Monthly Archives: September 2015

WHAT’S AHEAD IN MUSIC FOR 2015: CHANGES TO CHOIR AND BAND

Welcome back to another year of music at Fairmount Park. Now that you’ve found www.mrpendergrass.com, you can always find the latest information about all the music happenings at FP, starting off with some important changes to choir and 5th grade band this year:

CHOIR START TIMES, ENROLLMENT AND GRADE LEVELS ARE DIFFERENT THIS YEAR:

We will still have choir for grades 1-5 before school with the important following changes:

  • Prep Choir will be for grades 1-2 only on Tuesday morning 7:45-8:25am. 
  • Cantate Choir will be for grades 3-5 only on Thursday morning 7:45-8:25am.

**There is a fee to enroll for choir this year and details about signing up for both choirs is located on the |CHOIR| page above.

INTERMEDIATE 5TH GRADE BAND WILL HAPPEN BEFORE SCHOOL ON WEDNESDAY:

It was highly problematic last year to pull our 5th grade students out of regular classroom for their band session. As such, we are doing something different this year. 5th grade intermediate band – for those students in their second year of a band instrument – are being asked to come to band on Wednesday mornings from 7:45-8:25am. Mr. Pendergrass will run our intermediate band as a before school program.

The first day of 5th grade intermediate band will be Wednesday, September 23rd. Your child will walk through the double doors and go into the courtyard. Mr. Pendergrass will meet the students in his room.

Orchestra and beginning band will still be scheduled during the school day.

CONCERT DATES FOR BAND AND CHOIR WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY EVENING THIS YEAR

In the past, we have had our band, orchestra and choir concerts on Thursday evening. This year, all our concerts will be on Wednesday evenings throughout the year in the lunchroom. Here are the dates for the winter and spring concerts to add to your calendar:

WINTER CONCERTS
  • Choir (Prep and Cantate) Winter Concert: Wednesday December 9th, 2015 at 7pm.
  • Band and Orchestra (beginning and intermediate) Winter Concert: Wednesday January 20th, 2016 at 7pm.
SPRING CONCERTS
  • Band and Orchestra (beginning and intermediate) Spring Concert: Wednesday May 25th, 2016 at 7pm.
  • Choir (Prep and Cantate) Spring Concert: Wednesday June 8th, 2016 at 7pm.