Horace W. Porter

Middle School Music: Concert Band

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Photo from Timothy Edwards Middle School, May 2019
Fantastic Festivals Music Adjudication

Middle School Concert Band:

**Helpful Information for Students & Parents - click to view. Due Monday Sept 2 (mini-lessons), all other tasks due by Sunday September 8, 2019. This document contains information on everything you need to know about middle school band at Porter school.  

Check out our MS music weekly newsletter for parents and students.

Summer Band Packet for incoming 5th grade students! Click here to access.

Save the date! (click the link to the left for more information)
2019-20 concert dates

Winter: Thursday December 19, 2019
Spring: Tuesday May 19, 2020
Concert dateates were posted to this website on June 10, 2019.
Winter Concert Date was updated and emailed to parents on September 30, 2019.
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What is SeeSaw? Check out this 2 minutes video click here  Here is a great link with videos tutorials explaining different ways to practice at home to make practice time more effective. 

A List of tips and suggestions as to what students should be practicing to count as practice log time at home.
For Parents: Helping your child practice suggestions

Resources for practicing:

Download free fun songs for all band instruments here

Video Tutorial for all instruments - How to make your practice time at home more effective! 

Band Fingering Charts

Concert Bb Major Scale

Trumpet Lip Slur

Online Metronome

Adding or Dropping Middle School Band at Porter School 

Add/drop parent/student letter 2019-2020   updated October 2019

ALL STUDENTS were asked to please have a parent or guardian sign and return this letter. Students received a hard paper copy of the above linked letter on October 18th, in class.

Band Drop Form * Please note a meeting must be scheduled with parents and Ms. Stolarun before any request will be approved.

The next drop date is after our 12/19/19 concert, and ends 1/17/2020

The final drop date after this time is the end of the school year. 

Any student who wishes to add band to their schedule should speak to Ms. Stolarun.

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