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Tuesday, August 04, 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 5/1/2015)

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


          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) 
          May -
- School Bus Sat, May 2:  Spring Trip to Six Flags (6th Grade Band & Orchestra)       (Click for Six Flags Itinerary)
- School Bus Sat-Sun, May 15-16:  Spring Trip to Hershey Park (Wind Ensemble, Symphonic, Jazz Ensemble, Top Orchestra)     (Click for Hershey Park Trip Forms)
 June -   
Conductor Fri, Jun 5:  Band Concert (Symphonic, Jazz Ensemble & Wind Ensemble) @ Swanson MS  
          - Music Note  Sat, Jun 6:  "Play-a-Thon" Music Department Fundraiser from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Location & Details TBA  
          - Conductor Fri, Jun 12:  Instrumental Concert (Cadet & Concert Bands, Orchestra & Symphony Orchestra) @ Swanson MS  
          -Cap and Diploma Wed, Jun 17:  8th Grade Promotion (Selected students from 6th Grade Band) @ Swanson MS  
*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 May 1, 2015