September 29, 2014
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huge thanks to everyone!  you did it!  i cannot wait to see you monday!  i mean everybody!



charles and caresse

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September 21, 2014
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is this week!

varsity band be sure to think about what you can do everyday to prepare yourself for the show!

-black socks and black shoes for friday.  MANDATORY.  see me if you have any questions

jazz band week 3 review is due tomorrow.  pick any under the week 3 heading or simply review the flamenco performance at Lane last tuesday

beginning band playing test is monday!  percussion do not have to be assessed.  special arrangements already made.


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Alternative Assignment

September 15, 2014
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hey!  watch this video and answer Performance Review Prompt questions.  give it to me on wednesday.  thanks!

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varsity band alternative assignment

September 15, 2014
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thanks again for those who braved the elements friday night.  you certainly are amazing!

the varsity band alternative assignment will be posted on monday afternoon and will be due wednesday.  i have been unable to finish a few things on my end and apologize for the delay.

all the best!

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friday :)

September 12, 2014
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jazz band review is due friday

varsity band wear your shirt for the game.  you don’t have to wear it during the school day BUT THAT MIGHT BE FUN – WOULDN’T IT?!  jeans and SHARP sneakers.

get forms and rental fees in!

flamenco performance is tuesday!  get ready!!

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samba in evanston today

September 7, 2014
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meet @ 3pm.  corner of main and chicago.  open rehearsal 3:30-4:30.  i will provide instruments.  street festival.  it will be fun.

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almost the weekend

September 4, 2014
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turn in all forms and fees.  thanks!

beginning band: get a binder and print off the rules if you have not already done so (under the beginning band section)

percussion: get a binder and print off the rules.

i am looking for some people to help for a short while after school this friday.

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day 2 is in the books

September 3, 2014
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please turn in the forms (outlined below) and turn in your fees!  ($50 for winds/brass, $30 for percussion and rhythm section).  ASAP.  let me know if something is up.

varsity band – find me (before school, lunch, after school) if you need music.  be sure to check important dates.  we need the money!

beginning band – go to the beginning band section on the right hand side!  check out everything for week 1.  forms and parent homework is due tomorrow!

percussion – sorry I was late.  parent homework (updated) for thursday.  

jazz band – first jazz review is due friday!  it will be posted as soon as this goes up.  get the money in!  thanks!

Welcome Back!

September 2, 2014
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check list:

varsity band (print all the stuff)

  1. band contract ASAP
  2. rental fee ASAP ($50 winds/brass, $30 percussion) majorettes and flags hold on
  3. Parent Homework (DUE THURSDAY)
  4. subscribe to the site! (you and your family!)

beginning band (print it out!)

  1. band contract ASAP
  2. rental fee ASAP ($50 winds/brass, $30 percussion) if you want to be a percussionist you need to e-mail me tonight.
  3. Parent Homework (DUE THURSDAY)
  4. subscribe to the site!  (everyone!!)
  5. print rules and get a binder by FRIDAY

jazz band

  1. band contract ASAP
  2. rental fee ASAP ($50 winds/brass, $30 for rhythm section)
  3. Parent Homework (due thursday)
  4. subscribe to the site
  5. print rules and get a binder by FRIDAY


  1. create a name tag by wednesday (on a full sheet of paper, big so I can see it)
  2. Parent Homework (DUE THURSDAY) if you are in multiple bands 1 is ok.
  3. grab a binder and print rules by Friday
  4. maintenance fee $30 ASAP
  5. subscribe to the site!! (you and your grandmother)

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A Music Educator with a strong love for percussion. At Lane Tech we work on building confidence and proficiency in music. You can reach me at aflygt@cps.edu. Be sure to follow us on twitter!!! @LaneTechHSMusic. THIS IS NOT A COMMUNICATION AVENUE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS.