Friday, October 31, 2014

Mattress Sale Tomorrow 11-1-14

Students will need to be at the school at 9:30am tomorrow. Students will leave at 5pm.  We need your help and support to make this event a success.

Please forward to your local friends
!!!THIS SATURDAY ONLY – SAVE UP TO 60% COMPARED TO RETAIL!!!
Help the Kids
Forestview High School Band
Annual
Mattress Sale Fundraiser!!!
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Find our Facebook event at:
The Forestview High School Band will be sponsoring our annual mattress sale this Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the High School Auxiliary Gym.
Simmons Beautyrest and other name brand mattress sets will be sold at 30-60% below retail prices.  One of the manufacturers has won the Consumer Digest Best Buy Award and Women’s Choice Award for the eighth consecutive year. These are all top quality mattresses with full factory warranties.  All sizes and price ranges. Delivery is available. Floor models will be displayed at the high school auxiliary gym this Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 10am-5pm.  The SALE is ONE DAY ONLY!!!
Proceeds go directly to help the Bands!
$50 off purchase of each mattress set with this email.
PLEASE HELP SUPPORT OUR PROGRAMS BY PASSING THIS EMAIL TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS!!!

All County/District Rehearsal After School

Students,

Today from 3:15pm-4:00pm there will be after school practice for all county band and all district band.  Please come if you are interested in auditioning for these ensembles. If you have any questions see Mr. Gibson.

Class 10-31-14

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK.
SWBAT: REHEARSE pep-music (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT Rehearse Echoes (1-45)
SWBAT: Rehearse Air for Band (1-45)
SWBAT: Rehearse Polar Express (1-50)
SWBAT: Rehearse Tocata for band (1-60)
SWBAT: Rehearse Lexington March (1-trio)
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, October 30, 2014

North Rowan Competition 10-25-14

North Rowan 10-25-14 (SUPERIOR RATING 91.2)

AWAY Football Game Tomorrow 10-31-14

Students,

Tomorrow is an away football game at Hunter Huss.  Call time is 6pm.  We will leave at 6:30pm. ETA back to FHS is 10pm.  This is a mandatory event. Attire will be grey polo/jeans/close toe shoe. Also dress for the weather and bring a jacket/sweatshirt. 

If you have any questions see Mr. Gibson.

All County/Al lDistrict Rehearsal Tomorrow 10-31-14

Students,

Tomorrow from 3:15pm-4:00pm there will be after school practice for all county band and all district band.  Please come if you are interested in auditioning for these ensembles. If you have any questions see Mr. Gibson.

Class 10-30-14

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK.
SWBAT: REHEARSE pep-music (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT Rehearse Echoes (1-45)
SWBAT: Rehearse Air for Band (1-45)
SWBAT: Rehearse Polar Express (1-50)
SWBAT: Rehearse Tocata for band (1-60)
SWBAT: Rehearse Lexington March (1-trio)
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, October 29, 2014

Class 10-29-14

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK.
SWBAT: REHEARSE pep-music (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT Rehearse Echoes (1-45)
SWBAT: Rehearse Air for Band (1-45)
SWBAT: Rehearse Polar Express (1-50)
SWBAT: Rehearse Tocata for band (1-60)
SWBAT: Rehearse Lexington March (1-trio)
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, October 28, 2014

All County/ All District Band Audition Practice

Students,

This Friday from 3:15pm-4:00pm there will be after school practice for all county band and all district band.  Please come if you are interested in auditioning for these ensembles. If you have any questions see Mr. Gibson.

Class 10-28-14

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK.
SWBAT: REHEARSE pep-music (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT Rehearse Echoes (1-45)
SWBAT: Rehearse Air for Band (1-45)
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, October 27, 2014

Class 10-27-14

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK.
SWBAT: REHEARSE pep-music (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT Rehearse Echoes (1-45)
SWBAT: Rehearse Air for Band (1-45)
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) 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

North Rowan/8th Grade Band Night

Students and Parents,

I am extremely proud of our band students. Yesterday at North Rowan the band earned 1st place Drum Major, 1st place Percussion,2nd place Guard, 1st place Music, 1st place General Effect, 1st place Marching and 1st place overall in class 2A.  The band also received a SUPERIOR rating with an overall score of 91.2. We had the second highest score of the day.

