Friday, November 17, 2017

Winter Concert 12-18-17 7pm in the Auditorium

All students are expected to wear concert black. The concert will start at 7pm. Call time for students is 6pm.

JAZZ BAND GIG AT GASTONIA LIBRARY 12-12-17 at 6pm

Fruit Sale Orders Must Be Turned In Today

Honor Band Forms Must Be Turned In Today

Students Signed Up For All District Auditions January 6th at South Point High School

If you would like to sign up for All District Band Auditions please see Mr. Gibson.  The following students will audition on January 6th at South Point High School(Times TBA):


High School 9th-10th Grade Band

Kevin Giang 10 Trumpet

Megan Kinstler 10 Trumpet

Bailey Marquand 10 Flute

Tyler Zentarski 10 Clarinet

William Buzzeo 10 Tuba

Zachary Dubisky 9 Clarinet

Landen Bramwell 9 Alto Sax

Steven Giang 10 Alto Sax

Sean Kelly 10 Trumpet

Jarrett Crooks 9 Mallet

Daniel Farquarson 10 Snare Drum


Senior High School 11th-12th Grade Band


Isaac Phillips 11 Clarinet

Grace Le 12 Flute

Ally Koone 11 Trombone

Sophia Raspanti 11 Flute

Aaron Gigliotti 11 Trumpet

Sarah Gaston 12 Clarinet

Phillips Albright 11 Trumpet

Sam Kaylor 11 Tuba

Riley Bramwell 11 Trombone

Matthew Shelley 11 Trumpet

Kaley Zeccola 12 Clarinet

Carlos Azicorbe 12 Clarinet

Elizabeth Covington 12 Mallet

Samantha Gigliotti 11 Mallet

Ori Agnew 11 Timpani


 $10 registration fee must be turned in by November 27th in order to audition. If fee is not paid by this date students will not audition. If you have any questions please email Mr. Gibson at njgibson@gaston.k12.nc.us



Thursday, November 16, 2017

HONOR BAND FORMS MUST BE TURNED IN BY TOMORROW

Fruit Sale Forms Must Be Turned In By Tomorrow

Class 11-16-17

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK. (3rd/4th period)
SWBAT Rehearse Parade Music!(4th period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Pep Band Music .(4th period)
SWBAT: Sight Read New Music( 3rd and 4th period)
SWBAT: Go over rules and regulations for each class period.
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 via Mr. Gibson.
SWBAT: Rehearse Jazz Ensemble Music . (3rd period)
SWBAT: Practice beginning band instruments!(2nd)
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(All Classes)
SWBAT: practice piano fundamentals.(2nd period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Concert Band Music!!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Fruit Sale is Going on NOW - November 17th

Students Should Be Practicing Daily

Parents,

All Students should be practicing daily. Everyday students receive home work.  Please help in making sure all students are doing their assignments at home. (They should be practicing their fundamental warm ups for tone/sound.  They should be practicing all band music with a metronome.)

Monday and Tuesday will be placement auditions for our 3rd and 4th period spring bands.  This will also count as playing test.  All 9th-12th grade students will be evenly placed in 3rd and 4th period band in the spring.  Only students who are enrolled in the fall have this opportunity to audition for the wind ensemble. Both ensembles in the spring will learn the same music and combine on a spring concert. 

All wind players (Brass/Woodwinds) will be responsible for sight reading and all 12 major scales.

All Percussion students will be responsible for sight reading, 12 major scales and the first 10 rudiments from vic firth.(open and closed) Percussion students will only play the rudiments if they would like to try out for snare,bass and timpani. Here is the website for rudiments: http://vicfirth.com/40-essential-rudiments/


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

Senior Dinner This Sunday at 5pm (Seniors Only)

Guard Practice Tomorrow 7pm-9pm

Students Signed Up For All County Auditions January 4th 2018 at Ashbrook High School

If you would like to sign up for All County Band Auditions please see Mr. Gibson.  The following students will audition on January 4th at Ashbrook High School:

Isaac Phillips
Kevin Giang
Manny Ninyeh
Megan Kinstler
Brooke Iman
Grace Le
Sarah Gaston
Bailey Marquand
Sophia Raspanti
Brayden Farmer
Tara Hiscox
Aaron Gigliotti
Tyler Zentarski
McKinney Tweed
Zach Dubinsky
Landon Bramwell
Kaley Zeccola
Christen Bryant
Phillips Albright
Sam Kaylor
Riley Bramwell
Steven Giang
Ally Koone
Daniel Farquharson
Jarett Crooks
Samantha Gigliotti
William Buzzeo
Sean Kelly
Josh Gluck
Gracin Simmons
Carlos Azicorbe
Leah Snyder
Jenna Thompson
Dalton Putnam
Hannah Long
Lydia Bolick
Matthew Shelley
Dylan Brown
Elizabeth Covington

Class 11-15-17

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK. (3rd/4th period)
SWBAT Rehearse Parade Music!(4th period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Pep Band Music .(4th period)
SWBAT: Sight Read New Music( 3rd and 4th period)
SWBAT: Go over rules and regulations for each class period.
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 via Mr. Gibson.
SWBAT: Rehearse Jazz Ensemble Music . (3rd period)
SWBAT: Practice beginning band instruments!(2nd)
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(All Classes)
SWBAT: practice piano fundamentals.(2nd period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Concert Band Music!!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Students Signed Up To Audition For All County Band

If you would like to sign up for All County Band Auditions please see Mr. Gibson.  The following students will audition on January 4th at Ashbrook High School:

Isaac Phillips
Kevin Giang
Manny Ninyeh
Megan Kinstler
Brooke Iman
Grace Le
Sarah Gaston
Bailey Marquand
Sophia Raspanti
Brayden Farmer
Tara Hiscox
Aaron Gigliotti
Tyler Zentarski
McKinney Tweed
Zach Dubinsky
Landon Bramwell
Kaley Zeccola
Christen Bryant
Phillips Albright
Sam Kaylor
Riley Bramwell
Steven Giang
Ally Koone
Daniel Farquharson
Jarett Crooks
Samantha Gigliotti
William Buzzeo
Sean Kelly
Josh Gluck
Gracin Simmons
Carlos Azicorbe
Leah Snyder
Jenna Thompson
Dalton Putnam
Hannah Long
Lydia Bolick
Matthew Shelley
Dylan Brown
Elizabeth Covington

Monday, November 13, 2017

Class 11-13-17

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK. (3rd/4th period)
SWBAT Rehearse Parade Music!(4th period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Pep Band Music .(4th period)
SWBAT: Sight Read New Music( 3rd and 4th period)
SWBAT: Go over rules and regulations for each class period.
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 via Mr. Gibson.
SWBAT: Rehearse Jazz Ensemble Music . (3rd period)
SWBAT: Practice beginning band instruments!(2nd)
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(All Classes)
SWBAT: practice piano fundamentals.(2nd period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Concert Band Music!!

