THE LATEST LEARWOOD BAND NEWS!!!
Eat Wings, Raise Funds at Buffalo Wild Wings!
This Wednesday, October 4 is our first “Eat Wings, Raise Funds” for the Learwood Bands at BW3 in Avon Lake. Please plan to attend! 20% of your bill goes back to the Learwood Bands when you present the attached coupon to your server. This is also good for takeout orders. Please let them know when you order that you have a coupon for this fundraiser. The fundraiser will take place all day. Help us raise $1000 toward the Learwood Band Program! See you there!
Print off the coupon flyer below to give to the server!!!
Full Band After School Rehearsal Dates...
Because each band is separated into two periods, we must have after school rehearsals periodically to have the two periods practice and prepare the music together. Below is a list of the after school rehearsal dates for each band. All rehearsals are from 3:05-4:00 PM.
7th Grade Concert Band:
October 25, November 15, December 6, January 24, February 21, March 14, and April 25.
8th Grade Concert Band:
October 18, November 8, November 29, February 14, March 7, April 18.
Attention 2017-2018 7th and 8th Grade Band Parents!
Please click on the button above for your child's ensemble to complete the Google Contact Information Sheet. This information is for Mr. Ewald to have direct communications with the band parents and students via email, phone, and US Postal Service and will stay secure. Student instrument identification information is also collected in order to help students keep track of their instruments. 7TH Grade Intro to Band is for those students new or remedial to band. 7TH Grade Concert Band is for students who are continuing on from 6TH Grade Band.
In addition to the submitting contact information, please click on the BAND HANDBOOK drop-down menu above to read our handbook and submit an acknowledgement and agreement form (via Google Forms). You can access the handbook to print for your own keeping. Go to the drop-down menu "Forms and Documents". The Handbook is in Word format.
8th Grade Band Night with the ALHS Marching Band!
On Friday, September 15, the 8th Grade Band students will be performing with the ALHS Marching Band during the game! Students need to check in with Mr. Ewald at the ALHS Band Room by 5:30. Students should wear weather-appropriate clothes (jeans, maroon and gold sweatshirts. tennis shoes). Nights at the Varsity Football games are already getting colder!
Parents may pick up their students at the band area next to the home stands during third quarter. Students will not be released without their parent present. If a student is going home with another student's family, that student must deliver a note from their parents to Mr. Ewald before Friday, September 15. Students are responsible for the transport and care of their instruments during this entire event. Students may stay for the entire game and can be picked up at the ALHS Band Room after the game.
Half-Priced Lessons Program
The Avon Lake City Schools Band Program provides a unique opportunity for students to experience the benefits and effectiveness of private instrument lessons at half the normal cost. Thanks to the incredible efforts and support of our Avon Lake Band Aids Inc. (Band Boosters), students in grades 5-8 may apply for Half-Priced Lessons Scholarships that cover twelve weeks of 30 minute private instruction. Many of our private instructors who current serve our students are local or provide lessons within adjacent communities. We currently have professional musicians who provide lessons for flute, clarinet, saxophones, trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, and percussion.
THE AVON LAKE BAND AIDS, INC. IS PROVIDING FUNDING TO OFFER PRIVATE LESSONS TO STUDENTS IN THE LEARWOOD AND TROY BANDS FOR HALF THE TYPICAL COST OF LESSONS. THIS PROGRAM IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED LESSONS WITH A LIMITED NUMBER OF AVAILABLE SPOTS FOR TWELVE (12) WEEKLY LESSONS. THE LESSONS INSTRUCTORS WILL PROVIDE THE LESSONS ONCE EACH WEEK AT AVON LAKE HIGH SCHOOL OR ANOTHER PLACE DESIGNATED BY THE INSTRUCTOR, AFTER SCHOOL HOURS. THE LESSONS WILL BEGIN THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 31, 2016 AND FINISH AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE 12 CONTRACTED LESSONS. TYPICALLY, WITHOUT A PROGRAM SUCH AS THIS, PRIVATE LESSONS WOULD COST ABOUT $20-$25 PER HALF HOUR LESSON. FAMILIES THAT ARE SELECTED FOR THE HALF-PRICED LESSONS PROGRAM WILL ONLY PAY HALF THE COST OF THE TOTAL LESSONS UP FRONT TO THE LESSON INSTRUCTOR. THE AVON LAKE BAND AIDS WILL PAY THE OTHER HALF OF THE TOTAL COST. THIS IS A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED PROGRAM!
