• Welcome to Band at KV!

    Any student that currently plays the oboe, flute clarinet, saxophone, French horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion (or who would like to learn how to do so) is encouraged to join! Band is a great way to try something new, challenge yourself, get involved, and meet new friends.  Students can start at any time, in any grade…it’s never too late!!

     

     

    Rehearsals: Large group practices are held before school beginning at around 7:40 (or as soon as you can get here.) Mr.  Verdeur will be your homeroom teacher on the days you have band and will take attendance. The schedule is as follows:

            6th grade - Mondays and Wednesdays

            7th and 8th grade combined- Tuesdays and Thursdays

            Advanced Jazz Band (by audition)- Fridays

     

     

    Lessons: Lessons take place once per week on a rotating basis. A lesson schedule is posted daily on the white board in the band room.

     

    Concerts: 

    Tuesday 12/11/18 - Winter Concert

    Tuesday 5/28/19 - Spring Concert

    Both performances begin at 7:00 p.m. and will take place at Keith Valley. Please be here by 6:30 p.m.

     

    Some things we will be working on:

    -  proper posture

    -  proper embouchure and articulation

    - blending with sections of the band

    - new rhythmic patterns

    - new keys

    - major and minor scales

    - sight-reading

    - musicality

    - becoming great musicians!

     Jim Verdeur

    jverdeur@hatboro-horsham.org

    215-420-5066 - classroom phone