Winter Guard List is Posted Outside The Band Room Door

Congratulations To The Following Students For Being Selected To The UNC-Wilmington Honor Band Clinic November 30th-December 2nd

Grace Le - (Flute)
Sophia Raspanti - (Flute)
Isaac Phillips - (Bb Clarinet)
Kaley Zeccola - (Bb Clarinet)
Leah Synder - (Alto Saxophone)
Hanna Long - (Trumpet)
Dalton Putnam - (Horn)
Riley Bramwell - (Tenor Trombone)
Ally Koone - (Tenor Trombone)
Carlos Aizcorbe - (Percussion)

Congratulations to the following students for being selected to the UNC-Charlotte Honor Band Clinic December 8th-9th

Elizabeth Covington (Percussion)
Aaron Gigliotti (Trumpet)
Leah Snyder (Alto Sax)
Grace Le (Flute)
Riley Bramwell (Trombone)
Sam Kaylor (Tuba)
Ally Koone (Trombone)
Matthew Shelly (Trumpet)
Kaley Zeccola (Clarinet)
Manny Ninyeh (Bass Clarinet)

Fruit Sale Is Going On Now Until 11-17-17

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Guard Auditions Tomorrow 7pm-9pm

Students Signed Up For All County Band Auditions

If you would like to sign up for All County Band Auditions please see Mr. Gibson.  The following students will be auditioning in early January:

Isaac Phillips
Kevin Giang
Manny Ninyeh
Megan Kinstler
Brooke Iman
Grace Le
Sarah Gaston
Bailey marquand
Sophia Raspanti
Brayden Farmer
Tara Hiscox
Aaron Gigliotti
Tyler Zentarski
McKinney Tweed
Zach Dubinsky
Landon Bramwell
Kaley Zeccola
Christen Bryant
Phillips Albright
Sam Kaylor
Riley Bramwell
Steven Giang
Ally Koone
Daniel Farquharson
Jarett Crooks
Samantha Gigliotti
William Buzzeo
Sean Kelly
Josh Gluck
Gracin Simmons
Carlos Azicorbe
Leah Snyder
Jenna Thompson
Dalton Putnam
Hannah Long
Lydia Bolick
Matthew Shelley
Dylan Brown

Parade On Friday

The Veterans Day Parade is upon us. This year the parade is Friday, November 10th. This is Forestview's year to host the parade.  This parade is mandatory of all band members. 

The band is to report to the band room at 8am to put uniforms on and load the buses.

The Forestview band will begin to warm up next to the shrimp boat in downtown Gastonia at 8:30am.

Address: 120 N Broad St, Gastonia, NC 28052

Actual parade begins at 11:00am.

Forestview is excited to host this year in helping celebrate and pay homage to our Veterans!

The parade route goes down main street then left on Marietta. 

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

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Veteran Day Parade This Friday( Call Time is 8am)

The Veterans Day Parade is upon us. This year the parade is Friday, November 10th. This is Forestview's year to host the parade.  It is mandatory of all band members. 

The band is to report to the band room at 8am to put uniforms on and load the buses.

The Forestview band will begin to warm up next to the shrimp boat in downtown Gastonia at 8:30am.

Address: 120 N Broad St, Gastonia, NC 28052

Actual parade begins at 11:00am.

Forestview is excited to host this year in helping celebrate and pay homage to our Veterans!

The parade route goes down main street then left on Marietta. 

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

Students Signed Up For All County Band Auditions

If you would like to sign up for All County Band Auditions please see Mr. Gibson.  The following students will be auditioning in early January:

Isaac Phillips
Kevin Giang
Manny Ninyeh
Megan Kinstler
Brooke Iman
Grace Le
Sarah Gaston
Bailey marquand
Sophia Raspanti
Brayden Farmer
Tara Hiscox
Aaron Gigliotti
Tyler Zentarsky
McKinney Tweed
Zach Dubinsky
Landon Bramwell
Kaley Zeccola
Christen Bryant
Phillips Albright
Sam Kaylor
Riley Bramwell
Steven Giang
Ally Koone
Daniel Farquharson
Jarett Crooks
Samantha Gigliotti
William Buezzo
Sean Kelly
Josh Gluck
Gracin Simmons
Carlos Azicorbe
Leah Snyder
Jenna Thompson
Dalton Putnam
Hanna Long

Smart Session Schedule This Week

Monday - No Musical Groups
Tuesday - All County and All District Preparation
Wednesday - All County and All District Preparation
Thursday - All County and All District Preparation
Friday - All County and All District Preparation

Guard Auditions Continue Tonight 7pm-9pm

Band Booster Meeting Tonight at 6pm in the Band Room

Class 11-7-17

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK. (3rd/4th period)
SWBAT Rehearse Parade Music!(4th period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Pep Band Music .(4th period)
SWBAT: Sight Read New Music( 3rd and 4th period)
SWBAT: Go over rules and regulations for each class period.
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 via Mr. Gibson.
SWBAT: Rehearse Jazz Ensemble Music . (3rd period)
SWBAT: Practice beginning band instruments!(2nd)
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(All Classes)
SWBAT: practice piano fundamentals.(2nd period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Concert Band Music!!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Veteran Day Parade This Friday( Call Time is 8am)

The Veterans Day Parade is upon us. This year the parade is Friday, November 10th. This is Forestview's year to host the parade.  It is mandatory of all band members. 

The band is to report to the band room at 8am to put uniforms on and load the buses.

The Forestview band will begin to warm up next to the shrimp boat in downtown Gastonia at 8:30am.

Address: 120 N Broad St, Gastonia, NC 28052

Actual parade begins at 11:00am.

Forestview is excited to host this year in helping celebrate and pay homage to our Veterans!

The parade route goes down main street then left on Marietta. 

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

Winter Guard Auditions Today Tomorrow and Thursday 7pm-9pm

Class 11-6-17

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK. (3rd/4th period)
SWBAT Rehearse Marching Band Music!(4th period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Pep Band Music .(4th period)
SWBAT: Sight Read New Music( 3rd and 4th period)
SWBAT: Go over rules and regulations for each class period.
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 via Mr. Gibson.
SWBAT: Rehearse Jazz Ensemble Music . (3rd period)
SWBAT: Practice beginning band instruments!(2nd)
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(All Classes)
SWBAT: practice piano fundamentals.(2nd period)

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Congratulations to the following students who were selected for the UNC-Charlotte Honor Band Clinic

The following students have been selected to represent FHS at the UNC-Charlotte Honor Band Clinic on December 8th and 9th:

Elizabeth Covington (Percussion)
Aaron Gigliotti (Trumpet)
Leah Snyder (Alto Sax)
Grace Le (Flute)
Riley Bramwell (Trombone)
Sam Kaylor (Tuba)
Ally Koone (Trombone)
Matthew Shelly (Trumpet)
Kaley Zeccola (Clarinet)
Manny Ninyeh (Bass Clarinet)

Congratulations to all!! See Mr. Gibson tomorrow for more info.

Congratulations to the following students who made the Winthrop Honor Band Clinic

We also have three students who were selected to represent the FHS band program at the Winthrop University Invitational Honor Band Clinic November 9th-11th. 

The students selected are:
Riley Bramwell (Trombone)
Kaley Zeccola  (Clarinet)
Grace Le (Flute)

Congratulations to all!!!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

FHS Photos From Bands of America -Winston Salem

http://www.teamphotonetwork.com/QPPlus/Proofs.aspx

Veterans Day Parade 11-10-17

The Veterans Day Parade is upon us. This year the parade is Friday, November 10th. This is Forestview's year to host the parade.  It is mandatory of all band members. 

The band is to report to the band room at 8am to put uniforms on and load the buses.

The Forestview band will begin to warm up next to the shrimp boat in downtown Gastonia at 8:30am.

Address: 120 N Broad St, Gastonia, NC 28052

Actual parade begins at 11:00am.

Forestview is excited to host this year in helping celebrate and pay homage to our Veterans!

The parade route goes down main street then left on Marietta. 

