Tips for Parents and Students (HELP)
Help to set up the best possible practice facility. The area should be well lit and free from other distractions and should accommodate a straight chair and music stand.
Establish a regular time and routine for practice. Students should begin with some warm-up exercises (long tones and scales), move into the assignment and isolate difficult passages. These passages can be played slower with different articulations to help resolve technical problems. Students should end practice time with a piece they know and enjoy playing for fun.
Listen enthusiastically to your child’s practicing. Recognize his/her effort and make positive comments. Remember, you are the audience your child will most appreciate.
Participate in our three-way partnership: Parent, student, and teacher working together to make band an enjoyable and lifelong experience.
Sabin Band Students and Parents:
Click on the above link to read the band handbook. There is a lot of information and all of it is important to the success of each Sabin band student for the school year.
If you would like a paper copy, please ask Ms. Shank for one.
Click here for the agreement form, after reading the handbook.
Band Fees: Please pay ALL band fees ASAP! You can pay through MySchoolBucks online or in person at the Sabin Payment Window (cash or check ONLY).
ALL band students have a $15 band class fee, which includes the cost of your band book used for class.
Students renting an instrument from Sabin have a $20 rental fee for the year.