McKenzie ClarkDirector Bands & ChoirsEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgGrade/Classes:Concert Band (5th Grade)Concert Choir (5th Grade)Symphonic Band (6-8)Symphonic Choir (6-8)Wind Ensemble (9-12 Band)Chamber Choir (9-12 Choir)Guitar (9-12)Welcome to the 2017-2018 School YearHello La Conner families. It will be a great year for LC Music. I have two major changes to announce.
Number one is the name changes all of our ensembles.Concert Band (5th Grade)
Concert Choir (5th Grade)
Symphonic Band (6-8)
Symphonic Choir (6-8)
Wind Ensemble (9-12 Band)
Chamber Choir (9-12 Choir)
I firmly believe that we should be uniquely proud of each of our ensembles, and that each student should see themselves as belonging to something bigger than one person-- an ensemble, a band program, a choir program, a music program. While just names, these new titles will grow each group's identity and self-perception.
The second major change is the addition of a web site called Charms. Charms is a web site designed to handle the logistics of large organizations, such as sports teams, music ensembles, and other extracurricular groups. Charms will become a major installation inside and outside of the classroom. We will conduct playing tests, track instruments, uniforms, and in the future, fundraising through Charms. Essentially, we are bringing La Conner Music into the 21st Century. Many students already learned how to access Charms at orientation, but it will be routinely discussed in class and communicated home.
Our first concert of the year will be the Fall Concert, November 15th in the Auditorium. Students will be required to report BEFORE the 7:00pm start time. It is required for all students, so please get this on your calendar now.
Lastly, it is never too late to become a musician. If your son or daughter is interested in music in any capacity, there is a home for them somewhere in my classes. Please do not hesitate to call, email, or seek me out to add someone to our program. I am here to serve you, whether you are a student or guardian. Let's make this the most musical year yet!
Director of Bands & Choirs