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


 


Saturday Competition North Davidson 11-4-17

This Saturday the band will compete at North Davidson High School in Lexington NC. 

Call time is 10am

Bus leaves at 12pm

Arrive at North Davidson by 2pm

FHS performs at 3:45pm (THEY PUSHED OUR TIME BACK 15 MIN)

(Bring Money For Lunch and Dinner)

Awards are at 9pm

ETA back to FHS is 11pm

Football Game Tomorrow Call Time 5:30pm

Rehearsal Today Until 6pm

Class 11-2-17

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK. (3rd/4th period)
SWBAT Rehearse Marching Band Music!(4th period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Pep Band Music .(4th period)
SWBAT: Sight Read New Music( 3rd and 4th period)
SWBAT: Go over rules and regulations for each class period.
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 via Mr. Gibson.
SWBAT: Rehearse Jazz Ensemble Music . (3rd period)
SWBAT: Practice beginning band instruments!(2nd)
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(All Classes)
SWBAT: practice piano fundamentals.(2nd period)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Friday Football/8th Grade Band Night

This Friday is 8th grade night.  We will tailgate at 5:30pm. 

Cramerton Middle School and Southwest Middle School 8th Grade Band Night

8th Grade Night Rehearsal and Performance Information

The annual 8th grade night is an opportunity for all 8th grade band members to experience the Forestview High School Marching Jaguars. We will prepare music to play in the stands with the Marching Jags on the November 3rd football game against Stewart Cramer.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD

5:30-6:30 Before the Game:

 The 8th grade band will meet in the Forestview High School band room. Please pull in to the main entrance of the school. The band room door will be open with members ready to greet you and your future marching jaguar! 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 also perform the national anthem before the game with the band. 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 2017 marching band show entitled “Conquer” 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 in the front of the school). What to Wear Forestview school colors!! (White or Black) with jeans, tennis/athletic shoes (for rehearsal AND performance); it is also recommended you bring a sweat shirt or jacket. (Also in school colors if you have it). It may be cool so we want them to be comfortable during the game. (Dress for the weather)

We know that this will be a fun activity for everyone and we look forward to a fantastic evening. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
 Nicholas Gibson
 Director of Bands
 Forestview High School
 704-861-2625 (School)
 803-619-9834 (Band Cell)
 njgibson@gaston.k12.nc.us

Competition This Saturday 11-4-17

This Saturday the band will compete at North Davidson High School in Lexington NC. 

Call time is 10am

Bus leaves at 12pm

Arrive at North Davidson by 2pm

FHS performs at 4pm

(Bring Money For Lunch and Dinner)

Awards are at 9pm

ETA back to FHS is 11pm

Winter Guard Info Meeting Today After School

Rehearsal Tomorrow Until 6pm

Class 11-1-17

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK. (3rd/4th period)
SWBAT Rehearse Marching Band Music!(4th period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Pep Band Music .(4th period)
SWBAT: Sight Read New Music( 3rd and 4th period)
SWBAT: Go over rules and regulations for each class period.
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 via Mr. Gibson.
SWBAT: Rehearse Jazz Ensemble Music . (3rd period)
SWBAT: Practice beginning band instruments!(2nd)
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(All Classes)
SWBAT: practice piano fundamentals.(2nd period)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Guard Informational Meeting Tomorrow After School

There will be an Informational meeting for anyone wanting to do winter guard tomorrow after school from 3:15 - 3:45. 

Smart Schedule This Week

ALL WEEK

 ALL DISTRICT SOLO PREP.



Rehearsal Today Until 6pm

Class 10-31-17

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK. (3rd/4th period)
SWBAT Rehearse Marching Band Music!(4th period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Pep Band Music .(4th period)
SWBAT: Sight Read New Music( 3rd and 4th period)
SWBAT: Go over rules and regulations for each class period.
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 via Mr. Gibson.
SWBAT: Rehearse Jazz Ensemble Music . (3rd period)
SWBAT: Practice beginning band instruments!(2nd)
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(All Classes)
SWBAT: practice piano fundamentals.(2nd period)

Monday, October 30, 2017

Material Check Today 10-30-17

Please make sure to get a blue book for the instrument that you play. 

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Please make sure you have your band book, pencil, music and instrument for a material check on 10-30-17.

North Davidson Competition 11-4-17

This Saturday the band will compete at North Davidson High School in Lexington NC. 

Call time is 10am

Bus leaves at 12pm

Arrive at North Davidson by 2pm

FHS performs at 4pm

(Bring Money For Lunch and Dinner)

Awards are at 9pm

ETA back to FHS is 11pm

Friday Night Game

This Friday is 8th grade night.  We will tailgate at 5:30pm. 

Cramerton Middle School and Southwest Middle School 8th Grade Band Night

8th Grade Night Rehearsal and Performance Information

The annual 8th grade night is an opportunity for all 8th grade band members to experience the Forestview High School Marching Jaguars. We will prepare music to play in the stands with the Marching Jags on the November 3rd football game against Stewart Cramer.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD

5:30-6:30 Before the Game:

 The 8th grade band will meet in the Forestview High School band room. Please pull in to the main entrance of the school. The band room door will be open with members ready to greet you and your future marching jaguar! 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 also perform the national anthem before the game with the band. 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 2017 marching band show entitled “Conquer” 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 in the front of the school). What to Wear Forestview school colors!! (White or Black) with jeans, tennis/athletic shoes (for rehearsal AND performance); it is also recommended you bring a sweat shirt or jacket. (Also in school colors if you have it). It may be cool so we want them to be comfortable during the game. (Dress for the weather)

We know that this will be a fun activity for everyone and we look forward to a fantastic evening. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
 Nicholas Gibson
 Director of Bands
 Forestview High School
 704-861-2625 (School)
 803-619-9834 (Band Cell)
 njgibson@gaston.k12.nc.us

Schedule This Week

Monday - Practice until 6pm
Tuesday - Practice until 6pm
Thursday Practice until 6pm
Friday - Home Football Game Call Time 5:30pm
Saturday - North Davidson High School Competition Call Time 10am

10-30-17

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK. (3rd/4th period)
SWBAT Rehearse Marching Band Music!(4th period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Pep Band Music .(4th period)
SWBAT: Sight Read New Music( 3rd and 4th period)
SWBAT: Go over rules and regulations for each class period.
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 via Mr. Gibson.
SWBAT: Rehearse Jazz Ensemble Music . (3rd period)
SWBAT: Practice beginning band instruments!(2nd)
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(All Classes)
SWBAT: practice piano fundamentals.(2nd period)

Friday, October 27, 2017

Class 10-27-17

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK. (3rd/4th period)
SWBAT Rehearse Marching Band Music!(4th period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Pep Band Music .(4th period)
SWBAT: Sight Read New Music( 3rd and 4th period)
SWBAT: Go over rules and regulations for each class period.
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 via Mr. Gibson.
SWBAT: Rehearse Jazz Ensemble Music . (3rd period)
SWBAT: Practice beginning band instruments!(2nd)
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(All Classes)
SWBAT: practice piano fundamentals.(2nd period)

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Material Check on Monday


Please make sure to get a blue book for the instrument that you play. 

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Please make sure you have your band book, pencil, music and instrument for a material check on 10-30-17.



