Friday, December 19, 2014

Winter Concert 2014 (Concert Band)

Winter Concert 2014 (Concert Band)

Winter Concert 2014 (Jazz Band)

Winter Concert 2014 (Jazz Band)

Winter Concert 2014 (Percussion Ensemble)

Percussion Ensemble Winter Concert 2014

Excellent Job Last Night!!

Students,

I am extremely proud of all your hard work this year.  It truly showed last night.  Your performance was amazing! You looked and sounded professional.  Again I am very proud of all of you!! Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays!! and remember to practice over break!! :)


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Concert Tonight 12-18-14


FHS PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT

Cordially Invites You to Our 

ANNUAL WINTER CONCERT
December 18 @ 7:00 p.m.

Students need to report to the band room
 @ 6pm in concert black attire

Concert will be held in the FHS Auditorium
FREE ADMISSIONS
Please come out and bring your entire family to support our FHS Jazz Band,
FHS Concert Band and FHS Percussion Ensemble.

Please contact Mr. Gibson with any questions or concerns.
njgibson@gaston.k12.nc.us 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Class 12-16-14

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK.
SWBAT Rehearse Echoes (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Air for Band (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Polar Express (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Tocata for band (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Lexington March (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse White Christmas (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse And All The Bells Shall Ring (ALL)SWBAT: REHEARSE all jazz band music (Jazz)
SWBAT: See white board for HW and specific practice information on what we go over in class on a daily basis.
SWBAT: Review HW daily.
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(2nd period)
SWBAT: Learn Percussion ensemble music. (2nd period)
SWBAT: practice piano music.(2nd period)
SWBAT: learn concert scales (all classes) 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Winter Concert 12-18-14

Students and Parents,

FHS PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT

Cordially Invites You to Our 

ANNUAL WINTER CONCERT
December 18 @ 7:00 p.m.

Students need to report to the band room
 @ 6pm in concert black attire

Concert will be held in the FHS Auditorium
FREE ADMISSIONS
Please come out and bring your entire family to support our FHS Jazz Band,
FHS Concert Band and FHS Percussion Ensemble.

Please contact Mr. Gibson with any questions or concerns.
njgibson@gaston.k12.nc.us 

Class 12-15-14

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK.
SWBAT: REHEARSE pep-music (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT Rehearse Echoes (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Air for Band (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Polar Express (1-75)
SWBAT: Rehearse Tocata for band (115-184)
SWBAT: Rehearse Lexington March (trio-end)
SWBAT: Rehearse White Christmas (1-50)
SWBAT: Rehearse all parade music!
SWBAT: REHEARSE all jazz band music (Jazz)
SWBAT: See white board for HW and specific practice information on what we go over in class on a daily basis.
SWBAT: Review HW daily.
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(2nd period)
SWBAT: Learn Percussion ensemble music. (2nd period)
SWBAT: practice piano music.(2nd period)
SWBAT: learn concert scales (all classes) 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Class 12-11-14

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK.
SWBAT: REHEARSE pep-music (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT Rehearse Echoes (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Air for Band (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Polar Express (1-75)
SWBAT: Rehearse Tocata for band (115-184)
SWBAT: Rehearse Lexington March (trio-end)
SWBAT: Rehearse White Christmas (1-50)
SWBAT: Rehearse all parade music!
SWBAT: REHEARSE all jazz band music (Jazz)
SWBAT: See white board for HW and specific practice information on what we go over in class on a daily basis.
SWBAT: Review HW daily.
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(2nd period)
SWBAT: Learn Percussion ensemble music. (2nd period)
SWBAT: practice piano music.(2nd period)
SWBAT: learn concert scales (all classes) 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Class 12-10-14

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK.
SWBAT: REHEARSE pep-music (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT Rehearse Echoes (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Air for Band (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Polar Express (1-75)
SWBAT: Rehearse Tocata for band (115-184)
SWBAT: Rehearse Lexington March (trio-end)
SWBAT: Rehearse White Christmas (1-50)
SWBAT: Rehearse all parade music!
SWBAT: REHEARSE all jazz band music (Jazz)
SWBAT: See white board for HW and specific practice information on what we go over in class on a daily basis.
SWBAT: Review HW daily.
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(2nd period)
SWBAT: Learn Percussion ensemble music. (2nd period)
SWBAT: practice piano music.(2nd period)
SWBAT: learn concert scales (all classes) 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Class 12-9-14

