U-E uses a 6 day schedule all year. Mr. Lundeen is the band director at AGM this year. Feel free to still use this site for informational purposes.
Future AGM 5th Graders!!!! If you want to check out what instruments are available to you for next year, feel free to check out the videos on the tabs to the left, !!! See you in the 1st week of school in September!
Students are expected to practice every day at home, for usually 30 minutes a day.
Getting students to practice at the start of the year is quite easy, as children are usually excited by the new instrument they have been provided. As the year goes by, it gets a little more challenging to keep children doing the work at home. You may need to make your student practice, as sometimes you may need to make them do their homework. In the end, they will be happier with their successes.
Obviously some exceptions are okay, but the truth of learning any physical skill is that it requires daily physical repetition to achieve any degree of success. If you cannot provide adequate practice time at home, then it is best not to start band in the first place.
Band instruments are also loud and expensive. If there are noise restrictions at home, or you feel you cannot provide the safe maintenance of the instrument, it would also be best not to start band. If a student does not practice, they will not succeed. If the instrument is damaged or lost, you may be asked to pay for the equipment.
The key to success in all things is PRACTICE, and with success comes Pride and Confidence.
- Practiced every day?
- Come to your classes prepared?
- Shown loyalty to the band?
- Use common sense?
- Do for others what you wish done for you?
- Always do your best?
Attention Band Parents!
If you have not been receiving email notifications of when your child will have a lesson or band rehearsal a day in advance, please email me to let me know, and I will put you on my email lists.