Rehearsal Today Until 6pm

Class 10-26-17

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK. (3rd/4th period)
SWBAT Rehearse Marching Band Music!(4th period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Pep Band Music .(4th period)
SWBAT: Sight Read New Music( 3rd and 4th period)
SWBAT: Go over rules and regulations for each class period.
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 via Mr. Gibson.
SWBAT: Rehearse Jazz Ensemble Music . (3rd period)
SWBAT: Practice beginning band instruments!(2nd)
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(All Classes)
SWBAT: practice piano fundamentals.(2nd period)

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

8th Grade Band Night November 3rd



Cramerton Middle School and Southwest Middle School 8th Grade Band Night

8th Grade Night Rehearsal and Performance Information

The annual 8th grade night is an opportunity for all 8th grade band members to experience the Forestview High School Marching Jaguars. We will prepare music to play in the stands with the Marching Jags on the November 3rd football game against Stewart Cramer.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD
 
5:30-6:30 Before the Game: 

 The 8th grade band will meet in the Forestview High School band room. Please pull in to the main entrance of the school. The band room door will be open with members ready to greet you and your future marching jaguar! 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 also perform the national anthem before the game with the band. 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 2017 marching band show entitled “Conquer” 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 in the front of the school). What to Wear Forestview school colors!! (White or Black) with jeans, tennis/athletic shoes (for rehearsal AND performance); it is also recommended you bring a sweat shirt or jacket. (Also in school colors if you have it). It may be cool so we want them to be comfortable during the game. (Dress for the weather)

We know that this will be a fun activity for everyone and we look forward to a fantastic evening. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely, 
 Nicholas Gibson 
 Director of Bands 
 Forestview High School 
 704-861-2625 (School) 
 803-619-9834 (Band Cell) 
 njgibson@gaston.k12.nc.us 
 www.forestviewlband.blogspot.com

Winter Guard Informational Meeting After School November 1st

There will be an informational meeting for anyone interested in winter guard on November 1st after school in the band room from 3pm-3:45pm

Rehearsal Tomorrow until 6pm

All District Solo Recordings

Click on the link below to hear your all district solo.

https://www.wcu.edu/learn/departments-schools-colleges/fpa/music/north-carolina-all-state-solos.aspx

Class 10-25-17

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK. (3rd/4th period)
SWBAT Rehearse Marching Band Music!(4th period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Pep Band Music .(4th period)
SWBAT: Sight Read New Music( 3rd and 4th period)
SWBAT: Go over rules and regulations for each class period.
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 via Mr. Gibson.
SWBAT: Rehearse Jazz Ensemble Music . (3rd period)
SWBAT: Practice beginning band instruments!(2nd)
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(All Classes)
SWBAT: practice piano fundamentals.(2nd period)

Monday, October 23, 2017

NC ALL DISTRICT SOLOS

Click on the link below to hear your all district solo. 

https://www.wcu.edu/learn/departments-schools-colleges/fpa/music/north-carolina-all-state-solos.aspx

Forestview at Mooresville 10-21-17

FHS at Mooresville 10-21-17

Burns NC 10-21-17

Burns NC 10-21-17

Class 10-23-17

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK. (3rd/4th period)
SWBAT Rehearse Marching Band Music!(4th period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Pep Band Music .(4th period)
SWBAT: Sight Read New Music( 3rd and 4th period)
SWBAT: Go over rules and regulations for each class period.
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 via Mr. Gibson.
SWBAT: Rehearse Jazz Ensemble Music . (3rd period)
SWBAT: Practice beginning band instruments!(2nd)
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(All Classes)
SWBAT: practice piano fundamentals.(2nd period)

Schedule This Week

Monday - OFF
Tuesday - Practice until 6pm
Thursday - Practice until 6pm
Friday - NO FOOTBALL
Saturday - OFF

Friday, October 20, 2017

Competitions Tomorrow

We will be going to Burns High School (NC) and Mooresville High School (NC) to compete on 10-21-17

Students will need to report to the school by 8am

Bus leaves at 8:30am

Arrive at Burns High School at 9:30am

Warm up is at 10am

Perform at 10:55am

Leave Burns High School to head to Mooresville by 11:45am

Arrive at Mooresville by 1:15pm

Band performs at 3:30pm

Awards are at 8:40pm

ETA back to FHS is 10:30pm

Football Game Tonight Call Time 6pm

Class 10-20-17

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK. (3rd/4th period)
SWBAT Rehearse Marching Band Music!(4th period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Pep Band Music .(4th period)
SWBAT: Sight Read New Music( 3rd and 4th period)
SWBAT: Go over rules and regulations for each class period.
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 via Mr. Gibson.
SWBAT: Rehearse Jazz Ensemble Music . (3rd period)
SWBAT: Practice beginning band instruments!(2nd)
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(All Classes)
SWBAT: practice piano fundamentals.(2nd period)

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Sat. 10-21-17

We will be going to Burns High School (NC) and Mooresville High School (NC) to compete on 10-21-17

Students will need to report to the school by 8am

Bus leaves at 8:30am

Arrive at Burns High School at 9:30am

Warm up is at 10am

Perform at 10:55am

Leave Burns High School to head to Mooresville by 11:45am

Arrive at Mooresville by 1:15pm

Band performs at 3:30pm

Awards are at 8:40pm

ETA back to FHS is 10:30pm

Football Game Tomorrow Call Time 6pm

Rehearsal Until 6pm Today

Class 10-19-17

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK. (3rd/4th period)
SWBAT Rehearse Marching Band Music!(4th period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Pep Band Music .(4th period)
SWBAT: Sight Read New Music( 3rd and 4th period)
SWBAT: Go over rules and regulations for each class period.
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 via Mr. Gibson.
SWBAT: Rehearse Jazz Ensemble Music . (3rd period)
SWBAT: Practice beginning band instruments!(2nd)
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(All Classes)
SWBAT: practice piano fundamentals.(2nd period)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Class 10-18-17

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK. (3rd/4th period)
SWBAT Rehearse Marching Band Music!(4th period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Pep Band Music .(4th period)
SWBAT: Sight Read New Music( 3rd and 4th period)
SWBAT: Go over rules and regulations for each class period.
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 via Mr. Gibson.
SWBAT: Rehearse Jazz Ensemble Music . (3rd period)
SWBAT: Practice beginning band instruments!(2nd)
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(All Classes)
SWBAT: practice piano fundamentals.(2nd period)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Rehearsal Today Until 6pm

Class 10-17-17

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK. (3rd/4th period)
SWBAT Rehearse Marching Band Music!(4th period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Pep Band Music .(4th period)
SWBAT: Sight Read New Music( 3rd and 4th period)
SWBAT: Go over rules and regulations for each class period.
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 via Mr. Gibson.
SWBAT: Rehearse Jazz Ensemble Music . (3rd period)
SWBAT: Practice beginning band instruments!(2nd)
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(All Classes)
SWBAT: practice piano fundamentals.(2nd period)

Monday, October 16, 2017

Class 10-16-17

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK. (3rd/4th period)
SWBAT Rehearse Marching Band Music!(4th period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Pep Band Music .(4th period)
SWBAT: Sight Read New Music( 3rd and 4th period)
SWBAT: Go over rules and regulations for each class period.
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 via Mr. Gibson.
SWBAT: Rehearse Jazz Ensemble Music . (3rd period)
SWBAT: Practice beginning band instruments!(2nd)
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(All Classes)
SWBAT: practice piano fundamentals.(2nd period)

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Competitions This Weekend

We will be going to Burns High School (NC) and Mooresville High School (NC) to compete on 10-21-17

Students will need to report to the school by 8am

Bus leaves at 8:30am

Arrive at Burns High School at 9:30am

Warm up is at 10am

Perform at 10:55am

Leave Burns High School to head to Mooresville by 11:45am

Arrive at Mooresville by 1:15pm

Band performs at 3:30pm

Awards are at 8:40pm

ETA back to FHS is 10:30pm

Schedule This Week

Monday - Practice until 5:30pm
Tuesday - Practice until 6pm
Thursday- Practice until 6pm
Friday - Home football game call time 6:00pm
Saturday - Burns High School and Mooresville High School competitions call time is 8am

Congratulations FHS Band

Students,

You all did an amazing job yesterday at Forestviews first Bands of America appearance in school history. Keep up the great work! I am extremely proud of all of you.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

More Wake Forest Infomation

This link will take you to the Winston Salem regional page for Bands of America.

http://www.musicforall.org/what-we-do/boa-marching-championships/regionals/winston-salem-nc-regional

Music For ALL (BOA) Winston Salem

We will rehearse on Friday from 1pm-4pm. 

