Elizabeth Pinkerton Middle School
Performing Arts Department
7th Grade Beginning Band
Terms 1 – 4 –2019-2020
Director: Mrs. Jaime Mangonon
Candidate Teacher: Mr. Andy La
COHS Director: Mr. Mike Mangonon
COHS Asst. Director: Ms. Bethany Moslen
Elk Grove Unified School District will provide a learning community that challenges ALL students to realize their greatest potential. Furthermore, Wolfpack Music exists to develop Student Musicians of Excellence and the Highest Character.
Academic Excellence – Personal Character – Civic Responsibility
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
The Visual and Performing Arts Institute is designed to provide students who have a strong desire and motivation in the arts with concentrated and focused study in a variety of Arts disciplines. The Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Institute provides an atmosphere that fosters interdisciplinary connections found among all areas of artistic expression. Arts Institute students share experiences that recognize and value cultural diversity of artistic expression, and that nurture community within the arts. Arts Institute students also complete coursework outside their major area of interest, engage in community service that supports the Arts, and they maintain high academic standards. Students in the Arts Institute have access to career and college guidance and support in their regular academic classes.
This course is designed to expose students to the beginning concepts and skills of instrumental music performance in a group setting. Students will learn the fundamentals of proper tone production and ensemble playing. In addition, special emphasis will be given to the art and practice of critical listening and writing using the vocabulary of music. Band works from a wide variety of historical styles and genres will be blended to give the students a broad experience of the literature. Additional performances will give students opportunities to extend their learning and artistic experience. Method Books used: Essential Elements 2000, Book 1 & 2.
Students will be able to:
Letter grades will be given on the basis of (point totals in these areas will denote grade):
EXPECTATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
The Instructor, Mrs. Mangonon (Mrs. Mango) will be prepared for each class, and will have materials and assignments organized prior to class meeting. She will provide a safe environment for each student to learn and to realize his/her full potential. Lastly, Mrs. Mango will model, adhere to, and actively teach the Core Values listed here.
No one lives in isolation. Rather, we all live in community. This means that we all need to learn to live in harmony together as we journey through life. One way to do this is to diligently follow and adhere to these simple, yet profound rules of the Bandroom (and of life). (Please refer to the Student Handbook for an exhaustive list of behavioral expectations.)
Performances are mandatory, as this is a performing arts class and performance is necessary for completion of class requirements. Band is also very team-based, and it is necessary that each member be present for the team to succeed. In other words, every student matters, and we need you!
We will have a performance near the end of each term, so please pay close attention to these dates and mark them on your calendar now. All concerts this year will be held in the EPMS MP Room with the exception of our May Concert. Students will be required to dress nicely and uniformly (black slacks and shoes, white dress shirt/blouse). Concerts are free and are open to the public; however, donations are always accepted and encouraged!
7th GRADE BAND CONCERT & EVENT SCHEDULE
*End of the Year Concert is combined with COHS Bands and is usually about 2+ hours in length. Please plan in advance.
Unlike any other elective class offered at Pinkerton, Band is a year-long class, meeting all 4 terms in some way. During Terms 1 and 3, band will meet during your “Elective Block” in the regular school day. During Terms 2 and 4, band will meet during “Zero Period”, which begins at 7am and gets out at 8:10am. We do not have Zero Period on Wednesdays due to the “Late Start Wednesday” schedule. We believe strongly in this model as it allows for the most continuous growth as you continue playing all year long, yet allows for students to participate in other electives during the year. Band is a year-long commitment, so plan ahead for Zero Period during Terms 2 and 4, and work out carpools if rides are an issue. I will have a schedule for Zero Period Classes before Term 2 begins on October 15.
Studies show that students who study music (and other arts) are more likely to be successful in life…more able to achieve higher scores on standardized tests; more able to think critically and creatively; more apt to achieve their goals and dreams. The study of music makes us better students – better teachers – better citizens, and the skills and knowledge gained through performing arts such as vocal music enable every student to grow to his/her fullest potential FOR LIFE, not just for music. In short, Band will enrich your life!
Jaime Mangonon, Band Room; email: firstname.lastname@example.org (please allow 24 hours for a reply); phone: 916-683-7680, ext. 31920 to leave a voicemail on band office phone.
See below for the complete EPMS 2019-2020 Band and Choir Performance Calendar.
EPMS 7th and 8th Grade Concert Performance and Event Calendar 2019-2020
Term 1 Concerts:
Tuesday, October 1, EPMS 7th Grade Concert @ EPMS 7pm
Wednesday, October 2, EPMS 8th Grade Concert @ COHS PAC 7pm
Term 2 Concerts:
Tuesday, December 10- EPMS 7th Grade Concert @ EPMS 7pm
Thursday, December 12 EPMS 8th Grade Concert @ COHS PAC 7pm
Term 3 Concerts:
Wednesday, March 4 – EPMS 7th Grade Concert @ EPMS 7pm
Tuesday, March 3 - EPMS 8th Grade Concert @ COHS PAC 7pm
Saturday, March 7 - Middle School Band Festival (8th Grade Band) Sheldon High School, time TBA
Term 4 Concerts:
Tuesday, April 28, Platinum Paw Ceremony, 8th Grade Concert Band, @ EPMS 5-7pm
Wednesday, May 20 – End of the Year Concert #1 – 8th Grade Band + CO Jazz and Orchestra @ COHS PAC 7pm
Thursday, May 21 - End of the Year Concert #2 – All Vocal 7-12 @ COHS PAC 7pm
Friday, May 22 - End of the Year Concert #3 – 7th Grade Band + CO Bands @ COHS PAC 7pm
Friday, May 29 – 8th Grade Promotion – Perform for all 3 Promotion Ceremonies @ COHS Gym 8am-2pm
(more details to come)
Marching Wolves Events (All 8th Grade Band Members are the Marching Wolves plus Colorguard)
Friday, October 11, Marching Wolves play at COHS Football Game @ COHS 4:30-9pm
Saturday, May 2, Western Festival Parade, Marching Wolves, time TBA (usually 8:30am-11am)
Thursday, May 7, Spring Art Showcase, Marching Wolves @ EPMS 6-8pm
Saturday, May 9, Vallejo Band Festival, Marching Wolves, $ time TBA (usually 6am-1pm)
Other EPMS/COHS Wolfpack VAPA Events:
Most performances take place at the COHS Performing Arts Center (PAC) located on the north east corner of COHS.
*Black Box Theatre is located just south of the PAC with the entrance on Wolfpack Lane.
$ indicates that you have to pay to purchase a ticket.