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Welcome to the Las Colinas Music Program!

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                  Hello and Welcome to ...

    Las Colinas Band & Music Appreciation!

    ===== The Off Beats =====

    Our after-school jazz band for Camarillo area music students!

    Mondays & Fridays  Las Colinas Room D7  3:30 - 4:30 pm, starting October 4th.  Please email Reese Copsey  if you have questions.

    Some performances from the past Join us!

    Register with SOKM.net  Register for The Off Beats

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    If you are interested in the band elective class, please send an email to Reese Copsey.  I can call you and answer questions or possibly even set up a Zoom session with parents and student.  Thanks!

    Please fill out and submit the Band Student Survey Form if you are interested in being in the Las Colinas band elective class.

       (6th, 7th, & 8th grade students at any level are invited!)

             Incoming Band Student Survey

    Visit our "Virtual Band Performance" page - tab on the left margin or click:

              The Las Colinas Advanced Band Virtual Tour

    Join the Band flyer

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     A sample of the Las Colinas Advanced Band virtual Solo/Ensemble Concert April 2021

      These students had never even been in the same classroom or practiced together this last year!

          Calypso Morning              Over the Rainbow - DUET

     

                         For additional information about instruments: 

                                  Be Part of the Band

    Please click on the following link to listen to samples of music of the different instruments of the band.  HOWEVER... our school "concert band" elective class only includes woodwinds (flute, clarinet, saxophone), brass instruments (trumpet, French horn, baritone horn, trombone), and percussion (bells/xylophone and concert drums percussion instruments).  The elective class at school does not include the "orchestra" string instruments.

                                                  Instruments of the Orchestra

    You are invited to choose band as your "elective" class for this year!  This is part of your regular school day class schedule!

            -- Send an email to me   rcopsey@pvsdcamarillo.org 

                Please include any musical instrument playing experience you have (what instrument & how long you have played)

                      --or--  Send an email to our school counselor Mr. Kline  jkline@pleasantvalleysd.org  

    You are welcome to contact me any time with quesions or issues at my email addresses below.  I check all of them frequently and this may be the easiest way to reach me.  Thanks!  ~ Reese Copsey

     rcopsey@pvsdcamarillo.org  - for student emails directly to me

     rcopsey@copseysmusic.net  - music related communications to parents

                  (to help keep separate from other school emails)

     rcopsey@pleasantvalleysd.org  - regular Las Colinas teacher school email

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     === Optional extra time for Band ===

    -- practice 20 minutes to 1 hour a day/ 5 days a week to increase your playing skills

    -- play the music in the "Concert Music" or "Classroom Music" folders in Google Classroom

    -- play coin line solos and move up "Levels"

    -- and HAVE FUN playing!


    KEEP PLAYING!



    Welcome!  Our classes are part of the school electives as part of your regular school class schedule.  And we get to meet every day!  The requirements for the different classes are under "Band Classes" (click on "Pages" at the top).  Please email me at if you have any questions.



            --  Band Instruments may be available to borrow from the school district, based on financial need. If you are interested, please fill out this request form  Instrument Request Form  or email to request a form.  You may scan and email it to me or leave it at the school office as soon as possible. 


    Band Homework ("homeplay") - Keep practicing! 

                  20 minutes - 1 hour a day/ 5 days a week!

    Weekly assignments, "homework", and resources are posted in Google Classroom.  There is a weekly "Slides" with agendas for each day. 

    You may see a summary for your class by clicking on this link: 

                      Weekly Assignments - not yet linked



    Las Colinas Bands – Upcoming Performances & Events

             -- Not yet scheduled!
     


    Past Performances

       Music from our performances is posted on Google Classroom.  Please email rcopsey@pleasantvalleysd.org if you don't have the Class code.

       The Las Colinas Advanced Band plays Music from Frozen  (Spring Concert - May 2015)   http://youtu.be/ePrrv_xwYEw

       The Las Colinas Advanced Band plays Music from Moana  (Spring Concert - May 2017)   Music from Moana


    Ventura County Middle School Honor Band

    Auditions - not yet determined


            The Off Beats

    Auditions in September 2021 - I'm anticipating that we will be together again!