This past Friday night the band held our annual 8th grade night.  We had 60 plus middle school students represented from Southwest Middle and Cramerton Middle. Our students were a class act.  I am so proud of their accomplishments this weekend.

This week the band will travel to Hunter Huss for an away football game.  Call time is 6:00pm.  Attire is grey polo/blue jeans/closed toe shoe/sweatshirts/jackets.  


Again I am extremely proud of all of our band student.  Keep up the great work! 

Go Marching Jaguars!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Class 10-24-14

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK.
SWBAT: REHEARSE pep-music (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT: REHEARSE all jazz band music (Jazz)
SWBAT: REHEARSE Mvt. 1. (ALL)(Marching Band) 
SWBAT: rehearse Mvt. 2 (ALL)(Marching Band)
SWBAT: rehearse Mvt. 3. (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT: rehearse Mvt. 4. (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT: Review basic marching technique in block. (Marching Band)     
SWBAT: Review the opener marching and playing.(ALL) (Marching Band) 
SWBAT: Review the Ballad Marching and playing.(outside) (Marching Band)
SWBAT: Review Mvt. 3 Marching and playing(outside) (Marching Band)
SWBAT: rehearse mvt. 4 marching and playing (outside) (Marching band)
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) 

Football game tonight 10-24-14

Students and Parents,

Tonight there is a home football game. It is also our 8th grade band night.  We will be holding a "band tailgate" from 5:30pm-6:30pm for our 8th grade students and parents.  All high school students and parents are welcomed and encouraged to join.  

All high school students need to be dressed in their uniform by 6:30pm. (grey polo/shorts under uniform)

 6:30-7:00 All 8th - 12th grade students will warm-up in the band room. 

Tonight the band will be performing their show at half-time. 

Call time for NORTH ROWAN 10-25-14  will be 2:30pm (show shirt/ band shorts/uniform)

Thank you for all your help.  

Go Marching Jaguars!! 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Class 10-23-14

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK.
SWBAT: REHEARSE pep-music (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT: REHEARSE all jazz band music (Jazz)
SWBAT: REHEARSE Mvt. 1. (ALL)(Marching Band) 
SWBAT: rehearse Mvt. 2 (ALL)(Marching Band)
SWBAT: rehearse Mvt. 3. (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT: rehearse Mvt. 4. (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT: Review basic marching technique in block. (Marching Band)     
SWBAT: Review the opener marching and playing.(ALL) (Marching Band) 
SWBAT: Review the Ballad Marching and playing.(outside) (Marching Band)
SWBAT: Review Mvt. 3 Marching and playing(outside) (Marching Band)
SWBAT: rehearse mvt. 4 marching and playing (outside) (Marching band)
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, October 22, 2014

8th Grade Night Friday 10-24-14

Students and Parents,

This Friday is a home football game vs. Ashbrook.  Also, we will be hosting our 8th grade band students on Friday. We will have a band tailgate before the game starting at 5:30pm in the band room. All the information is posted below. 
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Mr. Gibson at njgibson@gaston.k12.nc.us


5:30-6:30 Before the Game :                                                                                                           The 8th grade band will meet in the Forestview High School band room.(look for signs near the main entrance off of 274)  Dinner will be provided for our “band tail gate” before the game.  It will consist of hotdogs chips and a drink. All parents and students are welcome to come.  All students will need to bring their instrument and music. All students will enter the stadium for free. Admission for parents into the game is $6.

6:30-7:00 Students will rehearse in the band room.       
                                                                                                                                                                7:30-9:30ish During the Game:                                                                                                       The 8th grade band will march in with us and perform with the high school pep-band during the duration of the football game in the stands. They will be our guests and sit with the band in the stands during the game. All parents are encouraged to sit together as a show of support for the band students.

Half-time:                                                                                                                                    The 8th grade band will watch the Forestview High School Marching Jags Perform their 2014 marching band show entitled “Carmen” After the performance all students will have the 3rd quarter to visit with friends/family and get something to eat or drink at the concession stands.