For an application, please click on the "Forms and Documents" tab above. You will find the 2-page application in "Word" and "PDF" format.
How to turn in a playing assessment/Band Karate Video...
You can find video tutorials on how to upload your playing videos to the Google Classroom by clicking on the Multimedia menu above. Click on "Recordings and Assignments".
Learwood Band Karate!
Band Karate Belt Test Required Materials!
Download your list of what you need to play to earn in belt in Band Karate!
Check Out Mr. Ewald's YouTube Channel!
There are many Cool Channels for woodwind, brass, percussion, and band/wind ensemble channels that students and parents can check out! Just click on the "Channels" tab to access these very cool band links!
Half-Priced Lessons Program Applications are available!!!
THE AVON LAKE BAND AIDS, INC. IS PROVIDING FUNDING TO OFFER PRIVATE LESSONS TO ALL STUDENTS IN THE LEARWOOD AND TROY BANDS FOR HALF THE TYPICAL COST OF LESSONS. THIS PROGRAM IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED LESSONS WITH A LIMITED NUMBER OF AVAILABLE SPOTS FOR TWELVE (12) WEEKLY LESSONS. THE LESSONS INSTRUCTORS WILL PROVIDE THE LESSONS ONCE EACH WEEK AT AVON LAKE HIGH SCHOOL OR ANOTHER PLACE DESIGNATED BY THE INSTRUCTOR, AFTER SCHOOL HOURS. THE LESSONS WILL BEGIN THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6, 2017 AND FINISH AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE 12 CONTRACTED LESSONS. TYPICALLY, WITHOUT A PROGRAM SUCH AS THIS, PRIVATE LESSONS WOULD COST ABOUT $20-$25 PER HALF HOUR LESSON. FAMILIES THAT ARE SELECTED FOR THE HALF-PRICED LESSONS PROGRAM WILL ONLY PAY HALF THE COST OF THE TOTAL LESSONS UP FRONT TO THE LESSON INSTRUCTOR. THE AVON LAKE BAND AIDS WILL PAY THE OTHER HALF OF THE TOTAL COST. THIS IS A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED PROGRAM!
“Remind” for the Learwood Bands
We all want communication to be efficient and easier. Sign up for Remind! This is a free texting service that is confidential. Your phone number is kept private and secure. The brief texts come to your phone's messaging app! You will receive reminders for performances, events, and everything else band-related!
Just follow the instructions below for your child's grade.
To join the Remind Group for 7th Grade Band: Text 81010 to @lwband7
To join the Remind Group for 8th Grade Band: Text 81010 to @lwband8
2017-2018 Learwood Bands Schedule:
This schedule is subject to change
Friday, September 15, 2017: 8th Grade Band Night with the ALHS Marching Shoremen, ALHS Bandroom, 5:30-9:30 PM
Friday, November 10, 2017: Veterans Day Ceremony, 8th Grade Concert Band only. LW Auditorium, 8:30 AM.
Thursday, December 7, 2017: December Holiday Concert (7th Grade, 8th Grade, ALHS Bands, LW Jazz Ensemble), ALHS PAC, 7:00 PM
Saturday, February 24, 2018: All District Band Festival and Pancake Breakfast-ALHS Commons area, 9:00 AM-12:30 PM, All Bands 5-12
Saturday, March 10, 2018: OMEA District 4 Middle School Honors Festival, Selected Participants, Breacksville-Broadview Heights MS. 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Saturday, March 17, 2018: OMEA Middle School Solo and Ensemble Event-Cuyahoga Community College West Campus, Parma. Participation is voluntary. Performance times will be available 1-2 weeks prior to this event.
Monday, May 7, 2018: Learwood Bands Spring Concert-ALHS Performing Arts Center, 7:00 PM, All Learwood Bands
Friday, May 11 or Saturday, May 12, 2018: OMEA Middle School Large Group Adjudicated Events -Place Strongsville Middle School, Performance times will be available 1-2 weeks prior to the event. 7th Grade and 8th Grade Concert Bands
Bandmate Chromatic Tuner-Download for free!
Parents! Have your child download the Bandmate Chromatic Tuner from the AppStore or Google Play! We use it in class and it will help your child's practice at home. The Bandmate app will show the player what note they are playing, so they can see for themselves if they are playing the correct note in tune!
Scale & Rhythm Chunks Videos!!!