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK.
SWBAT: REHEARSE pep-music (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT Rehearse Echoes (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Air for Band (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Polar Express (1-75)
SWBAT: Rehearse Tocata for band (115-184)
SWBAT: Rehearse Lexington March (trio-end)
SWBAT: Rehearse White Christmas (1-50)
SWBAT: Rehearse all parade music!
SWBAT: REHEARSE all jazz band music (Jazz)
SWBAT: See white board for HW and specific practice information on what we go over in class on a daily basis.
SWBAT: Review HW daily.
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(2nd period)
SWBAT: Learn Percussion ensemble music. (2nd period)
SWBAT: practice piano music.(2nd period)
SWBAT: learn concert scales (all classes) 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Class 12-8-14

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK.
SWBAT: REHEARSE pep-music (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT Rehearse Echoes (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Air for Band (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Polar Express (1-75)
SWBAT: Rehearse Tocata for band (115-184)
SWBAT: Rehearse Lexington March (trio-end)
SWBAT: Rehearse White Christmas (1-50)
SWBAT: Rehearse all parade music!
SWBAT: REHEARSE all jazz band music (Jazz)
SWBAT: See white board for HW and specific practice information on what we go over in class on a daily basis.
SWBAT: Review HW daily.
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(2nd period)
SWBAT: Learn Percussion ensemble music. (2nd period)
SWBAT: practice piano music.(2nd period)
SWBAT: learn concert scales (all classes) 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Gastonia Christmas Parade 12-7-14

Students,


12-7-14 is the Gastonia Christmas Parade. Call time is 12:30pm in the Aux. Gym. All of your uniforms and instruments will be placed there.   Please use the entrance next to the aux. gym to get in the school not the band room door.  The buses will be parked next to the aux. gym for departure.  The parade starts at 2pm.  Estimate return time 4:30pm. For this performance you can wear your santa hats. 



Class 12-5-14

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK.
SWBAT: REHEARSE pep-music (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT Rehearse Echoes (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Air for Band (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Polar Express (1-75)
SWBAT: Rehearse Tocata for band (115-184)
SWBAT: Rehearse Lexington March (trio-end)
SWBAT: Rehearse White Christmas (1-50)
SWBAT: Rehearse all parade music!
SWBAT: REHEARSE all jazz band music (Jazz)
SWBAT: See white board for HW and specific practice information on what we go over in class on a daily basis.
SWBAT: Review HW daily.
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(2nd period)
SWBAT: Learn Percussion ensemble music. (2nd period)
SWBAT: practice piano music.(2nd period)
SWBAT: learn concert scales (all classes) 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Class 12-4-14

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK.
SWBAT: REHEARSE pep-music (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT Rehearse Echoes (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Air for Band (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Polar Express (1-75)
SWBAT: Rehearse Tocata for band (115-184)
SWBAT: Rehearse Lexington March (trio-end)
SWBAT: Rehearse White Christmas (1-50)
SWBAT: Rehearse all parade music!
SWBAT: REHEARSE all jazz band music (Jazz)
SWBAT: See white board for HW and specific practice information on what we go over in class on a daily basis.
SWBAT: Review HW daily.
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(2nd period)
SWBAT: Learn Percussion ensemble music. (2nd period)
SWBAT: practice piano music.(2nd period)
SWBAT: learn concert scales (all classes) 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Class 12-3-14

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK.
SWBAT: REHEARSE pep-music (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT Rehearse Echoes (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Air for Band (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Polar Express (1-75)
SWBAT: Rehearse Tocata for band (115-184)
SWBAT: Rehearse Lexington March (trio-end)
SWBAT: Rehearse White Christmas (1-50)
SWBAT: Rehearse all parade music!
SWBAT: REHEARSE all jazz band music (Jazz)
SWBAT: See white board for HW and specific practice information on what we go over in class on a daily basis.
SWBAT: Review HW daily.
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(2nd period)
SWBAT: Learn Percussion ensemble music. (2nd period)
SWBAT: practice piano music.(2nd period)
SWBAT: learn concert scales (all classes) 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Class 12-2-14

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK.
SWBAT: REHEARSE pep-music (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT Rehearse Echoes (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Air for Band (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Polar Express (1-75)
SWBAT: Rehearse Tocata for band (115-184)
SWBAT: Rehearse Lexington March (trio-end)
SWBAT: Rehearse White Christmas (1-50)
SWBAT: Rehearse all parade music!
SWBAT: REHEARSE all jazz band music (Jazz)
SWBAT: See white board for HW and specific practice information on what we go over in class on a daily basis.
SWBAT: Review HW daily.
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(2nd period)
SWBAT: Learn Percussion ensemble music. (2nd period)
SWBAT: practice piano music.(2nd period)
SWBAT: learn concert scales (all classes) 

