Gregory Erskine » Band Welcome Page

Band Welcome Page

WELCOME TO PARRAS BAND
Welcome To Parras Band
 
Parents, please take a moment to fill out this google form so I can keep you informed throughout the year about band events.
 
On the left side of this page you can click to download the 2018/19 Band Packet.  It will also go home with students on their first day of school.  This packet explains the band program/ grading system/ practice cards/ etc.

BAND EVENTS

Date

Event

Bands Involved

Details

9/28/18

RUHS Football Game

8th Graders

8th Grade students from all bands perform during the halftime of an RUHS Football game.  5:30pm call time at RUHS Bandroom

*10/25/18

Spooktacular Concert

All Bands

Attendance Required

5:30pm call time.  Concert 6-7:30pm

11/16/18

Turkey Bowl

Pep Band

In School Performance During Football Assembly

12/??/18

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Jazz Band

Jazz Band students will perform at the Redondo Beach Tree Lighting Ceremony in front of city hall

*12/06/18 

Winter Concert

All Bands

Attendance Required

5:30pm call time.  Concert 6-7:30pm

3/1/19

Festival/ Knott’s Berry Farm

Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Chamber Winds, Jazz Band

All day event.  More info will be sent home in November

4/25/19

Open House

Pep Band & 5th Grade Band Students

Students perform before open house on the upper deck

*5/23/19

Spring Concert

All Bands

Attendance Required

5:30pm call time.  Concert 6-7:30pm

*5/24/19

In School Performance

All Bands

All students perform during an in school addembly

 
       
 
MR ERSKINE

GRADING POLICY

25% Practice Cards (turned in the 1st Monday of each month)

50% Daily Participation (having instrument, music, and pencil)

25% Attendance at concerts and after school rehearsals

 

Practice cards are a method for tracking student practice.  They help to keep students organized, manage their time, and hold them accountable for their practice.

 

Blank practice cards will be given to students, and are also available on the Parras Band website.  Students must log their practice minutes onto a practice card everyday.  This card must be completed, signed by an adult, and submitted to me on the first monday of every month.  

 

Jazz Band & Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble students must log a total of 10 hours a month (around 20min/day)

Symphonic Band/ Concert Band students must log a total of 7.5 hours a month 

(around 15min/day)

 

Students are encouraged to practice everyday rather than cramming once a week. Pep band and after school rehearsals will count towards regular practice time.  Private lessons will count towards double (For example, a 30 minute lesson once a week equals 2 hours a month x2 = 4 hours a month).  Extra credit will be awarded for exceeding the required time.

BANDS OF PARRAS

Concert Band

Consists mostly of students who have been playing from 0-2 Years

Symphonic Band

Consists mostly of students who have been playing from 0-2 Years

Wind Ensemble

Consists mostly of students who have been playing from 1-3 Years

Wind Symphony

Consists mostly of students who have been playing from 3-4 Years

Chamber Winds

Consists mostly of students who have been playing from 3-4 Years

Jazz Band

Small group of students who have proven to be outstanding on their instrument.  Consists mostly of 8th graders.

 

Pep Band

Tutorial class offered only to students enrolled in band.  Any band student may participate.  This group plays fun pop music that is not typically played during regular band classes.  Students receive credit on their practice cards for rehearsing with this group.