IGLLS Band

MS Holiday Concert on Tuesday

Friday, December 7, 2018 by Tom Rutt | Uncategorized


 Our IGLLS Holiday Lunch Concert is Dec. 18 at 11:35. Come join us over your lunch hour.  The 6th grade band will also play at the MS Band Concert on Tuesday.  And remember our IGLLS Christmas Musical on Dec. 20.

Students are working hard on their Christmas book songs. The lunch concert should be a lot of fun.  They are also looking forward to the mini-pizzas afterwards. You may send in your suggested donation of $3 for the pizza with your band student on their lesson day. .  

th  Grade band is MONDAYTUESDAY, THURSDAY this week.  6  th  grade band is M,W,F

Good Lessons this week/Strong Foundations Honor Band

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by Tom Rutt | Uncategorized


Good lessons this past week. Everyone is getting things ready for our holiday concerts. Our IGLLS Holiday Lunch Concert is Dec. 18 at 11:35. Come join us over your lunch hour.  The 6th grade band will also play at the MS Band Concert on Dec. 11.  And remember our IGLLS Christmas Musical on Dec. 20.

Congratulations to Sylvia Ruden, Addie Newton and Conner Essick on being selected for the Strong Foundations Honor  Band in Sioux City on January 7th. They will rehearse that day and present a concert that night.  

th  Grade band is TUESDAY this week.  6  th  grade band is M,W,F

Warm ups

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by Tom Rutt | Uncategorized

As we get back into our routine next week, I wanted to remind all of you to remember to warm up before you work on your lessons. Warm ups in band are just like warm ups in any physical activity. You need to gently get into your practicing with long tones and songs that you know. This helps to get the fingers and embouchrure (the way you hold your mouth) working together. 

You are always assigned warm ups at your lesson but as I've also been known to say, if you want to play something different for your warm up, that's ok too. Brass players are always encouraged to do lip slurs. You can find those on a few of your lesson pages at the top. Or look in the back of your book at the "Excellerators" pages. 

Have fun practicing!


Mr. Rutt