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Please refer to this website from time to time for updated and detailed information with our band program.
Welcome to Bear Branch BAND!!!

I am excited to work with you and teach your child how to play a band instrument this year. Making music will be fun, but will require hard work and dedication too. I am optimistic that our band students will be among the best students in school, both in band and in their academic classes. I am looking forward to seeing and hearing just how awesome our students will be!...Your support is very much appreciated!
*I send emails through CHARMS office which you will receive if I have your accurate email may already have received emails from me and our band boosters. If you have not received emails, please send me an email from the address you want noting to add it to my list.
My office phone number is 281-252-2031, ext. 4250.
We still have BAND SHIRTS & HOODIES to sell: Shirts are $15/ Hoodies are $25 (check made out to BBJH Band)
Practice Reports (PR's) are due the last day of each week of school....we would like students to practice at least 100 minutes each week....of course, they can always practice longer too.
**I encourage you to purchase SMART MUSIC for your home. We use it in class. It is about $40 for a YEAR'S subscription to your home computer or i-pad. (I personally rather use the computer, and I would suggest connecting it to speakers that can be as loud your your student's instrument.) Also, I would recommend that you purchase the microphone for assessment. Any questions, email or call me.
Please take advantage of a FREE program you can get on your home computer that is connected to our band book (except for percussion) - simply Google  Essential Elements Interactive and follow the installation steps.  Our school code is BB6Band.  You will need the activation code from your method book to activate it.  Let me know if you have any problems with it.
If you have not received an email from me, please email me your best email address.  Also, you may send me your cell phone number and cell phone provider to be able to receive text messages.
Forms to turn in are
Band T-shirt
optional Band Hoodie
optional Band Booster & Brag Box
Permission form for Photos on the Internet
MISD instrument usage forms for oboes, bassoons, french horns, euphoniums and tubas....and payment.
Band Contract to go home the first week of school - due by September 2nd.
Please refer to this website from time to time for detailed information with our band program.