• Woodwind Mentorship Program – My undergrad alma mater, Slippery Rock University, has reached out to me for a new program they are holding.  Starting in September, SRU Music Ed Majors will be offering virtual coaching sessions to any Woodwind student (brass gets their turn in the spring).  Essentially, they are offering free, private, virtual lessons.  There are 5 spots available in this mentorship program, so I’m taking it on a first come, first serve basis.  This is a big deal folks, and could really benefit any of our striving woodwind players who’d like a private teacher.  It’s open to all grades 9-12.  Shoot me an email if you want one of the 5 spots!
  • Marching Band Practice Plan – This is a repeat announcement, but just to make sure everyone understands we will be having marching band conditioning sessions twice a week when school starts.  They will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45pm to 5:15pm.  Students will attend on whatever day they come to school (AA students come on Tues, BB students come on Thurs).  It will consist of marching basics and stand tune practice.  This will help us greatly when spring marching season comes along, and we can just jump right into it.
  • Fall Plans – By this time, everyone should have selected which learning option they are choosing for the fall.  If you chose Virtual Virginia, please let me know so I can keep you on my rosters in band.  You’ll be able to view all assignments we do in class, I just can’t give you a grade for them.  In addition, VV students CAN still be in marching band.  Please don’t let months go by without keeping music in your lives!