Getting Started

This page has information that should be helpful for getting the school year started right.

MV Band Handbook
Every band student and band parent should read through the band handbook at the beginning of the year.  The handbook gives important details such as grading policies, practice log expectations, performance dates, etc.  The last page of the handbook should be signed and returned.

Band Supply Infomation
This paper is especially important for Beginning Band students and parents, but also applies for Advanced Band.  It explains what is needed for band class and where to find the necessary supplies.  It also gives tips for purchasing a quality instrument.

Instrument Checkout Request
There is a very limited number of school owned instruments available for students whose family cannot afford to rent or buy an instrument. Please turn in this form if you will need help getting an instrument.

Percussion Students
6th grade percussionists are selected at the beginning of the year through an audition process. Please see Mr. Dillow if you would like more information. Percussion students need different supplies than students who play a wind instrument. This explains what is needed for being a great percussion student.

Important Dates
This will take you to the calendar for each band.  The calendar will be updated as more performances are added, so check back on occasion.

Practice Logs
Did you forget your practice log?  No problem….  Print one off here:
Beginning Band Practice Log 2
Concert & Symphonic Band Practice Log 2
Beginning Band Practice Log 3
Concert & Symphonic Band Practice Log 3

Listening Logs
Listening to great musicians is an essential part of learning how to be a great musicians. Meadow View band students are asked to listen to 30 minutes of some specific musicians once every 3 weeks. Here are the listening lists for each instrument:
Flute Listening List
Clarinet Listening List
Saxophone Listening List
French Horn Listening List
Trumpet Listening List
Low Brass Listening List
Percussion Listening List