Fertitta Middle School
9905 West Mesa Vista Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89148
Last Updated: February 6, 2018
CONGRATULATIONS to the following Firebirds who made the CCSD Honor Bands!
AJ Anderson - Oboe
Tristan Eaton - Clarinet
Kaylee May - Clarinet
Tyler Robbins - Clarinet
Levi Landers - Clarinet
Max Rasmussen - Bass Clarinet
Paolo Velikov - Bari Sax
Dray Whitehead - Trumpet
Jaden O'Brien - Trumpet
Alton Minnick - Trumpet
Shane Osness - Horn
Thomas Tighi - Trombone
James Navarro - Trombone
Merwan Parnell - Tuba
Brandon Tien - Tuba
Fertitta has the third most students in the entire district in honor bands! GREAT JOB FIREBIRDS!!!
Prefestival concert for Advanced Band is Feb. 22 at Spring Valley HS. Call Time is 5:30 at Spring Valley HS. Concert begins at 6pm. We are sharing this concert with Lawrence Jr High and Spring Valley HS! Students will also receive a short clinic on their performance. This is a GREAT educational opportunity and is mandatory.
Advanced Band students going to Disneyand:
Another fundraiser will begin Jan. 22. It's a candy bar sale. Their are 60 bars in a box. Sell all 60 and the students will receive $30 into their band account. Every box that is checked out will have to be sold in its entirety.
Last payment of $150 for the trip is due at the end of February.
NEW!! PRACTICE CHARTS!! Every student is expected to print a practice chart for every week and turn in every Monday for a formative grade.
Parents: Please make sure your band student is the only one handling the instrument. Younger (and older) brothers/sisters love to mess with instruments. They look like they're indestructible but THEY ARE NOT!
BRASS STUDENTS: PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE VALVE OIL (OR SLIDE CREAM FOR TROMBONES) AND SLIDE GREASE.
The $40 band fee was due Sept. 1.
Contact Mr. Reid with any questions at reidls@NV.ccsd.net
Here are some GREAT online tools to help you practice!
Another online Metronome
Listen for pitch accuracy
Listen to concert band music online