Welcome to Band!
     You are about to embark on a GREAT musical adventure! Playing a musical instrument is a gift that will enrich your life forever, and I am excited that you have chosen to be a part of our band family this year at Oakridge Middle School.
    Mark It On Your Calendar
    August 26, 2013 5:00 PM
    6th Grade Band  Parent Night With Pecknel Music
          The Clover School District has awarded Pecknel Music Company the contract for providing band instruments to 6th grade parents who wish to take advantage
          of their great programs. Lynn Hudson the Pecknel Educational Representative and his team will be here in the Oakridge Middle Cafeteria and band room the       evening of August 26 @ 5:00 PM. He will bring and have for purchase all  instruments and supplies needed for our band classes.
          He will bring our band method, "Essential Elements 2000" as well as any reeds, valve oil or other supplies that you may need for this year. Please make your plans       to join us on Monday evening August 26 and safe yourself a trip out if town!
    Tuesday August 27th 
           This is going to be a great day! Why you ask, because this is going to be the first day that we start playing on our mouthpieces! We will show the
            woodwind students how to place reeds and ligatures on their mouthpieces. The brass classes don't have reeds and ligatures to worry about, instead they
            must learn how to form their lips to make that perfect buzz so that they have the best tone possible. Our band students should be performing for their parents
            to show them what they have learned. I hope you enjoy their performances. Hold on the fun has just begun!
    Smart Music

            Smart Music is a great computer assisted home practice program for students. I would recommend that all of our band students use this program. There is   a link at the bottom of the page for more information.