Students will load the buses for BOA around 5:45pm we will leave at 6pm.  They can go home after practice and come back or stay through until we leave.

We will stop for dinner on the way to Winston Salem. When we arrive at the hotel students are expected to follow all Gaston County rules and regulations. 

Wake up time will be 5am for all students Saturday morning. We will leave the hotel at 5:45am to go to BB&T Field at Wake Forest University.

Warm Up Time is 6:25am

 The Band Performs at 7:30am.

Stadium gates open to the public at 7:00am. There is a $10 charge for spectator parking.  Day Pass is $27. Prelim Tickets are $18 per person.

Prelim Awards are at 4:45pm.

The band boosters will be providing lunch at 11:30am for our band students. 

Class 10-11-17

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK. (3rd/4th period)
SWBAT Rehearse Marching Band Music!(4th period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Pep Band Music .(4th period)
SWBAT: Sight Read New Music( 3rd and 4th period)
SWBAT: Go over rules and regulations for each class period.
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 via Mr. Gibson.
SWBAT: Rehearse Jazz Ensemble Music . (3rd period)
SWBAT: Practice beginning band instruments!(2nd)
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(All Classes)
SWBAT: practice piano fundamentals.(2nd period)

Message From Mrs Kayor

Parents,

BOA fees are past due and band fees are due October 15th.  Currently, we have $5946.00 in outstanding fees.  It is critical these fees are paid so the band can continue to pay operating expenses.  Invoices for unpaid fees will be provided to Mr. Gibson on Nov 1st to meet with students.  Thank you. 

If you have any questions feel free to email me at forestviewbandtreasurer@gmail.com

Courtney Kaylor
Band Booster Treasurer 



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Rehearsal Until 6pm Today

Class 10-10-17

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK. (3rd/4th period)
SWBAT Rehearse Marching Band Music!(4th period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Pep Band Music .(4th period)
SWBAT: Sight Read New Music( 3rd and 4th period)
SWBAT: Go over rules and regulations for each class period.
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 via Mr. Gibson.
SWBAT: Rehearse Jazz Ensemble Music . (3rd period)
SWBAT: Practice beginning band instruments!(2nd)
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(All Classes)
SWBAT: practice piano fundamentals.(2nd period)

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Forestview at Jag Classic

10-7-17 Jag Classic

Drum Line Cadence at Jag Classic 10-7-17

FHS DRUM LINE!!!!

Bands of America Winston Salem NC (Wake Forest University)

We will rehearse on Friday from 1pm-4pm.

Students will load the buses for BOA around 5:45pm we will leave at 6pm.  They can go home after practice and come back or stay through until we leave.

We will stop for dinner on the way to Winston Salem. When we arrive at the hotel students are expected to follow all Gaston County rules and regulations.

Wake up time will be 5am for all students Saturday morning. We will leave the hotel at 5:45am to go to BB&T Field at Wake Forest University.

Warm Up Time is 6:25am

 The Band Performs at 7:30am.

Stadium gates open to the public at 7:00am. There is a $10 charge for spectator parking.  Day Pass is $27. Prelim Tickets are $18 per person.

Prelim Awards are at 4:45pm.

The band boosters will be providing lunch at 11:30am for our band students.


Practice Schedule This Week

Monday - practice until 6pm
Tuesday - practice until 6pm
Thursday- practice from 2pm-6pm(1/2 day)
Friday - practice from 1pm-4pm (leave for BOA Winston Salem at 6pm)
Saturday - BOA Performance 7:30am 


Friday, October 6, 2017

Set Up Today at 4pm for Jag Classic

JC:  Parents will begin setting up for the Jaguar Classic (JC) at 4:00 PM at the stadium.Please come if you can. We need people to bring lawn blowers to clean the stadium. We blow all of the trash out of the stadium and press box. The press box gets cleaned (windows, chairs, tables) along with the area around concessions. We set up all tents, tables, chairs, trashcans, etc.

Bake Sale items should be packaged for individual sale. You are allowed to make baked goods at home. You may purchase store items if you aren't a baker. If making cookies, please package 3-4 small or 1-2 large in Ziploc bags. If your item contains nuts, please leave a note with your item. You may send items into the band room on Friday or bring them to the stadium Bake Sale table on Saturday. You can send your items in a box, bag, or tray. Throw away items are best.

At the conclusion of setup, approximately 6:00-6:30 PM, we will have a parent session in the band room to discuss jobs for the next day. If this is your first time helping, you are working a new job, or you just want a refresher, please join us in the band room. We are still in need of people to pull trailers and work other jobs. Contact Mr. Gibson or a Booster Member if you need to sign up for a job.

Jag Classic Tomorrow

Please plan on arriving at 11am to finish settting up.

Parking lot people please arrive by 9am.

First band performs at 3:15pm



Parent meeting tonight at 6pm in the band room.  Lets have a successful fundraiser for our band!


Class 10-6-17

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK. (3rd/4th period)
SWBAT Rehearse Marching Band Music!(4th period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Pep Band Music .(4th period)
SWBAT: Sight Read New Music( 3rd and 4th period)
SWBAT: Go over rules and regulations for each class period.
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 via Mr. Gibson.
SWBAT: Rehearse Jazz Ensemble Music . (3rd period)
SWBAT: Practice beginning band instruments!(2nd)
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(All Classes)
SWBAT: practice piano fundamentals.(2nd period)

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Jag Classic This Saturday!!

Students please plan to help set up around 4pm this Friday. The more people helping during set up the less we have to do Saturday morning.

Jag Classic meeting will start at 6pm in the band room on Friday.

Rehearsal Today Until 6pm

Class 10-5-17

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK. (3rd/4th period)
SWBAT Rehearse Marching Band Music!(4th period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Pep Band Music .(4th period)
SWBAT: Sight Read New Music( 3rd and 4th period)
SWBAT: Go over rules and regulations for each class period.
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 via Mr. Gibson.
SWBAT: Rehearse Jazz Ensemble Music . (3rd period)
SWBAT: Practice beginning band instruments!(2nd)
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(All Classes)
SWBAT: practice piano fundamentals.(2nd period)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Make Up Work

Students,

It is your responsibility to make up any work missing before the end of the grading period.  Please keep up with your grade and set up a time with Mr. Gibson to make up any work missed. 

Jag Classic This Saturday!!

Student please plan to help set up around 4pm this Friday. The more people helping during set up the less we have to do Saturday morning.

Jag Classic meeting will start at 6pm in the band room on Friday.


