CTW Band/Orchestra/Percussion Announcements

Purchase your Formal Attire now:
All classes, all ensembles., Now is the time to make sure you have the attire for the Performance
Formal Attire: Black dress pants, black dress socks, black dress shoes, white long sleeved dress shirt, black bow tie, black cummerbund:  Girls:  Black formal dress.  
8th graders may wear a red, green, blue, yellow dress shirt.  Girls:  red, green, blue, yellow, silver, gold black dress.

Refreshments, snack assignments coming

Winter Concert – December 5, 2021
All grades, all classes, all ensembles are participating.  It is a special event where students showcase their hard work in learning and practicing to the entire Chaminade community! 



Past CTW:

Being on Time anywhere.
Concert Band is doing really well at being on time.  Only 5 students are usually tardy.  Remember to set a goal window of leaving the house so you can be on time wherever you go.

Students are being given "mini lessons" at flipgrid.com

Students should practice their music to be ready for the performances. 

Students are randomly being chosen to record a flip grid, which is like a mini lesson covering about 2 measures. 

Regarding Recording Classes for Band Potato YouTube

Does anyone have any issue with me posting a class performance practice on Band Potato YouTube which is social media?  Call me around 5:15 pm M-F or email.

Take home Practice binder

Students are allowed and encouraged to take their personal band view binder home to practice. Just don't forget to bring it back to class.

Thank you Homecoming Volunteers for helping Friday the 17th to make our Popcorn/Snowcone Booth a success.  I can always use volunteers in the Band Room.  Please send me an email if you would like to help out and what times you are available: csnyder@chaminade.org

Practice Practice Practice

Students should practice at home the music they have played in class and practice the music that is coming up next. (next page or a piece of music of their choosing)

Every student should be bringing their instrument home and practicing what we are playing in class in order to improve musically and mentally.

Help your child set up a consistent practicing schedule.

Everybody should be practicing a minimum of 10-15 min/day for best success.

Everyone should have their books, music stand and instruments by now. Kaye's Music Scene knows exactly what books we are using.  Let him know you are from Chaminade, what grade you are in and what classes you are planning on being in.  He knows what you will need.


Kaye’s Music Scene

19369 Victory Blvd.

Tarzana, CA 91335

6th grade: Yamaha Band Student Book, Rhythm Spectrum, Theory book 1

7th grade: Warm-ups and Beyond, Rhythm Spectrum,  Theory Book 2 (depending on student level)

8th grade: Pop Music Book, Rhythm Spectrum,  Theory Book 3 (depending on student level)

Concert Band: Step by Step

Jazz Band: Jazz Ensemble Method

Orchestra/ Strings: Elements For Strings
Binders are provided for every student in every class with sheet protectors and music already added into the binder.  All students have a band locker that they have selected.  
Intro 6th grade: students have a binder, instrument and music stand to use at home

If you would like more information Call Ms. Snyder

310 200 6756 preferably after 4:30 pm

Looking to rent/buy an instrument.  Main brand to get is Yamaha.

Clarinets can also get "buffet" R13, Trumpets can also get "Bach"

Flutes "Gemeinhardt"
Those companies specialize in those particular instruments.

Thank you Lena for helping me with the CTW.
Thank you Toth, Gefsky and Sume families for giving me times they can volunteer.  

Links to Band/Orchestra Flyers for Interested parents/students

Advantages of Band
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Materials Needed
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Concert Band
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Parent Checklist
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During School Classes
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Music Information
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All Instrumental, Rhythm and Theory Books can be purchased at Kaye's Music Scene on the corner of Victory and Tampa 818 881 5566