Monday, December 1, 2014

This Week in Band 12-1-14 - 12-7-14

Students and Parents,

This Week we have several band events. Please see below:

12-1-14  NO Indoor Rehearsals after school (guard 3:15pm-5:15pm) (Percussion 5:30pm-7:15pm)

12-4-14 Cramerton Christmas Parade 4pm start (Estimate return time 5:30pm)

12-6-14 Indoor Rehearsal (guard 8:30am-1:30pm)(Percussion 1:30pm-5:30pm)

12-7-14 Gastonia Christmas Parade 2pm start (Estimate return time 4:30pm)

12-18-14 Winter Concert Call time for students 6pm Concert starts at 7pm


This Thursday the band will depart at 3:30pm for the Cramerton Christmas Parade. Parade starts at 4pm. We should return back to FHS by 6pm. (ETA)

On Sunday 12-7-14 the band will need to be in the band room at 12:30pm for the Gastonia Christmas Parade.  We will depart at 1pm towards main street. Parade starts at 2pm. ETA back to FHS is 4:30pm.




Class 12-1-14

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK.
SWBAT: REHEARSE pep-music (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT Rehearse Echoes (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Air for Band (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Polar Express (1-75)
SWBAT: Rehearse Tocata for band (115-184)
SWBAT: Rehearse Lexington March (trio-end)
SWBAT: Rehearse White Christmas (1-50)
SWBAT: Rehearse all parade music!
SWBAT: REHEARSE all jazz band music (Jazz)
SWBAT: See white board for HW and specific practice information on what we go over in class on a daily basis.
SWBAT: Review HW daily.
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(2nd period)
SWBAT: Learn Percussion ensemble music. (2nd period)
SWBAT: practice piano music.(2nd period)
SWBAT: learn concert scales (all classes) 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Band Pictures


































Band Calendar Is Up and Running

Students and Parents,

 The Band Calender is up and running. Click on the link to the right of the screen.

TAKE HOME YOUR INSTRUMENT TODAY AND PRACTICE

Students,

It will be required that you take home your instrument today over the thanksgiving break and practice.  Just like Math,Science, History class etc... You do have HW for band class. Every day you should be working on scales and long tones just like our warm-up. Then you should break down the music that you have in concert band beat by beat measure by measure. Also remember assignments are posted on this website as well as the whiteboard every day.  Here is a link that I think you will find interesting about practicing. 

Have a great Thanksgiving to you and your families!!  Remember to practice!


Class 11-25-14

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK.
SWBAT: REHEARSE pep-music (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT Rehearse Echoes (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Air for Band (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Polar Express (1-75)
SWBAT: Rehearse Tocata for band (115-184)
SWBAT: Rehearse Lexington March (trio-end)
SWBAT: Rehearse White Christmas (1-50)
SWBAT: Rehearse all parade music!
SWBAT: REHEARSE all jazz band music (Jazz)
SWBAT: See white board for HW and specific practice information on what we go over in class on a daily basis.
SWBAT: Review HW daily.
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(2nd period)
SWBAT: Learn Percussion ensemble music. (2nd period)
SWBAT: practice piano music.(2nd period)
SWBAT: learn concert scales (all classes) 

All District/All county Practice

Students,

If you can stay after school today for All District/All County Practice please do.  It will be from 3:15pm-4:00pm. 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Indoor Drum-Line and Winterguard Practice Today

Students involved in Indoor ensembles there will be practice after school today.

Winterguard 3:15pm- 5:15pm

Drum-Line 5:30pm - 7:15pm

Class 11-24-14

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK.
SWBAT: REHEARSE pep-music (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT Rehearse Echoes (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Air for Band (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Polar Express (1-75)
SWBAT: Rehearse Tocata for band (115-184)
SWBAT: Rehearse Lexington March (trio-end)
SWBAT: Rehearse White Christmas (1-50)
SWBAT: Rehearse all parade music!
SWBAT: REHEARSE all jazz band music (Jazz)
SWBAT: See white board for HW and specific practice information on what we go over in class on a daily basis.
SWBAT: Review HW daily.
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(2nd period)
SWBAT: Learn Percussion ensemble music. (2nd period)
SWBAT: practice piano music.(2nd period)
SWBAT: learn concert scales (all classes)