Welcome to the Komarek Band Page!
Welcome back everyone! Making music while apart from one another is going to present some challenges, but I am going to do my best to make sure band is fun, stress-free, and something rewarding that you can look forward to each and every day you have it.
Here are some details about how band will work this year...
First off, we will NOT meet for full rehearsals before school starts like we are used to. 7:30AM is now your time to rest, or to get a good breakfast. We will instead rely on small group lessons over Zoom. Lessons will be scheduled in a rotating pull-out format, much like we have done in the past.
Please click below to view your lesson schedule:
These schedules are also posted in your Band Google Classroom. If you have not yet joined our Google Classroom here are the class codes to join:
Concert Band Google Classroom code: v66n3w2
Cadet Band Google Classroom code: l3cnuhn
Beginning Band typically begins in mid-September, but this year we unfortunately are going to have to postpone starting beginners. Not being able to meet for in-person instruction is going to make it nearly impossible for me to give you the proper guidance and support you need during those critical first few months when we would typically learn how to assemble you instrument, proper hand position and posture, correct mouth placement, breath support, general care and maintenance for the instrument, and many other things related to playing an instrument for the first time.
I am hopeful that we will be able to meet for in-person learning at some point during the school year, at which time we will get the Beginning Band up and rolling. Based on how well you all did during your 4th Grade Music Class with me last year we are going to have an outstanding Beginning Band this year!!! Even if we have to start a little later than usual :(
I am looking forward to an outstanding year, and I hope you are too! We will get thru this, and we will see each other again soon.
Komarek Band Director
4th Grade Music Instructor