5th Grade Instrument Choice Nights Are Here!!
This is a chance for students to become part of a long standing tradition of excellence by becoming a part of the band program at Mary Lillard Intermediate School. Everyone is starting from the beginning so no experience is necessary.
5th grade students who are interested in choosing Band as their elective during their 6th grade year at Lillard
Interested students will have the opportunity to try all of the band instruments with the help of a band director. We will help guide each student to the instrument that they will be most successful at playing and will enjoy playing.
Many factors go into choosing the best instrument, including physical characteristics such as hand size and height. We want you to choose the instrument you will be most successful with!
Please note that certain instruments are very limited either due to instrument availability or size restrictions. These instruments include Saxophone, French Horn, and Percussion among others. Students will be placed on a first come, first served basis. Once these instruments fill up, they will not be available for anyone who may try out afterwards.
**Each time slot has limited availability, so the time slots are on a first-come, first-served basis. A Parent or Guardian MUST be present!**
A Note about trying Percussion (Drums, Mallet Instruments, etc)
If your student is interested in playing percussion, a Pre-Screening assessment will be done to determine eligibility. We will only administer the Percussion Pre-Screen if you select "Yes" to an interest in Percussion in this sign-up. Only those who have done, and passed, the percussion pre-screening may try the percussion instruments on the instrument choice night and have that as a potential choice!
We are so excited to give you the details for the annual MISD Solo Contest! Students from all intermediate schools in Mansfield will perform for a professional judge who will evaluate their playing and give them a rating and valuable feedback on their performance. Ratings range from 1 to 5 with 1-Superior being the highest.
Parents, family, and friends are cordially invited to attend the contest! This is a great opportunity to hear your child show off what they have learned this year in band.
Asa Low Intermediate School: 1526 N. Walnut Creek Dr. Mansfield, TX 76063
March 2, 2019
Professional clothing (Boys: slacks or khaki pants, button down shirt, and optional tie. Girls: dress pants, dress, shirt, or blouse. All must fit in MISD dress code policy. No jeans or t-shirts please!)
Practice Practice Practice
In order to be successful in any activity, practice must be done. The more you practice, the better you will become.
Each student has a practice record that should be filled out and turned in the first school day they are present each week. Practice each day is the most ideal scenario but we understand that life happens and sometimes that can't happen. That's OK! As long as the total minutes we ask for is done by the end of the week we are happy. Please don't try to practice all the minutes at once as the muscles in your mouth may not be ready for that and bad habits will form!
Lost your Practice Record? Print out the one below to use temporarily and we'll get you a new one in class.
Print this Practice Record
Commonly Needed Forms
Any other permission slips and forms may be found in the "Band Handbook and Documents" section.
What we are doing this week in Band class?