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Saturday, November 01, 2014

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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.

IMPORTANT NEWS

UPCOMING EVENTS & DEADLINES      (Updated 10/29/2014)

(Click here to view the Swanson Band Calendar for 2014-2015)

BAND:

   Oct -
- Fri, Oct 31: (Pep Band) Glebe Elem School Halloween Parade (~ 1:00pm)
                       (Pep Band) Ashlawn Elem School Halloween Parade (~ 1:30pm)
                       (Pep Band) McKinley Elem School Halloween Parade (~2:00-2:30pm)
(Note: The Pep Band will leave Swanson at 12:30pm and head to Glebe, then Ashlawn, then McKinley. The Band will be walking back to Swanson after the McKinley parade. A truck will transport the larger instruments.) 
   Nov- (**See Note at bottom of section for Jazz Ensemble rehearsal dates and times for November.)
- Sat, Nov 1:  Westover Fall Festival (Pep Band) - arrive at 3:00 PM in front of Westover Library with instrument - Parade at 3:30 PM
- Thurs, Nov 13 - Jr. Honors Band (6th graders) Auditions @ Kenmore MS - Check-in from 6:30-7:30 PM; Auditions from 7:00-9:00 PM (Note: Students may leave when their audition is over.)
    Click here for registration and preparation information: http://www.apsva.us//site/Default.aspx?PageID=1721#jrhonorsband 
  
   Dec -
- Tues, Dec 2:  Honors Band (7th and 8th graders)) Auditions @ Kenmore MS - check-n from 6:30-7:30 PM; Auditions from 7:00-9:00 PM. (Note: Students may leave when their audition is over.)
   Click here for registration and preparation information:  http://www.apsva.us//site/Default.aspx?PageID=1721#jrhonorsband

- Thurs, Dec 4:  Evening with Yorktown Band (for 8th graders who will attend Yorktown HS)  @ Yorktown HS - 6:00-8:00 PM
 
- Conductor Fri, Dec 5:  Winter Band Concert (Symphonic Band, Jazz and Wind Ensemble) - Swanson Auditorium - 7:00 PM
- Conductor Fri, Dec 12:  Winter Instrument Music Concert (Orchestra and Concert Band) - Swanson Auditorium - 7:00 PM
- Don't Forget!   Fri, Dec 12:  First payments due on Spring Trips
 
 
*Pep band rehearsals every Wednesday after school from 2:30 - 3:30 pm
*Jazz Ensemble rehearsal every Tuesday from 2:30 - 4:00 pm, except for November.
**Jazz Ensemble rehearsal dates for November (2:30-4:00 pm):  Wed, Nov 5; Wed, Nov 12; Tues, Nov 18; Tues, Nov 25. 

ORCHESTRA:

Nov -


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

- 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

CHORUS:

    Fall Events to be posted soon!

STAY INFORMED!

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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