December 7, 2016 – No Band Friday
Hello 7-8 Grade Band Parents,

You may have seen signs for the ILC Piano Recital this coming Sunday.  My Friday afternoon ILC piano students were very helpful in rescheduling their lessons last Friday so I could have band at Messiah.  This week, however, I’d like to not move them, and so I’m cancelling band instead.   Lessons will be held Friday morning, but there will be no group band in the afternoon this Friday, 12/9.
In case you are looking for things to do this weekend, the following events are happening:
Saturday, 4:30 p.m. at the State Theater—The Chippewa Valley Symphony is giving their Christmas Concert featuring singer Christine Hitt, Sleigh Ride, Jingle Bells Forever, and quite a large selection of music from the Nutcracker.  Adults $28 and Students $7.  I’ve been a member of the symphony for a number of years, and the concert is well done.  Smile
Sunday, 3:00 p.m. at the ILC Fieldhouse—The annual Christmas Piano Recital.  College and High School students perform Christmas carols in new and old arrangements.   Free admission.  Refreshments afterwards.
Sunday, 6:30 p.m. at Messiah—Adult Christmas Party/Concert.  Come, see and hear our local musicians play music heard only once a year!  All adults are welcome!
Thank you for your understanding.  I consider this cancellation one of two allowed in my band policy.  Hopefully we won’t have more than one Monday snow days!!

September 14, 2016 – Band Performance Schedule

Below is the Squires Band Performance Schedule.  We have added some extra church service performances this year for Grades 7-8.  Our upper grade band is large and strong.

If your child will not be able to participate, please let me know ASAP.  All went well this last Monday for our first group band.  Thank you!


Sunday, October 30–Grades 7-8, pre-service music for 3:00 p.m. Reformation Service at Messiah-Grade school students are also singing at this service.

Sunday, November 13, 4:00 p.m. —Band Concert–all students (even beginners) perform.  Warm up at 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 4  Christmas Music by grades 7-8 at Dove West facility.

(arrive at 9:00 a.m., play at 9:15, service at 9:45 a.m., service over at 10:15, play until 10:30 

Possible church service performances by selected small groups during December. 

Saturday, March 11  Tourney Band during the grade school basketball tournament at ILC, -all students play.

Sunday, April ? Field Trip to the Chippewa Valley Concert Band concert.  Details to follow.  Cost $5/student. Optional.

Tuesday, May 2, 6:30 p.m. (tentative date) Spring Band Concert

Eighth graders play for a church service sometime during the year.

We are NOT marching in the Doll and Pet Parade this year.

Wednesday, May 24, 6:30 p.m  Entertainment Night performance,.- all will perform .

September 1, 2016 – Band & Lessons Begin Tuesday

The finalized band lesson schedule is attached.  Lessons begin next Tuesday and will follow the schedule.  Monday lessons start September 12Group band will begin the next Monday, September 12.  Students in grade 6 will meet from 2:30-3:00.  Grades 7-8 will meet from 3:00-3:30.  Beginning students will join with the 6th graders in group band on the Monday after Teacher’s Convention break.
If you haven’t already done so, please place my email in your address book.  This might help if and when I send out a group email.  You also might be able to indicate that I am sending acceptable email, which could help prevent an email getting lost in “junk” folders.  Right now, I’m going to forego the group email and put addresses in manually!
Lesson Schedule
August 23, 2016 – Squires Band Schedule
Our band program is underway!  Please find your child/ren’s band lesson time on the attached schedule.  If this time will not work for you, please let me know ASAP.
  • Lessons for beginner band students (1st year) will begin August 31.  Bring instruments.  I will have music.
  • Lessons for 2nd year students and above start Tuesday, September 6.
  • Group Band for 2nd year students and above starts Monday, September 12 with 6th graders at 2:30 and 7th and 8th graders at 3:00 p.m.
 I’m looking forward to all of that music making! ~ Laurie Lau

July 24, 2016 – Band Registration Form, Fillable


May 21, 2013 – Here’s a link to Sunday’s “I am Jesus’ Little Lamb”.

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