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Welcome to the Bearcat Band!

   We’re so excited to have all of our incoming 6th graders joining the Pilot Point Band Program! Here you will find all information and updates for the beginning band classes. The 6th grade band class is divided into 5 separate 45-minute classes every day, each taught by one of the Pilot Point band directors. Classes are assigned as follows:

 

   Each class meets for 45 minutes to introduce and begin learning the basics of music and their instrument, including how to read music, rhythms, assembly of their instruments, and the beginning performance technique for their instrument. Once the students have a firm foundation to playing their instrument, we will begin combining classes occasionally to prepare for concert performances and special events. During these rehearsals, students will be able to put everything they have learned individually towards performing with a full concert band!

   Below you will find any announcements for students and parents, as well as any resourceful links. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can’t wait for an incredible school year with our new band students!

Sincerely,

Leah Cobb, Dan Balkema, Brenna Gournay

Directors of Pilot Point Bands

Class B:

Flutes- Mrs. Cobb

Low Brass- Ms. Gournay

Class A:

Clarinets- Mrs. Cobb

Trumpets- Mr. Balkema

Percussion- Ms. Gournay

Important Dates:

  • Tuesday May 7th, MS end of year concert

  • May 29-31st, MS band camp

Need to order Band Supplies? Click Here!

News:

  • The Pride of Texas Music Festival was a success! Our 6th received a first division and a trophy! 6th grade students also performed well at our solo and ensemble contest. Awards will be passed out at our concert on May 7th.

  • Our end of year concert is set for May 9th. We will send an email soon with lots of information about the concert.

  • Have you raised money through band fundraisers this year? Use that money towards your band fee! If you do not know you balance for your band account, please email bgournay@pilotpointisd.com for all information.

6th Grade Solos

Band Trip Music

Join Our Remind Texts!

Click the link in the title above OR

Send the message ppms6band to the number 81010.

CLEAN YOUR INSTRUMENT!

 

 Have you forgotten how to clean your instrument? Follow along with the video for your instrument:

Flute

Clarinet

Trumpet

Trombone

Baritone & Tuba

Band Games!

Note Naming- Practice reading notes and spelling out words! Choose from Bass Clef or Treble Clef!

Treble Clef Word Warrior- Name the word that the music spells. Miss and you'll lose points!

Bass Clef Word Warrior- Name the word that the music spells. Miss and you'll lose points!

Rhythm Basketball- Name the correct beats in each note, and take a shot for the hi-score!

Rhythm Millionaire- Do the math for the number of rhythms, and win  the jackpot!

Have YOU logged into Charms Yet?

    Visit Charmsoffice.com to check you contact information, student info, and any of your student's money fundraised through band! Simply login with the following info:

1.Select the "Login" button in the top right corner

2. Select "Parents/Students" from the drop-down list

School Code: ppband

Student Area Password: Student Lunch Number(your child knows it)

    After your first login, you will be asked to change the password. Please choose a password that you and your student will remember. They will need access to this page through middle school and high school band!

If you cannot log into your account, please email jdonnelly@pilotpointisd.com for troubleshooting.

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