Welcome to Mr. McGrogan's
6th, 7th & 8th Grade
Instrumental Music class!
Welcome to the 2020-2021 CAMS South School Year! Certainly, a year like no other! Please use this website as a resource for any information you may need to have a successful experience in the CAMS South Band. I will update this site as more information becomes available.
PLEASE NOTE: All BAND LESSONS classes will meet in the "CAMS SOUTH 678th Grade Band" Google Classroom. I have posted my master teaching schedule in the Resources section of this site. For those that have not yet accepted the invite to my Google Classroom, you can gain access with this link:
Parents, please help your son or daughter remember when they have Band Lessons and Activities Period Band. All Band dates will be listed here as they become available. Lessons are on the students schedule this year, but because of the Virtual A/B schedule, they are a bit different than years past. Classes that are listed as 1A, 1B or 1C will meet on Mondays and Tuesdays. Classes that are listed as 2A, 2B OR 2C will meet on Thursdays and Fridays. Please check the CAMS South Daily Virtual Schedule for the times that each individual course begins and ends.
Beginning on Monday, August 31, band students will need to have their Instrument and Standard of Excellence (SOE) Books with them for Band Lesson classes. Students should have any SOE books that they may have used with them, such as the Red Book 1, Blue Book 2 and Green Book 3. Generally speaking:
6th Grade Band works out of Red Book 1
7th Grade Band generally starts out reviewing some of Red Book 1 as they progress into Blue Book 2
8th Grade generally starts out in Blue Book 2, but they can be looking ahead into Green Book 3
We will be obtaining subscriptions to Smart Music for all band students this year. Many of you used this in the Spring. This online Music Performance platform will give us access to thousands of music titles, as well as all of the Method Books listed above. Some students prefer to read their music from paper, others like the online format. Either way will work with Smart Music, so let me know by email if you need to order paper copies of any of the Method Books we will be using this year.
CAMS Band News
Upcoming CAMS South Band Events
Fri, Oct 25, 2019 - CASD Band Night Rehearsal - 8:30 am - 10:00 am - CASHS Trojan Stadium
Fri, Oct 25, 2019 - CASD Band Night - 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm - CASHS Trojan Stadium
Thurs, Jan 23, 2020 - CAMS South Band Winter Band Concert - 7:00 pm @ CASHS
Mon, Apr 6, 2020 - CASD Jazz Night - 7:00 pm - CAMS North Auditorium
Tues, May 12, 2020 - CAMS South Spring Band Concert - 7:00 pm @CASHS
Mon, Aug 3 - Fri, Aug 7, 2020 - CASHS Band Camp - Plan ahead, 8th graders!
***Please avoid scheduling other events on any of the dates listed above***