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Information for 5th Graders (Incoming 6th Graders)


     Welcome, new band parents!  The following is a list of information and steps for you to take, in order for you and your child to be ready for the first day of school.



1.  Orientation video for new band parents.  Please watch this, it is everything you need to know about our program and what to expect in your child’s first year in band.



2.  Please sign up for the Remind text message communication.  Very important!!!

     Send a text message to phone number 81010. 

The text message should be the code for your class:

@HAWLEYBA18     for 6th grade

@HAWLEYBA17     for 7th grade

@HAWLEYBA16     for 8th grade



3.  Rent your band instrument

     I highly recommend renting your instrument from Hills Music Shoppe in Henderson.  You can find information on their website www.HillsMusicShoppe.com (click on Band Rental Programs at the top) or by calling the shop at 252-492-4116.  If you call the shop, ask for Tiffany.  She is the representative who works with our school.



4.  Review the following information specific to your instrument



     Alto Saxophone
     Baritone / Euphonium



5.  Please download this free app, to help your child practice
Bandmate Chromatic Tuner

     This is an app for Apple and Android phones and tablets that I designed.  It allows students to see the note they are playing, written on a music staff, so they can see for themselves if they are playing the right note while they practice. 



6.  Contact me with any questions you have

     Text me after you sign up with the Remind text message system, or email me at DicksonJ@gcs.k12.nc.us