Summer Band Has Grown!
As compared to last year, it looks as though we have a lot more involvement with the summer band which means; we will have enough students to have two bands!! This summer we will have an upper and lower level band, allowing our younger students to feel more comfortable in a smaller band with students close to their age and gives them the chance to play music closer to their ability.
Where Do I Go When I Arrive?
When you arrive for camp, please come to the high school band room on the south side of the building (Ken Berry side). You will see multiple sets of class doors and windows which is the band room and will be labeled with USD 437 Summer Band signs so that you know you have the right place. Once you enter the band room you will see multiple sets of tables for check-in. Here, students will be directed where to go. The upper-level band will be in the orchestra room, the lower-level band will be in the band room.
Students Needing Instruments
Upon check-in each table will have a summer band roster and a list of names of students needing instruments. If your son/daughter needs an instrument, please let the student helper know and we will see to it that you son/daughter is taken care of. If your son/daughter plays percussion we will supply sticks and mallets for them. However, if you son/daughter is in, 6th grade and has their own bell set, we encourage you to bring it so we can ensure every student is playing something.
Last, summer band starts at 9:00am, but we encourage everyone to show up early so that way we can start as close to 9:00am as possible. If you have any question feel free to call or e-mail one of the directors. We again thank you for your support and look forward to hosting your son/daughter, we hope that you have a wonderful holiday, see you all next week!!!
Here are the original recordings/videos of the music we are playing for the 2014 British Vanguards show. Listen, study, and adapt to your parts! \
Queen -- Bohemian Rhapsody
The Rolling Stones -- Start Me Up
Pink Floyd -- Us and Them
The Beatles -- Back in the USSR
The Beatles -- Hard Day's Night
The Who -- Pinball Wizard
Dear new parents;
Welcome to the Washburn Rural Band Program! We are happy you joined us and want you to feel welcomed and informed. There is a LOT of important information you and your child will need to know throughout the year. We are aiming to have any and ALL information available on this website, and this page will serve as a guide to help you through the process.
Also posted under the "Band Forms" main menu item
The 2014-2015 Band Calendar has been finalized and is ready for download. For now, this is the only updated copy on the website. We will have the Google Calendar updated, as well as the "Printable PDF" link fixed ASAP. Enjoy!