


Join the Swanson Band and Orchestra email lists by sending an email to the following from the email account where you want to receive messages (no subject or message required):
Join the Swanson Chorus Parents Facebook Group and download important forms from the Choral Music Information Page
Chorus email: cherie.kasch@me.com

Free Online tuner/metronome at http://www.seventhstring.com

We hope you find this website informative and easy to use. Feel free to give us any suggestions on how to make it better by sending an email to the Music Department website manager.
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Last Modified on February 11, 2015