All Students Should Have Their Band Book By 10-16-17

KJOS Foundations for Superior Performance Tuba
You should get a book for the instrument you play now. Material Check will take place on 10-17-17

All District Solos Will Be Handed Out In Class Today

Class 10-4-17

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK. (3rd/4th period)
SWBAT Rehearse Marching Band Music!(4th period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Pep Band Music .(4th period)
SWBAT: Sight Read New Music( 3rd and 4th period)
SWBAT: Go over rules and regulations for each class period.
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 via Mr. Gibson.
SWBAT: Rehearse Jazz Ensemble Music . (3rd period)
SWBAT: Practice beginning band instruments!(2nd)
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(All Classes)
SWBAT: practice piano fundamentals.(2nd period)

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Mrs. Zecolla's Email 10-2-17

JC:  This Friday, parents will begin setting up for the Jaguar Classic (JC) at 4:00 PM at the stadium.Please come if you can. We need people to bring lawn blowers to clean the stadium. We blow all of the trash out of the stadium and press box. The press box gets cleaned (windows, chairs, tables) along with the area around concessions. We set up all tents, tables, chairs, trashcans, etc.

Bake Sale items should be packaged for individual sale. You are allowed to make baked goods at home. You may purchase store items if you aren't a baker. If making cookies, please package 3-4 small or 1-2 large in Ziploc bags. If your item contains nuts, please leave a note with your item. You may send items into the band room on Friday or bring them to the stadium Bake Sale table on Saturday. You can send your items in a box, bag, or tray. Throw away items are best.

At the conclusion of setup, approximately 6:00-6:30 PM, we will have a parent session in the band room to discuss jobs for the next day. If this is your first time helping, you are working a new job, or you just want a refresher, please join us in the band room. We are still in need of people to pull trailers and work other jobs. Contact Mr. Gibson or a Booster Member if you need to sign up for a job.

BoA:  Student hotel and bus payment of $80 is due. Students will be selecting room assignments tomorrow. Buses are expected to depart FHS at 6:00 PM on October 13th.Students should pack a meal or bring money for dinner Friday night.The buses will stop for fast food along the way.  The hotel will provide breakfast at 5:30 AM Saturday. The Boosters are having lunch delivered to the stadium Saturday. Students will need concessions money and money for dinner Saturday night. Students are welcome to pack their own snacks/drinks to bring with them. The Boosters will bring some bottled waters and snacks for after the performance. There is limited space on the the bus so we can't bring much. Continue to check the forestviewband.blogspot,com for the latest information from Mr. Gibson. He will use Remind 101 to communicate with parents while at BoA. If Forestview qualifies for FINALS, we will return very late Saturday night.

Students need to pack black socks, band shoes, gloves, show shirt, gym shorts or leggings/long johns (depending on weather) and their instrument. Students will take their garment bag with band uniform and hat box on the bus. Students are not allowed to bring gaming systems to the hotel. Cell phones and tablets are allowed. Don't forget to bring chargers.

Chaperone rooming information will be given out within the next week. I'm waiting on final room availability from the hotel as they are still under the renovation process.

Thank you parents for all your help! It takes a Village!

Rehearsal Today Until 6pm

Class 10-3-17

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK. (3rd/4th period)
SWBAT Rehearse Marching Band Music!(4th period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Pep Band Music .(4th period)
SWBAT: Sight Read New Music( 3rd and 4th period)
SWBAT: Go over rules and regulations for each class period.
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 via Mr. Gibson.
SWBAT: Rehearse Jazz Ensemble Music . (3rd period)
SWBAT: Practice beginning band instruments!(2nd)
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(All Classes)
SWBAT: practice piano fundamentals.(2nd period)

Monday, October 2, 2017

Mt. Pleasant Competition 9-3017

Mt. Pleasant 9-3017

Rehearsal Today Until 5:30pm (With Ms. Willis and Mr. Penley)

Class 10-2-17

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK. (3rd/4th period)
SWBAT Rehearse Marching Band Music!(4th period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Pep Band Music .(4th period)
SWBAT: Sight Read New Music( 3rd and 4th period)
SWBAT: Go over rules and regulations for each class period.
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 via Mr. Gibson.
SWBAT: Rehearse Jazz Ensemble Music . (3rd period)
SWBAT: Practice beginning band instruments!(2nd)
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(All Classes)
SWBAT: practice piano fundamentals.(2nd period)

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Schedule This Week

Monday - until 5:30pm
Tuesday - until 6pm
Thursday - until 6pm
Friday - Set up for Jag Classic starting at 4pm
Saturday - Jag Classic ALL DAY All Parents and Students will report to FHS by 11am to finish set up. (Some Jobs will be required to set up earlier see Mrs. Zeccola for Details)

Gaffney Competiton 9-30-17

Gaffney High School 9-30-17

Friday, September 29, 2017

Competition


Competition at Mt. Pleasant and Gaffney 9-30-17
Report time for students is 7:30am

Bus leaves at 8:00am

Arrive at Mt. Pleasant High School by 9:30am

We perform 11:40am

Awards are at 3:30pm

We will leave Mt. Pleasant High School After Awards around 4pm to head to Gaffney High School.

We will approximately arrive at Gaffney High School by 5:30pm

We perform at 7:45pm

Awards are at 10pm

ETA back to FHS is 11:30pm


Please bring money for concessions/dinner.

Optional Rehearsal Today until 4pm for Extra Credit

Students will be able to rehearse in the stadium during 4th period today. I will stop rehearsal at 2:45pm for students to pack up and go home if they want to.  Students who stay until 4pm will receive extra credit. We will most likely have sectional time from 3pm-4pm. Again this is optional for students. 

Class 9-29-17

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK. (3rd/4th period)
SWBAT Rehearse Marching Band Music!(4th period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Pep Band Music .(4th period)
SWBAT: Sight Read New Music( 3rd and 4th period)
SWBAT: Go over rules and regulations for each class period.
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 via Mr. Gibson.
SWBAT: Rehearse Jazz Ensemble Music . (3rd period)
SWBAT: Practice beginning band instruments!(2nd)
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(All Classes)
SWBAT: practice piano fundamentals.(2nd period)

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Tomorrow Optional Practice Until 4pm

Students will be able to rehearse in the stadium during 4th period tomorrow. I will stop rehearsal at 2:45pm for students to pack up and go home if they want to.  Students who stay until 4pm will receive extra credit. We will most likely have sectional time from 3pm-4pm. Again this is optional for students. 

Rehearsal Today Until 6pm

Class 9-28-17

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK. (3rd/4th period)
SWBAT Rehearse Marching Band Music!(4th period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Pep Band Music .(4th period)
SWBAT: Sight Read New Music( 3rd and 4th period)
SWBAT: Go over rules and regulations for each class period.
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 via Mr. Gibson.
SWBAT: Rehearse Jazz Ensemble Music . (3rd period)
SWBAT: Practice beginning band instruments!(2nd)
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(All Classes)
SWBAT: practice piano fundamentals.(2nd period)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Students Will Have to Pass Off Their Music and Visuals At A Stand Still Today During Class For A Quiz Grade.

Students have a pop quiz in class today.  Some sections will be asked to play individually or in a group based on their parts in the music. (Front Ensemble/Drumline/Guard) Students will have to demonstrate mastery of their music and marching (Visuals) today in class.  A rubric will be provided. 

All Students who are not happy with a grade can make an appointment to retest before the grading period ends.

Just a reminder it is expected that all students practice daily. 

