Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Marching Band 2015 Movement 1

2015 Marching Band Music Mov. 1

Festival Performance 3-24-15 Fall River Overture


Fall River Overture Festival Performance 3-24-15

FHS Symphonic Band Festival Performance 3-24-15


FHS Symphonic Band By the Rivers of Babylon 3-24-15

FHS New South Wales March (festival Performance 3-24-15)

Class 3-31-15

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK.
SWBAT Rehearse By The Rivers of Babylon (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse October (1-30)
SWBAT: Rehearse Nintendo Power (1-45)
SWBAT: Rehearse Fall River Overture (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Shenandoah (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse New South Wales March (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Flourish For Wind Band (ALL)                                                                SWBAT: REHEARSE Carolina Legend (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Intrusions (1-60)
SWBAT: Rehearse Disney Parade Music.(ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Marching Band music.(Mvt. 1-3)
SWBAT: Rehearse Graduation Music(ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Elegy for a Young American (1-60)
SWBAT: Rehearse Adagio (ALL)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, March 30, 2015


Class 3-30-15

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK.
SWBAT Rehearse By The Rivers of Babylon (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse October (1-30)
SWBAT: Rehearse Nintendo Power (1-45)
SWBAT: Rehearse Fall River Overture (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Shenandoah (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse New South Wales March (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Flourish For Wind Band (ALL)                                                                SWBAT: REHEARSE Carolina Legend (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Intrusions (1-60)
SWBAT: Rehearse Disney Parade Music.(ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Marching Band music.(Mvt. 1-3)
SWBAT: Rehearse Graduation Music(ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Elegy for a Young American (1-60)
SWBAT: Rehearse Adagio (ALL)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, March 27, 2015


Class 3-27-15

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK.
SWBAT Rehearse By The Rivers of Babylon (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse October (1-30)
SWBAT: Rehearse Nintendo Power (1-45)
SWBAT: Rehearse Fall River Overture (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Shenandoah (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse New South Wales March (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Flourish For Wind Band (ALL)                                                                SWBAT: REHEARSE Carolina Legend (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Intrusions (1-60)
SWBAT: Rehearse Disney Parade Music.(ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Marching Band music.(Mvt. 1-3)
SWBAT: Rehearse Graduation Music(ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Elegy for a Young American (1-60)
SWBAT: Rehearse Adagio (ALL)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, March 26, 2015

Parent meeting tonight at 7pm

There will be a parent meeting tonight at 7pm in the band room.



Class 3-26-15

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK.
SWBAT Rehearse By The Rivers of Babylon (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse October (1-30)
SWBAT: Rehearse Nintendo Power (1-45)
SWBAT: Rehearse Fall River Overture (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Shenandoah (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse New South Wales March (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Flourish For Wind Band (ALL)                                                                SWBAT: REHEARSE Carolina Legend (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Intrusions (1-60)
SWBAT: Rehearse Disney Parade Music.(ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Marching Band music.(Mvt. 1-3)
SWBAT: Rehearse Graduation Music(ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Elegy for a Young American (1-60)
SWBAT: Rehearse Adagio (ALL)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, March 25, 2015

MPA SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE

Congratulation to all symphonic band members for your superior performance at the MPA festival yesterday. Superior job! Keep up the great work! 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

MPA PERFORMANCE TODAY 3-24-15

Parents,
 I am very proud of every member of the FHS Symphonic Band.  Each student continues to grow and mature on their instrument.  We have been focusing on improvement day in and day out.  It is an honor and privilege to work with your child.

The Symphonic Band will be performing at the NC MPA (Music Performance Assessment) Festival on Tuesday March 24th, 2015 at Hickory Ridge High School in Harrisburg NC. This is a mandatory performance.

All students will need to be in Concert Black Attire. (SOLID BLACK BOTTOMS. (long dress pants/skirt) SKIRTS MUST BE BELOW THE KNEES! SOLID BLACK TOP. (3/4 or long sleeve must cover shoulders.  Gentlemen must have a button down black dress shirt.) SOLID BLACK SHOES/SOCKS/ BLACK BELT. NO EXCESSIVE JEWELRY. ALL STUDENTS MUST MEET FHS DRESS CODE STANDARDS.)

Students will report to the band room at 4:30pm.
We will Depart FHS at 5:00pm.
We will arrive at Hickory Ridge High School at 6:15pm.
The band will warm up at 6:55pm.  
The Band will perform at 7:30pm.
We will depart from HRHS at 8:00pm.
We will arrive back at FHS at 9pm.

Students will need to eat dinner before we depart.(We might stop for dinner.  It just depends if the festival is running on time.) Parents are more than welcome to come to hear our performance at 7:30pm. All students will have to ride the bus to HRHS and back to Gastonia. If you have any questions feel free to call or email. 

Nicholas Gibson                                                                          
Director of Bands                                                            
Forestview High School                                              
704-296-2625               
njgibson@gaston.k12.nc.us                      
www.forestviewband.blogspot.com   

Monday, March 23, 2015

MPA FESTIVAL TOMORROW 3-24-15



Parents,
 I am very proud of every member of the FHS Symphonic Band.  Each student continues to grow and mature on their instrument.  We have been focusing on improvement day in and day out.  It is an honor and privilege to work with your child.

The Symphonic Band will be performing at the NC MPA (Music Performance Assessment) Festival on Tuesday March 24th, 2015 at Hickory Ridge High School in Harrisburg NC. This is a mandatory performance.

