Welcome to the Las Colinas Music Program!
Hello and Welcome to ...
Las Colinas Band & Music Appreciation for 2nd Quarter!
and welcome to Distance Learning!
Zoom links are in your Google Classroom
Period 1 (Period 4) Beginning Band: Google Classroom Code: edqhnot
Regular Online Zoom Schedule: 8:40 - 10:15
Period 2 (Period 5) Intermediate Band: Google Classroom Code: biwabic
Regular Online Zoom Schedule: 10:35 - 12:05
Period 3 (Period 3B/6) Music Appreciation: Google Classroom Code: mmio2ye
Regular Online Zoom Schedule: 12:45 - 2:15
Monday October 26th - Onboarding for 2nd Quarter
Student Onboarding Schedule:
Period 1 8:45 - 9:30
Period 2 9:45 - 10:30
Period 3 10:45 - 11:30
Parent Onboarding Schedule:
Period 1 1:00 - 1:30
Period 2 1:45 - 2:15
Period 3 2:30 - 3:00
More detailed schedule information is in Google Classroom under "Stream". Parents/Guardians are not allowed to be present during Zoom classroom times. However, if you wish to log into Google Classroom under your student's firstname.lastname@example.org and password (on the Chrome book or your own computer), you may access the "Google Slides" for each week's Zoom teaching sessions and daily assignments.
1st & 3rd Quarter Links:
Period 1 Advanced Band: Google Classroom Code: ajadea4
After-School Band (optional) Monday & Thursday 3:15 - 3:45 (except holidays!)
Zoom link in Google Classroom
Period 2 Music Appreciation: Google Classroom Code: piq2bsf
Period 3 Music Appreciation: Google Classroom Code: jct72bp
During Distance Learning Zoom class links, assignments and links to necessary resources will be posted in Google Classroom.
Updated grades for turned in assignments will be available in Q ParentConnect/Student Connect. Additional information and feedback will sometimes be attached in the Gradebook or to returned assignments in Google Classroom (students may see comments on returned assignments in Google Classroom by clicking the "Classwork" tab and then selecting "View My Work"). Students may also email me Reese Copsey by using their student PVSD Gmail account.
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
email@example.com - for student emails directly to me
firstname.lastname@example.org - music related communications to parents
(to help keep separate from other school emails)
email@example.com - regular Las Colinas teacher school email
Visit our "Virtual Band Performance" page - tab on the left margin or click:
For additional information about instruments:
You are invited to choose band as you "elective" class for this year
This is part of your regular school day class schedule!
-- Send an email to me firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
===Optional for Band extra time in Google Classroom===
-- practice 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!
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!
Las Colinas Bands – Upcoming Performances & Events
-- Someday in the future!
Music from our performances is posted on Google Classroom. Please email firstname.lastname@example.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
For the immediate future - we will not be meeting until we can play together again as a group.... SORRY!...
If you are possiby interested in the future, 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. 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 email@example.com or see me to schedule an appointment.
When things get 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you don't have the Class code.
Off Beats Performances & Events
Our performances from the beginning of last year Google Classroom Class code 44ulvkl
... even tho' it's not quite time yet to get ready for Christmas.
Our performance at the Camarillo Health Care Center last June 2019.
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
Off Beats Performances & Events... even though it didn't work out this year...!!! ... keep playing. You can play along with the recordings posted above.
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
For you on your birthday...
"Happy Birthday!" Just click on this link
Las Colinas 8th Grade Band Awards - June 2020
Please click the link below for the Slide Show
Camarillo Community Band
Music from our Camarillo Community Band Concerts in 2018 and 2019. Click the following link to play music from our concerts: Camarillo Community Band Concerts
And... Don't forget about high school!
Please get in touch to offer comments or if you have questions... You're welcome to email me at email@example.com . 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