Rotolo 7th Grade Band!

Music…it's a way of life!

Encore! Encore!…Band Camp! :)




I’ve received a ton emails demanding Encore Summer Music Camp information, and we finally have it!!!   Because so many people are interested in signing up already, I have a feeling this summer is going to be the best yet – so make sure to get those registration forms in to the Batavia Park District by Friday, June 8th to reserve your spot! 🙂

For more information, and registration forms click Encore Music Camp Info & Registration (4 pages)!

Flat attack!


Today, we talked all about flats! What they look like, what they do, what order they’re in, where they go in our key signature…the fun never stops! 😉

We will be having a small quiz over these flats (and the sharps we are talking about tomorrow) on Friday – so make sure to use the paper we went over in class as a study buddy!

I’ve attached THE FLAT worksheet in case you forgot it at school – review a little every day to keep it fresh in your head!

All-City Band 2012!


THE BIGGEST BATAVIA BAND CELEBRATION IS BACK! Come hear every one of your school bands, from 5-12 grades, perform all in one place!

When: Monday, March 12
Where: BHS Gymnasium
Time: 6:15pm call-time for musicians, 7:00pm concert start time
Wear: Red long-sleeved RMS band polo, black pants/socks/shoes
Bring: Instrument (from home), Folding music stand, Band binder

March is “Music in Our Schools” month – thanks for showing your support! 🙂

Solo & Ensemble TOMORROW!


Good luck to all of the performers!  Check out the presentation below for tips towards an enjoyable experience!  (Make it FULL SCREEN hidden to the right to see it all!)

S&E Cici’s Pizza Night!


Get some extra practice on your Solo & Ensemble music by performing at Cici’s Pizza on Randall Rd. this Monday, January 30th between 5-8pm! Please go HERE to sign up for a performance time – or just come by to support your friends! We will also receive 10% of the night’s sales back to our music program!

C U @ Cici’s! 🙂

Step it up!


I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! When we come back from break on Monday, November 28th, we have our 2nd annual INSTRUMENT STEP-UP NIGHT! Come by between 7-8:30pm to the Multipurpose room for a no-pressure opportunity to play on an intermediate or professional model instruments and mouthpieces.

Please see THIS INVITATION for more information – we hope to see you there! 🙂

Extra! Extra!…credit! :)


You have a chance to earn extra credit for band every day this week! Each afternoon, I will post a new video, along with some questions about what you just watched – complete them, and you get 3 points…
that’s 15 free points by Friday!

Go to the “Extra Credit” page to the right, and watch the video/fill out the form that you see for that day. All forms will be posted at 4pm, and will close at 7am the next day – so make sure to get in while you still can!

Do just one, or do every single one –
all points will go on THIS trimester’s grade!

See what’s being said about the BFAC!


We loved playing in the new Fine Arts Centre so much – we just had to share!

That’s a rap!


Great job at the concert last night everyone – you sounded, AND LOOKED, great! It’s so much fun to show off all of our hard work, and what a gorgeous place to do it in, right!?

Even though we’ve had a concert, and you have a long weekend – don’t forget about your ONLINE PRACTICE JOURNAL!  See you all Monday where we’ll start preparing for our Veteran’s Day Assembly concert in TWO WEEKS!

Introducing: The ONLINE Practice Journal!


If you look over to the right, you’ll notice a new page titled “Practice Journal” – this is your new best friend!  Instead of accidentally forgetting your practice journal at school or losing it among your piles of homework – you can now do your practice journal on your computer!

Every week, each student must fill out this practice journal by Monday at noon (at the latest) and you will receive 8 points each time!  There will be a paper practice journal still available, but I highly recommend doing this so you can access it anywhere you have the internet!  Feel free to come in to use our computers to complete these assignments too!

Your first one is due by this Monday, October 24th!

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