As part of Music In Our Schools Month, over 700 band students participated in an all district Centerville Band Showcase at CHS. Each band 6th/7th/8th/Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Symphony each showcased a song they have been working on then all students combined to play the Grand Finale, "America The Beautiful". This is such a spectacular event to see how many students participate in the program and to see the progress between grade levels. Can't wait to see what's in store for 2017! Read More
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Watts Middle School Band
Band Director - Sheila Reynolds
WELCOME TO WATTS BANDS 2016-17!
8th: Middle School Night w/CJB at Football Game, Friday 10/14
2 Hour Delay Band Schedule
Scheduled 2 Hour Delays - We will have band classes on the SCHEDULED 2 hour delays throughout the school year. Classes will begin at 9:45 a.m. If for some reason your child can't make that class due to transportation issues, please send me an email.
METRONOMES/TUNER: Students are working on counting, pacing, and playing a steady beat. We are also testing with a metronome to see if students can play accurately. Metronomes can be purchased from school for $30 for a tuner/metronome which will last them all the way through high school. There are also apps available for free or to purchase at a minimal price. Many students like to use TONAL ENERGY as it gives them a smiley face when they are in tune and also has a metronome. Some websites also offer a free metronome such as metronome.com Students with these apps are allowed to use their phones in band class.
Links for listening to recordings of concert music for practice chart and rehearsing
Centerville Band Showcase 2016Thursday, August 11, 2016
Stubbs Park 2015 - Smart Music Summer Band ConcertWednesday, August 12, 2015
Centerville 7th and 8th Grade Band students participated in a Summer Smart Music Band Program. Students checked off songs on Smart Music then attended a concert at Stubbs Park on Tuesday, August 11 with students from Magsig, Tower Heights and Watts. Students presented a concert playing the songs togetherwith an ice-cream social ending the event. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL STUDENTS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE SUMMER SMART MUSIC PROGRAM EVEN IF YOU WEREN'T ABLE TO ATTEND THE CONCERT! Read More
2014 Students Participate in Honor BandsWednesday, February 19, 2014
Congratulations to several band students who were selected to participate in 2 outstanding honor band opportunities. These students rehearsed music and performed with select students from our area as well as all over the state of Ohio in the OSU Honor Band and the OMEA District 12 Honor Band. These students were conducted by famous conductors and represented our school and our band program with talent and poise. OSU: Jenna Knight, 8th flute; Molly Bebko, 8th clarinet; Jonathon Tvarayanas, 7th french horn; OMEA: Isabella Dine, 7th trumpet; Gail Booth, 7th tuba. We are proud of your accomplishments! Read More
7-8 Fall Band Camp with UD NHBFriday, November 15, 2013
Wanted: Pictures/Recordings of ConcertsSunday, October 20, 2013
I would like to update this website with pictures from this school year 2013-14. If any parents have digital pictures of any of the band concerts, please send them to me so that I may post them on the band website and also on the bulletin board. Read More
Watts 6th Grade Band - Off to a Great Start!Thursday, September 12, 2013
The largest Watts 6th Grade Band in history, 88 strong, is off to a great start! We had our first full band rehearsal this week and students are playing with a good controlled sound. We are working on sounding professional and playing the 5 Note Warm-up and Mary Had A Little Lamb. Next week we plan to increase our repertoire. Read More
Students Earn Superior Rating at S & ESaturday, April 21, 2012
Several Watts band students participated in the OMEA Solo and Ensemble Contest Saturday, April 21 at Brookville High School. Students performed either a solo or an ensemble in front of an adjudicator and were evaluated on a variety of musical skills such as tone quality, musicianship, accuracy, rhythm, balance and dynamics. Students then were given a rating based on their overall performance with a I or Superior being the highest rating. All Watts students received a superior rating! Congratulations to the following student performers: Read More