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    WELCOME TO THE HIGHLAND EAST BAND!
    You are going to love this class!
     
     
    We are off to a great start!! 
    Here is the information for our first concert!  :  
     
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    Monday, October 29th HIGHLAND EAST BEGINNER BAND CONCERT!
    Wear a Halloween costume! If you don't want to that's ok. Just wear anything school appropriate.
     
    **Remember you still have to be able to play your instrument with your costume on - no masks!**
    Obviously, no fake weapons (or any weapon actually!)
    Parents can wear a costume too! Again, no masks please. 
     
    Students arrive at HEJH by 6:15pm (parking will be difficult.)
    Enter bandroom through the exterior door (DOOR 8.) 
    Get instrument (no case) and get your band book.
    Go to HEJH Gym and find your place in the band setup.
    Wait without playing your instrument.
    The concert starts at 6:30pm. Please invite everyone you know!
     
    At the end of the concert, parents will perform "Go!" Please begin teaching your parent now!
    The concert will be over by approximately 7pm.
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    What if my kiddo wants to play saxophone or french horn?
    Saxophone students start on clarinet and are chosen for saxophone in January. Please rent a clarinet through a music store because the plan includes an option to change instruments without losing money. Please discuss the details with the music store at the time of rental. 
    French horn players start on trumpet and are chosen for horn in January. Horn is a school-owned instrument with a $75/year maintenance fee. This fee includes a school-owned trumpet for the first semester. 
     
    Instruments you don't have to purchase - Tuba, Baritone, and French Horn (Unless you just want to spend several thousand dollars!) There is a $75/year maintenance fee for these school instruments. It can be paid in installments if needed. Please make checks payable to HEJH Band. If you need financial assistance please contact the band director, we can help!
     
    The book we use each day in class is called "Traditions of Excellence" and is specific for each instrument. It costs approximately $11 and we use it every day. It can be purchased at several online sites as well as local music stores.
     
    Tests are usually on Mondays though there will be some variation now and then.
    Makeups are welcome! Just call the band voicemail at 405 735 4591 (state your name clearly and begin playing)
     
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    Students and parents are welcome to sign up for "Remind" message updates but it is not required. Messages are sent 1-2 times per week or less. There is no reply or chat with these accounts.
    To sign up for the Beginner Band Remind, please text the message:  @hejh7    to this number:  81010
    To sign up for the Advanced Band Remind, please text the message:  @hejh8   to this number:  81010
      
    More information about the Remind app is available at:
    http://www.remind.com/