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Chase 

            David Chase comes to Prospect Ridge Academy from Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Chase holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from the University of Kansas and a Masters of Arts in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Central Missouri. Mr. Chase has performed with both professional orchestras and bands since 2006 and performed in Carnegie Hall in 2016. As an orchestra conductor Mr. Chase has worked as an assistant conductor with the Youth Symphony of Kansas City. Additionally, he has coached and conducted bands and orchestras ranging from 4thgrade to the advanced college level. He currently teaches both band and orchestra in Kansas City and is looking forward to working with the students at PRA next year. Mr. Chase is a brass specialist and his primary string instrument is the double bass. He enjoys both hiking, classical /jazz music and absolutely loves dogs! He is very excited to start his fifth year of teaching at PRA in the fall.

 

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Good Bye

Dear Students, staff and parents,
I regret to inform you that PRA has decided not to keep me for the next year, thus I have been let go. I am not sure if there will be a replacement for me or if the program has been cut entirely. It is with great sadness that I announce this news. I have worked very hard at PRA and have given all that I have to this institution. Thank you to all who helped me survive these last 2 grueling years. I especially hate to leave our students, however I am still the music director for the Broomfield Youth Symphony so if anyone wishes to continue to study with me please visit www.iamintermezzo.com for more info. Again, goodbye to all and I'd like to ask you not to be sad. In the words of composer Franz Shubert  "Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same."  PRA I will never forget you!
 
 
Deepest Regrets and Warmest Regards,
 
Mr. Chase

Google Classroom Codes

All, here are the codes to get into my online classes. Please email me with questions:
Concert band: epecreq
Campus band:vjcaydx
Concert Orch:q6oma2l
Campus Orch:4mbhcrl
3rd grade:ficpqw2
5th violin: haauho2
5th other strings: ruleiww
5th Woodwind&Tpt: p2pvofl
5th Low Brass/Perc: m4muaxe

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Worksheet

The 3rd grade has been studying the music, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" in class.
The following questions are designed to be a fun activity that the whole family can enjoy. You can watch the movie at home either on Amazon Prime, youtube or rent the DVD at our local library. I hope you all enjoy this fun assignment.
 

CHITTY-CHITTY BANG, BANG

(Answer the questions as best you can)

 

CHARACTERS Names

___________________           ______________________       ______________________       __________________

 

  • In what country is the first race set? USA    France    Spain
  • What will eventually happen to the race car? __________________________________________
  • How much is the car sold for?  10 shillings     50 shillings    30 shilling
  • What happens when the children run across the road?________________________________
  • The children’s father works as a(n) inventor bus driver      judge
  • Potts’ workshop is inside a giant seashell      school     windmill
  • Why is Mr. Pott mad at Ms. Truly? ____________________________________________________
  • What does the family use as napkins? Kleenex     the tablecloth       toilet tissue
  • Who do the children want to buy the car?____________________________________________
  • The “sweet” with holes in it becomes a hammer   saxophone      whistle
  • Does it work? YES    NO
  • The Baroness is       in love        B. scared
  • The town has been hiding children for 10 yrs.    B. 20 yrs.    C. 5 yrs.
  • What does Mr. Potts sing to Peter? ________________________________________________
    • stay still B. smell good   C. move
  • The dancing female toy is really who? A waitress      B. Grandma    C. Truly
  • . The dancing male puppet is really who?   Grandpa    B. Mr. Potts    C. Jeremy
  • Does the Baron like his gifts? YES        NO
  • How do the children get into the dancehall? ________________________________________
  • What do the children throw on the guest to keep them from leaving?______________
  • Who takes over the castle?_____________________________________________________________
  • How are the Baron and Baroness caught?_____________________________________
  • Who or what comes to the rescue?______________________________________
  • Why?_______________________
  • Who is waiting for the family when they get home?______________________________
  • What happens with Mr. Potts new candy?______________________________________
  • What is the ending song of the musical?__________________________________________Rate this musical (worst)   1   2   3   4   5  (best)

PRA BAND GOES TO THE PEPSI CENTER

The PRA band has been invited to the Colorado Mammoth's "Band Night," Friday April 17th at 7:30pm. There will be a cost of $15 per student. We would love to see as many PRA friends and family there as the band ROCKS THE PEPSI CENTER!
 
