Instruments have arriveD!
Many of your instruments arrived today! So tomorrow we will deliver each of these instruments to you. Mr. Windsor is here to give you some tips.
Don't pack more than you can handle tomorrow
Students are going to be likely to want to carry their instruments home, or take them on the bus. They are of course encouraged to do so (unless they have tubas). But plan for it.
what if my instrument didn't arrive?
Then you didn't get your order completed in time. That's okay. Mr. Windsor is going into the city on Saturday.
If your student doesn't get their instrument on Friday morning, please call Long & McQuade when your student gets home.
Now That you have your instruments, what about jazz?
Students are encouraged to join the Jazz Band (sometimes called a Stage Band). Trumpet and trombone players are normal instruments in such a group, and flute players and clarinet players can learn saxophone as a secondary instrument in Jazz Band. NDC has these saxophones available for a very reduced rental cost of only $50 for the whole year. Aside from having the right instrument, there is no cost to being in Jazz Band.
We play rock, swing and latin music. Last year we played "Gimme Some Lovin'", "Everybody Have Fun Tonight", and "In the Mood" as examples. We'd love to have more Grade 7s join our group!
The Woodshedders, NDC's Jazz Band, rehearses on Wednesdays after school until 4:45 PM. If your students are also involved in after-school sports, we make arrangements so that they can keep both commitments.
If your student is interested in joining, please ask them to contact me on the Discord, or just bug me in class about it tomorrow!
When PowerSchool Fails, Discord Can Help
With Instruments come COncerts
Now that instruments are here, we'll be teaming up Grade 7s with older students to help them learn the basics. The only logical next step after that is for them to show you, the families, what they can do! More announcements about that will be coming soon.
Thank you For Your Support of Your StudentS!
We can't wait to start making music, thanks entirely to your support! God bless!
Mr. Windsor will provide you with some interesting hints, help, advice, and resources on this page.