Great Uniform Night!

Thank you to all the families who came to the IA Uniform Night last evening! We were able to fit almost the entire crowd in about 1 hour from the time our general meeting concluded! Mr. LaNoue and I would like to thank you all so much for attending last night and thank you to our all our volunteers who assisted with the evening. As we get approach the Labor Day weekend, please be safe and keep practicing to improve your musicianship.

Thanks again!

Mr. Wolf

Reminder!! Tomorrow night!!

ATTENTION ALL IA MUSIC FAMILIES!
The Music Boosters request your attendance for Music Night
Tuesday, August 28, 7-9:30 pm in the ISC

All Students and Parents should attend.
This is our only uniform fitting for the year.

There will be a half hour Orientation and Welcome Program
Concert Attire distribution will follow.

Young men will need a deposit of $140 plus $20 cleaning fee plus $17.50 for shirt and bowtie.

Young ladies new to the program buy their IA Concert Dress, $48.

Please wear a camisole or light tee for easier fitting.
Make checks to IACCMB

IA Concert Attire 2012-13

Young men: Borrowed Tuxedo Jacket and Pants, Purchased Tuxedo Shirt and Bowtie with your black shoes and socks. We do not use the black plastic buttons that come with the shirts.

Young ladies: IA Concert Dress with your black shoes (flat/low heel) and black or neutral stockings – the dress should be hemmed to floor length. Jewelry should be inconspicuous.

You will need to hem your dress or the tux pants for your concert shoes.
Hand sewing the hem or using iron-on tape are the best methods. DO NOT use duct tape.
DO NOT CUT OR ALTER THE IA TUXEDO!
Please help us to maintain tuxes by making minor repairs like sewing on a button, repairing a small tear, or fixing a zipper. Tux pants have slides that adjust the waist size within a three inch range.

Tuxedo jackets and pants are borrowed yearly. Each young man will owe a $140 deposit (to cover replacement and damage to the tuxedo jacket and pants) plus a yearly cleaning fee of $20. The full $140 will be returned after the student’s final concert in the IA Music Program if both items are returned in good condition.

It is your responsibility to take proper care of and dry- clean these garments between performances. They will be collected immediately following each of the spring concerts. You will need to bring a change of clothes to that concert. If you have fit or function problems mid-year, contact the Chair.

If you will not be performing in the June concert or leave the program earlier, you must arrange to return your jacket and pants beforehand to receive your deposit in full.

Shirts, bowties and dresses are the property of each student.

Ladies’ dresses are machine or hand washable in cold water and a mild detergent using the gentle wash/dry cycle. Use only a cool iron – polyester setting.

Tuxedo jackets, pants, and bowties need to be professionally dry-cleaned. Tuxes may be sent to the cleaner between concerts. If needed, pants and jackets can be pressed using the wool setting on your iron. Music Boosters collect and clean all jackets and pants yearly.

Shirts can be laundered in warm water and pressed on the poly setting. No bleach.

Lisa Martin, Uniform Chair (248) 646-4587 MadforMaui@comcast.net

Uniform Information

ATTENTION ALL IA MUSIC FAMILIES!
The Music Boosters request your attendance for Music Night
Tuesday, August 28, 7-9:30 pm in the ISC

All Students and Parents should attend.
This is our only uniform fitting for the year.

There will be a half hour Orientation and Welcome Program
Concert Attire distribution will follow.

Young men will need a deposit of $140 plus $20 cleaning fee plus $17.50 for shirt and bowtie.

Young ladies new to the program buy their IA Concert Dress, $48.

Please wear a camisole or light tee for easier fitting.
Make checks to IACCMB

IA Concert Attire 2012-13

Young men: Borrowed Tuxedo Jacket and Pants, Purchased Tuxedo Shirt and Bowtie with your black shoes and socks. We do not use the black plastic buttons that come with the shirts.

Young ladies: IA Concert Dress with your black shoes (flat/low heel) and black or neutral stockings – the dress should be hemmed to floor length. Jewelry should be inconspicuous.

You will need to hem your dress or the tux pants for your concert shoes.
Hand sewing the hem or using iron-on tape are the best methods. DO NOT use duct tape.
DO NOT CUT OR ALTER THE IA TUXEDO!
Please help us to maintain tuxes by making minor repairs like sewing on a button, repairing a small tear, or fixing a zipper. Tux pants have slides that adjust the waist size within a three inch range.

Tuxedo jackets and pants are borrowed yearly. Each young man will owe a $140 deposit (to cover replacement and damage to the tuxedo jacket and pants) plus a yearly cleaning fee of $20. The full $140 will be returned after the student’s final concert in the IA Music Program if both items are returned in good condition.

It is your responsibility to take proper care of and dry- clean these garments between performances. They will be collected immediately following each of the spring concerts. You will need to bring a change of clothes to that concert. If you have fit or function problems mid-year, contact the Chair.

If you will not be performing in the June concert or leave the program earlier, you must arrange to return your jacket and pants beforehand to receive your deposit in full.

Shirts, bowties and dresses are the property of each student.

