Fertitta Middle School
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9905 West Mesa Vista Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89148

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Last Updated: March 28, 2015

Congratulations to the Advanced Band for another SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE at the CCSD Concert band festival!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO JOSH SALVADORE!!! HE WAS SELECTED TO BE A PART OF THE FIRST EVER MIDDLE SCHOOL HONOR JAZZ BAND! HE WILL BE PERFORMING APRIL 11TH AT THE L.V.A. LOWDEN THEATER!!


INTERMEDIATE BAND FESTIVAL APRIL 8
WE WILL LEAVE AFTER SCHOOL, WE WILL HAVE A SHORT REHEARSAL AND SOME PIZZA BEFORE WE LEAVE. 7PM PERFORMANCE TIME AT CANYON SPRINGS H.S.!! THERE WILL BE A SHORT CLINIC IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE PERFORMANCE.  WE SHOULD BE BACK TO FERTITTA AT APPROXIMATELY 8:30PM.  WE WILL TRAVEL VIA SCHOOL BUS TO AND FROM C.S.H.S. PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND IF POSSIBLE, AND CAN TAKE THEIR CHILD FROM C.S.H.S. AFTER WE ARE DONE.

LAS VEGAS ACADEMY JAZZ FESTIVAL IS APRIL 10 AND 11.  WE'VE BEEN INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS
NON-COMPETITIVE FORMAT FESTIVAL! WE PERFORM FRIDAY, THE 10TH AT 10:30AM AT THE LVA LOWDEN THEATER (CLARK AND 9TH ST)
THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR JAZZ STUDENTS TO PERFORM FOR WORLD CLASS JAZZ MUSICIANS AND EDUCATORS AND RECEIVE SOME GREAT FEEDBACK IN A CLINIC FORMAT.
WE WILL TRAVEL VIA SCHOOL BUS.  WE WILL ALSO GO TO THE CONTAINER PARK FOR LUNCH. SO PLEASE BRING SOME MONEY. WE SHOULD HOPEFULLY BE BACK TO FERTITTA BY THE END OF THE SCHOOL DAY.


ADVANCED BAND SPRING TRIP INFO
NEXT PAYMENT OF $100 DUE AT THE END OF FEBRUARY
LAST PAYMENT OF APPROXIMATELY $100 DUE AT THE END OF MARCH

Advanced Band will be travelling to Disneyland to participate in the Studio Recording Session like last year. The trip is OPTIONAL, but we hope all will be able to participate.  It is the weekend of April 17-18.  We will leave early Friday morning via charter motor coach, will stay overnight at the Ramada Maingate (across from Disneyland), students will have a 2 day park hopper ticket to use at The Magic Kingdom and California Adventure, and will participate in the recording session with one of the Disney Conductors.
The cost for this trip is $262. (sorry for the change again!)  Students can use their profits from the fall fundraiser (and the balance from any other fundraiser they have done the previous 2 years). This cost covers: travel, hotel, park entrance for two days and the recording session.
There is a non-refundable $50 deposit due January 30.
    
  
 
The Calendar link on the left is now current and as accurate as it can be for now. Please click on the link to mark your calendars for important dates!!


You should have brought in the $40 band fee by now.  Regarding all money to ever be paid at Fertitta M.S., we don't accept checks, so please pay in cash or money order.

JAZZ BAND SCHEDULE FOR 3/30-4/3
MONDAY - NO BAND
TUESDAY - NO BAND
WEDNESDAY - NO BAND
THURSDAY - JAZZ BAND 10-noon with BBQ Burgers after til 1pm.
FRIDAY - NO BAND
                                                      
Contact Mr. Reid with any questions at
reidls@interact.ccsd.net


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