After the game:                                                                                                                       Students will march back to the band room and put away their instrument. Parents please pick up your child  outside the band room. (around 9:40pm). 

Class 10-22-14

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK.
SWBAT: REHEARSE pep-music (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT: REHEARSE all jazz band music (Jazz)
SWBAT: REHEARSE Mvt. 1. (ALL)(Marching Band) 
SWBAT: rehearse Mvt. 2 (ALL)(Marching Band)
SWBAT: rehearse Mvt. 3. (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT: rehearse Mvt. 4. (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT: Review basic marching technique in block. (Marching Band)     
SWBAT: Review the opener marching and playing.(ALL) (Marching Band) 
SWBAT: Review the Ballad Marching and playing.(outside) (Marching Band)
SWBAT: Review Mvt. 3 Marching and playing(outside) (Marching Band)
SWBAT: rehearse mvt. 4 marching and playing (outside) (Marching band)
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, October 21, 2014

North Rowan 10-25-14

Students and Parents,

Here is the itinerary for North Rowan:

Call time is 2:30pm
Depart at 3:00pm
Arrive by 4:30pm
Perform at 6:20pm
Award Ceremony - 8:15pm
ETA back to FHS is 10:15pm

If you have any questions please feel free to email Mr. Gibson at njgibson@gaston.k12.nc.us 


Monday, October 20, 2014

Congratulations!

Students,

I am very proud of all your hard work this past weekend. We received 1st place drum major, 1st place percussion, 2nd place general effect, 2nd place music, 2nd place marching, 2nd place guard and 2nd place overall in class 2A at the Shelby High School  Golden Marching Band Classic.

I am extremely proud of you all. Now we need to focus this week as prepare for North Rowan!

Go Marching Jaguars!!

Class 10-20-14

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK.
SWBAT: REHEARSE pep-music (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT: REHEARSE all jazz band music (Jazz)
SWBAT: REHEARSE Mvt. 1. (ALL)(Marching Band) 
SWBAT: rehearse Mvt. 2 (ALL)(Marching Band)
SWBAT: rehearse Mvt. 3. (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT: rehearse Mvt. 4. (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT: Review basic marching technique in block. (Marching Band)     
SWBAT: Review the opener marching and playing.(ALL) (Marching Band) 
SWBAT: Review the Ballad Marching and playing.(outside) (Marching Band)
SWBAT: Review Mvt. 3 Marching and playing(outside) (Marching Band)
SWBAT: rehearse mvt. 4 marching and playing (outside) (Marching band)
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) 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

Congratulations Winthrop University Honor Band Recipients!!

Congratulations to Jacob Duncan and Fisher Stines for being selected to participate in the 33rd annual Winthrop University Invitational Honor Band Clinic.  Keep up the great work! Way to represent the Forestview Band! 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

ALL DISTRICT SOLOS (AUDIO)

Students,

All District information will be handed out early next week.  This is another musical opportunity for you.  I highly recommend that you audition.  It is an extreme honor if you make this band.  We will begin rehearsing after school on Fridays after marching season for those that are interested. More information will be provided later next week. 

Click on the link below to hear the 2014 all district solos.

ALL DISTRICT SOLOS


Shelby Band Competition

Students and Parents,

This Saturday is the Shelby Band Competition. 
CALL TIME:12:30pm
PERFORMANCE TIME: 4:30pm
ETA BACK TO FHS: 9:30pm

If you have any questions or concerns please email Mr. Gibson at njgibson@gaston.k12.nc.us

Band Calender

The Band Calender is posted to the right of the screen.

