Students have until Jan. 13th to schedule any missing lessons from 1st semester. Recording assignments are no longer accepted.
SCIBA Honor Band
Congratulations to students who were accepted into the 2023 SCIBA Honor Band. They put on a fantastic performance last Saturday, at Ankeny High School. A formal press release can be found HERE.
Solo & Ensemble Festivals
The Urbandale Solo and Ensemble Festival will be held on Feb. 9th at UHS and Feb. 18th at Perry High School. ALL STUDENTS are expected to perform at BOTH events.
Participating students should have already completed the following tasks:
- Order their official copy of the music from Rieman’s or another music outlet.
- Check the posted accompanist rehearsal schedule for assigned rehearsal times on Jan. 22, Jan. 29, and Feb. 5.
- Soloists should have weekly lessons with band staff or a private teacher.
Band Summit – Saturday, Jan. 28
The 13th Annual Band Summit will include all band students in grades 7 – 12. The day will start at 8:00 a.m. for high school students. It will include sectionals with local professionals and a full group clinic rehearsal in the morning. The afternoon will include high school bands serving as mentors and teachers for younger band students. The day will include a pizza lunch at noon and a public performance at 3:00 PM. The concert will feature joint performances with UMS & UHS students together.
A detailed schedule for the day will be published HERE. The pizza lunch will be provided by the Performing Arts Booster Club. The concert will be free. Thank you to our volunteers who have signed up to help serve at this event! It’s a great opportunity to meet the next generation of J-Hawk Band members.
Photos for Band Summit
If you have photos that might be perfect for the Band Summit video, please email or provide a link to Mr. Doggett by January 17, 2023 for possible inclusion.
Tallcorn Jazz Festival – Friday, Feb. 17th
All three jazz band will perform at the Tallcorn Jazz Festival on Friday, Feb. 17th. This date has changed since our calendar was released. The performances will take place during the day. Students will be dismissed from class. An itinerary will be posted HERE as soon as we received our assigned performance times.
Southern California Family Meeting – Monday, Feb. 27th
We will have a meeting for all students and family attending our Southern California Tour on Monday, Feb. 27th from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM in the band room. Be aware – this is the same night as UHS conferences (Feb. 23 and 27). A meeting slideshow/materials will be shared for families who are unable to attend.