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)

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

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)

Band Parent Meeting Tonight at 6pm. Please be in Attendance.

Class 9-5-17

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)

Friday, September 1, 2017

AS OF RIGHT NOW REPORT TIME IS 6pm FOR TONIGHTS GAME IF ANYTHING CHANGES STUDENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED IN 4th PERIOD

Class 9-1-17

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)