Class 10-16-14

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK.
SWBAT: REHEARSE pep-music (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT: REHEARSE all jazz band music (Jazz)
SWBAT: REHEARSE Mvt. 1. (ALL)(Marching Band) 
SWBAT: rehearse Mvt. 2 (ALL)(Marching Band)
SWBAT: rehearse Mvt. 3. (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT: rehearse Mvt. 4. (ALL) (Marching Band)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Practice Practice Practice


Shelby Band Competition

Students and Parents,

This Saturday is the Shelby Band Competition. 
CALL TIME:12:30pm
PERFORMANCE TIME: 4:30pm
ETA BACK TO FHS: 9:30pm

If you have any questions or concerns please email Mr. Gibson at njgibson@gaston.k12.nc.us

Class 10-15-14

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK.
SWBAT: REHEARSE pep-music (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT: REHEARSE all jazz band music (Jazz)
SWBAT: REHEARSE Mvt. 1. (ALL)(Marching Band) 
SWBAT: rehearse Mvt. 2 (ALL)(Marching Band)
SWBAT: rehearse Mvt. 3. (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT: rehearse Mvt. 4. (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT: Review basic marching technique in block. (Marching Band)     
SWBAT: Review the opener marching and playing.(ALL) (Marching Band) 
SWBAT: Review the Ballad Marching and playing.(outside) (Marching Band)
SWBAT: Review Mvt. 3 Marching and playing(outside) (Marching Band)
SWBAT: rehearse mvt. 4 marching and playing (outside) (Marching band)
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, October 14, 2014

Band Pictures

Student and Parents please send in your band pictures to njgibson@gaston.k12.nc.us























Shelby Band Competition 10-14-14

Students and Parents,

This Saturday is the Shelby Band Competition. 
CALL TIME:12:30pm
PERFORMANCE TIME: 4:30pm
ETA BACK TO FHS: 9:30pm

If you have any questions or concerns please email Mr. Gibson at njgibson@gaston.k12.nc.us


Class 10-14-14

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK.
SWBAT: REHEARSE pep-music (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT: REHEARSE all jazz band music (Jazz)
SWBAT: REHEARSE Mvt. 1. (ALL)(Marching Band) 
SWBAT: rehearse Mvt. 2 (ALL)(Marching Band)
SWBAT: rehearse Mvt. 3. (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT: rehearse Mvt. 4. (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT: Review basic marching technique in block. (Marching Band)     
SWBAT: Review the opener marching and playing.(ALL) (Marching Band) 
SWBAT: Review the Ballad Marching and playing.(outside) (Marching Band)
SWBAT: Review Mvt. 3 Marching and playing(outside) (Marching Band)
SWBAT: rehearse mvt. 4 marching and playing (outside) (Marching band)
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, October 13, 2014

Class 10-13-14

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK.
SWBAT: REHEARSE pep-music (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT: REHEARSE all jazz band music (Jazz)
SWBAT: REHEARSE Mvt. 1. (ALL)(Marching Band) 
SWBAT: rehearse Mvt. 2 (ALL)(Marching Band)
SWBAT: rehearse Mvt. 3. (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT: rehearse Mvt. 4. (ALL) (Marching Band)
SWBAT: Review basic marching technique in block. (Marching Band)     
SWBAT: Review the opener marching and playing.(ALL) (Marching Band) 
SWBAT: Review the Ballad Marching and playing.(outside) (Marching Band)
SWBAT: Review Mvt. 3 Marching and playing(outside) (Marching Band)
SWBAT: rehearse mvt. 4 marching and playing (outside) (Marching band)
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) 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

North Gaston 10-11-14


                                           North Gaston 10-11-14

Congratulations Marching Jaguars!!

Parents and Students,

I am extremely proud of all of our band students. Last night the Marching Jaguars earned 1st place Drum Major, 1st place Music,1st place General Effect,1st place Percussion, 2nd place Marching and 1st place overall in class 1A.

All students were a class act! I am extremely proud of all of your hard work.  Now we need to continue to move forward and work even harder this upcoming week.  

The band schedule is a little different this week:

Monday- NO PRACTICE AFTER SCHOOL
Tuesday-3:30pm-5:30pm AFTER SCHOOL PRACTICE
Tuesday-6pm Mattress sale meeting
Thursday- NO PRACTICE AFTER SCHOOL
Friday- 3pm-6pm AFTER SCHOOL PRACTICE
Friday- AWAY GAME (Leave @ 6:15pm) (SOUTH POINT)
Saturday- Shelby Band Competition (CALL TIME:12:30pm/PERFORMANCE TIME 4:30pm)

Keep up the great work! Our season is not over. We need to continue to push forward. You all did a great job now its time to polish and clean! 

GO MARCHING JAGUARS!!!!