Ladies’ dresses are machine or hand washable in cold water and a mild detergent using the gentle wash/dry cycle. Use only a cool iron – polyester setting.

Tuxedo jackets, pants, and bowties need to be professionally dry-cleaned. Tuxes may be sent to the cleaner between concerts. If needed, pants and jackets can be pressed using the wool setting on your iron. Music Boosters collect and clean all jackets and pants yearly.

Shirts can be laundered in warm water and pressed on the poly setting. No bleach.

Lisa Martin, Uniform Chair (248) 646-4587 MadforMaui@comcast.net

Welcome Back!!

Hello Parents!!

I hope you are all ready for a great school year! I am very much looking forward to seeing you all again or meeting you for the first time! I will be requiring a new technique book for all string players this year and will be placing an order from school. The book is called “Expressive Techniques for Orchestra” by K. Brungard. The book sells for $9.95 per book and I plan to put in an order this coming Monday. If you would like me to order the book, please write a check to Bloomfield Hills Schools with the subject line “Orch Book for (Student Name)” and have your daughter or son give me the check.

Also, if you are in need of new strings (each musician should have one extra set) or any other accessories for the school the Shar Music company in Ann Arbor is having a 10% off sale on strings. Also, I will offer my services if your family is interested in upgrading your musicians instrument. I believe it is very important to have a great instrument to be part of a great ensemble! Here is the link to the site for your connivence. http://www.sharmusic.com/thomastik81512.html

Also, we will be having a welcome back meeting for all music families on August 28. We will be distributing uniforms after the meeting and discuss the upcoming school year, the history of the program, lessons, expectations, your role as an IA parent and introduce Mr. Eric LaNoue.

To keep you informed please make sure you are following our blog at http://iamusicboosters.org/ which has has our calendar and updates to school news and ways you can help to support the IA Music department.

Welcome back and talk to you soon,

Scott

Welcome to Mr. LaNoue

The IA would like to welcome Mr. Eric LaNoue to the International Academy Staff! Mr. LaNoue was selected out of a fantastic pool of over 100 applicants for the vacancy. We were very lucky to have over 50 students, parents and staff  from the IA family watch our interview process on Wednesday and give their feedback on each of the candidates. Each candidate was evaluated by the panel of performers and guests and all ranked Mr. LaNoue with high marks. While each of our candidates brought a new and exciting energy to our music program, Mr. LaNoue exhibited the type of inquisitive pursuit of knowledge and passion for music that will help our students be successful their musical journey.

His philosophy is as follows:

Of Education:

  • Public education creates increasingly informed citizens, who are more equipped to contribute to society
  • Education allows students the opportunity to explore possible careers and interests
  • Education helps socialize students with their peers and learn to negotiate relationships, responsibilities, etc.
  • Public education encourages students’ curiosity, and cultivates lifelong learners
  • Education can and should be a force for social justice, allowing students to gain access to future opportunities not because of their background, but because of their effort, intellect, and achievement.

Of Music Education:

  • Music education exposes students to forms of music they might not otherwise encounter.
  • Music education develops audiational skills that can be applied to any kind of music for the rest of their lives, as performers, creators, or listeners.
  • Music education helps students connect to many cultures, including their own, historically and currently, and in a more informed and analytical way.
  • Music education cultivates virtues of commitment, responsibility to the group or team, patience, and commitment to excellence.
  • Music education can and should give students new ways to express themselves as individuals.
  • Music education should reflect the needs and interests of the students, their community, and their culture.

Please welcome Mr. LaNoue to the IA Family and join us in the support of this great music program!

Music Interview Help!!!

Dear IA music students and families,

As you are aware we have lost Mr. Ash as our great music teacher to his own high school music program. He has always hoped that he would be able to go back and make that program great. While this is a big loss for us, we have the potential of gaining another great teacher in the next few days and we need your help!!

The IA has selected 4 teaching candidates to fill the open teaching position. We need you, as music students and parents to join in the interview process. The candidates will need a band to conduct and an audience to evaluate next week, Wednesday, August 8. The candidates will begin working with the band at 9am however, we need to have as many band students as possible to give us feedback. IA East will also be sending over musicians to assist our process.

If you are interested in performing for this ensemble, you will need to be at IA on Wednesday from 8:30am to about 12pm with your instrument. You will be sight reading a work with each of the teaching candidates and we will ask you to evaluate each of them at the end of the day.

Any music student (Band, Orchestra, Choir and IB Music) or music parent is welcome to watch the rehearsal and give feedback about the candidate. I cannot express this enough that we want the best possible candidate to be our music teacher well into the future and we need your help!

-If you can join us on Wednesday, August 8 at 8:30am, please reply to me swolf@bloomfield.org with your name and instrument.

-If you would like to watch the interviews and give feedback, please reply to me swolf@bloomfield.org with the ensemble you represent.

-If you are a music parent, please reply to Mrs. Martin madformaui@comcast.net

I look forward to hearing from as many people as possible!

Thank you for your help and dedication to a great music program,

Mr. Wolf