Valley Center Instrumental Music

VCIS 5th & 6th instrumental music

 

 

Welcome to the Valley Center Intermediate

5th & 6th Grade Band Section.

 

This page will

contain information pertaining to

the 5th & 6th Grade Programs of

the Valley Center Instrumental Music Program.

 

VCIS 5th Grade Band

  

 

  • VCIS 5th Instrument Try-Outs Tuesday, Aug. 22nd- Monday, Aug. 28th during Band Class Times. 
  • Monday, Aug. 28th- VCIS 5th Grade Band Instrument Display 5-7pm.
  • Tuessday, Aug. 29th- VCIS 5th Grade Band Instrument Display 5-7pm.
This past week, 5th grade students had the opportunity to try out four different instruments (flute, clarinet, trumpet, and trombone) that they may want to consider playing in band. Students should have brought home a piece of paper with their top two choices circled. If students circled clarinet as a top choice, they might also want to think about saxophone. We also have French horn (similar to trumpet) and baritone (similar to trombone) as available options. Percussion (bells and snare drum) tryouts are currently going on for students who are interested in that particular section. Due to the large numbers of students interested in that section, we unfortunately have to limit the number of students who start on percussion. Students who go through that try-out process and are recommended for that section will have their name posted on a list by this afternoon outside of the VCIS band room.

Senseney Music will be at VCIS in the band room from 5:00-7:00 on Monday, Aug. 28th and Tuesday, Aug. 29th to give parents an opportunity to rent or buy an instrument, book, and all the supplies needed for each specific instrument. They will have pricing information, payment options, and instruments there for you to look at and take home that evening. It's come and go, so you don't need to be there the full time.

We will be holding a brief meeting for parents at 5:00 and 6:00 in the cafeteria on both Monday and Tuesday to answer any questions about the rental process and joining band. We will have some paperwork for parents, as well as our 2017-2018 concert dates. Last year we started approximately 120 5th graders, and we look forward to another large class this year! Jan Verboom and Amanda Jolly co-teach all 5th-12th grade band classes in the district, and we have approximately 450 band students, so should you decide to join band, you are becoming a member of a large musical family!


We look forward to seeing many students and parents Monday or Tuesday! Please let us know if you have any questions!

Jan Verboom Amanda Jolly

Jan.verboom@usd262.net Amanda.jolly@usd262.net

   

       

Busy & Exciting Times at VCIS with 5th Grade Instrument Try-Outs !!

Thanks to Mr. Greg Lehr, VCIS, & Senseney Music !!

 

The Method Book for VCIS 5th & 6th Grade Band Students is Traditions Of Excellence. It can be purchased at Senseney Music in Wichita.  

 


Monday-Friday 5th Grade Band Schedule:

  • 5th Grade Purple Band Time 1:43 –2:25pm full band (Jones, Duron, Koehn, and Jackson). 

  • 5th Grade Gold Band Time 2:30 -3:08pm full band (Remington, Wilcox, Buchta, and Fonseca). 

 

2017-2018 VCIS 5th & 6th Grade Concert Dates & Events:

  • 5th Grade Instrument Try-Outs for all students: Aug. 22nd-25th (During 5th Grade Band Time)
  • 5th Grade Instrument Displays: Aug.28th  (5-7:00pm) or Aug. 29th (5-6:30pm) Intermediate School Band Room.
  • 5th/6th Grade Band Concert Tuesday, Nov. 2nd in the VCIS Gym. Concert 7:00pm-Report Time for Students 6:30pm.
  • 5th/6th Grade Band Concert Tuesday, March 6th. Times same as Nov. 2nd.
  • VC District Mass Band Concert @ VCHS Monday, May 7th. Concert 8pm-Student Report Time 7:30pm

Concert performance attendance is mandatory to receive credit. Proper Attire For Concerts:

  • Young Gentlemen- Ties, Dress Slacks, & Shirt. NO TENNIS SHOES OR JEANS.
  • Young Ladies- Dress, Dress Slacks, or Skirt with  Nice Shirt or Blouse, Nice Shoes. NO FLIP FLOPS !!

Any concerns or questions must be communicated to Jolly or Verboom before the evening of the concert. 

2017-2018 VC BAND Performances & Events for all VCHS, VCMS, & VCIS are now posted in the Calendar Section of the Website.

Sources of Information regarding the Valley Center Band Program:

 

  • VC Band Website: Valley Center Instrumental Music Website 
  • Facebook: Valley Center High School Band, Valley Center Colorguard, VCHS Drumline
  • Parent Portal through Infinite Campus
  • Google Classroom Pages 

 

Here are a few practice tips:  

  • Practice the assignment given every week in band.
  • Practice alone using a steady tempo, then work into playing with the CD.
  • Practice with a friend or group of friends (this is more fun anyway!)
  • Put on a “concert” for your parents, grandparents, aunts & uncles, and neighbors!
  • Have your student show YOU how to play. 

 

5th Grade Band Assestments of Progress:

5th Grade Band Students receive Grades of Progress for their participation in the 5th Grade Band Program. These are to inform the parents and students of  student progress with the basic concepts of playing a musical instrument.

Concepts such as Embouchure, Body Position of holding an instrument, Breath Support, and Tone Quality are covered as assessments of student progress. Other categories include Note Reading, Rhythm, along with Evidence of Practice and Class Participation/Attendance with Instrument and Book.

The evaluations are to serve as a source of information and the grades are not part of the students overall student grade. The full report of a student's grades are on Parent Portal as part of the Infinite Campus Grade Program.

5th Grade Band Jazz Improve Recording

VCIS 6th Grade Band

 

12:53-1:33 6th Grade Band Class

2017-2018 VCIS 5th & 6th Grade Concert Dates & Events:

  • 5th Grade Instrument Try-Outs for all students: Aug. 22nd-25th (During 5th Grade Band Time)
  • 5th Grade Instrument Displays: Aug.28th  (5-7:00pm) or Aug. 29th (5-6:30pm) Intermediate School Band Room.
  • 5th/6th Grade Band Concert Tuesday, Nov. 2nd in the VCIS Gym. Concert 7:00pm-Report Time for Students 6:30pm.
  • 5th/6th Grade Band Concert Tuesday, March 6th. Times same as Nov. 2nd.
  • VC District Mass Band Concert @ VCHS Monday, May 7th. Concert 8pm-Student Report Time 7:30pm

Concert performance attendance is mandatory to receive credit. Proper Attire For Concerts:

  • Young Gentlemen- Ties, Dress Slacks, & Shirt. NO TENNIS SHOES OR JEANS.
  • Young Ladies- Dress, Dress Slacks, or Skirt with  Nice Shirt or Blouse, Nice Shoes. NO FLIP FLOPS !!

Any concerns or questions must be communicated to Jolly or Verboom before the evening of the concert. 

2017-2018 VC BAND Performances & Events for all VCHS, VCMS, & VCIS are now posted in the Calendar Section of the Website.

Sources of Information regarding the Valley Center Band Program: 

  • VC Band Website: Valley Center Instrumental Music Website 
  • Facebook: Valley Center High School Band, Valley Center Colorguard, VCHS Drumline
  • Parent Portal through Infinite Campus
  • Google Classroom Pages