Mrs. Paquette


    Instruments need to be brought to school on Aug 31.  Student’s names should be on both ends and inside the case.  Please use really sticky labels or tape.  Replace name labels throughout the year, as needed.  Keep a pencil inside the case at all times.


    Supplies needed:  A black one inch, three ring binder, with 40 clear sheet protectors, and a pencil.  

    These should be kept in case, and replenished as needed.

    All Saxophones – neck strap, swab, mouthpiece brush, cork

          grease, six (6) medium or #3 Vand Doren reeds.  Tenor and Bari Sax = # 2 Van Doren reeds.

    Trumpet/Cornet, Baritone, and Tuba – valve oil, tuning slide grease, “snake”, mouthpiece brush, soft cloth.

    Trombone – slide oil or cream, tuning slide grease, “snake”, mouthpiece brush, soft cloth.

    Percussion  - Jazz Drum sticks.

    Guitar and Bass – extra strings, picks.


    Concert Dress Code

    Jazz Band Shirt (we will order), Khaki dress pants, dress shoes (no sneakers).


    ********Students will need to wear this for all concerts**********

              Except the May concert, where they will wear concert black

              and white (so they don’t have to change between performances).



    email:  mary.paquette@lcps.org



    This is not a graded class.  This class is considered “resource”.  Any practicing you do, outside of the school day, for this class counts toward your concert band practice slip.  Playing during the jazz class DOES NOT count toward your concert band practice slip.


    Dec. 9Concert - 7th grade band and 8th Grade JAZZ BANDSauditorium7:00 p.m.

    Dec. 20
    7th grade assembly - 8th grade performanceauditorium9:00 a.m.

    Mar. 15All District Jazz Band Auditions (for those who are interested)Farmwell Station MS6:00 p.m.

    Apr. 26 & 28
    All District Jazz Band (for those who were selected)Briar Woods HS9:00 - 5:00

    Apr. 27
    Loudoun County Jazz Band Festival/AssessmentBriar Woods HS4:00 - 9:00 pm

    May 25
    Concert - 8th grade concert band and JAZZ BANDauditorium7:00 p.m.

    ***Other dates may be added throughout the year.  The Jazz Band is

    often invited to play at various events in the community.  

    You will be notified of such invitations as soon as we learn about them.


Last Modified on September 14, 2016