Muisic & Tech Notes – May 29

This is our big week. Our spring concert is Thursday evening at 6:30PM. Band, Recorder Club and Boomin Beats will all be performing. Musicians should arrive at the Music Room at 6PM to get warmed up. Musician should dress accordingly for an evening performance. There will be a second performance for students and staff on Friday at 1:45PM. And finally the Boomin Beats will be performing at the Lewis PTA picnic at 6:00PM. I hope to see you all there!

Music & Tech Notes – Spring Concert

To All Students in Recorder Club, Band and Booming Beats,

The end of the school year is fast approaching and we have one last big performance before heading off into summer break. This performance will feature music from all three of our musical groups, and will be the culmination of our students’ year long work.
**Please note the date change, which differs from the Lewis Main Calendar**

What: Lewis End of the Year Concert

When: Thursday, June 1 @ 6:30 PM
Friday, June 2 @ 1:30 PM

Where: Lewis Stage
Who: 5th Grade Band, 3rd Grade Recorder Club, The Booming Beats
(Concert Order)

For the evening concert, students are encouraged to dress up.
Skirt, Dress Shirt, Slacks, (Bow) Tie, Blazer, or Dress would all be splendid.
No shorts please.

For the Evening performance students should arrive at 6:00 pm in the music room to warm up and get ready for the performance.

For Recorder & Band this will be the last event of the school year.
The Boomin’ Beats will be performing Friday June 2nd at the PTA Picnic at 6PM.

I provided below the rehearsal schedule for each group for next two weeks.

If you have any questions please contact me.

Practice Schedule For Each Performing Group

Recorder Club:
Wednesday May 24 12:05 PM – 12:15 PM (Lunch Recess Practice)
Thursday May 25 8:00 AM – 8:40 AM
Tuesday May 30 12:05 PM – 12:30 PM (Lunch Recess Practice)
Thursday June 1 8:00 AM – 8:40 AM

5th Grade Band
Tuesday May 23 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thursday May 25 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday May 30 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thursday June 1 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (On Stage)

Boomin’ Beats
Tuesday May 23 12:20 PM – 12:45 PM (Lunch Recess Practice)
Friday May 26 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday May 31 12:20 PM – 12:45 PM (Lunch Recess Practice)
Thursday June 1 12:20 PM – 12:45 PM (Lunch Recess Practice)
Friday June 2 PTA Picnic 6:00 PM No After School Rehearsal

Music and Tech Notes – May 15

Please note, we had to change the date of our Spring Music Performance.
Our performance will be Thursday and Friday June 1st & 2nd
Thursday’s performance will start at 6:30PM on the Lewis stage. This evening performance is for family and friends. 
Friday’s performance is at 1:30PM and is for our Lewis students and staff. 
The Spring Music Performance include the 5th Grade Band, 3rd Grade Recorder Club, and the 4th & 5th Grade Boomin’ Beats.

The Boomin’ Beats will also be playing later that day at 6PM for the annual Lewis PTA End of Year Picnic.

Lewis Art Night 2017

The Lewis Art Night is less than two weeks away!

5th Grade Band, The Boomin’ Beats and the 3rd Grade Recorder Club are currently working hard to prepare for the big night.

Mark the date: Thursday, May 4th @ 6:00 PM
All performances will be held on stage in the Cafetorium.

Here’s the performance schedule. We will make all attempts to be on time!

6:00 5th Grade Band
6:45 3rd Grade Recorder Club
7:00 Boomin’ Beats

If you have a Lewis T-shirt or this year’s Run for the Arts shirt please wear it with blue or black pants. No shorts please. If you are dressed up to be a docent, that will be fine too!

5th Grade band students should meet at 5:40 in the music room to warm up.
Recorder Club and Boomin’ Beats should meet me on the Lewis stage 5 minutes before their start times. Recorder players, please bring your recorders with you.

Music & Tech Notes – March 14

We are rapidly coming up to spring bring break. Which also means that we are rapidly approaching the Lewis School play. This year 4th & 5th graders are putting on Baker Street Irregulars. I think it will be a great production. Performances are Thrusday and Friday night March 23rd & 24th. With the play comes a change in the after school music schedule next week and this week. Here what it looks likes:
March 16: Brass during lunch recess; no after school class
March 17: Boomin’ Beats 3-4PM
March 21: No Woodwinds rehearsal
March 23: No Brass rehearsal
March 24: No Boomin’ Beats rehearsal

Music & Tech Notes – February 27

I first want to give a big thanks to the PTA and Lonesome Teacher Trio & Friends for making last Friday’s family dance such a success. Looking back, we all think that was the best attended Family Dance ever! Thanks to all for coming out and it making such a special night.
My family and I have been hit hard by sickness these past two weeks, much like many in our Lewis community. This has meant lots of missed rehearsals. I do apologize for all the last minute schedule changes these past two weeks. I’m hoping that things will now be back to normal.
Band – We are working page 11; Etudes 38, 39, & 40.
Recorder Club – I will have that new packet of songs for you Thursday.
Play Orchestra – Only a month until performances!
Boomin Beats – See you Friday!

Music & Tech Notes – February 20

This is a short week.
There will be no Play Orchestra practice on Wednesday, 2/22. The next practice will be Monday 2/27.
As for 5th Grade Band, we are meeting as usual this week. We’ll be finishing page 10 of our books in class and I will be assigning the first half of page 11 for next week.
Boomin’ Beats will be meeting at our regular time on Friday. That’s all for this week!

Speaking of Friday, that is the day, or more accurately the night to the Lewis Family Dance. This dance features two former Lewis teachers, Paul Colvin and Matt Marchyok, and friend playing guitar and fiddle while we dance circle, line and square dances. The night is put on by the Lewis PTA and servers as a fundraiser for next year’s science camp. Please come out for some family fun and to support our Lewis students. It runs from 6:30-8:00PM and costs $2.00/per person or $6.00 per family.
That’s all for this week!