All students will need to be in Concert Black Attire. (SOLID BLACK BOTTOMS. (long dress pants/skirt) SKIRTS MUST BE BELOW THE KNEES! SOLID BLACK TOP. (3/4 or long sleeve must cover shoulders.  Gentlemen must have a button down black dress shirt.) SOLID BLACK SHOES/SOCKS/ BLACK BELT. NO EXCESSIVE JEWELRY. ALL STUDENTS MUST MEET FHS DRESS CODE STANDARDS.)

Students will report to the band room at 4:30pm.
We will Depart FHS at 5:00pm.
We will arrive at Hickory Ridge High School at 6:15pm.
The band will warm up at 6:55pm.  
The Band will perform at 7:30pm.
We will depart from HRHS at 8:00pm.
We will arrive back at FHS at 9pm.

Students will need to eat dinner before we depart.(We might stop for dinner.  It just depends if the festival is running on time.) Parents are more than welcome to come to hear our performance at 7:30pm. All students will have to ride the bus to HRHS and back to Gastonia. If you have any questions feel free to call or email. 

Nicholas Gibson                                                                         
Director of Bands                                                           
Forestview High School                                             
704-296-2625             
njgibson@gaston.k12.nc.us                     
www.forestviewband.blogspot.com   

Friday, March 20, 2015


Class 3-20-15

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK.
SWBAT Rehearse By The Rivers of Babylon (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse October (1-30)
SWBAT: Rehearse Beyond The Higher Skies (1-45)
SWBAT: Rehearse Fall River Overture (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Shenandoah (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse New South Wales March (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Flourish For Wind Band (ALL)                                                                SWBAT: REHEARSE Carolina Legend (ALL)
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, March 19, 2015


Class 3-19-15

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK.
SWBAT Rehearse By The Rivers of Babylon (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse October (1-30)
SWBAT: Rehearse Beyond The Higher Skies (1-45)
SWBAT: Rehearse Fall River Overture (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Shenandoah (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse New South Wales March (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Flourish For Wind Band (ALL)                                                                SWBAT: REHEARSE Carolina Legend (ALL)
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, March 18, 2015


Class 3-18-15

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK.
SWBAT Rehearse By The Rivers of Babylon (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse October (1-30)
SWBAT: Rehearse Beyond The Higher Skies (1-45)
SWBAT: Rehearse Fall River Overture (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Shenandoah (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse New South Wales March (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Flourish For Wind Band (ALL)                                                                SWBAT: REHEARSE Carolina Legend (ALL)
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) 

Winterguard at Audrey Kell 3-14-15

video

Indoor Drum-line at Audrey Kell 3-14-15

video

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Class 3-17-15

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK.
SWBAT Rehearse By The Rivers of Babylon (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse October (1-30)
SWBAT: Rehearse Beyond The Higher Skies (1-45)
SWBAT: Rehearse Fall River Overture (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Shenandoah (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse New South Wales March (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Flourish For Wind Band (ALL)                                                                SWBAT: REHEARSE Carolina Legend (ALL)
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, March 16, 2015


Congratulation Winter Ensembles!!

Congratulations to the Indoor Drum-Line for earning 1st place in their Class at Audrey Kell this past weekend. 

Also Congratulations to the winter-guard who increased their score by 11 points with their run last Saturday.


Class 3-16-15

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK.
SWBAT Rehearse By The Rivers of Babylon (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse October (1-30)
SWBAT: Rehearse Beyond The Higher Skies (1-45)
SWBAT: Rehearse Fall River Overture (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Shenandoah (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse New South Wales March (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Flourish For Wind Band (ALL)                                                                SWBAT: REHEARSE Carolina Legend (ALL)
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, March 13, 2015


Class 3-13-15

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK.
SWBAT Rehearse By The Rivers of Babylon (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse October (1-30)
SWBAT: Rehearse Beyond The Higher Skies (1-45)
SWBAT: Rehearse Fall River Overture (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Shenandoah (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse New South Wales March (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Flourish For Wind Band (ALL)                                                                SWBAT: REHEARSE Carolina Legend (ALL)
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, March 12, 2015

NO REHEARSAL TONIGHT FOR 4th PERIOD

Students,

 I have been reminding you all week long that there would NOT be a rehearsal tonight from 5:30pm to 7:30pm because our clinician will be coming during school (4th period) to work with the group. Our clinician will be here tomorrow to work with 4th period from 1:30pm-3:00pm.  

Happy Practicing!

- Mr. Gibson


Class 3-12-15

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK.
SWBAT Rehearse By The Rivers of Babylon (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse October (1-30)
SWBAT: Rehearse Beyond The Higher Skies (1-45)
SWBAT: Rehearse Fall River Overture (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Shenandoah (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse New South Wales March (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Flourish For Wind Band (ALL)                                                                SWBAT: REHEARSE Carolina Legend (ALL)
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, March 11, 2015


Class 3-11-15

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK.
SWBAT Rehearse By The Rivers of Babylon (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse October (1-30)
SWBAT: Rehearse Beyond The Higher Skies (1-45)
SWBAT: Rehearse Fall River Overture (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Shenandoah (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse New South Wales March (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Flourish For Wind Band (ALL)                                                                SWBAT: REHEARSE Carolina Legend (ALL)
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, March 10, 2015


Class 3-10-15

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK.
SWBAT Rehearse By The Rivers of Babylon (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse October (1-30)
SWBAT: Rehearse Beyond The Higher Skies (1-45)
SWBAT: Rehearse Fall River Overture (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Shenandoah (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse New South Wales March (ALL)
SWBAT: Rehearse Flourish For Wind Band (ALL)                                                                SWBAT: REHEARSE Carolina Legend (ALL)
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)