More info to come!
 
Mr. Chase

Enrollment

Enrollment time is here and it's time to start thinking about next year. First, there are several different class sections of band/orchestra floating out there right now. That will get fixed soon! In the meantime simply make sure you enroll in a band or orchestra class ASAP. After auditions are completed in May we will move students to the appropriate ensemble. Remember to enroll NOW to ensure you have a space in the program for next year!!!!!!!! Please email me with questions.
 
Chase

Final Festival Concert Rehearsal

All,
Monday morning we will begin our last massed ensemble rehearsal for the festival concert on Thursday. Concert band and Concert orchestra members must arrive by 7am. Choir members by 7:30am If you are currently enrolled in Campus band OR Campus orchestra you do not need to attend the rehearsal Monday. However, All ensemble will be performing at the concert Thursday.
Email with questions.
 
Mr. Chase

TYPO CORRECTION

THE FIRST FESTIVAL CONCERT REHEARSAL IS FOR CONCERT ENSEMBLE MEMBERS ONLY. IT IS TOMORROW FEB. 19 AT 7AM IN THE HS GYM. 
 
Sorry for the typo
 
Mr. Chase

What's going on in Instrumental Music this Week?

NO JAZZ BAND TUESDAY FEB. 18 We will have regular rehearsal Thursday Feb. 20 at our normal AM time.
 
FESTIVAL CONCERT REHEARSAL: Our first combined Festival Concert rehearsal will be this Wednesday Feb.18th from 7am to 8am in the HS gym. These rehearsals are mandatory for all concert ensemble members! Please arrive early so we can begin rehearsal at 7am sharp.

Up Coming Concerts

All,

The festival concert is quick approaching. The PRA Festival concert is on February 27th from 7pm to 8pm

Festival Concerts rehearsals will be on February 19th and 24th from 7am to 8am. THESE ARE MANDATORY FOR ALL CONCERT ENSEMBLE MEMBERS.

 

Instrumental Ensembles Playing in the Concert:

Concert Band

Concert Orchestra

Campus Orchestra

Jazz Band

Campus Band (TBD)

Soloists (TBD)

NO JAZZ BAND TOMORROW JAN 23

Mr. Chase will be attending a conference for the rest of the week. Jazz band and high strings classes are canceled. All classes will resume next week.
 
Mr. Chase

MS Honor Band Field Trip tomorrow

All,
For those middle school students selected to play in the Adams 12 MS honor band, some of the field trip times have changes. Please be in the band room at the start of first hour. We will depart PRA as close to 8:30am as possible. We now have a later return time of 4:30pm. Please plan accordingly.
 
Regards,
Mr. Chase

Jazz Band

Jazz Band Members,
Our first full rehearsal will be this Thursday January 9th, 2020. Rehearsal will begin promptly at 7:15am. Be sure to bring all the music that was handed out.
 
Mr. Chase

Athletic Bands Update

Folks here is our schedule for 2nd semester 
Basketball Game: January 31st 5:30pm and 7pm
                              Feb 10th at 5:30pm and 7pm
- Dinner will be provided both nights.

HS District Honor Band Participants

Again, congratulations for being the only charter school students in Adams 12 to be invited to this performance.
For those who have accepted their nomination to perform in district honor band here is the schedule.
1st rehearsal: Thursday Jan 9th from 4pm to 7pm at Horizon HS.
2nd rehearsal: Friday Jan 10th from 4pm to 8pm (Bring a snack!)
SHOW JAN 11TH:
8:30am to 11:30am
11:10am to 1pm LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
1pm to 2pm Concert run on Horizon HS Stage.
2:30pm meet in band room to get into groups
3pm Concert
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE TURNED IN YOUR LETTER OF INTENT BEFORE THE 9TH!!!!!!!!!! Scanned copies are fine.