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Frank Black Middle School

A Vanguard Magnet Campus

ALL-CITY BAND
 
On Saturday, January 28, 2017, six Honors Band members performed in the HISD All-City Band Concert. The All-City Band rehearsed on Friday evening and Saturday morning followed by the concert that afternoon. Our students worked other students from different middle schools and a great conductor Tye Ann Payne. We are very proud of all of our students that performed. Pictured are: Andrew Brugner - Tuba, Andrew Caver - Trumpet, Ricky Kirk - Trumpet, Rafael Fernandez-Watson - Percussion, Crystal Rico - Alto Saxophone, and Nadia Caldwell - Clarinet.
 
All-City Band Members
  
FRANK BLACK BAND RESOURCES
 
CLICK HERE FOR PANTHER BAND ORDER FORM
 
CLICK HERE FOR BEGINNING BAND COURSE OBJECTIVES AND GRADING
 
CLICK HERE FOR CONCERT BAND COURSE OBJECTIVES AND GRADING

CLICK HERE FOR HONORS BAND COURSE OBJECTIVES AND GRADING
 
CLICK HERE FOR 1ST YEAR BAND STUDENT EVALUATION FORM
 
CLICK HERE FOR PERFORMANCE DRESS ATTIRE
 
MR. SMITH, BAND DIRECTOR: RSMITH15@HOUSTONISD.ORG
MS. COLEMAN, TEACHING ASSISTANT: TOMASHA.COLEMAN@HOUSTONISD.ORG
 
A MESSAGE FROM OUR NEW FBMS BAND DIRECTOR

My name is Richard Smith and I going to be your new Band Director. Along with me, is Ms. Laura Martinez who will be the Associate Band Director. We look forward to an exciting and fun year. We look forward to meeting and working with all parents and students of the Frank Black Middle School Band Program. There will be many opportunities for all parents and students to be involved in this year.

To have a successful musical experience, some students will need to transition to other instruments that are lacking in each ensemble to achieve balance in the instrumentation ratio. For example, we cannot have 8 alto saxophones to 1 flute, because the alto saxophonists would have to play super soft in order to hear the melody instrument (flute). Simply, we want EVERYONE to be heard, thus creating a positive experience for the student musicians and audience participants. Auditions for all woodwinds will be held July 29 from 8am – 12pm. All brass auditions will be July 30 8am – 12pm. Make-up audition will be July 31 8am – 10am. All auditions will be held in the Band Room. The following audition requirements will be used: chromatic scale full range of instrument at 100 bpm (metronome) and a short sight-reading excerpt.

Instrument Drive for all First Year students or parents that are interested in renting/purchasing of instruments will be held July 28 in the Band Room from 9am – 2pm. During the instrument Drive for First year Band students, it is vital that you attend, because instruments and classes will be selected.

PERFORMANCE DRESS ATTIRE

BEGINNING BAND

  • BAND T-SHIRT
  • DARK BLUE JEANS
  • BLACK SOCKS
  • BLACK BELT
  • BLACK SHOES (NO SNEAKERS)

HONORS BAND / CONCERT BAND

OUT-DOOR PERFORMANCE

  • BAND T-SHIRT
  • DARK BLUE JEANS
  • BLACK SOCKS
  • BLACK BELT
  • BLACK SNEAKERS

IN-DOOR PERFORMANCE

  • WHITE COLLARD BUTTON DOWN SHIRT WITH BUTTON AT COLLAR
  • BLACK BELT
  • BLACK SLACKS (NO LEGGINGS, NO JEANS OF ANY STYLE)
  • LONG BLACK SOCKS (NO ANKLE SOCKS)
  • BLACK HOSIERY (GIRLS)
  • BLACK DRESS SHOES (NO SNEAKERS OF ANY KIND, NO SPERRY/ BOAT SHOES)
  • BLACK VEST (PROVIDED BY BAND)
  • TIE (PROVIDED BY BAND)

JAZZ ENSEMBLE

  • JAZZ ENSEMBLE T-SHIRT
  • BLACK SLACKS (NO LEGGINGS, NO JEANS OF ANY STYLE)
  • LONG BLACK SOCKS (NO ANKLE SOCKS)
  • BLACK HOSIERY (GIRLS)
  • BLACK BELT
  • BLACK DRESS SHOES (NO SNEAKERS OF ANY KIND, NO SPERRY/ BOAT SHOES
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