Class 9-27-17

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK. (3rd/4th period)
SWBAT Rehearse Marching Band Music!(4th period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Pep Band Music .(4th period)
SWBAT: Sight Read New Music( 3rd and 4th period)
SWBAT: Go over rules and regulations for each class period.
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 via Mr. Gibson.
SWBAT: Rehearse Jazz Ensemble Music . (3rd period)
SWBAT: Practice beginning band instruments!(2nd)
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(All Classes)
SWBAT: practice piano fundamentals.(2nd period)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Competitions Saturday 9-30-17

Competition at Mt. Pleasant and Gaffney 9-30-17

Report time for students is 7:30am

Bus leaves at 8:00am

Arrive at Mt. Pleasant High School by 9:30am

We perform at 11:40am

Awards are at 3:30pm

We will leave Mt. Pleasant High School after awards around 4pm to head to Gaffney High School.

We will approximately arrive at Gaffney High School by 5:30pm

We perform at 7:45pm

Awards are at 10pm

ETA back to FHS is 11:30pm


Please bring money for concessions/dinner.

Rehearsal Today Until 6pm

Class 9-26-17

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK. (3rd/4th period)
SWBAT Rehearse Marching Band Music!(4th period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Pep Band Music .(4th period)
SWBAT: Sight Read New Music( 3rd and 4th period)
SWBAT: Go over rules and regulations for each class period.
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 via Mr. Gibson.
SWBAT: Rehearse Jazz Ensemble Music . (3rd period)
SWBAT: Practice beginning band instruments!(2nd)
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(All Classes)
SWBAT: practice piano fundamentals.(2nd period)

Monday, September 25, 2017

Rehearsal Today Until 6pm

Class 9-25-17

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK. (3rd/4th period)
SWBAT Rehearse Marching Band Music!(4th period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Pep Band Music .(4th period)
SWBAT: Sight Read New Music( 3rd and 4th period)
SWBAT: Go over rules and regulations for each class period.
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 via Mr. Gibson.
SWBAT: Rehearse Jazz Ensemble Music . (3rd period)
SWBAT: Practice beginning band instruments!(2nd)
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(All Classes)
SWBAT: practice piano fundamentals.(2nd period)

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Olde English 9-23-17


Olde English 9-23-17

Competition at Mt. Pleasant and Gaffney 9-30-17

Report time for students is 7:30am

Bus leaves at 8:00am

Arrive at Mt. Pleasant High School by 9:30am

We perform 11:40am

Awards are at 3:30pm

We will leave Mt. Pleasant High School After Awards around 4pm to head to Gaffney High School.

We will approximately arrive at Gaffney High School by 5:30pm

We perform at 7:45pm

Awards are at 10pm

ETA back to FHS is 11:30pm


Please bring money for concessions/dinner.

Schedule This Week

Monday - Practice until 6pm
Tuesday- Practice until 6pm
Thursday - Practice until 6pm
Friday - OFF
Saturday - DOUBLE COMPETITION 
Competition #1 at Mt Pleasant High School in Mt. Pleasant NC we perform at 11:40am.
Competition #2 at Gaffney High School in Gaffney SC we perform at 7:45pm. 

Friday, September 22, 2017

COMPETITION TOMORROW

Report time for students is 8:30am

Bus leaves at 11:45am

Arrive at District III Stadium (Across from Winthrop University) in Rock Hill SC at 12:30pm

We perform in Prelims at 2:30pm

Prelim Awards 5:30pm

Admission is $10 for adults $5 for students children under 4 are free.

If we make finals, they will announce our performance time at prelims.  ETA back to FHS is 11pm
If we do not make finals we will go out to dinner after prelims and return to FHS by 8pm

Please bring money for concessions/dinner.

Football Game Tonight Call Time 6pm

Class 9-22-17

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK. (3rd/4th period)
SWBAT Rehearse Marching Band Music!(4th period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Pep Band Music .(4th period)
SWBAT: Sight Read New Music( 3rd and 4th period)
SWBAT: Go over rules and regulations for each class period.
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 via Mr. Gibson.
SWBAT: Rehearse Jazz Ensemble Music . (3rd period)
SWBAT: Practice beginning band instruments!(2nd)
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(All Classes)
SWBAT: practice piano fundamentals.(2nd period)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Football Game Friday 9-22-17 Call Time is 6pm (Full Uniform)

Students will wear their full uniform on Friday.  Students should wear their show shirt and gym shorts underneath their uniform. 

Olde English Festival Of Bands Saturday 9-23-17

Report time for students is 8:30am

Bus leaves at 11:45am

Arrive at District III Stadium (Across from Winthrop University) in Rock Hill SC at 12:30pm 

We perform in Prelims at 2:30pm

Prelim Awards 5:30pm

If we make finals, they will announce our performance time at prelims.  ETA back to FHS is 11pm
If we do not make finals we will go out to dinner after prelims and return to FHS by 8pm

Rehearsal Tomorrow Until 6pm

Class 9-20-17

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK. (3rd/4th period)
SWBAT Rehearse Marching Band Music!(4th period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Pep Band Music .(4th period)
SWBAT: Sight Read New Music( 3rd and 4th period)
SWBAT: Go over rules and regulations for each class period.
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 via Mr. Gibson.
SWBAT: Rehearse Jazz Ensemble Music . (3rd period)
SWBAT: Practice beginning band instruments!(2nd)
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(All Classes)
SWBAT: practice piano fundamentals.(2nd period)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Class 9-19-17

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK. (3rd/4th period)
SWBAT Rehearse Marching Band Music!(4th period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Pep Band Music .(4th period)
SWBAT: Sight Read New Music( 3rd and 4th period)
SWBAT: Go over rules and regulations for each class period.
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 via Mr. Gibson.
SWBAT: Rehearse Jazz Ensemble Music . (3rd period)
SWBAT: Practice beginning band instruments!(2nd)
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(All Classes)
SWBAT: practice piano fundamentals.(2nd period)

Rehearsal Today until 6pm

Monday, September 18, 2017

Rehearsal Schedule This Week

Monday - rehearse until 6pm
Tuesday - rehearse until 6pm
Thursday - rehearse until 6pm
Friday - home football game report time is 6pm.  (full uniform)
Saturday - Competition at District III Stadium in Rock Hill SC. Call time is 8:30am(See more information about the competition below)

Class 9-18-17

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK. (3rd/4th period)
SWBAT Rehearse Marching Band Music!(4th period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Pep Band Music .(4th period)
SWBAT: Sight Read New Music( 3rd and 4th period)
SWBAT: Go over rules and regulations for each class period.
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 via Mr. Gibson.
SWBAT: Rehearse Jazz Ensemble Music . (3rd period)
SWBAT: Practice beginning band instruments!(2nd)
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(All Classes)
SWBAT: practice piano fundamentals.(2nd period)

Mrs. Zeccola's Email

Hello Band Families!

Band fees should be paid in full. All checks submitted for payment are payable to Forestview HS Band Boosters. Write "Band Dues" on the envelope. If you have financial questions, you can email Courtney Kaylor at forestviewbandtreasurer@gmail.com

Color guard members have received their uniform. Parents should submit a check or cash for $68.00  Write "Guard Uniform" on the envelope.

The $80 Bands Of America hotel and bus fee is due by Sept. 26th. Write "BOA" on the envelope. Please contact me ASAP if you would like to chaperone the BOA event. Chaperones can ride the bus for free and will receive an admittance ticket to the event ($27 value). Chaperones will need to be approved volunteers with Gaston County Schools. Hotel costs for chaperones are 4 per room=$28 per person. The hotel is under renovation. As more rooms become available, I might be able to book chaperones at 2 per room=$57 per person. Let me know your preference of # people in your room.  You may book your own room if you find availability. I will assign adults to rooms. Students will room with other students, not adults/parents/chaperones.

