Strings, Concert Band,
Bulldog Band, Jazz band!
Welcome to Orinda Intermediate School’s instrumental music program! Please read the information below to become acquainted with classroom policy. Students will receive a hard copy for parent signature of acknowledgement.
I look forward to a great year of music making!
Mr. Mazmanian “Mr. Maz”
No Instruments needed the first day of school!!
For daily participation:
Instruments in working order, with name clearly marked on and in the case.
Neck strap, cork grease, valve oil, slide cream, swab etc. for winds
Rosin, shoulder pad, extra strings, cleaning cloth for strings.
Music folder (provided)
Instruments may dropped off in class before school and picked up immediately after school.
Be in your place on time w/instrument and music ready to play
Have your music learned and prepared to play
Be attentive to the conductor
Be considerate of others
Food, drink, gum, hats, cell phones
Talking, or playing instrument out of turn
Touching any instrument not your own
Grades are based on…
Observing the “Classroom rules” 25%
Having instrument, accessories, and music in class daily 25%
Playing and written exams 25%
Attendance and participation at all our concert performances 25%
Missing, being late, or leaving early from a performance results in a lower grade.
Daily practice is a must for anyone expecting to earn a grade of B or higher in band or orchestra. Private lessons also make a huge difference in mastering an instrument and learning new and challenging music. The specialized one-on-one help, which I cannot provide in our classroom setting, is invaluable.
For students interested and committed to switching instruments in order to balance our instrumentation (i.e. bassoon, French horn, tuba, trombone, baritone, viola, and double bass) we have a limited number of instruments available. Let me know of your interest!
Please reserve the following PERFORMANCE DATES and note our specific concert dress!
Changes and additions in dates or venues will be announced as they arise.
December , 2016 Winter Concert, 7:00pm, OIS
March , 2017 Band Concert, 7:00pm, Miramonte High School
June , 2017 Spring Concert/Open House, 6:00pm, OIS
Girls – Black dress, or black blouse with black pants/ long skirt, black dress shoes
Boys – Black suit, white dress shirt, long tie, black pants, black socks and dress shoes
Jazz Band meets Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings at 7:45am. Auditions (tba) are open to those enrolled in the instrumental music program with priority given to students in the 7th and 8th grade.