Stanley Middle School Music Department
Welcome to the Stanley Middle School Music Department, where "We All Play Together." It is our pleasure and honor to have all new and returning student musicians and parents join us in this very successful and ever-growing music program.
Through the generosity of community donors such as the Julia Burke Foundation, the Stanley PTA, the Lafayette Partners in Education (LPIE), and the Generations in Jazz Foundation, we have been most fortunate to develop a music program that has been recognized at the local, state and national levels for its outstanding achievements in music education and performance.
Our program is also successful due to the many talented volunteers—musicians and non-musicians—who come to the Music Room regularly to work with the children.
To find information on this site, please select from the links at the left under navigation, or on the right under news and upcoming events, or use the search feature at the top right. For students and their parents, Checklist for New Students and the Student Calendar are good places to start.
STANLEY JAZZ BANDS 2014-2015
Dear Members of the Stanley Jazz Bands and your Parents,
JAZZ BAND WILL OFFICIALLY START ON WEDNESDAY AUGUST 27 AT 7:20 AM. We will take the next two weeks to build skills and eventually divide into two bands. ALL REHEARSALS START AT 7:20AM. Arrive early so that you can be in your seat, ready to play at 7:19am.
HERE IS THE SCHEDULE:
Wednesday, Aug. 27 – 7:20am, roll call – Listen and watch Duke Ellington, Play! (Yes, bring the instrument that you are going to play during Jazz Band). We have the piano, guitar amp, bass amp, and drum set here. Violinists, violists, and cellists are included, too! We will pack up at 8:30am. BRING A SNACK TO EAT AT 8:35am. School starts at 9am.
Thursday, Aug. 28 – Drummers and Guitarists
Friday, Aug. 29 – Pianists and Bass players (and people who want to learn to play the String Bass)
Tuesday, Sept. 2 – All Woodwind and Brass players
Wednesday, Sept. 3 – Drummers and Guitar players
Thursday, Sept. 4 – Pianists and Bass players
Friday, Sept. 5 - All Woodwind and Brass players
At 6pm, I will post the results of the two bands on School Loop. After that, you report to the group you are assigned. Unless otherwise posted, violinists, violists, and cellists are automatically in the Jazz Crusaders.
The Jazz Crusaders meets Monday and Thursday from 7:20am to 8:05am
The Jazz Messengers meets Tuesday, 7:20am to 8:05am, Wednesdays, 7:20am to 8:40am (bring a snack to eat after rehearsals) and Friday, 7:20am to 8:05am
IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS INTERESTED IN JAZZ BAND AND NOT REGISTERED, PLEASE HAVE THEM ATTEND. THEY CAN JOIN !