Winston Salem Hotel & Spa
3050 University PKWY
Winston-Salem, NC 27105-4230 US
+1 336 723 2911
info@winstonsalemhotelandspa.com

The Jaguar Classic will be October 7th. Each student will need 2 adults to volunteer on this day. Sign ups are on the whiteboard in the band room. If you did not attend the Sept. parent meeting, you will need to sign up this week for a job. If you need clarification about job descriptions, please see a Booster member or
Mr. Gibson. I will be in the band room Friday before and after the football game to answer any questions or help you select a job. I will also be there Saturday at 11:00 AM. We desperately need parents with trucks and trailers to help with this event.

The competition season begins next weekend!
There will be a home football game against Crest HS Friday at 7:30 PM . The band will be in full uniform! Students need to wear their show shirt, gym shorts (not cargo shorts), black socks, and band shoes. Students will perform the show during halftime. I need parents to help with drum major podiums during National Anthem and the halftime show. Also, I need parents to help remove props from the field after the performance. Please see me during the first quarter if you can help. I will be seated with the band. Kristie Tweed will contact you if you are signed up for snacks/drinks this weekend.

Mr. Gibson has posted the times for Olde English Festival of Bands this Saturday on the website. http://forestviewband.blogspot.com/
I need a parent with a truck and trailer or box truck to bring the props to the competition in Rock Hill. You will receive an admission ticket for your help. Please contact myself or Mr. Gibson immediately if you can assist. The buses will arrive around 12:30 PM at District 3 stadium in Rock Hill. If you can assist with getting props and front ensemble equipment on and off the field, find the band trailer (located on the opposite side of the stadium from car parking) at 1:30 PM. I will need 16-20 parents to assist.

I need 2 parents to ride the buses as chaperones on Saturday. You will receive admission to the event for chaperoning. Please let me know this week if you are interested. All chaperones need to be approved volunteers with Gaston Co. Schools.

Water bottles and sports drinks are needed for after school practices. Please send in donations to the band room any day of the week. Drinks are needed as early as Monday.

Please email me with any questions you have. Thank you everyone for pitching in to help make this an amazing marching season!

Kirstin Zeccola
FHS Band Booster President

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Olde English Competition 9-23-17

Report time for students is 8:30am

Bus leaves at 11:45am

Arrive at District III Stadium (Across from Winthrop University) in Rock Hill SC at 12:30pm 

We perform in Prelims at 2:30pm

Prelim Awards 5:30pm

If we make finals, they will announce our performance time at prelims.  ETA back to FHS is 11pm
If we do not make finals we will go out to dinner after prelims and return to FHS by 8pm


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Band Camp Rehearsal Saturday 9-16-17 8am - 6pm Lunch will be provided

Students,
This day has been blocked off since March.  Originally the 16th was fanfare until it was moved.  An updated schedule was handed out to the students during band camp reflecting this change.  This is a mandatory rehearsal.  Please make every effort to be here as we will continue to add to the marching show.  

Rehearsal Friday until 5pm

Rehearsal Tomorrow until 6pm

We are going outside during class today!

Class 9-13-17

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK. (3rd/4th period)
SWBAT Rehearse Marching Band Music!(4th period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Pep Band Music .(4th period)
SWBAT: Sight Read New Music( 3rd and 4th period)
SWBAT: Go over rules and regulations for each class period.
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 via Mr. Gibson.
SWBAT: Rehearse Jazz Ensemble Music . (3rd period)
SWBAT: Practice beginning band instruments!(2nd)
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(All Classes)
SWBAT: practice piano fundamentals.(2nd period)

Monday, September 11, 2017

Rehearsal Schedule This Week

Monday - NO PRACTICE AFTER SCHOOL
Tuesday Rehearse until 6pm
Thursday Rehearse until 6pm
Friday Rehearse until 5pm 
Saturday 9-16-17 - Rehearsal 8am - 6pm (boosters will provide lunch)

Class 9-11-17

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK. (3rd/4th period)
SWBAT Rehearse Marching Band Music!(4th period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Pep Band Music .(4th period)
SWBAT: Sight Read New Music( 3rd and 4th period)
SWBAT: Go over rules and regulations for each class period.
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 via Mr. Gibson.
SWBAT: Rehearse Jazz Ensemble Music . (3rd period)
SWBAT: Practice beginning band instruments!(2nd)
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(All Classes)
SWBAT: practice piano fundamentals.(2nd period)

Thursday, September 7, 2017

HW RECORDING FOR 3rd AND 4th PERIOD DUE MONDAY 9-11-17

Student HW Recording for 3rd and 4th period Band Due 9/11/17
Students will have to record the following passage from their music and email it to Mr. Gibson for a test grade. Students will have a week to complete and turn in. It will be due in class on Monday 9-11-17.  Please email your recordings to njgibson@gaston.k12.nc.us

4th Period Marching Band:

Flutes - Movement 2 D-E AND J-K
Clarinets -  Movement 1 D-E and Movement 2 D-E AND J-K
Saxophones - Movement 1 D-E and Movement 2 D-E AND J-K
Trumpets - Movement 1 D- E and Movement 2 E-G
Baritones - Movement 2 Measure before D - F
Mellophones - Movement E- H
Tubas - Movement 2 Measure before D -F
Front Ensemble - Movement 1 (ALL) (If recorded as a group you all will receive the same grade)
Drum Line - Movement 1 (ALL) (If recorded as a group you all will receive the same grade)
Guard - All of Movement 1 guard work (If recorded as a group you all will receive the same grade)

3rd Period Jazz Band:

Saxes- 25 6 to 4 (41-53)
Trombones- 25 6 to 4 (1-41)
Trumpets-25 6 to 4 (9-53)
Rhythm section - 25 6 to 4 (1-53)
ALL STUDENTS WILL HAVE TO IMPROVISE ON CONCERT Bb BLUES FOR 24 BARS 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHVxf2M20gQ (Blues Track)

Football Game Tomorrow Report Time is 6pm. (Summer Attire)

Class 9-7-17

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK. (3rd/4th period)
SWBAT Rehearse Marching Band Music!(4th period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Pep Band Music .(4th period)
SWBAT: Sight Read New Music( 3rd and 4th period)
SWBAT: Go over rules and regulations for each class period.
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 via Mr. Gibson.
SWBAT: Rehearse Jazz Ensemble Music . (3rd period)
SWBAT: Practice beginning band instruments!(2nd)
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(All Classes)
SWBAT: practice piano fundamentals.(2nd period)

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Football game at Ashbrook on Friday

Practice Tomorrow until 6pm

Music Rehearsal Inside Today No After School Practice

Class 9-6-17

SWBAT: WARM UP ON THEIR INSTRUMENT WITH THEIR BAND BOOK. (3rd/4th period)
SWBAT Rehearse Marching Band Music!(4th period)
SWBAT: Rehearse Pep Band Music .(4th period)
SWBAT: Sight Read New Music( 3rd and 4th period)
SWBAT: Go over rules and regulations for each class period.
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 via Mr. Gibson.
SWBAT: Rehearse Jazz Ensemble Music . (3rd period)
SWBAT: Practice beginning band instruments!(2nd)
SWBAT: Understand basic music theory.(All Classes)
SWBAT: practice piano fundamentals.(2nd period)