Last Week of Lessons/Lunch Concerts Dec. 17/18/Strong Foundations Honor Band

Saturday, December 7, 2019 by Tom Rutt | Uncategorized

This will be the last week of lessons before the holidays. We'll be working on the Christmas books to get the songs ready for the lunch concerts which are next Tuesday (Dec. 17) for the IGLLS students and Wednesday(Dec 18) for the Sacred Heart students.  

Congratulations to Mary, Hadley, Tucker and Owen for being selected for the Strong Foundations 6th Grade Honor Band. The two honor bands will perform on Jan. 23 at East High School in Sioux City. 6th grade students also should look over the band solos from Mrs.Boyens and select the one they will perform at the MS Solo Festival on Feb. 25.

5th Grade band is TUESDAY/THURSDAY AT THE MS. 6th grade band at the MS on Wed/Fri.

Here's wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,

Mr. Rutt

Lessons on Monday, Tuesday

Saturday, November 23, 2019 by Tom Rutt | Uncategorized

We've started working on our Christmas books for the Holiday Lunch Concerts. Just like all music, work on it slowly to figure things out and then as you become more comfortable, you can play it faster if you like.  Play the ones you like for your parents.  It's a fun way to share your music. 

Parents, grandparents and friends are welcome to come listen to your lunch concert. Make sure it's on your calendar at home.

Check the lessons schedule as the Wed/Thurs lessons have been put into Monday or Tuesday.

5th Grade band is TUESDAY AT THE MS. 6th grade band at the MS on Monday.

Happy Thanksgiving,

Mr. Rutt

Nice Concert 5th Grade Band!

Saturday, November 16, 2019 by Tom Rutt | Uncategorized

A "Well Done" to our 5th grade band students!  The rehearsal on Thursday went very well and I've heard many good compliments about the band concert.  We know start preparing for our Holiday Lunch Concerts.  Work on the selected songs playing the  melody.  6th grade students may also try some of the harmony lines (B,C, D).  As the holidays approach, it's  important to keep up or get back to a practice routine on your instruments.  Remember to write down your practice time and practice it until it sounds good.

5th Grade band is TUESDAY/THURSDAY AT THE MS. 6th grade band at the MS on Wednesday and Friday.

Have a good week,

Mr. Rutt