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    Ms. C. Sousa

  • June 13th Concert Info!

    NSMS Spring Concert Info!

    Wednesday, June 13th – 7:15pm

    Grade 6 & 7 Band Students

    Students should be in the music room warming up your instrument no later than 7pm. Chairs and stands will already be set out in the Multi-purpose room. The concert will take place on stage in the MPR.

    Students should wear – Black bottoms (including black socks and shoes) and plain white tops. Girls may wear skirts. Please NO tank tops or printed t-shirts.

    Students should bring only their instruments and music into the MPR. Cases and folders can be left in the music room.

    We are playing....

    Band 6 Band 7

    Power Rock Louie, Louie

    Surge Don’t Stop Believin’

    Rise to Power Superheroes R Us

    The Distant Castle

    The concert order is as follows:

    Band 6

    Band 7

    Parkland Jazz Band featuring some very talented NSMS musicians!

    The Grade 8 Band will be performing on Thursday, June 14th at 7pm in the Parkland theatre. The concert will also include the Parkland Concert Band, Jazz Band, Choir, and Guitar class students.


    Band 6 – Friday, June 15th

    Band 7 – Thursday, June 14th

    • For Parents - Practicing at Home

      Hello, Band Parents!

      Sometimes I have parents ask what they can do to help support their child in band. The biggest, and most important, thing I can suggest is to have them teach you what they have learned in class so far. The Band 6 students have learned the names of the lines and spaces, how many counts a whole note, half note, and quarter note gets, and fingerings/positions for at least SEVEN notes. This is huge! Ask them, while it's still early, to show you those notes, tell you what the names of the lines and spaces are, recite the musical alphabet, point to a whole note, half note, or quarter note on the page, and even show YOU how to make a sound on their instrument.

      The most important thing at this crucial stage is repetition. Practice doesn't have to be long, but it does have to be efficient. FIVE minutes of efficient practicing is more useful and beneficial than 20 minutes of unfocused "practice".

      If you have any questions about what else you can do at home, please don't hesitate to contact me!

      Cristina Sousa (

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        Rehearsal Schedule

        Morning Rehearsal Schedule - 8:30-9:38

        Mondays & Thursdays: Band 7

        Tuesdays & Fridays: Band 6

        Wednesday: Band 8

        Band 8 will also rehearse on alternating Tuesday and Thursday in Block 4.

        Please email me with any questions or concerns. 

        Cristina Sousa (

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