    If you are interested, please just send me an email.  Thanks!

    "The Off Beats" is our after-school jazz band (click on "Pages" at the top)
    Auditions for Off Beats are in September & January, after school at Las Colinas. Membership is by audition, not based on what grade you are in. Registration and a donation is requested to pay for the cost of the program https://sokm.net/classes/the-off-beats-6/ .  Audition requirements are in "The Off Beats" page at top left  Audition Requirements.  Please email rcopsey@pvsdcamarillo.org or see me to schedule an appointment.

    If things are back to "normal", we will meet in the Las Colinas Band Room D7, Mondays & Thursdays 3:30 - 4:30 pm from October through May.  Students from all schools are welcome!  Join us!! 

    Music from performances posted on Google Classroom.  Please email me at rcopsey@pvsdcamarillo.org if you don't have the Class code.

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    Off Beats Performances & Events

    Our performances from the beginning of last year Google Classroom Class code  44ulvkl

    https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1MEipQzD12R7Gm0oeFY4LAAgPXmLKlxea

    Our performance at the Camarillo Health Care Center last June 2019.

       Cam Health Care Center 6/3/19

    Music from last year performances is posted in Google Classroom Class code pqj6blz   https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/MTY1MTk2MTYyNTha.

    or previous years....  https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1PSRNKG_Pnws4-3KuGad8RR4EngCdq4_P

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    Off Beats Performances & Events... even though it didn't work out this year...!!!  ... keep playing.  You can play along with the recordings posted above.


    Resources

    Students may sign up for the after-school band program that starts at the end of September, including The Off Beats jazz band, :-( postponed for right now :-( .  The after-school music program includes classes with guitar, strings (violin, cello, etc) and orchestra and other programs.  Information is on the SOKM website.  Current information on all PVSD band activities, flyers, & forms you can download are available on the Save Our Kids Music website .

    For 35 minutes of inspiration ("It's your choice...")  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lrXTvOTncU

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    For you on your birthday...  

      "Happy Birthday!"    Just click on this link  

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        Camarillo Community Band

    Music from our Camarillo Community Band Concerts in 2018 and 2019.  Click the following link to play music from our concerts: 

     CamCommBand concerts 2018-2019    and    July 2021

    Please email Reese Copsey  if you can't get access.  Also, visit the Camarillo Community Band website http://www.camarillocommunityband.com  or send an email to the  Camarillo Community Band email .



        And...  Don't forget about high school!

    Adolfo Camarillo High School Band website at http://www.achsmusic.com/
    Rancho Campana High School Music  https://www.rchsmusic.com
    Rio Mesa High School Band website at  http://rmhsband.tripod.com/

          An invitation from ACHS 

    ACHS information - Aug 2021
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    Here's our guest artist concert from 2019 featuring trumpeter James Blackwell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qm-vHbLm0Vs

    Here's the album from 2020 featuring Danny House: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipN5YFtVYIy_0rtP26m7OADROGe2Ojp9lBvd2UXmnD2p3Fqghzz3Y019t9avCOKaCQ?key=dUZRakdNa2JaQWVRRlJNaUNmSTFFNEFlSEZNVGZB

     


     

    Please get in touch to offer comments or if you have questions...  You're welcome to email me:

    rcopsey@pvsdcamarillo.org  - for student emails directly to me

    rcopsey@copseysmusic.net  - music related communications to parents

                  (to help keep separate from other school emails)

     rcopsey@pleasantvalleysd.org  - regular Las Colinas teacher school email

    Have a great day!   Thanks, Reese Copsey

    Take Note!   copyright © 2008 Copsey's Music
    Band is not a spectator sport!

    "It's amazing how much natural talent you have when you practice your instrument... 1 hour a day, 5 days a week, ... for a couple years ..."

    Thank you for visiting!

    Have a great day!  ... and when you have time ...
    KEEP PLAYING!   copyright © 2008 Copsey's Music