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The North Scott High School Instrumental Music
Department is launching our Band Mentoring
Program this year, involving the top NSHS Junior and Senior
band students and 8th grade band students.
Here is how it works:
All interested 8th Grade students will be assigned a mentor (on
their instrument) from the high school. When all mentors/mentees
have been paired up, we will host a get-together at the high school
for all involved. This will give
the 8th grade students (and their parents) a chance to meet the
high school mentor. After the initial meeting, the pairs
will meet at least once every two weeks, either at the high school
(before or after school) or at one of their homes.
The time and place will be determined individually, week by week.
The mentors will be helping them with music,
giving them pointers on playing their instrument, answering questions
about the high school band program, and
just getting to know the 8th grade students.
This program is intended to not only utilize the fine upperclassmen
leadership at the high school level, but also to
peer-tutor the 8th grade musicians and ease their transition into
the high school band program. Throughout the year, mentees
may be invited by the mentors to attend some pep band performances,
and will perform alongside their
mentors for one song in the final Symphonic Band and Jazz Band concerts
in May. We are very excited about this program, and urge you
to consider being a part of it. It is completely free of charge,
as our high school students are donating their time for the continued
success of the 7-12 band program.
If you are interested, please email Mike McMann at: email@example.com
or call (563)285-3317. We will have mentors for both jazz
and concert instruments, so please specify.
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